Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony

Choosing the Perfect Words and Officiating Your Unforgettable Day

Non-Fiction - General
252 Pages
Reviewed on 12/15/2014
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Author Biography

Dayna Reid, Writer, Author, Minister. She has officiated weddings for over 14 years. Her love for people and the desire to provide couples with a non-judgmental and personalized approach to selecting the words spoken at their wedding inspired her to seek ministry ordination. Although Dayna personally believes in God, she also believes, “Everyone has to find their own way in this world, including any beliefs they may have about the mysteries. Because truly, all we really have is a faith in what we believe to be true.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite

Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony: Choosing the Perfect Words and Officiating Your Unforgettable Day is part of the trendy, craftsy, Pinterest-loving girl's dream for her wedding day. Detailing everything from the procession to how to make your wedding legal, you will want to keep a copy on hand when you start planning your big day, and with Dayna Reid's help, you might just have the best day of your life!

As a girl very much intent on doing my own wedding, I found this book to be super helpful, and I loved some of the classic and popular quotes and blessings about love and marriage. I particularly liked the section that talked about all the different ceremonial things and practices that I could choose to do in my wedding, like the unity candle, Celtic trinity, jumping the broom, etc. I would have perhaps liked an understanding of where each custom came from. For example, jumping the broom was a ceremony that was explained, but didn't go into detail about its roots in African-American culture. Some customs did detail such things, like the binding of hands from Celtic customs, which was really nice to learn about.

Overall, I think that Dayna Reid has managed to put together quite a selection of ideas and plans for your wedding. I will have to keep a copy of this handy so that when I really do enter the wedding planning stages, I will be able to catch some things that would otherwise fall through the cracks.