Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marriage Licenses and More.....

Do you have questions about the legal stuff one needs to know about getting married? Here is a little information to get your started and hopefully answer some of your questions. To get full details please visit www.justive.gov.sk.ca. In Saskatchewan, marriage can be done through a religious or civil ceremony. Only clergy can perform religious ceremonies, however, a marriage commissioner will perform your civil ceremony. To legally get married in Saskatchewan, you need to be 18 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to get married a “Consent to Marriage of a Minor" form much be signed and completed by your parents If you are under the age of 15, no license can be issued. The cost of the license is $50.00, and there is no tax.

Anyone who wants to get married in Saskatchewan must purchase a Saskatchewan Marriage License. To purchase a license you must go to a license issuer. The marriage license needs to be purchased no later than one day before the wedding, and no earlier than three months before the wedding day. When you go to get your license you will need to bring along some identification. If you are a Canadian citizen, you need to bring your birth certificate and a valid driver's license with photo identification. If you live outside of Canada you need to bring your birth certificate and photo ID. Anyone who is a landed immigrant also must bring a birth certificate, photo ID, as well as their landed immigrant papers.

If either you or your partner has had a previous marriage, you will also need to bring your original or a court certified copy of your “Certificate of Divorce”. You can obtain the divorce documents from the court in the province where the divorce was finalized. Preliminary documents and church annulment papers won’t be accepted. If either you or your partner was previously married you were widowed, no proof of death is needed. But you will need to know the exact date and place of death of your former spouse. The only other thing you will need to legally get married is two witnesses. They can be anyone, as long as they are over the age of 18. At one time a couple was also required to get blood tests done in order to obtain their license, but that is no longer the case.

If you are looking for a list of license issuers, or marriage commissioners in Saskatchewan you can visit www.justive.gov.sk.ca.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Why the Candy Buffet?

Admit it, everyone loves a great buffet. The greatest aspect is being able to go back for more and more. But its even better when it's candy! Candy buffet's have started popping up everywhere, especially at weddings and other parties. It's a new trend that you sure won't want to miss.
Imagine Wedding and Event Planning will soon be renting out the necessary equipment to have your very own candy buffet. We will also come, set it up and take it down for you.* We will feature 10 fabulous containers, complete with serving gear, for you and your guests to enjoy. You can purchase any type of candy that you heart desires to be used in the buffet.

Candy ideas:
Mints, Sour Candy, Licorice, Skittles, Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Lollipops, Pretzels, Smarties, Reese’s Pieces, Starburst, Hershey Kisses, Nerds, Jellybeans, Mini Candy Bars, Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews (& other assorted nuts.)

When it comes to physically taking the candy, there are different types of ways to store it. Often people have chosen to use decorated mini paper bags. Other great options are the mini Chinese take out boxes, as well as organza bags. If you need help planning your candy buffet give Imagine Wedding and Event Planning a call. We have hourly services available, even if you only need help with a few aspects of your wedding.

Need some inspiration? See what this bride did....


*For an extra charge.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Flowers for Nathon and Dawn

Dawn and Nathon are planning to have a beautiful spring wedding in May, and have chosen Hunter Green and White for their colors/theme. Each of them are having two attendants as well as they are honoring their parents with corsages and boutonniere's as well.

For their floral arrangements Dawn and Nathon have chosen lovely white carnations, and a hunter green accent flower, as well as hunter green ribbon to top it all off. Dawn is a creative gal, and wanted to add a little sparkle to the bouquets, so she also added sparkly green bee-hive's to really make her bouquets pop. Hope you enjoy your flowers Nathon and Dawn, and your special day is all you hoped it would be. Continue enjoying the planning process!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Destination Weddings - Planning ahead.

Everyone has always loved the destination weddings. After all they are beautiful, quaint, your already on your honeymoon, and you saved tons of money by combining the two. However when planning these types of weddings, there are a few common pitfalls that you might want to be ready for.
The first thing to consider is your dress. If you scrunch it up in your suitcase, it will be wrinkled. And it's not always practical to be taking a steam machine with you. Check with the hotel and see if you can send your dress a week before the wedding. They could take it out for you, and have it steamed and looking great in plenty of time for your wedding. It's another thing that you won't be having to stress about.
When you book your wedding, you will want to make sure there is no large conferences of any kind taking place the week of. For example you wouldn't want to have your wedding at a resort the same week that a 1000 kids from a high school are booked in for their music trip.
Just as important as your dress, what about your flowers? Make sure you are working with a seasoned wedding planner. She will know where to get the best fresh flowers in the area, and make sure you have them on time. Or you could opt for silk flowers. You could have a professional make them at home for you, and then take them along with you in your suitcase. This way you'll be sure to have them, and get EXACTLY what you want!
What if it rains? Yes it is a tropical location, and yes it may rain. Of course the wedding on the beach will be the nicest location, but mother nature doesn't always co-operate. Have a back-up plan, and make sure you wedding planner is able to get you a venue, or space inside the resort, just in case.
The last thing you need to consider is your family. Mom and Dad might have wanted to invite their friends to your wedding, or helped in the planning process. With a destination wedding, the wedding planner takes care of it all. Be sensitive to their needs, and involve them in any way you can. After all, it's their baby whose getting married.