When to Cut the Wedding Cake During Your Reception

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Cutting the Cake, reception planning, wedding ceremony | author: By BLG,    

For many years, weddings held in the top event venues stuck to a well-worn timeline, including the plan to stop the dancing music abruptly when it was time to wheel out the wedding cake. Guests cleared the dance floor and encircled the bride and groom for the cake-cutting ritual, and after the wedding couple exchanged bites of cake – or smashed cake in each other’s faces – the deejay or wedding band began the music again, hoping to regain and surpass the Fun Factor momentum he or she had built at the reception. The interruption in the dancing hours of the night very often brought the celebration to a screeching halt, the energy level plummeted, the dance floor never filled back up again, and guests began departing early…thinking that cutting the cake was a signal saying ‘this party is over.’ Read more…

Most Popular Wedding Songs for the Mother-Son Dance

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 | Filed under: Mother-Son Wedding Dance, wedding music, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

During the spotlight dances in the wedding ballroom, the Mother-Son dance is a special moment, as their choice of perfect Mother-Son dance song plays.

Here are some of the most popular Mother-Son Dance Songs 2014 from many of the best-songs lists and top NJ entertainers’ playlists: Read more…

Most Popular Wedding Songs for The Father-Daughter Dance

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Father/Daughter Dance, wedding ceremony, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

The father-daughter dance at a wedding is one of the most sentimental moments of the event, filling the best wedding venues with emotion and smiles (and perhaps some tears) when this spotlight dance pays tribute to the lifetime of love between the bride and her father or stepfather. Their wonderful relationship is honored with a few turns on the dance floor and the spotlight on them, as they dance to the perfect song.

Here are some of the songs that appear on many ‘best songs for the Father Daughter Dance’ lists:

  • “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra (A version of this song was playing in the Steve Martin remake of ‘Father of the Bride’ as he gazed across the tent as his daughter, new bride Annie. Brides fell in love with that wedding music moment.)

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The Top New Wedding Favor Trend for 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Wedding etiquette, Wedding Favors, Wedding Trends | author: By BLG,    

When you’re looking at the top new wedding favors on bridal websites, trying to decide between the same-old tiny photo frames (that you’ve seen at so many other weddings) and yet another wine bottle stopper (that your guests have seen in NJ gift shops and at Williams Sonoma) consider taking a different direction and following the biggest trend in wedding favors 2014: edible wedding favors. Read more…

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