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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It’s Your 1st Dance as Wife and Husband – Make it Special

Filed under: First Dance,Wedding Video — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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One of the first steps of choosing a first dance tune is to try to find a song that matches the way that you feel about each other or relates to a past moment in your lives together. If you don’t already have a song in mind, ask your dance instructor or reception DJ for suggestions. Try to limit the dance to about 2 minutes – any longer will seem like an eternity. Before anything else you need to choose “your song.”

first danceThere is no right or wrong answer to what you choose. Whatever your taste, there is a song that will perfectly reflect you as a couple. Do you have a special song? If not, start by listening to music. Look for something special.

The first dance is expected. It’s traditional. You have to dance. If you want your first dance to be different, consider not choosing “At Last” by Etta James. While it’s a beautiful song with wonderful words it’s the all-time most played wedding first dance song ever. Choose an unexpected or different song to surprise your guests.

Before you make your final choice of first dance song, be sure to listen to, and preferably also read, the words of the song. It’s amazing how many romantic-sounding songs turn out to be less appropriate than you might think.

Learning to dance is an essential part of Wedding Day planning. Don’t think of it as just another box on your bridal checklist. You and your dance moves will be on display with all eyes on you. How long has it been since you danced together? If you are an excellent dancer… is your partner? A way to make your first dance an unforgettable part of the most important day of your life is to practice dancing together. This is not “Dancing With the Stars!” It’s just you two. Time to talk about the first dance. Test your moves at home first. Have a glass of wine, turn on the stereo, and boogie!

So what’s the secret to the perfect First Dance? Partnership. It takes two to tango and you have to be able to move together as a unified body. Having a unique first dance does not mean you have to perform a never before seen masterpiece. Due to the significance of this dance, couples are increasingly going that extra mile to make it unique and special. If you are worried that you’re not such a great dancer, sign up for a few dance lessons at your local dance studio.

A fun option might be to have your dance instructor come to your wedding and give all your guests a few lessons. You can start the evening with a group lesson and when you are warmed up and the ice is broken, clear the floor and start your first dance. YouTube.com has numerous instructional videos teaching beginners how to dance. Remember, not only will you have a first dance, you will also be involved in the father-daugher dance and many others.

Thanks to the popularity of YouTube videos featuring surprising twists on the traditional first dance, many couples now start out with a slow, traditional first dance song and then switch it up in the middle by changing to a fast, paced dance song. Watch the video.

Surprise your parents. After the first dance is over, have the disc jockey or band play the song your parents danced to at their wedding and let them dance alone.

When a couple decides to get married and are planning the wedding, rarely will the choice of the first dance be top of their priorities when it comes to decisions that they have to make. I hope you will change that. Surprise and delight your family and friends with a fabulous first dance worthy of your special day!

BONUS Article: Put on Your Dancing Shoes!
How To Make Your First Dance One To Remember
Interesting Choices for First Dance Songs

Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Website. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 470 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Faux Pas or Trés Chic: “Male of Honor”?

Picture this…

Your moment has arrived; the man of your dreams has just proposed; you’re overcome with glee and in your mind you’re already picking out your bridal party. Of course your best friend is a forerunner for maid of honor;however, it’s never been more blaringly obvious to you now that your “BFF” isn’t a female.

In a world where gender roles are consistently changing, the issue of where your male friends fit into your wedding party should no longer be a pressing one. As a matter of fact, we would consider it trés chic to have a “male of honor” instead of a maid of honor. You’re already flooded with details like seating arrangements and which one of your bridesmaids hates having her arms out, so here are a few tips on how to tastefully include your best male friend in your wedding day without totally stressing you out. After all, it’s your day and it should be as stress-free as possible!

• Did we mention? It’s your day! It’s about what you want and who you want to be a part of your special day. Things shouldn’t come to a screeching halt just because your “BFF” happens to be male or because you want your older brother you’ve always admired to stand next to you when you take one of the most memorable steps in your life.

