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Prior planning necessary for a memorable wedding can be quite stressful. From worrying about the guest list and keeping the in-laws happy, the wedding budget is always at the top of the list. According to a survey done by The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study, Americans spend an average of over $33,000.
Factors such as wedding décor, the ceremony site, number of guests, wedding rings and even videography/photography. Needless to say, that some factors are necessary for the success of a wedding. Yet, there are some factors that a wedding can seamlessly do without and save on some money.
Research confirms that couples tend to get stressed on the day of the wedding. Yet, the main goal of a wedding is for you and your wedding guests to have fun. Beyond the pomp and the glamour, fun is what will make your wedding special and memorable.
That said, how do you bring fun back to an avenue that so desperately needs it? Well, with one simple solution: photo booth. There are numerous perks when it comes to incorporating a photo booth. Let us take a look at some of them.
Looking for a great way to entertain your guests? Then, why not consider a photo booth? It’s not only a great way to entertain your guests, but it’s cheap as well. You can be assured that your guests will love it, and will keep going back for more.
The fun props add an aspect of fun to the entire concept. People can get to dress up and laugh the evening away.
Capture the Joy
A professional wedding photographer, as important as they are, often focuses on the bride and the groom. Granted, capturing the special moments between the couple is imperative. Yet, the professionalism in such photography can often miss the joy surrounding the couple getting married.
A photo booth can help you capture those special moments of joy with your family and friends.
Admittedly, weddings often try to follow a certain norm. By doing this, most weddings often turn out as predictable and even boring. Incorporating a photo booth into your wedding can set your ceremony apart, hence, making it more memorable.
A sense of uniqueness with a blend of fun will undoubtedly make your wedding the talk of the town.
Fun For The Kids
A photo booth is versatile. In other words, both adults and children alike tend to enjoy it. It goes without saying that not every child enjoys going to a wedding. So, why not have them in mind while planning your wedding?
It will be a great distraction for them, plus it will help them kill time in a fun way.
In conclusion, Capture those special memories, laugh together and make your wedding more memorable by adding a simple photo booth for your wedding. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
By Mike Botzan
Should you have an adults-only or invite kids to your wedding? It’s a question almost every couple struggles with at some point in their wedding planning. Whether you want to give them a spot at the reception or have them stay home with a sitter, it’s always a great idea to find a way to accommodate the children of your wedding guests. Here, are a few ideas that will be fun for the little ones and their parents.
For those who want to invite kids to their Wedding Reception, one of the hottest trends right now is a reception-within-a-reception just for kids. If you’ve got the budget for it, it’s a complete win-win! The little ones will have the time of their lives, while their parents will be free to party without guilt.
Depending on the theme of your reception you may want to hire a Kids Orientated Event Company to make a separate tent to look like your wedding theme (Beach, Ice Cave, Country, etc…). “We would recommend tricking out the tent with PlayStations or Xbox connected to Electrolinear’s Big Gaming Experience System. Craft Projects, Lego Mega building area, Giant Jenga, Sand Art Station, Super Hero Cape-Making, etc.…”
However, if you’re going the adults-only route, arranging off-premises babysitting is a considerate option that will smooth the way for parents—especially out-of-town guests. Do a Google search for local babysitter-referral services; they can connect you with caretakers who are CPR-certified and have passed background checks. Set up a playroom in a hotel suite close to the reception site, or, if you have a friend who’s willing, in a nearby (and child-proofed) home.
If kids are invited to your reception, but you can’t spring for a separate event for them, hire a local sitter to oversee the kids’ table or area (typical rate: $15 to $20 per hour). This way, your guests can party worry-free (and you can save them and yourself some money by having one sitter watch the group). Some ideas for this great direction is to make up some Activity Briefcases or Lunch Boxes, Wedding Themed Activity Books, Set up a Kids Only Tent.
How about hanging a piñata and not only letting just the kids but also the Bride and/or Groom get a few swings in with the kids! Corn hole Toss is always a blast or Wedding Ring Toss is easy with a few painted bottles and rings. I could go on and on with tons of awesome ideas, but I think you get the vision and most likely have imagined several options yourself.
Having kids at your Wedding is not a challenge if you take a little time to plan out activities for them, the ideas are endless and will allow the adults to enjoy the reception without worries.
