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Children At (Or In) A Wedding Or Not

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (4)
The Issue Of Children Being A Part Of A Wedding: This is definitely a sensitive issue, one that if you went out on the street, and randomly polled many people, you would likely generate a multitude of different thoughts. Some people would say, that it is viewed as insulting to not allow children at a wedding, while others will say , absolutely.. kids have no place at an adult gathering such as a wedding and/or reception, and still others may say that they really have no preference either way.... Read Full Post »

Who Conducts The Rehearsal?

Posted on May 18, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One of the things that I frequently see, is arriving to a venue or ceremony site, and the wedding party has no idea who is supposed to conduct the rehearsal.

Ideally, the VENUE should provide a wedding coordinator. Someone that is familiar with the grounds, the standard order of a rehearsal, where everyone will stand, how they will walk for both the processional and recessional, and can help cue everyo...

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Why Hire Me?

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Wedding Officiating 'land' can be overwhelming to navigate, and to decipher who is the best fit for you as a couple.

Believe me... I understand. With so many choices out there, male or female... how do you know that the officiant you have picked is right for you?

And for the purposes of this blog, why hire me?

First and foremost: with ANY officiant that you pick, they should be able to answer my FAQ's (under the About section of this website). If they c...

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When to book your officiant

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I am often asked when you should book your officiant for your wedding (particularly if it is a big wedding.. big- defined these days, as 75 people or more).

The simple answer to that question, is generally 6-12 months ahead of time. The risk that is run in waiting too long (particularly when the wedding is during peak season: May-October), is that the officiant that you really want, will likely be booked with another wedding, and because most weddings take place on Saturday... in...

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Pre-Marital Counseling/Therapy

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It is a well known fact, that pre-marital counseling is not  a requirement to getting married (unless it is in certain religious institutions).

I too, do not require it by any stretch of the imagination, but I do recommend it.

Consider this:

-we take drivers training to obtain a license to drive.

-We attend college, to obtain advanced degrees to be qualified to do what we choose to do for a living.

-Mothers and Fathers- to- be take Lamaze classes to ...

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'Off Season' Weddings/Incentives

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

In Michigan and Ohio (at least), peak wedding season is typically May thru October. This 6 month stretch keeps wedding coordinators, officiants, florists, photographers, caterers, and venues quite busy.

Inevitably however, the 'lull' comes upon us-and this is usually November thru April. While business can (and does) definitely slow down here in the midwest, there are ways to keep business fresh, and in preparation for the busy months ahead.

1. Consider offering an incentive for c...

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Having a Family Member/Friend Officiate Your Wedding

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It can be tempting to ask a friend or family member to become ordained, and officiate a wedding. After all, you may likely have known them for a long time, and feel that they are the best fit for you. I have in fact had couples that have made the decision not to have me officiate their wedding, due to the fact that the friend or family member will officiate the wedding free of charge. I am here to tell you that before you make this decision, carefully weigh out this decision.

This is t...

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Destination Wedding

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 20th, 2015 I had the honor of officiating the wedding of Monica and Bob at this gorgeous house they rented for the week on Lake Huron. It was truly breathtaking. I am more than willing to travel to your locale if it is a destination wedding like theirs. Contact me for rates. There is nothing more calming, peaceful, and serene than a beach wedding!



Same Sex Unions

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Please contact me today if interested in having me officiate your same sex union. I have done several, and will custom design a ceremony that is unique to your taste and style as a couple. 

I am super excited that it is now legal for all! 


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