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Alcohol or no alcohol?

It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your wedding. Uncle Charlie liked his liquor.  And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey.  (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a ‘land of…

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Bands vs. DJs

bride on a budget

Okay … you’re planning your Florida wedding reception, and you are a bride on a budget. As we’ve written in a previous blogpost [“How much to spend on wedding entertainment”], entertainment makes the event.  The question is, what type of entertainment is right for you? Every event needs music.  DJ entertainment and bands each have their…

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The definitive guide to babies at weddings

babies at weddings

Get ready for controversy: babies at weddings. Your friendships are about to be tested.  If you’re prepared, you can minimize the damage. I refer, of course, to that timeless issue of whether or not to let your friends bring their babies to your Bradenton, Venice, Sarasota, or Pt. Charlotte wedding. You face two scenarios when it…

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How much interaction do you want?

packed dance floors

What single factor will determine the success of your wedding? Packed dance floors. If you’re like the typical bridal couple, success is defined by the dance floor.  If it is empty, the wedding celebration is considered a failure.  If it is packed, it is considered a success. If it is packed all night long, well,…

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Ugly, ugly bridesmaid dresses in movies and TV

ugly bridesmaid dresses

How many women groan when asked to be a bridesmaid? Their minds go something like this: “I know she’s going to make me wear an ugly bridesmaid dress that costs me a fortune.  How can I possibly get out of this?  Please, God, do something!  I need help!” In order to counter the stigma associated…

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Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe builds strong marriages!

Incredible chocolate chip cookie recipe

You’re engaged. Do you want to build a joyous, strong marriage that is the envy of your friends?  Then learn how to bake the best chocolate chip cookie in the world for your wife with this incredible chocolate chip cookie recipe! What woman doesn’t love chocolate? And a man who cooks for his wife is…

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“Love is patient.” Really?!

customized wedding entertainment

    St. Paul’s much-quoted scripture passage is timeless: “Love is patient, love is kind…” On the other hand, if you ever saw the classic 1989 date flick, “When Harry Met Sally,” Harry (Billy Crystal) isn’t so patient, as expressed in the meme above. Can you blame him?  Love IS wonderful.  So is marriage.  The couples we…

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How much to spend on wedding entertainment

wedding entertainment budget

Memorize this:  no price is a good price IF you aren’t happy with your reception. Price is meaningless.  Dreams are everything when it comes to your wedding. If you cut corners on your wedding entertainment budget, you may pay a very big price, whether you live in Sarasota, Manatee, or Charlotte County, Florida. Okay, now…

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Terrified of your first dance? Read this!

first dance advice

Do you have two left feet? Here’s some sensible first dance advice. Does the thought of getting up in front of your Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice friends and dancing your first dance as man and wife terrify you? Here’s some first dance advice that will relieve your worries. You’re not alone, you know. Millions of Americans…

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How to break the ice at a pre-wedding luncheon

wedding planning

The scene is tense. Families come together for a pre-wedding luncheon.  An old girl friend of the groom is there.  Yikes!  This could get pretty uncomfortable.  Fast. What to do?  Why it is simple:  break into song! I post above for your viewing pleasure that memorable scene from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” when Rupert Everett…

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