Having trouble planning your wedding reception theme? No worries, we’re here to help with some great tips for choosing a theme.   Everything from colors to decorations will need to be considered, along with details relating to a specific theme if you are having one, so once you’re armed with a scrapbook of ideas, read …

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rustic wedding

Rustic Wedding Inspiration By: Nora Foster Rustic (or as many websites and blogs are now calling it “rustic chic”) weddings are still all the rage, particularly if you’re having your big event in a part of the country where barns, farms or covered bridges are a plenty. The theme is a natural fit for couples …

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guest book ideas

  Your mother was married in the 1970’s.  Where is her guest book?  It was most likely the traditional “book” and is now in a box, tucked away in the closet and not seen for years; fast forward to the 21st century.  When choosing a guest book, today’s brides have more options then those available …

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fall wedding menu

It’s the season for autumn weddings – I’m attending two of them this year, one for a lovely friend and another just a week later for my cousin.  I’m interested to see what will be on their menus and what will be featured at their cocktail hour stations, and I’m excited to taste the wine. …

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wedding lighting ideas

By: Nora Foster For a fraction of the cost of extra flowers or more decorations you can make a spectacular statement, add elegance and excitement, and create an atmosphere that is truly memorable just by using lights. Lighting can be used to highlight your flowers and other decorations, as well as add color and drama …

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wedding bar

No matter your wedding vision, you will at some point need to make decisions on the beverages you will serve your guests, otherwise known as the wedding bar. In the past five years there has been a boom in brides and grooms customizing their bars, and looking at different options than just the standard packages included …

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wedding reception music

Recently I met with a couple planning their wedding last minute. They were nice young professionals throwing their Church wedding together in a matter of weeks. While we were discussing the music to be played and working on The First Dance and other traditional wedding songs, The Groom looked me in the eye and frankly …

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ways to save money on wedding flowers

Color theory can be a pretty large subject to cover and isn’t really necessary to determine what colors to use for your wedding.  Although, a little color theory understanding couldn’t hurt!  There are also several sites on the internet that can help with combining colors. When studying color theory, there are lots of terms used …

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It is very common for The Bride and Groom to have contrasting tastes in music. In our daily life, this creates diversity and you know what they say about diversity and the spice of life. BUT when it comes to your wedding day, this contrast is not the spice you may be looking for. So …

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Planning a menu for a wedding and choosing stations for cocktail hour can be a daunting task as it is.  Some choices are based upon the happy couple’s personal preferences, some are based on exciting food trends, some are old standbys, and some are recommended by the caterer.  So the next challenge for the couple …

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The reception is usually the most anticipated part of the wedding celebrations. But if you are expected to deliver a wedding toast, it may be the most nerve-racking part of the day. Looking for some advice? Here are the top six rules for giving the perfect wedding toast and wowing guests. Rule #1 Keep it …

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This past Saturday I was DJ and MC for a wonderful young couple who planned an amazing outdoor wedding on really the first beautiful weather day of the season. All week we were dealing with rain and more rain and Saturday I woke up to blue skies and sunshine! It was such a relief.   …

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wedding desserts

It’s your wedding so of course you can have your cake and eat it to. But what if you don’t want wedding cake? Your choices for desserts for weddings are endless so you can have some fun. Desserts are really a dime a dozen these days. Choosing an alternatives to wedding cake should be a piece of …

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Planning a wedding is full of tough decisions. Deciding between a sit-down dinner and buffet could take weeks of stress and deliberation. However, assessing five important elements of the big day can make the decision as simple as saying, “I do.” The Budget If sticking to a tight budget is of utmost importance, a buffet …

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first dance songs

You wedding first dance is important. You want your bride and groom first dance to be memorable and special. Here are some first dance ideas: Dance like nobody’s watching. After all, the first dance is all about the husband and wife. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with making sure it is a showstopper. A choreographed couple’s …

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outdoor wedding ceremony

Perhaps the best part of outdoor weddings is the opportunity to add your special touch. For example, something as simple as choosing a tent can be an entire adventure. If you’re having a tent you’ll have choices over the tent size and style, type and amount of lighting, size and shape of tables, style of …

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bouquet toss

The bouquet toss might provide the most excitement during the reception, but it can also provide some ladies with the most embarrassment of the night. For some, there can be nothing worse than being displayed as the lonely single woman in the middle of a room filled with loving couples who expect them to fight …

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wedding venue ideas

By: Nora Foster Planning a wedding involves a number of decisions, but the biggest one you’ll face is deciding where to host the big day. Choosing a wedding location, specifically coming up with wedding venue ideas and deciding between indoor wedding venues or outdoor wedding is key to your sanity. The sooner you decide on your wedding …

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I showed up to this wedding like every other wedding – one hour early with plenty of time to prepare and make sure all gear is operating, check with the event coordinator, get dressed and align the wedding party for the introductions while squeezing in a warm congratulations to the Bride and Groom. This was …

