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Promises. Commitments. Honor. Cherish.

Marriage Vows are the promise that each partner makes to the other in a marriage ceremony. Traditional marriage vows can be traced back to medieval times. Once a couple has agreed to marry, The Church of England offered couples to promise each other to “love and cherish” or,, the groom promises to “love, cherish, and worship”, and the bride to “love, cherish, and obey”. Later the church removed the words “obey” from the traditional marriage vows. Couples today still take traditional vows or many opt to write their own vows. Writing your own vows can be a great way to personalize your wedding. While writing your own vows isn’t for everyone it can easily be done. Think about what you truly love about your significant other that you would like to share with your guests at your wedding. Your vows can be serious or lighthearted. Most vows are about one minute long, which is about 150 words. If they are much longer than that your guests may become bored and restless.

Discuss The Decision Together Respecting Each Other’s Feelings

Talk to your partner about what type of tone you will be using in your vows, whether serious or lighthearted, humorous, etc. so that both of you stick to a similar tone. You can be deeply romantic and expressive. You can share your favorite memories or stories that have been special moments in your relationship. Think about what specific promises you want to make and when you are finished you will want to practice saying them. The Celebration Hall is the ideal venue for your wedding and reception. Speak with one of our professional staff members to discuss your plans. The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well! Email: Phone:850-499-2652

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The Celebration Hall can help you have a Green Wedding!

Good news eco-friendly folks. If you hold your wedding and reception at the same place you can save on the gas that your guests and yourselves would spend. The Celebration Hall is the perfect venue for just that. Concerned about saving electricity? Have your wedding during the daylight hours when there will be plenty of light. For your reception use candlelight or festive lanterns. Save money on wedding favors, contribute to charity instead and let guests know how to go about doing that. Or, offer favors that are inexpensive but useful, jars of honey or jam from local farms, for example. Organic chocolates are another option as are small plants that guests can take home and replant.

Want to avoid spending a lot of money on expensive dresses?

Perhaps your mother saved her wedding gown and if so, you might consider wearing that, a memorable and meaningful statement. There are also second hand wedding dresses that you can purchase that have been well preserved that are very inexpensive. Consider invitations and the paper used to produce them. If you are truly going green try getting by without sending paper invitations. Take advantage of online ways to get the word out, Evite, for example, is a great way to send electronic invitations. Many couples create a wedding web page which is a great way to keep people involved and informed. Remember, though, there are people who don’t use the computer and may not get the invite. For that reason, you might consider using recycled paper products for sending invitations. With planning and careful thought you can find many ways to have your dream wedding and keep it Green! Call us at The Celebration Hall and discuss your ideas with us, let us help you plan. The best way to reach us is via email, with most questions responded to in about a day. Feel free to give us a call as well! Email: Phone:850-499-2652