Marriage laws vary from state to state (and sometimes county to county), so start doing your homework 3 or 4 months before the wedding. Also, there's the matter of your Officiant. If you have a special pastor or rabbi, or a family member or friend who is a judge or certified Officiant, this may be a no-brainer. If not, you'll find yourself shopping around for an Officiant along with bridesmaid dresses and party favors. Don't leave this until the last minute and don't bargain shop - the…Continue
Added by Maureen A Davis on February 9, 2017 at 6:52pm — No Comments
If you think that hiring a wedding planner was a "yes" or "no" question, then think again. There is the middle ground between hiring a full service planner and winging it on your own - the day-of coordinator.
Actually, it is more like a month-of coordinator. In any case this poorly understood concept can be a life saver for couples who don't have the budget for a full-service planner; couples who thought they could do it all alone and then realize, close to the wedding, that they…Continue
Added by Maureen A Davis on February 1, 2017 at 9:53am — No Comments
This is for the couples who hired a wedding officiant that a friend had used and now find that they cannot get the ceremony they want because of the attitude of the officiant. As an officiant myself, I have heard from many couples that they had a friend of relative that used an officiant who raised their voice, or refused to change the wording of a ceremony, or who flatly refused to give the couple the ceremony they wanted. This is NOT acceptable! You should be able to use whatever type…Continue
Added by Maureen A Davis on January 18, 2017 at 7:12pm — No Comments
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