The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is a singular American musical talent. PBS takes a closer look at her storied career in an American Masters portrait tomorrow night. Her breakthrough song, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” is a masterpiece of musical poetry that continues to stir hearts of all ages a half a century since its…

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How to double your wedding entertainment budget without spending a penny more

wedding entertainment budget

The Knot interviewed 15,000 couples as part of their Real Wedding Study to determine how much couples really spend on weddings. They learned that a band costs these couples about 3.5 times MORE than a top notch DJ (like us). So if you want to get more bang for the buck at your wedding celebration,…

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How to find good wedding vendors

How to find good wedding vendors

Guess how many vendors the average couple hire for their wedding celebration? Fourteen. It can be a daunting task to find just the right ones for your unique wedding party. So how do you find good wedding vendors? Ask us … or ask other vendors. Typical couples begin searching for venues early in the planning…

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How to handle kids at your wedding

kids wedding policy

It’s going to be an issue at your wedding: do you allow children to attend … or not? The key is to establish a consistent kids wedding policy on the front end of your planning process. You have four clear options: OPTION #1 Anything goes. Let the little children come! You may have lots of…

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The power of commitment

power of commitment

The word ‘commitment’ means a pledge to do something in the future, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Even more, it’s a binding promise.  The power of commitment is self-evident in every type of human relationship. Writing in the Huffington Post, marriage author, expert, and educator, Debra Macleod, sees the power of commitment when contrasting the…

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More Neil Diamond wedding hits

Neil Diamond wedding hits

We touched on a set of Neil Diamond songs that work well for wedding first dance songs a few weeks ago, but his library of songs is just too deep to leave it at a single blogpost. We need to look at a few more Neil Diamond wedding hits to expand your perspective on this…

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The difference between Princess Di’s wedding and yours

Princess Di’s wedding

Princess Diana is back in the news, even though she died more than two decades ago. Netflix created a wildly popular series called “The Crown,” and Princess Di’s wedding to Prince Charles is one of the plot lines in season four. Let’s face it, Princess Diana has hardly ever been out of the news since…

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Spotify’s odd list of upbeat first dance songs

upbeat first dance songs

Spotify features an interesting list of upbeat first dance songs compiled by Bridal Musings. The list features some lively first dance songs we’ve blogged on in the past. But it also includes a rather odd choice, odd because of the subject matter of the lyrics. #1 on the list is Marvin Gaye’s timeless, “How Sweet…

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How to plan a cheap wedding without scrimping on quality

cheap wedding

Weddings are expensive because they matter. They are your opportunity to witness your lifelong commitment to the love of your life. It is your community’s opportunity to come together in support and celebration of this commitment. So is a cheap wedding ever a good idea? Yes, if you define cheap as affordable. You should always…

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Best Adele love songs for weddings

best Adele love songs

Adele burst onto the music scene in 2009 and has never looked back. The 2009 Grammy Awards named her best new artist and best female pop vocal performance. Although she’s known for writing compelling break-up ballads, she knows her way around a love song, too. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adele…

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