Thursday, April 30, 2015

What to Look For When Buying Beach Wedding Dresses

Beach weddings are probably the most magical types of weddings out there, and it happens to be the most versatile kinds as well. In Southern California, there are many wedding venues in Orange County that are right on the beach! A beach wedding allows you to be as imaginative as you want when it comes the decorations and giveaways. However, one of the toughest things that you have to get right with a beach wedding is the dress. Beach wedding dresses come in all sorts of styles and designs, so it can be quite intimidating to choose just one. Fortunately, there are a couple things that you can do to make sure you get the perfect dress for your beach wedding.

Laced Or Crochet

Some of the most romantic types of fabrics that would best suit beach weddings would have to be lace and crochet. These two materials have a soft look to them that will really complement the entire beach atmosphere. However, just make sure that the entire dress isn't just made from these fabrics alone. You want them to just be an accent to the overall dress. If you can’t personally customize your wedding dress, just get one that already has this fabric.

Free Flowing

Secondly, you want to get a wedding dress that is completely free flowing, because it will make you feel like you’re floating on the sand. Free flowing dresses are also super comfortable, as they are usually made with silk. The look of free flowing beach wedding dresses are like mullet dresses, but are longer and more elegant of course. Whether you get a tube dress, off the shoulder dress, or a turtleneck dress, be sure it has some sort of flow so that it blends in well with the beach. Plus, these dresses will also look breathtaking in pictures.

When wearing beach wedding dresses, it is important to add the right amount of accessories with them. A couple accessories you can wear with your wedding dress include a veil, necklace, tiara or head-lace, earrings, bracelet, and flower. You don’t necessarily have to wear too much accessories, because you want your dress to be the star attraction, but a bit of accents will make the dress even more gorgeous. Secondly, since you’re getting married on the beach, wearing high heels isn't all that needed. You want to feel one with the beach, and so being barefoot or wearing sandals will be just fine. However, if you want to add a couple inches to your height, consider wearing comfortable heels, because you don’t want to get cramps during the ceremony.

When you know what to look for your perfect beach wedding dress, you will then be able to find one that best suits your style. Just make sure that you know what particular style you’re going for, especially if you don’t have a stylist by your side when shopping for one. If you can, also consider to have a drawing of all the beach wedding dresses you love and find a dress that has the most similarity with the drawing.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Orange County Wedding Officiants

Many civilians are authorized to perform weddings in some states but not in California. Yes, you CAN do it; you send away for a Universal Life Church ordination by mail.

If you do a friend's ceremony, then a guest at his wedding will probably ask you to do hers; it'll grow from there, and before you know it you'll have performed multiple other ceremonies since. It should be considered an honor to be part of this extra-ordinarily special and exciting time in couples' lives.

(The only dogma of the Universal Life Church is the Golden Rule, which is a part of almost every major religion in the world.)

The Ceremony

All that the law requires is that you each say that you want to marry the other. Therefore, although many wedding officiants Orange County will have a civil (non-religious) ceremony that they usually use, they will be happy to work with you to select the special wording you should have for this very special event in your lives. It can and should be just what you both want. Orange County wedding officiants will be happy to include special rituals from other religions, cultures and backgrounds and have often combined these with more traditional ceremonies. Again, the ceremony should be just what you want. Wedding officiants will be pleased to make it so.

You must have a marriage license, and you must bring it with you to the ceremony. For Orange County call the Orange County Recorder's Office at: (714) 834-2500 at any time for a recording which gives complete information about marriage licenses. You can also watch the video below for a tutorial on how to get your Orange County Marriage License:

Places to Wed

There are many beautiful places to get married in Orange County. The Courthouse grounds located at 211 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701, the beaches and the parks are free. All of the photographs on this website are views from or views of lovely sites for weddings.

A private home and a private garden are also available. There are numerous other locations such as hotels, your own or a friend's home, bed and breakfast inns and other sites available for rent. Be sure to check out our OC Wedding Directory for a truly exhaustive list of venues throughout Orange County!


The typical officiant's fee is based on the amount of time involved, so it depends on the circumstances of your wedding - how big it is, how far from South Orange County, whether you want to meet with the wedding officiant, and any other items that may add to the time. For a basic, simple wedding at the Orange County Courthouse the average fee is $150. That covers whatever is needed in phone calls or e-mails to prepare the language of the ceremony you want, the performance of the ceremony itself and the filing of the marriage license.

Getting married is one of the most joyous occasions you'll experience. You'll remember your wedding day the rest of your life, but you shouldn't have to pay off the expense of it until then, too! As your wedding officiant, the reverend is committed to providing you with a quality ceremony that reflects not only your secular or spiritual beliefs, but also your budget. You shouldn't have to compromise elegance, style, and quality for the sake of affordability!