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First dance etiquette for modern brides

first dance etiquette

First dance etiquette for weddings is timeless. We live in an era where some couples go to great lengths to choreograph high energy productions for their first dance. YouTube is full of them, like the one below: Let’s face it, this approach isn’t for everyone. Here’s the good news: you DON’T need an exotic production.…

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The secret ingredient to a memorable wedding toast

memorable wedding toast

This blog has written on the subject of the wedding toast on more than one occasion. The subject is important, because a memorable wedding toast is pure magic. At the same time, a toast by your best man or maid of honor can go astray with all sorts of negative consequences. There is never an…

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Excellent wedding toast delivery tips

wedding toast delivery tips

  Wedding toasts can be such a wonderful part of your wedding reception. And they can be a disaster in the hands of an unprepared toaster. Here are some really excellent … and PRACTICAL … wedding toast delivery tips presented in the video below. Tip #1: KNOW your toast. Know it well enough so you…

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New technology enhances wedding communication!

wedding communication

Everyone knows that men and women communicate differently. At long last, new technology boosts wedding communication between the genders, setting the stage for a lifetime of marital bliss! Men tend to view communication as having a purpose, while women view it as an outlet for feelings. Women want to talk more often and use more…

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Popular wedding processional song

popular wedding processional song

Vivaldi’s Spring is a very popular wedding processional song. (See our earlier blogpost, “Top classical songs for walking down the aisle.”) You can listen to it in the video below… …complete with the violin sheet music. There’s a problem. While you’ll love the happy main theme, it veers off into sections of music that just…

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Your first dance song done exactly the way you want it

favorite first dance songs

Our blog presented ten of the best a while back, but we also recommend the Knot’s great list, complete with 50 wonderful songs you’ll hear at weddings coast to coast. We’ve made an interesting observation of these songs. The older and the better they are, the more artists who cover the song. This presents wonderful…

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The Evolution of the Wedding Reception

wedding guest entertainment

Cake and punch wedding receptions are a thing of the past. Today’s brides and grooms want their reception to pack a punch. Wedding guest entertainment is the name of the game. The Knot conducts an annual survey on the trends in the wedding industry. Their most recent survey revealed that 41% of couples include wedding…

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The Art of a Love Song

First dance songs are usually love songs. Love is the most powerful force on earth. It is the very lifeblood of a marriage, which is why a love song is such a good choice for your first dance. As a professional wedding DJ, I really appreciate the craftsmanship of good love songs. There are many…

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Thank-you note etiquette

thank-you note etiquette

Thank-you note etiquette never changes, even with our culture’s growing menu of communication options. In other words, you should send your thank-you notes on personal stationary or nice thank-you cards. Emails, Facebook messaging, texting, and phone calls don’t cut it.  Each note should be personal.  Fill-in the blank notes are worse than sending no note…

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Second marriage wedding etiquette

second marriage wedding etiquette

As times change, wedding etiquette evolves. We work with many couples of all ages and backgrounds, including those getting married a second time.  In fact, something like one of three weddings involve couples where at least one of you has been married before.  Because this is so common, let’s look at second marriage wedding etiquette…

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