reception

Father/ Bride Dance

Happy Father's Day to all the loving fathers!

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In honor of Father's Day. We have created a list of songs that would be perfect for the Father / Bride dance at your wedding. We also have the list available on Spotify if you want to check out our Spotify playlist to gives these songs a listen. Find us on Spotify as Rolling Shutter Imagery!

  1. I Loved Her First- Heartland
  2. My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  3. Butterfy Kisses - Bob Carlisle
  4. My Girl - Otis Redding
  5. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
  6. Your Smile - Josh Turner 
  7. Daughters - John Mayor
  8. Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
  9. Love Without End, Amen - George Straight
  10. Dance with My Father - Luther Vandross
  11. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  12. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
  13. I Turn to You - Christina Aguilera
  14. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
  15. I'll Stand By You - Pretenders

Wedding Day Timeline

On your wedding day, you will want to create a timeline and send it to your bridal party, or at least bridesmaids, ahead of time so everyone knows what to expect. Trust me, it will come in handy and this is the best way to ensure you don't run hours late or have rushed hair and make up time. 

Coordinate with your hair stylist and make up artist ahead of time so you know how much time they need on each individual. Then schedule so that you keep the momentum running. For my wedding day, for example, the hair stylist needed 30 minutes per individual and make up needed 45 for each bridesmaid and 1 hour for the bride. Schedule each individual so that each can easily make their "appointment". See my example below for reference. Also note, my bridesmaid 2 decided to her own make up thats why she is missing on the right column. 

*also note* On my example below, please ignore "Vons Run" at 8am or substitute for what is needed on your special day. You can pick up breakfast or drive to the venue. Substitute for what you need. 

Wedding Day Timeline

I had a wedding day coordinator so from 7:30 - 10:30 I left cake cutting and bouquet and garter tossing to my wedding coordinator to pull me when needed so that I could enjoy the reception. You can do without it you have a stellar made of honor or bridesmaid that will keep you on track. Just schedule those as you wish, and inform the DJ, your DJ can assist by announcing when ready. Just ensure someone is available to guide you when needed to you can enjoy every second of your special day. 

Also, for the entire day, well from 2:30pm on, I did not have a watch or my phone. I was VERY reliant on my coordinate to guide me in sticking to the schedule, but the fact that I had a schedule to stick to made the day a breeze. Again, any bridesmaid can help you stay on track if you have your day planned. 

I hope you find my example of the wedding day timeline helpful. Happy planning!

- Delisa 

Eating on your wedding day

If your wedding day is soon approaching, you've probably received a lot of advice from others regarding eating, or not being able to eat, on your wedding day. During dinner, your guests are thrilled for you and admiring every aspect of your wedding. Your guests view this as their first opportunity, and potentially only one, to thank you, congratulate you or compliment you and how nice your wedding is. This can easily turn into your entire dinner portion of the reception being used to greet guests, and not the intended plan of eating dinner. Wave good-bye to dinner.

I have a few tips that can allow you for time to eat and still get to greet all your wedding guests during the dinner portion. Your eating may be rushed but at least you will get a few moments to eat and enjoy the meal you've been planning and looking forward to for months. This mainly works with seated dinner but I can see it easily being used for buffet style as well. 

You MUST coordinate ahead of time with your caterer and photographer. Fill them in on your game plan ahead of time so all ducks are in a row. You want your caterer to know the plan and the photographer prepared that dinner time is go time. 

Game plan: You advise the caterer that you wish to be served first. It is encouraged for bride and groom to receive the salad and meal at the same time for best use of time. Be prepared to eat fast. The plan is to eat your meal while your guests are eating salads. You want to finish up as your guests are starting on the main course. Then, you go around to each and every table and greet your guests and take a picture with each table. This way, if someone interrupts you as your eat, you can politely say, "Thank you for coming and saying hello. We are coming around to each table in just a bit to take a picture and say hi. We just want to finish eating quickly so we can come by and say hello. We will talk to you in a bit when we come to your table, okay?". Your guest will feel better knowing they have promised time and picture awaiting so they will leave quickly. And there you have it. Guaranteed eating your meal, and bonus, a guaranteed picture with every single guest at your wedding. You can physically move around to each table and take a picture with each table or stay center on the dance floor and have each table come to you. Your guests will appreciate the gesture and your stomach will be pleased as well. 

Hopefully this foodie's advice can assist another foodie with enjoying their meal on their wedding day. Stay tuned for more wedding planning tips and advice to come. 

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Until next time....  hope everyone enjoys the holiday. Happy Presidents Day! 

- Delisa