Is Technology Taking the Romance Out of Weddings?

Reprinted from Huff Post Weddings

by Kate L. Harrision

Remember the days when couples anxiously awaited pictures from their photographer for their first glimpse of the special day when they exchanged vows? Ya, me neither. For better or worse, it seems like cell phones and selfies have been woven into the fabric of wedding day celebrations. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good selfie, but I can’t help but cringe when guests’ cell phones take up more real estate in wedding photos than the floral arrangements.

Call me old fashioned, but I still believe that weddings should be romantic. Saying your vows in front of your friends and family is (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Taking cell phone pictures and guests getting in the way of the photographer you paid $3,000 to be there just takes away that wedding day sparkle.

So where should you draw the line? Where can technology enhance the experience and when is it just a romance killer? Here’s my quick list of wedding technology dos and don’ts to help keep you firmly grounded in the beautiful reality of your wedding day.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-l-harrison/is-technology-taking-the-_b_6016872.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

7 Bridal Parties Who Totally Nailed The ‘Mismatched Dresses’ Trend

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It’s the trend that’s dominating Pinterest wedding boards everywhere: “mismatched” bridesmaid dresses. They’re a creative departure from the more traditional, matchy-matchy color schemes we see at weddings, and a welcome opportunity for your girls to pick a cut and color that works for them…

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/23/bridesmaids-mismatch-dress-trend_n_5822966.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000035

 

Why Engagement Rings Are A Scam. Here Are The Facts.

(via College Humor)

Warning: some mature subject matter

Lest you think posting something like this on the blog site of a wedding DJ is a counterintuitive thing to do, a reminder: The main purpose of this site is to entertain.

Decide for yourself what value to place on the information presented here. We simply pass it along for its entertainment value.

Wedding Fails

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(via Huffpost Weddings)

No matter how much planning goes into it, something will inevitably go wrong on your wedding day. And the queen of unpredictable, unforeseen circumstances is none other than Mother Nature herself.

The unfortunate (but entertaining!) wedding fails below are proof that rain on your wedding day may be the very least of your worries.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/funny-wedding-fails-_n_5406718.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

On Your Wedding Day…

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PRIEST surprises the bride and groom he is marrying with an incredible rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

(Reprinted from The Christian Post)

SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the ceremony as planned, the priest unleashed a big surprise for the couple that’s destined for the pantheon of wedding viral videos.

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It’s not a joke or a slip-up, but a performance of epic proportions. A backing track mysteriously begins and Father Kelly launches into a rewritten version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” customized just for the new married couple. And this priest has pipes, belting out the melody with ease and even raising the key a whole step.

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By the end, the stunned bride is left in tears while members of the audience offer a standing ovation. Father Kelly’s sweet and skillful gesture certainly deserved it.

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Awkward…17 Worst Things to Say in a Wedding Speech

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(Reprinted from MSN)

By Brienne Walsh

We know how tricky it is to strike the right balance of sincerity and humor in a wedding toast. Add to that equation two shots of tequila and a few glasses of champagne, and things can go wrong, very wrong. To help you save face (and avoid the wrath of the mother of the bride), we’re counting down the 17 worst things you could say in your speech.

The Rough Start

“When I first met the groom, I didn’t like him all that much.”

The “Gee, Thanks” Quip

“We were beginning to worry that you were never going to get married.”

The Never-ending Story

“I only have a couple pages left.”

The Breakup Crack

“The last time you guys broke up, we were all sure it was over. But look how wrong we were.”

The Anti-Marriage Remark

“To a thrilling lifetime together spent watching thousands upon thousands of hours of television!”

The Downer

“I’m really happy that we’re all here to celebrate today, but I’d like to take a moment of silence to remember the 1 billion people who live in chronic hunger everyday.”

The Memory Best Left Forgotten

“Remember that time in college when we made out?”

The No-Filter Comment

“I know shouldn’t say this, but it’s really great that your husband is so rich.”

The Doomsday Two-Cents

“If it doesn’t work out, I know a really good lawyer.”

The Cheating Tip

“One word of advice: Wait until you have kids before you cheat.”

The Divorce Dig

“May this marriage turn out better than your first one.”

The Ex Mention

“I remember when you said your ex-boyfriend was the love of your life, and I’m happy you found another one.”

The Dagger Compliment

“I honestly don’t know how you snagged this guy. You’re so lucky, I can’t believe it.”

The Big Slip

“Congratulations on the baby! Oh wait, have you started telling people?”

The Show-Stealer

“To my sister, I’m so excited to share some wonderful news with you on such a special day: I’m pregnant!”

The Inappropriate Joke

“May all your ups and downs be between the sheets.”

The Really Inappropriate Joke

“There’s a saying that the length of the best man’s toast is how long the groom will last on his wedding night. (Pause.) Cheers!”

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