Monday, September 24, 2007

The Name Change Kit Difference

The Original Name Change Kit for Brides by the Wedding Helpers is by far the most comprehensive name change kit on the market today. With over 15 year’s of experience in creating this great kit, our wedding experts continuously review and revamp The Name Change Kit for Brides so that it is always up-to-date and accurate. There have been copy-cat kits popping up around the net, but please know that they are in no way, shape or form as comprehensive as The Original Name Change Kit for Brides by the Wedding Helpers.

The Original Name Change Kit for Brides is far more than a name change form distribution service. We provide expert step-by-step assistance with your name change and are always available to answer your questions. There are so many great advantages to The Original Name Change Kit for Brides by the Wedding Helpers. If you want to learn about all the great reasons why The Name Change Kit is still the preferred choice by thousands of brides, check out The Name Change Kit Difference page on our Web site. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call us anytime at (800) 274-0675

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thank You Note Writing Tips

One of the biggest tasks facing all newly engaged and newly married couples is the writing of thank you cards. While all brides and grooms are extremely grateful for the beautiful gifts they receive, actually sitting down and writing out thank you cards for each gift can be almost as stressful as planning the wedding.

Whether you’re a traditional couple and plan to handwrite each individual thank you card or a more modern pair that will be using the convenience of technology to create fabulous pre-printed thank you cards, knowing exactly what to say to your guests can be tricky. A great tool to guide you through the thank you card process is “The Bride’s Thank You Guide: Thank-you Writing Made Easy.” This great book can help you determine what message to put in your pre-printed thank you cards or how to personalize your hand-written thank-you’s. If you’re getting married soon or are already married and are still working on your thank you cards, this book is for you. You can find out more about this book as well as view our entire selection of thank you cards by visiting our online wedding invitation store.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Original Name Change Kit for Brides is the Best

While it’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, copycats are almost never as good as the original. That’s why The Original Name Change Kit for Brides by The Wedding Helpers wants you to know that our name change kit not only offers the most name change forms of any kit available, but we also have the most experience helping brides and grooms through the name change process.

The Original Name Change Kit for Brides was developed over 15 years ago and is continually revamped and updated to fit the needs of today’s couples. We even offer assistance with grooms who want to change their names or for couples with minor children – that’s something no other kit offers. But don’t take our word for it. You can check out what independent news organizations and media think about The Original Name Change Kit for Brides by The Wedding Helpers by visiting the Reviews page of our Web site. If you’re looking for help with your name change, be sure to compare before you buy – not all name change kits are created equal!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Printed Thank You Cards by WeddingHelpers.CCEasy

Weddings are absolutely wonderful. So many friends and family gathered together to celebrate you! And of course, who can forget all the wonderful gifts people select for you and your groom. There’s no simpler way to say thank you to your wedding guests for their attendance and generosity than with a heartfelt thank you card. Of course, writing hundreds of thank you cards is a daunting task and can take weeks or months to complete.

Why not simplify the process! You can now get printed thank you notes at the same great place you can get your wedding invitations and save-the-date cards. That’s right, WeddingHelpers.cceasy now offers an extensive line of printed thank you cards that will save you tons of time. Our printed thank you cards can be customized with your wedding photographs and personal message to create a unique and heartfelt expression of your gratitude. Check out the entire line of printed thank you cards by visiting our wedding invitations Web site today.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Menu Cards and Wedding Invitations

No matter if you’re planning a formal wedding or a casual wedding, you want your guests to have a great time at your ceremony and your reception. A great way to set the tone for guests is with a great menu card set at their seat and/or on the buffet tables. Menu cards not only allow your guests to get a sneak preview of what type of food you will be serving at your reception, but they also help to establish your wedding theme and style.

You can choose menu cards that match your wedding invitations or save the date cards or you can choose to think outside the box and choose funky menu cards that compliment the unique style of your wedding. You can check out our entire selection of Menu Cards by visiting the Menu Cards page of WeddingHelpers.cceasy’s wedding invitations Web site. If you have any questions about menu cards or wedding invitations, feel free to give us a buzz at 1-800-274-0675.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Directions Cards in Your Wedding Invitations

No matter where you’re tying the knot – be it your hometown or your favorite beach – chances are your guests will need directions to some part of your big event. Offering your guests easy-to-follow directions to your rehearsal dinner, wedding and/or reception is an extra special touch many brides are opting to include with their wedding invitations. By doing this, you’re taking the burden off your guests and are hopefully ensuring your guests have an on-time arrival.

