Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wedding Vows

Your wedding vows are those special words that will marry you to the love of life and whether you chose - traditional or non-traditional, religious or secular wedding vows is up to you.

However, if you are getting married in a religious setting, check with your officiant as there maybe some specific words that you cannot deviate from. Otherwise, here are some sample for you.

Wedding Vows

1. I, (Bride/Groom), take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold
from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

2. I, (name), take you, (name), to be my [opt: lawfully wedded] (husband/wife), my constant
friend, my faithful partner and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God, our
family and friends, I offer you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in
health, in good times and in bad, and in joy as well as in sorrow.

I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals, to honor and respect you,
to laugh with you and cry with you, and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

3. I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love.
I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you
and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and
bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my
love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.

In the presence of God and these our friends I take thee to be my husband/wife, promising
with Divine assistance to be unto thee a loving and faithful husband/wife so long as we both
shall live.

4. I, (name), take you, (name), to be my friend, my lover, the (mother/father) of my children and
my (husband/wife). I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness
and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of
triumph. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protect you, to comfort and
encourage you, and stay with you, for all eternity.

5. I, [name], choose you [name] to be my [husband/wife], to respect you in your successes and
in your failures, to care for you in sickness and in health, to nurture you, and to grow with you
throughout the seasons of life.

6. I, (name), take you, (name), to be my partner, loving what I know of you, and trusting what I
do not yet know. I eagerly anticipate the chance to grow together, getting to know the
(man/woman) you will become, and falling in love a little more every day. I promise to love
and cherish you through whatever life may bring us.

Our Bahamas Wedding Planner would be happy to help you with any questions you may have about having your wedding in the Bahamas. Just email or call us at 1-242-327-2453.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

7 Tips To Improve Your Outdoor Wedding

Are you planning to have your wedding outdoors? Well here are 7 tips to keep your guest comfortable and smiling!
  1. If you're borrowing or renting folding chairs be sure and get either plastic or wooden chairs. As metal chairs will get extremely hot in the sun and you don’t want to risk burning your guests.
  2. Be sure to schedule your wedding early in the day to avoid the afternoon heat.
  3. Provide some shade with tent, patio umbrellas, beach umbrellas or parasols.
  4. Get fans, as give away wedding favors. And you can even decide to order paper fans with your monogram or wedding program printed.
  5. Rent outdoor fans and put them on a low setting to keep the noise level down.
  6. Provide water or other beverage when guests arrive. But be sure to stay away from alcoholic drinks as they tend to cause dehydration.
  7. Be sure and have an air conditioned room nearby where guests can retreat if the heat becomes too much for them.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Helping You Plan Your Wedding Day

Finding the right person to marry you is an important decision – after all, that person will have a great influence on the tone of your ceremony.

So you want to make sure that you find someone who is willing to perform the kind of ceremony you are envisioning, or who has a style and belief system similar to your own.

And of course, if you want to make it legal, you'll need to make sure that they are legally able to marry you.

The first most basic thing you (bride or groom) must do is decide if you want a religious or secular ceremony as this will greatly impact will marry you.

For over ten years, I have been helping persons of different faiths and varied life experiences with one of the very special moment of their lives - getting married. Working together with couples to personalize the wedding ceremony that is right for them, from formal and traditional, to contemporary and casual.

Helping them get to choose from a variety of wedding vows or even write their own vows. Incorporating their own traditions and preferences.

And in the Bahamas you can have your ceremony performed on the beach, secluded island, at a garden or church. So whatever your preference, I am flexible and ready to help you make your wedding experience in the Bahamas a memorable one so please contact me to so we can get started on planning your special day!