PLEASE Pay Attention To This WARNING!
Picking YOUR Officiant
I Can't Say This Enough
People Scamming YOU!!
All They Want
Here's Where The Scam's START!
You Must Be
A REAL Minister!
The Completion & Degree
From A REAL University or Seminary!
American Marriage Ministry-->NO!
It Takes At
Of Study & TRAINING
A REAL Minister!
Are NOT Recognized
As VALID Officiants In PA!
They MUST Have
Regularly Attended Church!
What Does This
Mean To You???
Your Money Was WASTED !
Your Marriage Is NOT Recognized By The State.
Planning On Children...?
The CHILD LEGALLY Retains
The MOTHERS "Sir Name"
Regardless Of What
The "Birth Certificate" Says!
[Legal FEES For Name Change For The Child START @ $800!!]
Recognizes "Common Law" Marriages
WORST CASE SCENARIO If / When The Marriage Fails... You CAN NOT Get A DIVORCE From Someone You Were NEVER Married To!! That Means ALL The Money YOU Put Toward Your Home Your Cars Your ANYTHING Is--->LOST! THERE IS NO EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION IF THERE ISN'T A VALID MARRIAGE!!
Pgh Blessed Events
Our Wedding "Cheat Sheet"
Where Do WE Start? I Have NO Idea...
1st Things 1st! There's A "Right" Way To Start Planning YOUR Big Day...STOP Starting At The "End" & Working BACKWARD! Or As They Say...
COMMON SENSE Instructions For Planning...
Planning YOUR Wedding
This Is What NOT To Do...
Bridal Party Decisions
FINALLY Pick An OFFICIANT
Pop The Question Say "Yes" Celebrate The Moment Pick A "TENTATIVE" Date Find An OFFICIANT Available On THAT Date Pick A VENUE Available On THAT Date Then & ONLY THEN... SET THE DATE!
If I had a Quarter
For every couple
Who contacts me
In a "PANIC"
Trying To Find An Officiant
For A Wedding
That's been COMPLETELY planned...
(I'd have my island in Paradise!)
COMMON SENSE PEOPLE!!!
EVERY Wedding Has
3 ESSENTIAL Components!
Without THOSE 3 Things...
Ain't NOTHIN' Happening
On ANY Day!
TENTATIVE Date Picked
The NEXT MOST IMPORTANT Detail:
Pgh Blessed Events, of course...
If You're Considering Me...
Pick the "RIGHT" officiant for YOU.
It's NOT A
"ONE SIZE FITS ALL DEAL"
EACH "Officiant" Brings Something DIFFERENT To The Table. Some Are Casual & Personable Some Are More "Stiff" Or Traditional Do You Want A "Traditional" Religious Ceremony? That USUALLY Comes Through A Priest/Minister/Pastor WITH A Church Affiliation. Retired Or New "Officiants" Are USUALLY More Flexible. "Non-Denominational" DOESN'T Mean "NON-RELIGIOUS" It Means They Don't Hold To 1 Specific Religious Order AND Are FULLY Capable Of Performing A Ceremony From ANY Sect INCLUDING Secular CAREFUL HERE! This Is Where Those "On-Line" Ordained Ministers Slide In WITHOUT You Realizing It!
That crap don't fly in PA!
REALITY Sets In... YIKES!!!
Words Of Wisdom
Because I've BEEN THERE...
A "Wedding Is ONE Day.
A "Marriage" is a LIFETIME.
Starting Out IN DEBT
For 1 Day
Will Put Your Marriage
"On The Rocks"
Sure as sh*t.
I'd rather spend ALL that cash
Like the HONEYMOON or a house!
In ALL Reality...
It's YOUR Big Day.
To EVERYONE Else
(EXCEPT For CLOSE Family & Friends)
It's JUST A "Party"
With FREE FOOD & BOOZE.
You'll NEVER Get Out Of It
The Money You Put Into it...
That's Just A Fact.
*ONLY Invite people To your wedding Who WILL BE in your life 10 years from NOW. If someone gets "OFFENDED," Well. They WON'T be around anyway- WHO CARES!
What kind of wedding do you want?
What kind of wedding can you AFFORD?
Formal wedding in a church?
Small intimate affair?
