Wedding Planners Eagle River AK

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Start to Finish Wedding & Event Planners
(907) 350-0862
24616 Dawn Lane
Chugiak, AK
Delightfully Designed - Wedding Planning & Design
(205) 616-8267
6840 All Star Cr
Anchorage, AK
Kiss Me Productions Wedding Planning
(907) 632-9868
5311 Mockingbird Dr.
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Wedding Divas
(907) 230-3831
2731 Pelican Drive
Anchorage, AK
All About You Wedding Planning
(907) 240-8208
6290 N Bishop
Wasilla, AK
Always Amazing Occasions
(907) 351-6659
Rusty Allen Place
Anchorage, AK
Affairs by Claire
(907) 929-7866
8601 Jupiter Dr
Anchorage, AK
I Do Events
(907) 646-1402
2500 Winterchase Circle
Anchorage, AK
Alaska Custom Events
(907) 345-7272
1800 Dare Ave.
Anchorage, AK
Karla DeLong Weddings and Events
(907) 227-5907
PO Box 875306
Wasilla, AK

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 ; )

  • Plan Ahead & Be Flexible - I’ve planned many weddings within all kinds of time frames. From a couple of years to a couple of weeks. Depending on the size and style of your wedding, you may only need a few months but I typically advise on a year. Especially if you are looking for a specific date or venue, in which case I advise 18 months. This is why I say, be flexible. More often then not, the perfect date and/or venue will not be available at the same time so be sure to have options. And a lot of times, getting 1 and or both come at a premium cost. Consider an off day like a Friday or a Sunday, as well as an off season date. Many venues have lower rates on off days and seasons so try to plan around those dates to get the best possible rate in your dream location. Also, think outside of the box. Traditional venues come with many rules and stipulations that can either jack up the cost of your day or force you to use vendors that aren’t at the top of your list. In my instance, we chose to do our ceremony at a park overlooking the ocean. We had our guests stand, created an aisle with flower petals and let the scenery be our decor. Price tag – $0. Afterward we had some champagne with our guests, sent them on their way to dine and freshen up while we took our photos, making it back home just in time for our backyard reception. Lucky for us we have a fun patio complete with a tiki bar but if you’re looking for affordable, consider asking a friend to use their house or yard for the reception. It can be their wedding gift to you. Stringing up some market lights will do wonders to a backyard, making it look simple and elegant for the cost of dinner & a movie, if not less. We saved time, a ton of money, frustration and added to our eco-karma by not renting chairs or having anything delivered. So again, be flexible with your times, dates, themes, etc. because you may be surprised at how great it turns out if you give yourself some options ; )
  • Pool Your Resources & Get Creative – There are many elements to a wedding: flowers, music, dresses, food, photos, videos and on and on. And having been a part of the wedding world for almost a decade, I will tell you that as...

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Summer Lovin’

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:
∗ Pack enough protein bars for the flight/ride, wedding day and trip home. Cliff bars and Luna bars are yummy and Vegan!!
∗ If you are stuck at an airport, there is always a food court that has some kind of place to get a sandwich or a salad that you can order your way. Smoke may come out of the fast food person’s ears but just ask and they will do it with proper instruction. I know it’s easy to run to Mcd’s but take an extra few minutes to scour your terminal. A lot of ports have “Chili’s to gos” now and you can great a salad there or my personal fave, a black bean burger with all the fixin’s (sans cheese). If you are running late, don’t!!! Plan ahead, eat breakfast and get there on time!!
∗At the hotel, try to resist temptation and instead of ordering room service, find the local grocery store, get a cheap cooler and stock up with veggies, fruit and sandwich stuff for dinner and breakfas...

