Funny Wedding Walk Out Songs: Top Picks

Today, we’re going to be looking at funny wedding walk-out songs. Once the ceremony is over, you’ll want a song that’ll make your exit as memorable as possible. While most couples opt for something romantic or sweet, there are lots of couples that want something light-hearted and funny. You may be unsure what to choose, so we’ll be taking a look at funny wedding songs to walk out of your wedding too.

What Is A Wedding Walk-Out Song?

A walk-out song for a wedding, otherwise known as a wedding recession is when the happy couple makes their way back down the aisle, as their first act of marriage. The guests will go wild and follow behind, and usually take photos and throw confetti. A song is usually playing as you make your exit, and you want to choose something memorable that’ll leave your guests smiling.

How To Choose Your Recessional Song

It’s important that your recessional song reflects who you are as a couple. If you’re naturally both a serious couple, it may not be best to opt for something funny. Something light-hearted or romantic is always a good choice, or something from a Disney film is also a good option.

If you’re a couple that doesn’t take life too seriously, why not opt for a funny walk-out song? After an emotional ceremony, it may be nice for your guests to cry with laughter. Here are some of our top choices.

Funny Wedding Walk-Out Songs

We’ll be going through a list of inappropriate choices, fun choices, and choices that will leave your guests crying with laughter. A funny wedding walk-out song is a great option to choose after what was probably an emotional ceremony. The relief you’ll feel once the ceremony is over (as a couple) is so huge and a funny song choice will be the icing on the cake of a great ceremony.

Inappropriate Wedding Walk-Out Songs

  1. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
  2. Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
  3. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  4. Marry You – Bruno Mars
  5. Gold Digger – Kanye West
  6. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  7. That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
  8. Never Ever – All Saints
  9. Tainted Love – Soft Cell
  10. Love is a Battlefield – Pat Benatar
  11. Let’s Get it On – Marvin Gaye
  12. Who Let the Dogs Out – Baha Men

One of my favorite choices from this section is Marry You by Bruno Mars. With lyrics such as,

“It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do
Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you
Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares, baby, I think I wanna marry you”

It sounds sweet and light-hearted, but the lyrics are funny and very tongue in cheek.

Fun Wedding Walk-Out Songs

If you’re looking for something upbeat, and more fun, than funny – this is the section for you! Check out our top fun recessional song choices.

  1. We Are Family – Sister Sledge
  2. Bye, Bye, Bye – N*SYNC
  3. Escape (Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
  4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  5. Love on Top – Beyoncé
  6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  7. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates (this was actually my wedding recession choice!)
  8. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
  9. Living on a Prayer – Jon Bon Jovi
  10. Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
  11. The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
  12. Best Day of my Life – American Authors

My favorite choice from this section (besides my own!) is Best Day of my Life by American Authors. It’s super fun to dance to but has profound lyrics that will mean something on your special day, such as:

“I’m never gonna look back, never gonna give it up
 No, please don’t wake me now,
This is gonna be the best day of my life”

Funny Family-Friendly Wedding Walk-Out Songs

If there are a few children at your wedding, or you just want something a little more PG for your special day, that is completely understandable. There are so many choices you can pick from, including Disney favorites and songs from shows like Grease. Let’s take a look at some top picks.

  1. Jurassic Park Theme – John Williams
  2. We Go Together – Grease (Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta)
  3. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
  4. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
  5. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
  6. The Bear Necessities – The Jungle Book
  7. Rewrite the Stars – The Greatest Showman
  8. The Greatest Show – The Greatest Showman
  9. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  10. Firework – Katy Perry
  11. Treasure – Bruno Mars
  12. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

My favorite choice from this section is without a doubt, The Greatest Show. The opening, “Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for”, couldn’t be more perfect to start your exit. Later in the song, the lyrics such as,

“Don’t fight it, it’s coming for you, running at ya
It’s only this moment, don’t care what comes after”

are suited to any wedding and will certainly have all your guests on their feet singing and dancing. Even the younger guests! I know my niece and nephew love The Greatest Showman.


