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Fun Unity Candle Alternatives

Wedding Unity Painting

The Unity Candle is a tradition we see at a lot of the wedding ceremonies we perform. Basically the way it works is that a representative (usually one or both parents) bring a lit candle together to a non-lit candle. Together, they light the new candle and once lit, blow […]

10 Brother Sister Dance Songs

Brother Sister Dance Wedding Songs

The brother sister dance is an alternative to the father-bride dance or the mother-son dance when a parent has passed away or no longer a part of their child’s life. Rather than forgo a dance altogether, a bride or groom can dance with a brother or sister. What’s great about […]

8 Surprising Origins of Modern Wedding Traditions

8 Surprising Origins of Modern Wedding Traditions

I once DJed a wedding where the officiant told guests during the wedding ceremony that the unity candle, “comes from popular TV show Survivor.” It was the perfect moment when I could tell who in the crowd was paying attention, because many smiles turned into puzzled faces. This officiant said some […]

What is the Generations Dance?

Wedding Generations Dance

Wedding receptions are a time for celebration. You’re likely to have guests at your reception who are married couples, old and young. The Generations Dance is a fun way to celebrate their continued commitment to each other as they support you in your new adventure known as married life. Here’s […]

Sample Wedding Ceremony and Reception Timeline

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Timeline

Wedding receptions come in many shapes and sizes – and that’s awesome! Sometimes trends emerge because they work very well across different receptions. However, you’re preparing for your big day, not anyone else’s, so you get to do things your way! You’re not alone in this quest, though. We can […]

How to Choose Your First Dance Song

Wedding First Dance

You and your future spouse have probably shared many dances during your relationship, but when you arrive at your wedding reception, you’ll dance together for the first time ever as a married couple. Your First Dance will be one of the most memorable parts of your wedding reception. The song […]

16 Pop Punk First Dance Wedding Songs

Pop Punk First Dance Wedding Songs

A client who loves pop-punk recently asked about some personalized ideas for pop punk first dance wedding songs. We love a good pop punk song and they bring back some fond, fond memories. The trick when developing this list was to find songs that not only could make for a […]

Songs for Your Wedding Do Not Play List

Wedding Do Not Play List

In my opinion, the wedding Do Not Play list is even more important than the Must Play list. What I always tell my clients is to think of the people they’ve invited to their wedding reception and all of the songs they may request of the DJ. Assume they’ll request — one […]