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Wedding Planning: How Much Do I Tip?
Many vendors will already include tips or gratuities into their wedding essentials service fees, so it’s best to ask ahead of time if gratuity is included in the cost of their services or if they add a gratuity in their service contract. Here is a basic rundown of how much you should tip for each service included in your wedding planning :
Hairstylist, Makeup Artist, Nail Techs
Dress Fitter, Alterations or Seamstress
Wedding Planning: New Twists on Wedding Traditions
Some modern couples are forgoing the typical wedding planning and turning to the spectacular to make their wedding ceremony truly an event to remember. Here, we’ve compiled a list of old wedding traditions and new twists that couples are incorporating into their big day.
1. Old Tradition: Matching wedding parties
Cookie-cutter dresses matching to a tee.
New Twist: Bridesmaid dresses of varying styles
Your friends have their own unique personalities, so why treat them like clones when it comes to their wedding attire? Today’s brides are encouraging their bridesmaids to choose their own individual dresses to complement their body type. To pull together a cohesive look for your wedding party, try dress styles in fabric of the same color or color family.
2. Old Tradition: Wedding ceremony costs covered by the bride’s parents
Racking up exorbitant wedding bills? Just pass them along to good old mom and dad.
New Twist: Footing the bill yourselves
Statistics show that the age of most couples planning weddings is 27 and older, which means many of them have established careers and can afford to take on much of the expenses themselves. However, parents are still contributing to wedding costs in some ways, but not in totality as years past. If you wish to have parents contribute to wedding costs, it’s important to sit down with both families early in the wedding planning process so that the wedding ceremony budget can be settled.
3. Tradition: Maid-of-honor/best man
Your most-trusted gal pal and beloved buddy are the only ones you want to stand by your side on the big day.
Twist: Unisex roles
Wedding parties today don’t have to be segregated by gender. A groom may have his sister stand in as the best man or the bride’s favorite male friend may be part of her wedding party.
4. Tradition: Conventional first dance
At Last was the same song your parents danced to at their wedding…30 years ago.
New Twist: Choreographed, show-stopp...
Wedding Planning: Splitting Wedding Costs
It often surprises newly engaged couples how formidable a social event their wedding will become. Wedding costs can be shocking. There are so many wedding ideas to consider, including the planning and organization, and, most importantly, who will pay for what.
For many, it’s the first time they’ve ever been intricately involved in a project this large. Even the smallest, most quickly designed wedding requires planning and expenditure. After all, you intend for it to be a once-in-a-lifetime event: One of your first decisions needs to be about wedding essential costs.
How you parcel out this financial load often is based not just on available resources and affordability, but on tradition. In times past, a bride’s parents paid for the lion’s share of the wedding. Today, however, the bridal couple, often with help from the groom’s parents, can share the cost. It’s also common for bridal couples to shoulder the entire burden of their celebrations.
When a groom’s parents contribute to the wedding essential costs, they become co-hosts. This means your wedding invitations should carry their names, too. If the couple pays their own way, “ownership” of the event is theirs and the inclusion of parents on invitations becomes a courtesy or sign of affection and respect.
What’s important is communication. You and your fiance should look realistically at your resources and set a workable budget. Ask yourselves what your priorities are. Discuss which asp...
WV Wedding Laws
Download The Application To Be Placed On The Statewide Registry Of Persons Authorized To Perform Marriages In West Virginia. 48-2-402. Qualifications Of Religious Representative For Celebrating Marriages; Registry Of Persons Authorized To Perform Marriage Ceremonies; Special Revenue Fund. (A) Beginning The First Day Of September, Two Thousand One, The Secretary Of State Shall, Upon Payment Of The Registration Fee Established By The Secretary Of State Pursuant To Subsection (D) Of This Section, Make An Order Authorizing A Person Who Is A Religious Representative To Celebrate The Rites Of Marriage In All The Counties Of The State, Upon Proof That The Person: (1) Is Eighteen Years Of Age Or Older; (2) Is Duly Authorized To Perform Marriages By His Or Her Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization; And (3) Is In Regular Communion With The Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization Of Which He Or She Is A Member. (B) The Person Shall Give Bond In The Penalty Of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, With Surety Approved By The Commission. Any Religious Representative Who Gives Proof Before The County Commission Of His Or Her Ordination Or Authorization By His Or Her Respective Church, Synagogue, Spiritual Assembly Or Religious Organization Is Exempt From Giving The Bond. (C) The Secretary Of State Shall Establish A Central Registry Of Persons Authorized To Celebrate Marriages In This State. Every Person Authorized Under The Provisions Of Subsection (A) Of This Section To Celebrate Marriages Shall Be Listed In This Registry. Every County Clerk Shall, Prior To The First Day Of October, Two Thousand One, Transmit To The Secretary Of State The Name Of Every Person Authorized To Celebrate Marriages By Order Issued In His Or Her County Since One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty And The Secretary Of State Shall Include These Names In The Registry. The Completed Registry And Periodic Updates Shall Be Transmitted To Every County Clerk. (D) A Fee Not To Exceed Twenty-Five Dollars May Be Charged By The Secretary Of State For Each Registration Received On Or After The First Day Of September, Two Thousand One, And All Money Received Shall Be Deposited In A Special Revenue Revolving Fund Designated The "Marriage Celebrants Registration Fee Administration Fund" In The State Treasury To Be Administered By The Secretary Of State. Expenses Incurred By The Secretary In The Implementation And Operation Of The Registry Program Shall Be Paid From The Fund. (E) No Marriage Performed By A Person Authorized By Law To Celebrate Marriages May Be Invalidated Solely Because The Person Was Not Listed In The Registry Provided For In This Section. (F) The Secretary Of State Shall Promulgate Rules To Implement The Provisions Of This Section. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In West Virginia You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church.