Practical wedding logistics

wedding logistics

Weddings have timelines, which we’ve written about before. A timeline is a schedule. But wedding schedules involve even more. They involve logistics, which is all about coordination. Here are a few wedding logistics considerations to keep in mind. Where will you get dressed? Does the ceremony location have a suitable space for bride, bridesmaids, groom,…

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How to give a witty wedding toast

witty wedding toast

How do you give a witty wedding toast? It’s easy: borrow from the masters. Search engines make it very easy to mine a treasure trove of wedding witticisms.  Some reading this are naturally witty and don’t need to read further. However, most of us future wedding toasters could use a little help. Many online wedding…

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A wedding’s secret weapon

wedding's secret weapon

Weddings have an amazing number of moving parts. Food, flowers, photography, cake-cutting, toasts, intros, exits, first dances, father/daughter dances, mother/son dances, announcements, entertainment. Whew! That’s a lot! So what is a wedding’s secret weapon? Us. You need a quarterback! Your event needs someone to quarterback the action. That’s where we come in. As an Alabama…

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Best Abba songs for weddings

Best Abba songs for weddings

The Swedish rock group, Abba, had an uncanny knack for churning out hit songs. They sold some 200 million records worldwide, including nine #1 hits. With so many great songs in their library, what are the best Abba songs for weddings?  Here are a few for you to consider. Let’s start with a great proposal…

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Ready for a Star Wars wedding?

Star Wars wedding

You know, one of the greatest composers of movie scores ever is John Williams. As I’ve listened to his music over the years, it hit me that the music from Star Wars alone would work beautifully in a wedding ceremony, which leads to the theme of today’s blog: ever thought about a Star Wars wedding?…

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Pre-marital counseling reduces divorce

pre-marital counseling

No one likes divorce. No one goes into marriage thinking about divorce. That’s why this blogpost subject is hard to write about. And yet, according to the divorce specialists at www.DivorceMag.com, the incidence of divorce drops by up to 30% among couples who get pre-marital counseling. Most couples get marriage counseling when things start to…

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Outdoor weddings gain in popularity

tented wedding

Thanks to the pandemic, outdoor weddings are more popular than ever. The Wedding Wire surveyed 7000 couples last year to quantify the tremendous boost enjoyed by outdoor wedding venues. Outdoor ceremonies increased by 11% over 2019; outdoor wedding receptions soared by 16%. In all, 60% of receptions were either fully or partially outside, according to…

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What song should play during your cake-cutting ceremony?

cake-cutting ceremony

Your cake-cutting ceremony is the perfect occasion for a fun song. Couples tend to gravitate towards sweet and frothy musical confections to put a smile on their guests’ faces. DJ Brian Anderson can suggest some fun ones, beginning with Christina Aguilera’s “Candyman.” This 2006 hit pays homage to the Andrew Sisters big band sound during…

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The simplest, most affordable way to avoid wedding one-upmanship

wedding one-upmanship

Wedding celebrations are beautiful. They’re all about love, except when you spend beyond your means. Sadly, it’s easy to overspend because of a human condition called ‘wedding one-upmanship.’ But there’s a cure. More on that in a second. You know how wedding one-upmanship works. You get engaged and begin nosing around Instagram. Wow, you see…

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Top modern wedding songs

top modern wedding songs

Spotify assembled a list of top modern wedding songs. At the head of the list was the hit song, “Shallow,” from the movie, “A Star is Born.” It’s a nice duet between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Take a listen: Frankly, the lyrics aren’t all that impressive for a wedding. Here’s an excerpt: “I’m off…

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