This article first appeared on www.yourdjs.com.
Let’s talk about the cast of characters on your wedding day who does exactly what is going to be up to you because guess what if you’ve been reading our blog you probably know that I am all about making your wedding day a reflection of you.
If that means that there are a couple of guys on the traditionally gals side or vice a versa that does not make any difference. What makes a huge difference is that again your wedding day is a reflection of you, your loved ones and those people who are most important to you. That line up may result in something that doesn’t look the same as a traditional wedding or a traditional T.V. show wedding.
Guess what it doesn’t always happen that way and that’s fine. On in this article, I’m going to talk through that and hopefully help you to see you should embrace it and not be stressed out about it.
The first thing I want to talk about is a glossary of the people in your wedding party. Let’s talk about who these people are and some ways that their roles may vary depending on your situation. First, we have Your Honor attendants and these are traditionally called your maid or matron of honor and you’re best man. Now let’s pick this apart just a little bit. The first thing I mentioned the maid or matron. What is the difference between a maid of honor or matron of Honor? Simply, a maid is an unmarried woman a matron is a married woman. So if your sister is married then technically she would be your matron of honor. Whether or not you choose to adopt these titles is completely up to you, it’s a little bit old fashioned.
I’m going to use the gender-neutral honor attendants to talk about these roles, these people are your most trusted and important friends in your lives. I encourage you to follow your heart when choosing your honor attendants and if you simply cannot bear to choose between multiple people that’s fine. There are no hard and fast rules when you’re planning your wedding. The most important thing is that you are surrounded and supported by those people who are the very closest to you. I encourage you to embrace your individual situation. What does this mean? It means if you are a woman and your best friend for the past twenty plus years has been a man. Have him be your honor attendant, have him be your best person, have him be your man of honor. Or you may feel like you just want to keep things looking really traditional, You want the men on one side and you want the women on the other side. That’s fine too.
This is all about what makes you both feel comfortable and what you want in your heart, so if it does not sit right with you to have your male best friend standing next to you and being your man of honor and he does not want to play that roll, then put him on the groom’s side. It really doesn’t make a whole lot of difference and I can promise you that when you look back on your wedding day ten or twenty years from now this is not going to be important. It might be stressing you out right now trust me to embrace your individual situation,m embrace what you and your fiancee are most comfortable with and go with that. If it means guys and girls are mixed up on the sides that’s OK. It’s fine, just do what you want to do.
Moving on, behind Your Honor attendants are your wedding party. Traditionally these folks are referred to as your bridesmaids and your groomsmen. Of course, as we talked about before you can have gender neutral here. You can mix up the sides, have guys and gals everywhere it all depends on your situation. Symbolically these are the folks helping and supporting you and your fiancee’ under the lead of the honor attendants in the months leading up to the wedding.
So on the wedding day they may be assigned a specific jobs and roles even something as simple as “hey guys your job is to hit the dance floor and get the party started as soon as the D.J. cues up the music” you can ask them anything, it’s ok to ask your wedding party, you can assign them anything, you can ask them to help with anything that you might need.
If you’re doing a D.I.Y. wedding reception as I know many of you are you’re going to need help. So don’t be shy about asking people for the help and delegating them specific tasks and specific things that they can be in charge of. Your wedding party is a rich resource to you, they want to make your day as special as possible, so please feel free to lean on them and ask them for help.
Now let’s talk about your parents and your fiancee’s parents. Mother and Father of the bride and the groom, they will take the front row on the wedding day and you may choose to have your dad walk you down the aisle. I have heard from some who have chosen to give their mother this honor. Also, I have heard of asking both your mom and dad to escort you down the aisle.
Your parents play a really important role at the wedding and I encourage you to remember how special this day is to them and don’t hesitate to make them feel involved by giving them some responsibilities on your wedding day, just like I talked about with your bridal party. Traditionally, the Father’s will give toasts or speeches. Some variations on this would be leading a mealtime prayer. The father can also take the lead with things like tipping the vendors, addressing any service issues, so if there was something going on behind the scenes that needed to be addressed he would be in charge of that. You can really assign anything that you can think of.
