Wedding Planners Newington CT
East Hartford, CT
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:
CT Wedding Laws
Sec. 46B-22. (Formerly Sec. 46-3). Who May Join Persons In Marriage. Penalty For Unauthorized Performance. (A) All Judges And Retired Judges, Either Elected Or Appointed And Including Federal Judges And Judges Of Other States Who May Legally Join Persons In Marriage In Their Jurisdictions, Family Support Magistrates, State Referees And Justices Of The Peace May Join Persons In Marriage In Any Town In The State And All Ordained Or Licensed Clergymen, Belonging To This State Or Any Other State, So Long As They Continue In The Work Of The Ministry May Join Persons In Marriage. All Marriages Solemnized According To The Forms And Usages Of Any Religious Denomination In This State, Including Marriages Witnessed By A Duly Constituted Spiritual Assembly Of The Baha'Is, Are Valid. All Marriages Attempted To Be Celebrated By Any Other Person Are Void. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Marriage ( Supreme Court Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In Connecticut 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.