Budgeting; Stretching Your Wedding Penny To A Dollar

We’re sure you’ve heard it before, but I’ll say it again: weddings can be expensive and before you know it can suck your savings account dry! Before you jump into planning your big day and locking in venues and vendors, it’s crucial that both you and your fiance candidly ask yourselves about how much you guys are willing to shell out. Even if you have deep pockets it still makes perfect sense to carefully budget for each component. Following are some key pointers that will help you stretch you wedding penny to a dollar and help you get the best of both worlds i.e. a memorable wedding without breaking the bank. Don’t get married on a Saturday. Saturdays are the most sought after, and there

Writing your Wedding Vows: Dos & Don't

Writing your own vows to exchange during the ceremony is totally optional. However, if you decide to write your own vows, rather than having it written by your wedding officiant, then you should take the time and put some thought into it so that you can rehearse and perfect what you want to say to your partner on that day. Here are 3 quick tips to get you going: 1. Whatever you do, do not try and wing your vows on that days. Create a script and work from that. 2. Don't worry about what your family and friends are going to think, your vows should be solely for you and your partner. 3. Have Fun. Yes, it is your wedding and you want everything to go flawlessly. But also remember to have fun and

Bill, 83, knew he loved Shirley, 82, when they met. Three months later, he proposed.

Bill Shaffstall, 83, and Shirley Archie, 82, take an oath as they get a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. GREENSBORO — At the downtown magistrate’s office, 83-year-old Bill Shaffstall and 82-year-old Shirley Archie were the first of four couples to sign up shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday for a judge to marry them. The two octogenarians holding hands in the waiting area of the Guilford County Detention Center complex met earlier this year and had known each other for just three months when Bill proposed. Shirley’s daughter, Shurrane Webb, had moments earlier pinned the corsage Bill had bought on her mother’s dress. “If she loves him

How to Find the Right Atlanta Wedding Officiant

There are a few things that are obviously more important than others at a wedding. Who will be officiating the ceremony is one of these. It is important to research and choose someone who has similar ideas and an understanding of who you are and how you want your day to go - whether that’s a civil celebrant or a priest in a religious ceremony. Here are a few important questions that you should consider when deciding to hire a wedding officiant: What does marriage mean to them? What are their qualifications or registration? How do they like to run the ceremony? Can you write and say your own vows if you wish? Can you proof your ceremony wording before the day? Will the celebrant submit you

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