If you are thinking about including a directions card in your Wedding Invitation, be sure to check out WeddingHelpers.cceasy’s directions card page on our Wedding Invitations Web site to see an extensive array of options to choose from. Whether your wedding invitations are formal, traditional or casual, you can find the perfect directions card to march your unique style. If you have any questions about directions cards or wedding invitations, feel free to call us anytime at 1-800-274-0675.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Clergy Network

Its always so sad when I hear a bride-to-be tell me about how she has had such a hard time finding the perfect wedding minister or wedding officiate for her big day. Some brides and grooms find themselves in a struggle against their parents or even each other when it comes to religious affiliations for wedding ministers, while others’ search for a unique secular wedding officiate has left them with nothing. Of course I always have a little smile when I hear these stories because usually when they are talking to me, it’s because someone has told them about The Clergy Network and I know we can help.

Most of these brides are skeptical at first, but once we talk for a few minutes and they understand that The Clergy Network had been matching brides and grooms with the perfect religious or secular wedding officiates for decades, they soon utter a sigh of relief and begin believing that all hope is not lost. We are all very proud of what we do at The Clergy Network and we hope all of you are just as pleased with our services. If you ever want to know more about us or find out how The Clergy Network came to be, check us out online or call us at (714) 970 8839.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Getting Started with The Name Change Kit

Did you know that the best time to start the name change process is not after you’re married, but while you’re still engaged? That’s right! There is really no need for you to wait until after you say ‘I do’ to get the ball rolling on legally changing your last name on your passport, driver’s license and social security card. All the work can be done months prior to your actual wedding date.

If you want know exactly what steps you need to take to start the process of receiving and completing name change forms and legally changing your last name, check out the Get Started with The Name Change Kit page on The Name Change Kit Web site. The simple steps will walk you through the entire process, and if you have any questions, you can call The Name Change Kit anytime at 1-800-274-0675.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Save-the-Date Cards

One of the newest trends in the world of wedding invitations is the Save-The-Date card. Since most weddings are planned for months or even years, Save-the-Date cards allow brides and grooms to announce their wedding date to guests months in advance, and in turn, allow guests ample time to make arrangements to attend the wedding.

No matter what your unique style or wedding theme, a Save-the-Date card is a great way to give your guests a sneak-peak of your wedding colors, theme or location. For instance, if you’re planning a destination wedding in the Caribbean, a beach themed Save-the-Date card is a great option. Or if you’re planning a more formal ceremony, you can choose a traditional embossed card. You can check out hundreds of Save-the-Date card styles by visiting WeddingHelpers.cceasy’s online wedding invitation store. If you have any questions about any Save-the-Date cards or wedding invitations, give us a call at 1-800-274-0675.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wedding Planning Software Demo

One of the favorite services of the brides and grooms that The Clergy Network serves is our interactive ceremony planner software. When a bride and groom choose to hire their wedding minister or wedding officiate through The Clergy Network, they also get to use our wedding planning software that allows them to easily find, edit or write their vows and ceremony wording.

Since this is such a popular feature, we recently added an interactive demo to our wedding officiate and wedding ceremony Web site. You can view the interactive demo as well as find out more about the various types of wedding ministers, wedding celebrants and wedding ceremony officiates The Clergy Network provides by visiting the site. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (714) 970 8839 and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process of using our wedding ceremony creation software or selecting a wedding officiate to match your unique style.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Legally Changing You Last Name on a Passport

When you’re planning a wedding, one of the last things you are probably thinking about is all the paperwork required to legally change your last name once you say “I do.” If you’re like most brides, you just assume that changing your last name will be as easy as filling out a quick name change form and submitting it to your local Social Security office. If only it were that easy.

The truth is changing your last name can take hours and require you to fill out endless piles of paperwork – especially if you have to change your name on additional documents like a passport. The Name Change Kit eases this process by doing all the work for you. Our passport experts can walk you through the simple process of changing your last name on your passport with the help of The Name Change Kit. And if you need your last name changed on other documents like a drivers’ license, we can help too. If you have any questions about The Name Change Kit or how we help simplify the name change process, give us a call at 800-274-0675.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Seal n' Send Wedding Invitations

While it’s true that most little girls dream about their wedding day, most of them do not picture the amount of stress and time required to plan a wedding. From wedding invitations to rehearsal dinner invitations to save-the-date cards, it seems as though today’s brides have more to think about then ever. That’s why WeddingHelpers.cceasy has started carrying an extensive line of Seal n’ Send invitations.

