Expert’s Top 5 List for a Perfect Wedding Day

I’m engaged! Hooray! However, I’ve transitioned from glee to anxiety because I’m completely paranoid that I’m going to forget an important detail during my wedding planning. What advice would you give to help me make sure everything is perfect?- Marci,... Read More

Just the Right Time

Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Last weekend I attended a wedding as a guest. This is something I do maybe once every ten years, so I was quite surprised by the ceremony. I arrived at 5:45... Read More

Options For Choosing an Officiant

If you choose not to be married by a priest, a rabbi, or a minister of any religious or spiritual affiliation, you still have many options for choosing an officiant. In my state (California), for example, couples can be married... Read More

Setting the Scene with a Wedding Program

Photography by The Wiebners – Joel and Rita Wiebner – see more at www.thewiebners.com I have one regret about my wedding day, besides the fact that my dress fell down at the altar (thank goodness for flesh colored undergarments): That... Read More

How to Handle Wedding Bloopers

Over the years, I’ve seen many wedding bloopers and mishaps. Some have been little disasters, some amusing additions that become fond memories. In my experience the most common bloopers are due to the inclusion of young children in the wedding... Read More

11-ruffle-dress-shoes-bried-groom-107415 Want to Get Married Outdoors? No Sweat!

  There are lots of reasons to be married outdoors, and you don’t have to be limited to the hot summer months! With contingency plans, you can tie the knot in the great outdoors during any time of year (yes,... Read More

The Promise of Love

Long−term committed relationships are as common for gay and lesbian couples as they are for heterosexual couples. Over the years, I’ve performed a number of commitment ceremonies for same−sex couples. With the legalization of same−sex marriages in California, this is... Read More