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10 Great Dance Songs for Your Wedding

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Recently a bride wrote in to our Ask the Expert column for advice on how to make sure her small budget didn’t limit the amount of dancing people did at her wedding. I pointed out that DJs tend to be less expensive than bands and gave some tips on how to work with your budget.  But the real key to get people dancing though is to make sure you have music that gets them on the floor. The writers of one of our sister blogs, Inside the Gig, love to talk to bands and DJs and get their ideas for great playlists. Here’s one from cover band SugaDaddy Band. Read more…

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5 Wedding Controversies that Aren’t

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If you read a lot of wedding boards and blogs the same discussions and points of contention tend to come up over and over again. There are certain hot button issues that are guaranteed to stir debate in the comments section and thus page views. We’re all in favor of page views, but we think it’s time to retire some of these discussions. Read more…

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Top 10 Songs for a Brother/Sister Dance

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One of the most frequent questions we get to our Ask the Experts column is for how to handle a brother-sister dance in lieu of a father-daughter dance. I always advise to think bigger than just “what song” and think about which traditions do and don’t make sense to you. A brother-sister dance is fine, but there’s no rule that says you have to have a father-daughter dance or that you have to replace it with a different dance. But, if you are looking for a song, here are ten great choices for a brother/sister dance and 5 spectacularly bad ideas. Also see below for a special offer of more song suggestions for special moments in your wedding. Read more…

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Wedding Entertainment Regrets

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We recently surveyed our 2011 brides and grooms to ask them about their weddings. We wanted to know which songs they chose (and which they didn’t) and find out more about how we can help you plan your wedding. One of the things we asked was what wedding entertainment regrets they had. Fortunately, most people didn’t have ANY regrets (especially about their use of GigMasters for finding entertainment), but here are some of the most common regrets (and some suggestions for how to avoid them). Read more…