Wedding Planners Decatur AL
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:
AL Wedding Laws
Section 30-1-7- Persons Authorized To Solemnize Marriages. (A) Generally. Marriages May Be Solemnized By Any Licensed Minister Of The Gospel In Regular Communion With The Christian Church Or Society Of Which The Minister Is A Member, By A Judge Of The Supreme Court, Court Of Criminal Appeals, Court Of Civil Appeals, Any Circuit Court Or Any District Court Within This State, By A Judge Of Any Federal Court, Or By A Judge Of Probate Within His Or Her County, Or Any Retired Judge Of The Supreme Court, Retired Judge Of The Court Of Criminal Appeals, Retired Judge Of The Court Of Civil Appeals, Retired Judge Of The Circuit Court, Retired Judge Of The District Court Within This State Or A Retired Judge Of Probate Within His Or Her County. (B) Pastor Of Religious Society; Clerk Of Society To Maintain Register Of Marriages; Register, Etc., Deemed Presumptive Evidence Of Fact. Marriage May Also Be Solemnized By The Pastor Of Any Religious Society According To The Rules Ordained Or Custom Established By Such Society. The Clerk Or Keeper Of The Minutes Of Each Society Shall Keep A Register And Enter Therein A Particular Account Of All Marriages Solemnized By The Society, Which Register, Or A Sworn Copy Thereof, Is Presumptive Evidence Of The Fact. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Alabama 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.