WHY HAVE A COORDINATOR? We, here at Brownstone, have been around weddings long enough to know what makes a wedding day stressful. To help reduce this stress dramatically, we strongly recommend each of our brides and grooms hire or appoint a day-of-wedding coordinator for the wedding. Once you choose a coordinator, you should meet with the person to go over the details of what to expect and what he/she is responsible for on wedding day. These meetings help clear up any questions the coordinator might have. We encourage our couples to hire a professional coordinator, but we understand the money is not always in the budget to do so. Appointing someone to be a coordinator is usually not difficult as long as they are organized and able to delegate tasks well. A few examples of things the coordinator should be in charge of are: coordinating and running the rehearsal, the music cues with the musicians or playing the pre-recorded music, sending each person down the aisle to the correct song, communication with vendors like the minister, photographer, and keeping an eye on the time. The coordinator should also be the person with final responsibility to make sure the facility has been left clean and is vacated before the end of the contract occupancy time slot. Those are just a few examples of many responsibilities of the coordinator. The couple, the wedding party members, nor immediate family would be able to be in charge of these things on wedding day because there are too many other things happening with them. We want to make sure these individuals get to enjoy and celebrate the special day stress-free. Therefore, we strongly recommend there be a coordinator to take care of all the details on wedding day. This makes the entire day go so much more smoothly than it would have otherwise. If you choose not to appoint a coordinator your wedding day MIGHT be your worst nightmare, rather than the day of your dreams.
Angie and Dennis were considering going to the county courthouse to have a marriage in front of the Justice of the Peace. Not what they really wanted, but it seemed so much simpler than a big, expensive wedding ! Then Angie found Brownstone Wedding Chapel and discovered a perfect place to have a very small wedding in a beautiful setting, at an unbelievably affordable price. Here is what she wrote after the wedding and honeymoon:
I am thankful for the opportunity you gave us to have a sweet, simple wedding as opposed to going to the courthouse. We are forever grateful and would highly recommend Brownstone Chapel to others seeking a beautiful and delightful wedding venue. Molly, you are the best!"
Thank YOU, Angie for those kind words. We love the very small weddings and elopements. May God bless you with a lifetime of happiness. Miss Molly
Previous law for a Texas marriage license required you to use the license within 30 days (or it would expire). But since a law change, effective september 1, 2013, you now have 90 days to use your Texas marriage license. This is much more convenient, especially for brides and grooms who are from out of state and have to make a special trip to Texas just to get the license. As always, however, you MUST obtain the license AT LEAST 72 hours before your wedding time. Also, please note that you can get your license in any county in the state of Texas and have your wedding in any of the Texas counties. The original license will be returned to and recorded in the county where you received it. Both parties must be present and submit proper identification. The fee is currently $82 , but is subject to change, of course. The marriage license, signed by your officiant, must be recorded wthin 30 days of the wedding.