Thursday, September 24, 2015

Great Quotes for your Wedding Vows

Quotes for your Wedding Vows
It’s becoming more and more popular to replace the traditional wedding vows with some heart-felt promises from one partner to the other. Most couples are writing their own vows, for better or for worse (ha!). If you find yourself at a loss for words when you’re thinking about those vows, consider these quotes for inspiration. You can include one in your vows--they’re nice and brief--or just let them be a guide to show how you can talk about love in an honest, sincere, but not overly-sentimental way.

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with,” --Mark Twain

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. — Rita Rudner

Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” —Robert Brault

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” —Mignon McLaughlin

“I have a paperback heart, dog-eared and creased by the world,
the color is faded and the spine is worn,
but I’m glad to see it’s finally in good hands.”--Unknown Author

“You don’t marry the person you can live with … you marry the person you can’t live without.” —Unknown Author

“Remember, we all stumble; every one of us. That is why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” —Emily Kimbrough

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” --Andre Breton

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” --Eva Gabor

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real love to be silly.” --Rose Franken

“I love you not only for who you are, but for who I am when I am with you”--Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.” --Dorothy L. Sayers

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” --Erich Fromme

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.” --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults.
When you love someone, you love them with their faults.”--Elizabeth Cameron

“Do you want to know how great my love is? Count the waves.” --Unknown Author

“You may only be one person to the world
But you may also be the world to one person.”--Unknown Author

Whether you’re an expert wordsmith or need help putting together a sentence, these quotes can provide a jumping-off point for a heartfelt set of vows. Just keep it sincere, simple, and honest, and you’ll do fine.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quirky Wedding Songs

Quirky Wedding Songs
There are plenty of well-worn grooves that wedding music falls into. For the walk down the aisle, it’s the Wedding Processional or Canon in D. For the first dance, it’s a crooner singing “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet” or “Fly Me to the Moon.” There are a ton of safe, thoroughly vetted songs to play during your wedding. If the classic tunes don’t quite fit your style, though, there’s no reason why you can’t indulge your love of indie music throughout your wedding day. Here are a few quirky selections to play during your wedding.

Cat Power-Sea of Love

This song is a crooner classic, but the arrangement couldn’t be less traditional. It’s an agreeably lo-fi color, tinny and old-timey-sounding, with just an autoharp and Cat Power’s gorgeous, silky-smooth voice. The stripped-down sound is sure to get guest’s attention whether you use it as aisle music or for your first dance.

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Any indie music lover worth their salt knows the album The Aeroplane Over the Sea, by Neutral Milk Hotel. There’s plenty of weirdness and psychosexual cosmic energy in the album, but this particular track is a kind of lovely, straightforward musing on love and life and even death. “And one day we will die and our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea / but for now we are young, let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see,” Jeff Mangum sings, and it’s a perfect benediction for a wedding day.

We Are Gonna Be Friends - White Stripes

This one makes for cutesy, adorkable aisle music. The simple tune and the wistful sentiment are a great reminder that the most successful marriages are between two friends who also just happen to be in love with each other. It’s got an agreeable simplicity that lets go of grand romantic gestures in favor of the image of two kids walking to school together, planning to spend the rest of their lives with each other.

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

For a doozy of a romantic first dance, you can’t go wrong with this luscious, dreamy tune from Mazzy Star. It’s a perfect slow dance, not too draggy but not too quick either. And for the nerdy types, there’s an added reference -- it’s the song that Buffy and Angel danced to at the Prom at the end of season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hey, if it’s good enough for the Slayer, it’s good enough for us mortals.

Luna- Smashing Pumpkins

If you’re getting married in the 2010’s, odds are you were born in the 90’s, and we old folks are just going to have to make our peace with that. You see, children, once upon a time there was a band called the Smashing Pumpkins. And when they weren’t singing angry songs about being trapped in a cage, they wrote some lovely little ballads. Luna is one of them. It’s a great song for the end of the reception, when everyone’s had a few too many drinks and are ready to drape themselves across their dance partner and sway.

When you’re planning music for your wedding ceremony, don’t be afraid to get away from the traditional music and into some of these less conventional choices. Your guests will thank you for not making them sit through Canon in D again.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Where to Buy Wedding Sparklers in Massachusetts

Where to Buy Wedding Sparklers in Massachusetts
Massachusetts is one of the oldest states in our country, and that means there are many great historic and colonial buildings throughout the state. That of course means that many couples choose to head to one of many great regions of Massachusetts to get married. Known as the “Bay State”, couples looking to get married can also expect first class seafood that all of their guests will love. Whether you’re planning to have a wedding on Martha’s Vineyard or you prefer something in downtown Boston, you really can’t go wrong having your wedding in Massachusetts. However, it’s not all wine and roses; there are a few things that you need to know about before you start planning your wedding.

Wedding sparklers have recently become part of an overwhelming number of weddings in the United States. Over 30% of weddings now include sparklers as part of the celebration, and that number is going to rise now that many areas of the country are beginning to legalize the use of sparklers that have been holding out for years. So, I’m sure there are many couples out there are wondering where to buy wedding sparklers in Massachusetts since you don’t see them on the shelves at your local grocery store around the 4th of July. The short answer is: not locally.

This can be a really big downer for couples to hear off the bat, but it’s better to know the truth than drive around endlessly looking for something that simply isn’t there. The bottom line is that your local stores aren’t going to be carrying them regardless what time of year it happens to because they are prohibited from selling them.

Unfortunately, Massachusetts is one of those states that have a law prohibiting retailers from selling fireworks of any kind; even though sparklers are technically “novelties” and not considered “fireworks” by the federal government. There is legislation in the works to change the Massachusetts fireworks laws, but it’s still unlikely in the near future. So what are you supposed to do if you want to buy wedding sparklers in Massachusetts?

Well, there are plenty of places to buy wedding sparklers online, but that isn’t the best solution for many of the readers out there today. You could hire a professional fireworks company to come out and put on a huge show for you and all of your guests, but that would be really expensive and it doesn’t really tackle the underlying problem. Your choices are actually pretty simple; either purchase wedding sparklers online or find an alternative that will work instead.

At the end of the day, your wedding is going to be memorable ad spectacular; regardless of whether or not your guests send you off using wedding sparklers. Wedding sparklers certainly add a lot of flash and dazzle to your wedding experience, but you can easily find alternatives that will fit the bill. But for those who are wondering where to buy wedding sparklers in Massachusetts, the only real answer is to shop online or give up on your search.