wedding

Importance of a Professional DJ

If you are going to cut corners on your wedding don’t be chintzy with the DJ. You spent countless hours choosing the perfect dress, color scheme, and venue.  You tasted dozens of flavors of cakes and determined your favorite flowers.  Your wedding party is chosen and you found the perfect officiant to perform your ceremony. […]

Things to Consider Before Hiring Wedding Vendors

Before you begin the process of seeking out wedding vendors there are some important things you need to consider: What is the most important factor in your decision for the person performing the service you need?  Is it price, personality, reviews, customization options, experience, etc.?  There are very few instances when price should be your […]

Yes, Video Chatting Is Allowed During Your Ceremony

What? You think that’s rude? Why on earth would we say you can allow Video Chatting during your ceremony? Because at a recent wedding I performed there was very special out-of-state family who could not attend and video chatting was employed so they could feel like they were a part and the bride and groom […]

To Stand or Not to Stand, This is the Question

Many wedding traditions are no longer set in stone, allowing the bride and groom to create the wedding that represents them and is thoughtful of all of their guests.  The question of  if and when the guests stand for the bride during the ceremony is another tradition that can be modified. Traditionally when the bride and her […]

Outdoor Wedding Venues are Lovely But Have a Backup Plan

It’s wedding day! The chairs are set outside under a beautiful oak tree surrounded by a neatly trimmed lawn and singing birds. The clouds are gray.  Is it going to rain? Is it going to blow over? The wedding planner says “Time to make a call, we should move it indoors.”  The Bride says, “No! […]

Do I Need a Rehearsal Since I Have a Wedding Planner

A frequent question I receive is, “Do we need you at our rehearsal? We have a wedding planner.” This question is not as simple to address as you would think.  Wedding planners have a lot on their plate the day of your wedding and do a fantastic job at seeing the big picture, but I […]

Don’t Imbibe Before the I Do!

Perhaps it’s due to all the media that portrays men as losing their independence once they say I do, but too many have bought into the lie that they need to be “fortified,” aka drunk, to be able to commit to the one they say they love. Flasks are now given as gifts to all […]

Is It Okay to Begin My Wedding Later Than Scheduled

Many brides have begun thinking it is okay to start their wedding ceremony 15-30 minutes later than the scheduled time on their invitation.  They want to allow for late guests or even worse, they think it really is only about them and don’t put their dress on until the venue owner tells them the officiant […]

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