Wedding Ideas

Saturday, January 16, 2016

7 Reasons To Go To January Weddings

Believe it or not venues and wedding services are having weddings in January.  

You may be surprised that January weddings whether in a cool climate or warm climate are being conducted right now.

So, if you are invited to a January wedding you should definitely go to it and let me give you 7 reasons why.

Number one, since it is kind of considered as off-season for some wedding industry related businesses those that are providing their wedding services in January are absolutely presenting their BEST GAME DAY wedding service. They want everyone to see what an incredible job they can do. So you may be totally blown away with the entire wedding service.

Number two, with that being said, you may sample some of the best mind blowing food and drinks of the season. Even if you do not like all of the menu items, one or a few of them may leave you speechless.

Number three; the trends of the New Year may be there. Several notable publications have given their foresight into the wedding trends of the New Year, and you may have the opportunity to see them. Everything from floral to dress, to wedding vows, to honeymoon revelations may be revealed.

Number four, if you wanted a reason to get out off the couch, get away from away TV and spend a weekend out of the house then this is a great reason. Where else can you find intrigue, suspense, drama and ROMANCE. TV will never be able to compete with weddings.

Number five, if you have been in a relationship with someone for a while and in need of wedding inspiration then this could be it. Do not let cool weather or cold feet prevent your relationship from not elevating toward the next level. All it may need is the ambiance of promised love.

Number six, your positive encouragement and loving attending support of the entire wedding will bless you immensely. Giving your positive encouragement and your loving attending support to the Bride and Groom will not only be a special gift for them but you and your entourage will be a part of an historic event. Let the legacy of a family always remember what a great gift you were when you were there at their wedding.

And finally number seven, this is a great excuse to put on a new suit or new dress and start the New Year looking fantastic. This is a great excuse to go shopping for a new suit and tie and shoes or a new dress and shoes. Want to try a new cologne or after-shave or perhaps a hot new perfume then this is the time to do it. Your great looks together with your great attire will make a great event.

I say, if you get a chance to go to a January Wedding then you should do it.

Do you have any other reasons to go to January weddings?

Is there a reason why you do not want to go to a January wedding? Let me know.

Johnny Gonzales
The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist

Friday, January 15, 2016

Deeper Pass The Stars...Is Our Love

World War II Lovebirds Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary: 'They've Stuck Together Through Thick and Thin'

Their love story spans decades.

Seventy years ago, Francis Conway, then 24, proposed to Marcella McAllister, then 23, in a letter from overseas – the Army soldier was stationed in Japan during World War II and "couldn't wait" until he got home.

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Off-Season Weddings Can Be Quirky Good Fun, or a Disaster

New York Times

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wedding Venues on the Outer Cape: Sun, sand, and the festive streets of P-town make for an unforgettable celebration.

Driving east on Route 6 toward the tip of Cape Cod’s long arm, the road gets narrower, the vegetation scrubbier, and the vibe decidedly more mellow. Gone are the mini-golf courses and luxury resorts, replaced by miles and miles of rolling dunes, crashing waves, and, of course, that inspiring light that Edward Hopper so famously painted. It’s the kind of light that makes for showstopping wedding photos, whether you prefer the tranquility of Wellfleet or the party-ready atmosphere of Provincetown, always a popular destination for same-sex weddings. “It’s just a more casual, laid-back feel,” says Jamie Bohlin, owner of the planning firm Cape Cod Celebrations.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Mick Jagger: Wedding Style Icon from Esquire

Esquire remembers Mick Jagger's wedding style.

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Wedding a love letter to Bellingham bride’s hometown

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bride Donates Wedding Dress to Use as Burial Gowns for Stillborn Babies; Internet Explodes with Emotion

January 07, 2016
If you wore your wedding dress for just that one magical day then zipped it away in bag and stashed it back in your closet, Yvonne Trimble has an alternative idea for you. 
And trust us, if you do what she did with her gown, you’ll feel just as many feelings as you did during the Big Day.
Trimble sent her wedding dress to Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies, a charity in Kent, England, that turns wedding dresses into burial gowns for babies who are stillborn or who die shortly after birth. (For those on this side of the Atlantic, NICU Helping Hands’ Angel Gown Program is a similar program in the U.S. and Canada.)

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Friday, January 8, 2016

IFD Forecasts 2016 Flower Trends For Weddings And Special Events

by Richard Lutes | January 05, 2016
Each year International Floral Distributors, a marketing consortium of 18 flower distributors with 53 locations across the United States providing flowers and supplies to florists and event floral specialists, forecasts the upcoming year’s flower trends.
Floral designers Bill Schaffer and Kristine Kratt, owners at Schaffer Designs in Philadelphia, predict four emerging flower themes, types, colors and styles for 2016 weddings and events, according to a news release.

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10 Crazy Hidden Costs of Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding can be crazy-fun (or just crazy) and while you’re probably aware that there are going to be some very big-ticket items in your matrimonial future—for starters, the wedding dress, the venue, the food, the music—there’s a host of other hidden costs that, if left unchecked, could add tens of thousands to your initial budget, Jung Lee of New York City-based event company FETE NY tells us.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The 10 Wedding “Rules” to Break

It’s 2016 and your mama’s wedding is officially a thing of the past. I’m the first to condone any ritual involving love, but some of the wedding traditions out there these days are practically voodoo. Closing your eyes and tossing flowers to the crowd in hopes your college roommate cat lady will catch it? The robotic processional walk to “Pachelbel’s Canon”? The rose petals strewn across the duvet enticing you to slither upon it in slinky lingerie? Methinks not.

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