Choosing The Mother/Son, Father/Daughter Dance

by Azure

Special to OneWed from DJ Scott Keough Okay, so you already have your first dance song chosen for your wedding. You may have the Father-Daughter song narrowed down to about 12 songs, and you have no clue about the Groom-Mom song. Am I close? Well, you are not alone. That is the average response I get when talking to my brides and grooms about the daunting task of choosing the perfect songs for the parent's dances. Here are 5 ways to think about this important choice: 1. How...

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Father of the Bride, Is He Feeling Left Out?

by Azure

Whenever people asked my father how he felt about me, his youngest daughter, getting married he would say “Well, you know, the marriage industry is about disenfranchising men.” Now, perhaps I should explain that in addition to being a grump, my father is also an anthropology professor, so yes, he really does talk like that. Over the years, I’ve gotten pretty good at ignoring my father’s pronouncements, but I actually think he was trying to say something here, he felt left out....

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Father of the Bride

by Azure

I love my dad, but I hate trying to come up with gifts for him. There are only so many books, gadgets, and t-shirts I can buy him over the years. Every year, I desperately look for themes to try and inspire me. You though, you’re lucky, you have your theme, your wedding. How does your wedding tie in to your father’s day gift? Well, here are some ideas: 1) A photo album of pictures of the two of you, or just one nice one framed (this may be difficult if your dad is the family...

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Father’s Day Quiz (and a little giveaway)

by Azure

Last month, we got a lot of laughs out of moms in pop culture. In movies, bad/scary moms can be sort of funny, but dads, well, not so much. So, instead of listing the worst dads or the best dads, we thought we’d test your knowledge of pop culture. See if you can match the four father/daughter pairs below. 1. Jon Voight 2. Ravi Shankar 3. Jawarhalal Nehru 4. King George VI A. Norah Jones B. Elizabeth Mountbatten C. Angelina Jolie D. Indira Ghandi Still reading? We have a...

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How to Survive Your Father Daughter Wedding Dance

by Azure

In movies, the father/daughter dance always looks so beautiful: There are flashbacks and fuzzy camera work, everyone cries tears of joy. In reality though, it can be stressful, even if you don’t have a “complicated” family relationship. The truth is, most of us don’t have a lot of practice dancing with our dads, and a lot of dads don’t like to dance. Here are some tips on how to survive your father/daughter dance. 1) Talk to your dad Find out how your dad feels about...

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The Best (and worst) Father Daughter Dance Songs

by Azure

WARNING: This post may cause unintentional sniffling. Happy Monday! Father’s Day is this weekend, and to celebrate we offer a week’s worth of posts honoring dad. Today, we give you a completely unscientific listing of what I have determined are the top ten father/daughter dance songs. I'm not saying all these songs are great, I'm just saying they're what a lot of people choose. 1) Sunrise/Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof) 2) Father and Daughter (Paul Simon) 3) Unforgettable...

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Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit! This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away...

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