I hope this article has given you some great ideas for funny wedding walk-out songs. Whichever song you choose, it will most definitely be memorable and special for you both as a couple and will be a memory you’ll treasure forever. The exit after my wedding was one of my favorite parts of the day. The relief was huge and everyone’s faces were filled with joy. It’s something I’ll always remember.

Have you chosen your wedding walk-out song already? Or want to add your own funny wedding walk-out song ideas to the list? If so, please feel free to let me know any suggestions in the comments below. You may be helping out future brides and grooms with their own song choices. Sharing is caring!

Wedding Halls Decorations: Ideas To Transform Your Venue

Today, we’re going to be looking at how to transform your venue using wedding halls decorations. There are so many ways you can use decorations to make your wedding banquet hall look beautiful – no matter what the size, or the budget you have. Here are some tips and tricks to make your wedding venue a show-stopping one. Let’s take a closer look at how you can do it.

Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Choosing your dream wedding venue is one of the hardest decisions you’ll make, in terms of your wedding. You want it to reflect the style of yourselves as a couple, be the right size for the number of people you’re looking to invite, and most importantly – keep it within budget! It’s important to set a budget for everything before you look around, as it’s very easy to get lost in the magic and spend over budget quickly.

Wedding Decoration Ideas

A banquet for a wedding is becoming increasingly popular and is usually already striking before you add any of your own flairs. But how can you highlight and accentuate a banquet hall, and make it your own? We’ll be covering it all in this article.

Fairytale Chandeliers/Lights

Usually, the first thing people do when walking into a hall is lookup. So decorating your venue with chandeliers or fairy lights that flicker and give off a subtle, golden glow, will make it feel utterly magical. And completely unforgettable.

Blossom Trees

If you’re looking for a romantic, sweet vibe – blossom trees are the way forward. Usually, halls have high ceilings and lots of space to spare, so it’s important to fill that space up. What better way than with gorgeous blossom trees? They’ll not only take your guests’ breath away, but they’ll also make your venue smell beautiful too!

Draped Ceilings

It’s a known fact that drapes make everything look bigger! Not only do they look classy and elegant, but they’ll be making your venue look even grander than it already is. It’s a win-win!

Hanging Floral Arrangements

As we mentioned earlier, looking up is usually your go-to entering a hall, so what better way to wow your guests than having flower arrangements hanging above the dining tables. It will make your guests feel like they’re entering an enchanted forest…and will make for gorgeous photo opportunities.

Choose Light

While you may be set on a darker color scheme for your wedding, opting for light colors is definitely something we recommend. It makes everything look brighter, bigger, and feels much less restricting. Lighter colors often make things look bigger too – which is great if you’re getting married in a hall. It doesn’t have to be white, it can be any pastel or light color!

Tall Centerpieces

Most tables at a wedding will have a centerpiece. And if accentuating the height of your venue is what you’re looking for – tall centerpieces are a great way to do this. The bigger and grander, the better (in my opinion!).


This is such a basic idea – but it’s actually one of the best. Bunting is great for high venues and for showcasing how fabulous your venue is. The best part about bunting is that it’s usually very cost-effective, and can be reused afterward! Bunting can really make a color scheme pop.

Oversized Letters

This decoration can work almost anywhere, but it works particularly well in a hall. They come in a range of styles, colors, different bulbs, and different fonts – so you’ll definitely be able to find some that fit with the color scheme and vibe of your wedding. These are great for taking some memorable photos in front of.

Flower Walls

If you have a large hall, this may be quite expensive – but it will absolutely wow your guests! Feature flower walls look devastatingly beautiful, especially behind the top table. It highlights the happy couple, and will really make them feel the center of attention. It doesn’t have to be just flowers, it can be stems, greenery, vines – all of those will help to keep the cost down.

