<![CDATA[ - Blog]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:38:40 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Filling out the license application]]>Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:03:59 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/filling-out-the-license-applicationThe interesting fact that I find with most brides and grooms is how difficult it is to fill out the application for obtaining the Confidential Marriage License properly.
The Marriage License application is a very important and needs to be fill out with the most accuracy. The information that is provided on the form will be extracted to fill out the actual Marriage License.
Once the license has been fill out it is very difficult and time consuming to rectify, and sometimes it can add to the price.
My best suggestion is have a copy of your birth certificate handy, here you will find all the data you will need for the Marriage License Application. 
If you do not have access to your birth certificate, interview your family and relatives, you will be surprise how much they know.
The information that I find missing or incorrect the most is the bride and groom parents middle name, as well as the bride and groom mother’s maiden mane (before she was married).
Bottom line please remember that in order to prevent mistakes or delay on you marriage license, the marriage license application has to be correct.

<![CDATA[Meet and personally select all of your wedding pros.]]>Sat, 20 May 2017 18:35:45 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/may-20th-2017I can not stress enough the importance to meet and personally select all of your wedding pros.
Remember you are going to spend a lot of time with these people, they are going to get to know you and your wedding plans to an intimate level, and they may be witnessing some Bridezilla or Groomzilla moments or maybe just some very sweet intimate ones. Therefore make sure you choose wedding pros that you like and feel comfortable with.
When it comes to your pastor or priest you may think that you do not have much of a choice, but if you select a minister or an officiant you can find the person that is best able to represent your wedding ceremony and the message you want to express to all your wedding guests during your wedding ceremony.
The guests at a wedding, in the last few years, have come to expect a wedding ceremony that entertains on an emotional and historical level. Your wedding guests want to know your story, how the bride and groom met, what made them fall in love and decide to get married. A good wedding minister or wedding officiant would be able to create a wedding ceremony that reflects the bride and groom’s story, it will bring all of your wedding guests on an emotional journey that will be the opening to your new life as husband and wife.
We at A & S Wedding Officiant are fully mobile Wedding Officiants and Ministers, we pride ourselves in creating wedding ceremonies that will take all the participants on a journey.
Let us make your wedding ceremony dreams come true.
<![CDATA[Who says you have to take your husband's last name?]]>Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:31:20 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/january-15th-2017Did you know that when you get married in California you have the option to change your middle and/or last name on the marriage license? There are strict rules to what you can actually use and some interesting combinations that are sure to make your married life more interesting. So, out the door is the “rule” that you must change your last name to match your soon to be husband and opens the door to new possibilities.
The Name Equality Act of 2007 (AB 102, Chapter 567, Statutes of 2007 amended by AB 1143, Chapter 512, Statutes of 2009) allows one or both applicants for a California marriage license to elect to change the middle and/or last names by which each party wishes to be known after solemnization of the marriage.    
What should the public know about the new law?
One or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the middle and/or last names by which that party wishes to be known after solemnization of the marriage.  Each party applying for a marriage license may choose to include on their marriage license the new name in the spaces provided on the marriage license application without intent to defraud.  Changing one’s name through this process can only be done at the time the marriage license is issued by the County Clerk or authorized Notary Public, as applicable.   
Each party to the marriage may adopt any of the following last names: 
The current last name of the other spouse. 
The last name of either spouse given at birth. 
A name combining into a single last name all or a segment of the current last name or the last name of either spouse given at birth. 
A hyphenated combination of last names. 
Each party to the marriage may adopt any of the following middle names: 
The current last name of either spouse. 
The last name of either spouse given at birth. 
A hyphenated combination of the current middle name and the current last name of the person or spouse. 
A hyphenated combination of the current middle name and the birth last name of the person or spouse.
<![CDATA[Number one rule for every wedding]]>Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:54:51 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/number-one-rule-for-every-wedding​I wanted to share with you the number one rule for every wedding. Expect the unexpected and always have a plan B.

​There is no such thing as a perfect wedding but here are some things you can do to ensure your day is a memorable one. Remember perfection is probably your goal, but don’t get tied up in the little things (that will most likely catch you by surprise anyway) and remember that this day is about the memories created. Of course, you don't want major disruptions or distractions because of poor planning and preparation. On your wedding day, give yourself a good talking to and remind yourself what your wedding day is really all about.