So as you’re looking at bridal magazines and blogs and reading up on wedding planning you’re going to see these very traditional things that the dad does and that the mom does, again feel free to tailor to your situation and what you feel most comfortable.
Some dads might want to play bartender and others will be quiet and shy, or they might be a wallflower and totally stick to the sidelines. This is going to be very different depending on the personalities that you have in your lives and the same goes for the mothers. They are there for you and her role on the wedding day is entirely up to you. Everyone’s family relationship tree is unique, embrace that uniqueness rather than feel like you’re tied to traditional wedding roles and rules as for what your mom, in this case, is supposed to be doing.
Maybe your dad is the type of guy who is really shy, he does not want or like to be the center of attention but your mom would love to give a dinner toast or a speech and do the first dance with you and that is awesome! Don’t stress out about bending those traditional wedding “rules”.
Seriously your grandma could be the bartender your grandpa could lead the dance floor, it’s just all about embracing your family and loved ones and really making your wedding day a reflection of them and your relationships with those people.
In all seriousness I do hear couples who are experiencing a lot of stress over what people will think or say if, for example, they don’t do the first dance with their dad, or their mom walks them down the aisle instead of their dad, or they choose not to have little nieces and nephews involved as flower girls and ring bears they are worried about “what if my aunt is mad at me”, “What if my dad’s feelings are hurt” “will people assume this, if I do that” but those types of feelings, I do not want to brush that off I do understand there are a lot of eyes watching you and that can be really nerve-wracking. It can be stressful when you’re dealing with people who may be hurt or feel left out because of the choices that you are making.
The best advice I can offer you is to be upfront and honest with people. Make those decisions and follow your heart about who you truly want to be doing what.
These are roles that carry tradition and weight, but it is your day and guess what you get to be the leader, you get to decide who lands where and who does what. If you decide not to have flower girls and ring bearers and you feel like there might be some hurt feelings over that, address it head-on with a heartfelt and honest conversation. Pick up the phone meet for coffee whatever works, explain the reasoning behind your decision and ask for the understanding of whoever you feel like you might be letting down. Don’t let these things drag out in your head for months. It’s going to stress you out and weigh you down every single day.
Have confidence in your decision and address it straightforwardly and honestly with whoever it may be affecting or whoever you might feel like potentially would have hurt feelings over it. Whew! that was all a little rant, I really think it’s important to reiterate that you and your fiancee’ get to make the rules.
Onward and upward, so now you have your ring bearer and your flower girls, they will come down the aisle before the bride and again with these little people their roles are entirely up to you. I’ve seen lots of weddings where people incorporate their pets, so baby doggies might play these roles, they might walk down the aisle with pretend rings and flowers etc…
In addition think of some overflow roles that can be filled, in the event that you have a lot of close family and friends way too many people to realistically include in your wedding party some ideas for assignments include naming people honorary ushers, they can be included in all of the pre-wedding festivities if age appropriate and on the wedding day they would show guests their seats and could also fill miscellaneous jobs as necessary.
As mentioned earlier in the article, please don’t hesitate to roll out responsibilities to people so even if it’s not somebodies assigned traditional job or role don’t let that stop you. Ushers are a great opportunity to ask for help, and making people feel useful and important. You should not underestimate people. They want to feel useful and they want to help you. They want to make your wedding day as perfect as possible just like you do, so don’t hesitate to ask for help where you need it.
I hope this article was useful to you.
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It’s your wedding reception and what seemed to be an easy task has become more stressful than you anticipated. Selecting the right cake, finding that special venue, meeting with the photographer, searching for the florist and choosing the right Wedding DJ company.
Whew! That is just a few of the pieces to the puzzle that when completed will be the picture of your Wedding Day.
Let’s talk further about the title of this article the Wedding Disc Jockey. If you haven’t already, you will find that there are many different companies/individuals out there and they will range in price and what they offer with their wedding packages to include some options that may be an extra cost. Typically, we have set a budget for each vendor and many times the Wedding DJ is the vendor we budgeted the least for without understanding this is one of the vendors that will have your guests saying “We had a great time at your wedding!” or “The DJ was horrible!”.
