Selecting your wedding officiant is an important decision – after all, they will have a huge influence on the tone of the ceremony. You’ll want to make sure that you find someone who is willing to perform the kind of ceremony you are envisioning, or who has a style and belief system similar to your own. And of course, if you want to make it legal, you’ll need to make sure that they are legally able to marry you in your state.

The first thing you and your intended bride or groom must do is decide if you want a religious or secular ceremony. This highly personal decision will obviously impact who will marry you. Secondly, your wedding planner should have experience with officiants that are fitting for your union- they have excellent recommendations with personal relationships that can make sure you have the right person for your special day.


Questions to ask your prospective officiant:

  • How much are we allowed to customize the ceremony? Can we write our own vows?
  • Will you marry us even if we are not current members of your church/synagogue/etc? How do we become members?
  • If we are of different faiths, or one of us is not religious, is that a problem?
  • One of us is divorced, does your religion allow you to marry us?
  • Are we required to attend any classes or counseling before the wedding?
  • Will our non-religious friends be allowed to participate in the ceremony, including giving readings, singing, or (if appropriate) taking communion?
  • How will you be dressed for the ceremony?

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As a wedding planner, I find the best way to describe the importance and relief that my career carries is by looking at testimonials from real brides. The Knot has tons of reviews from brides and there’s a resounding undertone that having a planner certainly has its benefits, since you can enjoy other type of parties, since you can hire a party bus for your St. Louis trip which is great for a bachelor party.

“I LOVED my wedding planner. She designed my cemeromy and reception spaces and they were more than I could have ever imagined on my own. She was able to get me the best vendors at whole sale prices. She coordinated everything from the rehearsal dinner to the thank you brunch. I live 1.5 hours from where the wedding was held and it was a huge time, money and stress saver to use her.” written by ‘vignesle’ on The Knot
“I wholeheartedly recommend a planner. They don’t just “plan” – they serve as a neutral third party that can settle decisions between family members, future in-laws, etc. Mine keeps track of every dollar paid/owed as we get closer to the day so there’s no vagueness or hidden costs as we go forward. I will be attending my rehearsal, wedding, brunch and having as much fun as the guests because I won’t be worried about a thing. At the end of the day – her fee is going to work out to less than 10 dollars an hour – not to mention calling all vendors, etc. etc. etc. For any woman with a job and wants to still have a life while she plans a wedding, they are worth it!” written by ‘endlessocean’ on The Knot
To read reviews from brides that worked with Events by Cori, please go to our WeddingWire page or TheKnot page. We look forward to working with you!

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In this industry I come across some amazing talent and feel so strongly about showcasing my peers work. Videography is often times one of those services that couples choose to leave out of their budget because they don’t realize what a difference it is to have photos vs. film. I can’t say enough great things about Vantage Point Productions and their passion for creating heart-warming videos that capture the wedding day from getting ready before the ceremony to the bride and grooms departure at the end of the night. They are able to capture a play-by-play of a very special day for my clients and I am so grateful that I get to work with this incredible talent on a regular basis.

I regret not hiring a professional videographer. There were so many funny, sentimental, thoughtful, surprising, best-day-of-our-life moments that I wish were captured on video.”

— mobridetobe from The Knot article : Knotties Biggest Wedding Regrets

Steve Moses | Laura Moses
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5-time honoree of EventDV Magazine’s list of the “Top 25 Event Filmakers in the World”

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Angela & Mitch were a dream couple to work with. Both of their families were so excited to be a part of the big day. Angela & Mitch’s two labrador retrievers were included in the ceremony and cleverly tied in at each table with black & yellow lab salt shakers that kissed! Angela made the wedding favors with soy candles in a small mason jar tied with twine and a rose embellishment.  It was a beautiful day in San Clemente with friends and family!


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Music- Kevin Miso-

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WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Events by Cori has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors, like the ones from, from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Events by Cori was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Events by Cori is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals from all over the USA and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Events by Cori for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Events by Cori is one of the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

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Live, work, play and be MARRIED in Los Angeles at the beautiful Cafe Pinot.  Sook and Sang chose this lovely location to have an intimate and private ceremony with their closest friends and family members.  This is their community, where they live and work and it seemed only complete that they hold hands and say “I DO” here.

Planning weddings at Cafe Pinot has been such a pleasure over the years, and this was no different! With special touches that are as unique as the couple that make every wedding one to remember…. from their special guest, their dog to the cultural and family traditions that reflect the love and years ahead to be cherished and shared.

This day would not be complete without mentioning the amazing vendors who brought their own talents:

Venue: Cafe Pinot Los Angeles
Flowers: Brown Paper Design
Photographer: Christine Farah
Bridal Headpiece: Twigs n Honey


Sook & Sang found every opportunity to hold hands throughout the day and the real reward is the years they will hold hands from this day forward!   Events by Cori is the helping hand for brides and grooms and creating their unforgettable day.  Please contact us to schedule a consultation…

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