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July 2019

joint wedding toast
Toasting
July 29, 2019

Tighten up your wedding celebration with a joint wedding toast.

Cincinnati wedding celebrations soar to new heights when graced with dazzling toasts. Sadly, most toasters are inexperienced and their efforts sputter. Some weddings suffer because they allow too many toasts. A good way to tighten up your upcoming celebration is to utilize a joint wedding toast. Let’s say you want your best man and maid of honor to each make a toast. But suppose one of your mothers and one of your fathers also wants to make a toast. That may be too many.  You risk disrupting the flow of your party, especially if toasts ramble on too long and…
wedding procession song
CeremonyDance
July 22, 2019

Think outside the box for your wedding procession song

You can’t go wrong with Pachebel’s Canon or Vivaldi’s Spring for walking down the aisle. On the other hand, suppose you want to be a little different? What about Leonard Cohen’s rock classic, “Hallelujah”? And for an additional twist, how about the a cappella group Pentatonix’s take on this classic? Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRP8d7hhpoQ Cohen’s lyrics are mysterious, laced with biblical references without really being religious. Some call it the ultimate secular hymn. The joyful repetition of the word ‘hallelujah’ certainly creates a celebratory mystique for walking down the aisle. Something for you to consider. The Canadian Mr. Cohen wrote the…
Top Elton John love songs
Dance
July 15, 2019

Top Elton John love songs for weddings

Elton John is back! Actually, Elton has never been gone. His four decade career continues to roll, especially with the release of the recent “Rocketman” biopic. As one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation, it seems fitting to look at the top Elton John love songs for weddings. Not all Elton love songs work for weddings Elton has written a ton of love songs, but not all are a good fit for weddings, like his little-known “Sweetheart on Parade.” On the other hand, he has crafted an eclectic playlist of unique love songs that capture the sweetness and…
reduce wedding budget
Budget
July 8, 2019

How to reduce your wedding budget by twenty percent

If money is an issue (and it usually is!) when planning your Cincinnati wedding budget, there is one easy way to reduce your wedding budget: reduce the size of your guest list. If you need to cut your wedding budget twenty percent, cut your guest list by the same amount. According to The Knot, the typical couple spends about 45% of their budget on their wedding venue, which typically includes food and booze. Reduce your wedding guest list by twenty percent and you have that many fewer people to feed and buy drinks for. Your savings are dramatic. Granted, you…
thinking out loud
Dance
July 1, 2019

“Thinking out Loud”

Streamed 500 million times! Ed Sheeran’s #1 hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” has been streamed over Spotify 500 MILLION times! Who knows how many thousands here in the Cincinnati area have listened to it! Incredible. Written in 2014 by Mr. Sheeran and Amy Wadge, it is so wildly popular that Spotify claims it the #1 first dance song for weddings. The song is so good that it has been covered a ton of times by artists like Tori Kelly. This is simply beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mN3t4G-tNM Poetic lyrics This romantic ballad honors the tradition that love is everlasting with poetic lyrics like these:…