The Cost Question: How Much Value Do We Get For The Price?

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…

When you ask your friend to officiate your wedding

Ever since the Internet started offering online ordinations, couples have given at least a passing thought to having a friend or relative write and perform their wedding ceremony. Currently, in the State of Michigan this practice is in a grey area between being legal and illegal (a limbo sometimes called “alegal“) but it is very…

A wedding in a restaurant? It’s no joke!

I have friends on Facebook. It’s true. Some of us are silly and profound and clever and we post funny comments on each other’s statuses. After one such round of banter, I got a friend request from a friend of a friend. He assured me he wasn’t a creeper, he just liked my sense of…

Quiet ceremony at the Meridian Historical Village in Okemos

This one was fun! Nick and Rozina knew they wanted to be married. They knew where and when but they hadn’t quite settled on the officiant yet. Rozina began emailing me last year but we kept missing connections and other wedding plans seemed to be more important, so she put me off for a few…