How To Choose Your Bridal Party

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A bridal party is a saving grace to the bride. They are a major support during the wedding planning and ceremony. Narrowing down the pick of bridesmaids can be a difficult choice. You don’t want to let anyone down, but you also have to keep the list short. So, how do you choose your bridal party? When making your list, ask yourself these simple questions to help make your decision.


1.How close are you?


This is the big one. You never want to have someone in your party that is just there to fill a spot. Be sure to ask yourself what your relationship is with this person and how close you both are. If you know this person is a lifelong friend, she/he is a perfect choice!


2.How often do you see each other?


Are you the type of friends that keep in touch regularly? Or more the type that catch up once or twice a year? These are some questions to consider. We all have long distance friends, and that’s okay, however keep these questions in mind when making your picks.


3. Does the friendship make you happy?


Are your hangouts always a good time or are you stressed even thinking of hanging out? You should feel supported and happy with your bridal party through the entire process. Keep the drama away from your wedding planning.


4. Do you feel obligated?


Being in a friend’s wedding doesn’t mean you have to put them in your wedding. Although you don’t want to seem unappreciative or rude, it is ultimately your decision and your wedding. You can always explain your decision if someone is truly upset.


5. Are they family?


Depending on your family may influence your decision. Always consider yours and your fiance’s family members in your decision process.


6. Is she supportive of the engagement?


You don’t want to have negativity surrounding you during your wedding process. You want to surround yourself with a bridal party who will be happy for your upcoming nuptials.
Negativity and drama can be left elsewhere.


At the end of the day, it’s your decision and your big day! Although the process may be difficult, you’ll know who you want to have around you on your big day.


Wedding Planning Tips

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There are many afferent ways to get your wedding planning done. To get the most out of your planning, and to keep yourself from going crazy, try these helpful tips!

1. Start With The Perfect Date.

There are a few things you’ll want to consider when picking a date: who is on your guest list and are their any major conflicts. You’ll also want to decide the season of your wedding. Are you a inter person? Summer? Spring? These are all great questions to consider before you pick your perfect date.

2. Wants Vs. Needs.

Consider your wants vs. your needs when it comes to narrowing down the list. This will help you stay on budget and eliminate any unnecessary purchases or added stress while planning. After you have everyone you absolutely need, then you can add some extras.

3. Set A Budget.

Budget, budget, budget. This is one of the hardest things many soon-to-be couples struggle with. As you start the planning process, things add up. But you don’t want to break the bank all on your wedding. Set a budget and stick to it. You’ll be happier for it when all is said and done.

4. Choose A Theme.

Get creative with your wedding. Maybe you and your sweetie share a love for the beach or winter snow. A theme may help you work together with decor planning and color scheme.

5. Don’t Forget Paperwork.

The wedding planning is just a part of what needs to get done for a wedding. Don’t forget your paper work. The marriage license and contracts for vendors are important to remember to finalize everything before the big day.

6. Ask For Help.

Don’t let your pride get in the way. If you need help, ask. Your friends and family will be up for the challenge. You’ll eliminate stress and can focus on other tasks.

7. Set Deadlines.

A great way to keep things on track and check things off your to-do list is to set deadlines. Things like your RSVP list or payments are good tasks to keep on track.

8. Don’t Try To Multitask.

If you’re trying to get too many things done at once, you’ll probably miss the important ones. Take things one at a time so you don’t miss fine details.

9. Personal Touches.

Don’t forget to add personal touches to your wedding day. For example a signature drink or your favorite song. Your guests will love it and your wedding will mean that much more to everyone.

10. Planning Time.

Give yourself enough time to get everything you want done. Don’t add stress to your planning by not giving yourself enough time to search and plan so your big day is extra special.

Wedding planning is an exciting time for all involved. Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the ride. Your big day will come up in the blink of an eye.


5 Tips For Your Honeymoon

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After the festivities of your big wedding day are over, your next big event is your honeymoon! A time for you and the love of your life to celebrate, relax, and just get away for a few days as a married couple. Planning a honeymoon should be an enjoyable time, and if you have friends who are already married, you’ll probably ask for advice. But there are things you’ll just forget. If you’re planning your wedding and are planning to get away for your honeymoon, we’ve got 5 tips your friends won’t tell you about.


