Remember when the newlywed “first dance” was just two crazy kids, swaying around on the dance floor to their fave sentimental tune? Yeah, neither do we. Probably because for at least the last 5 years or so, first dances have become major productions: the perfect song choice, the dramatic entrance, the fancy footwork, the…professionalchoreography?? If you’re feeling first-dance pressure, you’re in good company. And we’re here to help, with these tips for bringing the fun back to this much-loved wedding tradition.
Include your soon-to-be spouse in the first-dance planning process. After all, he or she is the one you’ll be dancing with! Take a step back and try to remember if there were any songs you both liked while dating. Is there a song that has particular meaning to you? Is there an artist you both love? Is there a musical style you’re both more comfortable dancing to?
To ease the pressure you may be feeling about dancing in the spotlight, consider taking a series of dance lessons together. These can be a great date-night activity, followed by dinner or a post-con cocktail and laugh sesh, looking back on his sweet attempts at salsa, or your dramatic “dip” recovery. Pre-wedding dance classes can also serve as a way to explore what music style fits both of you best.
When selecting a wedding reception first-dance song, don’t forget about the “classics.” There’s a reason why you can never go wrong with a timeless standard for your first spin as spouses. Classic songs from the 40s and 50s are always in style, and any qualified Houston wedding band or wedding DJ will definitely be able to fulfill this request.
Beware of pop music. Charting songs and Spotify hits typically are in for like…five minutes in the grand scheme of things…and then forgotten. You’ll want to pick a first-dance song you and your groom will love in the moment, be delighted to relive in your wedding photos and wedding video over and over again, and dance to, in intimate moments, for years to come.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words might a moving picture count for? For this video collaboration–helmed by longtime Weddings in Houston partner and event planner extraordinaire Gray & Associates, and shot by WIH fave Ama Photography & Cinema, with decor from Plants N’ Petals, and a gorgeous gown from Houston Bridal Gallery–we’ll start with the words “beautiful,” “romantic,” “moving,” “inspiring,” “elegant”…and let you fill in the rest. Enjoy, lovelies. This one is special.
Whether your style is traditional, ornate, or chic and modern, we’ve got you covered with the hottest 2015 wedding cake trends from our favorite national and local Houston bakers. Trust us, that sweet tooth of yours will be satisfied.
Your wedding may be the biggest celebration of your life, but it’s something more than that–it’s an expression of love that is as personal as it is profound. The Woodlands’ A Memorable Event understands the unique importance of weddings, and creates customized celebratory experiences that are not just memorable–they are utterly unforgettable. If you are one of the lucky (and savvy) brides who had the opportunity to attend the Feb. 12 I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian, you had the chance to see A Memorable Event’s artistry on display. The full-service wedding design and planning firm’s lavishly bedecked royal table (pictured here, bottom), had brides and their entourages swooning with delight. If a table ever captured the essence of elegance and romance that a wedding reception embodies, it was this spectacular table. For a better look at A Memorable Event’s design expertise and huge inventory of wedding linens, tabletop items, decor and more, drop in on their beautiful new Woodlands warehouse and showroom this Thursday, Feb. 26, any time between 11:30 am and 8 pm. This full-day open house will showcase A Memorable Event’s new spring collection, featuring thousands of items you can choose from to create the wedding of your dreams. Light bites, fine wine and consultations with the incredibly talented and super-friendly A Memorable Event staff, too!
What a NIGHT. Right?? If you were among the fortunate 300 Houston brides, bridesmaids, grooms and their guests who made the oh-so-savvy decision to snap up I Do! Bridal Soiree tickets while they lasted, last Thursday evening was a night to remember, indeed. On Thursday, Feb. 12,Weddings in Houston magazine presented the truly magnificent I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. For three magical hours, attendees met with A-list Houston vendors [see full exhibitor list here!]; dined on sumptuous Mediterranean, Asian and Texas-inspired specialties courtesy of world-renowned Jackson and Company catering; sipped French Champagne and fine wine; enjoyed live entertainment and decadent treats; chatted with mingling models showing off the season’s most gorgeous couture wedding gowns; and, perhaps most thrillingly, wandered through a wonderland of weddingscapes featuring the artistry of Houston’s finest design experts. Whether you were one of our honored guests, or you plan to attend our Fall I Do! Bridal Soiree, coming Oct. 18 to the Four Seasons Hotel Houston–or BOTH–we welcome you to tour Civic Photos’ images of the I Do! Bridal Soiree at The Corinthian. And please join us in thanking Jackson and Company, The Corinthian, Civic Photos, A&A Video, LBL Event Rentals/Linens by Lisa, EB Inc Events, Southern Hospitality Coffee Company, Jonny Black Productions and Scott Graham Piano, for their fabulous contributions to the I Do! Bridal Soiree.