It's a wonderful thing to have a close friend or family member to offer to perform your ceremony. Many couples appreciate the intimacy this option offers them on one of the most special days of their lives. While I am not personally against this for any particular reason, you should consider the benefits of hiring a professional wedding Officiant to solemnize your wedding ceremony.
A professional wedding Officiant or Ordained Minister has done this before. That means they are familiar with how a ceremony goes, from coordinating your procession and crafting a beautiful and meaningful ceremony to the legalities of solemnizing your marriage.
A wedding Officiant is adept at public speaking. They are comfortable addressing large groups, projecting their voice, incorporating children/step-children and lost loved ones into your ceremony and they know how to guide you and your wedding party, as well as family and friends, through the ceremony and direct them to the next event.
A pro Officiant has written many, many ceremonies before and will have a lot of creative and wonderful ways to draft the perfect script for you and your partner. In most cases, like myself, they can also incorporate your Love Story and are skilled at performing Unity Ceremonies like Handfastings and Unity Candle or Sand ceremonies.
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It's great to want to eat better and exercise, but don't jump into a new diet or exercise routine right before your wedding. This will only stress you out and leave you feeling disappointed when you don't get the results you were looking for. Instead, take this on gradually, giving yourself plenty of time to establish these new habits. 6 months before the Big Day will give you time to acquire and adapt without over stressing you or your body.
What is a Wedding Hashtag?
A #weddinghashtag is a great way of finding and collecting photos that your friends and family take of your wedding. Couple's usually use their names to come up with clever a catchy hashtags that they then have printed on their wedding invitations, programs, reception signs, and even on photo booth prints!
Write Your Own Hashtag
Some names are easy to use like, like my married name, for example.
Lee can really be added onto the end of just about anything to create a punny hashtag.
#FinalLeeWed, #PerfectLeeLoved, and of course #HappiLeeEverAfter!
Computer Generated Hashtags
If you or your fiancé's last names are a bit more complicated, or you're not feeling those creative juices kicking in, you might try a free online hashtag generator like the one Shutterfly offers.
Simply enter you and your fiancé's first and last names, any nicknames you two might use, the married name that the two of you will use, the date of your wedding and boom! You've got First Name, Last Name, Nickname, AND Married Name hashtag ideas!!
Try it out Shutterfly's Hashtag Generator free!
Hire a Pro to Write Your Hashtag
Looking for something a little punnier? Hire a writer!
Wedding Hashers has written millions of wedding hashtags and for just $25 for 3 hashtags, $35 for 5 hashtags, or $80 for 12 hashtags, you can be sure to get a hashtag that is sure to entertain!
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Most couples feel generally unprepared when meeting with me for the first time because they aren't sure what questions they should be asking.
If you're like me, you want to know you're making the best decision, especially for an event as special as your wedding day.
Here is a great list of questions you can have on-hand so you can feel prepared when you're interviewing for your wedding officiant and confident when you make your decision.
After the Ceremony
Your parents are a big part of who you are and can be eager to want to help you get ready for arguably one of the biggest days of your life. To help you figure out what you can ask your parents to do, here are 6 of our favorite mother and father of the bride duties from WeddingWire's Wedding Trends Expert, Anne Chertoff.
November 16, 2017
Most venues tend to have an innate vibe to them like formal, rustic, or beachy. You don't want to pick one dress style and end up clashing the overall design concept you've created.
A beautiful location for every couple's dream wedding!
If you're looking for a convenient wedding location in the country that has all the country charm while being
"simultaneously trendy, vintage, romantic, and rustic",
Stonebridge is the venue for you!
Through every important milestone, your parents have been right there with you. They've wiped away tears, shared in your laughter, and offered invaluable wisdom every step of the way. Now, they're going to show the same love and support on your special day. Choosing thoughtful wedding gifts for your parents and new in-laws is a sweet way of saying thank you for everything they've done. After all, these special humans are responsible for making you and your S.O. the people you each fell in love with. To help you show your appreciation (and impress those new in-laws!), we've gathered some of our favorite gift ideas they're sure to love.
Think about what's most important to the two of you and plan your perfect wedding day around what will make you and your partner happy.