1. You’ll probably forget about it.


With all the wedding craziness you’ll probably forget to set time aside to plan your honeymoon. It’s hard to break for all the wedding planning, but be sure to set time to get your itinerary in order and you’ll be happy when the day comes that you have a mini vacay ready to go.


2. It’s an intimate affair.


You’re not going to notice, but you and your groom will be the typical “just married” couple on your travels, and that’s okay! This is a time for both of you to enjoy and just explode with love. The stress of wedding planning is gone, so you’ll be more relaxed too. Enjoy and treat yourself!


3. You’ll need to adjust emotionally.


You may feel all sorts of emotions the first couple of days into your honeymoon, but don’t worry, it will pass. You’re coming from stressing to thrills from your wedding day so it may take you some time to adjust and just relax. Go with the flow. Let yourself enjoy every moment and try new things!


4. Things may not go as planned.


You may have so many great things planned, but life happens. You may have stayed out on the beach too long and gotten sunburned or taken a tour that just drained you, it’s okay. Although you have things planned, sometimes a nice night in to recover it just what the doctor ordered. Order room service and let the celebration continue indoors.


5. You won’t want to leave.


When all is said and done, you’ll want to keep the romantic bliss going when you get back. Reality will be waiting for you even if you’re not ready. Be sure to plan fun activities, vacations, or dates to keep your romantic feelings alive.


Honeymoon’s are a great time for a newly married couple to get away together and just enjoy their marital bliss. Follow these 5 tips and you’ll be extra prepared during your honeymoon and have the best time!


10 Unexpected First Dance Songs

Picking the perfect song for you and your forever love, for your first dance, is a big deal. It’s the song that describes the love you have for one another and a treat for all your guests to share this special moment. We’ve got a list of the top 10 unexpected first dance songs that will make your guests fall in love all over again.


1. The Bangles “Eternal Flame



2. Ginuwine “Differences



3. Lauryn Hill “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”



4. Janelle Monae feat. Miguel “Primetime”



5. Bob Marley “Is This Love”



6. Corinee Bailey Rae “Like A Star”



7. The Wallflowers “Closer To You”



8. Arctic Monkeys “Baby I’m Yours”



9. Ray LaMontagne “You Are The Best Thing”



10. Erykah Badu feat. Stephen Marley “In Love With You”



If you’re having trouble finding the perfect song that will describe the love you feel for one another and want to stray from traditional songs, these 10 picks are a great start to have a sweet first dance.


If you’re ready to book your DJ for your wedding, be sure to contact our Waveform team today for more details and have the best playlist for your big day! Contact 1-800-3810736.


Wedding Budget 101

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A wedding is a joyous occasion for all attending. You want to provide a great celebration all your guests will remember. But things can quickly add up when you’re big day planning begins. From the venue to the catering, things can quickly spiral if you don’t keep your budget in check. Planning can become expensive, but with these 4 helpful tips, you’ll be sure to stay on track and within your budget for your big day.


1. Treat Yo’self!
You’re going to go through lots of negotiating trying to find the perfect vendor, venue, caterer, etc, and finding the right one that fits your budget will be tough. Treat yo’self during this process. Everyone likes a challenge and sticking to your budget will be a doozy. Set an incentive for yourself when it comes to your budget so that you are more motivated to stay on track.


2. High Stacks.
You won’t be able to have all the high end, designer items for your wedding, but maybe one will do. Choose a “must-have” item that you’d love to have for your wedding. If you stick to your budget or come under budget, add it to your wedding.


3. Accountability Buddy.
If you’re the type who may have no self control, ask a friend to help keep you on track. It’s easier when you have someone holding you accountable for your spending and you’ll thank them in the long run.


4. Keep Saving.
Just because the planning has started and you may be using some of your savings, doesn’t mean you need to stop adding. Create a side savings account as the planning continues to provide a little cushion or emergency fund. In case anything happens or you need a few extra bucks, you’ll have it all planned ahead.


