Simple Wedding Checklist
Even a last-minute wedding is easy to plan when you stick to the essentials in this checklist - the marriage license, ceremony officiant, wedding rings, invitations, and a gathering of family and witnesses.
Saying "I do" need not come with an endless list of "to-dos." To make things legal, couples need just a few things.
Depending upon where the nuptuals will be carried out, the specifics regarding paperwork will vary. One thing is certain, however: some type of marriage license will be required.
No matter where the ceremony is to be held, someone will need to preside over it. Depending upon your choice, this could be a member of the clergy, an elected official or someone else, as laws allow.
Even if the event is to be low-key, having an invitation lends a sense of formality to an event, even if it is held in a courtroom. The invitation can also double as a keepsake for you and your guests, and it can also help to organize and project costs.
A five-course meal is not essential, but drinks and a small snack should be provided for those who witnessed your union. Check with your favorite restaurants to book a special room or just a table.
If you decide to get married, chances are you want to tell others of your new status. Traditionally, this is done with a wedding ring. However, some couples choose to be tattooed or use some other type of jewelery or symbolic declaration of marriage.