Showing posts from July, 2018

Offbeat Wedding Ceremony Readings

Are you looking for some unique readings to include in your ceremony? Here are some great ones! Classic: The First Letter of Saint John 4:7-12 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love…. Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love;… Song of Solomon 6:3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. My beloved speaks and says to me: Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land… Song of Solomon 8:6-7 Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame… Blessing

Wedding Contracts: 8 tips to understand wedding paperwork

I have to admit, when my sister got married just over six years ago, she only signed one contract (with the venue), and, she never read a word of the contract. She was one of the lucky brides, who didn’t have to pay the price of not reading her wedding vendor contracts. In my knowledge, from working in the wedding business for the 16+ years, I have heard so many stories of brides who did have to pay that price, for not being diligent. That is not a fun memory to have of your wedding at all. Now I’m on a mission to let couples know just how easy it is to know what’s in your wedding contracts so you are protected if anything should go wrong with your wedding vendors. Let’s break it down! 1. Why You Need Wedding Contracts Wedding contracts serve a few purposes. They outline exactly what you’re receiving in goods or services, and what your vendor is receiving in payment, what the time-line is for that payment, and who is making the payment. Wedding contracts also pro

Wedding Director, Like Theater

My thoughts our company serving as your wedding directors - A wedding director, almost exactly as a theater director or stage director - is a director/instructor in the wedding production field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a wedding theater production (almost exactly like a play, an opera, a musical, or a devised piece of work), by unifying various endeavors and aspects of wedding production. The director's function is to ensure the quality and completeness of wedding production and to lead the members of the creative team (the wedding service vendors) into realizing the producer's (bride and groom, that is) artistic vision for their wedding production. The director therefore collaborates with a team of creative individuals (photographers, MC/DJ performers, bakers) and other staff, coordinating research, stagecraft, costume design, props, lighting design, acting, set design, and sound design for the wedding production. In contemporary

Wedding Producer Vs. Venue-Enforced Planner

Recently, I sat down with a couple, to talk about all of the details of their wedding day. As an Entertainer, who also frequently handles Production and Direction, I always try to be sure that everyone involved in the wedding day, is completely clear on who is doing/responsible for, which specific tasks. As I started going through some questions, I noticed a few things I had asked them - they were not clear on, and could not tell me for sure who was responsible for, and openly/clearly agreed to doing many of the usual (and often seen as important) tasks - for their big day. Questions such as: “Who should we ask to take care of that?” “Who should we direct them to?” “How do we make sure that happens?” After several more uncertain and puzzling looks from the couple, I asked “Have you hired someone to formally work with you as your wedding Producer, and on the day-of, as your Director? To which they replied, “Well, the venue has someone on staff and and t