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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 Reception Seating

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Wedding Reception Seating

 
Careful attention should be paid when arranging seating at the wedding reception. You want to ensure that all your guests will be comfortable. Here are some guidelines for creating your seating chart. (more…)

Balloons

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Balloons

Everyone’s spirits soar at the sight of colorful balloons. There are few things more classic, and at the same time more modern, than the festive nature of balloons. New decorating schemes and ideas are endless. A professional decorator, trained in today’s precision techniques can use balloons to create a truly elegant and exciting atmosphere.
 
Balloon decorations can be more affordable and (more…)

Festive Decorating

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Festive Decorating

Consider adding a creative and unique touch to your wedding with balloons. You’ll find the cost reasonable and the effect festive.
 
In the past, the bride and her family spent hours taping paper streamers, bells and homemade signs around the reception hall. Let’s face it, planning the wedding is complicated enough without the (more…)

What To Serve Your Wedding Guests

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

What To Serve Your Wedding Guests

Soon after you begin to plan your wedding reception the question of “what to serve” will need an answer. There are so many choices and options for this part of the day that you’ll want to (more…)

Receiving Lines

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Receiving Lines

 

Receivinglines

 
 

The Groom’s Cake

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

The Groom’s Cake

The Groom’s Cake is a special way of honoring the groom. It is usually a gift from the bride to the groom, and is traditionally a dark cake of either fruits and nuts or soaked in liquor although chocolate has become quite popular.
 
The cake may be presented at any time (more…)

Wedding Cakes

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Wedding Cakes

Next to the bride and groom, the wedding cake is the showpiece for the wedding. Although most wedding cakes still have white frosting, the actual flavors and shapes vary greatly. Just about any flavor cake may be used to (more…)

El Pastel (Spanish- Wedding Cake)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

El Pastel (Spanish- Wedding Cake)

Escoja su panadero a base de muestras de sus pasteles. Encontrará pasteles diseñados con fuentes y puentes. Los pasteles que tienen muchas tapas generalmente son compuestos en el lugar de la recepción, (more…)

Choosing The Right Caterer

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

 

Choosing The Right Caterer

You’ve chosen your gown, your attendants, your colors. You’ve decided you want your wedding reception at home, rather than a hotel or restaurant. The invitations are ready. Everything has gone relatively smoothly.
Now you have to select your caterer. A referral would be nice, but you don’t have one. There are hundreds (more…)