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It's time to cut the cake! Along with the first dance and maybe a bouquet or garter toss, this charming tradition is one of those photo opportunities that graces every wedding album. The cake cutting represents the first activity done as a couple, although historically the bride did this act alone to symbolize the loss of her virginity. Now today, its the wedding couple who cuts, feeds and maybe lovingly smashes the cake into each other face. Please e-mail us at email@example.com to give us some more song suggestions to share with future wedding couples. For more information on weddings, click here.
1. HOW SWEET IT IS – James Taylor
2. SUGAR SUGAR - Archies
3. I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE HONEY BUNCH) - Four Tops
4. POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME - Def Leppard
5. LOVE AND MARRIAGE - Frank Sinatra
6. HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT - Pat Benatar
7. CUT THE CAKE - Average White Band
8. YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND - Queen
9. YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE - Hall & Oates
10. THIS WILL BE (AN EVERLASTING LOVE) - Natalie Cole
11. WHEN I'M 64 - Beatles
12. GROW OLD WITH YOU - Adam Sandler or Stephen Lynch
13. CHAPEL OF LOVE - Dixie Cups
14. HONEY BEE - Blake Shelton
15. SUGAR - Maroon 5
16. I WANT CANDY - Bow Wow Wow
17. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE - Bruno Mars
18. I'M YOURS - Jason Mraz
19. BETTER TOGETHER - Jack Johnson
20. I GOT YOU BABE - Sony & Cher or UB40
21. SMILE - Uncle Cracker
22. A WINK AND A SMILE - Harry Connick Jr.
23. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE - Beatles
24. L.O.VE. - Nat / Natalie Cole
25. HAPPY TOGETHER - Turtles
26. I DO - Colbie Caillat
27. 1,2,3,4 (I LOVE YOU) Plain White T's
28. THE WAY I AM - Ingrid Michaelson
29. STUCK LIKE GLUE - Sugarland
30. RECIPE FOR LOVE - Harry Connick Jr.
31. YOU ARE THE BEST THING - Ray LaMontagne
32. MARRY YOU - Bruno Mars
33. EVERYTHING - Michael Buble'
34. BEST OF MY LOVE - The Emotions
35. SAY HEY (I LOVE YOU) - Michael Franti
36. YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY - Ohio Express
37. IT HAD TO BE YOU - Harry Connick Jr.
38. LUCKY - Jason Mraz & Coilby Cailatt
39. SAFE AND SOUND - Capital Cities
40. ICE CREAM - Sarah McLachlin
41. ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU - Hootie & The Blowfish
42. TODAY WAS A FAIRYTALE - Taylor Swift
43. SWEET THING - Keith Urban
44. CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE - Barry White
45. FOREVER - Chris Brown
46. I'M A BELIEVER - The Monkees or Smash Mouth
47. LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD - Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
48. I'LL BE THERE FOR YOU - The Rembrandts
49. ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE - Counting Crows
50. SWEETEST THING - U2
There are many dances incorporated into wedding receptions that are full of meaning, love, and letting go. The Traditional Father & Daughter Dance, the father would dance with his daughter, and midway through the song he would hand off his daughter to her new husband. This signified the fathers trust and acceptance of his new son-in-law. Today, the Bride & Groom have their own dance as a couple and the children now have their own special dance with their parent, a close relative or close friend, or a special person in their lives who is giving them away. If your Father has passed, I have seen many times the Mother of the Bride would dance with her daughter, fondly called the Mother & Daughter Dance, or even her brother may give her away. If you don't want to do a spotlight dance where all the attention is on you, you can also invite all the Fathers and Daughters in attendance to the dance floor to join in, whether you do it half way through the songs or from the beginning.
