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A Glee-Inspired First Dance!

For their Cambridge, Massachusetts wedding, Jane and Jason got creative and did a little Glee-inspired choreography! Their First Dance Song: The Glee version of "Lucky" by Jason Mraz How they made it special: "We reenacted the scene from Glee where the football player sings a duet with the cheerleader," said the bride. "Jason had a... read more

A Sweet Reminder Of The First Dance: Wedding Band Engraved with Lyrics

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Their First Dance Song: Meegan and Jonathan danced to "History in the Making" by Darius Rucker (a.k.a Hootie, from Hootie and the Blowfish for those of you who don't know!). The couple choreographed their first dance, and even managed to pull off a lift! How They Made It Special: "This song was always meaningful... read more

Romantic First Dance Song Idea: A Cover of a Cover Song!

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Their First Dance Song: Lauren and Josh danced to The Tallest Man on Earth's cover of Bob Dylan's original "I Want You" -- as performed and recorded by Josh! It was totally in-character for this music-oriented groom, who's actually been singing all the way through his relationship with Lauren... Why It Was Meaningful: It was... read more

What We Danced To: The BoDeans’ “Good Things”

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Their First Dance Song: Janna and Loyd chose the 90s rock love song “Good Things” by the BoDeans. Favorite Lyrics: "See I can see good things for you and I / Give I can give love and attention / Give I can give all time away / Only to one heart I can give today"... read more

What We Danced To: Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose”

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Their First Dance Song: Ashley and Nikolay have "very different tastes in music," Ashley says, so they went with a classic love song: "La Vie En Rose" by Louis Armstrong. The Dance Party Music: The couple hired a jazz band to play upbeat music all their guests could enjoy. "We avoided any of your 'typical'... read more

What We Danced To: Wilco’s “One True Vine”

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Mary and Joe's first dance: We chose the song "One True Vine" by Wilco, which is one of our favorite bands," Mary says. The father-daughter dance: "My dad and I danced to “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young, who I grew up listening to with my dad." The mother-son dance: Joe and his mom danced to... read more

What We Danced To: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home”

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Their First Dance Song: Mary and Sean, a super-creative couple (they founded a design and marketing studio together), knew all along that they wanted to share their first dance to "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The upbeat folk rock song was the perfect complement to their vintage/rustic wedding. The Live Performance: The... read more

What We Danced To: Michael Buble’s “Everything”

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Cara and Stephen used a romantic mix of songs by Jack Johnson, Michael Buble, Andrea Bocelli and the Beatles played on an acoustic guitar as the soundtrack for their ceremony. It only made sense to continue the mellow vibe with a Buble song for their first dance: "Everything." For the rest of the spotlight dances,... read more

What We Danced To: Van Morrison’s “These Are the Days”

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Their First Dance Song: Katie and Rob danced to “These are the Days” by Van Morrison. "We wanted to do something that was unique and classic," Katie says. "Van Morrison is our favorite band, and it’s just a beautiful song." A violinist who had performed earlier even played along with the recorded song for an... read more

What We Danced To: Ingrid Michaelson’s “The Way I Am”

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Their Dance Party: At Patricia and Michael's reception, a 10-piece band played a mix of contemporary hits, 80s tunes, Michael Buble wedding favorites, a few Irish jigs and a Sinatra song for Michael’s dance with his mom and grandmother. "Everyone was on the dance floor," Patricia says. Their First Dance Song: The couple danced to... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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