New Book Helps Couples Plan Wedding Vows
|For Immediate Release
Contact: Bruce Mulkey
NC – Many couples
spend more time choosing invitations
and ordering the cake than considering
the vows they will make on their
wedding day. Allison Jordan and Gil
Holmes chose a different approach.
"We decided to write our own vows,"
says Holmes, "but
we weren't sure how to begin."
"We knew we wanted original vows that
reflected who we are and what we want
for our relationship," Jordan
It was serendipity when the couple
were given a copy of I
Do! I Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook (2006, Lulu Press)
by authors Shonnie Lavender and Bruce
Mulkey. The book guides couples step by step
through the process of creating their
own unique wedding vows.
"Using the workbook was a wonderful
says. "Not only did it help us produce
vows that really fit, it encouraged us to think
through some issues in our relationship and
develop a vision for our future."
"We've even posted them in our
kitchen as a daily reminder of our
After authors Lavender and
Mulkey wrote their own vows for their
1999 wedding, they were approached
by a friend who wanted help with hers.
"The seed for the book was planted,"
says Lavender, a life coach and author.
"After that, we searched bookstores
and online sites, but found few resources
for couples wanting to write their
own vows. For us, and for many people
we know, neither traditional vows nor
cut-and-paste formulas really felt right.
So we started to write."
Once the initial draft was complete, the
authors test marketed the book with
engaged couples. They also invited
feedback from several psychologists
and clergy. The results were helpful
suggestions that they incorporated and, finally,
glowing reviews for the back cover of the
book. Best-selling author Harville Hendrix
Love You Want) said, "This
creative workbook will be valuable to any couple
planning their marriage or recommitment. Furthermore,
the post-ceremony guidance will help them transform
their wedding into their marriage. I highly recommend
Mulkey says the workbook
is written in a straightforward style
that makes it accessible to everyone,
regardless of their writing ability.
"We want every couple to have the opportunity
to deepen their connection with one
another before they ever say, 'I do.'"
I Do! I
Do! The Marriage Vow Workbook is available at www.MarriageVowWorkbook.com,
Amazon.com, and other major booksellers.
Online Media Kit available at http://marriagevowworkbook.com/press.htm
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