Tag Archives: Lois Heckman wedding officiant

Weather You Like It or Not

I’m sitting at my desk here in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, on a March day. A few weeks ago, we hit a high of almost 70 ° and now it’s snowing like crazy. Unpredictable as the weather, as they say. And I’ve said, a thousand times, what is the rain (or snow) plan? There is nothing like [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A few fun DIY ideas for your Wedding

Those who read this column regularly know I try to emphasis the big stuff. The deeper meaning of a wedding, especially the ceremony (my particular area of expertise). But from time to time ‘girls just wanna have fun.’ So here are a few ideas to add some of that fun to your wedding. Photos are [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding or Creating a Beautiful Ceremony Space

Because I officiate so many weddings I have come to recognize what to look for in a great ceremony site. The ceremony – you know, the part where you are actually getting married – is the reason for the ‘big day.’ If your ceremony is not in a house of worship, you may want to think through [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eight wedding rules it’s ok to skip!

My intent here isn’t to tell you what to do or not to do, but merely relieve you of any guilt you may have in forgoing some of these wedding protocols.

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Call Them ‘Attendants’

-     Why a gender-neutral wedding party is a great idea The people standing up there with you at your wedding ceremony are more than just statues.  There is a reason you ask your closest friends, siblings or others to be by your side as you exchange your vows. So who are they?  How do [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do you need a wedding program?

I’m away this week so I thought it would be a good idea to run this older piece. Why? Because everyone planning a wedding eventually comes to this question: should I have a ceremony program? As the big day approaches I sometimes hear from ‘my’ couples, asking for the ‘order of service.’ I know immediately [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will the new year bring marriage?

-   If so, here are some basics to think about right from the start. Happy New Year! It’s 2017 and maybe this year you, or someone you care about, will get married. If so, congratulations. Marriage is one of the big milestones in life, one with a deep, long history. Not that the institution has [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

2017 Wedding Trends - for better or for worse

A new year is dawning, and because I am clearly obsessed with weddings I always try to discern what the coming trends will be – good or bad, for better or worse. Last week I wrote about the so-called colors of the year. Today I offer a few general trends that you may find interesting; [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

See your true colors…

- Pantone’s 2017 colors of the year Every season has a color pallet and it can bring inspiration to any wedding. But did you know that colors themselves have specific meanings? And while you can pretty much make up anything about any color, there are real historic and deep connections. For example, we know that [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CHECKING IT TWICE

Check this off your wedding to-do list You have found the person you want to spend your life with – this person loves and respects you and you are best friends and partners. Check. What could be more important? You decided to tie the knot because it will strengthen your bond. What a good idea. [...]

Posted in Ceremonies and Celebrations, Pocono Weddings, Tips on Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment
  • Blog Authors

    Lois Heckman

    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
  • Categories

  • Archives