Wedding Planners Clarksburg WV
Nutter Fort, WV
Nutter Fort, WV
It’s a Nice Day for a Green Wedding!
As wedding season approaches, I thought I would share some pearls of wisdom with bubbling brides-to-be; ) As some of you may or may not know, I was a wedding and event planner for many years. And as of a few months ago, I planned & put on my own wedding! I took what I learned over my years in the biz and put it all together with our limited budget to host the most eco-friendly and affordable weddings I had ever planned. If I do say so myself, it was quite beautiful and I missed none of the elements that come with a large and expensive event. So I figured I would share some insider tips and secrets with you in the case that you or someone you know is headed down the aisle and is frantic about finances and/or their carbon footprint ; )
If you haven’t noticed, summertime is wedding time. One of my many hats is that of a wedding planner so I definitely get my fill come fall be it from working them or going to them ; ) And it is very difficult to stay healthy at such events but have no fear as the healthy, voyaging, event planner is here to help ; )
The trip is exhausting enough as flights or road trips are an excuse to eat fast and convenient. Then you get to the hotel and eat a nice, expensive, in room meal that is most likely greasy and eaten at an ungodly hour. Fast forward to wedding day where you spent all morning getting ready so all you had was coffee and maybe a starchy bagel. You arrive at the glorious event famished so you gorge on hors d’oeuvres and alcoholic beverages. You pick at your lame and tasteless chicken or fish or for us veggies, cold pasta, and you feel like a cow come the bouquet toss. Sound familiar?
Here are a few tips to keep your trip to, at and from the festivities enjoyable and guilt free:
WV Wedding Laws
Download The Application To Be Placed On The Statewide Registry Of Persons Authorized To Perform Marriages In West Virginia. 48-2-402. Qualifications Of Religious Representative For Celebrating Marriages; Registry Of Persons Authorized To Perform Marriage Ceremonies; Special Revenue Fund. (A) Beginning The First Day Of September, Two Thousand One, The Secretary Of State Shall, Upon Payment Of The Registration Fee Established By The Secretary Of State Pursuant To Subsection (D) Of This Section, Make An Order Authorizing A Person Who Is A Religious Representative To Celebrate The Rites Of Marriage In All The Counties Of The State, Upon Proof That The Person: (1) Is Eighteen Years Of Age Or Older; (2) Is Duly Authorized To Perform Marriages By His Or Her Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization; And (3) Is In Regular Communion With The Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization Of Which He Or She Is A Member. (B) The Person Shall Give Bond In The Penalty Of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, With Surety Approved By The Commission. Any Religious Representative Who Gives Proof Before The County Commission Of His Or Her Ordination Or Authorization By His Or Her Respective Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization Is Exempt From Giving The Bond. (C) The Secretary Of State Shall Establish A Central Registry Of Persons Authorized To Celebrate Marriages In This State. Every Person Authorized Under The Provisions Of Subsection (A) Of This Section To Celebrate Marriages Shall Be Listed In This Registry. Every County Clerk Shall, Prior To The First Day Of October, Two Thousand One, Transmit To The Secretary Of State The Name Of Every Person Authorized To Celebrate Marriages By Order Issued In His Or Her County Since One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty And The Secretary Of State Shall Include These Names In The Registry. The Completed Registry And Periodic Updates Shall Be Transmitted To Every County Clerk. (D) A Fee Not To Exceed Twenty-Five Dollars May Be Charged By The Secretary Of State For Each Registration Received On Or After The First Day Of September, Two Thousand One, And All Money Received Shall Be Deposited In A Special Revenue Revolving Fund Designated The "Marriage Celebrants Registration Fee Administration Fund" In The State Treasury To Be Administered By The Secretary Of State. Expenses Incurred By The Secretary In The Implementation And Operation Of The Registry Program Shall Be Paid From The Fund. (E) No Marriage Performed By A Person Authorized By Law To Celebrate Marriages May Be Invalidated Solely Because The Person Was Not Listed In The Registry Provided For In This Section. (F) The Secretary Of State Shall Promulgate Rules To Implement The Provisions Of This Section. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In West Virginia You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church.