In North Carolina as soon as your wedding license is issued you can get officially married. You don’t have to wait a nanosecond to snag your officiant and say your vows. So if you get the urge to legally merge as soon as the ink is dry, go for it and POOF you will be wed. You’ve read about it in English class, although Romeo and Juliet didn’t live happily ever after, and you’ve seen it in the movies and on soap operas. Here’s what you might miss out on:
If your wedding participants like to imbibe, alcohol at the reception and/or during cocktail hour is probably already in your Big Binder of Wedding Plans. However, why limit the spirits to vodka cranberries or whiskey and colas? Creating a signature cocktail can make your wedding celebration all the rage and uniquely unforgettable. That is, unless, your guests over-indulge…then there may be many things forgotten.
Cocktail hour: the time after the ceremony when the wedding party and newly betrothed couple are getting millions of pictures taken while the guests sit around, listening to poorly-performed Sinatra instrumentals, eating small versions of their favorite foods, sipping away at something vaguely alcoholic to alleviate their boredom.
Wedding planning doesn’t usually usher in feelings of thankfulness or appreciation for the things which often add to the madness. We understand the franticness of getting married and how it can sometimes feel more like a chore than a celebration-in-the-making. Well, keep on reading so you can have a few reasons to smile through the pain. We’re thankful for:
When your parents got married your mom was the wild one who had the word “obey” removed from her vows. Yes, traditionally the bride promised to “love, honor, and obey…” her husband. Some women are still okay with that and others may be crossing their fingers if they must intone those words. But you’re different and you and your beloved have decided that you want to write your own vows that will be sincere, meaningful, and unique.
Military weddings aren’t something you see every day. Wrapped in traditions as old as they come, military weddings can be a sparkling and distinguished beacon to begin married life…that is, when they’re done properly. Don’t be memorable in a bad way. Educate yourself by reading our guide to military wedding traditions below!
You’ve envisioned and planned every detail of your wedding celebration from the dress to the centerpieces. You can picture your perfectly decorated venue with all that joy just gushing out of your guests. Have you thought about what the room looks like 30 seconds after the party? Yeah, that’s not pretty and somebody has to clean it all up. Since you are planning to be out of the picture just slightly before the party ends, you’ve got to get a system in place to strike the site so that your personal fairy tale has a happy ending.