You may find these resources helpful.
Let me share what I've learned!

Here's what I've learned in 20+ years of creating wedding ceremonies, boiled down to two pages of bullet points:

When we start planning your ceremony, I'll share scripts from weddings developed for other couples. You may find ideas for readings, rituals or other elements to incorporate into your own service.


Don't just tie the knot,  secure the knot!  Please consider coaching as an investment in your life together.

Don't just tie the knot, secure the knot!
Please consider coaching as an investment in your life together.

 

Premarital Coaching

I believe every couple would benefit from one or more sessions with Rachel Lamson. Premarital coaching is an opportunity to get to know one another deeply and explore hypothetical situations to avoid future marital pitfalls. Even couples with a close rapport benefit from delving into conversations they may never consider until a problem emerges.
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Venues
Nothing sets the tone for your wedding as much as the surroundings you choose. Here are some of my favorites among the many places I've experienced.

Photo: Summerly Photogrsaphy  Venue; The Niederhammer, Indianapolis

Photo: Summerly Photogrsaphy

Venue; The Niederhammer, Indianapolis

Courtney Sinclair Photography  Venue: Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, Indiana

Courtney Sinclair Photography

Venue: Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, Indiana

Photographers

You only get one chance for photos and videos of your wedding. Make sure you have someone with skill, experience and a style that matches your vision. 

Here are some pros I can recommend from experience. You'll find some of their work on this website and gallery.

 

 

 

Musicians & Audio Services

This guy is versatile! Mario Joven plans in Dukes of Django and numerous other bands.

This guy is versatile!
Mario Joven plans in Dukes of Django and numerous other bands.

My first involvement with weddings was as a musician (classical and folk guitar). I learned how live music can enhance a special occasion, and I'm happy to recommend these pros for your consideration.

 

 
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Florists
Flowers appeal to multiple senses and are an essential part of the event. Here's my go-to vendor for all things floral.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Planners & Coordinators
For a simple ceremony, you might get away with a well-organized friend wielding a clipboard. A wedding with numerous moving parts, though, needs a professional to help you plan and track it all -- or at least to provide day-of coordination. These folks can help us all relax and enjoy the moment.

Check back soon as we add more resources for you.
Enjoy planning your special day!