Tuesday, March 20, 2012

80s Themed Wedding

The 80s---great decade or the greatest decade? Between the big hair, neon spandex, and shoulder pads, the answer is obvious. For all you jean jacket wearing, cassette tape playing, flock-of-seagulls loving products of the 80s, here are some musical suggestions for your 80s theme wedding.


Bridal Party Processional

“Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey

“I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner

“Under Pressure” - Queen

Bride Processional

“I Do” – Natalie Cole & Freddie Jackson

“Take My Breath Away” - Berlin

“I Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore” – REO Speedwagon


“You Make My Dreams Come True” – Hall and Oats

“Jump” – Van Halen

“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” - Starship


Bridal Party Entrance

“Oh Yeah” – Yello

“Money For Nothing” – Dire Straits

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Guns N’ Roses

Bride and Groom 1st Dance

“Wicked Game” – Chris Isaac

“Endless Love” – Lionel Richie & Dianna Ross

“I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Father-Daughter Dance

“When I See You Smile” – Bad English

“Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler (Silbar & Henley)

“Two Steps Behind” – Def Leopard

Mother-Son Dance

“Through The Years” – Kenny Rodgers

“Beautiful Boy” – John Lennon

“In Your Eyes” – Peter Gabriel

Cake Cutting

"Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard

“Sweet Dreams” – Eurhythmics

“The Sweetest Thing” – U2

Garder/Bouquet Toss

“Super Freak” – Rick James

“Ice, Ice, Baby” – Vanilla Ice

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” - Queen


"Love Shack" by the B-52s

“Bust A Move” – Young MC

“Beat It” – Michael Jackson

“Power of Love” – Hewy Louis and the News

“Come On Eileen” – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

“I Melt With You” – Modern English

"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC

"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins

“Thriller” – Michael Jackson

“Dancing in the Dark

“Centerfold” – J. Geils Band

“Down Under” – Men At Work

“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper

“Need You Tonight” - INXS

Keep On Loving You” - REO Speedwagon

“Don’t You Forget About Me” – Simple Minds

“Billie Jean” – Michael Jackson

“Funkytown” – Lipps, Inc.

“I Love Rock and Roll” – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

“Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi

“867-5309” – Tommy Tutone

“Can’t Touch This” – MC Hammer

Thursday, March 15, 2012

So Many Details

As some of you may know, I have just started my own business as a "Day of" Wedding Coordinator. Weddings are something I love being a part of, even when they are not mine! I was married 6 1/2 years ago and I don't think a week goes by where something doesn't remind me of that day back on September 23, 2005! I relive it again and again in my head...or I watch the video!
I wanted to be able to help couples and families make sure the most important day of their lives go exactly according to plan...their plan. I am offering services for the day of the wedding. The bride and groom are still in charge of planning the wedding, I am just executing what actually happens on the wedding day.
Love The Way You Wed, was just created in the past couple months when a bride and groom approached me for some help. They were planning a wedding in Philadelphia....and they are living in Tallahassee, FL. In the past couple months I began helping them with the details of their wedding and in turn decided to open the doors to other couples.
This particular wedding is to take place this Saturday, on St. Patty's Day. And yes, it will be Irish themed! Some of the details included working with the event manager at the reception hall, working with the head of catering, the photographer, the DJ and the String Band. The nitty gritty details include maneuvering over 100 guests from center city to south Philly and then back to center city. How? Shuttle buses will be in use!
Tonight I met with the bride to go over the final details and for her to officially hand "everything" over to me. The wedding is now in my hands!!!
Stay tuned to see how it turns out....
Interested in a Day of the Event Wedding Coordinator...Contact me!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Save the Date Postage

Writing a blog can sometimes be a difficult task. It is hard to know what to write about, a personal experience, a local story or a planning tip. I would like to offer all of these when speaking of weddings. I recently started my own Day of the Event Wedding Coordinator business in the Philadelphia area. With this, I am here to help the couples on their special day, execute all the plans that have been made in the months prior. Whether you need vases filled with water or the vendors on time and in order...I am here for you. With that being said, and I know you (as the readers) are not all local residents, I would like to use this page to occasionally offer wedding tips that I come across while assisting couples.

Just today, I was in a conversation about postage stamps on your Save the Date's...is this important to you? The bride from today is getting married in December, and when she went to purchase her stamps (post card stamps) the only style the post office had were Hawaiian shirts. She felt this to be ironic, a winter wedding with summer theme stamp. Ironically, another bride who was married last summer also sent out Save the Date post cards; her stamps...Polar Bears! Is this something important to you? Do you think your guests will notice the postage?

Today, post card stamps are $0.32 and the only style offered by the USPS are those Hawaiian shirts. The other option you have is to custom make your stamps online. Web sites like zazzle.com let you upload your own design or picture. They offer all stamp sizes (small, medium and large) and all rates, including the post card rate! The total price is a little higher because you are paying for the customization. But for one sheet of 20 post card stamps, you will pay $16.95 (buy three sheets and the price comes down to $16.45 each sheet). This, unfortunately does not include shipping, there was a $4.15 charge to NJ. All in all, I don't think this is too bad...to order 60 post card stamps (3 sheets) including shipping; I would be paying $53.54.

Fortunately, the United States Post Office does offer a nice wedding selection for your invitations. I would recommend using their stamps for them as you will already be paying for extra postage due to the weight of the "packets" you are sending out.