Nov 302012

Bride & Groom First Dance Songs of 2012

Below are the Top 20 First Dance Songs as selected by couples across the entire US over the past year. The statistics are gathered by DJintelligence which is used by countless DJ’s across the country.

One thing that you will notice is that there is a good amount of country music and more recent songs rather than some of the classic First Dance songs.

Bride and Groom – First Dance Songs

1 Paisley, Brad Then
2 James, Etta At Last
3 Train Marry Me
4 Shelton, Blake God Gave Me You
5 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
6 Lamontagne, Ray You Are The Best Thing
7 Adele Make You Feel My Love
8 Mraz, Jason I Won’t Give Up
9 Lonestar Amazed
10 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
11 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend
12 Buble, Michael Everything
13 Perri, Christina A Thousand Years
14 Presley, Elvis Can’t Help Falling In Love
15 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
16 Johnson, Jack Better Together
17 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
18 Chesney, Kenny Me And You
19 Matthews Band, Dave You And Me
20 Young Band, Eli Crazy Girl

To see the full list of the Top 50 on The Masters Group website, click here.

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Nov 282012

Winter Weddings: Simple Tips From A Celebrity Planner

When most people think of the popular time of year for weddings, they normally think of spring and summer. With the sun shining, a warm breeze, outdoor ceremonies and receptions are the norm. However, having a wedding in the winter is also a great time of year to bring winter elements inside the room.

Huffington Post Weddings
has some tips from a celebrity planner on how to make your wedding into a winter wonderland. A few of the ways to warm up your winter wedding are with lighting, color themes, centerpieces, etc.

You can read the full Huffington Post Weddings piece here.

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Sep 212012

Are You At A Hipster Wedding?

Refinery29 has a great infographic and article with signs that you are at a hipster wedding.

Just a few of the signs:

  • The invitation came as an interactive website
  • The wedding came with it’s own hashtag (#LisaAndJoeTieTheKnot)
  • Organic cocktails are served in mason jars
  • Fuzzy beards everywhere

You can find the article and infographic here.

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Aug 292012

8 Ways to Keep the Kids at Your Wedding Entertained

HuffingtonPost Weddings has a great article about keeping the children at your wedding entertained. Having young children at your wedding can be a blessing or a disaster waiting to happen if left unsupervised.

With most weddings being a family affair with guests of all ages, keeping the kids busy should be at the top of your To-Do list. I’ve entertained at many weddings where there were kids who were all over the place, during the First Dance, Toasts, Cake Cutting, and more. All it takes is one child to act up and it can have a negative impact on your wedding reception.

I have seen brides hire a babysitter, nanny, or family friend for the day to supervise the kids and keep them busy. It goes without saying that Adult supervision focused on only the kids is your best bet for a good time to be had by all.

Some of the tips for keeping the kiddies entertained in the article include:
  • Paper and coloring books
  • Crayons and washable markers
  • Board games

Check out the full article on HuffingtonPost Weddings.


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Aug 152012

Wedding Toast No-No’s

Huff Post Weddings has a great post about what NOT to say during a wedding toast.

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Let’s just say that they ALL have been done before, some for better and some for worse. Can you say awkward silence?

They involve sex, money, secrets between the bride and groom and a couple more. Check out the post here.

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Aug 142012

Wedding Etiquette: 10 Rules You Can Break

Now that we are in the year 2012, some rules may seem a bit dated while others may seem a little more controversial.

Rules include who is responsible for paying, who should host the bridal shower, bridal attire choices, the dreaded “+1″ debate, and much more.

Check out the article and slideshow here.

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Aug 012012

The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Social Media for your Wedding has a great blog post about what you should and shouldn’t say, post, tweet, pin, or share about your wedding.

Most brides are so excited once they get engaged and start planning their wedding. However, there are a few general rules that you should keep in mind.

  1. Don’t brag about how much you are spending on this or that….
  2. Don’t speak about friends or family members who may or may not be in the bridal party.
  3. Don’t go overboard when venting about your wedding planning issues.

Read the post on

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Jun 212012 and Announce Results of 2nd Annual Destination Weddings Study

XO Group Inc., creator of the top two wedding websites, and, released the 2012 Destination Weddings Study results.

This was tracked by studying over 350,000 destination weddings including over 3,000 US couples who had a destination wedding in 2011 or 2012.

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  • In 2011, nearly 1 in 4 (24%) couples had a destination wedding; this has grown from 20% in 2009.
  • 66% of international destination wedding brides and 45% of domestic destination wedding brides opted for a destination wedding because they wanted a special, fun or exotic locale.
  • Domestic destination weddings are more popular than international destination wedding locations.
  • In 2011, 70% of couples chose a continental US destination for their wedding, up from the 60% who opted for Stateside nuptials in 2009.

