Terry Lewis, 12 Habits of Highly Booked Wedding Suppliers

Terry Lewis

Terry Lewis Tell Me More Facebook Interview Terry Lewis, Author, Tells Me More about Getting Successfully Booked from Crystal Yarlott on Vimeo. So many times necessity is the mother of invention. When Terry began to fail at trying to be everything to everybody, he changed his tune (pun intended of course since Terry is a DJ). He created an effective system that’s made him a top wedding professional in the UK. New Program for all wedding professionals Terry is coming out with a new online program for wedding business professionals. Check the course out by clicking this link: Wedding Business… Read More »


The New Year Purge

How to Start Your 2021 Wedding Day with Less Anxiety You, like every engaged couple, want to have a wonderful, memorable wedding day. Don’t you? Don’t you love knowing your friends and family are going to be together for your most special day? Or that everything, down to the last detail, will go off as planned? But what happens when your hopes and dreams, i.e. wanting the wedding day of your dreams to be totally awesome, turns into unmet expectations, and huge disappointments because of safety protocols, lockdowns and vendor cancellations? I started 2020 with more couples booked than ever… Read More »


Bob Marley on Marriage — National Hugging Day

We deserve a hug, no doubt about it. So we’re here to share a replacement we hope will only last for part of 2021. But for now, the next best thing could be the wisdom of Bob Marley. Click the photo to enlarge, my friend, and let his words hug your heart and expand your mind!! Click >>>>> Bob Marley marriage for your pdf of Bob Marley’s words. Want to incorporate Bob Marley or Arctic Monkeys for that matter, into your upcoming wedding ceremony? Contact us for a chat about how we can highlight how who you are and the… Read More »


Perfectly Fitting Ceremonies

“Thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding! We thought, at first, that we just wanted some quick, blah ceremony. We were, in fact, disappointed that we couldn’t just go to the courthouse! As our plans changed, we discovered you. Your words were powerful and so perfectly fitting! We both shed tears, and realized the true meaning of a legal and lifelong commitment.” Kellie and Barbara Perfectly Fitting Ceremonies The email above came a few days ago from a couple I recently officiated for. It’s very gratifying for me to know the ceremony I’ve tweaked over the past two… Read More »


Opting for non-legal marriage

Oh, by the way, this is a non-legal marriage One of the biggest surprises around a ceremony I officiated for happened a few years ago.  It involved people going through the motions of commitment, but in the end, it was a non-legal marriage. Here’s what happened: I arrived early to check in with the couple. When I ask for the marriage license, the groom informs me the marriage, for now,  would be “non-legal”. He first contacted me six weeks earlier. Yet he waited to tell me at the last minute, “Oh by the way, we’re not getting legally married today.… Read More »


A bank account without money

One of the skills you learn or build on when you get married is how to solve problems together. You are a team member now who’s taken on the challenge to negotiate with each other the kinds of things you enjoy as a couple. Then there’s all those things you did because you didn’t have to check in with or take action with anyone but yourself. As a team, you’ll need to build an emotional bank account with each other. Cooperation, support, encouragement – these make deposits in the bank. Criticism, shame, digging your heels in without merit make withdrawals.… Read More »


Calling Card of Marriage

One of the skills you learn or build on when you get married is how to solve problems together. You are a team member now who’s taken on the challenge to figure things out with each other. As a team, you’ll need to build an emotional bank account with each other. Cooperation, support, encouragement – these make deposits in the bank. Criticism, shame, digging your heels in without merit make withdrawals. Calling Card of marriage This emotional bank account building is a calling card of marriage. If one person does all the giving in, eventually all the sacrifices one of… Read More »


Creativity and the Small Ceremony

Bells and whistles of creativity Creativity is being able to take simple elements and let our imagination add bells and whistles in tasteful ways to reveal the wow factor. This is a quality I believed I had in large measure. You could see my creativity in the paint on the walls in the house, the finishes on my cabinets, the names of my dogs. If you read my bio, you’d it was either creative or crazy how I traveled from one side of the country to the other. Over the years, my couples and I applied inventiveness to their wedding.… Read More »


What are the next steps?

the next steps

Next Steps Many of you have been waiting on pins and needles to figure out what to do about your wedding. Should you go ahead as planned? Would it be wise to postpone until 2021? Some of you have pared your wedding down and others have had to do the same whether you wanted to or not. Guests have made their own decisions whether they want to make the trip to be there or not. If they’ve decided to not to come I’m sure this isn’t an easy step for them to NOT take. Interesting and creative times Whatever YOUR… Read More »


Handling the realities of our pandemic times

During our pandemic times, As your officiant, I practice social distance as recommended by our national health team from the NIH.  I encourage you to make the safest choice regarding what you will do with your guests. Masks may not be pretty but they are part of today’s reality, and during your ceremony I don’t wear a face covering. Before and after, I do. You’ll exchange rings in a new way for me, but it’s so nice I’ll be keeping this new option even after we’ve got the all clear. These pandemic times  require extra precautions above and beyond the… Read More »


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