Get Ordained Blog - Page #80

Weddings for the Record Books

Some couples dream of a classic storybook wedding, deeply traditional down to the last detail. Others have a different book in mind when they set out to plan their big event. These happy couples seek to distinguish their ...

Category: Wedding Planning

Fewer Funeral Funds for Illinois Poor

Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois announced recently that he would move to cut the Funeral & Burial Benefits program from the 2016 state budget and is cutting the program for the remainder of this year. This benefit has ...

Category: Funeral

New Traditions: Unique Funerals

Funerals around the country and overseas are adopting new ways of memorializing those we love, and people are sitting up and taking notice. Sometimes, the ones doing the actual sitting up are the loved themselves. The mo ...

Category: Funeral

IKEA Offers Virtual Wedding Service

"Brollop Online," the recent cyber offering from Swedish furniture company IKEA, sticks to the company's mission of furnishing the spaces in which we live in ways that are "neither expensive nor complicated." This time, ...

Category: Perform a Wedding

Rental Caskets a Growing Trend

The recent recession has had a lasting impact on many businesses, and the funeral industry is no exception. Traditional funerals may cost thousands of dollars. The casket may often be the greatest single expense, with ha ...

Category: Funeral

Funeral Services for a Loved One in Jail

Arranging a funeral may be a difficult and demanding task under any circumstances. The situation may be even more complex when a loved one dies while incarcerated. Prolonged separation may already have put stress on a fa ...

Category: Funeral

Family-Owned Funeral Homes Are on the Decline

Once upon a time in America, every town had at least one family-owned funeral home. Generations of residents sought solace and shared grief in these homes, facilitated by directors who had succeeded a father or mother or ...

Category: Funeral

Wedding in the Wallet of the Beholder

Many couples dream of a special wedding day. Some of those dreams grow to cinematic proportions, with epic scenarios of exotic embellishments. For those with means, a fantasy wedding is theirs for the renting. For those ...

Category: Wedding Planning

Wedding Halls Are Big Business in Afghanistan

The road to the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been dubbed "Las Vegas" for its rows of neon-lit, mirror-walled wedding halls. Wedding receptions are big business in this country, as weddings themselves carry heavy cu ...

Category: Perform a Wedding

Ways to Give While Planning Your Wedding

Reality television may still like a good bridal tantrum, but in the actual world, many couples are finding ways to be more generous even while in the midst of organizing their big day. It may be seen in part as a respons ...

Category: Wedding Planning

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