If you have any suggestions on songs that may work for this list and to assist future couples, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. I Loved Her First - Heartland
2. Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
3. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra or Steve Tyrell
4. Daddy's Little Girl - Al Martino or Michael Buble'
5. My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
6. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nicks
7. Daddy's Angel - Anthony Carter
8. In My Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride
9. A Song For My Daughter - Ray Allaire
10. Daddy's Little Girl (My Wedding Day) - Kippi Brandon
12. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) - Billy Joel
13. My Girl - Temptations
14. Child of Mine - Carole King
15. Daddy's Hands - Holly Dunn
16. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
17. Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
18. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
19. Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman
20. Daddy - Beyonce'
21. Stealing Cinderella - Chuck Wicks
22. Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins
23. Daddy's Eyes - James Lee Stanley
24. My Little Girl - Steve Kinvan
25. You're My Hero - Teresa James
26. Daughter Of Mine - John McDermott
27. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
28. (I'll Always Need My) Daddy - Mikki Viernick
29. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
30. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
31. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
32. Dance With Me Daughter Of Mine - Madeline Thompson
33. Daughter - Loudon Wainwright III
34. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
35. Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
36. In My Life - Beatles
37. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
38. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
39. Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray
40. Through The Years - Kenny Rogers
41. Daughters - John Mayer
42. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
43. My Special Angel - Bobby Helms
44. Hero - Mariah Carey
45. You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
46. A Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme) - Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
47. Memories - Elvis Presley
48. Father And Daughter - Paul Simon
49. There You'll Be - Faith Hill
50. Dance With My Father Again - Celine Dion, Luther Vandross
or Kelly Coffee (Deceased Father)
Ryan and Jen met in 2009 at Northampton Valley Country Club where they were both working as banquet servers. They worked countless events together and became great friends. They left the country club at different times and naturally lost contact. While attending classes at Bucks County Community College, they surprisingly ran into each other again and they would occasionally meet up and study for Chemistry, which they had no idea they had the same teacher, just different class times!
Fast forward to December of 2015, Jen reached out to Ryan through social media, and shortly after, they started dating. After a year and a half of dating, they moved in together and on December 21, 2018, Ryan proposed to Jen at Peddler’s Village. Keeping our fingers crossed we will be married one day in 2020!
After postponing their wedding twice, their wedding as of now is set for Friday, July 24th, 2020 at PineCrest Country Club. Third time is a charm;)
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Third times the charm!! (See The Video Below)
The timing isn’t always right, but eventually destiny steps in. All you need is patience.
Being able to wait is a sign of true love and patience.
Anyone can say “I love you,” but not everyone can wait and prove that it’s true.
Our original wedding date was May 17, but we rescheduled in March realizing that the pandemic made that impossible for us. Seeing that July 2 was available at our venue, we tried to reschedule for July 2 as that is our 2 year engagement anniversary. While we’re still not able to have a formal ceremony and reception for our guests, we are signing our license and officially getting married that day. We have pushed back our ceremony and reception again (third times the charm) to Thursday, October 1st, 2020. Hopefully, this will be the date that sticks and we can celebrate with all our family and friends. <3
A little about our journey~~
Justin and I met on Tinder in 2016 shortly after Justin’s 30th birthday in late summer. Our first date was at a dive bar called “the stuffed olive”. Justin picked the place because it was one of the closest places to us that had a pool table there, and he decided he wanted to show me up in some billiards. When I asked the bartender if she knew how to make an orgasm (my favorite mixed drink-equal parts Kailua, amaretto, and Bailey's), the woman at the bar had no idea and I gave her my phone as a recipe reference. When she returned the phone she addressed us as married or husband and wife or something, to which we were both like WHOA WHOA! It’s just a first date!! Maybe she missed her calling of becoming a psychic by entertaining her bartending skills 🤣🤣. Our first date went well and we grew together quickly. Justin moved into the condo where I was living 5 months after we officially started dating, which we’ve now called our ‘shoebox’ and have completely outgrown. Meeting Justin’s friends and family for the first time was fun. No matter who I met or how long they’ve known him I got one consistent remark from everyone, “we never thought Justin would settle down with someone”.
