Are you planning to officiate your friend's wedding and wondering how to get legally ordained? Don't worry; you're not alone. With more and more couples choosing to have their friends or family members officiate their weddings (over half of couples these days!), it's become increasingly important to know how to get legally ordained.In this post, we'll walk you through the process of becoming legally ordained to officiate a wedding. We'll cover everything from the legal requirements to the various options available for getting ordained, and we'll also address some frequently asked questions.
While the image of elopement is one of suddenness and secrecy (a rush in the middle of the night to the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas), the word has evolved into a wider, more modern definition. Today, any intimate wedding (often attended by only the couple, their officiant, and a witness or two) can be called an elopement, even if both families (and closest friends) are clued into the plan and the event is planned well in advance.
One of the most important parts of any wedding ceremony is the Declaration of Intent, also known as the "I do" moment. Read more to find traditional and modern applications, as well as commonly asked questions about the Declaration of Intent.
Your wedding and engagement rings are symbols of your love and commitment to each other. But, with so many different styles, materials, and designs to choose from, it can be tough to know how to wear them. The good news is - there's no one right way. Do whatever looks best and/or feels best to you! But since that's not the most helpful answer, we've shared some context and a few options.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and as the bride, you want everything to be perfect. One of the most iconic moments of the wedding ceremony is when the bride makes her grand entrance and walks down the aisle. While the traditional way for a bride to walk down the aisle is on the arm of her father, there are many modern and unique ways to make this moment even more special.
Today, many couples choose to enter pre-nuptial agreements and for a variety of reasons — as without them, partners must defer to the laws of the state in the event of death or divorce. If approached with intention, drafting one can be an opportunity to have frank conversations about financial realities that will remain relevant for the duration of a marriage.
If you're dreaming of a destination wedding, the first step is to choose the perfect location. But with so many beautiful places to choose from, how do you narrow it down? To help you out, we've put together a guide on how to find the perfect destination wedding venue.
These days, you can really get married anywhere. Just ask the couple who said “I do,” on the ocean floor or the one who enjoyed the first zero-gravity wedding. One New Hampshire based couple, amid the pandemic slew of Zoom ceremonies, even decided to get hitched in the metaverse.
For nearly a decade, trend pieces have been published with some regularity on the rise of male engagement rings. Nonetheless, by and large, they’ve yet to break into the mainstream. Despite high profile celebrities like Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry adopting the progressive practice, a 2020 study showed that only 5% of men are choosing to wear engagement rings, nodding to stagnant gender norms within cis-heterosexual wedding culture.