A Bargain Minister’s Blog

Dr. Gary Michael

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4 reasons you should do a first look on your wedding day

A first look allows couples to share a special moment before the wedding, unlike in traditional weddings where the couples only see each other during the ceremony. Here are four reasons why you should consider a first look on your wedding day. It calms your nerves It’s the only time during your wedding where you’ll…
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Planning a wedding in Denver

How long should your wedding ceremony be?

The most important part of your wedding day is your ceremony because you get to marry your spouse officially. However, some couples tend to prolong their wedding ceremony since it’s a special time for them. Unfortunately, this not only cuts into your reception but can make your guests restless. Therefore, your wedding ceremony should be…
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Who should walk you down the aisle?

You may have an estranged relationship with your dad, or he passed away recently, forcing you to find other people to walk you down the aisle. Luckily, there are plenty of suitable options for this important position on your big day. For example, if you’re close with your mom, you can ask her to escort…
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Keeping you wedding simple

Should you write your own wedding vows?

More and more couples are opting to write personalized wedding vows that embody their true love for each other. However, the pressure to write the perfect vows can leave you stressed and worried before your wedding day. Therefore, it’s essential to focus on writing what you feel instead of what your audience will find perfect.…
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Planning a wedding in Denver

Making your own wedding choices

If you are planning a holiday, you may well appreciate the chance to set your own itinerary. Shouldn’t the same freedom of choice be available when planning your wedding celebration? There are many possibilities to consider: you might start with the mood you wish to set for the day, from festively upbeat to contemplatively quiet.…
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What to do if it looks like rain on your wedding day

Of course, you will likely be planning your wedding months ahead, so unless you live somewhere that rain is frequent, then you have no way to know if it will be raining on your wedding day until closer to the date itself. However, it’s always best to be prepared, and there are some ways you…
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Classy outdoor wedding venue in Denver

How to select the perfect wedding venue

While most of the traditional wedding practices are optional nowadays, having a venue is a must. It is essential to choose a great location where you, your partner and perhaps a few loved ones can enjoy your special day. Before you do so, ensure that you have proper knowledge of your guest list. Please select…
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Traditional wedding ceremony

Ask potential wedding photographers how long they intend to take

Through so many experiences, I reckon this is a question that is so rarely asked by couple as they go through a process of selecting their wedding photographer. Yet, I think it’s quite important. I’ve seen many weddings where a photographer basically tries to take over the show. Determined to prove their worth, they can…
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Outdoor wedding locations in Denver

Why rings aren’t the only way to symbolize your marriage.

While steeped in tradition, wedding rings are not the only things that can be exchanged when you say your vows. More and more American couples are choosing to buck the trend and tie the knot with some other more symbolic tokens which are more personal to them. From matching tattoos to beautiful pendant necklaces, wristwatches…
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Planning a wedding in Denver

Reasons to get married on a weekday

Though most weddings take place on the weekends, they don’t have to. Getting married on a weekday means that you won’t have to pay as much for the wedding. Booking a venue for a weekday is always much easier thank booking one for a weekend. It also makes it easier to book your vendors, who…
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How to keep wedding ceremonies fun

These songs MUST be in your wedding playlist

You’ve chosen a venue, picked out catering, and hired a wedding minister. Once you’ve solidified those key details, don’t forget the small, fun touches that make your wedding truly unique, like your wedding playlist! Here are a few crowd-pleasing songs that’ll get your guests dancing, singing, and twirling the night away. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil…
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Can I have my kids in my wedding

Making your children a part of your wedding

For many wedding celebrations, the bride and groom will have children whom they’d like to be a key part of the day. This might be together, or for youngsters who come from their separate past relationships. In the latter case, I feel it’s so important to emphasize the joy of two families being bound into…
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