Paper Lanterns

I think you get it by now – hanging something from the ceiling is a great idea! If bunting or lights aren’t your things, another cheap alternative is paper lanterns. They look utterly dreamy and will give your wedding a real fairytale feel – anyone else loves Tanged?! (Tangled was actually the main theme of my own wedding!)

Interactive Desserts

These are becoming increasingly popular and are perfect if you’re getting married in a hall! You’ll likely have plenty of space, and it’s a lot of fun for the guests. So why not have a donut wall? You can usually rent a donut wall for a reasonable price and stock up on budget-friendly donuts the day before the wedding!

Needing More Inspiration?

If you’re still looking for more ideas, websites like Pinterest are a great way to ignite the inspiration flame. This Banquet Hall Pinterest board from Chandra Martin is beautiful, and you’ll see how beautiful some of our ideas look – as well as some new ones too!


I hope this article has given you lots of ideas for wedding halls decorations and helped you to see how easy it is to make your venue a show-stopping one. Whether your budget is strict and small, or unlimited and extravagant, it’s easy to make your venue look as beautiful as possible – especially if it’s already somewhere grand, like a hall.

However you decide to decorate, make sure the decorations reflect you and your partner – and go as crazy, or as tame as you feel comfortable with.

Did you have your wedding in a hall? What decorations did you opt for? Please feel free to leave any answers in the comments below, especially if you have any new ideas that we can add on. You may be helping out future brides and grooms with their own wedding decorating!

Wedding After Courthouse Marriage: What You Need To Know

Today, we’re going to be looking at having a wedding after courthouse marriage, and everything you need to know about courthouse marriages and the celebrations you can have after. One thing is for certain, weddings are becoming more and more expensive. A courthouse marriage is a great way to be married as soon as possible but to save the celebrations for later. There’s a range of reasons why you may want to do this (and we’ll be looking at those later too!). So let’s take a closer look at courthouse weddings.

What Is A Courthouse Wedding?

A courthouse wedding, put simply, is a marriage in a courthouse. Courthouse weddings go by a few names that you may be more familiar with, including civil weddings or civil ceremonies. It’s nonreligious but is a legal ceremony of marriage which is overseen by a government official.

Courthouse Wedding Requirements

It’s not as simple as rocking up to your local courthouse and getting married. Depending on where you are, there will be different rules and regulations for every state (or country). Generally, you’ll need the same information and requirements as a religious wedding. You’ll need ID (of course). And many states require you to obtain a marriage license (which is usually obtainable for a fee). And some states also require a witness or two at the ceremony. It’s important to check out the rules and regulations of where you are before you make any commitments.

How Much Is A Marriage License Fee?

It all depends on where you are in the world. However, in the United States, it can be anywhere from $20-$120. It’s safe to say, that this is the cheapest and easiest way to get married! It’s also a great way to keep the ceremony intimate, but at a far more reasonable price.

Why Would You Want To Get Legally Married Before The Big Day?

Getting legally married before the wedding is far more common than you may think! Especially in the last few years, with the global pandemic affecting the wedding industry so massively. Having a marriage may be the most important aspect of the wedding to you, so many couples are opting to get legally married and worry about the celebrations at a more fitting time.

Here are some reasons some couples opt to have a courthouse wedding and celebrate their wedding later.

Postponing Weddings

In light of recent events, some couples are having to reschedule their wedding for the second, third, fourth time (my sister being one of those people!). Some couples simply want to be married and aren’t happy to wait any longer to call themselves Mr. and Mrs., Mr. and Mr. or Mrs. and Mrs. This is completely understandable. So many couples have chosen a small, intimate courthouse wedding and will focus on the celebrations once the pandemic is over.

Destination Weddings

As wonderful as destination weddings are, you’ll need to apply for a marriage license in your hometown and have your legal ceremony before you depart for your destination wedding. Every state (and country) has a different set of rules, so be sure you’re following the right procedures and requirements before jetting off for your destination wedding.

