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The Anniversary Dance – A Wedding Moment Your Guests Will Remember

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The Presentation of “The Anniversary Dance”

Following The First Dance or The Father/Daughter Dance.

You invite every couple that has been married for more then one year to please come out on to the dance floor. You may also say “we will wait so please take your time and come on down”. Some of your guests may respond slowly so be patient. You will be surprised at how many guests will participate.

A great song to use is “That Old Feeling” by Rod Stewart, track #5 on “The Great American Songbook” Album. There are so many differant songs you can use. There may be one that has a special meaning to you and your family. Make it one to remember.

Once your dance floor is full you tell your guests “you are to dance and when I stop the music I will instruct you on what to do”. You will then start the music and play about 20 seconds and stop it. At that point you will say “Everyone who has been married for less then 5 years please leave the dance floor”. You once again start the music and say “please dance”. This time only play 15 seconds. Then ask that every couple that has been married for less then 10 years to please leave the dance floor. You will repeat this for every 5 years. (note: keep a piece of paper beside you and mark off each year as you go so you don’t loose track)

When you dismiss the couples of 15 years or less. After they have left the dance floor you say: “The couples remaining represent True Love”. Repeat this with the following.

15 years – True Love

20 years – Caring

25 years – Acceptance

30 years – Patience

35 years – Understanding

40 years – Tolerance

45 years – Endurance

50 years – Devotion

55 + years – Everlasting Love

Once you’ve reveled the longest married couple you step out on to the dance floor and introduce them and say “ this couple represents the love and devotion that we all strive for” “Would everyone please join us on the dance floor for this celebration” Then finish the song “That Old Feeling” followed up by Unchained Melody or Can’t Help Falling In Love. This presentation will be one of the highlights of the reception.

Wedding Traditions

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Wedding Traditions

Traditions have a way of becoming rules of etiquette, and fewer human rites are more imbued with tradition than weddings.
 
Bridal gowns, for example are white because the Greeks believed that (more…)

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties

The get together known as the “bachelor party” or “stag party,” has recently been joined by a female counterpart known as the bachelorette party.
 
Like the bachelor party, the bachelorette party has become a (more…)

Your Bridal Shower

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Your Bridal Shower

Traditionally, the bridal shower occurs from two months to two weeks before the wedding. Is is generally hosted by the maid of honor, bridesmaid, friend or distant relative of the bride. As a stand, the immediate family members (mothers, sisters, mothers-in-law) should not (more…)

Wedding Flowers

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Wedding Flowers

Underscore the drama of your wedding with the right flowers. An artistic florist will suggest lovely and unusual designs for your wedding bouquet and floral arrangements while offering a wide price range.
 
Six months before the wedding is not too early to select your florist, especially if (more…)

The Language of Flowers

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

The Language of Flowers

A gift of flowers has always been a favored expression of friendship and love. Here is a sampling of the special messages you can send. (more…)

Rehearsal Dinner (Tips)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Tips for Rehearsal Dinner

A dinner following the wedding rehearsal is not a necessity, but it is a lovely way to begin your wedding festivities and allows your attendants and families to relax and get acquainted.
 
It is traditionally hosted by the (more…)

Invitations With Style

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Invitations With Style

Your invitation selection sets the tone for your guests into what kind of wedding you are planning. Whether it’s modern, traditional or elegant, your invitation extends a (more…)

Including Maps and Directions

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Including Maps and Directions

As a matter of convenience for your traveling guests, or those just unfamiliar with the locations, you should include a map with your invitations to both the ceremony, the reception and for local accommodations even if (more…)

Place Cards

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Place Cards

Place cards let their guests know where they should be seated. They also help the caterer know how many tables need to be set. Using place cards will allow you to seat certain groups together (relatives, business associates, singles, teenagers). This will make your guests feel (more…)