April 2015

April 13, 2015

Choosing a wedding officiant is extremely important. After all, this is the person who will bring the two of you together as husband and wife. However, making the final call can be a bit more difficult than some of you would expect it to be. How to do this? How to do it? How to choose your wedding officiant with as little hassle as possible? Follow these steps:

  • Religious or non-religious? One of the very first things to think of is whether or not you want a religious or a non-religious wedding officiant. If you belong to a church or if you are an active member of a religious group, finding the officiant will be quite easy. However, keep in mind that you can find a religious officiant outside of your church as well (and this is great solution especially if you and your future spouse belong to different religious groups).
  • “Shop”around. Interview multiple officiants and settle on that which suits you and your future spouse the most. Don’t be afraid to ask questions (such as asking them to describe their typical couple, for example). It is better to be overly attentive when making this choice than to wake up with an officiant that says things you don’t agree with during the ceremony.
  • Book ahead. In general, you should book your officiant about 3-6 months before the Big Day. Also, keep in mind that it is customary that you invite the officiant and his/her spouse to the wedding rehearsal dinner and to the actual reception as well (although most of them will politely decline the invitations).  

If you are searching for a religious officiant that’s both modern and traditional at the same time, Rev. Lee can be a great choice. Experienced, dedicated and always professional, he will make sure your wedding ceremony is absolutely unforgettable!

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April 6, 2015

While hiring wedding planners has become much more common as of lately, the truth is that there are things not even the most exquisite planner in the world will actually be able to do for you. What are the most important things the bride and the groom really have to deal with on their own? Read on and find out more:

  • The flowers. A planner can help you pick the best décor for your Big Day –but he/she cannot actually choose instead of you. After all, he/she is a completely different person and the two of you may like things that are completely different. Show your planner a picture of a bridal bouquet you like and this will give him/her a better idea as to what you want for your wedding décor.
  • The music. Same as with the flowers, a planner cannot actually select your wedding music –and much less the songs for the special dances. These are very emotional, personal and unique moments and picking songs for them is your duty. Sure, your planner can suggest some ideas to help you start your “search”, but he/she cannot actually choose anything for you precisely because these songs are very meaningful.
  • The ceremony. A wedding planner can and will give you a “blue print”of your ceremony, but the rest is entirely up to you. Nobody can choose your wedding vows or the “charge to the couple”for you. After all, these are the promises and “rules”upon which you want to build your marriage, so nobody can choose them for you!
  • The toasts. Again, a wedding planner can help you find the perfect timing for the toasts, but it has to be you who decides which of the guests actually get to say something. Otherwise, you may end up with a complete chaos where everybody wants to say something (and allowing all of them to do so will leave you with no time for anything else, really!).

For all the other things a wedding planner can help you with, contact Events by Danielle! We will help you plan a flawless, smooth-going, stress-free wedding day –the kind you only see in movies and on TV!  

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