Wedding Tips

Plan and follow through with the details of your wedding far enough in advance so you can enjoy the preparations and the wedding.

Have as few social functions as possible the week before the wedding so you won’t be too tired.

During the rehearsal and the wedding ceremony try to be completely relaxed. Follow the directions given you by the Marriage Officiant. You will be more relaxed and less self-conscious during the ceremony if you think of the meaning of the words spoken both by yourself and the Marriage Officiant.

Remove the rings from their boxes before the wedding and have the best man keep the ring for the bride in his coat pocket, and the maid of honor keep the ring for the groom on her thumb or middle finger, unless you are using a Ring Bearer with a pillow, in which case attach the rings to the pillow at this time shortly before the ceremony.

The marriage license and payment must be given to the Marriage Officiant at the rehearsal or before the ceremony . He/she will fill out the license and return it to the nearest local government marriage clerk after the ceremony.

Formal Wear:

Have the shirt collar hug the neck and the shirtsleeves should extend no more than one-half inch past the jacket sleeve.

Jackets must not be tight in any way and button easily.

Trousers should touch the vamps of the shoes.

Black shoes and socks are worn with dark clothes; light-colored shoes with pastel or light socks are worn with light trousers.

The ring-bearer can wear an outfit that matches the groomsmen.