The following list is a general overview of our services for your rehearsal and ceremony. We realize that each wedding is unique and we'll happily adjust it to meet your needs.

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+ Preparation
  • Meet with the bride and/or her mother and family to discuss all aspects of the wedding and the reception
  • Assist and recommend in the selection of a florist, photographer, caterer, musicians, cakemaker, wedding dress, bridesmaid's dress, etc.

+ Rehearsal & Ceremony
  • Provide notary sevices to perform ceremony
  • Coordinate ceremony with clergyman, organist or other musicians
  • Direct rehearsal, helping everyone know where to stand during the ceremony
  • Work with the ring bearer and/or flower girl
  • Instruct ushers on the proper way to usher
  • Coordinate guests within the ribbon with information to all ushers
  • Show everyone where to dress for the wedding
  • Be at the wedding site when the bride arrives to dress, usually two hours before the ceremony
  • Provide last minute emergency items, like safety pins, needles and thread, tape, matches, aspirin or anything else someone will surely need
  • Pin on all flowers and boutonnieres before the wedding
  • Coordinate with the photographer before and after the wedding
  • Make sure candles are lit correctly and on time
  • Escort the bridal party and honored guests from dressing rooms to the ceremony at the proper time
  • Direct seating of honored guests - mothers, grandparents, etc.
  • Direct the processional and recessional
  • Direct ushering out of the honored guests

+ Reception
  • Help bride prepare wedding dress for the reception
  • Make sure guests enter reception and sign guest book
  • Make sure bouquets are on every table
  • Check food throughout the reception
  • Coordinate the photography and/or receiving line
  • Coordinate the toasts and the cutting of the wedding cake
  • Direct the first dance for the bride and groom
  • Coordinate the throwing of the bouquet and garter Distribute any gifts to the guests

Our goal is to make your wedding day the VERY BEST! Please contact us or fill out our easy form so we can begin making your wedding a dream come true!


Betty & Allen and the Elegant Events team can do as much or as little as you need to plan, organize, coordinate, and most important, enjoy your wedding! From the simplest to the most complex, we are here for you.

Elegant Events provides complete notary services and will assist you in selecting a photographer, videographer, caterer, wedding cake, florist, soloist, musicians, and disc jockey or band-- each one with your special needs in mind.

We can recommend a wide variety of settings for your weekend events -- accommodations, luncheons, dinners, the wedding ceremony and reception. St. Augustine is famous for its bed and breakfasts in the historic district as well as its beaches.

When your special weekend arrives, Betty and her assistants will be with you every step of the way. From your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner until you leave your reception in the horse and carriage or limousine, we are there to make your dream come true.




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