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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Best Lionel Richie wedding songs

best Lionel Richie wedding songs

Lionel Richie is a hall of fame songwriter who has written too many great love songs to be covered in a single blogpost. He’s won 4 Grammy Awards and has written/co-written/lovingly crafted some of the finest ballads of his generation. You’ve seen him serve as a judge on American Idol. And now that you’re planning…

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Wedding toast experts reveal wedding toast secrets

wedding toast experts

Is there a single secret to giving a memorable wedding toast? Not really. In fact, wedding toast experts Marissa Polansky and Kristine Keller lay out six steps to knocking it out of the park when your opportunity to make a wedding toast comes along. They are founders of Speech Tank, specializing in writing one-of-a-kind speeches…

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Dumb bachelor party ideas

dumb bachelor party ideas

Use some common sense when planning your bachelor party. There are some really dumb bachelor party ideas that are wrought with pitfalls. Bachelor parties date back 2500 years ago to ancient Sparta where soldiers would raise a chalice the night before the wedding to toast their comrade as he passed from bachelorhood to marriage. Modern…

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The timeless wedding music of Tony Bennett

wedding music of Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett died this past week at the age of 96. In considering his seven decade singing career, something stands out: his fan base was ridiculously broad. You wouldn’t think young music lovers (like you) would be the least bit interested in an aging crooner, but they were. And the wedding music of Tony Bennett…

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Wedding customization matters

wedding customization

Five Star Entertainment offers wedding customization for Fayetteville couples who want their wedding celebration to make a unique statement. From our experience, practically ALL couples want wedding customization to some degree. The Knot looked at this subject in their 2022 Real Weddings Study. Here’s what they found: 57% wanted their celebration to honor family members…

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Declining wedding trends

declining wedding trends

The Knot’s Real Weddings Study always provides invaluable insights to couples planning their own wedding. The 2022 survey identified some surprising declining wedding trends. For example, the whole idea of creating a wedding hashtag is plummeting, experiencing a 23% decline over the past half a decade. Handing out wedding favors fell by 21% in the…

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The modern source of wedding stress

wedding stress

Sadly, a lot of couples experience wedding stress when planning their big day. Budget issues historically cause wedding stress. So can the complex dynamic between mother/daughter/mother-in-law, which has reduced many a bride to tears. That’s what makes The Knot’s most recent Real Weddings Study so interesting. Fifty-eight percent of modern couples “felt pressure to plan…

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Stop and smell the roses

stop and smell the roses

The average wedding costs something like $70 to $80 a minute. These numbers, though daunting, are worth it according to couples … as long as you stop and smell the roses. In other words, live in the moment. Savor every minute of your wedding day. Revel in your wonderful guests. Singer/songwriter Mac Davis wrote a…

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