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Wedding Favors that Really Shake Things Up!

Did you know that throughout history, salt has been revered as a symbol of wealth and good fortune? Or that black pepper was used by Europeans in the Middle Ages to pay dowries? It’s true! In fact, since 2200 BC, salt has even been used as currency in cultures as far away as Tibet and Ethiopia and as close to home as Virginia during the Civil War. During the Middle Ages, black pepper was considered so valuable that only the very wealthy could afford to use it. Today, however, salt and pepper have come to symbolize the perfect match! Just like you and your fianc√©! These practical and reusable salt and pepper shakers are exquisitely designed and are sure to charm your guests as practical wedding favors . Available in a variety of styles, each of these sets comes gift boxed and ready to go. This is one favor idea that is sure to add spice to your big wedding day! Find more salt & pepper wedding shaker favors , as well perfectly unique gift favors at!

Wedding Recessional Music

The recessional music is played after your kiss and it carries you and your wedding party as you leave the altar. It should be similar in style to the processional music, but more upbeat with a "happy" sound. This music should be the most joyous. Consider some of these tunes to carry you down the aisle! Traditional Selections Trumpet Tune : Henry Purcell Wedding March : Felix Mendelssohn Ode to Joy : Beethoven Praise We Sing To Thee : Franz Joseph Haydn Alleluia Chorus : George Frederick Handel Hornpipe ( From Water Music) : George Frederick Handel Contemporary Selections The Prayer : Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion I Feel Good : James Brown Beautiful Day : U-2 Walking on Sunshine : Katrina and the Wavers Celebration : Kool & The Gang I Want To Hold Your Hand : The Beatles The Best Is Yet To Come : Judy Garland What have YOU selected for your recessional music? I'd love to hear more ideas and share your selections on our website!

Interlude / Unity Candle Music

The Interlude music (instrumental or vocal) during the wedding ceremony is used to signify that something special is about to happen. A perfect time for this might be as you light the unity candle, signifying two families joining and becoming one. Traditional Selections Amazing Grace : Lari White Ave Maria : Beethoven What Wondrous Love Is This : Traditional Hymn Greensleeves : Traditional Contemporary Selections First Time Ever I Saw Your Face : Roberta Flack Forever : Kenny Lattimore All I Ask of You(Phantom of the Opera) : Andrew Lloyd Weber When I Said I Do : Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Your Everything : Keith Urban Grow Old With Me : Mary Chapin Carpenter The Wedding Song: Noel Paul Stookey Do you have a great musical selection for your wedding ceremony? Tell me about it! I'd love to share your ideas with other brides.

Wedding Processional Music

The wedding processional is the big moment! Your parents and attendants will walk down the aisle ahead of you. The music sets the mood for the rest of the ceremony. Here are a few suggestions that will reflect both, your style and the love you share, as you prepare to become man and wife. Traditional Selections Allegro Maestoso from Water Music : George Frederick Handel Elvira Madigan Theme : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Four Seasons : Vivaldi Welcome Welcome Glorious Morn : Henry Purcell Canon in D : Johann Pachelbel Contemporary Selections From This Moment : Shania Twain Only Time : Enya Storybook Love (Theme from Princess Bride) : Mark Knofler Right Here Waiting : Richard Marx Come Away With Me : Nora Jones This Is The Night : Clay Aiken Somewhere Over The Rainbow : Kenny G I Believe I Can Fly : R. Kelly In My Life : Beatles Watch for Interlude /Unity Candle Ceremony Music in the next post! For all your wedding ceremony supplies and wedding decorations , be sure to check out WhereBr

Wedding Prelude Music

The wedding prelude is the time when the guests begin to arrive and are being seated. The air seems to be alive with the anticipation of witnessing the marriage of two friends. Reinforce this with music that hints at what is to happen next. Traditional Selections Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring : Johann S. Bach Sleepers Awake : Johann S. Bach Air - Orchestral Suite in D Major : Johann S. Bach Pastoral Symphony from Messiah : George Frederick Handel Adagio for Organ Sonata No. 2, Opus 65 : Felix Mendelssohn Canon : Johann Pachelbel Perfect Love : Sir Joseph Barnby Ave Verum Corpus : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Contemporary Selections Angel Eyes : Jim Brickman If : Bread Annie’s Song : John Denver Only Time : Enya Truly : Lionel Richie Evergreen : Barbra Streisand At Last : Etta James Note: Some faiths do not allow secular music in their house of worship. Be certain to check with your facility coordinator. Watch for more posts on wedding music ideas! Also be sure to check out f

Not Your Mother's Cake Top!

Gone are days of boring old wedding cake tops ... you know the ones. We've all seen them! Brides and grooms now have creative and whimsical alternatives to top things off on their wedding day. Monogram Cake Tops New monogram cake tops allow the couple to personalize their affair. Depending on the size of the top level on the cake, you can opt for the single letter of your new last name, or you can select a full monogram of three letters. Monogram cake tops usually come in white, brushed silver, or gold and make excellent keepsakes after the wedding. Some brides are ordering multiple letters and using them in their table centerpieces, as well, to tie the entire reception room into the monogram theme. Whimsical Cake Tops Fun loving couples often go for whimsical cake tops that illustrate their personality and highlight the fun-loving nature of their relationship. Whimsical cake tops include verything from "The Groom takes the plunge" to the bride dragging the groom back to

Military Weddings

You've decided to have a military wedding—complete with all the pomp and circumstance such a formal affair entails. Here some tips on planning the wedding of your dreams that still conforms to longstanding military tradition and protocol. Wedding Attire The main difference between a military wedding and a civilian wedding is that the bride and/or groom will be in uniform. An officer or enlisted personnel in the bridal party wears uniforms that comply with the formality of the wedding and seasonal uniform regulations. For commissioned officers, the evening or mess dress uniform is equivalent to the civilian black tie. Commissioned officers who elect to wear a sword or saber with their uniform should stand to the left of the bride so as to protect her from the blade. For enlisted personnel, dress blues or Army greens should be worn. Remember, never wear a boutonni√®re with a military uniform. Military ribbons or medals are the only adornments permitted on the uniform. The bride who is