Read the full article here.

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Jun 112012

Wedding Music List: Top 200 Most Requested Songs – June 2012

Now that summer is here and the year is half over, it’s time for an update on our Top 200 Most Requested Songs. This list is dynamically compiled from wedding clients all across the United States.


Top 200 – June 11, 2012

Click on Artist or Title to listen to song samples.
1 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
2 Journey Don’t Stop Believin’
3 LMFAO  Party Rock Anthem
4 Cupid Cupid Shuffle
5 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
6 Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
7 Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline 
8 Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O’donis Just Dance
9 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
10 Morrison, Van Brown Eyed Girl
11 Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack Give Me Everything
12 B-52′s Love Shack
13 DJ Casper Cha Cha Slide
14 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
15 Pink Raise Your Glass
16 Jackson, Michael Billie Jean
17 Cruz, Taio Dynamite
18 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama
19 Beatles Twist And Shout
20 Usher Feat. Will.I.Am Omg
21 Outkast Hey Ya!
22 Usher Feat. Ludacris & Lil’ Jon Yeah
23 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back
24 Lopez, Jennifer Feat. Pitbull On The Floor
25 Lmfao Sexy And I Know It
26 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
27 Perry, Katy Firework
28 Isley Brothers Shout
29 ABBA Dancing Queen
30 Sister Sledge We Are Family
31 Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger
32 Mars, Bruno Just The Way You Are
33 Kool & The Gang Celebration
34 Train Marry Me
35 Brooks, Garth Friends In Low Places
36 Timberlake, Justin Sexyback
37 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
38 Jackson, Michael Thriller
39 Brown, Chris Forever
40 Temptations My Girl
41 Lady Gaga Poker Face
42 Black Eyed Peas Boom Boom Pow
43 Rihanna Don’t Stop The Music
44 Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock & Roll
45 Loggins, Kenny Footloose
46 James, Etta At Last
47 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
48 Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
49 Black Eyed Peas The Time (Dirty Bit)
50 Jackson, Michael Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
51 Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta Club Can’t Handle Me
52 Commodores Brick House
53 Mraz, Jason I’m Yours
54 Rihanna Only Girl (In The World)
55 Black Eyed Peas Let’s Get It Started
56 Presley, Elvis Can’t Help Falling In Love
57 Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain Low
58 Jackson, Michael P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
59 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
60 Village People Y.M.C.A.
61 Adele Rolling In The Deep
62 Lmfao Feat. Lil Jon Shots
63 Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
64 Big & Rich Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
65 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody
66 Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive
67 Lauper, Cyndi Girls Just Want To Have Fun
68 Adams, Bryan Summer Of ’69
69 Jackson, Michael The Way You Make Me Feel
70 Green, Cee Lo Forget You
71 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
72 Minaj, Nicki Super Bass
73 Lady Gaga Bad Romance
74 House Of Pain Jump Around
75 Far East Movement Ft. Dev Like A G6
76 Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris We Found Love
77 Brown Band, Zac Chicken Fried
78 Ke$Ha Tik Tok
79 Dexy’s Midnight Runners Come On Eileen
80 Houston, Whitney I Wanna Dance With Somebody
81 Usher DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
82 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
83 Lonestar Amazed
84 Lady Gaga Born This Way
85 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe
86 Griffiths, Marcia Electric Boogie (Electric Slide)
87 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
88 Ke$Ha Blow
89 Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love
90 Buble, Michael Everything
91 Cyrus, Miley Party In The U.S.A.
92 Earth, Wind & Fire September
93 Brown, Chris Yeah 3x
94 Jackson, Michael Beat It
95 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
96 Johnson, Jack Better Together
97 Journey Faithfully
98 Sugarland Stuck Like Glue
99 California Swag District Teach Me How To Dougie
100 Springfield, Rick Jessie’s Girl
101 Kid Rock All Summer Long
102 Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine
103 Young M.C. Bust A Move
104 Trey Songz Feat. Nicki Minaj Bottoms Up
105 Salt-N-Pepa Push It
106 Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys Empire State Of Mind
107 Medley, Bill & Jennifer Warnes (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
108 Checker, Chubby The Twist
109 Flo Rida Feat. Keisha Right Round