Anxiety Relieving

There’s such a pressure to have “the perfect day” on your wedding day, and sometimes that’s not always possible. The anxiety I felt on my wedding day was debilitating and it really ruined the lead-up for me as I was so frightened to be the center of attention in front of so many people. Having a small wedding in a courthouse will definitely relieve this pressure and enable you to enjoy the ceremony more if you suffer from anxiety…and then focus on the celebrations after!


It’s definitely a more intimate affair. Whether it’s just you and your partner, or a small gathering of friends and family to witness, having a courthouse wedding really gives you and your partner the chance to focus on each other. There’s less pressure if you mess up, stutter or cry. And it won’t feel anywhere near as overwhelming. The vow exchange will be intimate and memorable for you both.

More Time To Save

This is one of the most common reasons! Your wedding day will be expensive – there’s no doubt about it! So some couples opt to have the ceremony as quickly as possible in a courthouse; which really doesn’t cost much at all. And then save up for a bigger day with bigger celebrations in the future. There’s no unspoken rule that your ceremony and reception need to be on the same day – so have them separate and enjoy two special days!

How To Make It Special

It may feel as though your courthouse wedding can’t be special, especially if it’s a choice that has been thrust upon you because of the pandemic – but that is absolutely not the case! You can still have a perfect day, no matter how small your wedding is. Here are a few tips from on how to make your courthouse wedding special.

  • Invite your nearest and dearest. Whether that’s 2 people, or 10 – it’s not the quantity of people at your wedding that matters.
  • Book a Photographer. You want some photos to remember your special day for and as there won’t be many guests to take snapshots, hiring a photographer is the best thing to do.
  • Plan a Small Celebration After. Whether that’s a drink in the local bar or a meal at your favorite restaurant – go for it!
  • Look Forward to the Traditional Wedding in the Near Future!


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with having a wedding after courthouse marriage – and everything you need to know, before and after. Whenever you have your wedding and however you have your wedding, the most important thing is that you’ve chosen to share the rest of your life with that special someone.

Corset Back Wedding Dress Alteration: How To

Today, we’re going to be looking at corset back wedding dress alteration and how to do it. Whether you’re looking at doing this yourself or you’re wanting more information on pricing and if it’s possible – this is the article for you. Adding a corset to a wedding dress sounds difficult, but it’s easier than you may think.

You may want a corset back wedding dress for a range of reasons, but one thing is for sure – wedding dress alterations are hugely popular. And it’s very rare that a dress fits like a glove with no extra work needed at all. Even when buying a dress off the rack, you’ll usually need some work done to it, to make it perfect. So let’s take a look at how to add a corset back to your wedding dress.

Reasons To Change Your Dress To A Corset Back

There are a few reasons you may want to change your dress to a corset back. One of the main reasons is that you have always dreamed of a corset back, but your dream dress has a zipper or other form of closure. If this is the case, and your dress already fits perfectly, the dress will also need to be taken up at the sides to create a space for the corset.

Another reason is that the dress is too small, and adding a corset can help this. However, for a dress to fit (even after adding the corset back), it must already fit you in the hip area. The corset will only help to make alterations with any waist issues that need resolving.

Can A Zipper Be Changed To A Corset Back?

Of course! A zipper changing to a corset is one of the most common wedding dress alterations. And this is possible to change on almost any wedding dress with a zipper. The most difficult issue you’ll face is finding a fabric to match your dress. However, if you get in touch with your bridal store or seamstress, they will likely have connections and be able to help you with this.

Bridal stores are able to order a corset kit from the dress manufacturer, which will make altering your dress as easy as possible.

How Much Will It Cost To Alter My Dress?

