This is a question that many couples will ask me. My answer is always the same. This depends on how you and your future spouse feels about having one.
The money dance is derived out of a tradition whereby guests at a wedding would give the bride and groom money for their honeymoon. In this manner, couples were able to afford going on a nicer honeymoon than they might have originally planned.
So, the money dance is an opportunity for your guests to send you off on your honeymoon. This is also know coincidentally as the “honeymoon dance”.
English: Greek Wedding Photography Money Dance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There are just some songs you would rather not here at your wedding. Maybe you just think they are corny or you really do not like the song. Sometimes it is because the song had relevance in the past, and you just don’t think it is appropriate on your wedding day. Whatever the case may be; if there are some songs you really do not want to hear on your wedding day, then you should definitely make a do not play list. This is part of the planning process that helps your dj make sure they play the right music at your wedding reception. This is essential to making your wedding day great!
Should we have the first dance after the bridal party introductions or after the cutting of the cake? This is one of those questions that brides ask while they are planning their wedding.
While it is entirely proper to do it either way, there are pros and cons to having your first dance after the bridal party introductions. The pros being that your guests are already focused on you after the bridal party introduction, and this is a dramatic time to have your first dance while all your guests are still present. The cons being that this is one of the highlights of the reception, and then you are going to stop all the excitement to sit down and have dinner. Many guests will think that they have already seen you dance so they may leave at the end of dinner.
When you save the first dance until after dinner, this is the time to engage your guests in your reception celebration. The first dance will be followed usually by the father/daughter dance, the mother/dance, and then an all dance number which kicks off the dancing for the evening!
Remember it is your choice and the bride should always have things in the manner she would like them on her wedding day!
The Everists traveled from Los Angeles to get married in Wonder Valley. You may ask where is Wonder Valley? It is a gorgeous venue in Sanger; a small community just outside Fresno near Sequoia Park.
Music Express played music for their wedding, and their reception where everyone had a great time dancing!
They had a beautiful outdoor wedding. They chose our package that includes a gobo light and a candy buffet. The gobo light allows you to shine a customized design, possibly with your new name, on the dance floor making it personalized just for you on your big day!
This is a question that brides ask me all the time (so do their mothers)! This is really up to the bride and groom.
However, the current trend is to cut the cake about 10 to 15 minutes after the toast. This works out great because then the cutting of the cake is an extension of dinner, and this is customary with weddings that the bride and groom are the first to eat a piece of cake!
It is also the trend to pick out a song for the cutting of the cake. We have suggestions on our Music Express facebook page.
In the past, a couple of decades ago the cutting of the cake would occur about 30-45 minutes after dinner and the first dance.
It is really your decision how you would like to handle this.
Last night we performed at a beautiful Monterey Wedding! The ceremony was on the golfcourse of the Blackhore Bayonet Golf Course which is on the CSU Monterey Bay campus. The view during the ceremony was breathtaking. The ocean was brilliantly blue with the sun beginning to set as the bridal party, and then the bride walked down the golf course which is populated with Cypress trees and a lush green lawn.
Following the ceremony we all had a gourmet dinner in the clubhouse with the bridal party being announced, the best man and the maid of honor giving a toast, followed by all the customary events.
The rest of the night was spent dancing, and everyone had a great time! The bridal party was especially energetic!
This morning I was driving along the coastline of California; specifically I was on Highway 1 in the Carmel Higlands just south of Monterey and Carmel. The coastline has dramatic cliffs, and I was thinking to myself this has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! The oceas was a beautiful turquoise blue, and it was so clean. The sun was shining, and of course the birds were singing!
The meeting I had today was with a bride who is getting married there in the spring. It is going to be a beautiful backyard wedding at a gorgeious house with the view below.
We were going over the details of her big day, and we were talking about the beautiful setting she would have for her wedding.
The timeline was a big concern for everyone involved. We discussed the timeline, and we came up with a great plan for her wedding!
Central California coastline looking south, with the McWay Rocks (with arch) in the foreground, and McWay Cove in the center. The high-resolution version is quite detailed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)