Send n’ Seal invitations are the latest trend in wedding invites and really help save time. While traditional wedding invitations require hours of envelope stuffing, Seal n’ Send invites take only a second to assemble. The invitations come in a huge variety of styles and allow brides to easily package their invites and reply cards in a snap. Both the invite and the reply card are self-sealing and require no envelope to send – saving you tons of time and adding a modern touch to your wedding invitations. You can check out the entire line of Seal n’ Send wedding invitations by visiting our online wedding invitations store. If you have any questions about any of our invites, feel free to call us at (714) 970 8839.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

California Marriage License and Wedding Officators

When you’re planning a wedding, anything that can save you time and stress is a must-have in most brides’ books. While most brides already know that The Clergy Network will help couples find the perfect wedding clergy or wedding officiator, many are surprised to learn that The Clergy Network can also issue California marriage licenses. That’s right, The Clergy Network is one of the few organizations that can both match you with a wedding minister or ceremony officiator and make sure you understand and obtain your marriage license.

Being duly appointed to handle all these aspects of your wedding helps take the stress out of planning your big day. When you contact The Clergy Network, we can work with you to get all the information needed to file and issue a California marriage license as well as find out your unique needs in order to perfectly match you with a wedding officiator. If you have any questions about how The Clergy Network issues your marriage license or matches you with a wedding officiator, feel free to call us anytime at (714) 970 8839.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Changing a Last Name or Surname with The Name Change Kit

One of the best things about using The Name Change Kit to legally change your last name or surname once you are married, is that the moment you say “I do” someone from our company is making sure your paperwork is submitted to the proper authorities. Before The Name Change Kit, brides everywhere were forced to return from their honeymoons and undergo the lengthy and confusing process of filling out extensive name change forms and submitting them to the appropriate channels.

The Name Change Kit simplifies the entire process and lets brides concentrate on the more important aspects of thier weddings. With just a few minutes of work, a bride can complete the name change forms in The Name Change Kit and submit them to our experienced name change specialists for completion, saving her tons of time and stress-related head-aches. You can find out more about how to change your last name or surname using The Name Change Kit by visiting us online or give us a call at 800-274-0675.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Casual Wedding Invitations

While it may seem shocking to some people, not every wedding is formal. A wedding is a reflection of a couple’s style, and more and more brides and grooms are choosing to go the casual route these days. From barefoot weddings on the beach to simple chapel ceremonies, many of today’s couples are much more interested in saving their money then having an expensive, elaborate wedding.

WeddingHelpers.cceasy understands that every couple is different and that’s why we have an entire section of wedding invitations and save-the-date-cards dedicated to casual couples. Just visit our online wedding invitations store and select Casual Wedding from the invitation styles. You will find hundreds of casual wedding invitation styles to choose from to match your unique tastes and style. And of course, if you want to take a look at the traditional, more formal wedding invitations too, we won’t tell anyone.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Wedding Clergy and Wedding Officaitors

No matter what your style, religious preference, political views or unique values, when you’re planning your wedding your wedding officiator should be on board with your plans and not make you feel as though you have to fit into a mold. At The Clergy Network, we work with brides from almost every background you can imagine and while some prefer a traditional religious ceremony – be it Catholic, Jewish, Muslim or what have you – others prefer a totally religious-free ceremony.

When our brides come to us, we ask them tons of questions about how they envision their wedding and wedding clergy or wedding officiator. We want to make sure that we match them with a wedding minister or wedding officiator that will mesh with their personal style and unique values. From the traditional to the outrageous, we have helped brides and grooms from all walks of life make their wedding just as they dreamed. You can find out more about the types of wedding clergy and wedding officiators we work with by visiting the Clergy & Officiators page of our Web site. If you have any questions or need help finding a wedding clergy or officiator for your special day, feel free to call us anytime at (714) 970 8839.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Tracking the Process of Your Name Change

One of the main reasons we developed The Name Change Kit over a decade ago was to save hurried brides-to-be tons of time and headaches associated with completing name change forms and legally changing last names. Of course, in today’s technology-savvy world, using The Name Change Kit has never been easier and we are proud to be making the name change process even faster!