110 Iglesias, Enrique Feat. Pitbull I Like It
111 Perry, Katy Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
112 Train Hey Soul Sister
113 Lady Gaga The Edge Of Glory
114 Nelly Hot In Herre
115 Cascada Evacuate The Dancefloor
116 Four Tops I Can’t Help Myself
117 50 Cent In Da Club
118 Taylor, James How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
119 Green, Al Let’s Stay Together
120 Paisley, Brad She’s Everything
121 Thompson Square Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
122 Buble, Michael Save The Last Dance For Me
123 Perry, Katy Teenage Dream
124 Brooks & Dunn Boot Scootin’ Boogie
125 Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
126 Flo Rida Good Feeling
127 Hammer, M.C. U Can’t Touch This
128 Mcgraw, Tim With Faith Hill It’s Your Love
129 Madonna Like A Prayer
130 Franti, Michael & Spearhead Say Hey (I Love You)
131 Sinatra, Frank Fly Me To The Moon
132 Prince Kiss
133 Romantics What I Like About You
134 Beatles All You Need Is Love
135 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me
136 Los Del Rio Macarena
137 KC & The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight
138 Pink Get The Party Started
139 Iglesias, Enrique Feat. Ludacris Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)
140 Rascal Flatts My Wish
141 Spears, Britney Till The World Ends
142 Black Eyed Peas Imma Be
143 Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me
144 Jordan, Montell This Is How We Do It
145 Jackson 5 ABC
146 Paisley, Brad Then
147 Adams, Bryan (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
148 U2 Beautiful Day
149 Guetta, David Feat. Akon Sexy Chick
150 Gaye, Marvin Let’s Get It On
151 K-Ci & Jojo All My Life
152 Pitbull Feat. T-Pain Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor)
153 Black Eyed Peas Just Can’t Get Enough
154 West, Kanye Feat. Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
155 Adele Make You Feel My Love
156 Franklin, Aretha Respect
157 Daft Punk One More Time
158 Travolta, John & Olivia Newton-John Grease Megamix
159 Swift, Taylor Love Story
160 Buffett, Jimmy Margaritaville
161 Aerosmith Walk This Way
162 Ke$Ha We R Who We R
163 Shelton, Blake Honey Bee
164 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend
165 Rihanna S&M
166 UB40 Red Red Wine
167 Idol, Billy White Wedding
168 King, Ben E. Stand By Me
169 Perry, Katy California Gurls
170 Mars, Bruno Marry You
171 Bryan, Luke Country Girl (Shake It For Me)
172 Ke$Ha Your Love Is My Drug
173 Guetta, David Ft. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj Where Them Girls At
174 Cash, Johnny Ring Of Fire
175 Cobra Starship Feat. Sabi You Make Me Feel…
176 Queen Another One Bites The Dust
177 Sinatra, Frank Come Fly With Me
178 Shelton, Blake God Gave Me You
179 Digital Underground The Humpty Dance
180 A-Ha Take On Me
181 Sorta Crackers Band Chicken Dance
182 Smith, Will Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
183 Foster The People Pumped Up Kicks
184 Dion Runaround Sue
185 Sledge, Percy When A Man Loves A Woman
186 Checker, Chubby Let’s Twist Again
187 Rascal Flatts Life Is A Highway
188 Lifehouse You And Me
189 Black Eyed Peas My Humps
190 White, Barry Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
191 Gaynor, Gloria I Will Survive
192 Idol, Billy Mony Mony
193 Temptations Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
194 Yolanda Be Cool Vs. Dcup We No Speak Americano
195 Martin, Dean That’s Amore
196 Eagles Hotel California
197 Maya, Edward Feat. Vika Jigulina Stereo Love
198 Strait, George I Cross My Heart
199 Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun
200 Big & Rich Lost In This Moment

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May 302012

Tipping Your Wedding Vendors

Should you tip your wedding vendors? There are two sides to every debate and this is one that is included.
Martha Stewart Weddings has a guide but take it for what it is worth… In the service industry, giving a tip for service above and beyond is always appreciated. Doesn’t matter what role they played or how much you tip them. If they offered outstanding service and helped your Wedding day become a memory that will last a lifetime, then showing a little appreciation is a thoughtful gesture.
Check out the article here.
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May 292012

Zeyzani Bride – Boots, Shoes, and custom bridal footwear

If you are looking for unique boots, shoes, or footwear for your wedding day, then check out Zeyzani Bride. Every individual pair is unique and handmade by Zeyzani founder Zeynep Yurderi and her team of designers.

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May 292012

Uggs on your Wedding Day?

Uggs has introduced a new line for weddings from their “I Do” collection. They have boots and flip-flops to make you’re wedding day cozier.
Philly Brides: Would you wear Uggs on your wedding day? Check out the TIME story here

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