First Dance Song Suggestions


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* Adele - Make You Feel My Love (cover)


* Bright Eyes - First Day of my life


* Elton John - Your Song; Something About The Way You Look Tonight


* Frank Sinatra - I Could Write a Book


*Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed


* Billy Joel - She's Got a Way


* Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up


* Journey - Faithfully


* Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow


* Iron & Wine - Flightless bird, American Mouth


* Various - That's All


*Michael Buble - That's Life; The Way You Look Tonight (cover); The Best is Yet to Come (cover)


* Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight


* Sara Bareilles - I Choose You


* Stevie Wonder - For Once in my Life; Isn't She Lovely; and any Stevie Wonder song, really.

  *  Send save-the-dates:  these are                           important so that your guests set aside

      the date to celebrate with you.  They

      are especially important if your wedding

      is in the summer or fall.


  *  Number or partially fill-in the RSVP

     cards:  Oftentimes guests will fill out an

      RSVP card with the number of

      guests coming, then forget to write their

      names on it.  You can avoid the "mystery

      of the blank RSVP card" by doing one of

      the following:  


      Somewhere on your RSVP card,

      like in one of the lower corners or on

      the back, place a smalnumber.  Then,

      in a spreadsheet, record the number with

      the corresponding guest to whom you are

      enclosing the RSVP card.    


      Another idea is to fill out the name of

      the guest or family before you send the

      RSVP cards with the invites. 

*  Have ushers:  It is helpful and courteous

    to your guests to have at least one or two

    people (who are not in your bridal party) 

    who can welcome them and show them to

    their seats.  Consider this the first

    impression of your wedding.  Choose

    reliable friends or family members

    (cousins are always a suggestion) who

    are friendly in nature and know a good

    number of the guests.  And don't worry

    about burdening people...most friends

    are happy to do it, and their job is over

    after the ceremony starts anyway.


*  The dances:  A few suggestions here:

    do them all at once, or at least group

    them,and make them no longer than two

    minutes each.  If you do the first dance

    and the parental dances all at once in the

    beginning, it takes about five minutes

    and will not cut further into your

    reception time.  If you separate them, at

    least open up the dance floor

    afterwards.  Your guests will not

    appreciate constantly being drawn away

    from their conversations and meals.  It's

    your day, so you want to make sure

    people will be paying attention.


*  On tipping:  Tips to vendors are

    appreciated, of course, and generally

    given, but they are not in any way

    mandatory (save for the maitre'd), nor is

    there a "set" percentage that you need to

    tip.  It's entirely up to you.

Please note that the tips above are just observations on certain matters which are sometimes overlooked, and therefore worth mentioning.  They are neither all-inclusive nor absolutely necessary.  As advice, they are mere suggestions, and are meant to be helpful.  Some are reflective of this planner's personal preference and opinion.  

Feel free to contact us with any additional questions or suggestions for issues that should be addressed above.  
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