The Importance of a Wedding Rehearsal

Hiring a wedding planner or just having a self-run wedding is a big decision. It can be costly to hire a planner and time consuming to find the right one for your style of wedding. While on the other hand, running the wedding and rehearsal yourself or with the help of …

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Beach Wedding Planning for the Tide

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A few weeks ago I officiated a wonderful beach wedding at Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. It’s a great venue because there’s plenty of parking but since the parking is a little steep ($30 per car without restaurant validation) it’s more like a private club than the actual public beach that …

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How to Include Children in Your Wedding Ceremony

Many weddings have a young flower girl and ring bearer but what if you are bringing children into a marriage and want them to play a more significant role? How can you make your children feel like they are a big part of not only the ceremony but of the …

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Dove Release — Dos & Don’ts for Your Wedding

A dove release is a tremendous way to demonstrate your love and leave your guests in awe at your ceremony. But it only works if you do the release the right way. I recently had a bride and groom who bought their doves from a pet store and when they were …

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How to Get Everyone to the Wedding On Time

It may seem unnecessary to have a post about how to get everyone to the wedding on time but in my experience about 50% off all weddings start 30 minutes or more late. This can be a problem depending on the venue and people involved in your ceremony. I’ve seen 100 …

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