What’s Your Wedding Theme

Let me just start out this weeks tips by saying that ALL Weddings have a theme! Some are more subtle then others but when you set out to design your wedding day, you ultimately have to have a vision, a plan and an overall look of what you want. That boils down to a theme or if you prefer a style.  I think theme and style can be interchangeable. Once you decide the “look” of your wedding, that’s when you set out to create all the elements that will ultimately make your wedding unique. Industrial Theme Wedding – Riverside Art Museum 1. Having a themed wedding is one of the best ways to showcase you and your fiance’s style and favorite things. What are some of your favorite things, and how can you incorporate those elements into your wedding? One of my brides is obsessed with corn, literally!!  So we added a popcorn buffet as her favors and it was a huge success!  Think of something you would you love to share with your family and friends and add it to your wedding!! 2. Theme’s allow you to be original and wow your guests. Even if it’s a theme that has been done before. Put a twist on it, personalize it and set a trend!! Have your cocktail hour before the ceremony, have a late night snack, eat from a food truck, pose in a photo booth, weddings are really fun these days and there are no rules so go for it! 3. If you are a more traditional bride, you don’t have to be so specific about your theme.  You can just have your color, location or season...

Guidelines to Obtaining a Marriage License in Southern California

Requirements: The couple must appear together, no exceptions. Both must be over 18. If under 18 a court order must be obtained. You are required to present a current government-issued photo I.D. (passport, a driver’s license, a state I.D. card, or a green card). Other documents like (e.g. adoption papers, superior court name change, etc) may be applicable  for the issuance of a marriage license. Before coming to the County Clerk’s Office, call and   explain your situation in detail. For Foreign Citizens a passport is required. If you were previously married and the final dissolution was within the last two years, a copy of your divorce decree, annulment decree, or death certificate will be required.  If the final dissolution was more than two years, written proof may not be required, but the date of the final dissolution must be provided at the time the license is requested. You must completely fill out either a written or online application Non- Requirements: A blood test or health certificate are NOT required to obtain a marriage license. There is NO residence or citizenship status requirement. Other Important Info: The marriage license is valid for 90 days from when it was issued from the county. Proxy Marriages or Marriage over the phone or internet are NOT LEGAL in California There is no waiting period. The license may be used upon issuance. After you obtain a marriage license, you may be married by your choice of one of the following persons qualified to perform marriage ceremonies: Priest, Minister, or Rabbi of any religious denomination who is 18 years of age or older.  An active...