How do you find the right Wedding DJ and how much should you budget? A fair price depending on your area including the cocktail hour could range from 10% or more of your total budget. Wow! But we have a friend that will do it for $300 for 6 hours, a bride to be explained on a call recently. I am sure that person is a great friend and of course that price is very enticing. For us, that raises a red flag!
Now this person could be a great Wedding DJ and is cutting you deal as a close friend. Let’s say it is the opposite, they are a friend that has maybe worked a few weddings and mostly does bars, clubs or parties. Ask the below questions if they are all positive than your friend is the best fit. If not we recommend continuing your search.
- Do they have experience performing at weddings on a regular basis (at least two or three a month)?
- If things do not go well because of your friend’s Wedding DJ abilities, how will you feel about that friend afterward?
- Is the price too good to be true?
- Has any of your friends or co-workers used them for their Wedding DJ or know someone that has? How was the reception?
- What attire will they wear to your reception (Suite, Tux, Shirt, and Tie)?
- Have they ever performed at the venue you selected and if so what is the Event Manager’s input?
These are a few questions to get the wheels turning in your mind. If you noticed I mentioned nothing about vast music libraries, sound equipment or lighting. Why? These are tools your Wedding DJ will use and if they are talented these items will surely be top notch in just about all cases.
Keep in mind that you are looking for a Wedding DJ that has experience, is well liked and above all listens to what you care about. A recommendation is to stay away from ones who talk down other DJs, focuses on themselves or claim to be the best or above the rest (the self-ego complex).
We hope this article helps, thank you for reading and Congratulations!
Today, we treat weddings like weird science. The moment that sparkly diamond comes in for a landing on the ring finger, we pull the wedding guides off the shelf, dust off our Pinterest inspiration-boards, and create a series of Excel spreadsheets and to-do lists. While some of those checklist items are practical and necessary (like answering the question: “Will there be food, and if so, what?”), other elements of wedding planning are not based on the weird scientific method, but rather deeply rooted in superstitious, mythical, and sometimes offensive historical customs.
One tradition that we take for granted today is the superstition that it is bad luck to see the bride on her wedding day. Now, we must ask ourselves: but why would it be bad luck to see the bride?
Imagine this: You’re an Elizabethan-era father who scraped together enough goats and cows to make a compelling dowry for your teenage daughter, and you’re this close to getting her married to the fella down the street. You’ve been negotiating with his family for months, and you’ve nearly got it in the bag. The last thing you would want is for the groom-to-be to catch a glimpse of your daughter the morning of the wedding and realize that—bless her heart—she’s an unattractive thing. Why, if he saw her before the very second she arrived at the altar, he might run, and now wouldn’t that be bad luck? Better to be safe than sorry—you have your daughter don a veil, too. Now there’s no way he can make a quick getaway as she walks down the aisle.
Western weddings used to be business transactions between two families; now, most of us would be hard-pressed not to marry for that one, most sacred, inscrutable, inexplicable reason: love. We trust that our beloved won’t balk on the wedding day, so deciding whether or not to see each other before the wedding is truly a matter of personal choice based on the mood-scape you hope to orchestrate.
For many modern couples who perhaps already live together and argue on the regular about picking up dirty socks off the bedroom floor, choosing not to see each other before the wedding can make the day feel more special. Lauren agrees: “My husband and I did not see each other until the ceremony,” she says. “It was probably the only ‘traditional’ aspect of our wedding. We already lived together, so we spent our last unmarried night away from each other to make our first married night together a little more special. We got ready in two different areas, and he didn’t even know what my dress looked like, so that was a pleasant surprise.”
Kayla found a deeper symbolism in waiting to see each other until that moment when she walks down the aisle: “Since our first four years of dating were long distance, the whole walking to meet him during the ceremony is a symbolic coming together in front of all our loved ones who always supported our relationship and often helped make the visits to see one another possible.”
Other couples take the exact opposite approach, spending the morning together. Some could say, “There is almost a ritual to the bathing, preening, and primping, and then dressing to eventually make a promise that will last a lifetime. It makes sense for some to spend the morning getting ready together because they are a calming influence for each other.” One could even say their Fiancé is their best friend! With the nerves and hugeness of a wedding day, there’s no one else they would want to spend that morning with.”
