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ASK CHAPLAIN ROYAL… I have received a couple of emails asking, “What is a divorce ceremony?” That is a good question, especially since we have not experienced many of them, here in the Mid-West. Coming together to form a union of love, trust and relationship involves more than just two people. It also involves their
I always tell couples, the week before the ceremony you need to realize that all the planning is now ready to put into place. The professionals now have a job to do. Let them do it! Here are five tips that can help keep your rehearsal; productive, stress-free, and light hearted. 1. It is paramount
WHAT IS PREMARITAL COACHING Published in 2009, the New York Times Magazine ran an article: “Married (Happily) With Issues”. Written by Elizabeth Weil, she crafted a funny, honest, and intimate portrait of her marriage. (I suggest reading that piece before continuing this piece.) When most people think of premarital coaching or counseling, they often think
A Question for Chaplain Royal… “What do we do if one of us wants to write our own vows and the other does not?” Your weddings vows are just that, YOUR vow, pledge, commitment to one-another. As such, the words you share should be what resonates with you. If one of you wants to write
A Question for Chaplain Royal… “Who should we invite to the rehearsal dinner?” Those whom should be included on the guest list are: the bride and groom, all attendants (bridesmaids and groomsman) and their spouses or partners, the couple’s immediate families, and the officiant/minister and spouse. If the budget and seating allows, a nice gesture
Will you have out-of-town guests with you at your wedding ceremony? Let’s talk about how you can help make it easy on those who are traveling long distances. It is important to pay particular attention to your out-of-town guests. Traveling to you will cost the average guest between $500 to $1500 per person when you
Whose Wedding is it Anyway?, TLC Weddings, A Wedding Story, these are just some of the reality TV shows that are available to use each week. Isn’t it amazing how easy each program make planning seem. Some of them do have “hiccups”, but most seem just about flawless when it is all said and done.