Welcome to Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine
October 1-15, 2002
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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
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
Kim's Wedding Tips!
We recently tied those knots and have
tips, tricks and to be avoided stories to share:
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!
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
TYING SHOES TO THE BACK BUMPER OF THE CAR
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
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.
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
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