The not-so-big wedding

not-so-big-wedding

Twenty-five years ago, architect Sarah Susanka authored a fascinating book titled, “The Not So Big House.”  In many ways, her thinking is a natural complement to a post-pandemic trend, the ‘not-so-big wedding.’ Susanka points out that the 1980s sparked what she called the “‘starter castle’ complex, the notion that houses should be designed to impress…

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The wedding vow from hell

bad wedding vow

Your life pivots on your wedding vows. Nothing is (or should) be the same thereafter. It is THE moment in your life which calls for reverence, since marriage symbolizes the instant two lives become one. Nothing destroys the essence of a wedding ceremony faster than a bad wedding vow. Almost all couples understand this. Many,…

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Who says you can change the order of traditional wedding dances?

traditional wedding dances

The quick answer to the headline is: you. YOU can change the order of traditional wedding dances if that is your wish. Is it a good idea? Maybe, maybe not. What are the traditional wedding dances most couples request? The couple’s first dance. The Parent’s dance. The anniversary dance. The money dance. Depending on the…

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Top love songs of the 21st century

top love songs of the 21st century

This is a wedding blog. Love songs play an important role in the overall scheme of wedding entertainment, especially when it comes to the first dance.  Interestingly, Billboard Magazine said fewer love songs are being written these days when compared to pop songs of the 20th century. This should concern all of us. As music…

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The problem with destination weddings

the problem with destination weddings

What’s the problem with destination weddings? Listen to Larry David’s funny response in the video above. Larry won’t go to any wedding where you have to get on a plane. Let’s face it, a lot of people hate flying. And plane fares for a family get pricey fast. And then you have to get a…

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The fundamentals of wedding planning

fundamentals of wedding planning

Many couples planning their Fayetteville wedding start in the wrong place in the planning process. Although typical weddings involve over one-thousand decisions, you should focus on the four key fundamentals of wedding planning. Budget For starters, create a budget. Too many couples nail down a venue before they even know if their overall wedding dreams…

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What you can learn from a celebrity wedding toast

celebrity wedding toast

The movies provide a font of material for future wedding toasters. Movie toasts are often cheesy, but occasionally brilliant. When you watch a celebrity wedding toast on the silver screen, pay attention to how the toast is delivered.  A great delivery helps overcome cheesy content. But when you couple great content with a polished delivery,…

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Tis the season for celebrity wedding crashers

celebrity wedding crashers

Celebrity wedding crashers are everywhere. The question is: would you like to have one crash your affair? There are pros and cons, you know. For example, Will Smith and James Corden take a break from a segment of Carpool Karaoke to crash this wedding: You can see the con: they disrupt everything. And when Will…

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A simple gift for your wedding guests

African violet

Many Fayetteville couples like to provide their wedding guests a wedding favor, or gift, at their celebrations. If you’re interested in a more symbolic gift than a botanical lollipop or artisanal maple syrup, consider a small African Violet plant. African Violets symbolize devotion, commitment, and faithfulness. You can announce to your guests something like this:…

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Ten majestic wedding entrance songs

majestic wedding entrance songs

Marriage is the ultimate institution, the central focus of the human experience for more than three millennia. That’s why most couples desire a majestic wedding entrance song to announce the start of their ceremony. They want to make an opening statement that is lofty, dignified, grand. That’s why classical or movie soundtrack music themes remain…

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