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Avoid this tacky wedding etiquette mistake

wedding etiquette mistake

Don’t come across as a “gimme” person! Don’t put  your registry info on your wedding invitations. I know it’s so very tempting to discreetly list the URL for your registry at the bottom of your invitations. Don’t! It’s tacky. It’s a wedding etiquette mistake you don’t have to make, because modern technology has solved the…

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The two essential wedding toast ingredients

two essential wedding toast ingredients

People attend movies to laugh and cry. In a way, they look for some of the same things in a wedding toast, but in a couple of minutes instead of a couple of hours. So the two essential wedding toast ingredients? Sentiment and humor. Leave out either and your toast is incomplete. Load up on…

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Who should pay for your wedding?

wedding spend

As you plan your wedding spend, you need the answer to a key question: who is going to pay for your wedding? If it’s your deep-pocketed parents, your wedding spend may be higher than what you and your betrothed  could afford if you’re paying for it alone. On the other hand, if the two of…

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The sheer joy of dancing

wedding dance

Have you ever thought about why people dance? Don’t you think dancing is all about joy? Sure, it’s good exercise. Sure, it is artistic. But dancing is much more. Dancing unites people in a joyful expression of celebratory exuberance, especially at weddings. That’s why most wedding celebrations build towards a wedding dance. But there’s a…

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At last! A perfect first dance song for you

perfect first dance song

Everybody loves the song, “At Last.” Based on the number of times it is requested at weddings, it may be the perfect first dance song for you. We put together a list of the top ten perfect first dance songs a while back, and so did The Knot. We both ranked this great song by…

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Super simple ways to create a fun wedding reception

fun wedding reception

A fun wedding reception doesn’t just happen, it is planned. It’s not hard to create a fun wedding reception, but it’s also easy to blow it and create a boring affair you’ll lament for years to come. You need to put some irresistible, positive elements in place at the same time that you eliminate the…

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Marriage benefits you may not have thought of

marriage benefits

The marriage rate in the U.S. began a steady decline in the early 1970s before leveling off around 2009 at much lower levels. Keep reading if you’re not married. Younger Americans have lost sight of the reality that marriage benefits are amazing. A lot of Millennials don’t realize the positive impact getting married can have…

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The changing role of religion in modern weddings

wedding Bible verses

God is still part of contemporary weddings, but formal religion less so. Nonetheless, wedding Bible verses are still a staple in wedding ceremonies whether the ceremony is in a church or elsewhere. A majority of Millennials believe in God Although a majority of Millennials believe in God, they are less likely to marry in a…

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Co-Worker Wedding Etiquette

co-worker wedding etiquette

Co-worker wedding etiquette can get pretty dicey. Who do you invite, and more critically, who do you NOT invite? Wedding trends ramp up your challenges, as a survey of 13,000 brides by The Knot shows the size of guests guest lists is dropping. In 2009, the average size of a guest list was 149, but…

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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

One of the most popular wedding entrance songs has got to be Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach. If you’re in the process of selecting wedding ceremony music, consider the rich possibilities of Bach’s Masterpiece. Bach composed the piece between 1716 and 1723 as part of a larger piece. Interestingly, he conceived the…

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Engagement ring spending

engagement ring spending

How much does the average engagement ring cost?  $6351. It seems that engagement ring spending is on the rise according to The Knot’s Jewelry & Engagement Study. The average engagement ring went for $5095 in 2011. So why has the price seemingly gone up? Brides and grooms have changed more than the prices of the…

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Pros & Cons of a Wedding Party Bus

wedding party bus

There’s a couple you may know whose Catholic wedding ceremony was scheduled early afternoon. But the wedding reception didn’t begin until 5:30 PM. What should the wedding party do to kill time between the ceremony and reception? Hire a wedding party bus! This scenario often comes up with couples planning a wedding ceremony in a…

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Top wedding regrets

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Are you engaged? If you scan online wedding literature and social media, you’ll discover some pretty common wedding regrets keep popping up. For example, at a wedding website called “Woman Getting Married,”  the author, Lindsay Goldenberg Jones, said a good DJ company is one of three places worth splurging on: “If I had to spend…

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Embarrassing wedding guest etiquette blunders

wedding guest etiquette blunders

RSVP! Embarrassing wedding guest etiquette blunders begin with a failure to RSVP. Your wedding hosts need a head count. Don’t keep them hanging. RSVP quickly, or at least RSVP by the deadline they give you. Don’t complain Okay, let’s say your friend decides to get married during the Super Bowl. Stupid, but don’t make it…

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The joy of an under budget wedding

Most brides and grooms are shell-shocked when all the bills come due from their wedding. Most spent far more than they budgeted. It doesn’t have to be that way. The joy of an under budget wedding can be yours. DJ Delights has worked with countless brides and grooms (and their parents) in Washington DC and…

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Beautiful wedding vows from literature

beautiful wedding vows

Beautiful wedding vows touch our very essence. They express the reality that mankind is wired to embrace commitment in relationships, bound together by love. Your marriage ceremony builds to the vows. Talk about drama. The rest of your life is defined by these few moments. That’s why the words you say are worth considering carefully.…

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Does photo booth work for upscale weddings?

upscale weddings

Here is a very practical question: is photo booth a good fit for your upscale wedding? The very practical answer is “absolutely yes!” Photo booth is PERFECT for upscale weddings, especially when you use DJ Delight’s photo booth. Photo booth looks upscale For starters, our photo booths look elegant and upscale. And they are staffed…

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Wedding venue tips

wedding venue tips

Your wedding venue can make or break the quality of your wedding celebration in ways you may not realize. Having worked with wedding couples for so many years, we offer some super practical wedding venue tips to help your vision align with your reality. This video is a good starting point. We offer more tips…

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Can’t take that song off of you

your music style

DJ Delights plays your first dance song according to your music style. With some couples, style trumps the song itself. The Knot compiled a nice list of first dance songs, and a few overlapped with our list, including the timeless classic, “Can’t take my eyes off of you.” The song was written in 1967 by Bob…

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Future Mother-in-law advice

mother-in-law advice

Mother-in-laws have been the butt of jokes down through the ages. Let’s face it, though, sometimes a mother can be kind of touchy when she marries off her son. You know how it can go, she views her new daughter-in-law as a rival for her son’s affections. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here…

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How to be a bridezilla: Part 2

bridezilla

Last week’s blogpost on the art and science of becoming a bridezilla was a big hit. We obviously struck a chord. Suggestions gushed in from bridezillas throughout the area on their secrets for becoming a world class bridezilla. The ‘Extravagant Wedding Shower’ technique A recent bride, we’ll call her Brandi, said she had tremendous success…

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How to be a Bridezilla

bridezilla

Are you a woman who has aspired to be a bridezilla your entire life? In our quest to be a valuable resource to our readers, today’s blogpost reveals a step by step approach you can use to becoming the bridezilla you’ve always dreamed of being. 1. To begin, remember that this wedding is all about…

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Marriage is good for your heart

marriage is good for your heart

The case for marriage keeps getting stronger. New medical studies reveal that marriage is good for your heart, make that shockingly good for your heart. Doctors tell us we need to exercise, because it makes our heart stronger so we live longer. Now medical science reveals that love and marriage is the absolutely best tonic…

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