Once you’ve completed Then Name Change Kit’s simple questionnaire and submit your information to our specialized name change experts, you can easily track the progress of your name change on our Web site. Just visit the Track Your Name Change page of our Web site to see the progress of your name change request. Its simple to use and a one month subscription to the service is included in you’re the name Change Kit purchase. Feel free to call us anytime at 800-274-0675 if you have questions about The name Change Kit or our Tracker service.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Rehearsal dinner invitations

When you’re planning a wedding, it seems as though the number of invitations you need is never ending. From engagement parties to showers to the reception, the list seems to go on and on. One of the latest trends we are seeing at WeddingHelpers.cceasy is the need for rehearsal dinner invitations. Whether you’re planning a casual dinner and wedding or a formal gathering, rehearsal dinner invitations are now an expected part of every wedding.

We have put together a great line of rehearsal dinner invitations on our online wedding invitations store. You can check out the latest invitation styles and designs as well as find coordinating invitation sets so that your rehearsal dinner invites compliment your wedding invitations. If your not sure what wording is appropriate for your rehearsal dinner invitations, give us a call at 1-800-274-0675 and we will help you design the perfect invites!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Quinceanera Celebrants at The Clergy Network

The Clergy Network is proud to announce that we are not only the most popular place for brides and grooms to find their wedding clergy or wedding officiates, but also are now offering clergy services for Quinceanera ceremonies. Our highly trained Quinceanera officiant can preside at your home, park, beach, hotel, church, restaurant, country club or other venue as well as work with you to prepare a unique or traditional ceremony.

Like all of The Clergy Network’s wedding clergy and wedding officiants, our Quinceanera celebrants understand the importance of this day and are available to help you create a perfect ceremony. You can find out more about The Clergy Network’s Quinceanera Officiant Referral Service by visiting the Quinceanera page on our Wedding Clergy Web site. Or give us a call at (714) 970- 8839 if you have specific questions about hiring a Clergy Network Quinceanera priest or officiant.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Reasons to Use The Name Change Kit

While everyone at The Name Change Kit is sure you don’t really need a long list of reasons as to why simplifying the name change process is good for you, we thought we would give you one anyway. We recently added a Reasons To Use page to our name change kit Web site and had a great time compiling all the great reasons The Name Change Kit makes life easier.

We know that planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful times in your life and that’s why we developed The Name Change Kit to begin with. With The Name Change Kit, you can spend hours doing what you want to do instead of filling out countless name change forms or waiting in line at your local social security office. Of course if you need more reasons why The Name Change Kit is the best way to easily change your name after a change in marital status, visit our new Reasons To Use page. And, as always, shoot us an email at if you have any questions or comments about The Name Change Kit.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Wedding Invitation Ensembles

Since our job at is to help brides and grooms around the country have the most beautiful and stress-free weddings as possible, we have recently added a new Ensembles page to our wedding invitations Web site. Now brides and grooms can quickly find not only great wedding invitations, but they can also easily find matching response cards, envelopes and more.

Just visit the Internet Only Ensembles page on our wedding invitations Web site to see our entire inventory of specially-priced wedding invitation ensembles. No matter what your unique style, our line of wedding invitation ensembles is available in many different patterns and prints to match almost any bride’s motif. If you have any questions about our invitation ensembles, feel free to contact us at

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Wedding Ceremony & Vows from The Clergy Network

Writing the vows for your wedding can sometimes seem daunting. Do you go with the traditional vows? Do you rewrite them slightly to reflect your personal feelings? Or, do you start from scratch and write your own? It’s a tough decision, but The Clergy Network is working hard to make it a lot easier for every bride and groom.

We recently introduced our Wedding Ceremony & Vows Web space for engaged couples and are offering all the brides and grooms who select a wedding clergy or wedding officiant through The Clergy Network the opportunity to use the service. Since your wedding should reflect your unique style, you can use the Vows Web space to plan, write and experiment with your vows. The service is free and easy to use and can help you create the perfect vows for your special day. If you want more information on our Wedding Ceremony & Vows Web space, visit The Clergy Network online.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Start Early with The Name Change Kit

When you’re planning a wedding, one of the best things you can do is start early! The more time you have to get all the details perfect, the less stressed you will be as your big day approaches. The same is true for changing your name once you say “I do.” That’s why everyone at The Name Change Kit encourages our brides to start the process of completing name change forms and reading your name change paperwork as soon as possible.

