Free Shutterfly Photo Book= Free Custom Guest Book!

Right now you can get a FREE photo book from Shutterfly or $20 off any $20 purchase using the promotional code BIGTHANKS by Sunday, 01/22. This does not include shipping. However this is an awesome deal for those of you looking to buy some Save the Dates or make your own photo guest book!

Check out mine below! I made my guest book using a free promo code. My guests loved it and it is a great, sturdy keepsake that captures our life together up until our big day!

Get the deal at Shutterfly.com!

If you go through Ebates first you will also earn 2% cash back! Every little bit adds up! I earned$46.00 just this quarter alone on all my little online purchases!

 

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Cake Cutting Song Playlist Ideas!

Here are some top picks for getting your guests psyched for the cake!

*Dessert by Dawin

Dessert
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*Cake By the Ocean (clean version) by DNCE

Cake By The Ocean [Clean]
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*Hit Me With Your Best Shot by Pat Benatar

Hit Me With Your Best Shot (2002 - Remaster)
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*How Sweet It Is by Michael Buble

How Sweet It Is
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*Eat It by Weird Al Yankovic

Eat It
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* Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leopard

Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012)
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*Sweetest Thing by U2

Sweetest Thing
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* Sugar, Sugar by The Archies

Sugar, Sugar
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* I’m Into Something Good by Herman’s Hermits

I'm Into Something Good
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* Candy Rain by Soul 4 Real

Candy Rain
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* Sugar Rush by AKB48 from Wreck It Ralph (the chorus)

Sugar Rush
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* When I’m 64 by The Beatles

When I'm Sixty Four
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* Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler from The Wedding Singer

Grow Old With You
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* Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest (From "Beauty and the Beast")
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* Burning Love by Elvis

Burning Love
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Our Wedding Playlist- Ceremony and Reception Songs

My husband and I  both love music. My style is a mix of 50’s, 80’s, Disney and throw in some random club songs and 90’s rap. While he is consistent with classic rock…hard rock…screaming rock…angry rock…you get the idea. Planning the music for our big day was crucial. We wanted the songs to reflect us. We wanted a mixture of fun and goofy with touching and romantic. Ultimately my husband chose our first dance and we agreed on many more.  The end result was a soundtrack to our big day. I still listen to it constantly and I am transported back to that day. Whenever Clocks by Coldplay comes on the radio or 1,2,3,4 by the Plain White Tees, I get a little nostalgic!

My husband and I couldn’t afford a custom logo displayed in lights. We couldn’t pay for an ice sculpture. However for free…we could show our guests who we were through music. Below is a rundown of our song selections for inspiration. I follow up with some other tunes to consider for making your own soundtrack as a couple. I also have suggestions below on unique and special songs for your big day. For instance, The Vitamin String Quartet has beautiful instrumental versions of so many songs without that electronic karoake sound. You can listen to samples of all these songs either on the sidebar or at the end of this post! Enjoy!

Our Wedding Soundtrack circa 2009!

Family Entrance: God Only Knows What I Would Be Without You by the Beach Boys

Bridal Party Entrance: 1,2,3,4 by  The Plain White Tees

Big Bad World
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Bride’s Entrance (ahem me): Clocks by Coldplay

String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay
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Unity Candle: There Is Love (The Wedding Song) by Peter, Paul and Mary…it’s traditional and it is soooooo good.

Procession Out: Beautiful Day by U2

Beautiful Day
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Reception:

Family Entrance: Pride (In the Name of Love) by U2

Bridal Party Entrance: I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister (This was awesome!)

I Wanna Rock
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Bride and Groom Entrance: Hot for Teacher by Van Halen

 

Ceremony: My awesomely talented friend Katie Kraft played these songs live on guitar and piano while she sang. She is awesome. If you live in the Washington D.C. area…find her and Logan Kraft. They are awesome and you will love them!

Katie and Logan Kraft’s Web Site

 

First Dance: Echo by Trapt

Echo
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Mother/Son: Song for My Son by Donna Lee Honeywell (country version)

A Song For My Son - Country Version
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Father/Daughter: Butterfly Fly Away by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus (okay I saw the movie prior to the wedding and bawled at this part…I will own it…I love this song and I would do it again!)

Butterfly Fly Away
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Cake Cutting: Eat it by Weird Al Yankovic

Eat It
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Bouquet Toss: All the Single Ladies by Beyonce (not original but it had just come out…it had to be)

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
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Garter: Whatta Man by Salt and Peppa and En Vogue

Whatta Man [feat. En Vogue]
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So those were our choices! There was rock, oldies, humor and yes even 90’s rap! We even played the theme from A Summer’s Place because it was my Aunt Reggie and Uncle Terry’s wedding song and they were celebrating their anniversary. The soundtrack of the day reflected us as a couple. Remember if you don’t have money to spend on over the top customizations, you still can add your touch as a couple to the music for your special day.

 

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Affordable and Unique Vellum Table Number Idea!

I just found the seller Paperpixie on Etsy and I am obsessed! There are so many inexpensive wedding day customizations available at her Etsy Store. I was originally brought to the store because I saw the vellum table numbers. The table numbers sell for between$1.00- $2.25 each (some are a few cents more) and can be customized to your liking.

You can use the free tealights and tealight holders from your venue (many venues provide these for no extra charge) and then wrap the vellum around them for an inexpensive, EASY, time saving but high end customized look! Just be sure that the votive holder is higher than the tea light for safety reasons.You could easily frame one of these vellum wrappers after the big day or scrapbook it! There are a ton of options to go with any theme!

Here are some of my favorite vellum table number picks from The Paperpixie on Etsy!

 

 

Amazon: Inexpensive Flower Girl Dresses for under $30!

The market for flower girl dresses has boomed which makes for some great deals for budget savvy brides and their flower girls! Kohls, Macys and other department stores have started carrying inexpensive yet beautiful flower girl dresses at a much lower price than bridal retailers.

Now Amazon is joining in! I mean you can find Bluetooth winter gloves on Amazon so why not be able to find affordable and beautiful flower girl dresses there as well! I decided to check out some of the flower girl options on Amazon. There were many brands and styles that seemed pageant-like but I was immediately drawn to the Bow Dream fashion line.

The Bow Dream dresses on Amazon had strong reviews, many color options and were beautiful yet classic. Many of the dresses have free shipping and return options. Check the return policy on each dress because flower girls grow…like weeds overnight (excuse the pun, I couldn’t resist).

Here are some of my favorite picks from the Bow Dream line which has many choices for under $30 (prices vary by size.)

Bow Dream Flower Girl's Dress Ivory Cream 6
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Bow Dream Lovely Lace V-Neck Flower Girl Dress Champagne 8
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Bow Dream Lovely Lace V-Neck Flower Girl Dress Champagne 8
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