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AK Wedding Laws

Getting Married In Alaska Is Not Difficult. In Fact, Alaskas Straightforward Wedding Laws Make It One Of The Easiest States For Those Who Become Legally Ordained Online To Officiate Weddings In. There Are No Residency Requirements For The Bride, Groom Or The Wedding Officiant And The Alaska Marriage License Is Relatively Easy To Come By. The Bride And The Groom Must Be Eighteen Years Of Age And Have Proper Identification When They Apply For The Alaska Marriage License. The Licenses Fee Is $25, And Alaska Mandates A Three-Day Waiting Period After The License Is Issued Before The Couple May Marry. The Alaska Marriage License Is Valid For 90 Days And Is Only Valid In That State. There Are No Health Tests Required By The State Of Alaska To Obtain A Wedding License. A Person Who Plans On Getting Married But Has Been Divorced Less Than 60 Days Prior Must Submit A Copy Of The Divorce Decree To The County Clerk Of The County In Alaska Where They Plan On Getting Married. A Couple With A Fiancé Under The Age Of 18 Must Submit Additional Documentation. Couples That Fit This Description Should Inquire With The Local County Clerk About Additional Information On Supplemental Documentation Wedding Officiates Are Governed By Alaska Statute 25.05.261 (A)(2)1. The Statute Specifies That Anyone Can Perform Alaska Marriages - Including Those Who Get Ordained Online - If The Individual Obtains A Marriage Commissioner Appointment From An Alaskan Judge Or Court. The Wedding Officiate Who Performs The Ceremony Does Not Need To Live In Alaska To Perform Weddings There; Universal Life Church Ministers Who Get Ordained Online In The Contiguous Us Can Legally Perform Weddings In Alaska. The Officiate Must Also Be At Least 18 Years Of Age And Must File The Appropriate Paperwork With The County Clerk Of The County Where The Wedding Will Be Located To Be Deemed A Marriage Commissioner. The County Clerk Where You Plan On Performing The Wedding Will Help Guide Potential Wedding Officiates Through The Application Process. Universal Life Church Ministers Should Note That Is Not Difficult To Obtain A Marriage Commissioner Appointment As Long As You File The Correct Paperwork At Least One Week Prior To Performing The Wedding Ceremony. Alaska Has Quite Liberal Interpretations As To Who Can Be A Wedding Officiate. Marriages Can Be Solemnized By A Minister, Rabbi Or Priest Of Any Religious Congregation Or Church In Alaska, Or By An Officer Or Elder Of A Church Or Congregation That Does Not Traditionally Have Regular Priests, Ministers Or Rabbis. Surprisingly Enough, Even Commissioned Officers Of The Salvation Army Are Also Considered To Be Wedding Officiates By The State Of Alaska. These Loose Marriage Laws Make Arguments Against Becoming Ordained Online Through The Universal Life Church For The Purposes Of Performing Weddings Null And Void. The State Of Alaska Is Also Quite Liberal In Allowing Creative Marriage Ceremonies As Well As Who Can Be Designated As A Wedding Officiate. As Per Usual, Getting A Universal Life Church Minister To Perform A Beautiful Alaska Wedding Ceremony May Be A Wonderful Way To Bind A Loving Couple In Matrimony Without Taking A Toll On Their Checkbook. Sec. 25.05.261. Who May Solemnize. (A) Marriages May Be Solemnized (1) By A Minister, Priest, Or Rabbi Of Any Church Or Congregation In The State, Or By A Commissioned Officer Of The Salvation Army, Or By The Principal Officer Or Elder Of Recognized Churches Or Congregations That Traditionally Do Not Have Regular Ministers, Priests, Or Rabbis, Anywhere Within The State; (2) By A Marriage Commissioner Or Judicial Officer Of The State Anywhere Within The Jurisdiction Of The Commissioner Or Officer; Or (3) Before Or In Any Religious Organization Or Congregation According To The Established Ritual Or Form Commonly Practiced In The Organization Or Congregation. (B) This Section May Not Be Construed To Waive The Requirements For Obtaining A Marriage License. Sec. 25.05.271. Duty Of Officiating Person Before Ceremony. The Officiating Person Shall Determine That The Parties Presenting Themselves To Be Married Are The Parties Named In The License. If The Officiating Person Knows Of A Legal Impediment To The Marriage, The Officiating Person May Not Perform The Ceremony. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Alaska 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.