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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 WhereBridesGo.com!

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!

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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.

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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 the…

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 boutonnière with a military uniform. Military ribbons or medals are the only adornments permitted on the uniform.

The bride who is in…