Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding First Dance Suggestions

When you are looking for wedding first dance suggestions for your big day you should consider songs that have a special meaning for you as a couple.

If you have a live band your choice may be limited by the songs that the band can perform, but most bands will play a CD if you have a song that you really want that they cannot play. Some bands will even add a new song to their repertoire if you give them advance notice.

For your wedding first dance the possibilities are limited only by your own feelings. There are millions of love songs for it is just a question of choosing one that you like and you can dance to.

Here are 30 popular wedding first dance suggestions:
  • All The Way - Fran Sinatra
  • Always - Atlantic Star
  • Always on My Mind - Elvis
  • Amazed - Lone Star
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Can't Take My Eyes off of you - Andy Williams
  • Crazy for You - Madonna
  • Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
  • Everlasting Love - Jamie Cullum
  • Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
  • I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
  • Islands in the Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • I've Had the Time of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • Love is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
  • More than Words - Extreme
  • Move Closer - Phylis Nelson
  • My Girl - Temptations
  • My Heart will Go On - Celine Dion
  • Perfect - Fairground Attraction
  • Perfect Day - Lou Reed
  • So Amazing - Luther Vandross
  • Song Bird - Eva Cassidy
  • Suddenly - Billy Ocean
  • Thankyou - Dido
  • Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
  • When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You're Beautiful - James Blunt


If you are stuck for ideas, go through your CD collection, your friends' CD collections, or have a browse on iTunes and listen to their short sample clips.

Choose a song that you both love, and that says something about your feelings for each other. It does not matter what anybody else thinks. It is the bride and groom who are most important when it comes to choosing a wedding first dance song.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

What does a Wedding Planner do?

What does a Wedding Planner do?

Essentially a wedding planner plans all of the details for a couple's wedding and they take the majority of the work and worry away from the bride and the groom.

Planning a wedding is no small feat especially if you have a large number of guests so hiring a wedding planner can make the difference between a perfect wedding and a wedding with lots of hickups or perhaps even bigger problems.

Wedding planners have a lot of experience in choosing a venue for the event, hiring entertainment, sorting out the catering, helping to choose the flowers, decorations, invitations and dress and much more.

When you are choosing a wedding planner it is very important that you choose someone who has a personality that reflects your own. This is a long process and you will be working closely together for several months. Having a personality conflict in the mix doesn't work. You want someone who is easy to get along with and very competent.

During your initial meeting with the wedding planner it's important to get a game plan in motion fairly quickly. This means sitting down and outlining your expectations for the wedding. They will want to know every detail including the colour scheme you have in mind, how many people you’d like to invite, what sort of theme (if any) you would like to have, where you'd most like the event to take place, what sort of food you want and more.

When you have a wedding planner working for you it's important to keep the lines of communication open. You will be talking to each other a lot - potentially everyday. If a problem does develop you need to address it immediately and the wedding planner will tend to it for you. It is important to remember that the wedding planner is working for you.

Hopefully this will help to answer your question of what does a wedding planner do and let you decide whether or not you want to hire someone to help you plan your day or take care of all the details.