Robert Kiefer and his wife, Carol Ponder, have written a book entitled “How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows and Toasts: A Workbook for Brides and the Men Who Love Them”. Written in workbook format, it leads brides and grooms through the creative process of writing their own vows.
Many of the couples we plan weddings with get married outside of a traditional place of worship. They tend to utilize the services of a professional officiant for their ceremony, but often do not stray too far from “standard” when putting together the words for the ceremony itself. I don’t think that is necessarily the couple’s fault – they are just going in the direction they are steered in by their officiant!
This workbook, on the other hand, does a great job of guiding couples through their vows and other spoken elements of the wedding, asking them to think about what will be said on such a momentous day in their lives, and gives them control to do something about it. You will be guided through:
- Vows (both his, hers and traditional)
- Value of the Rehearsal
- Toasts and Tributes
- Value of working with a Wedding Planner
- Poetry and Prose
If you are looking for something just a hair’s length away from the traditional to something completely unique and different, this book is for you! It does a great job of guiding the thought process from the contents of what you want to say and why you want to say it, to formatting and rearranging the words so that they also sound terrific when they are being said out loud on your wedding day.
For more information, testimonials, and to view sample pages from the workbook, visit their website!