Category Archives: Pocono Weddings

information on weddings with a special interest in the local Pocono scene

Some Traditions I Can Do Without

I try to be a positive person, but if I’m being completely honest, I’m not always that way. And while I love being a celebrant there are a few things about weddings I could do without. Occasionally a couple will ask me to leave out the ‘obey’ part in the wedding vows, to which I [...]

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Fathers, daughters and weddings.

If she is lucky enough to have her father in her life, and better yet, have a great relationship with him, for a bride nothing can be quite as moving as walking down the aisle with him on her wedding day. There are many ways to honor dads and moms in a wedding! Along with [...]

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Be Prepared for Summer Weddings

Weather is always an important factor in how you will enjoy any outdoor celebration. Too hot, too cold, too much sun in your eyes… it all adds up to either a wonderful experience, or something to endure.

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The Power of Ritual

[I]t is a scientific fact that ritual helps us through milestones, especially grief and loss. Norton, an associate professor in Marketing at Harvard Business School, says “we see in every culture, and throughout history, that people who perform rituals report feeling better.” Not a surprise, at least to me!

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Is the role of usher still relevant?

Is it necessary to have ushers at your wedding ceremony? Of course not, but there are a few good reasons to consider having them, and not what you might expect. Such a small detail can have a big impact. Traditionally ushers greet guests, distribute programs, and escort people to their seats.  An usher can be [...]

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Should you hire a wedding planner?

Coordinators can be hired for the entire process or just the day-of. There are many levels of service, they vary in the numbers of meetings you might need, and can cover specifics or a complete start to finish undertaking. A professional will also carry insurance, have great reviews and will, most importantly, listen to you.

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Thinking about having your dog in your wedding??

It’s really all about getting the dog down the aisle, one way of the other, isn’t it? Many a bride wants her dog to walk down with her! But whether with a bride or groom, a flower girl, best person, or just about anyone, as long as it’s someone your dog knows and is comfortable with, you can get your doggie down that aisle.

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The Second Time Around

I love that old song that says: love is wonderful the second time around. And about 50% of today’s wedding involved at least one partner who has been married before*. People often ask what’s appropriate for a second wedding. The short answer is, anything you want.   The stigma of divorce is, thankfully, long past. And [...]

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Appreciating the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Bridesmaids and groomsmen, or as I like to simply call them, attendants, can play an important role in all the work leading up to your wedding. Because they are people you value, I love the idea of involving them in the ceremony itself. If they are important enough to stand with you, it can be [...]

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Breaking the Glass – A Wonderful Tradition

There a certain wedding rituals and customs that come right at the end of the ceremony. There is something so appealing about that! Anything from blowing bubbles or confetti cannons, to Jumping the Broom, or the ringing of bells. Breaking the Glass is one of them, and it’s a great way to end a wedding. [...]

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    Lois Heckman is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant who officiates at weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies in the Poconos and beyond. She has performed hundreds of ceremonies and brings a wealth of knowledge to her work. Visit her website: ... Read Full
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