The Name Change Kit will do all the work for you, but since most brides want to get their last name changed as soon as possible, we recommend you call us as soon as you start planning your wedding. That way, we can create a custom Name Change Kit just for you. Give us a call today at 1-800-274-0675 if you have any questions about how The Name Change Kit can help you go from Ms. to Mrs.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bridal Shower Invitations

If you’re a maid-of-honor, bridesmaid or the relative or close friend of a bride-or-groom-to-be, chances are you are in the throws of planning a bridal shower or couples wedding shower. While you may be stressing out thinking about all the things you need to do to get ready for your big party, the one thing you can get out of the way quickly and easily is selecting invitations for your event. has a huge inventory of bridal shower invitations and couples wedding shower invitations for you to choose from. No matter what your style, theme or budget, our extensive line of wedding shower invitations is sure to fit your every need. Browse our full line of wedding shower invitations by visiting our online wedding invitations store, or email us today if you need help selecting the best bridal shower invitations for your needs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Perfect Wedding Ceremony

No matter if you’re planning a black-tie wedding, casual seaside ceremony or a unique themed ceremony, your wedding should reflect your personal style. That’s why The Clergy Network works with you to ensure that no matter what your religious preference or unique style your wedding clergy or wedding officiate fits perfectly into your ceremony.

The Clergy Network works with only advanced degreed and screened wedding officiators, Justices-of-the Peace, wedding clergy, rabbis, priest and non-denominational celebrants. In addition, The Clergy Network allows you to write your own vows or easily edit pre-written vows through our personalized online ceremony and vows editing software with wording database. If you want more information on our unique ceremony software or on selecting a wedding officiate, call us today at (714) 970 8839.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Who Uses The Name Change Kit

When we first developed The Name Change Kit, it was with the mindset that we would be helping millions of brides easily change their legal name after their wedding. While this still remains our focus, The Name Change Kit is the ideal resource for more than just brides who are changing their names.

Believe it or not, The Name Change Kit is ideal for almost any person who is planning to change their legal name. This includes grooms, adopted children or anyone with a recent change in marital status. Simply clarify your situation when you order The Name Change Kit and we will create a package that makes legally changing your name as easy as possible. Call us today at 800-274-0675 if you have any questions about who should use The Name Change Kit or to order your personalized copy!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Engagement Announcements

Whether you’re planning an engagement party for a friend or announcing your own engagement, has the perfect engagement announcements and party invitations to celebrate the special moments in life. We offer an extensive variety of engagement announcement and party invitations styles as well as unique printing options such as engraving and embossing.

Well-known for our wedding invitations and wedding accessories, be sure to visit our online invitation store after you send your engagement announcements when you’re ready to think about designing your wedding invitations. No matter what your style or personality, has the perfect wedding invitations, engagement announcements or party invitations for your next big event!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Clergy Network - Wedding Clergy Tips

At The Clergy Network, our top priority is making sure that every bride and groom has the wedding ceremony they have always dreamed of. We have added a few tips for selecting a wedding officiate to our Web site to help every person planning a wedding better understand the process.

We encourage all brides and grooms to interview their potential wedding clergy or wedding officiator like they would their caterer, wedding planner or dress designer. Be sure to research the wedding officiant’s reputation and ask for references before you even plan a face-to-face meeting. If you would like more information on selecting the perfect wedding clergy or wedding officant, please email us at or call us at (714) 970 8839.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Name Change Kit Avialable at Area Retailers

Since The Name Change Kit has grown in popularity over the years, we are now offering our brides the ability to order our name change form kits from area bookstores. Brides, grooms or anyone wanting to legally change their name quickly and easily can call or visit their local Borders bookstore, Barnes & Noble and other retailers to order a copy of The Name Change Kit customized for their state and specific needs.

Simply ask for your store’s Special Order Department and request “The Name Change Kit For Brides With The Name Change Kit Planner / With Software by The Wedding Helpers” by author Linda Wainwright Trott. The Name Change Kit is also still available for order online or phone by calling 1-800-274-0675.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Blind Embossing on Wedding Invitations

One of the questions we are asked often at is if we offer specialty printing options such as blind embossing on our wedding invitations or save the date cards. We do of course offer many various types of specialty finishes including embossing and can create very interesting wedding invitations or other printed materials using this technique.

