The Best Kind of Wedding Favors

by Azure

When the open bar is flowing, the band is crooning or the DJ's spinning, and the photo booth is snap, snap, snapping away, there's just one thing missing... Fun wedding favors that guests can bust out and let loose with at the reception! Because what compliments drinking, celebrating, dancing, and memory-making quite like kitschy chachkies?! Just think back to your old college days, and the madness that ensued when props or costumes were thrown into the mix... then scroll on to...

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Memorable Wedding Signs that Do the Talking For You

by Azure

Your wedding day will be a blur, filled with love, laughter, and romance. You'll want to savor every moment, something that may be easier said than done. One of the top regrets we hear from newlyweds is that, between making the rounds to thank guests at the reception, posing for family and group portraits, and fielding questions from vendors and pals, they didn't have the time to really enjoy their special day. Wondering how to avoid this situation? Signage, signage, signage!...

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How to Create the Perfect Wedding Toast, Have Someone Write it for You

by Azure

You love your maid-of-honor. She’s your best-friend, she’s been with you through grade school, summer camp, high school, and countless break-ups. You know she loves you and has hundreds of great things to say about you and your fiancé at the wedding, if only she were capable of writing a decent speech. Too bad speechwriters are only for politicians. Guess what? Now they aren’t. Oratory Laboratory takes the concept of speech writing and brings it to a level everyone can take...

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Wedding Music Gone Wrong

by Azure

Last week we ran a little piece with the worst Father/Daughter dance choices. Which got us thinking, what would be the worst music choices for weddings in general? It turns out the folks at NPR were one step ahead of us (hey, they’re very smart over there). Here are some of my favorites from their list: Send in the Clowns (as the bride walked down the aisle no less) You’ve Lost that Loving Feelin’ (first dance, no joke) The Lady is a Tramp (sung by the groom to the bride,...

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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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Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Wedding Caterer

by Azure

Getting ready to choose your caterer? We talked to some wedding reception catering veterans to get their very best advice. Check out our Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Caterer for a wedding reception that's as effortless as it is delicious.

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Add some zing to your wedding party table

by Azure

You may have a few Swarovski crystals glittering away on your gown or in your hair, but don't you want to spread the sparkle? These Swarovski crystal tea lights will have your head table glowing. ...And it's not like anybody would exactly complain if these also showed up at your engagement party or future soirées. They're a bit of an investment, but when does shine go out of style?

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Sitting pretty at your reception

by Azure

Your wedding reception will be a feast for the eyes, and of course a feast for the stomach... But your guests need to sit comfortably too! The Chameleon Chair Collection offers beauty and comfort. The chairs are stackable so they can be easily loaded in and out, and the clever design allows for you to easily customize them with a variety of fabrics. Not a bad way to make sure you feel elegant all over!

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Featured Wedding: Katie and Tim

by Azure

Featured wedding by Brian Drouin of Drouin Photography Katie was frantically hurrying to get ready for her big day as Tim shook from nervousness while he checked over his vows. It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon. The sun gleamed and the breeze rustled through the landscape. Then suddenly a calmness flowed over the scene as they stood together in front of their loved ones, expressing their appreciation and affection for one another. Afterward, I felt like documenting it all...

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Saving money on your reception menu

by Azure

Sure, your guests expect to eat at your reception, but they probably won’t be demanding Lobster Thermidore with a caviar chaser. If you remember to think in terms of satisfying your guests rather than impressing them and keep a sense of play in your planning, you can keep everyone happy without busting your budget. 1. Go loco. Locovore, that is. Choosing foods that are locally grown or raised and in season will cut your costs by a lot. Even better, your food will be fresher and...

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