Category: Good Wedding Information

Use sparklers to write out your wedding date

Personally I think this is a great idea!

All it takes is a good photographer, a few of your wedding party and some sparklers and you have a simple way to create an awesome pic that everyone can enjoy.

You could also do it for your save the date cards or incorporate it into your invitations.

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Top Ten Wedding Dance Closing Song Picks

I personally have my own style of how I end a wedding dance…but I have used a few of these songs to end a night for other dances.

  1. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  2. “When I’m 64″ by The Beatles
  3. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  4. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  5. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  6. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  7. “Forever” by Chris Brown
  8. “Closing Time” by Semisonic
  9. “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  10. “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler

Are snail mail RSVPs a thing of the past?

The Question here is: Is it a good idea to not send out snail mail RSVPs?

I can see how this could be quick and easy but also there is the chance that you will leave the “not so in touch with technology” people out of the equation. (Yes, they still do exist)

I will try to give a good argument for why I think you can use both together.

1. They are not convenient but they still can be used. Just less of them.

rsvp-reminders

photo source: offbeatbride.com

Unfortunately, in some aspects, we are conditioned to expect convenience at every corner.

Q: Why visit the department store when we can order online?
A: Because it might not always fit right or might arrive broken.

Q: Why cook something from scratch when we can pick it up from a restaurant?
A: Because you can actually save a lot of money doing it that way.

As you can see above…Yes, convenience is great but there are some aspect to being inconvenienced that actually can work in your favor.

So the question is: How do you find a balance?

Of course filling out little cards and putting them back in the mail can be a pain. I myself am guilty of either forgetting to do it or just not doing it at all and still showing up.

What I would suggest is that you figure out how many people that are not “connected” (which might take a quick glance at your guest list) and then create RSVP just for them. (Remember, the RSVP doesn’t always have to be super fancy. Plus it can save on costs by not having to send so many out.)

Now I know that sometimes buying in bulk is a little bit more cost effective but in this case, even if it costs a little more for fewer RSVP’s you will still be saving a ton on postage!

Once you have done that, you can easily set up a digital RSVP page that your “more connected” guests can register at.

The downfalls to Snail Mail RSVP cards:

  1. Can get lost by the guests
  2. Can get lost in the mail

Now as we can see, there are always Pros and Cons to everything but I would suggest looking into both options and maybe combining them so that you can cover both parts of the equation and not leave any one out.

Article by: Joel Gutierrez aka MeCanX

Really Cool Wedding Aisle Runner

I saw this and thought what an awesome idea!

It’s a wedding runner that starts from when they met and as it goes closer to the alter also follows the timeline of their relationship. Such a great idea!

The easy part would be all you would have to do is go to Facebook and get all the info for it…

Source: weddinggawker.com via Pink Barn Photography on Pinterest

Funny Groom and Groomsman Picture

When I saw this picture, I had to smile and then I laughed as it reverses the roll of what guys would do when seeing a ring…normally this type of reaction is reserved for the ladies…

I think that this is an awesome picture Idea because when everyone sees it…You know it’s going to make them laugh.

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The Hottest 2013 Bridal color: Mint

Many times a couple is particular about the colors they have at their wedding/reception. Now, honestly I am a guy who is not really into any colors other than Silver and Blue. (Detroit Lions fan here, don’t hate me lol)

But on a serious note, to a woman it can be a very big deal.

Now, my question here is: Would you ever consider Mint and Coral? Even Mint and Peach?

I find these colors to be interesting and I’ve never been a fan of mint + peach or mint + coral but these do seem to go well together.

Mint and coral 2 dress

Source: Uploaded by user via BridesGroomsParents on Pinterest

 

Mint and Peach

Source: revel-blog.com via Thalia on Pinterest

 

teal and coral 1

Source: uschiandkay.com via Katherine on Pinterest

 

Wedding Prelude Songs

prelude aisle pic

Prelude music is played right before the ceremony as guests are being seated. These songs will set the tone for your ceremony, usually classical or jazz music is commonly played.