Rehearsal: Rely on the expert. If you have a wedding planner, allow them to be in charge. If you don’t have a person designated to direct your wedding, rely on your Wedding Officiant or Wedding Minister. I will guarantee you that they have successfully arranged a wedding ceremony or two.

Children: Children are precious in weddings and if you want them in yours, include them in a way that will not make them nervous or scared. Make sure that in selecting the children to participate in the ceremony that the child is capable of following simple directions and its personality is outgoing enough to be able to master the crowd with becoming a distraction to your wedding ceremony.

Candles: Candles can make or break a ceremony! Things to consider when using candles include the length of the vail, width of the isle, and mostly winds and breezes if you are planning a beach wedding or outdoor wedding ceremony.]]>
<![CDATA[What to ask your Wedding Minister or Wedding Officiant]]>Sun, 30 Oct 2016 14:24:12 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/what-to-ask-your-wedding-minister-or-wedding-officiantSelecting a wedding minister or wedding officiant to perform a ceremony, should be a thought thru process, after all it is important to retain a Minister or Officiant with whom you feel comfortable and with whom you should be able to express the loving feelings you have for the person you are going to marry.

You also need to make sure that you are hiring a professional. Here are few questions that you should ask the wedding minister or the wedding officiant during the selection interview.

Can we help create the ceremony?

Do you book more than one wedding a day? How many?

Who is your backup in the event you can’t attend?

What is your total fee? Do you charge extra to travel or filing the marriage license?

Will you oversee our rehearsal, or do we need to bring in a coordinator?

And here are the answer that any member of the minister/officiant team at A & S Notary Officiant will give you during the interview.

We have been in the business of solemnizing Wedding Ceremonies since 2011, we love your input in creating the wedding ceremony. You know the wedding venue, you know the wedding guests, and most of all you know the person you are getting married to. Your insight is what helps us create a truly personal ceremony.

Our preference is to book one wedding ceremony per date, however there may be times that we do have a second wedding ceremony booked on the same day. Rest assured that as professionals our attention is on the present task and we guarantee the upmost attention to all the details of your wedding ceremony.

Our team is composed of three ministers and officiants. We all work very closely together and while our style may be slightly different our professional standards are the same.

All our wedding ceremonies prices are transparent, no hidden fees. We do not charge extra for travel or the filing of the marriage license.

Our ministers and officiants will be glad to coordinate the ceremony and oversee the rehearsal. As wedding ministers, we are all trained in a variety of wedding ceremonies from the most traditional to the most modern. Our team will gladly work with your wedding coordinator.
<![CDATA[Minister, Officiant, Pastor, Priest, Rabbi oh my…..who do I choose?]]>Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:40:00 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/minister-officiant-pastor-priest-rabbi-oh-mywho-do-i-choose

When planning your dream wedding here in Long Beach, Los Angeles or anywhere in California how do you decide who should perform the ceremony?
More and more couples are coming from different backgrounds and religious beliefs. If you are one of those couples you should definitely select an ecumenical minister or an ecumenical officiant. Those type of ministers and officiants are trained to be able to blend ideals to create a wedding ceremony that respects all aspects of your beliefs or no beliefs.
The ministers at A & S Mobile Notary Officiants are highly trained in making sure that all aspects of the brides and grooms likes and dislikes for a wedding ceremony are respected. Our ministers and officiants respect the individuality that a couple wants in their wedding ceremony. Our ministers and officiants respect all who want to get married and will do their best with providing a wedding ceremony that you will remember wherever the ceremony will take place, a beach wedding, a park wedding, a home wedding, any location wedding, our ministers and officiant’s priority is to make your wedding ceremony dreams come true.
<![CDATA[ Do I need to get married in the County where the Marriage License was issued?]]>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:19:18 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/-do-i-need-to-get-married-in-the-county-where-the-marriage-license-was-issuedThe answer to this question is very simple, it depends on the license.

The state of California offers two types of marriage license.

The public marriage license and confidential marriage license.
Both licenses can be purchased at any of the County Clerk offices, but there are a number of specially trained Notary Public's that are authorized to issue Confidential Marriage License to you in the comfort of your home.
The rules for the case of the Confidential Marriage License, used to be that the wedding ceremony had to take place in the county where the license was issued.  But this is not the case anymore you can use the Confidential license in any County in California

Still, Los Angeles County offers some of the best wedding venues in the world.

