Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wedding Gift Cash Grab. What's Too Little? What's Too Much?

 


Carol Dodge of Glastonbury, Conn., was walking with two friends recently when she brought up a nagging question: “My husband’s partner’s daughter is getting married. What should I give?”
One friend then asked, “What have you given in the past?”
Mrs. Dodge described her mental calculations for the recent wedding of her niece. She had estimated the cost of feeding five family members at the reception and then added more cash as a gift, and decided to give $1,000, she said.
“What?” her friends said, gasping.
Mrs. Dodge, clearly bewildered by their reaction, asked: “Wait, what are you saying? Is it too little? Is it too much?”
 
Read More here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/fashion/weddings/wedding-gift-cash-grab-whats-too-little-whats-too-much.html?_r=0
 
 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The 5 Kinds of Poems You Hear at Weddings



My childhood friend Kathryn is marrying, and she asked me to read a poem at her wedding. I took to this task, at first, like an overachieving English major, yanking heavy anthologies off the shelf and leafing through physical books. Then I reverted to normalcy, typed “wedding poems good” into Google, and emailed a bunch of people to see if they had ideas I could rip off.

Entire article here: http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/08/5-kinds-of-poems-you-hear-at-weddings.html#

Mothers, Daughters Launch Creative Invitation Firm

Why not make it really unique?” After launching her idea a few months ago, Ms. Price has used burlap and silk leaves to create an outdoorsy wedding shower invitation, and corrugated cardboard, with miniature trees

Read entire article here: http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/12/31/315152/Mother-Daughters-Launch-Creative.aspx

Monday, December 28, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Nine Christmas Engagement Wishes From Her



Christmas is a very special time and when it comes to asking for her hand in marriage your potential bride-to-be may sincerely reflect her heart decision if you can make a few of her Christmas Engagement wishes come true.

These ideas are just a few things that can make a date out into a once in a lifetime event.

Here are just a few points to consider that may elevate that moment and her decision into the heavenlies.

Gentlemen, here are nine things from her perspective that she would like to hear and see when being asked to be married at Christmas time.

1. That he will give a Christmas gift to my parents or/guardians first and inside the gift ask them for permission to marry me.

2. That he will respect my parents wishes to marry me.

3. That he will look me in the eye when he asks for my hand in marriage.

4. That he will wear that handsome Seasonal clothing article or put on that cologne accessory that I gave him.

5. That he will not combine my engagement gift with my Christmas gift.

6. That he will marry me with a choice of officiate such as a priest, minister, reverend, rabbi or whichever officiiate that reflects our combined spiritual belief.

7. That he will not be cheap when planning our wedding but to look at this as our once in a lifetime event.

8. That he will have prepared our Christmas Engagement Scrapbook.

9. That he will promise to remember this moment forever, what I said, what I wore, where we ate, when he asked me, what my answer was, and the kiss I gave him afterward.

Do you have a Christmas Engagement Wish?

What will be your answer if He does at least half of these Christmas wishes?

Don't be too hard on him if h only does a few of these wishes or something similar to them. Love is eternal.

Have a Merry Engaging Christmas 2015

Johnny Gonzales
www.johnnygonzalesmusic.com

http://weddingcocktailhourguitarist.blogspot.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I Could Have Danced All Night





I
Could Have Danced All Night
is the joyous exuberance from discovered love.
Written from the monumental musical My Fair Lady and released to the silver
screen, lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Lowe conveys joy beyond
comprehension at loves revelation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Best Christmas Present Engagement Ideas From Him


The Best Christmas Present Engagement Ideas

 

  1. Create a jewelry Christmas tree for her with engagement announcement 
  2. Gift Wrap engagement rings and put it under the Christmas tree
  3. Have carolers sing for her on your behalf asking for her hand in marriage
  4. Cook intimate Christmas Turkey dinner and for desert put engagement rings next to her favorite cake or pie.
  5. Compose the 12 Days of Christmas asking for hand in marriage as one of the days.
  6. Take her Christmas shopping for a favorite coat she likes and put her engagement ring in one of the pockets, gift wrapped of course with her name on it. Whether she says yes or no buy her the coat.
  7. Go on Facebook and create a special Engagement page, invite all of your friends and coordinate a time where they all are online at the same time as you ask for hand in marriage.
  8. Make her a special Christmas wreath with her engagement ring at the center of it.
  9. Make her a set of homemade Christmas candles surrounding her engagement ring gift.
  10. Have a pair of embroidered lady’s handkerchiefs with her initials asking her to marry you and put her engagement rings underneath.
  11. Give her a personalized bible with her name on it and inside ask for her hand in marriage with her engagement ring inside one of the pages.
  12. Have two turtle doves ornaments decorate her engagement gift.

 

These are a few ideas for Christmas engagement proclamations and announcements.

 

Which ones do you like?

 

Johnny Gonzales – Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist


 

 

 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Something"









A beautiful love song with a Christmas theme from Beatle
George Harrison.


A Christmas wedding song.


 


Tell me what you think.


 
Johnny

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Lara's Theme





Winter bridal music with a Russian flavor.
Played on an acoustic guitar.
Here is one of my favorite soundtrack themes from Dr. Zhivago.
To the winter brides!