Rabbi Scott discusses the preparations for performing weddings with special emphasis on the interviews and meetings with the prospective bride and groom. He emphasizes really getting to know them, their likes, dislikes, and passions, and getting sense of their true compatibility as a couple before even agreeing to perform the ceremony. Also discussed are second or third marriages, couples counseling, self-examination on the part of both parties in the couple, etc.
Jon Mundy talked about the various possibilities and options involved with preparing a wedding ceremony. He handed out copies of a booklet Ceremony of Marriage that he had coauthored with Rev. Diane Berke several years ago.