• Stick to gender-neutral titles. Instead of “bridesmaids” try “attendees” or “persons in waiting”. However, if your friend and your groom are comfortable with the title “man of honor” then by all means – go for it!

• Include your male friend in bridesmaids activities. If your guy pal won’t squirm when lingerie gifts are passed around and cosmos are served up in hot pink martini glasses – then more power to him! You should mention to him certain obligations are expected of him during wedding time but you don’t mind if he bails out of a few of the more “girly” outings/events.

• Never fear the awkward dance of the bridal party down the aisle! Your “male of honor” doesn’t have to walk down the aisle with another male from the groom’s party; he can escort another female attendee down the aisle if the numbers are uneven. Perhaps he can escort the bride’s mother down the aisle. If all else fails, he can simply have the spotlight and walk alone.

• Forget the sarcastic remarks being made about your buff “bestie” in a cocktail gown. Your male friend can wear a suit and still be photographed with the bridal party without spoiling the color scheme. His tie or shirt can match the colors of the bridesmaids dress or he can wear a boutonniere with the same arrangement as the bouquets of the other bridesmaids to keep the color palette flowing.

• Gifts for the modernized bridal party should be simple enough, instead of that darling Tiffany bracelet with the cute butterfly charm, opt for a bottle of his favorite brandy or a pair of sterling cufflinks (if he’s not the drinking type). Either way you know your friend the best, picking a gift for him should be the more relaxing side of choosing a male attendant.

• If all else fails and you want to make it very easy on yourself and your male friend, simply ask your groom if he can join the other groomsmen standing on his side and participating in groomsmen activities. That way your male friend can still be involved in every aspect of your special day without all the rearranging or raised eyebrows.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Some Wedding Stuff to Think About

Filed under: Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 8:30 am

WeddingAdvicebyWeddingMoonsThere are four tips I give brides, grooms and their wedding party at the rehearsal:

1. Don’t lock your knees. If you have ever watch the TV shows that show groomsmen or the groom passing out, locking your knees is most likely the reason. When you are nervous (and sometimes that happens at weddings) your heart beats faster. When you lock your knees it slows down the circulation of blood to your brain which can cause you to be light-headed or to pass out.

2. Remember to breathe. I know, we all breathe. That’s what keeps us alive. When you are nervous or become emotional, pause, and breathe this way: In through your nose and out through your mouth. When you breathe this way, you have to think about something different than what you are nervous or emotional about. This short-circuits your brain and has a tendency to calm you down.

3. Have something to eat before the ceremony begins. Eat a good breakfast. Take care of yourself. Crackers, cheese and a Pepsi are better than nothing. Put something in your tummy.

4. Don’t worry about getting anything wrong. Why! Because the guest have no idea about what we are going to do. The key is, if you make a mistake, don’t call attention to it and hardly anyone will notice.

A few more things to think about:

• If possible, plan your rehearsal two days before the wedding, not the night before. This gives you a day of rest the day before the wedding – time to recover from the party the night before or to get your hair done. The last thing you need is for the bridal party to show up at the wedding with hangovers. 😉 Take some time for yourself the night before – have a massage, have a special dinner “delivered” to you, get a spa treatment, a manicure and pedicure. Really pamper yourself.

• If you must have a drink before the ceremony, limit it to one. Encourage the best man and the maid of honor to avoid social lubricant before they give the toast. Read: “Rambling Ron, Rita and the “Toasted” Toaster.”

• Lower your expectations. Weddings are NEVER perfect. Things don’t always go as planned. Don’t let the little glitches throw you off. In spite a few blunders, grin and bear it. Sometimes those moments make the wedding day memorable.

• Plan to have a “First Look” before the wedding. Next, take a lot of the photos before the wedding. You can still take a few photos after the wedding, however, more brides and grooms are planning to attend at least part of cocktail hour to visit with their friends. You can still have your grand entrance and still soak in the experience of your wedding. Most brides and grooms tell me that the day does by so fast that they don’t even remember some of it. Slow down. Plan to enjoy your wedding day!