Prices will vary depending on the dress, and the work that needs doing. However, the estimate for a standard corset back alteration is between $100-$150. So be sure to leave a portion of your budget aside if adding a corset is on your to-do list! It may not seem too pricey, but it’s not an amount of money you’ll want to suddenly find closer to your wedding day – there’s always unexpected monetary purchases that crop up closer to the big day!

How To Add A Corset To Your Wedding Dress

I can not stress this enough – if you aren’t already good at sewing, or willing to put the work in, please don’t attempt to add a corset to your wedding dress yourself. However, if this is something you feel comfortable doing, it will save you some money for the big day, and it’s definitely possible.

The Sewing Garden has a fantastic tutorial on How to Add a Corset Back to Your Wedding Dress, that runs you through each step individually, in great detail. They even claim that it looks much harder than it actually is! It’s important to note that this tutorial is for a dress that already fits well.

She has a few tutorials on her website. One of which uses the traditional loops and a second that uses satin ribbon for the loops and ties. You can find that particular tutorial here.

Common Wedding Dress Alterations

Once you’ve chosen your dream wedding dress, you’ll want to source a seamstress fairly quickly. They usually fill up with bookings fairly quickly, and you’ll need to schedule in several visits before the big day. The consultation is usually free of charge, so shop around. It took me a while to find someone I was comfortable handing my wedding dress over to.

There are many alterations you may want to make to your wedding dress – and adding a corset to the back of your wedding dress is just one of many. Some other popular wedding dress alterations include:

  1. Shortening the Hem. I’m 5ft 2″…so my hem had to be shortened a lot! They usually make dresses longer for taller brides. As it’s much easier to shorten a dress than to make it longer.
  2. Train Loops and Buttons. Some dresses already come with these (mine did), but it gives you somewhere to attach the train of your dress so you can move more freely in the evening.
  3. Taking in/out at the Hips/Waist. This is one of the most common alterations. Every woman’s body is unique, so usually, there’s some work to do to fit all of our wonderful curves.
  4. Taking in Around the Bust. Another common one. We all have different bust and chest sizes – so of course, that may need some changes.
  5. Adding Sleeves. Some brides prefer to cover their arms for their wedding day, and their dream dress may not have sleeves. However, that’s super easy to rectify and your dream dress can have sleeves in no time!


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with corset back wedding dress alteration and how to go about doing it. Whether you’re doing it yourself or having it done at a store, it couldn’t be easier to rectify and your dream dress will be in front of your eyes in no time at all!

Did you change your dress to a corset back? Did you do it yourself or did a seamstress do it? Feel free to share your experiences below, and any tips and tricks you may have. You may be helping out future brides with their own wedding dresses. Sharing is caring!

How To Make A Map For Wedding Invitations

Today, we’re going to be looking at how to make a map for wedding invitations. Usually, when sending out invitations, there will be a map insert inside to help guests locate the venue, and also highlight any hotels or accommodation nearby to give guests an idea of where they can stay. Maps for wedding invitations are extremely popular and we highly recommend you include one with your invitations.

It can be as basic or extravagant as possible. We’ll be covering it all in this article.

DIY Wedding Map

DIY wedding map doesn’t have to mean something difficult – it just means something you do yourself, either by hand or on a computer. A map for wedding invitation insert is one of the easiest things you can do yourself for your wedding, and it can give the invitations a real personal touch. Let’s take a look at your options.

Written Directions

If you’re not great with technology, you can be as traditional as you’d like with your directions! Something as simple as typing up or writing directions by hand is perfectly okay to do.

For example,

“*Your Wedding Venue*

  • Head north on 1st St. toward Tiffany St.
  • Turn left at Tiffany St.
  • Turn right at Napa Rd.

etc. And just add the addresses for the wedding on the invitation. It really can be something as simple as that. Then you can choose to print it yourself (if typing) or photocopy copies if you’ve chosen to write the directions by hand. And then pop the inserts into your invitations – and your maps are good to go. This is no doubt one of the quickest ways to do it – but also the least creative.