In fact, spending the morning preparing together can be just as, if not more, romantic than meeting one another at the altar. Maybe you’re a total romantic and love the idea of the first look for other people, but it just doesn’t fit with how you envisioned your day. How romantic would it be to get ready together? To wake up together, to have breakfast together, and to walk into let’s say city hall together?’ We wanted the day to be about us—for the full day.”
But not everyone is invested in setting a calming, or even romantic, tone for the morning. Some of us are party people. The math works out such that more hours together in the morning means more time for fun.
Another reason you both chose to get ready together could be because many of your bridal party are close mutual friends and since they live out of town and you rarely get to see them in person, much less altogether. You could turn the first part of the day into more of an intimate hang-out session than anything else. After a group outing you could have both bridal parties (including the male members) come together in the hotel suite for hair, makeup, adult coloring books, and mimosas!”
Some folks just aren’t interested in all the wedding hullabaloo, so keeping things low-key means low-stress. What if as an option you spent the day together with family just doing normal vacation stuff and running last-minute errands? The meaningful part of the day is actually the ceremony. You already know what each other looks like, so this idea isn’t really a big deal for some.”
Other couples choose to have breakfast together in the morning before going their separate ways to get ready for the wedding, and some coordinate a “first look,” or a private moment briefly before the ceremony when a couple can have the surprise of seeing each other all dolled up without the pressure of an audience. Personally, “I’m a huge supporter of first looks before the ceremony. It’s a bit more personal, and you don’t have 100+ sets of eyes staring you down during what can be a really emotional moment. I find that the reactions are much more sincere and tender when done in private beforehand. Plus, it helps to get all the nerves out of the way and gives the couple a bit of alone time before being mobbed the rest of the night.”
No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. Because when your partner sees you on your wedding day, the only direction they’ll be running is to the altar!
We hope this article was useful to you.
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Help them feel like a special part of the celebration.
Authored by: Emily Lasnier
While a wedding is, of course, ultimately about the couple exchanging vows, it is also often about celebrating two families coming together. Whether or not your parents are helping pay for the nuptials, you likely have considered gifts and ways to include them in the big day. However, did you remember your grandparents? Sadly, many brides and grooms will have grandparents who have passed away before the vow exchange, which is why memorial tables and heirlooms are often such an important thing to include when planning.
For those who will be lucky enough to have their grandparents present on the big day, finding ways to highlight these special family members is a lovely touch that is sure to be appreciated. Below are our suggestions on how to honor your grandparents on your wedding day, aside from a more typically expected corsage or boutonniere.
This post is all about the “WHY” of your wedding day. The day is all about celebrating your love for each other and making a lifelong commitment to your partner and your life together.
The dress, flowers, cake, meal, décor, photography, entertainment, and money spent are all materialistic secondary items of the event which is exchanging promises and vows with that person you have chosen to marry and spend the rest of your life with. Keep this in the forefront it is the “WHY”.
Especially when you feel a little crazy, don’t worry it happens to most of us. Keep your eye on the prize that is why you are hosting the wedding!
Let’s get into selecting your Wedding Officiant and what they do, how you can interview an officiant to help you ensure you’re choosing the right person for the job and how to guide a conversation with your officiant to build a ceremony that is meaningful to you and your fiancé as a couple.
What are some of the options you have?
If you are a religious couple you can be married in a church of course and can find information about this from your church or the parish of your choosing by reaching out to them.
If you are a religious couple and do not want to be married in a church you can speak to your reverend, pastor or preacher about the options you have as a couple outside of the church and them performing the ceremony.
Another option is hiring a professional officiant for those that do not want to be married in a church or by a religious celebrant such as a pastor, reverend or priest.
With this option, there are many types of officiants from conservative, bold, religious, non-religious, non-denominational meaning they are religious however not to any one religion.
Or you could have a family member, loved one or a friend perform the ceremony for you. Depending on the state you live in this could be possible for a small fee and a certificate is issued by your state or county that empowers that person to declare the two of you married in front of witnesses.
Most of what I am going to talk about in this podcast will be covered if you select to be married in a church or by a Pastor, reverend or priest. For those who have decided on the option to use an officiant the following information will be very useful.