Creating a budget will be hard work, but sticking to your budget will be great for your future. Avoid wedding debt with these great tips and keep yourself on track during your wedding planning!


10 Engagement To-Dos

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You have found your soul mate. You’ve been together for a while now and you’ve secretly been waiting for the big day when he or she pops the question. Then one day it finally happens! You’re asked to spend the rest of your life with the one you love. You’re in heaven. But then reality sinks in and you realize how much you’ll need to do before the big day. Don’t sweat it! We’ve got the top 10 things to-do right after your engagement, to keep you on track and on budget for the big celebration.


1. Call Parents. First things first, call the parentals. You’re going to be so joyful and elated that you’ll want to blast your engagement to social media, but the worst thing that can happen is your parents finding out via Facebook. They’ll want to hear it straight from the horses mouth rather than online, so make sure to call mom and dad to tell them the big news!


2. Manicure. Before posting your gorgeous engagement ring for all your friends to see, check your hands. Make sure you’ve got your nails on fleek and camera ready so that your ring shines bright.


3. Social Media Update. Post a great ring selfie and update your status to share the good news with your friends and family. Expect your inbox and feed to blow up once you’ve shared the news.


4. Don’t forget to celebrate! A toast to the soon to be groom and bride! Whether you’re planning a big engagement party or want to keep it small, round up some of your closest friends and family and celebrate your engagement. It’s a big step, why not party?


5. Protect your newest asset. Get insurance for your ring. Things happen, whether it be the diamond falling out or dropping down the sink drain, you want to make sure you’re gem is protected from life’s little accidents. It will save you money in the long run.


6. Enjoy the announcement. We know you’ll want to jump right into planning, but take your time. Take a week or two to let it sink in. Relax and enjoy the ride before the planning really has to begin.


7. Wedding date. Start to spitball some date ideas. Nothing has to be set in stone, but it will help you decide which season your wedding will take place during. Try significant dates relevant to your relationship or if it’s more your style, pick a random day.


8. Venue shopping. After all is said and done, it’s time to start the research. Take a look at all the potential venues you’d want to have your wedding at, then narrow down the list to your top 5. Call to get some general information so you have a better idea of what they provide.


9. Budget Plans. This is a big one that many find hard to stick to. Talk with your significant other to determine where you’ll be comfortable budget wise. Everyone wants a Kardashian wedding, but you’ll need to be realistic. Give yourselves an estimate of where you need to be to pull off your dream wedding.


10. Interview wedding planners. Whether you’re having a full blown wedding planner or just the day off coordinator, make sure to do some interviewing. Their resume may be perfect, but if you don’t mesh, it won’t work on your wedding day. Meet and greets are a great way to know if a wedding planner is right for your big day.


Each bride and groom will have their own priorities, but with these helpful tips you two can enjoy a great engagement and celebrate a fabulous wedding, without stressing out (at least too much).


Writing You Vows

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A big moment for a bride and groom is standing at the alter reciting their vows. It’s a special moment where it’s just the two of them reminding the other of how much their love means; the vows. Writing vows may be a difficult process for some. We’ve got 7 tips that will help make the writing process simple and easy.


1. Be Yourself. You always want to keep it personal. Don’t pretend to be anything other than you. Be whoever you are, funny, emotional, happy, it’s your time to show your true love. These vows are truly just for your honey, so let the words flow.


2. Wear your heart on your sleeve. Journal of what you love most about your significant other. Whether you sit down and make a list or journal throughout the engagement, take notice of what your significant other does for you.


3. Get inspired. If you’re having trouble thinking of a way to start your vows, draw inspiration from the greats. Read some poems, novels, or find a quote that fits your love’s.


4. Get advice. Look to couples that inspire you. Ask your most inspiring married couple for their best advice and get inspired by their love.


5. Keep it simple and PG. Don’t forget who will be hearing these vows. Although they are for your significant other, don’t forget you have guests listening in. Too much information may ruin the moment.


