Playlists, requests, and backup plans: What to ask your wedding DJ

We've worked with lots of great DJs in our time, and finding the right one for you can be a really specific task. They've got to get you, your style, and be experienced enough to work on the fly when things aren't going well. It's not an easy job, but a great DJ can make your party with excellent tunes, good MCing, and not getting in the way of the festivities. Here are some questions we think you might want to ask your potential wedding DJs to see if they mesh with you.


Offbeat-themed I-Spy scavenger hunt reception game (a free wedding printable!)

If you're looking for ways to keep kids occupied at your reception, an I-Spy scavenger hunt reception game is a great idea, right? But if you're rocking an offbeat wedding, maybe you'd rather have say, "Converse" or "piercings" as your items to hunt instead of "something blue" or "champagne glasses." These items may not all be at your wedding, but a fair few may and someone will be the winner. Download the PDF, print out some copies, and include it in your arsenal of kid-friendly activities at your reception.


Secrets from a dance teacher: 6 things you need to know about wedding dance lessons

Many, many (but not all) weddings feature dancing in some fashion. There's the first dance, the parent and child dance, and then there's the reception. That's a lot of dancing! If there's going to be dancing at your wedding, it's a lot more fun if you have some idea of what you're doing. As someone who has professionally taught wedding couples how to dance, as well as gone through my own engagement process (and learning to dance with my fiancé), here are some tips for learning how to dance.