So what exactly is blind embossing? Blind embossing a technique we use to create a raised design on a wedding invitation or other paper product. The term “blind” refers to the fact that no ink or foil is used to create the raised design – instead an image is pressed into the paper to create the effect. We have lots of brides that choose this technique on their wedding invitations – it creates a very custom and sophisticated look.

Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Friends as Wedding Officiates

If you’re planning a Southern California wedding ceremony, chances are you’ve already begun thinking about who you want to be your wedding officiate. While some couples prefer to stick with a professional, it is becoming more and more acceptable to have a friend or family member act as a wedding officiate. While this is a valid choice in certain California counties, brides and grooms will still want to know that whomever they choose to preside over their wedding properly understands their part in the ceremony.

Since I began the Clergy Network, we have trained friends and family members to act as wedding officiates. Usually, brides come to us to ensure that the friend they have chosen gets the job done right. And since we are the only company that actually offers a training program for friend or family officiates, you can imagine how relieved our couple are when they find out our training exists. I’ll do my best to post more details about our one-day family/friend wedding officiate training program nest time I stop by. Until then, have a great day.

Dr. Linda Trott

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Name Change Kit and the Busy Season

We can always tell that it’s Wedding Season at The Name Change Kit because the calls from brides looking for a quick and easy way to change their name once their married seem to be non-stop. Since this time of year is considered one of the most popular times to get married, you can imagine the number of brides trying to change their name in the following weeks. That means that if you’re standing in line at your Social Security office to get your last named change, you should expect to spend even more time than average in line since your most likely one of hundreds of new brides in the area.

Thankfully, the brides that choose The Name Change Kit don’t have to deal with lines of any sort. All our clients do is tell us what state they live in and we send them a tailored kit to ease the process of changing their name. Our kits are customized for each bride, but almost always include name change forms for changing a name on a passport, social security card and drivers license. We love the Wedding Season at The Name Change Kit – it keeps us busy, but that’s the way we like it

Here’s to saving time and making life easier!
Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Who Knew It Could Be So Easy!

It is still always amazing to me that I get such a “wow” reaction when I tell people about The Name Change Kit. While I am not surprised people think the product is great, I am shocked to learn how many people had no idea such a tool existed. Most people tell me that they put off changing their name after they were married or divorced because it required so much work. Some people have even said they had to take a day off of work to stand in line at their local Social Security office. Long gone are those days!

While The Name Change Kit has been around for over a decade, there are still women out there that unfortunately don’t know it exists and are wasting hours or days trying to get their name changed on their own. The Name Change Kit simplifies the entire process and most women I speak with are really excited to find out that changing their name doesn’t have to be a painful process.

Here’s to saving time and making life easier!
Dr. Linda Trott

Wedding Clergy and Wedding Officaites for Every Need

When brides and grooms contact me at The Clergy Network to find out more about hiring a wedding officiate or wedding clergy for their big day, the number one question they ask is what religious affiliation or denomination our officiates or clergy are. This question always makes me smile because I know the answer will be just what every bride and groom wants to hear.

I tell our couples that The Clergy Network provides wedding officiates and wedding clergy for almost every major religious denomination as well as wedding officiates that are affiliated with no particular religious group. Our network is comprised of Catholic priests, Jewish rabbis, non-denominational clergy and secular officiates. So no matter what a couple is looking for, chances are The Clergy Network has the perfect wedding officiate to fit their needs.

Dr. Linda Trott

Easy Attendant Gifts

No matter how big or small your wedding party is, the one thing that you’re expected to do as a bride is give your attendants a token gift to show your appreciation for their participation in your wedding. I can’t tell you the number of brides that almost forget about this and wait till the very last moment to select gifts for their wedding party. While these wedding accessories may seem like a minor detail in comparison to all the other ToDo’s on your list, the gift you choose to give your attendants is a special memento that they will most likely treasure for a lifetime.

If you take a few minutes to hunt for wedding accessories online, you may find that finding the perfect attendant gifts is easier than you thought. Great wedding invitation sites like also have an extensive line of wedding accessories. You can find everything from picture frames to keychains and can even have items engraved for a more personal touch. And for all you procrastinators, offers expedited shipping! So even if you’ve waited till the last minute, you can still properly thank your attendants with great gifts.

