Toasts and Speeches

These vow readings are unique, to say the least.
“Sure, I’ll marry you but it’s with the full knowledge that you’ve got *major* flaws.”
This is true. I'm not the woman that my husband married 35 years ago. I have been sexually satisfied and terribly frustrated.
Love is one of the most profound emotions and is therefore often indescribable. We may feel the need to tell her how much we love her, yet the right words simply may not come to us. It was with this in mind that we created this collection of 35 Cute Love Quotes for Her From the Heart to help you to touch her soul.
Not every day is as grand and emotional as our wedding day, so as I consider the vows Dan and I made to each other, and the vows other married couples have spoken, I'm doing some thinking about what these vows can look like as practical, everyday promises.
Marriage is hard. Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. I think this is something we can all agree on. They all take a lot of compromise, giving, understanding, and biting the tongue to make them work. Sometimes it seems that the bad times far outweigh the good times.
Over the last 20 years, I've officiated many, many ceremonies and while I've not seen it all or heard it all, too often I can forget just how difficult it is to find the words to let someone you love know that there are no words to describe your love!
There are very few of my children's questions I have ever hesitated answering. "What did (insert character here)'s mommy
For those brides-to-be who may still have a few steps to take before heading down the aisle, here are seven tips to help minimize unnecessary stress.
Marriages are not like diamonds or tattoos. They are not eternal and undying. They are henna and wood, constantly made new to be beautiful, daily polished in order to shine. Relationships are not meant to be declared permanent and then taken for granted as a fixture.
Love is indescribable. The emotion can leave us eager to express what is in our heart and communicate our feelings to our partner. We want to tell them how much we truly love them, yet we often cannot find the right words.
"Oh my God, you have the coolest job! I'm sure you could write a book about all of the stuff you see!" Since all of my non-wedding industry friends always seem to think that my job was nothing but rainbows and unicorns, I thought I would share ten things I hate about "I do."
There are so many different possibilities for getting hitched in Las Vegas. From Elvis impersonators to elegant chapels, from themed weddings to drive by "I dos," the options are limitless. There is one thing you can do in almost any kind of ceremony that would truly honor the uniqueness of your union -- include personal vows.
"I was 100 percent singing those songs. But trust me, it's not pretty."
I'm at that wonderful time in a person's life where wedding invitations roll in on a weekly basis, friends land awesome new jobs and baby bumps are announced regularly. This means that I sit through a lot of toasts...
We did it. Last night, surrounded by family and friends, we renewed our vows. We prayed, we ate, and in the Jewish tradition, Mr. Rosenberg and I were carried around on chairs as we all danced the hora. It was wonderful and I have never felt more loved.
All of us are invited to a lot of parties, even really fun ones. However, we almost never get to witness and participate in rituals that focus on the love, hope and commitment represented by a wedding.
While you can't really expect to be the toast of the town on someone else's big day (don't worry, your time will come if it hasn't already), you can learn to give a killer wedding toast that not only honors your loved one, but keeps their guests thoroughly entertained too.