6. Beware of broken promises. You vows will be remember for a lifetime, so be sure to say what you mean. Don’t make promises you won’t be able to keep.


7. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse. It will be an emotional moment when you’re facing each other at the alter. Prepare yourself as much as possible so that even through the emotion you can say your vows.


Remember you have to let the emotion happen when you are reading your vows. It’s a special and raw moment between you and your significant other, so don’t fight it. With these great tips, your vows will be great!


Waveform Events For Your Big Day

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For details on how our team can help you, contact us today 800-381-0736.

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10 Creative Ways To Entertain Your Guests

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You want your wedding day to be the most exciting, magical, and fun day of your life. With many of your closest friends and family joining you to share this once in a lifetime moment, you’ll want to make sure they have the time of their life! We’ve got 10 creative ways to keep your guest entertained on your big day that will have them talking about it for years to come!


1. Champagne Bar
Keep it fancy with a fun champagne arrangement with fresh fruit and juices. Your guests will surely love it!


2. Light Up The Dance Floor
Keep the dance floor loose and lit with some fun glow sticks! Your guest won’t resist the urge to jump out on the dance floor to shake their groove thang.


3. Dancing Shoes
Dress shoes can get painful after a few hours of dancing and moving, so why not treat your guests to a little relaxation with their own pair of flip-flops! Your guests won’t have any excuse not to keep grooving all night long.


4. #Makethemshareoninstagram
All your guests will be taking pictures with their smartphones, so give them a wedding hashtag so that you can see the action as it happens all night long!


5. DIY Guest Cards
Leave a fun activity for your guests at each table. Leave a round of fun creative questions for your guests to answer such as “Whats the best marriage advice for newlyweds?”, “What should we name our kids?”, etc…


6. ‘I Spy’ Wedding Game
Give your guests a fun game to play throughout the reception and have them capture some great moments. Don’t forget to give them that special wedding day hashtag.


7. Wedding Mad Libs
Another great game for guests are Madlibs. Customize a page or two for your wedding day and have guests put them in a little box so you can read later at home or put together into a scrapbook.


8. Just for Kids
For those who have kids at their wedding, have a special little goody bag to keep them entertained and having fun all night long.


9. Disposable Camera
Kick it old school with a great disposable camera for your guests to get creative and to capture those unique moments during the reception.


10. Polaroid Selfies
Tie in your guests seating chart with some polaroid selfies so that you can create a memorable guest book later on.


Keep your wedding day fun and light with these great treats for all your guests to enjoy. From a custom hashtag to a creative game, your guests will always remember your big day!


4 “Think Outside The Box” Tips For The Big Day



Being a bride can be overwhelming. There is a lot of planning that goes into your big day! From going wedding dress shopping to arranging the guest list, you days leading up to the wedding will be filled with to do lists, but we’re here to offer you 4 things you may not have thought of, yet. Plus, putting these together can take your mind off of everything you HAVE to do….(seriously! Who doesn’t have fun wandering the toy aisles or spending entire afternoons with your main squeeze?!)


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1. Have a basket of activities or toys for children to play with at your wedding. Keep the kiddos entertained and happy during the ceremony and reception so parents can have fun too!


2. On your RSVPs, leave a line for a request song. Instead of worrying if your music will excite your guests, let your guests have a chance to choose a song that will guarantee they will be movin’ and groovin’ all night long.


3. Ask your caterer to pack up food for you and your significant other. On the day of the wedding, thongs can feel hectic, and many couples forget to/don’t have time to eat. Arrange it with your caterer to make you and your love a little care package so you two can enjoy the food after the party.


4. Planning to take dance lessons to make sure that first dance is epic? Plan ahead! Ballroom lessons should begin at least 2 months in advance. Give yourself time to take in each lesson and practice what you’ve learned, so that your comfortable and confident with each step.


You can never be too prepared when it comes to planning your wedding. With these helpful tips, you will glide into the big day with ease and make the process as smooth as possible during your months of planning. And if the going gets super tough, just remember: you’re marrying your best friend! What could be better than that?


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