Welcome to Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine
Issue October 1-15, 2002

Our Brides and Grooms have danced the night away at their fairytale weddings! Let us help you plan Your 1st Dance and MORE!

First Dance Impressions
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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Wedding Tips
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Bridal Vendor Special Offers
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1) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!

Now your computer screen can be dressed up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your computer to save ("set") as wall paper, BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click on refresh.

2) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

They say that true love makes you want to sing out loud. This issue's celebrities actually did. We all continue to benefit from the music that love inspired these artists to create. The musical Brides and Grooms are Judy Garland & Vincente Minnelli, David Bowie & Iman, and Amy Grant & Vince Gill.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"Now we feel no rain, for each of us will be a shelter to the other.
Now we feel no cold, for each of us will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness, for each of us will be a companion to the other.

We are two bodies, but there is one life before us and one home.
When evening falls, I'll look up and there you will be.
I'll take your hand; you'll take mine and we'll turn together
to look at the road we traveled to reach this:the hour of our happiness.

It stretches behind us, even as the future lies ahead.
A long and winding road, whose every turning means discovery.
Old hopes, new laughter, shared fears.
The adventure has just begun."

       Indian Wedding Song

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and to be avoided stories to share:

A Word Or Two About The Music...

TIP #1: Your music will set the tone for your event as surely as any other thing you do. Whether you select a band or a DJ for your ceremony and / or reception you should make a point of hearing them in action. Check their play list and ask for a cassette or CD of their music. Don't assume that they will be great. There is a large variation of abilities and personalities in both DJ's and musicians. If you want a DJ who is the life of the party, make sure that they talk about keeping people up and moving. With both a Band and DJ, I would also suggest a must play as well as a MUST NOT play list. Tell them what you want, often times they will tell you if they are the kind of entertainment you want.
TIP #2: Hire appropriately. Do not hire a Rock & Roll band and expect them to play a lot of Big Band music. Selecting a Jazz or Swing band is great but don't expect them to learn rap music for your event. Most bands will learn a song (maybe two) if you need it but don't expect them to change their whole repertoire!
TIP #3: Look into the various options. If a large band is too much for your budget, many of them have smaller sub groupings which will give you a similar sound at a price you can afford!

4A)Wedding Dance Tip If you are learning to dance for your wedding make sure that your DJ has the song and that he has same version of you song that you do. Few things are as disconcerting as having your music not be the song that you chose for this special moment. If you have a band playing the music for your first dance, be aware that speeding up or slowing down a song is a good way to put a band's personal stamp on the music they play. You have every right to ask them to play it at the tempo that you learned it, provided you give them some advanced notice so that they can practice it that way. Any good dance instructor can figure out how many measures or beats per minute there are in a particular song. A little bit faster or slower is no big deal but more than 5 measures per minute can make a dramatic difference in one's ability to dance comfortably.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The Egyptians frequently traded sandals when the ownership of something was passed from one person to another, thus when the "ownership" of a man's daughter was passed on to her new husband, the father would give her sandals to the groom, but they also had people shower the couple with shoes as they exited the church as well. In England during the Tudor period, guests would throw shoes at the bride and groom as they left in their carriage. It was considered good luck if their carriage was hit. Eventually people just started tying them to the car. I wonder if one too many brides got hit in the head! Today, more often than not, it is aluminum cans that are tied to a couples car instead of shoes.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Night & Day Music
Serving Maryland, DC and Virginia
Tel: 301.593.4209 or 1.800.337.4209
Click on the banner above to visit Night & Day Music or
Click here to e-mail Mike Suser, Band Leader of Night and Day Band

Night and Day Music can provide you with the perfect music for background or dancing! Elegance and class at a reasonable price! Night & Day has specialized in swing and big band sounds for the last 10 years but they do more than swing. With their larger ensembles you can have all the variety you want, including oldies, classic rock, Latin, ballroom, jazz and ethnic music. They can also provide ceremony music and solo cocktail piano. If desired, they'll help you with musical choices and act as master of ceremonies for your event.
Mention First Dance Impressions when you contract the band for a standard four hour reception and you will receive a free hour of "Cocktail Piano", an excellent way to keep your guests amused while you have your photos taken.

7) Special Events!

Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.

Click to view the latest issue of our bridal newsletter: Wedding Ezine-The Online Magazine for our current listings!


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