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Planning Your Ceremony with Your Officiant

Couples of all ages are planning their wedding. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Is it your first wedding and you want to plan it carefully and have every detail dialed in? Or is this your second or third time around and you just want a simple no-frills ceremony? Do you want to provide . . .

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How to Choose a Wedding Location in or around Taos

As a wedding officiant, I am frequently asked how to choose a wedding location in or around Taos. But it’s not really an easy question to answer. What are your criteria for a wedding location? However, you’ll get more focused answers if you can provide a list of qualities you’re seeking in a location. The . . .

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14 Great Reasons for Getting Married in Taos

I can go on and on about all the wonderful virtues of getting married in Taos, but if you’ve been following my blogs you probably know that already. I absolutely love where I live and will happily tell you or anyone caring to listen about its many wonders. But for this blog I thought you . . .

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An Intimate Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

If you’re thinking about getting married in Taos, you can’t do any better than having an intimate wedding at El Monte Sagrado. It is an extraordinary resort and you can be sure everything will be stellar. Not only will every touch be elegant, but the warm and helpful staff will be there for you every . . .

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5 Ways Wedding Officiant Services Save You Time, Money and Stress

So you’re planning a wedding and wondering about the merits of hiring wedding officiant services? In addition to the things you’d expect of me as a Taos wedding officiant, I’d like to share some of the additional “little” things I do that add to the value of using my services. This is especially important if . . .

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The Worst Advice You’ll Get on Hiring a Wedding Officiant

Since I’m pretty active in the Taos wedding officiant scene I hear a lot of stories. Most of these tales come to me from venue coordinators, photographers, florists and other wedding associates, and prospective clients sometimes share the factors they’re weighing in making decisions about hiring a wedding officiant. I thought I’d distill and share . . .

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Five Guidelines for Planning Your Wedding

Are you in the early stages of thinking about your wedding day? Since you’re reading this you’re already doing the first couple of steps in planning your wedding that I recommend to achieve a dream-fulfilling wedding day. What are my credentials for offering this advice you may ask? I’m a wedding minister in Taos, New . . .

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Officiators for Elopement Packages in Taos Do More than Just Officiate

Taos is a popular spot for an elopement! If you’re thinking of eloping in Taos, there are packages available to make your planning easy. I’m an officiator in Taos and I offer elopement packages in Taos that include venue, photographer, officiant, flowers and celebratory champagne. If you’re looking for a package that includes accommodations and . . .

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Fall Elopement Packages

Autumn is a crazy beautiful time in northern New Mexico! Cooler weather, crisp days, aspen foliage and the smell of roasting chilies and piñon smoke fill the air. If that sounds like a pleasant backdrop for getting married, then make plans and have a little getaway wedding/honeymoon combo trip! Try one of our Fall Elopement . . .

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Behind the Scenes of Writing a Wedding Ceremony

What’s the number one question I’m asked when a couple is thinking about hiring me? “How do you write our ceremony?” As a Taos wedding officiant, what’s the number one question I’m asked when I meet with a couple to start the process of writing their ceremony? “What goes in our ceremony and where do . . .

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