Marriage-Knock-knock2• Hire a wedding consultant. The last thing you want to be doing on your wedding day is worrying if all the details will come together and run smoothly. Planning your wedding should be a celebration unto itself, not a mad rush. And that’s the real value that a wedding planner brings, not just the savings that they pass on to you from their professional relationships. Be a guest at your own wedding. Let go of control. Leave the details up to the wedding consultant. It’s a lot more fun that way, and you can both really be in the moment and enjoy the hours with each other and your family and friends.

• Remember to bring a Wedding Day Emergency Kit. It should contain all the essentials to combat any wedding snafu.

• Don’t plan to leave on your honeymoon immediately. The wedding and reception may cause extreme exhaustion. It’s a big day. The honeymoon is very special so give yourself a couple of days (or more) to rest. Open gifts, write “thank you” notes, sleep late, rest and just be together. When you are fully rested, go for it! Don’t worry about not being able to take a big fancy honeymoon. You have the rest of your lives to make money and take big, wonderful, fabulous vacations. But you only get “one” wedding. Do it well and be happy.

• Take time to enjoy the meal at your reception. You will be served first. There will be plenty of time to visit with family and friends after dinner. Consider going to each table together to visit with family and friends. I say, together, because guests will often want a photo of the two of you.

• Don’t be a control freak about photos at the wedding. Plan in advance to give the photographer a list of everyone you would like special photos with. Then, let him/her do their job. If you have hired a professional photographer (and not a family friend), they know the wedding business and know which shots will look best in your wedding photo book.

• Don’t forget each other. On your wedding day, remember the love you have for your partner. For every hour you spend planning the wedding, spend another hour working on your relationship. If you have any issues before the wedding, hire a relationship coach and get them settled BEFORE you tie the knot. It might be a good idea to learn from someone who can tell you what to expect after you get married. You cannot know how you will grow and change or how they will grow and change once you are together.

• Immediately following the ceremony, disappear for at least 5 minutes to enjoy the moment with each other.

• Most important – Have FUN! It’s your wedding! Laugh. Enjoy. When it comes to your wedding day, it’s time to let go. All the planning is over. Today is the day to have fun and enjoy all the work that’s been put into making your day the most special day of your life!

Copyright © 2012 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Website. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 470 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tradition Behind the Bride’s Train

Filed under: Bride's Train,Wedding Dress — Larry James @ 8:30 am
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train2The length of your wedding dress train is a tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Back then, brides’ trains were a sign of her position in society. The longer the train, the more prominence she held with the ruling family. That’s why Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sported a much longer train.

Wedding dress trains are the portion of the gown’s skirt that extends behind the dress, trailing along the ground behind the wearer. The train is not a necessary part of your dress. The formality of your wedding should influence your decision to have a train more than any other factor. Typically, a gown’s train length varies, based on how formal your wedding is, and may also vary based on the silhouette of the dress. Typically, wedding dresses with long trains are categorized as being formal wedding dresses, whereas wedding dresses with short trains, or no train at all, are categorized as informal wedding dresses.

An important attribute of a wedding dress is the train – or not, depending upon the bride’s personal preference. It is only one more fancy formal fashion detail you can choose to wear or not. The train helps to further differentiate your wedding gown from the bridesmaids’ dresses. Trains make a dramatic accent to your dress, especially when you can take portraits with it swirled around you on the floor. Most brides don’t know that there are actually many kinds of trains. Here is an example of four. There are many more.

TrainThroughout much of the twentieth century, many brides chose to forego the bridal train, choosing gowns that reflected current fashion trends. Today, however, brides are free to wear whatever dress suits them on their special day.

