Item description for Your Catholic Wedding: A Complete Planbook by Christopher Aridas & Rev Chris Aridas...
Overview This is a handy portable planbook to aid all engaged couples and their priest in the preparation of a Catholic wedding. From first detail to last, it guide the couple to a rich and fulfilling wedding celebration. 179 pages. Soft cover.
Publishers Description A handy guide for couples, family members, and priests in the preparation for a Catholic wedding. It includes the entire liturgical rite with options, practical details of church arrangements, an insightful commentary, and valuable checklists.
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Studio: The Crossroad Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.07" Width: 4.46" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1997
Publisher Crossroad/Faith & Formation
ISBN 0824516753 ISBN13 9780824516758
Reviews - What do customers think about Your Catholic Wedding: A Complete Planbook?
Too Wordy Mar 17, 2007
I bought this along with 'Together for Life' and this had quite a bit to it, a lot of preaching, alot of reading (which I didn't have time for). If you want to simplify things and choose what exactly you want for your wedding while getting the basic beliefs and correct procedures, get 'Together for Life' That is all you would need.
Great book for wedding and marriage prep Apr 23, 2005
My wife and i both found this to be a wonderful resource in both planning and contemplating marriage. Fr.Aridas speaks truthfully on Church teaching. This isn't a happy go lucky just have fun kind of book, but serious preparation...including at the spiritual level. Faithful Catholics will be pleased and impressed. Cafeteria Catholics will find they are not catered too, as they are by, unfortunately, many parish priests. Not for the faint of heart or weak of faith.
felt like the author was preaching to me Nov 4, 2002
I don't think it was the author's intention at all, but the whole time I read the book I felt like he was preaching to me. The unwelcoming tone of the book really turned me off from the start, but to give it a chance I actually read it all the way through. Now I think that was a waste of time.
Fortunately, I also ordered "The Catholic Wedding Book" by Molly "K. Stein and William C. Graham at the same time. I highly recommend "The Catholic Wedding Book" over Your Catholic Wedding. "The Catholic Wedding Book" has the same (and some better) information, and it's written in a respectful yet amusing way. Both books describe the parts of the Catholic Nuptual Mass, and both have reading, psalm, and music suggestions. The information in Your Cathoic Wedding is also in "The Catholic Wedding Book." The latter also had extra useful information. If you only buy one book on Catholic weddings, buy "The Catholic Wedding Book" by Molly K. Stein and William C. Graham.
The best wedding planning resource I've purchased so far Jan 23, 2002
As a new Catholic who just came into the church in the past year and had only seen two Catholic weddings in her life, attempting to plan an entire Catholic wedding mass seemed to be a daunting task. I purchased this book in the hope that it would guide me through the unfamiliar territory of planning and customizing the mass, and I was by no means disappointed. This book was everything I had hoped for and more. The book presents all of the available prayers, blessings, readings, and vows to choose from, discusses ways in which couples can incorporate friends and family into the liturgy, includes worksheets to record the liturgical and musical choices a couple makes, and briefly discusses the meaning and import of the Sacrament of Marriage. Also, in addition to printing the Scriptural passages available for use in the mass liturgy, the author expands upon each passage and describes how the Scripture message pertains to marriage and what the couple should take away from the passage. Although a couple would only use a select few of the available options in their mass, reading the author's discussions of each passage can serve as excellent marriage preparation. Other basic wedding planning tools are included as well, such as a timeline for task completion and space to record important names and phone numbers. This is by far the best wedding planning resource I have purchased thus far, and I highly recommend this book to any Catholic couple preparing to plan their wedding mass (especially new Catholics who are relatively unfamiliar with the mass liturgy!).
Your Catholic Wedding Feb 9, 2001
This book is a great Guide if you are not know were to start with you Catholic Wedding service. The detail that this book gives you on how to do deatils and go about preparing your special day is remarkable. They even have New and Old traditions that will help you and and your special someone plan that perfect day. After following some of the guides in this book I had a women ask me if i was a religous Wedding Planner. I assure you that if you use this book it its full advantage you will not be sorry.