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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:
CA Wedding Laws
The Laws Of The State Of California Make It Unnecessary For Persons Performing Marriages To File Credentials With The Clerk Of The Court Or With Anyone Else. The County And State Are Removed From Any Responsibility For Verification Of Credentials. The State Does Not Maintain A Central Registry Of Members Of The Clergy. Any Such Concern For Verification Is Totally At The Discretion Of The Parties To The Marriage. (The Universal Life Church Monastery Still Recommends That You Check With The County Clerk Where The Ceremony Will Be Held.) What Authorization Do I Need To Perform A Marriage In California? In California, It Is The Ordination Or Investment By The Denomination That Gives Each Clergy Member The Authority To Perform The Marriage Rite. Family Code, Sections 400-402 Are The Statutes Pertaining To Whom Can Solemnize A Marriage In California. The Following Is From California Family Code Sections: 400. Marriage May Be Solemnized By Any Of The Following Who Is Of The Age Of 18 Years Or Older: 420. A Priest, Minister, Or Rabbi Of Any Religious Denomination. No Particular Form For The Ceremony Of Marriage Is Required For Solemnization Of The Marriage, But The Parties Shall Declare, In The Presence Of The Person Solemnizing The Marriage And Necessary Witnesses, That They Take Each Other As Husband And Wife. 421. Before Solemnizing A Marriage, The Person Solemnizing The Marriage Shall Require The Presentation Of The Marriage License. If The Person Solemnizing The Marriage Has Reason To Doubt The Correctness Of The Statement Of Facts In The Marriage License, The Person Must Be Satisfied As To The Correctness Of The Statement Of Facts Before Solemnizing The Marriage. For This Purpose, The Person May Administer Oaths And Examine The Parties And Witnesses In The Same Manner As The County Clerk Does Before Issuing The License. 422. The Person Solemnizing A Marriage Shall Make, Sign, And Endorse Upon Or Attach To The Marriage License A Statement, In The Form Prescribed By The State Department Of Health Services, Showing All Of The Following: (A) The Fact, Date (Month, Day, Year), And Place (City And County) Of Solemnization. (B) The Names And Places Of Residence Of One Or More Witnesses To The Ceremony. (C) The Official Position Of The Person Solemnizing The Marriage, Or Of The Denomination Of Which That Person Is A Priest, Minister, Rabbi, Or Member Of The Clergy. (D) The Person Solemnizing The Marriage Shall Also Type Or Print The Person'S Name And Address. 423. The Person Solemnizing The Marriage Shall Return The Marriage License, Endorsed As Required In Section 422, To The County Recorder Of The County In Which The License Was Issued Within 10 Days After The Ceremony. 424. At The Request Of, And For, Either Party To A Marriage, The Person Solemnizing The Marriage Shall Issue A Marriage Certificate Showing The Facts Specified In Section 422. Please Note That, When Filling Out A Marriage License, The State Requests That You Use The Title "Minister" Or "Reverend", And Not "Officiant", In Box #29D. The County Clerks Also Require That You Enter Your Denomination, "Universal Life Church", In Box #29B. Failing To State A Denomination Results In A Rejection, And Requires A Duplicated Marriage License. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Domestic Partnerships ( View Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In California 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. California