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Wedding Reception Family Dynamics

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about some of the tricky family dynamics that can come in to play when planning your wedding ceremony. I think that because the wedding ceremony has more ritual and meaning behind it than the reception it’s more of a minefield for those families. But the reception can also be contentious. The reception can be especially difficult if the two (or more) families blending have different traditions and ideas about what constitutes a party. 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…