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Tip Tuesday: Photojournalism

December 6, 2011

The Story of Your Day

Talk to your photographer about the story you want to convey in your wedding album.

Whether your wedding is an outdoor, casual event or a black-tie affair, every couple wants the memories of their wedding to be picture perfect.  Photojournalism is the buzz word for modern weddings.  Forget the staged shots.  Photographers now focus on telling the story of your special day as it unfolds.  From the pre-ceremony preparations to the last dance, they capture the events with wedding photography/video that records the unique emotions of your special day.  Whether it’s the bride’s heartfelt hug with her dad or the flower girl and ring bearer dancing, it catches the spontaneous and touching moments in an artistic an unobtrusive way.


For more information on wedding photography, check out our article in Las Vegas Bride on page 72.

Thanks to Ella Gagiano for the beautiful pictures for today’s blog.

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Tip Tuesday: Holiday Tips for the Bride

November 22, 2011

Planning a Wedding During The Holidays While Keeping Your Sanity

Wedding planning is hard enough.  Now add the holidays, when baking, shopping, parties and family traditions consume your time; how do you manage wedding planning, oh, and keeping the amount of sanity you have left?  We’ve compiled some great tips for doing just that!

Organize Yourself

If you haven’t put together a wedding binder, nows the time!  The discipline of keeping organized will not only help you plan your wedding, but plan your time.  Don’t make your binder, or calendar, SO big and complicated you refuse to use it.  Make it carry along friendly.  Add your spreadsheets, and stick Holiday related lists in the front.

Invitation Guest List

Since the day you got engaged, you started updating and adding to your address book.  Therefore, sending Christmas cards this year should be a sinch.  If you’ve procrastinated on this, get going!  Just think, collecting the data is killing two birds with one stone.  There isn’t a more perfect time to collect this information, since you’ll most likely be seeing all your family and friends this time of year.  Just remember, keep your binder close!  Also, save postage and include an informal Save the Date with your Holiday cards!

Dress Shopping

As you shop around for new winter-wear, that cute holiday party outfit, or Christmas gifts, keep your eyes peeled for bridesmaid’s dresses.  These days bridesmaid dresses are fun and modern and can be found in almost any store!


Black Friday and after Christmas sales are perfect for picking up those remaining items on your wish list, and also for grabbing some amazing wedding bargains!  You can grab strands of lights, candles, candies and even a pretty Honeymoon dress.

Mock Runs

Since you’ll most likely be having people over for a party, try out that wedding caterer, baker and florist you’ve been considering.  If you’re doing the DIY thing, try it out now!  You’ll get a good idea of the work involved and find out if you’re really capable of doing your own flowers, ifnothign else it’s great practice before the big day.

Hair and Make-up Test Run

Most brides have their hair and make-up trials, only to head home or run errands, looking a bit overdone.  Really completes the idea; “all dressed up and nowhere to go.”  If you plan things perfectly, you can test out your wedding day hair and makeup at your holiday party.

Dear Santa,

Feel free to include your wedding wish list items on your Christmas wish list.  Don’t be afraid to include your shoes, jewelry or other accessories.  You can even ask for gift certificates to that spa  for pre-wedding pampering, or to the limo company so you can upgrade your transportation.

Pay Extra Attention During Religious Services

Many people who don’t’ regularly attend a religious service, find themselves at church or synagogue during the holidays.  If you are one of these people, and are planning a religious wedding this is a perfect time to familiarize yourself with scripture, hymns or songs.  Many services this time of year are about celebrations, new life, miracles and love, all appropriate topics to include include in your wedding.  It’s also a great time to introduce yourself to the priest, rabbi or religious leader and if you’re interested, start some pre-wedding counseling

Enjoy the holidays as a bride-to-be.  Don’t kill yourself planning a wedding while getting through the holidays.  Find ways to combine the two and most of all have fun!  The holidays are only once a year and your wedding; once in a lifetime!



Las Vegas Marriage License

November 15, 2011

Las Vegas Marriage License Details

There is no blood test or waiting period in Nevada.  You must be 18 unless you have your parents’ consent.  Each party must have a state ID, military ID, passport, or original birth certificate.  Social security numbers are also required.  Your marriage license will be good for one year from the time you secure it. 

The marriage license fee is $55, and it must be paid in cash.  There must be at least one additional witness other than the person performing the ceremony.  Those couples who reside outside the U.S. will need to provide proof of their birthdates, such as a passport or other country-issued ID, in order to obtain a marriage license.  There is no other special documentation that will need to be provided.  Those couples will need to contact officials in their country of origin to find out how to register their marriage at home. 

Marriage License Office and Hours

Clark County Marriage Bureau

201 Clark Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89155-1603

Phone: 702.671.0600

Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. to midnight, including holidays