Put yourself at ease when planning your ceremony- we've put together The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions, an indispensable guide for planning the most important part of your big day. This guide has been revised and updated to help you choose the perfect words, music, and traditions for your ceremony and reception, from poetry to music. The new and expanded topics in this edition include: Interfaith ceremonies and blending spiritual traditions; Ways to use technology to enhance your ceremony; New online resources for finding the perfect words for your vows, program, and more; Gay marriages and civil unions; Music resources. Throughout the guide, you'll also find a thoughtful selection of both classic and original ideas for Religious or secular vows and readings -from the traditional "to have and to hold", to creating your own, to a few funny ones from our favorite humor writers; Traditions and symbolic rituals -- breaking the glass, cutting the cake - and their history and significance; Speeches and toasts - from the old classics to tips on writing your own, as well as toasting etiquette and tips on choosing your toastmaster; Music for the processional, recessional, and the special dances at the reception -- and finally, complete lists of popular options to help you chose the perfect songs from the processional to the last dance. Practically all you'll have to figure out on your own is which comfy shoes to don on the dance floor!