Dr. Linda Trott

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

In Times of Emergency

Last minute stresses are almost always unavoidable no matter what size wedding you’re planning. Whether its tuxedos that don’t fit correctly or flowers that arrive later than scheduled, there are usually a handful of details that can make any bride crazy on her special day. While most of these issues are simply minor inconveniences, there are a few major issues that can arise on your wedding day that can bring your blissful ceremony to a screeching halt. I encourage all the brides I work with to think about the must-haves for any wedding and make emergency back-up plans just in case something goes wrong.

One of the most common problems that can arise is the no-show officiant. Nothing is worse than getting ready to walk down the aisle and getting a call from your wedding officiant to say he or she has had an emergency. This situation can damper almost any ceremony if you’re not prepared. I encourage brides to not only interview their ceremony minister or officiant, but also the company they represent. Reputable companies like The Clergy Network automatically have officiants on “stand-by” if your chosen ceremony minister has an emergency.

While they provide emergency ceremony officiants, The Clergy Network is best known for helping brides and grooms find the perfect wedding officiant for their unique style and personality. No matter what your religious beliefs or ceremony style, The Clergy Network offers a wide range of highly-trained wedding ministers, wedding clergy, justices of the peace, non-denominational clergy and wedding officiates. The company will also train your friend or family member to act as an officiate at your ceremony, but we will talk more about that in next month’s blog!

Here’s to a hassle-free wedding!
Dr. Linda Trott

Invitations in a Snap

First comes love, then comes marriage! If only it were that easy. We all know that between love and marriage is the lengthy process of wedding planning. While it’s true that most women have dreamed about this day since they were little girls, the reality of planning a wedding can sometimes surprise even the most prepared bride.

As a wedding specialist, I am always on the lookout for innovative, affordable and easy solutions to many issues that face the bride or groom. One of my favorite tips for brides and grooms wanting to save their sanity as well as their money, is to use online companies for designing and printing their invitations as well as finding decorations, favors and gifts for their wedding party.

Most online companies, such as The Wedding Helpers.ccesay, offer high quality products like greeting cards, wedding invitations, business cards, wedding favors, birth announcements, rubber stamps, labels, party invitations, stationery, thank you cards, wedding accessories, wedding invitation wording, discount wedding invitation, wedding invitation etiquette, bridal accessories, envelopes, mailing labels, engraving and wedding announcements. The Wedding Helpers prices are affordable for any budget and can save you a tremendous amount time. Simply visit the site and choose your favorite wedding invitation design. Then use the companies wedding invitation wording tool to create the perfect message for your guests.

You can also use companies like The Wedding Helpers.cceasy to get custom Thank you notes and baby announcements when the times come1

All the best,
Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, February 8, 2007

The Wedding Season

Spring is fast approaching and that means that the prime wedding season is right around the corner. Whether you’re planning an April wedding or a September wedding, once the weather turns warm, you’re completing with millions of other brides for resources. While some brides have well over a year to plan their dream wedding, others may only have weeks or months. No matter how long you’ve had, chances are your beginning to feel the crunch as the big day approaches. Here are a few tips to help brides that are quickly approaching their wedding day complete all the last minute touches without going into stress overload.

1) In order to save your sanity on the big day, be sure that your wedding minister, wedding clergy, justice of the peace or wedding officiate have a back-up in case of emergency. There is nothing worse than a room full of your closest friends and family and no wedding officiator to marry you. You can always visit the Clergy Network to find an emergency wedding minister if this happens – but play it safe and contact them now to find out the particulars.

2) Get your thank-you notes ready now! Nothing is worse than coming home from your honeymoon to a stack of unfinished thank-you notes. If you have received a gift before the wedding, do the smart thing and write the thank-you note immediately. Another clever idea is to have pre-printed cards made. Companies like The Wedding Helpers.cceasy not only print custom greeting cards, wedding invitations and wedding favors, they also offer a wide array of stationery, thank you cards, address labels and other wedding accessories.

3) If you expect to go from Ms. to Mrs. by the time you return from your honeymoon, then begin the name change process now. The Name Change Kit can make changing your name simple and easy. I encourage you to visit their Web site at for details – but I guarantee this will save your time and sanity.

