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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.