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Consider Eloping - Simple and Sublime!  And right now, it may be your safest bet. The safest way to get married as we navigate living with the coronavirus pandemic is by keeping your guest count low, or have no guests at all. Contracting the virus increases in large gatherings, so choosing to elope alone or with your closest friends/family brings those chances down...

You’ll Need a Florida Marriage License You will need to get your Florida Marriage License to make the marriage legal.  A Florida notary public or ordained minister will witness your marriage and sign the license before it is legally recorded and then a certified copy of the marriage certificate is mailed to you after the wedding. How to apply You and your...

We’ve all been asked to put our lives on hold during this health/economic crisis, but wedding couples have had the added stress of putting their plans for a future together on hold as well.  Our hearts go out to you and we hope you’ll take the opportunity to grow your ability to flex as a couple – a good strength...

Are Your Wedding Plans Being Upended by the Coronavirus Outbreak? 7 Things to Consider The heath and economic crisis surrounding the global spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has everyone on edge about the future.  Couples planning a destination wedding or even a local one have a lot to consider when deciding whether to go forward, cancel, postpone, or change their plans. You've likely...

What You Need To Say “I Do” in Florida For couples dreaming of a romantic outdoor wedding, Florida beckons, especially the Gulf Coast or SunCoast with its spectacular sunsets. Destination beach and resort weddings are popular for people from all over because of the year-round warm weather and sunny skies. Florida just may be the perfect place to Say “I Do,”...

Don’t want the big, extravagant country club or hotel wedding? Or to spend a fortune on something that will be over in a few hours? Or, have you been there and done that (and realize it’s not about big or extravagant?). If your style is more relaxed, a destination beach wedding can be a dream come true for you, your...

9 Ways to Start Investing in Your Marriage  Stacy Prouty, Non-denominational Minister with Say “I Do” Ceremonies As wedding officiants since 2004, we’ve met thousands of people, officiated hundreds of wedding ceremonies and renewal of vows and heard firsthand what makes a marriage work. Here are a few things that we’ve heard and learned that seem pretty consistent with what psychologists offer...

Also see Spicing up your Wedding Ceremony Looking for fun ceremony ideas for your wedding ?  Don't wan't people to glaze over or even skip your ceremony all together?  Just because your great aunt says that’s just the way it’s done doesn’t mean YOUR wedding ceremony has to follow “the rules.” While there are a few legal requirements you need (and...

The Hows and Whys of Engagement and Wedding Rings Rings given before marriage (i.e., engagement rings) and during the wedding ceremony are common in many cultures.  These symbols demonstrate a person’s intent and commitment (and belonging) to another. Rings have a long history as they relate to love or marriage. In fact, hieroglyphics show Egyptian brides wearing wedding rings almost 5,000...

[caption id="attachment_5611" align="alignright" width="297"] Borrow a vintage veil for good luck[/caption] Weddings used to come with many rules, rituals, traditions and customs.  Many formalities have been eschewed by the modern bride, but some bestow wisdom and benevolence from those who’ve come before us  - and are worth the test of time.  The ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’...

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