Don’t mistreat single friends at your wedding

single friends

Rita and Ruby didn’t know each other. The only thing they had in common was their common friend, Ramona, who invited them to attend her wedding. Ramona made a tactical error and seated them together at the ‘singles table.’ Bad move, according to Brides Magazine: don’t mistreat single friends at on your wedding day. Brides…

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“I don’t want to miss a thing”

I don't want to miss a thing

As we wrote last week, Brides Magazine published interesting poll results of favorite wedding first dance songs by generation. A couple of these first dance songs crossed over two generations. One of them was “I don’t want to miss a thing,” which made the top three for both Millennials and Generation X. The song has…

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Favorite first dance songs by generation

Favorite first dance songs by generation

Brides Magazine put an interesting list together of favorite first dance songs by generation. What is interesting about the list is that one song, “Unchained Melody,” was a favorite with two generations. Another, “At Last,” made the top three with two different generations. Here are the lists: Millennials “All of Me,” by John Legend “I…

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Classical music songs for your first dance

Classical music songs for your first dance

Are you open to a wide range of music? If yes, you might want to consider a classical music song for your first dance at your Fayetteville wedding celebration. Many couples use a classical music composition for their wedding ceremony, as we have blogged on in the past. But practically none consider the power of…

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The “Somewhere” love song is back in the news

Somewhere love song

“Somewhere” is back in the news. And those of you contemplating your upcoming first wedding dance song should take notice. As you have probably heard, Steven Spielberg just directed a remake of the 1961 hit musical, West Side Story. The original won a boatload of Academy Awards, including best supporting actress for Rita Moreno, who…

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10 ways to make your wedding toast a disaster

wedding toast disasters

It is so easy to blow a wedding toast. We hear a lot of mediocre toasts every month and a lot of really bad ones. Occasionally, we hear a gem. If you’d prefer to deliver a wedding toast disaster, here are 10 tips: 1. Make it long Most toasts are way too long. Ten minutes…

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Billboard’s top love songs

Billboard’s top love songs

Billboard Magazine compiled a list of the top 50 love songs of the past seven decades. Let’s face it, love songs never grow old. Billboard’s top love songs are a great guide for couples brainstorming on first dance songs. Here’s how Billboard devised their ranking system: “The ranking is based on actual performance on the…

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Mixed weddings require customization

mixed weddings

Marriages are more mixed than ever. The Knot tells us that 51% of couples marry someone with a different background, whether of a different race, religion, ethnicity, or geographic area. The Pew Research Center studies marriage trends. They learned that in 2015 forty percent of marriages were between interfaith couples compared to just nineteen percent…

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Wedding vows that matter

wedding vows that matter

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 betrothed need to be ready to express wedding vows that…

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How to avoid wedding gown nightmares caused by supply chain disruptions

wedding gown nightmares

Let’s face it, last year’s national shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect wedding plans. Time will tell if disruptions continue into next year. 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.…

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