Wedding Planners Exton PA
Chester Springs, PA
West Chester, PA
Chadds Ford, PA
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:
PA Wedding Laws
1503. Persons Qualified To Solemnize Marriages. (A) General Rule.--The Following Are Authorized To Solemnize Marriages Between Persons That Produce A Marriage License Issued Under This Part: 1. A Justice, Judge Or District Justice Of This Commonwealth. 2. A Former Or Retired Justice, Judge Or District Justice Of This Commonwealth Who Is Serving As A Senior Judge Or Senior District Justice As Provided Or Prescribed By Law. 3. An Active Or Senior Judge Or Full-Time Magistrate Of The District Courts Of The United States For The Eastern, Middle Or Western District Of Pennsylvania. 4. An Active Or Senior Judge Of The United States Court Of Appeals For The Third Circuit Who Is A Resident Of This Commonwealth. 5. A Mayor Of Any City Or Borough Of This Commonwealth. 6. A Minister, Priest Or Rabbi Of Any Regularly Established Church Or Congregation. (B) Religious Organizations.--Every Religious Society, Religious Institution Or Religious Organization In This Commonwealth May Join Persons Together In Marriage When At Least One Of The Persons Is A Member Of The Society, Institution Or Organization, According To The Rules And Customs Of The Society, Institution Or Organization. (C) Marriage License Needed To Officiate.--No Person Or Religious Organization Qualified To Perform Marriages Shall Officiate At A Marriage Ceremony Without The Parties Having Obtained A Marriage License Issued Under This Part. [Source Webmaster Note: Marriage Is A Civil Contract And Does Not Require A Particular Form Of Ceremony For Solemnization By A Government Or Religious Official. See Commonwealth Ex. Rel. Mcdermott V. Mcdermott, 236 Pa. Superior Ct. 541, 345 A.2D 914 (1975). However, Marriage Does Require Words Uttered To Establish At That Precise Time The Relationship Of Husband And Wife. Commonwealth V. Jones, 224 Pa. Superior Ct. 352, 307 A.2D 397 (1973). Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Pennsylvania 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.