Daddy's Little Bride

Kirbi and Lanny 2

Video of the Month Bride and Groom Talk to Us About Their Wedding

Our Houston bride Kirbi and her husband Lanny, from the Video of the Month, talk to Daddy’s Little Bride about their fabulous wedding and wedding dance. From the Bride:  1) What date did you get married?   August 2, 2013 2) Briefly describe your planning process.   The planning process was a quick one since I got engaged in March and would be married a few months later. Most of the bridal shows were closer to my actual wedding date and by that point my vendors were already selected – they had to be. My team of planning consisted of my fiance, mom, aunt, and mother-in-law. We brought in a day of coordinator later so someone could actually facilitate with experience..

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My Video Playlist

My Video Playlist

I get sooo many emails asking for the titles and artists of the songs used in my father-daughter dance video. Here they are for your reference! 1. My Girl – Temptations 2. Boogie Shoes – KC and the Sunshine Band 3. I want you back – The Jackson 5 4. Stanky Leg – GS Boyz 5. My Dougie – Lil Wil 6. Dancing Machine – The Jackson 5 7. Da Butt – EU 8. Apache – Sugarhill Gang 9. Love you I do – Jennifer Hudson 10. Single Ladies – Beyonce

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DJ

Tips for Selecting a DJ for Your Wedding Reception

A DJ (disc jockey) is one of the most important elements of your wedding reception (and ceremony for some). They essentially run your reception, ensuring everything occurs in the timetable provided and that all of your guests remain entertained for hours. With that said, here are some tips for selecting a great DJ for your wedding. Get References Talk to your friends, family and co-workers about DJs that they’ve used for their events. If you’ll be attending other weddings or parties before your big day, speak with the DJs at those events and get their information (if you like their performance). Also, your venue can probably recommend a host of DJs that they work with all the time or you..

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tipping

How Much to Tip Your Wedding Vendors

I love this article  since it provides tip suggestions for everyone you will work with on your wedding day – from the hairstylist to the limo driver and everyone in between. Determining how much to tip was a big gray area for my husband and me. We didn’t want to be cheap, but we also didn’t want to spend extra money we didn’t have! This article was definitely helpful for us… From the Editors of  Perfect Wedding Guide Many vendors will already include tips or gratuities into their wedding essentials service fees, so it’s best to ask ahead of time if gratuity is included in the cost of their services or if they add a gratuity in their service contract. Here is..

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Picking Wedding Date

TIPS FOR CHOOSING A WEDDING DATE

By Amy Eisinger from WeddingChannel.com Picking the big day can be a big deal, especially if you and your husband-to-be have hectic work schedules, family spread across the country, and friends who are also getting hitched around the same time. But don’t worry, there are some easy ways to cut down on your choices and still pick a day that’s meaningful for you both (not to mention practical!). A STYLE FOR ALL SEASONS What’s your vision of the perfect day? Do you exchange vows on the beach wearing only a white bikini? Or do you say “I dos” at the church you’ve grown up in with a cathedral-length train on your gown and ten bridesmaids at your side? You’ve got plenty..

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July Video of the Month Bride Talks to Us About Her Wedding Dance

Our NYC bride Rachel, from the July Video of the Month, talks to Daddy’s Little Bride about her father-daughter wedding dance and gives advice to brides looking to create something similar.   1.  When did you get married?  I got married on April 13, 2013.   2. What inspired you to do an upbeat father-daughter dance?  We are a dancing family.  I have danced since I was 3 years old and we have videos throughout the years of my dad and I spontaneously dancing all around the house. So, only fitting to do an upbeat dance at my wedding!   3. How long did you practice before the performance?  My father lives in Florida and I am in NYC…sooo we saw each..

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Include your dad in wedding

Dads At Weddings: 6 Modern Ways To Include Your Father In Your Wedding

From Huff Post Weddings For many brides, showing their love for their fathers is an important — and super emotional — part of their wedding day. So why not make it even more special than tradition dictates? Sure your dad can walk you down the aisle, but there are plenty of other ways to include your pops in your wedding.   1. Invite him to do a reading or a blessing. This is a simple way to include your dad, but you can make it more personal by choosing a reading that has meaning to the two of you. Maybe it’s a passage from a book he used to read to you as a child (we love the popular wedding reading..

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Wedding Planning Advice For Grooms

After hearing (and experiencing) horror stories of bridesmaids completely stressed about a wedding that isn’t even their own, I decided that my then fiance and I would plan our wedding ourselves. No bridesmaids or groomsmen needed! Your fiance knows (or should know) everything about you – your interests, your likes, dislikes and most importantly, what your budget is! Who best to help you plan for the big day than your life partner? Here are some great tips for grooms to get more involved in the wedding planning process. Brides – remember that your fiance is trying to help! Let them! Be respectful, allow them to make decisions and COMPROMISE. My husband and I never stressed one day because we each..

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How to Create a Music Mix for Your Wedding Dance

I get so many questions from brides (and grooms!) on how to mix their own music for their wedding dance. It’s actually quite simple to create a mix of edited songs! You’ll need an iTunes account, which is easy to create if you don’t already have one. Once in iTunes, follow these steps (click on each picture to make it bigger): 1.  Create a playlist and include all of the songs you will dance to. 2.  Within your playlist, place the songs in the order you will perform them. 3.  iTunes allows you to select when each song starts and ends. Listen to each song you want to edit and determine the part of the song you think would be..

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The Knot App

Wedding planning apps to get brides and grooms organized

From CBS News Planning a walk down the aisle can be daunting, but tech-savvy couples can now get a little help from apps on their phones or tablets. There may no longer be a need for hard copies of budgets, or drawn out table place settings. These mobile apps can help happy couples take care of planning, organizing or even capturing the wedding on video with a tap of a finger. They also help cut down on wedding costs that come with hiring an expensive wedding planner. During the planning stages of a wedding, there are many items that often go forgotten or cause last-minute panic attacks. It is easy to forget to budget for vendor tips or bathroom flower..

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Budgeting for the Wedding: 30 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to save money on your wedding! Here is a great article from The Knot, giving you tips on saving money for your wedding flowers, reception, food and drink and other important things. Reception 1. Cut the guest list. This will slash your catering costs and save on invitations and even the number of centerpieces. 2. Think off-peak season and save thousands! 3. Hold your ceremony and reception in one spot — it will cut travel time for vendors you pay by the hour. 4. Skip the Saturday wedding. 5. Have bigger tables so you need fewer centerpieces and tablecloths. 6. Shop the off-season for extra decor — get modern black vases on sale after..

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Flowers Blog

10 Tips for Saving Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers are sooo expensive! According to The Knot, the average couple spends $1,988 on flowers and décor. Here are 10 things that my husband and I did to save money on flowers for our wedding. Hope these help! 1. Shop Around – Yes, this is time consuming, but if it’s to save money it’s worth it! My husband and I met with at least 10 florists and the one we finally settled on was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and helpful in helping us save money. And she didn’t charge extra for every little thing! For instance, all other florists would’ve made me purchase the rhinestones and fabric that went in and around my bouquet and then pay a service fee. My florist..

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