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wedding flowers controversy

Wedding flowers controversy 

November 12, 2018

Even the Wall Street Journal got involved in the wedding flowers controversy. A man wrote in to their advice columnist with this question: “I’m planning my wedding, and my fiancée and I disagree about one major topic—the flowers. All of the options we’ve seen are incredibly expensive, and I’m just not comfortable spending so much…

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Best mother/son wedding dance songs

November 5, 2018

Last week’s blogpost looked at some of the best father/daughter wedding dance songs.  This week, let’s consider some of the best mother/son wedding dance songs. A good place to start is Carol King’s “Sweet Child of Mine” from her iconic 1970s Tapestry album: The lyrics are tender because they come from a mother’s perspective: Child…

father/daughter wedding dance songs

Best father/daughter wedding dance songs

October 30, 2018

At a recent wedding, a father told me how hard it was to find good father/daughter wedding dance songs.  He finally settled on a super popular wedding song, “What a Wonderful World.” Now this dad was very skittish about his dancing ability, and didn’t want to look like a total klutz on the dance floor. …

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Best Elvis wedding songs

October 22, 2018

The King of Rock and Roll has been gone for more than four decades, but his music lives forever.  Millennials don’t put Elvis Presley on the same pedestal as earlier generations, so it’s worth a blogpost talking about the best Elvis wedding songs, because there are some good ones. How popular is Elvis?  Well, some…

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Customized wedding ceremony music grows in popularity

October 15, 2018

You know DJ Delights for our wedding entertainment services. Don’t forget, we also can provide customized wedding ceremony music.  This is becoming a bigger deal as more and more couples insist on custom-curated ceremony music matched to their personality, style, and religious traditions. These couples aren’t content with a simple piano or guitar accompanist. They…

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Couples regret it when they scrimp on the wedding videographer

October 8, 2018

Zola did a survey of recently married couples to pinpoint post-wedding regrets.  They learned that couples really regret scrimping on memories, especially when it comes to professional wedding videography. In hindsight, twenty-five percent wished they had spent more on the wedding videography (and 22% wished they had spent more on photography). Where couples go wrong…

wedding invitation etiquette

Wedding invitation etiquette for contemporary couples

October 2, 2018

Wedding invitation etiquette hasn’t changed much over the years. But the look of wedding invitations sure has.  Today’s couples are creating some wildly original invitations, but the basic etiquette remains essentially the same. When to send invitations Are you getting married in town?  Then send your invitations out six to eight weeks in advance.  That…

best is yet to come

The Best is Yet to Come

September 24, 2018

Your wedding day is just the beginning.  The best is yet to come!  That last sentence just happens to be the name of a song written back in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.  The song is so good that The Knot lists it as the 39th best first dance song. You know, 39th…

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The risk of a public proposal

September 17, 2018

A public proposal seems like such a cool idea. Just think of the romance of it all!  Your sweetheart will revel in all the attention as a mob of strangers applaud this beautiful moment. You’ll talk about it the rest of your lives. On the other hand, you might want to consider the downside of…

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Another lousy wedding toast

September 10, 2018

DJ Delights has heard more wedding toasts than Elton John has eye glasses.  We’ve heard some good ones, and boy, we’ve heard some bad ones.  I heard another lousy wedding toast recently and found myself muttering, “It doesn’t have to be this way.” Wedding couples DESERVE a scintillating wedding toast.  They are ENTITLED to a…