to Say 'I Do' - Mandy Newman & June Newman
The writing is on the wall. Traditional
weddings are on the way out, and civil ceremonies are in.
But while many people know what they don't want - no church,
no priest - most are left wondering what they can do instead.
Packed full of ideas, inspiration, stories
and excerpts from real weddings, How To Say I Do is a snappy
pint-sized handbook that provides all the answers for brides
and grooms-to-be wanting to create their own perfect wedding
- What to say in your vows and askings
and how to say them
- Choosing the perfect venue and location
- Incoporating ceremonies such as unity
candles and handfasting into your ceremony
- Finding a simpatico wedding celebrant
- Trouble shooting tips (e.g. parent politics)
Along with loads of poems and readings ranging
from The Owl and the Pussy Cat to O Somebody by Depeche Mode,
How to Say I Do takes the hassle out of organising your marriage
ceremony and puts the fun and intimacy back in.
The book was written a mother and daughter
team, June and Mandy Newman.
Part of the first class of university educated
civil celebrants in Australia; June has been a practising
civil celebrant for four years. Twice married (once widowed,
once divorced), June has been a hairdresser, nurse, sales
woman, small business owner, market researcher, home renovator,
death and bereavement counsellor - she's seen and done it
all, which makes her the perfect civil celebrant.
After swearing for years she would never
get married, Mandy Newman married in 2000.. For the past five
years she has been a web producer at The Australian Financial
Review, as well as a professional writer whose work has appeared
in many newspapers and magazines.