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September 2019

wedding timeline
Wedding Planning
September 30, 2019

Planning your wedding timeline

Every wedding is different. Most, though, share common elements, so planning your Cincinnati wedding timeline is pretty predictable. You should plan your wedding timeline accordingly. 12 months Budget Guest list Hire wedding planner Select venue Select caterer 11 months Color themes and design Hire the fun and memory maker vendors early, including the entertainment. Remember, popular dates book fast! 10 months Shop for dress Block out rooms for guests Create website Engagement photos Shop invitations 9 months Buy gown 8 months Set up gift registry Bridesmaids dresses/fittings Shop florists Hire officiant 7 months Rehearsal dinner venue Hire ceremony musicians Order…
cake-cutting songs
Wedding Cake
September 23, 2019

Fabulous wedding cake-cutting songs

The cake cutting ceremony at your wedding is significant. It’s the first act bride and groom do together as a married couple. Such an auspicious event demands a fabulous wedding cake-cutting song. Let me tell you, there are some greats one from which to choose! "How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you)" The obvious approach is to pick a song about the sweetness of the moment. It doesn’t get much better than James Taylor’s cover of “How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you).” The lyrics blend with the moment perfectly. I want to stop (stop) and…
wedding cake smash up
Wedding Cake
September 16, 2019

The wedding cake smash up

The Romans left us with a terrible wedding tradition. Grooms would break a cake of wheat or barley over the bride’s head for good luck. Such aggressiveness! To this day, you still see grooms smashing cake into their lovely wives’ faces. How awful, as you can see below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Tq_NdZGu4A The bride is bleeding. She’s upset, and she’s a mess, so future wedding photographs are ruined, not to mention her wedding gown. Does any of this really seem like a good omen to you? Public humiliation How about this bride, do you think she enjoyed the public humiliation of experiencing a…
Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”
Dance
September 9, 2019

The battle for best first dance song

Spotify has Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” listed as number three on their list of top wedding songs. Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” comes in at number two, and Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” comes in at number one. Since we’ve already written about “Thinking Out Loud,” let’s focus on the other two songs. "Marry You" Mars co-wrote and recorded “Marry You” in 2010 on his debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans.” Despite the fact that the song wasn’t released as a single, it was still certified platinum three times by Music Canada and two times by the Australian Recording Industry Association. What a hit!…
wedding officiant
Ceremony
September 2, 2019

Finding a wedding officiant

You need to find a good wedding officiant for your upcoming wedding. It’s not a last minute decision, either. You need to line one up a good one at least eight months in advance of the big day. Church weddings aren't as popular The process isn’t as straight forward as it used to be, simply because Millennials aren’t as religious as their predecessors. That means they are less likely to have a church affiliation, the traditional source of wedding officiating. In 1986, the number of people in the 18 to 29 year age range who had no  religious affiliation was…