Depending on your timeline, you will typically choose 5-6 songs to be played during this time.

#34 Dave Matthews Band
(Nice to Meet You) Anyway Gavin Degraw
(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry The Crystals
1+1 Beyonce
1,000 Faces Randy Montana
143 Musiq SoulChild
18th Floor Balcony Blue October
21 GUNS GREEN DAY
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 7 in A Major – Andantino Chopin
3 words Cheryl Cole featuring WILL.I.AM
5 steps Dru Hill
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes “Cinderella”
A Lifetime Prophet Jones
A Little More Skillet
A Love Idea Mark Knopfler
A Lovely Day Bill Withers
A Lover’s Concerto (Minuet in G Major) Johann Sebastian Bach
A Nova Vida Carter Burwell
A Postcard to Henry Purcell Pride & Prejudice (Music from the Motion Picture)
A River Flows In You Yiruma
A Rose Is Gently Blooming (Op. 122, No. 8) Johannes Brahms
A Starlit Sky The Workday Release
A Time For Us The O’Neill Brothers
A Time for Us (Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet) Andy Williams
A Walk in the Forest Brian Crain
A Whole New World (instrumental) Aladdin
Addictive Love Bebe and Cece Winans
Aerosmith I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Air George F. Handel
Air On The G String Johann S. Bach
All For Love Bryan Adams
All I Want Is You Bary Louis Polisar
All I Want is You (Lyrical Violin Version) Vitamin String Quartet
All My Life K-Ci & Jojo
All That I Am Rob Thomas
All around me (acoustic) Flyleaf
All in Lifehouse
All in a Garden Green Julia Lane
All of My Days Alexi Murdoch
Already Taken Trey Songz
Always Atlantic Starr
Always On My Mind Willie Nelson
Always With Me, Always With You Joe Satriani
Always and Forever Heatwave
Amazed Lonestar
Amazing Grace Ruben Studdard
Amazing Grace Traditional
Angel Amanda Preze
Angel Jon Secada
Angel Chaka Khan
Angel Eyes Jim Brickman
Angels Robin Thicke
Annie’s Song John Denver
Anticipation Carly Simon
Anyone Else But You Moldy Peaches
Anyone Else But You Ellen Page and Michael Cera
Anywhere But Home Evanescence
April Showers Dru Hill
April Showers Sugarland
Aqua Harp Animusic
Aqueous Transmission Incubus
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not Thompson Square
Arioso Bach
As (Always) 1 Comment
As Tears Go By Rolling Stones/Vitamin Source
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar
At Last Beyonce
At Last Etta James
Ava Maria Schubert
Ave Maria Hayley Westenra
Ave Maria Beyonce
Ave Maria Celine Dion
Ave Verum Corpus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Awake Secondhand Serenade
Beau Soir Debussy
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Beautiful Jim Brickman featuring Wayne Brady
Beautiful as You All 4 One
Beauty and the Beast Jim Brickman
Beauty and the Beast (Original) Disney
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion
Because you loved me Juanita Bynum & Donnie McClurkin
Bella’s Lullaby Carter Burwell
Bella’s Lullaby (piano version) Taliesin Orchestra
Best of Intentions Travis Tritt
Better Life Keith Urban
Bless The Broken Road Rascal Flatts
Bob Marley Is This Love
Book of Love Peter Gabriel
Bourree Handel
Breathe Faith Hill
Bridge Over Troubled Water Aretha Franklin
Buy Me A Rose Kenny Rogers
By Your Side Sade
Call Me Irresponsible Michael Bublé
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
Can’t Fight the Moonlight LeAnn Rimes
Can’t Help Falling in Love UB40
Canon in D Johann Pachelbel
Canon in F The O’Neill Brothers
Cantique de Jean Racine Gabriel Fauré
Caribbean Blue Enya
Carolan’s Welcome (Tradition Irish)
Cawaale Adan Album tusmo
Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude Bach
Ceremony New Order
Champagne Supernova Oasis
Chances Are Martina McBride and Bob Seger
Chapel of Love Dixie Cups
Chariot Gavin Degraw
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