You may also want to take the Confidential Wedding License into consideration for it's convenience and privacy.
Convenience because you will need to deal with just one person from start to I do. Some wedding ministers and wedding officiants like me are authorize to issue a Confidential Marriage License in the comfort of your home, as well as marrying you to the location of your choice. And most important Privacy. The records are sealed and your personal information is not made public. Having your information protected is peace of mind.]]>
<![CDATA[If my fiancé does not have a California ID can I still get married?]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:56:02 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/if-my-fiance-does-not-have-a-california-id-can-i-still-get-marriedI have been asked this question many times, and the answer is yes.
You do not need to have a United States ID or be a resident in order to get married in the State of California.
However you need to have proper Identification. The need for identification has two purposes, to verify that the person is who he/she claims to be, and as an age verification.
Here is a sample list of identification examples that will meet the photo and birthday requirements accepted by a Notary Officiant authorized to issue Wedding License.
Driver’s License
State Identification Card
Military Service or Military Dependent Identification Card
Naturalization Certificate
Alien Registration Card (Form 1551)
Identification Card Issue by the US Government or Identification Card issued by another country
Matricula Consular Status (must be current and not expired, must have birth date and picture) and a certified and translated (English) birth certificate must accompany the Matricula.
The Marriage department at the County Clerk Office in Los Angeles County may be able to accept other forms of record. Contact them directly.]]>
<![CDATA[ So why is it that a British Victorian tradition has become the norm in Americans weddings? ]]>Fri, 01 Jul 2016 14:04:48 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/-so-why-is-it-that-a-british-victorian-tradition-has-become-the-norm-in-americans-weddings​I have been asking myself that question for a while. In the tapestry of this country which is woven with the threads of humanity it is interesting to see why one tradition is more popular than another. I have to say that the idea to pass down family heirlooms appeals to everyone but as usual the innovative American thinking has escalated this to a whole new level.
The rhyme that originated in England in the late 1800’s states that a bride should carry “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe”, at the root of this of course “superstition”. Something old for the link to the family, something new for moving into the new life, something barrowed for continuity, and something blue as protection against the evil eye. The bride was supposedly to acquire the items that were to be worn on her own, from family and friends, but in today’s society this has become an inspiration for everything from the nail polish to the decor of the wedding reception.  
So let the imagination run free, and find more old and create new wedding traditions where old and new traditions become the threads that are woven into the tapestry of the life of the new couple.
<![CDATA[How do I apply for a weeding license in Los Angeles County? Where do I get a wedding License? ]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 09:15:14 GMThttp://asnotaryofficiant.com/blog/test-postThe common process is fairly simple but time consuming. The alternative is fast and convenient.

But in both cases timing is the key.

Option one: you and your soon to be spouse (both) will have to go to one of the - Register Recorder/County Clerk locations, fill out the application, wait in line, wait for the license to be process and finally pick up the license.

Option two: If you meet the requirements for a Confidential Marriage License, you can opt to contact one of the Notary Public’s that have special authorization from the Los Angeles County Register Recorder/County Clerk to issue Confidential Marriage License.

The process is as simple and the ID requirements are the similar to the Register Recorder/County Clerk office (Government Issue Picture ID with Birth Date). The Notary will come to your home or a location of your choosing, fill out the license and have you sign. Let the professional take care of the time needed to spend at the Register Recorder/County Clerk locations, the headache and hassle. This option will give you the chance to concentrate on what is important, the person you plan to spend the rest of your life with.

Los Angeles County

Register-Recorder/County Clerk

LAX Courthouse: 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 727-6142
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Los Angeles: 4716 East Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 260-2991
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Los Angeles: 7807 South Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 586-6192
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Beverly Hills: 9355 Burton Way
1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 288-1261
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed the 3rd Wednesday of each month due to court closure.

Lancaster: 1028 W. Avenue J2
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6446
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Van Nuys: 14340 West Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91316
(818) 376-3700
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Avalon: Catalina Branch Court
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-0026
Please call for an appointment

Norwalk 12400 East Imperial Hwy
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 462-2137
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / M - F