The Bride

Advice and tips for the bride.

Oklahoma’s Smallest Wedding Chapel

Last night I did a wedding in Oklahoma’s smallest wedding chapel.  Right to the point I’m talking about the Be-Mar Chapel in Bixby, OK.  They don’t seem to have a website but here’s their phone number 918-366-4393. This place was the perfect location for those of you who are on a budget and just have…

Student & Military Discount

Discount, it’s the one thing that everyone looks for at this time, but do you ask?  There are a lot of people that offer discounts but they aren’t always advertised, you just have to ask for them.  And we are no different. Student Discount- We offer a student discount of 20% to all students. All…

Intro to Bridal Showers

Bridal showers can be one of the most stressful events for the bride and one that raises the most questions. Who gives the shower? Can you have more than one shower? Do you have it male and female or just female? To have or not to have children? Does the groom come? All of these…

Handfasting Vows

The couple have chosen to build upon the ancient tradition of handfasting.  To tie the knot, did not start out as an abstract term.  It is a phrase that grew from the act of unions being made by the joining of hands over a village anvil, in the fields, or a group of trees prior…

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

“Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe”. This rhyme originated during Victorian times and is still commonly practiced for good luck. Something Old ~ The “old”signifies the hope that the couple’s friends will stay with them. ~ The “old” also symbolizes the bride’s connection to her past –…

Set the Date:When should you get married?

Congratulations! If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’ve recently gotten engaged and now the next decision, what day is best to get Married. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing your day.  Is there a time of year your family gets together regularly, are there dates or seasons your family will…

Traditional wedding ceremony order

Unless you’ve been to a ton of weddings you probably have no idea of the ceremony order.  The vows are the center of most wedding ceremonies. Religious and cultural rituals differ, of course, but if you were to outline a standard service, the ceremony order would look something like this. Processional – The couple and…

Unity Candle (Multiple Traditions)

This joining ritual is quite popular tradition at Catholic weddings, but its significance is universal: the joining of the couple as a new family, as well as the merging of their two original families. Usually the officiant will explain the unity candle’s meaning – the following is an example: _____ and _____, the two separate…

Triple Ring Exchange (Eastern Orthodox Tradition)

Triple Ring Exchange (Eastern Orthodox Tradition) The wedding rings are blessed during the betrothal ceremony.  After reciting blessings and biblical passages, the priest makes the sign of the cross while holding the rings and declaring the betrothal. He may hold the rings in his hands while pressing the foreheads of the couple three times each. …

11 Traditional Religious Vows

Here are a collection of 11 Traditional Religious Vows 1. Basic Protestant Vows I_____ take thee, _______ , to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part,…