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Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

One of the most popular wedding entrance songs has got to be Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by JS Bach. If you’re in the process of selecting wedding ceremony music, consider the rich possibilities of Bach’s Masterpiece. Bach composed the piece between 1716 and 1723 as part of a larger piece. Interestingly, he conceived the…

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Engagement ring spending

engagement ring spending

How much does the average engagement ring cost?  $6351. It seems that engagement ring spending is on the rise according to The Knot’s Jewelry & Engagement Study. The average engagement ring went for $5095 in 2011. So why has the price seemingly gone up? Brides and grooms have changed more than the prices of the…

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Pros & Cons of a Wedding Party Bus

wedding party bus

There’s a couple you may know whose Catholic wedding ceremony was scheduled early afternoon. But the wedding reception didn’t begin until 5:30 PM. What should the wedding party do to kill time between the ceremony and reception? Hire a wedding party bus! This scenario often comes up with couples planning a wedding ceremony in a…

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Top wedding regrets

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Are you engaged? If you scan online wedding literature and social media, you’ll discover some pretty common wedding regrets keep popping up. For example, at a wedding website called “Woman Getting Married,”  the author, Lindsay Goldenberg Jones, said a good DJ company is one of three places worth splurging on: “If I had to spend…

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Embarrassing wedding guest etiquette blunders

wedding guest etiquette blunders

RSVP! Embarrassing wedding guest etiquette blunders begin with a failure to RSVP. Your wedding hosts need a head count. Don’t keep them hanging. RSVP quickly, or at least RSVP by the deadline they give you. Don’t complain Okay, let’s say your friend decides to get married during the Super Bowl. Stupid, but don’t make it…

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The joy of an under budget wedding

Most brides and grooms are shell-shocked when all the bills come due from their wedding. Most spent far more than they budgeted. It doesn’t have to be that way. The joy of an under budget wedding can be yours. DJ Delights has worked with countless brides and grooms (and their parents) in Washington DC and…

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Beautiful wedding vows from literature

beautiful wedding vows

Beautiful wedding vows touch our very essence. They express the reality that mankind is wired to embrace commitment in relationships, bound together by love. Your marriage ceremony builds to the vows. Talk about drama. The rest of your life is defined by these few moments. That’s why the words you say are worth considering carefully.…

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Does photo booth work for upscale weddings?

upscale weddings

Here is a very practical question: is photo booth a good fit for your upscale wedding? The very practical answer is “absolutely yes!” Photo booth is PERFECT for upscale weddings, especially when you use DJ Delight’s photo booth. Photo booth looks upscale For starters, our photo booths look elegant and upscale. And they are staffed…

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Wedding venue tips

wedding venue tips

Your wedding venue can make or break the quality of your wedding celebration in ways you may not realize. Having worked with wedding couples for so many years, we offer some super practical wedding venue tips to help your vision align with your reality. This video is a good starting point. We offer more tips…

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Can’t take that song off of you

your music style

DJ Delights plays your first dance song according to your music style. With some couples, style trumps the song itself. The Knot compiled a nice list of first dance songs, and a few overlapped with our list, including the timeless classic, “Can’t take my eyes off of you.” The song was written in 1967 by Bob…

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Future Mother-in-law advice

mother-in-law advice

Mother-in-laws have been the butt of jokes down through the ages. Let’s face it, though, sometimes a mother can be kind of touchy when she marries off her son. You know how it can go, she views her new daughter-in-law as a rival for her son’s affections. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here…

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How to be a bridezilla: Part 2

bridezilla

Last week’s blogpost on the art and science of becoming a bridezilla was a big hit. We obviously struck a chord. Suggestions gushed in from bridezillas throughout the area on their secrets for becoming a world class bridezilla. The ‘Extravagant Wedding Shower’ technique A recent bride, we’ll call her Brandi, said she had tremendous success…

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How to be a Bridezilla

bridezilla

Are you a woman who has aspired to be a bridezilla your entire life? In our quest to be a valuable resource to our readers, today’s blogpost reveals a step by step approach you can use to becoming the bridezilla you’ve always dreamed of being. 1. To begin, remember that this wedding is all about…

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Marriage is good for your heart

marriage is good for your heart

The case for marriage keeps getting stronger. New medical studies reveal that marriage is good for your heart, make that shockingly good for your heart. Doctors tell us we need to exercise, because it makes our heart stronger so we live longer. Now medical science reveals that love and marriage is the absolutely best tonic…

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Suits vs. tuxedos for weddings. Which is right for you?

suits vs. tuxedos for weddings

Is a suit or a tuxedo right for your wedding? Trends change over time. Windsor ties really gained popularity over the past ten years, but now bowties are making a comeback, as you may have noticed on recent award shows. So when it comes to suits vs. tuxedos for weddings, anything goes. The video below…

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Wedding posing techniques for awkward brides and grooms

wedding posing techniques

Wedding photography is such a wonderful art form. But traditional photography has lost a little popularity over the years. The best photographers have compensated by developing better wedding posing techniques which result in far better planned shots than your parents had. What to do with the hands? The problem with so many awkward brides, grooms,…

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First dance etiquette for modern brides

first dance etiquette

First dance etiquette for weddings is timeless. We live in an era where some couples go to great lengths to choreograph high energy productions for their first dance. YouTube is full of them, like the one below: Let’s face it, this approach isn’t for everyone. Here’s the good news: you DON’T need an exotic production.…

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The secret ingredient to a memorable wedding toast

memorable wedding toast

This blog has written on the subject of the wedding toast on more than one occasion. The subject is important, because a memorable wedding toast is pure magic. At the same time, a toast by your best man or maid of honor can go astray with all sorts of negative consequences. There is never an…

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Excellent wedding toast delivery tips

wedding toast delivery tips

  Wedding toasts can be such a wonderful part of your wedding reception. And they can be a disaster in the hands of an unprepared toaster. Here are some really excellent … and PRACTICAL … wedding toast delivery tips presented in the video below. Tip #1: KNOW your toast. Know it well enough so you…

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New technology enhances wedding communication!

wedding communication

Everyone knows that men and women communicate differently. At long last, new technology boosts wedding communication between the genders, setting the stage for a lifetime of marital bliss! Men tend to view communication as having a purpose, while women view it as an outlet for feelings. Women want to talk more often and use more…

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Popular wedding processional song

Vivaldi’s Spring is a very popular wedding processional song. (See our earlier blogpost, “Top classical songs for walking down the aisle.”) You can listen to it in the video below… …complete with the violin sheet music. There’s a problem. While you’ll love the happy main theme, it veers off into sections of music that just…

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Your first dance song done exactly the way you want it

favorite first dance songs

What are the favorite first dance songs? Our blog presented ten of the best a while back, but we also recommend the Knot’s great list, complete with 50 wonderful songs you’ll hear at weddings coast to coast. We’ve made an interesting observation of these songs. The older and the better they are, the more artists…

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The Evolution of the Wedding Reception

Cake and punch wedding receptions are a thing of the past. Today’s brides and grooms want their reception to pack a punch. Wedding guest entertainment is the name of the game. The Knot conducts an annual survey on the trends in the wedding industry. Their most recent survey revealed that 41% of couples include wedding…

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