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belly dancer

The days when your wedding entertainment “choices” were limited to band or DJ are long gone. One of the hottest trends today is expanding your wedding day entertainment to include special acts like wedding magicians and belly dancers. Since including elements of other cultures is another hot trend, belly dancers are riding these entertainment trends to …

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One of the main benefits of hiring wedding professionals instead of going DIY for your wedding is that wedding pros have a wealth of information and experience, not just about their particular field, but about the whole wedding planning process. After all, a successful wedding pro goes to over 50 weddings a year, every year! …

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When my fiancee and I started looking for a wedding venue in PA, I thought it would be more difficult than it really turned out. But, we did have one obstacle…location choice.  Picking a convenient location for everyone’s convenience was among our list of must-have’s. Her family is from NY, mine from PA/NJ, and our …

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As much as things have changed in the last twenty-five years, it is still not always easy to plan a wedding with more than one cultural heritage to consider. Of course, there are the family issues that may come into play. But the good news is that the music can meet the needs of both cultures without losing the traditional songs and genres.

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wedding dj

If you’re like most couples planning a wedding, you want wedding reception entertainment that pleases you and your guests alike. But, you’re probably not sure about how hire the best wedding DJ, right? If this sounds like you, read our list of hiring and interviewing suggestions from a professional wedding DJ and stop stressing about …

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wedding music ideas

Simple: DJs are live humans beings that create and match the energy and mood of the crowd- iPods do not know what is happening and cannot adapt. If you want your wedding to have life and excitement: hire a DJ. If you are just looking for background/ambient music, maybe an iPod is fine.

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wedding music list

How much wedding music is the right amount to choose in advance? This is a great conversation to have with your DJ or bandleader.

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wedding party entrance songs

The importance of the wedding music for the introduction of the wedding party and the bride and groom themselves can sometimes be put on the back burner. The rest of the reception is about you, the happy couple, but the wedding party introductions are about all of you, the friends, family and neighbors. It is the celebration of your love and love itself.

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italian wedding traditions

Are you thinking about having a destination wedding in lively, romantic Italy?  Or perhaps an Italian themed wedding?  Italians have many fascinating wedding customs that you may want to incorporate into your own wedding.  At Team Wedding we love Italian weddings so we decided to create the ultimate guide to Italian wedding traditions. Italian Wedding Ceremony …

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  As exciting as it is to plan a wedding reception and then actually have the reception, when you are recalling it later, it often just seems like a huge blur.   Even the best professional  wedding photographers can only capture so many moments, and their focus is understandably going to be on the wedding party.  …

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candy buffet

Candy buffets or candy station as they are also know are a very popular item at wedding receptions these days, and no wonder – everyone loves candy!  A good candy buffet is reminiscent of a visit to an old fashioned, home town candy store, only better, because for the guests, it’s free.  They’ll get to …

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wedding buffet

Want to save some money or take DIY weddings to the next level? Consider catering your own wedding. You can save a lot of money and it is surprisingly easy. Even if you hate to cook or don’t think you’ll have the time, don’t worry.  All it takes is a little planning, some organization, and …

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wedding centerpiece ideas

In today’s money-saving day and age, many couples who are planning for their wedding are looking for ways to save some money and do things on their own. Printing their own invitations or doing their own church decorating.  Many of them are also looking for homemade wedding centerpieces ideas. Fortunately, it’s easy to create beautiful …

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wedding finger foods

Updated: November 25, 2017 One of the most expensive items in a wedding budget is food for the reception.  It’s also one of the most confusing, especially if you are doing it yourself or trying to keep costs low. One popular option for “keeping it simple” and affordable is to serve finger foods – also …

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wedding signature-platter

Your mother was married in the 70’s. Where is her guest book? It was most likely the traditional “guest book” and is now in a box, tucked away in the closet and not seen for years; fast forward to the 21st century. When choosing wedding guest books, today’s brides have more options then those available …

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The experts at California DJs know all the secret elements – and the “not-so-secret” ones too — to help you plan the ultimate wedding reception that’s perfectly you! Use these 10 essential elements to create the perfect day for you and your guests. 1. Generously Invite Writing the guest list”¦ what a challenge! How do …

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By Chris Simeral Looking to save money on your wedding reception? Instead of relentlessly paring down your guest list or compromising in other areas, why not think about using a low-cost theme for your special day? A wedding that fits into a particular theme is often more relaxed than your typical reception. And, since there’s less pressure to spend …

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Don’t make the same mistakes at your wedding as so many other brides and grooms. Every bride wants a fairytale wedding — and that means navigating around the major faux pas. Listed below are some mistakes (common wedding etiquette mistakes) we’ve seen all too often from unsuspecting brides and grooms. They’re all avoidable according to …

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