Showering the Couple

  Photo courtesy of Katie Cassidy Photography Bridal showers are traditionally a close, intimate gathering of family and friends to extend good wishes to the bride and groom and to present the bride or couple with gifts that would help them start a new household. Since showers are more rooted in tradition, many couples have questions […]

A Toast to the Couple!

  Photo courtesy of Flashbox Photography Toasts – the most anticipated and/or feared part of any wedding celebration. Just kidding! Toasts are usually a great way to allow your nearest and dearest a chance to honor you and your new spouse. Unfortunately, those nearest and dearest might be very nervous about standing up and speaking […]

The Wedding Party – How to Ask

Photo courtesy of Katie Cassidy Photography Ready to pick out your bridesmaids, groomsmen, bridesmen, and/or groomsmaids? Here are a few tips on making the process go smoothly! First, before asking your friends to join the wedding party, be sure that you have a date, a place, and a time locked in (and by that, we […]

Traditional Duties for Wedding Party and Family

We hear from couples, wedding party and even family asking, what are we supposed to do?  So, here are some traditional roles/duties for some key players in the wedding to help out the couple in preparation for their big day: Maid/Matron of Honor helps the bride select the bridesmaid’s attire and the bride’s dress helps […]

Working with a Band

Photo by Mary Fields Photography Using a band for your reception?  Should be awesome!  Bands are a wonderful way to get all of your guests on the dance floor as well as reflecting your taste in music.  Here are some key ideas to consider when you’re hiring a band or working with one to create a plan for your […]

Working with a DJ

Photo by Flashbox Photography Using a DJ for your reception?  Excellent choice!  DJs offer you a level of flexibility that is unmatched by bands, plus a great emcee for the evening.  Here are some key ideas to consider when you’re hiring a DJ or working with one to create a plan for your reception! 1. You […]

Vendor Spotlight: Dallas Wedding Music

Andre de los Santos is one of our favorite resources for putting together a string or other ensemble for anything wedding.  He is the owner of Dallas Wedding Music and Bollywood Strings and has been in business since 2010.  Since Andre has been a feature at many of our weddings, we wanted to feature him […]

Vendor Spotlight: Cindy Horstman

Whether your ceremony is inside or outside, a harp is a lovely choice for ceremony music. It provides a different sound than strings, but can offer wonderful interpretations of both classical and alternative pieces. One of our favorite harpists in DFW is the fabulous Cindy Horstman, and we’re so glad she took a few minutes to […]

Alternative Ceremony Selections

Photo courtesy of Bella Bee Photography News flash – not everyone out there is a big fan of Pachelbel (gasp!). And you know what? It’s totally fine if classical music is not what you see for your ceremony! The ceremony is truly the part of the big day that should best reflect you and your partner, because […]

Vendor Spotlight: Nick DiGennaro Music

Ahhh, live music… Is there anything quite like what live music can do for an event? Everything seems a bit more now, and present. The versatile Nick DiGennaro, of Nick DiGennaro Music, agreed to answer our spotlight questions, so read on to see what this guitarist and general Lover of Music has to say! How […]

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