feed your wedding vendors

Seating was going to be tight at Nick and Theresa’s wedding reception. The venue was just big enough to accommodate their guest list. As guests began to flood in to the hall, the couple realized they had forgotten a fundamental courtesy: you’re supposed to feed your wedding vendors! What made it worse is that their…

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timeless love songs

Couples planning their wedding celebration spend a fair amount of time determining their first dance song. For some couples, it’s obvious. That special song was a part of their journey from the start of their relationship. For others, the song they select for their first dance becomes “their song.” So let’s look at the art…

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wedding spending mistake

Talk to couples after their weddings and they’ll tell you that they often made wedding spending mistakes. Zola conducted a survey of these couples and found they overspent in five common areas: flowers/decor; hair/make-up; catering; wedding day attire; and invitations. That doesn’t mean these five areas aren’t important. They are important. DJ Brian Anderson makes…

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wedding planning mistake

BRIDES.com compiled a list of 50 mistakes brides always make. The fifth most common wedding planning mistake is ruling out the use of a wedding planner altogether. If you’ve spent much time looking through wedding planning guides, you quickly see that couples have well-over one thousand decisions to make to plan a sprawling event like…

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best wedding toast

YouTube bursts with self-proclaimed ‘best wedding toast ever’ videos. Few are. Most are bloated, meandering wrecks. One of our own favorites was but 65 seconds long. However, it would be pretty hard to top Lin-Manuel Miranda’s. Mr. Miranda is the composer and star of the epic Broadway musicals, “Hamilton”  and “In the Heights.” Yet on…

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joint wedding toast

The Knot surveyed wedding couples and learned that having a champagne wedding toast was the second top food trend at weddings, followed by a dessert bar, and late night snacks. Only the timeless wedding cake topped it. Legend has it that this tradition traces back to Shakespearian England days. Guests would dunk stale toast into…

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don't mistreat your single friends

Rita and Ruby didn’t know each other. The only thing they had in common was their common friend, Ramona, who invited them to attend her wedding. Ramona made a tactical error and seated them together at the ‘singles table.’ Bad move, according to Brides Magazine: don’t mistreat single friends at on your wedding day. Brides…

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Favorite first dance songs by generation

Brides Magazine put an interesting list together of favorite first dance songs by generation. What is interesting about the list is that one song, “Unchained Melody,” was a favorite with two generations. Another, “At Last,” made the top three with two different generations. Here are the lists: Millennials “All of Me,” by John Legend “I…

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Classical music songs for your first dance

Are you open to a wide range of music? If yes, you might want to consider a classical music song for your first dance at your Alabama wedding celebration. Many couples use a classical music composition for their wedding ceremony, as we have blogged on in the past. But practically none consider the power of…

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wedding toast disasters

It is so easy to blow a wedding toast. We hear a lot of mediocre toasts every month and a lot of really bad ones. Occasionally, we hear a gem. If you’d prefer to deliver a wedding toast disaster, here are 10 tips: 1. Make it long Most toasts are way too long. Ten minutes…

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