Weddings with Today’s Families in Mind is an accessible handbook that provides pastors with practical information about performing meaningful wedding ceremonies, while being sensitive to such things as the multitude of family dynamics that are not considered “traditional” (e.g., the bride and groom having step parents, step siblings, ex-spouses, etc.) as well as other factors (bride and groom from different religious and cultural backgrounds, weddings outside of your church building, and more).
Part I: Preparation for the wedding (sensitive issues at the rehearsal)
Part II: On the wedding day (pre-ceremony factors, the recessional, and wedding reception)
Part III: Special circumstances (wedding in which some are challenged, renewal of vows, gay/lesbian weddings).