Dr. Linda Trott

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wedding Favors, Bridal Accessories, Wedding Supplies and Wedding Invitations

Ok, so he’s popped the question, you’ve told the family, and now you’re entering the throws of planning a wedding. Step back, take a deep breath and few moments to realize that there are hundreds of experts out there to help you with everything from bridal accessories to wedding favors. As a wedding expert myself, I have helped thousands of brides and grooms make their special day perfect and have developed hundreds of simple tools and programs to help do-it-yourself couples save money, time and headaches.

One of my “secrets” is, which makes finding bridal accessories, wedding favors and wedding supplies, as well as choosing, designing and printing wedding invitations, save-the-date cards, party invitations, thank you notes, wedding announcements and all the other wedding-related printing needs affordable and fun. You can use the site to find the perfect wedding invitations to match your unique style as well as design and personalize save-the-date cards, wedding shower invitations, bachelor party invitations, thank you cards and even baby announcements when the time comes. Check out to find out more about how you can design and print your unique wedding invitations or save-the-date cards.

Going from Miss to Mrs - The Name Change Kit

So the wedding day is fast approaching, and now you’re starting to think about all those “after-wedding” details. Sure you’ve practiced saying your new last name over and over again, but have you investigated exactly how to change your name once you move from Miss to Mrs. Believe it or not, changing your last name can be a long and tedious process if you don’t know exactly what you’re doing.

I developed The Name Change Kit and the name change software 15 years ago after many of my friends and clients had stood in line at their local social security offices for hours to change their names. Having been thoroughly frustrated at the process, I realized then that there had to be a better way. That’s when my staff and I pulled together requirements from almost every state and developed a comprehensive, easy-to-use program that made changing your name as easy as turning on your computer – thus was born.

I encourage you to save hours of frustration and visit for more details on the program. You will find great and ACCURATE information on how the name change process works. But don’t just take my word for it; visit our reviews page to find out what experts from ABC National Radio, The Wall Street Journal and Seattle Bride Magazine say about The Name Change Kit.

Finding the Right Wedding Clergy or Wedding Officiator

When you’re planning a Southern California wedding , Orange County wedding, Riverside County wedding, LA County wedding, San Bernardino County wedding, San Diego wedding or a wedding anywhere in the world, it’s often easy to get lost in a sea of plans and details. From selecting the best flowers to writing the perfect vows, it seems as though the decisions never end. That’s why I love The Clergy Network – it helps brides and grooms find their perfect wedding minister, wedding clergy, justice of the peace, wedding officiate, wedding rabbi or non-denominational clergy in the blink of an eye.

The comprehensive site, takes the guesswork and hassle out of finding the perfect wedding clergy, bilingual minister or wedding officiator for your ceremony. Even if you need an emergency wedding minister or want to have a friend or family member trained to officiate at your wedding, has you covered.

No matter what your unique style, religion or ceremony type, can match you with a skilled and experienced wedding officiator, justice of the peace, wedding clergy or non-denominational clergy, or prepare and train your friend or family member to perform the job. Visit today to find out just how easy it is to find or train your perfect wedding officiator, wedding minister, justice of the peace or wedding clergy.

Friday, January 5, 2007

Wedding Helpers

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable and important days of your life, and planning a wedding should be just as special. Many times the stress of making sure every detail is perfect can overshadow the joy and excitement of this special time. That’s why I’ve developed this blog – to help bride and grooms share and find great tips for planning the perfect wedding, with as much ease as possible.

As a human event & wedding professional, one of the first questions I am asked by my clients is how to find the right wedding officiant. I encourage my clients to visit to not only help them find a wedding officiant in their area, but also get tips on how to select a wedding officiant and how to begin the process of writing vows.

From choosing the perfect words for your vows to planning your entire ceremony, each detail of your wedding day can be easily managed when you have great tips and advice from those with personal and professional experience. And don’t forget, once the wedding ends, the work just begins. From changing your name , wedding invitations , bridal accessories,to writing thank you notes to organizing your many gifts, this wedding tips blog can help you seamlessly navigate your way from bride or groom-to-be to the perfect partner.

We encourage you to share your experiences and hope you will find this blog helpful when planning your wedding. Be sure to visit often to see my latest tips and tricks as well as those from other brides and grooms.

Dr. Linda Wainwright Trott