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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:
FL Wedding Laws
All Regularly Ordained Ministers Of The Gospel Or Elders In Communion With Some Church, Or Other Ordained Clergy, And All Judicial Officers, Including Retired Judicial Officers, Clerks Of The Circuit Courts, And Notaries Public Of This State May Solemnize The Rites Of Matrimonial Contract, Under The Regulations Prescribed By Law. Marriage In Florida Is Regulated By Florida State Statute 741. This Domestic Relations Law Enumerates The Requirements For Obtaining A Florida Marriage License. According To Statute 741, There Is No Residency Requirement To Get Married In Florida Either On Behalf Of The Individuals Marrying Or The Wedding Officiant. Same Sex Marriages Are Not Permitted But Marriages Between First Cousins Are. A Couple Under The Age Of Eighteen Must Obtain The Permission Of Their Parents And Submit Additional Paperwork To The County Clerk Of The County Where Their Nuptials Are Being Performed. Florida Marriage Laws Specify That, "Any Ordained Or Licensed Clergy, Justices Of The Peace Or Notary Publics May Perform A Legally-Binding Wedding Ceremony." Florida'S Domestic Relations Statute 741.07 Does Not Require The Officiant To Be A Resident Of The State Of Florida. According To The Statute, "Persons Authorized To Solemnize Matrimony Are All Regularly Ordained Ministers Of The Gospel Or Elders In Communion With Some Church, Or Other Ordained Clergy, And All Judicial Officers, Including Retired Judicial Officers, Clerks Of The Circuit Courts, And Notaries Public Of This State May Solemnize The Rites Of Matrimonial Contract, Under The Regulations Prescribed By Law." This Includes Ordained Ministers In Or Outside The State Of Florida. Thanks To These Statutes, It Is Possible To Become A Priest Or Minister With The Universal Life Church Monastery And Perform Legally-Binding Marriage Ceremonies In Florida. An Ordained Minister Will Need To Supply The County Clerk With A Copy Of His Or Her Ordination Certificate. Quakers Are Also Empowered To Perform Wedding Ceremonies According To Their Own Religious Traditions. In Order To Get Married In Florida, Couples Must Obtain A Marriage License. The Documents Required For A Marriage License Include A Valid Government-Issued Photo Identification Card Such As A Passport, Driver'S License, Birth Certificate Or Permanent Green Card. If You Have Been Previously Married, The County Clerk Will Also Require You To Provide The Date Of Your Divorce Or The Date Of The Death Of Your Previous Spouse. If You Have Only Been Divorced For Thirty Days Or Less, The County Clerk Will Require That You Submit A Certified Copy Of The Divorce Decree Or The Death Certificate Of Your Spouse. A Florida Marriage License Is Valid For 60 Days. There Is A New Policy According To Florida Statute 741.0306 That An Engaged Couple Who Completes A State-Sanctioned Marriage Preparation Course Will Not Have To Wait Three Days After Obtaining Their Marriage License Before Marrying. A Couple Who Completes The Course Will Also Receive A Discount On The $93.50 Fee. This Marriage Preparation Course Outlines The Rites, Responsibilities And Duties Of A Husband And Wife To Each Other, Their Children And Both Their Obligations If They Divorce. After The Ceremony, Florida Marriage Laws Specify That A Copy Of The Florida Marriage Certificate Be Filed With The Department Of Children And Families In Jacksonville, Florida, Within Thirty Days. Tying The Knot In A Florida Wedding Ceremony Can Be Very Romantic. There Are Many Wedding Officiants Who Are Willing To Perform A Wedding Ceremony In Beautiful Locations Such As Pristine Beaches And On Cliffs Overlooking The Ocean. The Universal Life Church Monastery Can Provide The Wedding Officiant While A Myriad Of Wedding Planning Services Can Help Engaged Couples Determine The Location. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Florida 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.