Flower Girl Power

Having a flower girl in your wedding party is a charming custom, particularly when you have a family member or the child of a close friend who is just right for the role. We found some great advice regarding flower girls from some of our favorite wedding blogs.

The Spruce provides a quick run down of the basics. Woman Getting Married has six things you should know before you ask a girl to be in your wedding.

Pink Princess has ten tips for selecting a flower girl and eight more for choosing the perfect dress for her. Wedding Wire also chimes in with some tips for picking out the right dress.

Nebraska Wedding Day has inspiration for flower girl fashion, hair, and petal baskets

If you don’t care for flower petals, Modern Wedding offers some alternatives. The Knot gets creative with their solutions  and Popsugar has some other ideas.

No little girls in your circle? Maybe you can borrow a page from this couple’s playbook and ask your grandmothers to fulfill the role!

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Four Solutions for First Dance Anxiety

If you have more jitters than jitterbug when it comes to your First Dance as a newlywed, never fear. We’ve got some workable solutions for you.

  1. Keep it simple, short and sweet. Ask your DJ to help you find a shorter song. “In My Life” by the Beatles clocks in at just over two and a half minutes, while Tony Bennett’s “The Best Is Yet to Come,” Otis Reading’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” and plenty of others are even shorter. “Parachutes” by Cold Play is under a minute! Practice some simple movements in the privacy of your own home a few times a week leading up to the wedding, and the whole thing will feel natural on your big day.
  2. Hire a choreographer. A pro can work with you and your true love to find out what moves work best for you, even if neither of you have any experience at all. Call local dance studios for a recommendation.
  3. Call in the troops. If the idea of people watching you and your spouse dance is what’s bothering you, then feel free to bring up your wedding attendants in the first few bars of the song. Or, have your parents and grandparents join you. You can even change the focus of the first dance to be about every married couple at your reception.


  1. Skip it. Really. Much as we love the First Dance tradition at wedding receptions, if it is causing either future spouse a ton of anxiety, it’s not worth it. Your Complete Wedding + Events DJ would be happy to brainstorm some alternatives that will reflect your relationship as a couple. Other newlyweds have shared a First Karaoke, a First Rubik’s Cube Battle, a First Light Saber Duel, and a First Hula Hoop.


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“…To Have and To Hold…”

There are so many ways to personalize your wedding: clothing (of course!), flowers (of course!), decor, location, music, menu, favors…

Your wedding vows are another opportunity to reflect your relationship. Traditional vows are great – they cover all the bases and are brief, understandable and classic. Some couples choose to add their own spin to the traditional vows with a few tweaks. Others start from scratch and create vows that are completely unique.

We’ve rounded up some of the best blog posts on wedding vows to help you decide what is best for you.

Martha Stewart Weddings has a comprehensive list of traditional vows for almost every religious ceremony.

The Knot provides inspiration from vows used by recently married couples. A Practical Wedding offers 25 vows guaranteed to make everyone cry…or laugh.  OffBeat Bride has some really unique vows they encourage you to steal.

Wedding Paper Divas has a mind-boggling list of 600 different options to choose from, and The Spruce has some great tips for writing your own vows.

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