Alcohol or no alcohol?

It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your North Carolina wedding. Uncle Charlie liked his liquor.  And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey.  (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a…

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Bands vs. DJs

bride on a budget

Okay … you’re planning your North Carolina wedding reception, and you are a bride on a budget. As we’ve written in a previous blogpost [“How much to spend on wedding entertainment”], entertainment makes the event.  The question is, what type of entertainment is right for you? Every event needs music.  DJ entertainment and bands each…

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The definitive guide to babies at weddings

babies at weddings

Get ready for controversy: babies at weddings. Your friendships are about to be tested.  If you’re prepared, you can minimize the damage. I refer, of course, to that timeless issue of whether or not to let your friends bring their babies to your North Carolina wedding. You face two scenarios when it comes to babies…

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How much interaction do you want?

packed dance floors

What single factor will determine the success of your wedding? Packed dance floors. If you’re like the typical bridal couple, success is defined by the dance floor, and if it is empty, the wedding is considered a failure.  But if it is packed, it is considered a success. If it is packed all night long,…

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Ugly, ugly bridesmaid dresses in movies and TV

ugly bridesmaid dresses

How many women groan when asked to be a bridesmaid? Their minds go something like this: “I know she’s going to make me wear an ugly bridesmaid dress that costs me a fortune.  How can I possibly get out of this?  Please, God, do something!  I need help!” In order to counter the stigma associated…

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Top Ten Classic Songs for Your First Dance

top ten songs for your first dance

Two singular moments define your wedding day:  your vows and your first dance. Here’s our top ten songs for your first dance. Your first dance is a magical moment in your life.  You’ll never forget it, so the song you select for us to play should be personal, meaningful, and nice and slow. Song lyrics…

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“Love is patient.” Really?!

customized wedding entertainment

St. Paul’s much-quoted scripture passage is timeless: “Love is patient, love is kind…” On the other hand, if you ever saw the classic 1989 date flick, “When Harry Met Sally,” Harry (Billy Crystal) isn’t so patient, as expressed in the meme above. Can you blame him?  Love IS wonderful.  So is marriage.  The couples we work with…

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How much to spend on wedding entertainment

wedding entertainment budget

Memorize this:  no price is a good price IF you aren’t happy with your reception. Price is meaningless.  Dreams are everything when it comes to your wedding. If you cut corners on your wedding entertainment budget, you may pay a very big price. Okay, now let’s deal with reality.  I’m guessing you’re like most of…

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How to break the ice at a pre-wedding luncheon

Fayetteville wedding planning

The scene is tense. Families come together for a pre-wedding luncheon.  An old girl friend of the groom is there.  Yikes!  This could get pretty uncomfortable.  Fast. What to do?  Why it is simple:  break into song! I post above for your viewing pleasure that memorable scene from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” when Rupert Everett…

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