May 2018

May 13, 2018

In honor of Mother’s Day today, we would like to present a list of amazing Mother/Son song suggestions for your Mother/Son dance at your wedding. Photo Credit Fred Fox Studios

“93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
“A Song for my Son” by Mikki Viereck
“All to You” by Scott Keo
“Angels” by Randy Travis
“Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
“Child of Mine” by Carole King
“Days Like This” by Van Morrison
“Do I Make You Proud” by Taylor Hicks
“Dream a Little Dream of Me” by The Mamas & The Papas
“Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
“God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
“Godspeed (Sweet Dream)” by The Dixie Chicks
“Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
“Happy Everafter in Your Eyes” by Ben Harper
“He Gets That From Me” by Reba McEntire
“Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles
“How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You)” by James Taylor
“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
“I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song” by Jim Croce
“I’ll Stand by You” by The Pretenders
“In My Life” by The Beatles
“Letter to My Mother” by Edwin McCain
“Loves Me Like a Rock” by Paul Simon
“Mama” by Boyz II Men
“Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
“Mother” by Danzig
“Mother” by Pink Floyd
“Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry
“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
“Never Alone” by Lady Antebellum
“Only You” by Joshua Radin
“The Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys
“Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog
“Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole
“Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
“Sunrise Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
“Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
“Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
“The First Lady in My Life” by Paul Todd
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
“The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley
“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
“You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

May 8, 2018

There is no question that people are always looking for something new for their wedding. At the same time they are also looking for something that appeals to everyone’s sense of fun.

In the past we have seen chocolate fountains because everyone loves chocolate. We have seen photo booths because everyone at some time in their life has jumped into a photo booth at an amusement park. We have also seen fun late night snacks delivered because everyone loves late night munchies.

We have discover the most incredible childhood favorite however; an all-white wedding bouncy castle.

Our research shows that these are currently only being offered in England but just like the television shows that American companies have adopted as their own, I am confident that there will be coming soon to an outdoor American wedding near you.

Photo Courtesy of A Wedding Wonderland
http://www.aweddingwonderland.co.uk/

May 6, 2018

Every wedding couple wants their wedding day to be extra special and one way to guarantee that it stands out is by giving it, its own hashtag. They say that the average smart phone user reaches for their phone every 6 minutes so there is no question that your guests will have their phones in their hands.

 Wedding researchers have found that more than half of weddings held are now identifying themselves with more than a pound sign but it’s what follows that gets your wedding trending. Consider these tips to design a hashtag that is sure to be successful on your wedding day.

Keep it clear and simple

No one wants to think as a guest at a wedding. They want to have fun. Basic is best in the case of wedding hashtags. Start by using first, last and nicknames. Consider the cute and cheesy couple name that your friends gave you when you first started dating. This could be the perfect time to hashtag it and make it work for you. This is a name that most guests can easily remember and are more likely to tweet or Instagram it per your request.

Simple is taken now what

Common names are a common thing these days and if your name seems too simple to create a unique hashtag, try incorporating numbers via your wedding date to add to the hashtag. There are probably quite a few #KurtandLisa hashtags but you could easily be the only #KurtandLisaApril152018! Go ahead, choose the numbers that work best for you.

Get Creative

This is where the creativity begins for the couple. Consider word play for your wedding hashtag creations. Make it clever and see how far the memories travel. Many guests will love to hashtag your pics on their social pages and if they’re clever, many of their friends or followers will join in the hashtag party too.

#HappilyEverHandlemans

#KurtandLisaSayIDo

Check your tag’s spelling for ease

Although there may be more than one way to spell “I Do”, make sure to proof the hashtag choice for various ways it could be misspelled. Keep it simple to avoid spelling errors that could land your photos on another hashtag search. Pay close attention to words where two letters aren’t separated for different spellings. A simple fix is often an option such as, turning #TanyaandMike into #MikeandTanya instead. Have more than one pair of eyes to review your hashtag choice. Many times, someone else will think of something that could cause error in tagging that completely slipped your mind.

Capitalize the Leading Letter Of Each Word

Making the first letter of each word capital can make it much easier for guests to understand the wedding hashtag. It also makes it easier for guests to understand the creativity of the quote you’re intending. Use your better judgement with the letter usage because sometimes capital letters aren’t necessary to relay the message and sometimes they work best.

Research Your Hashtag

Everybody is hash-tagging these days and it’s important that you research your hashtag creation prior to printing it on any wedding stationery. Check to see if the hashtag you’ve chosen already exists and also, how many photos are associated with that particular hashtag. In cases where there may be only 5 or 6 photos that aren’t wedding related, you should go ahead with your hashtag idea, but if there is indeed another wedding with the same one, go back to the drawing board. Add a number or numbers if necessary to the original idea and see what’s out there but choosing a hashtag that has already landed in the digital wedding album of someone else is a definite no-no.

Get the Word Out

Once you’ve decided which hashtag to use, it’s time to spread the word. Begin as soon as possible by letting your bridal party know which hashtag will be trending on your big day. Put it on save-the-date stationery and any other announcements associated with the wedding. Place cute reminders throughout the wedding ceremony and reception venues and remember to include it on the menus or on a board at the buffet. Cute little chalk boards can be placed at the entrance and the bar, guests can hashtag while their drinks are being prepared.

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