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The Best is Yet to Come

September 24, 2018

Your wedding day is just the beginning.  The best is yet to come!  That last sentence just happens to be the name of a song written back in 1959 by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.  The song is so good that The Knot lists it as the 39th best first dance song. You know, 39th…

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The risk of a public proposal

September 17, 2018

A public proposal seems like such a cool idea. Just think of the romance of it all!  Your sweetheart will revel in all the attention as a mob of strangers applaud this beautiful moment. You’ll talk about it the rest of your lives. On the other hand, you might want to consider the downside of…

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Another lousy wedding toast

September 10, 2018

DJ Delights has heard more wedding toasts than Elton John has eye glasses.  We’ve heard some good ones, and boy, we’ve heard some bad ones.  I heard another lousy wedding toast recently and found myself muttering, “It doesn’t have to be this way.” Wedding couples DESERVE a scintillating wedding toast.  They are ENTITLED to a…

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Don’t overspend on your wedding in the wrong places

September 4, 2018

The average wedding budget is $33,391. Obviously, it varies dramatically depending on where you live. San Francisco and New York City will be a lot higher than Baltimore or Columbus. Regardless of where you live, you can experience a great wedding for less if you heed the advice of brides who lamented that they overspent…

let’s take a look at some lesser-known, untraditional first dance songs.

Untraditional first dance songs

August 27, 2018

I love a good song. Why do you think I started DJ Delights? A good song makes people happy, or moves them in some sort of profound way. That’s why we’ve written a number of blogposts on favorite songs for a first dance. In today’s post, let’s take a look at some lesser-known, untraditional first…

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Traditional weddings lose favor with modern couples

August 20, 2018

Tradition is the glue that holds our world together. Right? Wrong … at least according to modern couples who increasingly distance themselves from the customs that so defined traditional weddings. “Fiddler on the Roof” extolled the virtues of tradition The virtues of tradition are gloriously proclaimed in the classic song, “Tradition,” (above) which opens the…

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A fun wedding reception is now more important than an elegant reception

August 13, 2018

Engaged? Answer these four questions to see what really matters to you when planning your wedding reception. Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a romantic one? Or do you prefer a fun wedding reception to an elegant reception? Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a down-to-earth reception? Or do you prefer…

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Fabulous cover songs that blew away the original

August 6, 2018

Last week’s blogpost talked about a bad cover song that ruined the first dance for a bride. Sometimes, though, a great artist builds on the legacy of the original version of a song and surpasses it with a fabulous cover song of his or her own. As wedding DJs, DJ Delights get requests all the…

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The day Julie’s wedding reception was ruined

July 30, 2018

Never had a bride anticipated her first dance more than Julie (I changed the name to protect the innocent). She and her fiancée, Wally, had diligently, even feverishly, worked on their dance technique to pull off the perfect first dance. And then it all fell apart, leaving them victims of a bad cover song. Their…

As Time Goes By

Who sang it best?

July 23, 2018

Don’t you love the songs written by Herman Hupfeld? Wait … what?! Who the heck is he? He’s simply the guy who wrote one of the most beloved songs in American music history, “As Time Goes By.” This blog ranks it as the #1 first dance song ever, and The Knot has it close behind…