Part of the Maid or Matron of Honor’s responsibility is to bustle the Bride’s train before the reception. A bustle is the best method for this, because it leaves the bride’s hands free for greeting people and dancing at the reception. Bustling a dress originated the 1800’s, when ladies wore heavy gowns that needed to be supported off the floor. The bustle is held up by a series of hooks and eyes that are discreetly hidden in the folds of the material.

Bridal train sets world record in Romania. A Bucharest fashion house has set a Guinness World Record for the longest bridal train in history, beating the previous record held by a Dutch designer. It took ten seamstresses 100 days to create the nearly two-mile-long ivory train, which billowed high above a main boulevard in Romania’s capital on Tuesday as the bridal dress was displayed from a hot-air balloon. The creation was worn by 17-year-old model Ema Dumitrescu to promote this year’s Wedding Fair in Bucharest. In 2009, a Chinese bride famously got married in a 1.4 mile-long wedding dress that took more than 200 guests over three hours to unroll. The previous record for the world’s longest train stood at 2,488 metres.

For more photos of the longest bridal train, click here!

BONUS Articles: Wedding Trains, Guide to Style, Type, and Length
How to Pin a Wedding Dress Train

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mix Up Your Bridal Party!

If you like to be the one to get the attention of your wedding guests by being a little non-traditional, this tip is for you. These days pretty much anything is acceptable.

Brides, who says your maid of honor must be a “maid” or “matron?” If your best pal happens to be a guy, have a “man of honor.” Same goes for the best man; there’s no reason why there can’t be a “best woman.” Bride’s men and Groom’s maids!

best_man_woman t-shirtTypically the bridesmaids stand to the right of the wedding officiant and the groomsmen stand on the left, facing the guests. To further mix things up, how about having every other person be a man, woman, man, women, etc. When the master of ceremonies announces the bridal party, he/she could say something like this: Here is the Maid of honor, “Sally,” being escorted, not by the best man, but the “best woman”, Bills childhood friend, Ms. Candy Smith.” She can also be referred to as “Best Friend of Honor to the groom.”

You could use gender-neutral terms. Bridesmaids and groomsmen become “attendants” and the best man and maid/matron of honor are the “honor attendants.”

You could have all men or all women in the bridal party. You could call them bridesmen and and specify a man of honor. There is no reason you can’t have a best woman too. I had a wedding several years ago where the bride had a guy on her side and the groom had a girl on his side. You could call the man a bridesman, not a bridesmaid.

boygirlboygirlHmmm. What should they wear? If a guy is a bridesmen, to differentiate between him and the groomsmen, you could try to match him to both the bride and bridesmaids – cream/white pants and a blue satin shirt. Bride’s men often wear the same suit as the groomsmen but with a different buttonhole flower and slightly different color tie.

Others say he should match the other groomsmen, and stand with them – not the bridesmaids. Perhaps the person standing beside the bride as she gets married should be the person she’s closest too, not necessarily the female she’s closest too. It may partly depend on how formal the wedding is. I say it’s a matter of personal choice.

But what will the guests say? Weddings are becoming less “traditional” and more and more on the “creative” side. The guests will be talking about how different your wedding was… they say that about my ceremonies already. Doesn’t bother me. 😉

There doesn’t have to be even numbers of boys on the boys side, and girls on the girls side. What if you have more bridesmaids than groomsmen? Simple. Arrange it so that they will all standing together, boy-girl-boy-girl-boy. People are choosing the people who matter and moving further from tradition to make things more interesting. Different is good!

Then there is the idea that the bride and the groom should be the center of attention at a wedding. It’s the bride and groom who will make the choice. It’s their wedding and they can do anything they want. By the way, the groomsmen and bridesmaid do not have to be partnered. And the bridesmaids can wear their favorite dress instead of the common all dress alike uniforms.

Choose to make your wedding unique to you. As long as it is special to you, that should be your only concern. There is no need to choose your bridal party because of other people’s feelings, just choose who you want, regardless of gender. Again, it’s a matter of personal choice.

