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  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Motivational & Inspirational
  • Language:English
  • Pages:54
  • eBook ISBN:9781628800487

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows and Toasts

A Workbook for Brides and the Men Who Love Them

by Robert Kiefer and Carol Ponder

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This book is for couples who want to write their own wedding vows, to express their love for each other openly, honestly, and beautifully. It is also for members of the wedding party and guests who wish to offer toasts and tributes at the many possible events surrounding your wedding day. This book leads you through a “kitchen-tested” process for writing vows and toasts and a step-by-step rehearsal process that also helps everyone deal with wedding day jitters and any fear of public speaking. We wrote this book because we want every couple to have a brilliant start to their marriage, so that they can be as happy as we have been for 36 years – and counting!


This is a workbook created to help anyone from any walk of life write and present beautiful words for a very special occasion.  It takes each person who uses it through a creative writing process, step by step, that is clear and really doable. Think about this: without the exchange of vows, a wedding is just a big party. You want your vows to be as special as your love for each other so that they provide the foundation for your marriage. You also want that special day – and all of the parties and events surrounding it – to be the best possible experience for all. The Best Man, Maid or Matron of Honor, parents of the bride, and anyone else who wants to offer a toast or tribute during wedding events will find here the same step-by-step writing and rehearsal processes that will allow them to speak confidently and beautifully on your behalf. You will find many inspirational quotes to help jump-start vows, toasts, and tributes, as well as a wealth of tips and good advice about how to plan your wedding day. The experts love this workbook! Dr. William C. Compton, author of An Introduction to Positive Psychology, wrote, “This wonderful little book will help you plan vows and toasts that truly speak from your hearts. As you work with it, this book will also deepen your understanding of why you and your partner have chosen to take this path together.” Angie Commons of Premier Bride wrote, “Thanks to Carol and Robert for writing this amazing book. Haven’t we all been to weddings where the best man or father of the bride stumbled over appropriate things to say? Vows and Toasts is a valuable tool that helps take the nervous jitters out of that awkward moment – giving our speech maker instrumental advice on how and what to say! Thanks for making this happen and helping the bride with one less worry on her big day!” VERY IMPORTANT! This book is suitable for any religion or sect in which original or personalized vows are allowed; for non-traditional weddings of any kind; and for civil ceremonies in any country. Finally, and MOST IMPORTANT, if you and your fiancé’ honestly answer all your questions in this workbook, and put your heart into your vows, then you will have words to live by, a foundation for the rest of your lives together.

About the author

Long-time married couple, Carol Ponder and Robert Kiefer, have been together since 1978, and have been professional theater, music, and teaching artists for over 40 years, frequently working together. They used their artistic and arts-in-education experience to create How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows and Toasts: A Workbook for Brides and the Men Who Love Them because they wanted couples to be as happily married as they have been. Carol and Robert, award-winning performing and teaching artists for 40 years, also use their artistry to help others uncover their own creativity in ways that affect all parts of life. They currently are touring widely in a two-person theater piece with music - Carol is an award-winning singer and recording artist. The performance is based on Carol’s father’s WWII memoir. Ponder Anew: A WWII Warrior’s Story is storytelling at its finest. It is a healing catalyst for veterans and their families who are struggling with PTSD and other unseen wounds of war, as well as a revelation for civilians of what it is we ask of our people in military service. Carol and Robert truly believe that love and art can change the world. To learn more about all their endeavors, visit www.carolandrobert.com. Additional contact information:Email: carol@carolandrobert.com, Phone: 615-227-3876 US Mail: PO Box 68226, Nashville, TN 37206