Writing Your Wedding Vows the Way Poets DoWritten by Chris Simeral
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Theme, as discussed above, is driving idea behind your poem. The topic, however, is specific vehicle you use to express theme. While finding theme should be easiest part of writing a poem for your wedding, finding a topic that isn’t hackneyed and trite can be a challenge. For instance, love is your theme, but beauty of your betrothed’s eyes may be topic. You are using example of her eyes as symbol for your love. The key is to find something new. There’s something that makes your chosen one special, be it appearance, wit, or style. That’s topic you want to choose. Poets use tools like automatic writing, journals, or “dream work” to come up with topics for their prose. (These tools are all discussed in detail in home-study course I put together for couples personalizing their wedding vows – visit http://www.WeddingVowToolkit.com for more info.) But anything that allows you to spark your creativity can suffice if you’re short on time.
Step 4: Pick Your Style
As many different poems as there are, there are almost an equal number of styles in which they are written. There are traditional forms, modern, post modern, and many more. You can work on fitting your rough draft poem into one of these many forms, or you can go with no form at all. The benefit of working on an art form is that there are no hard and fast rules on what end product must look like. Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at penning your vows in form of a Shakespearean sonnet. Or, to go a completely different route, maybe “experimental” is right up your alley. No matter what you choose, just make sure it fits your style. After all, personalizing your wedding vows means just that – they should be personal, not forced to fit into a style that just isn’t “you.”
Chris Simeral is the creator of The Ultimate Wedding Vow Toolkit, the wedding-coordinator-approved home-study course for couples personalizing or renewing their wedding vows. Learn more at http://www.weddingvowtoolkit.com.
Wedding Entertainment - selecting a quality DJWritten by Todd Mumford staff writer
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This has already been mentioned, but it is most important so I’ll touch on it again. Find out what other married couples experiences were. If your choice of entertainment cannot provide a number of verifiable references, you may be well served to look elsewhere.
5. Make sure you have a backup plan
Having some type of backup entertainment plan is not always possible, but it is worth considering. This again is a “what if” scenario that could mean disaster on your wedding day. “What if,” even after all your preparation, entertainment did not show up? At very minimum, it would be prudent to have some form of music available at your request to fill void in worst case scenario. Alternately, there are those couples that feel that they should ‘let chips fall where they may’ and leave things at that.
6. Most of all, be prepared, but have fun
Plan all details well in advance and ensure that you confirm everything a few days before actual event. Good planning will ensure your special day will be one of most memorable of your life for you and your partner.
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