Once you figure out the "TYPE" of wedding you want;
Everything else follows suit.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION! I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE EXCITED. BUT THINK ABOUT YOUR CHOICES! Inclusions are a nice way to PERSONALIZE YOUR Ceremony. It is NOT a candy store! I want this & this & this & this TOO! NO! IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY Inclusions Affect the "FLOW" Of the ceremony! Each inclusion causes: stop (inclusion) reset restart 1 Inclusion=PERFECT 2 Inclusions= (Possible, depends) 3 Inclusions= You're losing it. Pick what is MEANINGFUL to you as a COUPLE! Also... Common Sense & CONSISTENCY!!! Especially With "Themed" Weddings Please Pick "Inclusions" That ACCENT Not DETRACT From The Theme! *Example* If You're Having A Renaissance "Theme" DON'T Pick "The Apache Wedding Blessing" For Your Reading ~NOTE~ Please, If you want More than 2 inclusions... PLEASE Find another officiant. I don't want to be rude. I just take GREAT Pride In my Ceremonies. I REFUSE TO PRESIDE OVER A TRAIN WRECK Thank you for understanding.
When & Where
Dependent on one another.
*Best Laid Plans...
Remember YOU'RE IN PITTSBURGH.
The WEATHER is ALWAYS a factor;
Especially for an outdoor venue.
*Weather Planning Tips* April: "Showers" ALSO Include SNOW May:Early-More Like April; Middle To Late-USUALLY Nice June: It ALWAYS Rains For The "Pgh Arts Festival" July/August: They Call It The "Dog Daze" For a Reason You'll Be Sweatin'Puddy Balls! September: Summer-Like Days; Cooler Nights October: Perfect With Slight Chance of Rain. Folliage PEAKS the 7th-19th! Winter (November-March) Weddings Should Be INSIDE! *SPECIAL NOTE: Mt Washington Is ALWAYS Windy... Cooler Weather Is Just COLD Up There!
Now that you know what time of year you can start looking for a venue.
Unless your "Wedding Date" has a significant meaning to you;
Don't set a "firm" date until you see if the venue you like is available.
FYI: Make sure your "Venue" fits the amount of people you're inviting!
Then you can start to fill in the other vendors.
Pick A County... ANY County In Pennsylvania!
I Just Couldn't Help Myself.
This Pic Was Just TOO FUNNY!
This part is ALL up to You!
MOST Counties Have The
Marriage License Is AVAILABLE Online!
Filling It Out On Line
Will Save You BOTH
Time & Aggrevation!
You BOTH have to go to the License Office
2 Forms of ID
Fill out the rest
Of the information
They will inform you when it's available to be picked up.
USUALLY it's a 3 day waiting period...
Could take up to a week!
* Don't forget to get a "QUICK PIC" to remember the day!
ONE DAY AFTER;
* Tis The Season For Weddings In The 'Burgh.
"Register Of Wills & Clerk Of Orphans' Court"
In Allegheny County
Thanks For The INFO Katlyn!
It's Been 3 days...
Go Pick Up Your License.
*Make SURE They Have The CORRECT Names & The CORRECT Spelling!
They Will Give YOU A 5 X 9 Manila Envelope.
It will contain: Return Envelope, A 3-Part Form & Instructions.
Whether You Choose PBE Or Not...
In That Envelope
Is For The
Fill ANY Of It Out
Separate ANY Of The Sections!
Keep Your License In A SAFE Place!!
Advice From Reverend V...
Pick a vehicle that WILL BE AT THE CEREMONY.
LOCK IT in the glove compartment!
That way It won't be forgotten, misplaced or lost.
Without the LICENSE;
The Wedding Ain't Happenin'!
The BIG Day Has FINALLY Arrived!
RELAX. BREATHE. You Got This!
I've ALWAYS found that
Of those LITTLE bottles Of "Jack"
Comes in REAL handy right NOW
THEN Breath Mints!
The Ceremony Takes Place
If you choose PBE~ Well. THANK YOU. You're TOO Kind. I Will Perform The Ceremony. A Quick Pick Of The 3 Of Us... Then You're Off To YOUR
The Parties OVER... NOW What?
Shew!!! It's OVER!
After The Ceremony... I Take The License WITH ME. I Will Do ALL The Filling Out & Filing Documents Within a WEEK You SHOULD Receive The "Keepsake License" From Me In The Mail ALONG With Instructions On How To Get The "Official" Copy From The County.
Please Stay In Touch!
Y'all Are Like Kin To Me Now.
I LOVE To Hear ALL About
I LOVE Adding To The "Peanut Section" Of The Bulletin Board!
For Dropping By & Considering Pgh Blessed Events!
I Wish You A Wonderful Life
FULL Of Love,
Pgh Blessed Events
As Of April 15th 2017 ALL Pre-Wedding "Couples Meetings" Will Be Held At The Panera's Southland Shopping Center On Clairton Blvd 15236