public proposal

A public proposal seems like such a cool idea. Just think of the romance of it all!  Your sweetheart will revel in all the attention as a mob of strangers applaud this beautiful moment. You’ll talk about it the rest of your lives. On the other hand, you might want to consider the downside of…

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lousy wedding toast

Five Star Entertainment has heard more wedding toasts than Elton John has eye glasses.  We’ve heard some good ones, and boy, we’ve heard some bad ones.  I heard another lousy wedding toast earlier this year and found myself muttering, “It doesn’t have to be this way.” Wedding couples DESERVE a scintillating wedding toast.  They are…

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average wedding budget

The average wedding budget is $33,391. Obviously, it varies dramatically depending on where you live. San Francisco and New York City will be a lot higher than a North Carolina wedding. Regardless of where you live, you can experience a great wedding for less if you heed the advice of brides who lamented that they…

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untraditional first dance songs

I love a good song. Why do you think I started Five Star Entertainment? A good song makes people happy, or moves them in some sort of profound way. That’s why we’ve written a number of blogposts on favorite songs for a first dance. In today’s post, let’s take a look at some lesser-known, untraditional…

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coronavirus impact

The Knot’s 2019 Real Weddings Study revealed a trend that will accelerate due to the coronavirus impact: the size of weddings is declining. In 2007 the average size of a wedding was 153 guests. That number dropped to 131 by 2019. Until a vaccine is approved, older wedding guests may shy away from attending large…

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wedding vows that matter

Wedding celebrations are temporarily disrupted due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you’re engaged or considering marriage, this is a good time to home in on what’s important when it comes to the marriage covenant, because you will be called upon to publicly state what it means to you during your wedding vows. You and your…

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coronavirus good news

Some coronavirus good news is coming into focus, providing hope for couples planning their weddings. Age matters The coronavirus disproportionately affects older folks, those with with serious pre-existing conditions, and the obese. Quick data: 78% of all coronavirus fatalities occur in those over 65 years of age, especially if they have respiratory, heart, diabetes, and…

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wedding gown nightmares

Let’s face it, the national shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic affects spring wedding plans. Time will tell if disruptions continue into the summer. But one thing is for sure, wedding gown nightmares are going to be with us for awhile. Here’s the problem: eighty percent of wedding gowns purchased in the U.S. are made…

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wedding day traditions

The Coronavirus lockdown won’t last forever. So while everything in our lives is changed today, one thing won’t change: people will keep getting married, and wedding day traditions will continue. When large scale weddings resume, whether this year or next, two wedding day traditions will return to the forefront, according to a WeddingWire survey. Flower…

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new era of marriage

The year of the Coronavirus crisis will usher in a new era of marriage. If you’ve been contemplating marriage, this is the time to act. If you’re already engaged and have plans disrupted by this national lockdown, don’t give up the ship. This disruption will make your pending marriage better, even if you have to…

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