BONUS Articles: Groomsmen: How to be as Suave as James Bond at the Wedding
Who (of the bridal party) Walks Down the Aisle First?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wedding Day (At the office? Turn the volume down!)

Filed under: Wedding Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

If you at your office, please remember to turn the volume down.

I love the Bee Gees. You may want to use this song at your wedding. The lyrics are listed below.

This video was recorded Live by Request on April 17, 2001 at Manhattan Center.

“Wedding Day”

We both acknowledge what we came here for
We take each other and walk through the open door
From the first time that I saw you
To the way you look tonight
I was shaken by your spirit
I was blinded by your light

And the world that I used to see is gone without a trace
Replaced by your eyes and the smile upon your face
And I will not turn away
‘Cause you might disappear
I was haunted by your heart
And I felt that you were here

And funny when the time is right
When lightning strikes
You’re not alone
Baby, I will pray for you my whole life through
This day

We’ll be together
Husband and wife
Now and forever
The rest of our lives
Well, take me to Heaven
Take me tonight
There is nothing words can say
On this our wedding day

Oh, now is the hour, now is the sowing of the seed
I will take tomorrow
I will lay it at your feet
And the two of us escape from the sadness of the world
From the thunder and the darkness
From the hunger and the hurt

You know I will remember well the mission bell
That rings your name
And baby there could never be
A memory like you

We’ll be together
Husband and wife
Now and forever
Lovers for life
Well, take me to Heaven
Take me tonight
There is nothing words can say
On this our wedding day

This is my pledge to you
I will follow through to the end
And we will find another plane
We’ll be home again
And tonight I’m going to find true love, true love

We’ll be together
Husband and wife
Now and forever
Lovers for life
Well, take me to Heaven
Take me tonight
There is nothing words can say
On this our wedding day
This our wedding day

Copyright © 2012 – The Bee Gees.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How Old is “Too Old” to Get Married?

Filed under: Marriage Tips! — Larry James @ 7:00 am

You’re never too old to find true love. Reaching 60 or even 70 doesn’t mean we lose the twinkle in our eye. 😉

marriedcoupleHave you ever wondered how old is too old to fall in love? I just ran across the amazing story of the world’s oldest newlyweds… he’s 100 and she’s 93! As newlyweds, we all feel lucky that we met the love of our life, and this couple is a great reminder that age isn’t a limit on love.

This couple is also a great example of what a wedding should be about… LOVE. I’m going to guess that this particular bride wasn’t obsessed with the very latest bridal fashion and makeup or how bikini ready her body was. She was just happy to marry the man of her dreams on his 100th birthday. While you should look and feel fabulous on your big day, don’t let concern over the superficial overshadow your love story.

cartoonOnce you meet someone that you are interested in then you can be as serious or otherwise as you like. Do not feel that this has to end in marriage or that sex even has to be involved – at this age you make the rules and if you set clear guidelines at the start then you can enjoy a relationship that will give you both what you need without getting too complicated. If you are older and don’t think you’re going to find love, then you probably won’t. That’s why it’s imperative that you keep a positive attitude.

Most later-life single status is down to separation or bereavement, and the sentiments surrounding each are very different. There are hundreds of single older people who would just love to have a companion.

Washington Post columnist Abigail Trafford says: “It’s wonderful to realize that you’re never too old to fall in love, but wise to remember that you’re never too old to fall apart in love.” Trafford spent a year at the Stanford Center on Longevity at Stanford University interviewing couples over age 50 about their personal love stories. She published those stories in a book released this month called, As Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages, Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples, and Other Romantic Adventures in an Age of Longevity.

Do you know any older couples that recently got married or would you consider a marriage in your 70s or beyond? Please leave a comment… I would love to hear your thoughts.

Update: Just saw on Channel 15, Phoenix that a couple just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary! What an inspiration.

Partial Article Source: http://www.MissNowMrs.com

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