Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Screening Orange County Wedding Officiants

Both brides and their grooms do everything within their power to plan a wedding that's perfect. The process of planning a wedding however is stressful and with busy lives going on in between the planning sessions, things can often get overlooked and in some cases completely forgotten. Other times and in the interest of time some brides and grooms will simply settle for less than they had hoped for. There are many things that when overlooked, forgotten, or settled upon that can make a special event like a wedding less than stellar. One of the most overlooked items when planning a wedding is the Orange County wedding officiant, which is truly a shame as having the right officiant for vows can be the difference between memorable and a special exchange of vows and an exchange that feels flat and has less impact.

The Clergy Network specializes in Vow writing and can help make your day extra special.

Orange County wedding officiants aren't difficult to find however like most fields of business today it's a market flooded with people vying for your business. Brides and grooms however should take great care when selecting an Orange County wedding officiant to ensure that the most meaningful moment of their lives is handled by someone whom they are comfortable with. For some this will mean finding an Orange County wedding officiant that shares their faith or at least works with people of a specific faith. Other brides and grooms may choose to omit religious references and be looking to hire a justice of the peace to help make their vows more meaningful.

To help you make the right decision for your wedding day The Clergy Network has put together a list of Officiant Hiring Tips to help you have the right choice.

No matter what type of Orange County wedding officiant a couple might be seeking they should take great care in who they select, scrutinizing every officiant they are considering. When a bride and groom do finally decide to pursue one officiant they should research the officiants reputation in the local wedding community. Looking for reviews online and even speaking with those who've worked with a specific Orange County wedding officiant in the past can give an individual great insight into what they can expect from this person. It can also bring to light, any potential problems or issues a bride and her groom may have with the officiant. Additionally individuals are wise to request references from the Orange County wedding officiant of interest. References can come not just from couples they've married but from others who work in the wedding industry. Those in the wedding industry, more often than not, work together on at least a semi-regular basis and perhaps better than anyone else, can give brides and grooms a perception of the work, style, and reputation of a wedding officiant.

There are some Orange County wedding officiants that go the extra mile for potential clients and can provide interested parties with video and/or audio of ceremonies they've officiated. Others still will bring individuals into their office and perform a short mock ceremony. Doing so gives brides and grooms to be a real sense of what to expect from a particular Orange County wedding officiant. Every officiant is going to have his/her way of doing things and services will vary greatly from one officiant to another.

The exchange of vows is the very core of a wedding and is never something anyone takes lightly. It is therefore advisable not only screen each Orange County wedding officiant of interest but to determine what it is that a bride and groom want and expect from an officiant well before beginning any search.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New In Bride Last Name Change - Marriage Name Change For Brides Software And On-line ! 2009!

The Name Change kit For Brides - By The Wedding Helpers debuts at The Name Change kit For Brides - 2009 - A new complimentary name change tool is gifted with a bride's purchase of The Name Change kit For Brides with Software - (tm)! A bride, groom, even children of the bride and groom, can announce the bride's name change and the groom's change of marital status via their own complimentary web space. It is part of a complete bride last name change system!

Creatively notify distant relatives, co-workers, former classmates of a marriage, change of marital status and marriage last name change, using our flash annimated enamechangecards (tm) , or upload a small (flash formatted) wedding video clip or wedding photo into a complimentary online web space! Then send - A fun, creative and memorable way to say, "I just changed my last name" From Miss To Mrs. It's A Nightmare Without It - Bride Last Name Change Made Quick And Easy With The Name Change kit For Brides By The Wedding Helpers! To learn more about the other features of
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Perceptions of Economy Are Undermining Wedding Celebrations In America – 2009Wedding News – The Clergy Network & Ask Dr. Linda – Planning Through The Eyes Of Meaning and Memories!

Whether real or perceived, wedding celebrations, in large American numbers, have been scaled back or reset for 2010. For the bride and groom planning a wedding in 2009, a word of wedding ceremony planning wisdom from The Clergy Network and Dr. Linda - The natural inclination to “expect much for less” or to “relinquish the important for a “recession budget”, can lead to trouble and irretrievable “missed sentimental opportunities” . You might ask, what trouble? What “missed sentimental opportunity”? In short, I believe the sacrificing of the meaning inherent to the wedding ceremony celebration can be inevitable in our present economy. A bride and groom may end up not knowing the joy that marrying couples before them know, because the determining factor for every decision was “How much, What, Can’t You Do Better Than That” or “ No, we can’t have what I really want, because we are on a budget”.

Like the rudder on a ship, what a person believes about a thing, determines their decisions and ultimately their actions. So, Dr. Linda Trott of The Clergy Network suggests planning your wedding ceremony and reception by the compass of “meaning and memories”, rather than the “pocketbook” alone. Far too many couples are letting their finances rule an immensely important life achievement. So, at the beginning of general wedding planning, a newly engaged couple should make A “Wedding Memories Wish List” before compiling a list of things. After this, consider what things and what services will help to accomplish this most important list of all – those intangible, but real and meaningful memories every couple should take away from their wedding day.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obtaining A California Marriage License with new 2009 last name change requirements

Obtaining A California Marriage License with new 2009 last name change requirements - The Clergy Network - Ask Dr. Linda & The Name Change Kit For Brides By The Wedding Helpers.

With the enactment of the 2007 Name Change Act, marriage license issuance and bride or groom last name change declaration is linked. In fact, the groom or the bride may declare a new last name under California law - a privilege, not offered to the groom at marriage license issuance before this year. Take a few minutes to review the included video for details on, just some, of the new marriage license requirements and groom last name change options available in California as of 2009. The video is helpful for the newly engaged California bride and groom or the about to be married Southern California wedding couple. For more informational details contact or

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