Monthly Archives: December 2010

Entertainment Spotlight: Playlist Event Music

When Beth Tucker and Chris Long were married in 2004, they wanted someone who would simply play music they chose on professional equipment, but that service didn’t exist! Like many people, they chose to create a playlist and do their own music.  Of course, they didn’t simply run their MP3 player through a boom box….

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I Love My Tree Skirt: A case for repurposing your wedding gown

I love my tree skirt made byJust for You As Christmas approaches, I have the joy of decorating my tree. My tree skirt was made from the hem of my wedding gown. My Mother’s Gown When I got married, I wanted to wear my mother’s gown. Alas, that was not to be. I’m about 6″…

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Hokey Cha-Chicken Slide: Dance Party Music!

There are few things more controversial in the world of wedding receptions than the Chicken Dance and the Macarena! Other examples include the YMCA, Hokey Pokey, Cha-Cha Slide, Electric Slide, and Limbo Rock! (Click the links to see some videos!)Here’s one opinion: from  Wedding Receptions – The Do Not Play List by Nina Callaway, “Sure, DJs love these…

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Wedding Entertainment 101

Photo provided courtesy of Angelic Angles I wanted to write a quick “Wedding Entertainment 101” article. Unfortunately, even a “simple” list of entertainment options quickly became waaay too unwieldy for a little introduction article. After several attempts I realized that this sort of “intro has been done by others. Why reinvent the wheel? What I…

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Repost: Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s bride

If you’re wondering about financing your wedding, check out this lively debate over at Offbeat Bride, and be sure to read the comments!  The focus is on whether or not the brides parents should pay for the wedding, and all that it implies.. Offbeat Bride | The dowry tradition and how it relates to today’s brideBefore…

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Green Spotlight: Paolo Verde Consulting Services

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Paul Abramson “Green Paul” of Paolo Verde Consulting Services at a Dane Buy Local event.  Paul has a passion for working with event planners to reduce the waste footprint of their event!  He offers solutions for people who care enough to “walk the sustainability talk” every day.  He’s written this article on…

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Photographer Spotlight: Illuminata Photo

Flexible, Fun & Guaranteed!  That’s Tim Mulholland’s tag line for his business, Illuminata Photo. He’s one of the only people I know who state outright- If you’re not happy with his services, you’re under no obligation to pay.  Fortunately, he hasn’t had to make good on this promise yet!  I guess folks have been pretty happy…

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Repost: HEAD OVER HEELS: PRIORITIZING YOUR BUDGET

I love this article! Nicole Zenner is a friend and a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants.  She offers some great information about keeping within your budget, and also describes how wedding planners can help you stay within your budget!  I can add that I regularly plan weddings with budgets between $10,000 and $20,000,…

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