The following are Web Site Links and descriptions of various resources for those of you who are planning your wedding. We pray you will find them helpful.
• Affordable Wedding Ideas The link to these ideas takes you to a list of various suggestions posted on the web site for ehow.com. Even though this is not a Christian web site, you will still find many ideas that you might enjoy using.
• Christiangroomadvice.blogspot.com There isn’t a whole lot of advice and tips available for Christian men getting engaged or married. So Jonathan “decided to come out with this site, which is a resource meant to help men getting married become the best grooms they can.” In it you’ll find help in planning the: “Bachelor Party, Engagement, and Wedding Tips for the Groom and Groomsmen” and more.
• Godsknot.com — “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” While planning their own wedding, the founders of this web site realized that there is “an abundance of wedding resources on the internet, but not very many focused on Christian weddings and Christian marriage.” They have designed this site to collect and organize information related to a Christian wedding ceremony. They believe that “a wedding is much more than a day of celebration. As scripture teaches us, it is a miraculous union between God, husband and wife, made possible by our salvation through Christ.”
• Growthtrac.com This is a web site that is an online resource for Christian marriage, resources, spiritual growth, advice, and community. They also have a section that can help you with your wedding plans. When you go to their home page click into the “Singles and Dating” topic and on the drop-down box select “Your Wedding.”
• Planning Your Christian Wedding Ceremony as posted on About.com. As they say, “A Christian wedding ceremony consists of several elements. These resources are designed to give you a guide for planning and understanding each element of your Christian wedding ceremony. From sample wedding vows and sample pledges to a step-by-step walk-through of a complete Christian wedding ceremony, these tools will aid you in every step of your planning.” To access the tools they have posted, please click HERE. And then to read what they have in the section titled: Christian Wedding Ceremony — A Complete Guide, please click HERE.
• Startmarriageright.com Whether you are single, dating, engaged, or newlyweds, this web site is created for you with articles, interviews, and resources to help you prepare for marriage, because as they say, “We believe that your wedding day is just the beginning!” (And we agree.)
• Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing A Fantastic Wedding On A Realistic Budget -written by Denise and Alan Fields, published by Windsor Peak Press. This book contains “secrets” to throwing a fantastic wedding on a realistic budget. Some of those bargains would only pertain to the U.S. and to Canada — however there is a lot of information and tips that could work most anywhere throughout the world. They have a lot of web sites listed as well as questions to ask your photographer, clever tips on flowers and invitations, etc. It’s not a Christian book, but it has a lot of good tips regardless.
• Complete Book of Christian Wedding Vows, The: The Importance of How You Say “I Do” -written by H. Norman Wright, published by Bethany House Publishers. In addition to providing practical advice (“Expect something to go wrong at your wedding!” he tells all couples in premarital counseling), Norm Wright offers tips on writing Christ-centered vows and presents sample wedding prayers from several different Christian denominations. There are the pages filled with examples of other ceremonies, vows, prayers, vows to include others, reaffirmations, etc. and in the chapter on writing your own vows, there is an excellent worksheet.
• Christian Wedding Planner -written by Ruth Muzzy and R. Kent Hughes, published by Tyndale House Publishers. In a revision of this popular comprehensive book, it includes updated information, expanded budget and ceremony guides, additional work sheets, and a convenient comb binding. This isn’t a book about different wedding “ideas” (“how to arrange the tablecloths”, “how to deal with new in-laws”, etc.) It is a “GO-TO” resource on the actual planning of the ceremony/celebration. It gives template sheets and other helpful information you will find helpful.