Public Marriage License - In California, a Public Marriage License is required to be legally married and allows for your ceremony to take place anywhere in the State of California, requires at least one witness who is present at the ceremony and the record of marriage is made publicly available.
A confidential marriage license differs in the following elements: Parties to the marriage must be living together already, there are NO witnesses required, your wedding officiant is NOT considered a witness; and the record of marriage is ONLY available to the named parties on the marriage license. Celebrities typically obtain confidential marriage licenses, but anyone may request one.
Marriage Licenses can be obtained at any California County Clerk's Office.
NOTE: I reference California requirements because this is the state in which I reside and am most familiar with the regulations.
Personal Flowers - the term used for floral items such as bouquets, wrist corsages, boutannieres, to be worn by Bridal Couple, Bridal Party and their family members, as opposed to floral decor for table-tops, arbors, aisles, etc.
Plated meal - you wedding reception guests are served by wait staff vs a serve themselves style buffet.
Procession - The entrance of the Bridal Party and ultimately Bridal Couple, which is the official start of your wedding ceremony. You'll want to think about the music you want to accompany this important aspect of your wedding--something traditional or modern or a sentimental favorite.
We'll start at the beginning!
Arbor or Arch: is used to create a focal point where vows will be exchanged during a wedding ceremony. In the Jewish faith, the arbor/canopy is known as a Huppah; in Hindu weddings, it's known as a Mandap. DIYers, visit this site for arbor and arch ideas and craft instructions.