Find out why having a friend officiate your wedding ceremony may not be your best choice.
Adding a ceremony space to your wedding venue, whether indoors or outdoors, can bring you more weddings. According to The Knot 2017 Real Weddings Study, “ceremonies hosted in a religious institution have dropped significantly, from 41% in 2009 to 22% in 2017.” These couples need to have their ceremonies somewhere and many will consider having […]
An outdoor wedding ceremony can be a wonderful, beautiful, event. Imagine the summer sun shining down on you, a cool breeze ruffling your partner’s hair as they say their vows, and your guests basking in the glow with you. Or perhaps you picture yourself getting married in October, with a nip in the air and […]
When planning your wedding ceremony, you have so many location options. I’ve married couples in chapels, upscale venues, parks, beaches, back yards, and living rooms. Take it from me. These tips will help you avoid problems when choosing a ceremony site.
If you created a Civil Union in New Jersey before Marriage Equality doesn’t mean your legally married today.
It’s my great pleasure to announce that Inclusive Ceremonies has moved to the lush countryside of the Catskill Mountains. Why Sullivan County? For years, couples have asked me if I had a place where they could exchange their vows. While I love Jersey City, my former home and office didn’t allow me the space to […]
Celebrating 10 years of marriage with a vow renewal A vow renewal is part wedding, part family ceremony, and all love. It’s a unique opportunity to revisit parts of your wedding or create something entirely new. For some couples, a vow renewal is a chance to replenish or redefine commitment. For others, a vow renewal […]
How do you reference everything from Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and still have a ceremony that your not-so-geeky friends and family can relate to?
For Dawn and Chris, the answer was to weave in references to the things they loved in a subtle way that was meaningful to them without turning their ceremony into Comicon. After all, as Albus Dumbledore said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”
Don’t let your wedding ceremony be an afterthought. Talk with a wedding officiant BEFORE choosing your venue to take advantage of their experience and expertise in making sure that the location you choose for your ceremony fits your ceremony plans.
More and more couples are realizing that wedding vows have a presence beyond the wedding ceremony. They are your plan for the future, a guide to how you want to live together, and a touchstone you can come back to if you ever get a little lost along the way.