Cut to July 2, 2018, we are at Disney for a National dance competition for one of the dance schools I was working for at the time. Justin had never been to Disney, and I was elated to show him every square inch of why this is the best place on earth. We got there early to have some time to do the parks and attractions before the competition started. Little did I know he had some pretty big plans. He had asked my father for his blessing to ask me to marry him before we left. In his suitcase, then through park security, then in his right cargo pocket was a beautiful ring he picked out to get down on one knee in front of Cinderella’s Castle and ask me for forever. I had no idea, I was completely stunned, and he was also brilliant enough to get the whole thing on video. ~~
Choosing the right DJ for your wedding may be confusing considering the many factors that go into a DJ, such as customer service, quality of sound, performance and talent. Wedding DJ's are not created equal as many may think. You could want an interactive DJ who can lead line dances or a turn-tablelist who has the mixing styles of a club DJ or a more traditional DJ who will play the music to all ages, read your crowd and perform introductions, make announcements and coordinate with all the vendors. Asking the right questions about your DJ or DJ company can make your process of evaluation a lot easier.
So you want to know about how much a DJ will cost you? Like any other service, prices will vary based on their experience of entertaining at weddings, the customer service you get from them, 24 hour back-up DJ service in case of emergencies (the Murphy's Law rule), the quality of the sound and dependability of back-up equipment on location, their on-line reviews and years of experience, customer references, two million dollar liability insurance naming you and your venue as additionally insured, all which will contribute to the success of your wedding reception experience.
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So here are a few examples on the questions to ask your DJ;
Back-up: Does your DJ have a back-up DJ in place and can be reached 24/7. We have a back-up DJ on call through our 24 hour answering service that can be activated through your venue or yourself. What if the DJ moves out of the area in next few months or get's sick, has a family emergency, car breaks down, has a car accident on the way to your wedding or may be sick or injured and may require a hospital stay?
Murphy's Law: "everything that can go wrong, may go wrong", so what is your back-up plan?
Insurance: Most, if not all reputable venues require a 2 million dollar liability policy which can name them and you with the protected insurance. If your DJ doesn't have insurance, you probably will be required to provide a "wedding vendor insurance policy" to protect the hall from liability and damages" and that cost will come from you or the vendor. The policies can range from $250-$400 per policy, per vendor. So you may initially save on the DJ, but will have to pay for a policy costing you more than your allotted budget.
"Just like a warranty, better safe than sorry, what is this type of service worth to you?"
Familiarity: Does the DJ know the venue, know the routine of how they do things, the acoustics? All weddings have a tight agenda and must be coordinated and communicated with the caterer in charge. So any delays or miscues can cause missed pictures or video, overcooked food, poor communication with other vendors, acoustics of the room (proper sound system with upper full range and lower subs for a beautiful sound) etc..
"We recommend to ask your venue about who may be the best DJ for your needs, get references or look on-line to see your DJ's reviews from other brides."
Quality: I know most of our customers don't ask about what type of DJ equipment is used or even if the DJ has knowledge of the wedding industry and traditions, but they should and here's why. A DJ is performing around 4 to 6 hours continuous throughout the night with really no breaks, so if he is a bad DJ or has a bad audio system with mics cutting out, speaker distortion, sound not properly set-up for that room "you may have a very long night". "According to "theknot.com" and other wedding review sites, over 75% of brides are unhappy with their entertainment choice and wish they could do it all over again."
Contracts, forms, music choices, ceremony music, etc.:
Make sure you contract a DJ that will put in writing the details such as; price, times, dates, extra equipment needed, overtime rates, extra fees, etc.. Does your DJ have the proper forms, music lists, tools, a website, an office or office staff with knowledge to help you plan your perfect day? We do! We will break your wedding reception into a wedding program with exact times for each event, all to assure you a smooth running affair with no worries.
"Before booking a DJ, ask the DJ to send you their forms, music lists, etc., if he has none, then he is not a DJ who does weddings."
Budgets: I know weddings can be expensive, so why would a bride have an beautiful wedding and spend $10,000 to $50,000 on their big day and hire the $500 entertainer that could be a total embarrassment to you and your guests. Not to take away from all the other things that go into a wedding, but I always, constantly hear, "we had a great time at your reception, we danced all night, the food was great, congratulations:)
" Let's face it, at the end the day, we really only have the memories, so make your choice the right one".
