Marriage 101 - Kiss me!
Sometimes we can get so comfortable in our marriage that days will go by without a simple kiss. It doesn't mean that you're angry with each other. It's just the day by day life can get comfortable and we forget the simple act of a kiss can be so reassuring or comforting or beautiful.
Remember to kiss your partner every now and then - without any expectations. A kiss and a hug is a beautiful gesture of love and kindness. It lets them know you're thinking of them, that you see them and that you love them.
Its a simple kiss but it's necessary!
Justice of the peace - alternative
Justice of the Peace - Alternative
A lot of folks looking to get married search the words Justice of the Peace on google. Justice of the Peace means Judge or person who can legally perform a marriage ceremony. Some folks will search wedding Officiant, wedding Minister, Wedding Chapel not really understanding what or who they need present to make their marriage legal. A lot of these folks enter their search thinking they want a simple court house wedding only to learn that 1. either court houses no longer offer these services or 2. there is a very long wait time to secure a court house wedding.
This is where I, Nichole Bertucci can offer you an alternative to a court house wedding to a Justice of the Peace. As an ordained Officiant I offer wedding ceremony services that are similar, dare I say even better than the courthouse wedding you had succumbed to having.
My wedding day packages start with a very simple signing of the marriage license. For the signing of the marriage license we set an appointment date and time and meet at a local coffee shop or bakery where I will complete the marriage license and then instruct everyone else where to sign and then right there at the table I offer a simple vow exchange, you say “I do” and then I can pronounce you as married. Monday through Wednesday 10am to 1pm $75. I say, make a day of it! Let’s meet, sign and then you can celebrate over brunch or lunch.
The other package I offer is an elopement package. We can find the perfect spot for your wedding ceremony, I have a few favorite spots I can share with you, most of which are free. You can invite up to 20 guests and together we’ll draft a lovely wedding ceremony. On your wedding day I will perform the wedding ceremony and then sign the marriage license with you to make it legal. $250 anytime.
Remember the courthouse is not the only answer if you are searching for a simple, peaceful and easy wedding day.
How to apply for your marriage license
Did you know you need a license to get legally married in the state of Michigan? You do! In order to legally get married in the state of Michigan you are required to apply for a marriage license. Allow me to explain how to do apply for your marriage license.
You will begin at your local county clerk's office. What county do you reside in and is represented on your drivers license or residency; this is the county clerk's office you will apply for your marriage license with.
If you live out of state and are coming to Michigan to get married than you will apply with the county clerk's office in which your ceremony will take place.
Couple things to keep in mind:
Get married in Detroit at the Coffee Shop - $75
My goal is to serve every couple in a manner that fit's them best and the public has spoken. I am happy to offer the coffee shop signing in downtown Detroit for the same price of $75. That's right, you can get married in downtown Detroit for only $75!
My coffee shop signings are the simplest form of getting legally married I can offer and up until now I've been meeting in downtown Holly exclusively. But with the warmer weather on the horizon and couples asking to meet elsewhere - hello gas prices!! yikes! I am happy to say the first Thursday of the month I will offer appointments for the coffee shop signing at Dessert Oasis Coffee in downtown Detroit.
Complete the form on my website Booking and we'll schedule your appointment to make it legal! We will meet at the coffee shop, the two of you and your two witnesses only and complete the marriage license and right there at the table I will ask "do you promise to continue to love each other, to be honest and faithful all your days together?" you say "we do" and I pronounce you married!
Don't forget to apply for and obtain your marriage license.
When a courthouse wedding is not an option, I've got your solution - A Simple I Do
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