You should meet up front with the officiant you are thinking about performing your ceremony. Chat about what you want from your ceremony and what you don’t want. This is very important for the officiant to know. Then have them walk through their process and mutually decide if you fit together. It is very important that they want to celebrate you and that you want to have them be your voice.
The officiant should have a questionnaire or spend time gathering information separately from each of you about your relationship and each other. This is a lot of fun when the officiant shares the information with the both of you.
The next step is putting together all the pieces. How do you want to do the vows, the rings, readings, quotes, traditions and different ideas you can do. For the non-traditional and non-religious couples, this opens many different ideas and options that can fit you both completely. Keep in mind that not all ideas or options will fit every officiant. Most of all you need to feel comfortable with your officiant and vendors.
Finding an officiant, you feel comfortable with is so very important. You won’t find this by just looking at a webpage or bridal page and picking the most inexpensive one.
Meet them in person!
The ceremony is the WHY! It’s the why of the wedding, everything else is the what and the how. This is the reason you and every one of your guests are there. The reception is the after party for fellowship and celebration of the WHY.
The officiant may only be there for 20 to 30 minutes in front of your guests but they are the core of what you’re doing. People don’t see the preparation time you spent with the officiant and many times feel they are not as much of a contributor compared to the caterer or the photographer. This could not be further from the truth. The reality is you are working together for months.
Put a lot of thought and discuss together who your officiant should be and make sure you meet with them in person!
Remember your officiant is your voice as a couple and will be there with you helping to celebrate the history of your relationship and be part of those first moments of your life together as husband and wife or partners.
This article first appeared on www.yourdjs.com.
A budget begins with a guest list that informs most of your costs. Be prepared to spend the most (around 40 percent) on taking care of guests’ basic needs—that’s a venue, food, and beverage.” The remaining amount includes fixed costs like your photographer, videographer, and entertainment. Then, there’s the more logistical and arbitrary stuff—transportation, labor, lighting, stationery, and anything else you’ve deemed essential in the mix.
Use the handy guide below as a rough outline for spending breakdowns and adjust according to your priorities.
- Venue and Catering: 40 percent of your budget
- Photography and Videography: 15 percent of your budget
- Wedding Attire and Beauty: 5 percent of your budget
- Music/Entertainment: 10 percent of your budget
- Flowers: 10 percent of your budget
- Favors and Gifts: 2 percent of your budget
- Transportation: 3 percent of your budget
- Stationery: 3 percent of your budget
- Cake: 2 percent of your budget
- Decor: 10 percent of your budget
And keep these questions in mind: Is your dream venue (or that dress, or imported peonies, or whatever is currently weighing on your mind) non-negotiable for you? If it will put you over budget, cut down in another area that matters less to you. And if it isn’t a deal-breaker, then find another pick that you’re sure to love just as much.
**This article first appeared on www.yourdjs.com.
If you’re looking to make all of the couples at your wedding feel special, you can set aside time to play the popular wedding anniversary dance to celebrate love and marriage. The Wedding Anniversary Dance always evoke a sentimental moment at a wedding reception as married couples are reminded of their own love. You can set the mood by choosing a variety of wedding anniversary songs that are easy to remember and well-known.
What Is The Wedding Anniversary Dance Tradition?
After the bride and groom dance, cake cutting, along with the father-daughter dance and mother- son dance, and a little open dancing you can have your DJ dedicate a song at your reception to the married couples in the room. This is a fun and special time during the wedding reception where married couples dance along to carefully selected anniversary song. Although this is a tradition for married couples at weddings, you can include non-married couples for a more modern take.
If you’d like to make things even more interesting, you can give a gift to the couple in the room that’s been married the longest. The wedding anniversary song should include all married couples in the room; as the song goes by, you ask couples that have been married the longest to stay on the dance floor in increments of five years. As the amount of married couples on the dance floor decreases, you can then lower your increment to one year (or as long as it takes to figure out the couple that has been married the longest). The last couple standing is the winner. If you would like the Bride and Groom has the option to be exempt, leaving the longest married couple and Newlyweds left on the dance floor. This is a sweet moment in the wedding reception that honors the purpose and union of marriage.
