Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Royal Wedding | North Carolina Wedding Planner

A year after their royal wedding, we're examining the cost of Prince William & Kate Middleton's wedding compared to the average wedding with this awesome infographic from Infographics Online.

Royal Wedding 2011 Prince William Kate Middleton Costs vs. Average Wedding Costs
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Wedding Music: First Dance | North Carolina Wedding Planner

For me the first dance is second only to that first married kiss. Everyone looks forward to this monumental event for the newlyweds. It’s beautiful and leaves most of your guests at least a little misty.
Your first dance should say something about you as a couple. Do you have a song? Listen to the lyrics and make sure they’re appropriate. Ever been to a wedding where the couple chose a song with lyrics that weren’t so great for a wedding? Not a great moment.
Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.
“All My Life” – KCi & JoJo
“Me & You” – Kenny Chesney
“To Make You Feel My Love” – Garth Brooks (Adele has done a beautiful cover of this song too!)
“Heaven” – Brian Adams (or for the country girl, Jason Aldean & Brian Adams have a duet of this song that is incredible!)
“I Wanna Be Your Everything” – Keith Urban
“Lost In The Moment” – Big & Rich
“Then” – Brad Paisley
“Here and Now” – Luther Vandross
“Johnny & June” – Heidi Newfield
“Making Memories of Us” – Keith Urban

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wedding Music: Classical Music & Your Ceremony | North Carolina Wedding Planner

Picking music for your reception is usually fun and easy because most couples are picking popular music, but when it comes to the ceremony many brides aren’t sure where to start. I will try to give you a few ideas, but before choosing your music you should check with your Officiant to see if there are any restrictions on the music you can choose. They may be able to help make some suggestions and they can clearly lay out any guidelines required when choosing your ceremony music. This is particularly important for a religious ceremony. For example, Catholic weddings do not use secular music (read popular/non-religious music).
Once you have the guidelines/restrictions from the Officiant, you can start choosing your music. You will need to choose between classical or modern music, or maybe a mixture of both.
Classical music is incredibly beautiful during a wedding ceremony, especially during the processional. A few of my favorites are “Canon In D” by Pachelbel, “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, “Air on the G String” by Bach, “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke, “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn and “Spring” by Vivaldi (from The Four Seasons).