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This great American meatloaf recipe is astonishing!

The ‘great American meatloaf’ just got even greater.  Want to start your new marriage with a bang?  Then add this recipe to your mealtime repertoire. Okay, okay, I know meatloaf is considered to be too ‘lowbrow’ for many delicate palates.  But in your heart of hearts, you know you love it, even if you won’t…

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Celebrity marriage advice. Beware!

Celebrity marriages don’t always work out so well. So celebrity marriage advice is always a little suspect. But it can be so much fun! For us ‘little people,’ there are still some nuggets of wisdom worth considering from these larger than life figures. Or at the very least, we’ll get a good laugh. The notorious…

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How to know if you’re in love

That’s a great quote from the timeless Dr. Seuss. The same sentiment is at work when you hire Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia’s finest wedding DJs: DJs Delights. With us, your wedding reception will exceed your dreams. You won’t want your celebration to end, because it will be so much more than you ever dreamed…

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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

Okay … you’re planning your Maryland or Washington D.C. 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…

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The definitive guide to 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 Maryland or Virginia wedding. You face two scenarios when it comes to babies…

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How much interaction do you want?

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 is considered a failure.  If it is packed, it is considered a success. If it is packed all night long, well, that…

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Ugly, ugly bridesmaid dresses in movies and TV

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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Top Ten Classic Songs for Your First Dance

Two singular moments define your wedding day:  your vows and your first dance. Here’s our top ten songs for your first dance. Your first dance is a magical moment in your life.  You’ll never forget it.  The song you select for us to play should be personal, meaningful, and nice and slow. Song lyrics are…

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“Love is patient.” Really?!

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 work with…

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How much to spend on wedding entertainment

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. Okay, now let’s deal with reality.  I’m guessing you’re like most of…

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Read this only if you’re terrified of your first dance

Do you have two left feet? Here’s some sensible first dance advice for Maryland and Virginia brides. Does the thought of getting up in front of the world 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…

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How to break the ice at a pre-wedding luncheon

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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Here’s a great script for a wedding toast

Let’s be honest… A lot of people clench up when they have to make a toast. We’ve created a nice wedding toast script to take the heat off. Wedding receptions can be especially stressful because the best man and maid of honor often put too much pressure on themselves.  They overcompensate by having an extra…

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How to avoid wedding toast disasters

Let me guess:  you’ve got a well-intentioned best man and maid of honor. They know you.  They love you.  And wedding etiquette calls on them to stand up and toast you at your wedding reception. Beware.  These beloved friends or family can morph into your worst nightmare.  Don’t let them hijack your wedding reception with…

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