Wedding Anniversary Songs
Choosing the perfect wedding anniversary song depends on the atmosphere you want to create. If you’re looking to create a sentimental and romantic setting, you should choose a selection of ballads for a slow-dance segment. If you’re looking for dance-friendly songs that couples can have fun with, you should choose an upbeat or mid-tempo track to speed up the pace on the dance floor. Whether you’re building the perfect playlist for your wedding reception or looking to pair a song with anniversary wishes for your significant other, these love songs are some of the most popular and memorable of their genres.
- Nat King Cole — “Unforgettable” (1952)
- Dean Martin — “Memories Are Made of This” (1955)
- Frank Sinatra — “Love is Here to Stay” (1956)
- The Crew Cuts — “Earth Angel” (1956)
- Frank Sinatra — “The Way You Look Tonight” (1961)
- Sonny and Cher — “I Got You Babe” (1965)
- Elton John — “Your Song” (1970)
- Captain & Tenille — “Love Will Keep Us Together” (1975)
- Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes — “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (1987)
- Celine Dion — “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
- 98 Degrees — “I Do (Cherish You)” (1998)
- Eva Cassidy — “Anniversary Song” (2000)
- Kelly Clarkson — “A Moment Like This” (2002)
- Michael Buble — “The Best is Yet to Come” (2007)
R&B/Soul Wedding Anniversary Songs
- Tony Bennett — “Because Of You” (1951) Ben E King — “Stand By Me” (1961)
- Nat King Cole — “L-O-V-E” (1965)
- Al Green — “Let’s Stay Together” (1972)
- Stevie Wonder — “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1973)
- Barry White — “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” (1974)
- Natalie Cole — “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” (1975)
- The Commodores — “Three Times a Lady” (1978)
- Frank Sinatra — “It Had to Be You” (1979)
- Grover Washington Jr. with Bill Withers — “Just The Two of Us” (1981)
- Lionel Richie and Diana Ross — “Endless Love” (1981)
- Stevie Wonder — “Ribbon In The Sky” (1982)
- Michael Jackson — “The Lady in My Life” (1982)
- Luther Vandross — “So Amazing” (1986)
- Mariah Carey — “Vision of Love” (1990)
- Jodeci — “Forever My Lady” (1991)
- Tony Toni Tone — “Anniversary” (1993)
- Sade — “By Your Side” (2000)
- Michael Jackson — “Butterflies” (2001)
Rock Wedding Anniversary Songs
- The Beatles — “In My Life” (1965)
- The Beatles — “Here, There and Everywhere” (1966)
- The Beatles — “When I’m Sixty-Four” (1967)
- The Carpenters — “We’ve Only Just Begun” (1970)
- Paul Simon — “Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975)
- Orleans — “Still The One” (1976)
- Eric Clapton — “Wonderful Tonight” (1977)
- Billy Joel — “Just The Way You Are” (1977)
- Journey — “Faithfully” (1983)
- The Honeydrippers — “Sea of Love” (1985)
- Rod Stewart — “Have I Told You Lately” (1993)
- Bon Jovi — “Always” (1995)
- Dido — “Thank You” (1999)
- Lifehouse — “You and Me” (2005)
- The Lumineers — “Ho Hey” (2012)
Country Wedding Anniversary Songs
- Johnny Cash — “A Thing Called Love” (1972)
- Anne Murray — “Could I Have This Dance” (1980)
- Kenny Rogers — “Through The Years” (1980)
- Vince Gill — “Look At Us” (1991)
- Mary Chapin Carpenter — “Grow Old With Me” (1995)
- Faith Hill & Tim McGraw — “It’s Your Love” (1997)
- Shania Twain — “You’re Still The One” (1998)
- Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black — “When I Said I Do” (1999)
- Alan Jackson — “Remember When” (2003)
- Shania Twain — “Forever and For Always” (2003)
- Reba McEntire — “I Keep On Lovin You” (2009)
- Rascal Flatts — “I Won’t Let Go” (2010)
Ensure you have good communication with your DJ and provide them with specific requests and song selections a week in advance of your wedding day. If you plan on sending out wedding thank you cards or wedding announcements, ask your photographer to capture a few of these sweet moments on the dance floor to include in a collage styled card. Although preparing for your wedding reception can seem stressful, remember to have fun with these moments during your wedding journey and cherish them as much as you can.
Congratulations on your Engagement!
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