pre-marriage counseling

Pre-marriage counseling builds stronger relationships

By fourstardjevents | January 13, 2020

What does the Mayo Clinic and the Catholic Church have in common? They both recommend pre-marriage counseling before you get married. If you’re not religious, keep reading because this applies to you, too. Even Psychology Today says pre-marriage counseling is beneficial: “Studies reveal that premarital counseling is an effective tool…

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wedding timeline

Planning your wedding timeline

By fourstardjevents | January 6, 2020

Every wedding is different. Most, though, share common elements, so planning a wedding timeline is pretty predictable. You should plan your wedding timeline accordingly. 12 months Budget Guest list Hire wedding planner Select venue Select caterer 11 months Color themes and design Hire the fun and memory maker vendors early,…

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cake-cutting songs

Fabulous wedding cake-cutting songs

By fourstardjevents | December 30, 2019

The cake cutting ceremony at your wedding is significant. It’s the first act bride and groom do together as a married couple. Such an auspicious event demands a fabulous wedding cake-cutting song. Let me tell you, there are some greats one from which to choose! “How Sweet it Is (to…

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wedding cake smash up

The wedding cake smash up

By fourstardjevents | December 23, 2019

The Romans left us with a terrible wedding tradition. Grooms would break a cake of wheat or barley over the bride’s head for good luck. Such aggressiveness! To this day, you still see grooms smashing cake into their lovely wives’ faces. How awful, as you can see below. The bride…

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Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”

The battle for best first dance song

By fourstardjevents | December 16, 2019

Spotify has Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” listed as number three on their list of top wedding songs. Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” comes in at number two, and Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” comes in at number one. Since we’ve already written about “Thinking Out Loud,” let’s focus on the other two songs.…

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wedding officiant

Finding a wedding officiant

By fourstardjevents | December 9, 2019

You need to find a good wedding officiant for your upcoming wedding. It’s not a last minute decision, either. You need to line one up a good one at least eight months in advance of the big day. Church weddings aren’t as popular The process isn’t as straight forward as…

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first look wedding photos

Should you use ‘first look wedding photos’ on your wedding day?

By fourstardjevents | December 2, 2019

Wedding photography is a wildly creative art form. You can find wedding photographers who have honed their own unique style that goes beyond the traditional. First look wedding photos qualify as one of the hottest trends in recent years. Sometimes it’s simply the first look a bride gets of herself…

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cash bar

Is a cash bar tacky at a wedding?

By fourstardjevents | November 25, 2019

According to The Knot, the average couple spends $2365 on booze at their wedding. That’s a chunk of change! So what will your guests think if you go with a cash bar to save money? For starters, very few weddings feature cash bars any more. The Knot tells us only…

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The Wedding March

The Wedding March was good enough for Queen Victoria. How about you?

By fourstardjevents | November 18, 2019

The great classical composer, Felix Mendelssohn, composed the Wedding March in C major in 1842. Today it is known as THE ‘classic’ wedding recessional song. Its triumphant melody never ceases to move wedding guests as a newly married couple march to their destiny, guided by love. Interestingly, Mendelssohn composed the…

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anatomy of a wedding ceremony

How a wedding ceremony works

By fourstardjevents | November 11, 2019

Religion, customs, and style will mold your San Antonio wedding ceremony. Nonetheless, most ceremonies feature fairly typical elements. Let’s look at the anatomy of a wedding ceremony. The Anatomy of a Wedding Ceremony Prelude music: Nice, soft music is typically played while your guests are seated. Many couples hire live…

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