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Set Your GPS to Pine Manor Chicago USA for a Geocache Wedding You Won’t Every Forget.

Rev. Pam (aka PAMag76) is an avid geocacher and loves to share the game with everyone she can. Theme your wedding Geocache and she will plan a fun full day event for you and your guests. Rev Pam has over 30 local hides, plus she will include a digital wedding invitation with the coordinate to follow. She will even place a hide in your honor!
Every Couple Rev Pam marries receives a collector “Just Married” PathTag! Call or Text Rev Pam to see if your date is available. 773-307-2128 Learn More about MyGeocache.World

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Just Got Engaged – Second Marriage Next Steps, Dos and Don’ts

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You just said yes, Congratulations on your engagement. Everyone will be so happy for you and everyone will have something they want to share. That’s why my best advice to newly engaged couples is “have a plan – how to plan your wedding” before you pop the question. Here are my top four dos and don’ts.

Advice for the newly engaged couple from one of Chicago’s best loved wedding officiants & day coordinator.

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Don’t post anything on social media until you have told the family.

Do try to tell as many people in person as possible and do it right away.

CHILDREN It shouldn’t be surprising to learn that about half of my wedding couples have children from a previous relationship. If you have children, it’s best to share the news with them as soon as you get engaged, together with your fiancé.  It will take them time to process what this will mean for them personally, and they will have questions. Take a day or two to work through the family before you tell the world, you sure don’t want to risk having somebody congratulate you in front of your children before you’ve told them.


Don’t compare your future wedding to your last one. Don’t mention it.

Do create a wedding that is perfect for you. Get the kids and family involved.

Current wedding trends lean toward small down-sized weddings with stress free wedding planning and a casual intimate wedding theme. If you had a big church wedding the first time you got married and don’t want to do that big shindig again… totally understandable, but don’t compare. You set a tone every time you mention the “last time”. Just guide the direction to the things you would like to see and experience this time! Speak about the positive and if there is something you don’t want to “repeat” you can just say, no. instead of reminding everyone what you did last time. This is a perfect time to get the families together, friends united and enjoy the actual “engagement” status. Take some time and get use to the idea before you start planning the wedding. Discuss ways you can get the children involved in the ceremony (more then ring bearer or flower girl). and add blending or unity rituals in your wedding ceremony to symbolize you “ALL” becoming one. Even include your parents.


Don’t wear a ring that doesn’t fit.

Do get it insured right away.

Unless you gave your exact ring size, the ring is not going to be the right size.  Take it in right away, and while your waiting for the ring, get it insured and get the family told. The ring sizing will only take a few days and it’s a great way to take a day to plan your public announcement to friends and social media and do the ring-selfie. Otherwise you could end up losing or damaging your engagement ring or your finger.


Don’t Invite Any Guests.

Do set your wedding budget.

Everyone gets caught up in the excitement of getting engaged. And until you know what you really want to pay for your wedding, don’t make the guest list. Try to keep things vague. Avoid making any open invitations right now. Tell everyone you will probably be doing something small and intimate to stop people from inviting themselves. Especially work colleagues, extended family or old friends who might not make the guest list. You need to sit down with your fiancé and figure out who is contributing, how much they can contribute, and what your total budget will be. Then you can easily determine how many guests, and the wedding date, by how long it will take you to pay for the wedding. Once you are here you can start shopping for a venue and planning your big day.

Article by IL Wedding Officiant, Rev Pam Chicago Illinois.

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Say I Do Catered to You.

The Courthouse Wedding Alternative. Say I Do Catered To You Bring your Cook County Marriage license to Pine Manor for an unforgettable wedding ceremony catered to you, just for you, designed by you. Whether you prefer an intimate wedding elopement or a full ceremony where you can invite up to 30 guests, the flexible schedule and our garden alternative option will be sure to please you and or your guests. Trying to go the non traditional route? We do themed weddings as well. Geocaching, Elvis Impersonator, Pine Manor is available year round from 8 am to 8pm with a wedding package to fit any budget, our award winning services have a 5 star reviews ratings makes it an easy choice to say “I do” catered just for you at Pine Manor. SHOP ON LINE AT

Want to know more about wedding services such as this one and many others? Please visit or contact Rev Pam at 847-873-7463

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Congratulations Newlyweds

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How to find an Interfaith wedding officiant in Chicago, Cook County

Look no further. Rev Pam the IL Wedding Officiant of Pine Manor can travel to your location or get married in her amazing history home / garden. Year round 8-8pm she can accommodate most requests for ceremony times. Last minute or plan ahead. Call ( or text her) today (773) 307-2128


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Affordable Weddings in Chicago at Pine Manor Frugal Weddings at Pine Manor – Last Minute or Plan 2018 in the garden (wink) This article will give you great small wedding ideas that will save you money #smallweddingvenue #elopechicago

Rev Pam makes the flowers

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Get Married On Christmas or New Year amazing black Friday deals on holiday wedding packages at Pine Manor

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Rev. Pam planned the most beautiful garden ceremony

Rev. Pam planned the most beautiful garden ceremony for my husband and I on 10.4.17. We vote 5-stars! (more…)

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Define “Husband”


Where did the word “Husband” come from?  Band… Wedding Ring… NOPE! That would have been my guess too.  Although the wedding ring has been a tradition for 6000 years. The history of the word husband is all about the Vikings! (more…)

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The Origins of the Wedding Dress & Shopping for the Perfect One

For many women their wedding dress will hold so much importance to them, that it is one of the few articles of clothing that is held onto until the end of their life. Many brides feel that their choice in a dress can either make or break their day, but the choice in the dress is totally dependent on your views, religious, social, and culturally. But where does the dress originate? And how do you choose the perfect one?


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