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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:
TX Wedding Laws
Today, Many Couples Seek Out A More Personalized, Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony. These Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremonies Are Increasingly Popular Among Couples From Different Religious Backgrounds And/Or Amongst Couples Who Prefer A Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony. Many Non-Denominational Ministers Will Be More Than Happy To Incorporate Elements Into The Wedding Ceremony That Have An Intimate Meaning To The Couple, Whether These Elements Are Based On Traditional Religious Practices Or Not. All States Have Their Own Set Of Wedding Laws. In The State Of Texas, The Wedding Laws Are Governed By The Texas Family Code. Section 2.202 Of The Texas Family Code Establishes The State Law Regarding The Performance Of A Wedding Ceremony. There Is No Requirement That A Wedding Officiant Be A Resident Of The State Of Texas Or Of A Certain Age. An Online-Ordained Minister Is Also Able To Perform Weddings In The State Of Texas. The Following Are The Criterion As Set Forth In The Texas Family Code For Wedding Officiants: A Person Who Is An Officer Of A Religious Organization And Who Is Authorized By The Organization To Conduct A Marriage Ceremony A Jewish Rabbi A Licensed Or Ordained Christian Minister Or Priest A Justice, Magistrate Or Judge Of Any Of The State, County Or Federal Courts In The State Of Texas. Please Note: Wedding Officiants Must Complete The Marriage License And Return It To The County Clerk Who Issued It Within Thirty Days Of The Marriage. Texas Wedding State Law Does Not Distinguish Between A Wedding Officiant Who Has Been Ordained Online Or By A Seminary School. A Month Or So Before Performing The Wedding, It Is Prudent To Check With The County Clerk Where You Will Be Officiating The Wedding Ceremony To Clarify If There Are Any Other Documents Required By That Particular County, Such As A Notarized Letter Stating That You Are In Good Standing With The Religious Organization That Ordained You. However, The Various Counties In Texas Follow Closely Section 2.202 Of The Texas Family Code. The State Of Texas, As Mentioned Before, Does Not Require A Wedding Officiant To Be A State Resident. Officiating A Wedding Ceremony In Texas As An Online-Ordained Minister Is Quite Easy If You Are Authorized By A Religious Organization To Perform Marriage Ceremonies And You Are An Officer Of The Religious Organization. Otherwise, You Must Be An Ordained Christian Minister Or Jewish Rabbi. You Will Need Your Ordination Certification To Present To The County Clerk. Do Remember To File The Marriage License In The Texas County Where Your Performed The Marriage Within Thirty Days Of The Wedding. Familiarity With Section 2.202 Of The Texas Family Code Is Important If You Plan On Regularly Officiating Wedding Ceremonies In The State Of Texas. It Is Also Wise To Double-Check With The Local County Clerk Where You Will Be Officiating The Wedding To Make Sure That The County Does Not Need Any Additional Documentation From You Prior To The Wedding. Most Counties Follow The Texas Family Code To The Letter And Other Than A Letter Of Good Standing, You Will Only Be Required To Present Appropriate Identification And Your Ordination Certification. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Texas 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.