This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Reception Advice posts.
Dancing! Eating! Decorating! Stuff like that!
The first dance is something I'm particularly excited about, but here is the issue — the groom only knows how to waltz in 3/4 time. So here's the deal… I'd like to know your favorite modern songs in 3/4 time, ie, Waltzin' Songs. My groom and I would like something sweet and peppy, and not too "classic." Got any ideas?
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?
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…