Price: What would it cost to do it yourself? Depending on where your are having your reception and wanting guests to dance for a good time by all, here is the breakdown.
Rental of equipment with a possibility of delivery and set-up, about $300-$500. Hire an MC for announcements, about $300-$500. Hire a music expert with DJ skills of mixing and music knowledge, about $500. Liability Insurance is almost required by all venues today, your cost, about $200-$300. Your total expense can range from $1,250 to $2,000, not including customer service, cost of music, lighting, extra equipment for ceremonies, separate rooms and back-up equipment. A lot to consider when getting cousin Vinnie versus a true professional.
"You know the cliche', "buyer beware, you always get what you pay for", so if they seem to be too good to be true, they probably are:)"
Time Invested: We hear that some vendors do not do this full time and are tough to reach. We have 2 locations, multiple e-mail's and fax, text messaging and a 24 hour answering service for your convenience to always have a way to contact us. Plus we have an office staff fielding calls and appointments 40 hours per week. The time invested with a DJ is about 10+ hours, it is the initial consultation with many calls throughout the year to discuss the agenda of your wedding, our load ins, set-up, breakdowns, load outs, travel time and of course the time entertaining at your wedding, not to mention the investment of equipment and music.
"We all have heard, "time is money" and every professional will charge for that, but your wedding is an event in your life that you will always remember, so make it a memorable one" :)
Now relax and have a good time on your special day, worry free:)
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Written by Bob Palio, 12/01/2014, East Coast DJ's
Believe it or not, a Groom wrote this. We don't want people breaking up now, but some questions are fun, debatable and overall, make a good read:)
Don’t You Get Married Until You Read This! The Book of Questions for Couples
by Corey Donaldson
1. If we eliminated physical attraction from our relationship, what would be left?
2. What is the best way for me to show that I love you?
3. If I put on weight, will it affect our sexual relationship? How?
4. Is it important for you to know that I'm a virgin?
5. Why or why not?
6. What do I do that causes you to question my love?
7. What turns you off sexually?
8. How would our relationship be affected if for medical reasons we could not have children?
9. Do you think being in love means: (1) Never having to say you're sorry, (2) Always having to say you're sorry, (3) Knowing when to say you're sorry, or (4) Being the first to say I'm sorry?
10. Which childhood experiences influence your behavior and attitude the most?
11. Could any feelings of affection and romance be revived if you met a previous boyfriend/girlfriend even though you feel strongly committed to me?
12. Is there anything in your past I should be aware of?
13. What did you dislike the most about your previous partners?
14. If your past boyfriends/girlfriends listed your most negative characteristics, what would they be?
15. Do you keep letters and memorabilia from past relationships? Why or why not?
16. Are you comfortable continuing this relationship if there are things in my past that I am not willing to share with you?
17. Have you ever been involved in any criminal activities? What were they?
18. Did your mother or father abuse each other or you in any way- sexually, emotionally, or physically?
19. Have you ever been able to overcome a bad habit? What was it?
20. Have you ever been violent in past relationships?
21. Have there been times when you were uncomfortable with the way I behaved with the opposite sex?
22. If so, when and what did I do?
23. What do I do now or what could I do in the future that would make you mistrust me?
24. Would you be comfortable transferring all your money into my bank account?
25. Who comes first, your spouse or your children?
26. Is trust automatic until something occurs that takes it away, or does it evolve over time?
27. Do you trust me with money?
28. Is it permissible for us to open each other's mail?
29. How are we different?
30. Could this be a source of future conflict?
31. Do our differences complement each other?
32. Do you anticipate maintaining your single lifestyle after we are married? That is, will you spend just as much time with your friends, family and work colleagues? Why or why not?
33. How did your family resolve conflicts when you were growing up?
34. Do you approve or disapprove of that method?
35. what will you change or not change to resolve conflicts in your future family?
