I've seen the posts about first dance and father-daughter dance songs that aren't overdone and cheesy. But there's another tune or two that haven't been addressed yet… The overdone "party songs" that everyone knows, and that people (who may or may not be "too cool" for stuff, like myself) will always dance and sing along to. I hate them. So I'm on the hunt: What are some well-known, yet not-so-cheesy-and-"standard" songs that I can sub in for the usual wedding tunes?
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Unless you're going ring-less, your wedding rings are going to be something you wear for a very long time — it may be on your hand all day, every day. So shouldn't your ring get at least as much thought and care in shopping as your wedding outfits? I used to work at a jewelry store, and I could tell you some interesting stories. So, here are my tips for getting what you want, and at the best price.
I went to try on dresses. Me — in all my genderqueer/butch/transmasculine glory — in a traditional bridal salon, trying on wedding gowns. I found "The Dress." But I didn't buy The Dress. I'm not going to wear The Dress or any other dress. That's not the point.
Imagine getting your wedding photos back and having them… well… suck. Blurry shots, bad lighting, cheesy poses. What happened to the gorgeous shots you saw in your photographer’s portfolio? Welcome to the scary new trend in wedding photography: Fraudtography. Here’s how it works, and what you can do about it…
In my more than seven years of publishing a wedding website (and then four years of running a parenting website) one of the things that came up time and time again the concept of a "gift grab." Maybe this logic used to make a little more sense during a time when most couples A) weren't paying for their own weddings or B) weren't living together before getting married. But back here in 2014, round these parts? 43% of us are paying for our own weddings. Why in the world would we spend money on a wedding (or even just a reception) just to get gifts?!
Once our reception got into full swing, we whipped out what we call "The Shenanigans Box." The shenanigans box is a staple among our big family of friends. Whenever we throw parties or go out to karaoke bars, etc., we bring a giant box of silly adornments — blow-up toys, silly hats, funny glasses, and glow sticks. It makes ALL of our photos look ridiculous in the best way. I employed a few strategies for a successful shenanigans box…
If you're like me, then you may be feeling anxious and insecure about making weird or risky wedding decisions. To help you gain perspective, here are the top six wedding risks that I worried about. Not to spoil the outcome but… ALL of these decisions turned out to be rewarding, and contributed to the success of our celebration…
You love your tattoos, your partner loves your tattoos, but your family isn't always so approving.