Top modern wedding songs

Spotify assembled a list of top modern wedding songs. At the head of the list was the hit song, “Shallow,” from the movie, “A Star is Born.” It’s a nice duet between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Take a listen: Frankly, the lyrics aren’t all that impressive for a wedding. Here’s an excerpt: “I’m off…

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wedding one-upmanship

Wedding celebrations are beautiful. They’re all about love, except when you spend beyond your means. Sadly, it’s easy to overspend because of a human condition called ‘wedding one-upmanship.’ But there’s a cure. More on that in a second. You know how wedding one-upmanship works. You get engaged and begin nosing around Instagram. Wow, you see…

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traditional weddings

Tradition is the glue that holds our world together. Right? Wrong … at least according to modern couples who increasingly distance themselves from the customs that so defined traditional weddings. “Fiddler on the Roof” extolled the virtues of tradition The virtues of tradition are gloriously proclaimed in the classic song, “Tradition,” (above) which opens the…

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fun wedding reception

Engaged? Answer these four questions to see what really matters to you when planning your wedding reception. Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a romantic one? Or do you prefer a fun wedding reception to an elegant reception? Do you prefer a fun wedding reception to a down-to-earth reception? Or do you prefer…

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fabulous cover song

Last week’s blogpost talked about a bad cover song that ruined the first dance for a bride. Sometimes, though, a great artist builds on the legacy of the original version of a song and surpasses it with a fabulous cover song of his or her own. As Cleveland wedding DJs, Music & More gets requests all…

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bad cover song

Never had a bride anticipated her first dance more than Julie (I changed the name to protect the innocent). She and her fiancée, Wally, had diligently, even feverishly, worked on their dance technique to pull off the perfect first dance. And then it all fell apart, leaving them victims of a bad cover song. Their…

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As time goes by

Don’t you love the songs written by Herman Hupfeld? Wait … what?! Who the heck is he? He’s simply the guy who wrote one of the most beloved songs in American music history, “As Time Goes By.” The Knot always ranks it high on their lists of best songs for your first dance. Some of…

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millennial marriage proposal

Poor Millennials. They seem to be the butt of a lot of jokes these days. Our guess is that the older generations are just jealous. On the other, hand the culture and technology have changed enough that the Millennial marriage proposal in the video below has just enough plausibility to elicit a good laugh. What…

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Pachebel’s Canon

A lovely little piece of baroque music written more than three centuries ago was resurrected in a Robert Redford movie and somehow became wedding magic. Yes, Johann Pachebel’s repetitive little ditty known as Pachebel’s Canon is one of the most popular wedding ceremony entrance songs for brides. Robert Redford resurrected Pachebel’s Canon In his directorial…

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popular wedding Bible verses

Millennials are interesting. They by and large have similar beliefs on  heaven, hell, and miracles as previous generations. They pray. But they don’t attend church regularly, because they’re not all that comfortable with organized religion. Nonetheless, when it comes time for planning their wedding ceremonies, they are totally interested in including popular wedding Bible verses.…

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