Invited - The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner
Invited - The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner
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Calis, Stephanie 

Pauline Books & Media 



The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner

About this Book:

This contemporary guide provides both a bride and groom perspective, helping couples plan a Catholic wedding and navigate their new life journey far beyond the wedding day. Personal vignettes provide the reader with humor, tenderness, practical tips, and faith-filled examples. The author and her husband explore topics such as budgeting, planning the Nuptial Mass, choosing the right dress, communication, learning to live together as a couple, sexual intimacy, and Natural Family Planning in light of the Church's teachings.

Features & Benefits:

  • Bride and groom perspective
  • Discussion questions for couples
  • Planning worksheets include budget, timelines, Mass programs, important contacts, reception guide
  • Helpful references to Church approved Scripture, prayer and music for the Nuptial Mass
About the Author:

Stephanie Calis wrote her first letter to her future husband when she was seventeen. The stack of letters grew as her eyes were opened to St. John Paul II's vision of human dignity and love. She gave them to Andrew, her college sweetheart, on their honeymoon. She has worked as a chastity speaker, telemarketer, and government employee. Now she enjoys the work of being a mom while writing about Catholic weddings and relationships at her blog, "Captive the Heart."

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"Every Catholic bride-to-be needs this book! Stephanie marries sacred and secular wedding advice, covering everything from proposal to vows. She doesn't miss a beat!" -Nicole Lataif, newlywed and award-winning author of Forever You and I Forgive You.

"Stephanie's book will help couples prepare for their life together, especially if they take her sound advice and make Jesus the 'ultimate' wedding planner for their wedding day and their lifetime of love!" -Fr. Leo E. Patalinghug, author, Spicing Up Your Marriage, speaker, TV and radio host, founder of

"Where can you find the poetry of the Song of Songs as well as practical preparations for engaged couples entering into marriage? In Stephanie Calis' amazing book, a complete resource for bride and groom!" -Bill Donaghy, curriculum specialist and teacher, Theology of the Body Institute

"In a time when fewer Catholics are choosing sacramental marriage, this book charmingly answers the crucial questions of why and how to get married in the Church. Invited is the ideal engagement gift for any Catholic couple approaching the altar." -Karee Santos, co-author of The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: How Your Catholic Marriage Can Bring You Joy for a Lifetime

"With a friendly and engaging style, Stephanie Calis provides a wonderfully practical and spiritual guide for all couples preparing for a wedding and a strong marriage." -Fr. Joseph Mozer, pastor and Catholic Engaged Encounter chaplain

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner is a comprehensive, informed and informative instruction guide and manual that is presented with wit, wisdom, and insight. Impressively 'reader friendly in tone and content, Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner is essential and highly recommended."
-Julie Summers, Reviewer for Midwest Book Review

"Invited would make an excellent gift for a recently engaged couple."
-Nancy Piccione, book review columnist for The Catholic Post

What Are People Saying about this Title?

Like many women, I have always enjoyed bridal magazines and seeing the fun crafts, food, and other details that go into wedding planning. The lovely book Invited: The Ultimate Catholic Wedding Planner by Stephanie Calis, provides a Catholic perspective on all of this. The first half of Invited focuses on the practical, complete with checklists for budgeting, other marriage prep and ideas, the Mass, and the reception. The latter chapters are a very gentle, very well-put, explanation of Catholic teaching on various areas related to marriage and the wedding, from "holding on to your sanity" to starting your life together. Particularly strong were the chapters on beauty, inspiring women to have a healthy sense of beauty without going overboard or playing the "comparison game" too much; and what Calis terms "the sex chapter," a sensitive and thorough explanation,rooted in the Theology of the Body, of Catholic teaching on sexuality. Calis' husband Andrew writes periodic "from the groom" sections providing a male view of things. Each chapter ends with a "for conversation" paragraph meant to spark healthy discussion between bride & groom. Invited would make an excellent gift for a recently engaged couple.
- Nancy Piccione, The Catholic Post

Product Details:

Binding: paperback
Trim size: 5¼ x 8 inches
Pages: 208

Keywords: Catholic weddings, wedding planner, Catholic wedding handbook, wedding discussion, wedding timelines, wedding Mass, Nuptial Mass, Rite of Marriage

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