36. Is there anything about marriage that frightens you?
37. Would you prefer to live in the city, the country, or by the beach? Why?
38. If I wanted to move away from our families for work, would you support me?
39. How would it affect you if I travel on my own frequently to (1) visit family, (2) earn income, (3) pursue a hobby, or (4) deal with stress?
40. Suppose we are experiencing trouble in our marriage. In what order will you seek help from the following to resolve our conflicts: (1) divorce lawyer, (2) your parents, (3) a brother or sister (4) a marriage counselor, (5) me, (6) a church leader? Why?
41. How will you support my hobbies?
42. How do you feel about having our parents come to live with us if the need arises?
43. Is there anything you would regret not being able to do or accomplish if you married me?
44. How will we schedule holidays with our families?
45. If we are unable to have children, should we adopt?
46. Do you anticipate raising our children (1) the same way you were raised (2) completely differently from the way you were raised (3) a mixture of both?
47. How long would you like to wait before having children?
48. Other than formal schooling, what types of education will our children get and how will they receive them?
49. When we have children, who will change the diapers, heat the bottles, prepare the meals, do the housework, bathe the child, get up in the middle of the night when a child is crying, take the child to the doctor, buy clothing, and dress the child?
50. What types of discipline would you implement to correct a child's or a teenager's behavior?
51. Were these practices you experiences or are they new ones you have developed on your own?
52. If I had bad breath or body odor or wear dirty clothes, will you tell me?
53. Should I tell you? Why or why not?
54. How should we do it?
55. What is nagging to you?
56. Do I nag?
57. How does it make you feel?
58. DO you approve without reservation of the way I dress?
59. What does my family do that annoys you?
60. Would it bother you if I made body noises all the time, like passing gas or burping?
61. Is there anything you do in your line of work that I would disapprove of or that would hurt me?
62. Do you believe that you should stick with a marriage if you are unhappy all the time?
63. When do you need space away from me?
64. Whenever we have difficult feelings about each other, should we (1) remain silent, (2) say something as soon as the difficult feelings arise, (3) wait a certain amount of time before raising the issue, or (4) do something else?
65. If so, what?
66. If you always say you are going to do something but never do it, what is the most effective way to bring this problem to your attention?
67. What did you admire about the way your mother and father treated each other?
68. What is the best way for me to communicate difficult feelings about you so that you are not offended?
69. Who should know bout the arguments we have?
70. What makes you not want to talk to me?
71. Do you feel you could communicate with me under any circumstance and about any subject?
72. What justifies going into debt?
73. What are all your current personal debts?
74. Do you feel stress when facing financial problems?
75. How do you deal with that stress?
76. How often do you use credit cards, and what do you buy with them?
77. How should we prepare for a financial emergency?
78. Do you feel that lack of money is a good reason not to have children?
79. When our child is born, will he or she go to daycare or will one of us stay home to take care of the child? Who will it be?
80. Will we have a budget?
81. Who will pay the bills?
82. How do you feel about helping me pay my debts?
83. What are your feelings about saving money?
84. Do you prefer separate bank accounts or assets in different names? Why?
85. How would you rank all the priorities in your life: work, school, family, spouse, friends, hobbies, and church? Does your ranking reflect the amount of time you spend on each?
86. Are you closer to your mother or father? Why?
87. Do you prefer a set daily work schedule or flexible work activities and timetables?
88. What do you fear?
89. What influence, if any, do you believe my family should have on our relationship?
90. Do you believe that our parents should know our financial condition, whether good or bad, just because they want to? How far should this go?
91. What are your views on pornography?
92. How would you react if our son or daughter told us they were gay?
93. Do you harbor any racial prejudice?
94. How do you feel about having guns in our home?
95. Is there anyone close to you who feels we should not get married? Why?
96. What health problems do you have?
97. Have you ever had any psychological problems?
98 When you are in a bad mood, how should I deal with it?
99. Do you like pets? Should we get one?
100. What pet should we get and who will take care of it?
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