cash bar

According to The Knot, the average couple spends $2365 on booze at their wedding. That’s a chunk of change! So what will your guests think if you go with a cash bar to save money? For starters, very few weddings feature cash bars any more. The Knot tells us only 8% of weddings used them…

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The Wedding March

The great classical composer, Felix Mendelssohn, composed the Wedding March in C major in 1842. Today it is known as THE ‘classic’ wedding recessional song. Its triumphant melody never ceases to move wedding guests as a newly married couple march to their destiny, guided by love. Interestingly, Mendelssohn composed the piece as a music setting…

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anatomy of a wedding ceremony

Religion, customs, and style will mold your Fayetteville wedding ceremony. Nonetheless, most ceremonies feature fairly typical elements. Let’s look at the anatomy of a wedding ceremony. The Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony Prelude music: Nice, soft music is typically played while your guests are seated. Many couples hire live musicians to play romantic, classical music.…

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joint wedding toast

Fayetteville wedding celebrations soar to new heights when graced with dazzling toasts. Sadly, most toasters are inexperienced and their efforts sputter. Some weddings suffer because they allow too many toasts. A good way to tighten up your upcoming celebration is to utilize a joint wedding toast. Let’s say you want your best man and maid…

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wedding procession song

You can’t go wrong with Pachebel’s Canon or Vivaldi’s Spring for walking down the aisle. We’ve suggested a number of other delightful classics in previous blogposts. On the other hand, suppose you want to be a little different? What about Leonard Cohen’s rock classic, “Hallelujah”? And for an additional twist, how about the a cappella…

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Top Elton John love songs

Elton John is back! Actually, Elton has never been gone. His four decade career continues to roll, especially with the 2019 release of the “Rocketman” biopic. As one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, it seems fitting to look at the top Elton John love songs for weddings. Not all Elton love songs…

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reduce wedding budget

If money is an issue (and it usually is!) when planning your budget, there is one easy way to reduce your wedding budget: reduce the size of your guest list. If you need to cut your wedding budget twenty percent, cut your guest list by the same amount. According to The Knot, the typical couple…

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thinking out loud

Streamed 500 million times! Ed Sheeran’s #1 hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” has been streamed over Spotify 500 MILLION times! Incredible. Written in 2014 by Mr. Sheeran and Amy Wadge, it is so wildly popular that Spotify claims it the #1 first dance song for weddings. The song is so good that it has been covered…

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wedding cake cost

A wedding cake can be a work of art, a gleaming monument to the beauty of your love. Or it can crash and burn, immortalized in YouTube infamy for eternity (see video above). The first question most couples have is: how much does a wedding cake cost? According a survey of 12,000 recently married couples…

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financial advice for newlyweds

Financial stress can rip a marriage to shreds. It’s the second leading cause of divorce according to marriage.com. Although finances aren’t sexy, you can turn them into your marriage’s ally by following some sound advice. Set a budget You and your spouse may have different spending and investing habits. If not addressed, they can lead…

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