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Questions to Ask a Caterer

Tips & Tricks By April 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

  Besides your location, the food and drink for your wedding bash will probably consume the largest portion of your wedding budget. Catering costs are usually presented as “per-person” charges, sometimes abbreviated in wedding brochures as “pp” after the amount. But be aware—the per-person charge often doesn’t include everything: Tax and the gratuity (sometimes called the “service charge”) might be…

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15 Questions You Gotta Ask Wedding DJs

Tips & Tricks By April 28, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

DJs, with their music selection and announcements, truly set the tone for your reception, so make sure you set aside time to interview your prospective wedding DJ (in person when possible). Listen (and watch) how your prospective DJ responds to the questions below. Then ask yourself if this person is a good fit (Is he likable? Does she understand what…

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75 Father Daughter First Dance Songs

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Are you having a father daughter dance and need a song? We have 75 to choose from… Something sentimental this evening, and unashamedly so. It’s not your typical choice for Irish or UK ladies, but you know when the day comes to walk down the aisle arm-in-arm with your father, to meet your hubby-to-be, there are lots of emotions and…

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A Musician’s Guide to Having Live Music at Your Wedding

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

  So, you’ve decided that having the Worst DJ In History roll out “Puppy Love” isn’t something you want to experience on your wedding day, and you want something a little quirkier than an iPod playlist for the music at your reception. So you’re now considering live music. Fantastic! What could be better than inviting a group of people who…

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How To: Bake A Wedding Cake

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

When we re-launched the APW How-To series, one of the first things on the menu (pun intended, I am totally hilarious) was to get a How-To bake a wedding cake post. It couldn’t come from me, since my version of how to bake a wedding cake is “Find local bakeshop that will quote you something under $500. Order.” So we…

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Top Questions to Ask a Wedding DJ

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

These are the 40 most important questions to ask any professional disc jockey you are considering for your wedding and will help you accurately gauge the professionalism, reliability, and honesty of any wedding DJ you are considering.  Again, we strongly encourage you to read our free eBook for an in-depth guide to finding, interviewing, and hiring a wedding DJ. This…

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How to Choose Your Wedding Musicians

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Music has the power to alter mood and emotion; to create ambiance and unite. Choosing your wedding musicians can seem a daunting task, with a wide variety in musical styles and performance techniques, how do you choose a performer or band than will best suit your occasion? Our author has played at hundreds of wedding celebrations; each one unique yet…

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7 Crucial Questions To Ask Your Wedding Cake Designer

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

The wedding cake is definitely one of the most iconic items that you’ll have to plan for your big day. But just tasting the cake and choosing cake flavors are not the only things you need to consider when finding your dream wedding cake. The logistics and technicalities behind planning and choosing your wedding cake also need to be discussed…

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What to Ask Your Wedding Musicians or Deejay

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

A good band is hard to find. Here’s what to ask when interviewing. 1. When and where can we see you perform live? The band or deejay should invite you to a club date or schedule a mini performance of three to four songs for a small audience. 2. Can you supply us with a videotape or audiotape? Is it…

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How to Get a Lower Wedding Cake Price

Tips & Tricks By April 27, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Believe it or not, there are ways to lower a wedding cake price while still going for the classiest of cakes. After reading this article, you’ll be able to treat your guests with a mouthwatering cake which was bought at reasonable price. 1. Make sure that the decoration and design are the right kinds to suit your taste before you…

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