Described as the reference book for readings and prayers spoken at weddings, "Words for Your Wedding" is a new do-it-yourself guide from two ministers who have officiated at hundreds of wedding ceremonies. The goal is to help overwhelmed couples find the most meaningful words for them: words they'll never forget on a day they'll never forget. Find practical advice on the order of the service, blessings and scripture passages. The authors have even included special sections for Jewish, Catholic and civil ceremonies as well as sections for those couples who want to write their own service or are renewing their vows. For additional information and to read more from the book, check out HarperOne's Browse Inside Words for Your Wedding. —Victoria Loustalot
Wedding Wisdom: Many couples choose to have large wedding parties, which can mean lengthy processionals. You can speed things up by forgoing the traditional two-by-two march in favor of groups of three. Or, choose a lively processional song that will encourage your attendants to walk a little more quickly down the aisle.