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    28
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    What songs will get your wedding guests on the dancefloor?

     

    For me, there are a couple of really important aspects to a wedding reception, or indeed any good party. Good food and fabulous entertainment. Free flowing booze never hurts either!

    Wedding entertainment plays a big part and sets the atmosphere for the whole event, so it’s important to get it right.

    Today we have teamed up with Bidvine.com who surveyed 1,400 Bidvine.com DJs to find out which songs are best for getting your guests up and on the dancefloor.

    What songs will get your wedding guests on the dancefloor?

    It came as no surprise that The Jackson 5 were top of the list!

    1.    Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
    2.    Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
    3.    The Killers – Mr. Brightside
    4.    The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
    5.    Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
    6.    Five – Everybody Get Up
    7.    Junkie XL & Elvis Presley – Little Less Conversation
    8.    Pharrell Williams – Happy
    9.    Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
    10.     David Bowie – Let’s Dance
    11. Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
    12. Black Eyes Peas – I Gotta Feeling
    13. Prince – 1999
    14. The B-52’s – Love Shack
    15. Kool & the Gang – Celebration

    What songs will get your wedding guests on the dancefloor? men dancing

    What songs should you avoid?

    They also asked the DJs what the worst wedding song requests they’ve ever received are – so you know to stay clear of them!

    1. Kanye West – Gold Digger
    2. Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
    3. Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
    4. The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
    5. Akon ft. Eminem – Smack That

    Do you agree with the DJs on this?

    What songs will get your wedding guests on the dancefloor? DJ

    Bidvine.com worked with its DJs to put together a handy guide on what you should consider when planning your wedding’s entertainment.

    • Consider the age group of your guests. If like most weddings, you have people who are going to be in their 60s/70s but also in their teens and 20s. Try and vary the music genre. Motown is always a hit with most age groups, but throw in a few modern classic hits.
    • Avoid explicit songs, if you have a few favourites that include swear words try and save them towards the end of the evening.
    • Limit the amount of slow songs you have in your playlist to 2 or 3 and spread them out through the night.
    • Avoid playing too many gimmicky songs like the Crazy Frog and the Macarena, they’re great for getting people up and moving, and children love them but keep them to a limit.
    • Get the special dances, such as the first and Father and Daughter dance, done early in the evening so guests can start dancing without too much interruption.
    What songs will get your wedding guests on the dancefloor? choreographed first dance for love me love my wedding

    Image by McAvoy Wedding Photography

    Would you add any others to the best or worst list? Which song will you be choosing for your first dance? Would love to hear from you.

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    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti

    For me, no wedding is complete without throwing confetti. It is the one guaranteed moment of joy and happiness. It can be captured by your photographer in an entirely natural and spontaneous way. Who doesn’t love throwing confetti? However, some venues are not keen on sullying their ancient stone flags with bits of coloured tissue paper that is an absolute nightmare to try and scrape off. Well there is an alternative. You can have that fab confetti image, keep your historic venue happy and be environmentally friendly. The answer? Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti.

    Shropshire Petals have a vast array of real petal confetti in all the colours of the rainbow and every combination imaginable. Today I am showcasing just a few of their blends. The examples illustrate that there is a combination to suit every colour scheme.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti ginger snap raspberry fool clementine

    I love this warm combination of ginger snap, raspberry fool and clementine.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti golden slumber

    This sunny selection is primrose yellow, icing sugar, golden slumber and envy. Aren’t the names just beautiful?

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti heart

    Your confetti can be used as table decor, as well as for throwing. This vibrant blend of niagara, frosted blue, candyfloss and duck egg blue is very eye catching.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti on china plates

    For a neutral palette this combination of duck egg blue, icing sugar and golden slumber is perfect.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti in tea cup

    Go all out in hot pink with pink yarrow and cherry blossom.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti blue real petal confetti

    My favourite blend is this one! Lapis blue, frosted blue. icing sugar, blue bloom, duck egg blue and blue bird. A whole lot of blue that is fresh and vibrant.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti on a veil

    Cherry blossom, icing sugar and promise.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti on grass

    Another neutral blend of kale and icing sugar.

    Shropshire Petals Naturally Beautiful Confetti confetti tumbling out a tea cup

    I love using real petal confetti as table decor, and this combination with china teacups is perfect. pale dogwood and pink lemonade.

