Wedding Planners Manhattan KS
Overland Park, KS
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:
KS Wedding Laws
23-2504. Solemnizing Marriage; Persons Authorized To Officiate. (A) Marriage May Be Validly Solemnized And Contracted In This State, After A License Has Been Issued For The Marriage, In The Following Manner: By The Mutual Declarations Of The Two Parties To Be Joined In Marriage, Made Before An Authorized Officiating Person And In The Presence Of At Least Two Competent Witnesses Over 18 Years Of Age, Other Than The Officiating Person, That They Take Each Other As Husband And Wife. (B) The Following Are Authorized To Be Officiating Persons: (1) Any Currently Ordained Clergyman Or Religious Authority Of Any Religious Denomination Or Society; (2) Any Licentiate Of A Denominational Body Or An Appointee Of Any Bishop Serving As The Regular Clergyman Of Any Church Of The Denomination To Which The Licentiate Or Appointee Belongs, If Not Restrained From So Doing By The Discipline Of That Church Or Denomination; (3) Any Judge Or Justice Of A Court Of Record; (4) Any Municipal Judge Of A City Of This State; And (5) Any Retired Judge Or Justice Of A Court Of Record. (C) The Two Parties Themselves, By Mutual Declarations That They Take Each Other As Husband And Wife, In Accordance With The Customs, Rules And Regulations Of Any Religious Society, Denomination Or Sect To Which Either Of The Parties Belong, May Be Married Without An Authorized Officiating Person. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Kansas 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.