3 Steps to Handle Parents That Don't Get Along

3 Steps to Handle Parents That Don't Get Along

It might surprise you the biggest reason couples elope today has nothing to do with the overwhelm in planning or lack of money; but instead has everything to do with parents that just can’t or won’t get along.

I experienced this first hand when my soon-to-be mother-in-law and stepmom continuously locked horns from the moment we began planning to the moment we were pronounced husband and wife.

6 Reasons Why a Same-Day Rehearsal Makes Sense

6 Reasons Why a Same-Day Rehearsal Makes Sense

There are 2 words to keep in mind when planning your wedding.

No Rules.

So, what does that mean?

Years ago, there were things brides would do for no better reason than the fact that it was always done that way. For example, father’s always gave away the bride, the minister would always say, “Is there anyone here who feels this couple should not be joined as husband and wife?” and wedding rehearsals were always the night before the wedding.

Today, it’s all about what makes sense, or what the couple wants for their day, as it should be!

What Baking A Pastry Taught Me About Marriage

What Baking A Pastry Taught Me About Marriage

Banket, pronounced bon-ket, is a long, skinny flaky pastry filled with a delicious almond sugar paste. It’s quite difficult to make, but very easy to eat!

You would think that after making this delicacy for the past 30 years, I’d be a pro.

Nope.

The first batch I make each year is almost always “destroyed”; with almond paste seeping out of the crust like active volcano lava. And when I thought about the reasons why this was happening, I knew I had to share what baking a pastry taught me about marriage.

How to Save Your Marriage Before it Starts

How to Save Your Marriage Before it Starts

It’s no secret that 50% of 1st marriages end in divorce with remarriages are at a higher risk yet.

If you’re planning to walk down the aisle soon, It’s no doubt you’ve wondered about the fate of your own relationship.

But what if there was a way to change these odds? What if you could go into marriage with a better rate of success? The good news is you can! Today I’m going to share how to save your marriage before it starts!

3 Simple Steps to Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

3 Simple Steps to Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

One of the perks of being an Officiant is experiencing my couple’s excitement as they share the details of their upcoming wedding. There’s smiles all around and you can feel a real energy in the room.

But most of the time that energy turns to silence when I ask if they plan to write their own vows. And, I’ve realized over the years it’s not that they don’t want to write them, it’s they don’t know how to write them.

3 Alternatives to Giving Away the Bride

3 Alternatives to Giving Away the Bride

There’s an element of a traditional wedding ceremony some find controversial, and that’s the “giving away of the bride”.

It takes place in the very beginning of the ceremony when the Bride and her escort arrive just short of the altar. The Officiant usually asks something along the lines of, “Who gives this woman to this man in marriage?” The escort, most often the Bride’s father says, “Her mother and I.”

So where did the Giving Away of the Bride practice come from?

The Belief That Leaves Brides Stuck Every Time

The Belief That Leaves Brides Stuck Every Time

If you’re planning your own wedding (as most Brides do these days), you may find yourself overwhelmed. And with all the details that go into a wedding big or small, it’s no wonder!

And no doubt you’ll get plenty of input from your friends, family, even your future Mother-in-law on everything from where to have the wedding and reception to the elements of your wedding ceremony.

Those that give you unsolicited advice truly mean well, and there might be times you’ll feel like your own wedding will end up being about what everyone else wants, and not what you want.

3 Makeup Products Every Smart Bride Should Own

3 Makeup Products Every Smart Bride Should Own

When you first began planning your wedding, I can imagine the must-haves came to mind. There’s the dress, the venue, choosing your Bridesmaids, and who could forget the Wedding Cake?

But with all the brainstorming and details that go along with planning a wedding, It can be easy to forget to include one of the most important elements of the day,

4 Creative Unity Ceremonies You Probably Never Heard Of

4 Creative Unity Ceremonies You Probably Never Heard Of

Unity ceremonies are a pretty common part of a wedding ceremony, however, it’s rare you see something other than the traditional Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony performed.

Today, Brides and Grooms are getting much more creative when it comes to the unity portion of a ceremony. Today, I’m going to share 4 Unity ceremonies you probably never heard of.