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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:
OH Wedding Laws
See The Ohio Secretary Of State Website For Further Information. (External Link) ? 3101.08. Who May Solemnize. An Ordained Or Licensed Minister Of Any Religious Society Or Congregation Within This State Who Is Licensed To Solemnize Marriages, A Judge Of A County Court In Accordance With Section 1907.18 Of The Revised Code, A Judge Of A Municipal Court In Accordance With Section 1901.14 Of The Revised Code, A Probate Judge In Accordance With Section 2101.27 Of The Revised Code, The Mayor Of A Municipal Corporation In Any County In Which Such Municipal Corporation Wholly Or Partly Lies, The Superintendent Of The State School For The Deaf, Or Any Religious Society In Conformity With The Rules Of Its Church, May Join Together As Husband And Wife Any Persons Who Are Not Prohibited By Law From Being Joined In Marriage. In Order To Marry In The State Of Ohio, An Engaged Couple Must First Obtain An Ohio Marriage License. The County Clerk Where You Plan To Marry Will Issue The Marriage License. The Fee For An Ohio Wedding License Is $40. Most Counties Only Accept Cash Though Some Also Accept Money Orders. It Is Best To Check With The County Clerk Where You Are Applying For Your Marriage License To Determine What Their Policies Are. Proxy, Cousin And Same-Sex Marriages Are Not Permitted In Ohio. Ohio Is One Of The States That Has Passed The Doma Or Defense Of Marriage Act Prohibiting Same Sex Couples From Marrying And Specifying That Only One Man And One Wife May Enter Into Matrimony. Common Law Marriages Entered Into Prior To October Of 1991 Are Permitted As Determined By Ohio Marriage Laws. Common Law Marriages Entered Into After This Date Are Not Permitted.A Valid Government-Issued Identification Card Is Necessary To Apply For An Ohio Wedding License. Valid Identification Includes A Driver'S License, Passport, Certified Birth Certificate Or Visa. You Do Not Need To Be A Resident Of Ohio In Order To Marry In Ohio. If You Have Been Previously Married, You Must Bring A Certified Copy Of Your Divorce Decree Of A Copy Of Your Former Spouse'S Death Certificate. Both Parties Must Go To The County Clerk'S Office In Person To Apply For The Marriage License And Must Have Appropriate Identification. An Ohio Marriage License Is Valid For Sixty Days. There Is No Waiting Period After The License Is Issued And No Blood Tests Are Required. If You Are Under The Age Of Eighteen, You Must Obtain The Consent Of Your Parents To Marry And Furnish A Copy Of Your Birth Certificate According To Ohio Marriage Laws.If You Are In The Process Of Determining How To Get Married In Ohio, The Wedding Officiant You Choose Must Fall Into The Legal Category Of Individuals Who Are Empowered To Solemnize Marriages In Ohio. As Of April, 1991 And According To Ohio Marriage Laws As Determined By Ohio Statute 31.0.10, Any Minister Of Any Congregation Or Religious Community May Officiate At Ohio Weddings As Long As The Minister Remains In Good Standing With His Or Her Religious Community Or Congregation. This Means That Ulc Monastery Ministers Are Capable Of Legally Officiating Wedding Ceremonies In The State Of Ohio. Ministers Must Apply For A License To Officiate Ohio Weddings From The Secretary Of State. This Includes Online Ordained Ministers As Well. There Is No Residency Requirement Of A Wedding Officiant In Order To Officiate At Ohio Weddings, So Ministers Who Became Legally Ordained Online From Outside Of Ohio Are Able To Perform Legally-Recognized Wedding Ceremonies There. A Special Note For Ulc Monastery Ministers Who Are Looking To Perform Wedding Ceremonies In Ohio: This State Is One Of Two In The United States Which Requires A Live Signature On The Ordination Credentials Universal Life Church Ministers Present To County Clerks When Filing For A Marriage License. The Ulc Monastery Has A Special Ordination Credential Prepared Specifically For This Purpose. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Ohio 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.