    So which is your favourite? Why not give real petal confetti a go with Shropshire Petals naturally beautiful confetti? I am totally addicted to it and use it in so many ways that I think I would be lost without it now.

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    July
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    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party

    Today we have some more gift ideas for either your hens or stags, or a pampering treat for your honeymoon. These treats come to us courtesy of Discount Supplements. They have developed a range of pamper kits that you can use as gift ideas for the whole wedding party. They feature heavenly toiletries, quirky little finishing touches and practical bits and pieces and make a thoughtful and useful gift. You can create your own version of a wedding party survival kit or bespoke gift, but here are three ideas that Discount Supplements have come up with.

    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party

    Action packed Stag Do

    This pack includes a black canvas bag, body spray, deodorant, PhD nutrition battery with water jug and green people wash and shave. Everything your stags need to survive an action and drinks packed weekend.

    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party phD battery

    Relaxing Hen Do

    Containing a hen Do Tote bag, Yogi organic tea, Faith pineapple and lime toiletries and Vitabiotics Perfectil triple active, this pack will refresh and rejuvenate your hens after a crazy booze filled weekend.

    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party hen do tote bag

    Couples Honeymoon set

    By far my favourite pack. I ordered this to try out. The Vancoo beach bag is stylish and roomy. I love the fresh lemony fragrance of the Avalon organic lemon toiletries. Any bride and groom would be tickled pink with the Mr & Mrs Luggage tags and there was facial wipes and body spray to keep fresh on that honeymoon journey.

    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party honeymoon couples pack

    Gift ideas for the whole wedding party mr and mrs luggage tags

    You can create your own personalised pack for your wedding party. The prices at Discount Supplements are reasonable and the products varied. Have a nosy for yourself and choose something a bit different for your wedding party.

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    Because she’s more than just your Bridesmaid

    Today is all about your bridesmaids and how special they are. How do you convey to them just what they mea to you? Well apart from telling them-obviously, a thoughtful gift can go a  long way.

    Because she’s more than just your Bridesmaid

    We have teamed up with Boots UK, who have a vast array of gifts on offer. There are the obvious ones- cosmetics and fine fragrances. These can even be engraved with your bridesmaids’ names foe that bespoke touch. You can even arrange for your bridesmaid to keep all those lovely new cosmetics in a personalised makeup bag.

    However, did you know you can also purchase beautiful gifts such as sparkly photo frames, divine scented candle, that you can actually personalise?

    You can also buy spa days and mini breaks from Boots, or a delectable afternoon tea as a pre-wedding treat.

    Finally when words really do mean the world, you can buy a personalised card for each of your bridesmaids so you can tell them exactly what each of them mean to you.

    Because she's more than just your Bridesmaid inforgraphic

    My favourite gifts are the beautifully glittery rose gold photo frame-perfect to keep that special wedding photo of your bridesmaid and you after the big day.

    Because...she's more than just your Bridesmaid rose gold photo frame

    I also love the suede rose scented candle. I have had so many compliments about the heavenly waft of roses permeating through my house.

    I also lovbe the  suede rose candle boots Uk

    I also lovbe the  suede rose candle boots uk

    The clean design means it will elegantly grace any home.

    bridesmaid gifts

    I would pop over to Boots UK for a gift for your wedding party. You’ll be surprised at the selection. Definitely something for everyone.

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    Be the Man of the Match on Your Wedding Day

    what do we mean when we say be the man of the match on your wedding day? Today’s post is all about the boys. Let’s face it, most weddings are girl heavy. it’s all about the dress, the flowers, the makeup.. Then its the bridesmaids and the decor. Some blokes may gamely try to engage in the wedding planning, helping to choose menus, attending cake tastings and deciding on colour schemes. However, let’s face it most men really don’t know (or care) about eh difference between mauve and lilac!

    A groom often ends up basically being told what to wear and when to turn up.

    Today, rather than lecturing the groom-to-be about wedding etiquette, where to go and what to say, we think it’s better to give wedding advice in a way that the man of the moment can relate to – via sport!

    Be the Man of the Match on Your Wedding Day

    So here is a handy infographic from our friends at Smart City Weddings on how to be the man of the match on your wedding day.

    Be the Man of the Match on Your Wedding Day smart weddings infographic

    So there you have it. How to be match ready for your wedding day. Keep your eye on the ball, keep to the rules and you’ll be claiming the star prize by the end of the night.

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