Wedding Tips – Men are more involved in wedding planning more than ever! Ask you man what he wants!

According to an article written in the Huffinton Post this last November of 2012, men are more involved in wedding planning than ever before. In fact, most men want the wedding more than the bride according to the article.  It goes on to say that men would forgo saving for a house to have a great wedding!

This is also becoming more prevalent because mor and more women have high powered jobs and the men in some cases have more time to plan the wedding.

Wedding couple

 

Wedding Tips – Your name in lights! – Gobo light!

This question comes up all the time: What is a gobo light?

A gobo light is a special light that allows me to project your name or logo onto the wall or dance floor and put it in lights.

This is a great method to commemorate a wedding or other special occasion.

You should really consider this when you are getting married. This is something that really adds to the personalization of your wedding day.

gobo light

Put your name in lights!

Make your reception perfect – dinner muisc – wedding tips!

How do your make your reception perfect? You have to hire a dj that pays attention to the details, and you must give him/her the essential details that they need to make your day great. One of the most overlooked aspects of the wedding reception is the dinner music. While the bride and groom are having their pictures taken after the ceremony, the guests are gathering inside the reception venue to mingle and listen to dinner music.

The bride and groom arrive, they are announced in a grand fashion, and the dinner music continues. This music should not be too loud, but should add to the atmosphere of the day. Some of the popular choices for dinner music include in order:

  1. Classical Music
  2. Love songs
  3. Jazz music
  4. Big Band
  5. Custom choices

So, make sure you pay attention to all the details of your wedding. The entertainer, dj you hire should be very interested in what you want!

Should we have a money dance? – Wedding Tips

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

English: Greek Wedding Photography Money Dance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wedding Tips – Choosing Music – Do Not Play List

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!Dancing1

The bouquet toss! When should this happen? Wedding tips!

Brides will frequently ask me this question: when is the best time to have the bouquet toss?

The answer to this question is simple. You should have the bouquet toss somewhere in between 30 to 45 minutes after dancing has been opened up for everyone. This means the toast has already happened, the cutting of the cake is done, the first dance has been completed, the father daughter dance is over, the mother son dance is done…and then 30 to 45 minutes later. You don’t want to wait too long because you want to make sure all your single friends have a chance to catch the bouquet! Use my tips to help yourself have a great wedding!

Bouquet toss!

Who will be next?

 

 

When should you cut the wedding cake?

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 weddingsThe cuttingof the cake 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.