Category: Wedding Planning tips

April 1, 2015 / Wedding Planning tips

Believe me, I understand.

You’re on a tight budget but you want the best wedding you can afford. It’s true for couples on shoestring budgets and for couples planning a wedding in the six figure range. Price is always important, period.

That said, let’s consider the difference between Price (what something costs, in dollars and cents) and Value (what it is worth) when it comes to selecting your professional wedding officiant.

I have performed hundreds of ceremonies and spoken to hundreds of couples, vendors and other officiants about weddings over the past 10 years. The quality of wedding officiants really does vary widely so choosing your officiant based on price alone isn’t always the best value and, sometimes, it can be very costly indeed.

November 1, 2014 / Wedding Planning tips

As an officiant I’ve seen a fair number of the local wedding venues and I often get asked about the best place to have a wedding, so I thought I’d share my favorite local spots, in no particular order.

May 13, 2014 / Wedding Planning tips

Planning a Wedding Your Guests Will Love

WeddingsI know, I know. It’s your special day, it should be all about you and what you want, right?

Weeeellllll… yes and no. It is your wedding and it should be special for you but when you’re throwing a party for 50-500 people, it needs to be planned for more than just 2 of them.

These are just a few things to think seriously about from your guest’s perspectives before you send out your invites.

What ages will be attending?

While many modern couples are choosing whether or not to plan a child-friendly wedding, they typically forget to plan an elder-friendly wedding. Venues that are difficult to access, programs/seating charts/invitations with too tiny print, lack of shade or warmth at an outdoor ceremony, vague directions to the reception venue, loud music too early in the reception – all of these things can challenge and confound your beloved older guests.