(Closed) bride in need of tips. oct 27th wedding

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 4
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do you know what you will be doing for food yet?  Is it possible you could have family members start contacting caterers and sending you information?

How about an officiant?  October is a super busy month.

Post # 6
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely get moving on the officiant.  I am 10/26 and booked mine months ago and she said it’s a good thing because she was getting lots of inquiries.  You can probably look online for someone!  My fiance and I aren’t terribly religious either!  



Post # 7
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@kennedy88:  You can hire a travelling officient if you look in the yellowpages! They are non-religious for the most part and can do a secular ceremony. I’ll italicize the DO NOW things…

I would also say you need:

-dress & accessories This can take 6+ months to order

-who will set up/take down things


-bridesmaid and groomsmen attire



-guest book or alternative

-cake or cupcakes or pie or whatnot

-florist A big part of your budget to figure out

-centrepieces for each table

-rentals for linens, plates, chairs, tables, cups, etc Very important

-late night snacks?

-transportation to and from the venue (ESPECIALLY if you are drinking) Also a budget killer

-permits and licencing if you need it (we needed a liquor licence and marriage licence, and also a fire permit if you have a bonfire or outdoor flame)

-wedding bands

-favours, if you are doing them

Post # 8
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kennedy88:  As far as the officiant goes you can have a non-religious ceremony.  That’s what we are doing — our officiant actually works for our county and he only charges $50 for rehearsal and $50 for the wedding.  So check into the county you’d be living in.  That’s how it is in VA — not sure how it works in MO.  But it’s worth looking into — and you can do it over the internet. 

Our officiant sent us his ceremony program thing he goes by and told us we could omit stuff or add stuff (he just had to look it over before because he can’t say anything religious as he works for the county).  If we wanted any religious readings we have to have friends or family do it.  

We’ve had ours booked for a long time now.  Sometimes officiants (at least in this area) want like $500 O_O…….so def shop around.  If we hadn’t we would have had to pay $500 versus $100 total and I dunno if that $500 included a dang rehearsal.  Pssh! 

& thank you for serving our country Smile

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