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Proposed New Jersey Amendment to "Authorize Persons Serving Overseas in Military to be Married or Enter into Civil Union by Video Conference or Other Electronic Means”

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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, 2020

Lawmakers in New Jersey have proposed an amendment regarding marriage by proxy. But don’t worry – this revision will be a good one!

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Ronald Dancer includes an update to current New Jersey marriage law, which could soon "authorize persons serving overseas in military to be married or enter into civil union by video conference or other electronic means.”

 

 

What does this mean, exactly?

First of all, this general scenario – when one or more persons getting married is not present – is called a marriage by proxy....(continued)

Tags: law, officiants, military, new-jersey, wedding-officiants, legislation, technology, marriage-law, local-wedding-requirements, unconventional, wedding, regulations, news




It’s a Nice Day for a Dry Wedding: How One Couple Did it, and Why it Might Be Right for You

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Published: Monday, Jan. 21st, 2019

Of all the big decisions a couple must make when planning their wedding, one of the most difficult is whether or not to have an alcohol free, or “dry” wedding. There are many reason that  couples might choose to have an alcohol free wedding, from religious prohibitions to a history of alcoholism in the family, to medical reasons. 
 
Sometimes the couple just doesn’t drink and they don’t feel like paying for that open bar. 
 
Remember, it’s your wedding, so celebrate it your way. And just because the booze isn’t flowing doesn’t mean that your wedding has to be boring. In fact, dry weddings can be downright exciting!  
 
We reached out to some couples who’ve had positive experiences with planning their dry weddings, to see how they did it, and what their experiences were like.
 
Emily and Aaron O'Neill's decided to have a dry recept...(continued)

Tags: wedding, ceremony, alcohol, dry-wedding




Public Speaking: Deliver Your Wedding Ceremony with Confidence in Just 3 Minutes!

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Published: Monday, Jan. 14th, 2019

The wedding ceremony is only hours away, and all of a sudden there’s an unwelcome twist in your guts: you’ve got the public speaking nerves, every officiant’s worst nightmare! 
 
But don’t let this perfectly natural reaction dissuade you from enjoying one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Everyone gets performance anxiety! It's part of our biology.

Barack Obama, Joel Osteen, and even legendary public speaker and investor Warren Buffet all had one thing in common: they were terrified of public speaking. Now, people pay hundreds of dollars to hear them speak. 

 

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Tags: wedding, education, speech, preparation, ceremony





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Bridesmen and Groomsmaids: Tips for Planning an Unconventional Wedding Ceremony

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Published: Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2019

We're writing this article and Microsoft Word is telling us that there’s a spelling error; apparently, “bridesmen” and “groomsmaids” aren’t in the dictionary (yet), but go to any millennial wedding these days, and you’re likely to see a few ladies standing beside the groom, and vice versa. 

It’s 2019, people: let’s get with the times!
 
We suppose that means it’s up to us to popularize these terms. In this article, we review the origins of these roles, provide some tips about how to choose the right person - regardless of gender - and answer other questions we get on the topic such as, “What about the wedding photos?”...(continued)

Tags: gender, bridesmaids, groomsmen, wedding, unconventional






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