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The Honeymoon – Half Moon Bay – Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Wedding Tips

Imagine it, after spending hours planning your wedding and reception, you’ve entertained and celebrated with your family and friends during the wedding festivities and now you’re married! You’re ready to begin your life together starting with your long awaited honeymoon!

Hopefully you have chosen a Honeymoon destination that allows you to de-stress, fully enjoy each others company somewhere you will both enjoy and not feel like you have broken the bank to get there.

Working with a travel agency is a good way to get some help in the process using experienced, knowledgeable professionals.

Bay World Travel is located in the Strawflower Village in Half Moon Bay and will take the stress out of your dream Honeymoon by handling your arrangements and will be there for you before, during and after your vacation. They have been providing travelers with travel planning and their expertise since 1979. Their travel agents provide a wealth of knowledge and first hand experience for choosing the perfect destination.

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Things To Consider For A Wedding Ceremony – Half Moon Bay – California

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While your wedding ceremony is not the most time consuming activities or the greatest expense of our wedding, when everything is said and done the ceremony is why it’s all happening. Here are 10 things you might consider in preparation for your wedding ceremony. 1. Family Seating Usually the mothers of the Bride are seated before the ceremony starts. Occasionally grandparents are seated also. You also need to decide who will escort the family in. 2. Religious Or Secular Focus Do either of you have a spiritual or religious tradition that you want to express in the ceremony or do you want a secular approach? Do you want mention of God or a prayer? 3. Length Of Ceremony The basic elements of a ceremony, including a talk by the officiant ,usually takes about 15 minutes. If a longer time is desired, then other elements need to be added to the ceremony. 4. Other Elements Things to add to the service might include readings, special music, the Unity Candle, poems, or a special talk by a family member. 5. Briday Party Entrance The women can enter singly or the bridal party can enter as couples. The Bride can be escorted by a family member or signifcant person. If the women enter singly, then the men usually enter from the side along with the Groom and the officiant. 6. Wedding Talk By Officiant Usually the Officiant will give a few welcoming words and then give a short talk to the Bride and Groom. These can be general in nature or can include personal elements shared with the Officiant prior to the ceremony. 7. Wedding Vows There are hundreds of choices for vows, including writing your own. Here is selection of types of vows. 8. Rings Exchange What do you want to communicate during the rings exchange? What does it symbolize for you? The traditional is “With ring I thee wed.” But, it can be something unique as an exchange of committment. 9. Presentation Of The Couple Traditionally, the Bride became a Mrs. so the introduction would be, “Ladies and Gentlemen may I introduct Mr. & Mrs. Fred Johnson. ” Some brides take their husbands name, but prefer to be announced as Mary and Fred, husband and wife. This also works well when the Bride is keeping her last name. 10. Music Music is a key part of a ceremony. The first decision is what musical style best represents you, Classical or more popular contemporary music. Next is whether to have live music or use the DJ for the ceremony. A soloist is also an option for part of the ceremony. Go to for additional info on the elements of a ceremony. terry Plank Authored by Terry Plank

Selecting Wedding Rings – Half Moon Bay – California

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Getting engaged is a very special moment in people’s lives. Finding the right engagement ring and/or wedding sets is an important decision and should not be made in a hurry.

The most time-consuming part of buying wedding rings is selecting what you want. Jewelry stores will have a wide variety of wedding sets and bands to choose from and should be able to provide sizing and engraving options relatively quickly. If you are interested in having custom rings made, look for a quality jeweler who can work with you on the design and create them for you.

Main Street Goldworks is a family-owned jewelry store located in historic downtown, Half Moon Bay, CA. They have a beautiful selection of wedding jewelry in platinum, gold, and silver. As diamond brokers who travel to Antwerp, Belgium to buy diamonds direct from renowned sources, they have a large collection of high quality diamond jewelry.

Custom design is also available where you can be involved in the design process to ensure the durability and beauty of the design you wish to have created. Jay, the owner, is experienced in the art of hand-fabrication and creates beautiful pieces working directly with metal. Or, your design can be created in wax casting.

Personalized engraving is also an option and a great way to provide a special message that will be treasured for a lifetime.

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