Copy A Google Map Image

Another simple way (but requires some basic technological skills) is copying a google map image. If you’re familiar with Google maps and are good on a computer – copying a map image couldn’t be simpler. Follow these simple steps to find out how:

  1. Find the address on Google Maps and get an image of the location you require on your screen
  2. Zoom in or out, depending on the level of detail you need on your map
  3. On your computer, locate the “snipping tool” (this may be different depending on your computer)
  4. Select “New Snip”
  5. Drag the box around the area you want to copy. An image will pop up of the area you have selected
  6. From the file menu, save the image as a JPEG
  7. Your insert is ready to print and add to your invitation!

Trace A Map

Another idea is to trace the map. Whether you have a traditional map book or you print off an image from Google maps, you can trace the map yourself and add your own cute designs to the map. Use markers to highlight key places and add your own drawings. This feels really personal and is a lovely touch to your wedding invitations.

You can then scan or photocopy your map as needed. This tutorial from eHow is great if you’re a visual learner and want to trace your own map.

Check Your Wedding Venues Website

This may seem like a basic idea, but it’s proven to be successful many times! Many wedding venues will have a “locate us” or “how to get here” section on their website. And some even have a list of local hotels. It’s definitely worth checking your venue’s website, as it could be something as simple as a copy and paste from their website. That will save you a lot of time and searching!


If you’re creative with your hands, but not so much on the computer – why not draw your own map? This idea is very similar to tracing, but there’s a lot more freedom involved and everything is done freehand. It can be illustrated as and how you’d like. Freehand maps are a perfect way to really personalize your wedding map and add your unique style to your wedding invitations. But if like me, you’re terrible at drawing – this may not be the best option!

Once you’re happy with the design, scan and save it as a JPEG or simply photocopy and include it as an insert.

Hire A Designer

This may seem like a cheat way out of doing it yourself, but if you aren’t creative at all, or simply do not have the time – hiring a designer may be the best option for you. And there’s no shame in that! You may just want it to be as perfect as possible. Some invitation makers do wedding map inserts too, so it may be worth asking yours before you hire a wedding map designer.

But be prepared, this will not be cheap and may take an unnecessary chunk out of your budget, so only opt for this option if you have to.

Marketplace sites such as Etsy and eBay have a great selection of designers to choose from. Many of which you can order samples from to determine whether you’re happy with it before you commit. Online stores such as Mustard and Gray LTD are a great starting point if you’re unlikely to design your own.


I hope this article has helped you become more familiar with how to make a map for wedding invitations. Whichever way you choose, it really doesn’t matter! As long as your guests know where they’re going, that’s the most important thing. And if all else fails, as long as they have the address for the venue – most people have satnavs or Google Maps on their phones nowadays!

Did you make your own map for your wedding invitations? How did you do it? Was it one of the ways listed above? Please let me know any answers or suggestions in the comments below. You may be helping out future brides and grooms with their own wedding maps! Sharing is caring.

Thank You Letter To Parents For Wedding: How To

Today, we’re going to be looking at how to write a thank you letter to parents for the wedding. Your parents are likely a huge part of your life and it may feel difficult to express the love and gratitude you have for them in words. Whether you want it to be sincere, light-hearted, funny, or serious – we’ll be covering it all!

What Is A Wedding Program?

Oftentimes, weddings will have a wedding program. This is usually a piece of paper or leaflet that has all the information you’ll need about the running order of the day. There’s usually a wedding day timeline, alongside the order of ceremony, any songs or readings that may happen throughout the ceremony – plus information about the wedding party.

What Is A Wedding Program Thank You?

Often, in the wedding program, they’ll be a thank you message to your parents. There won’t be too much space on the program itself, so you’ll need to keep it short, sweet, and meaningful. Not only can you use this space to thank your parents, but to show some appreciation for the guests in attendance too.

If you’re looking for some ways to word your gratitude and thanks to your parents and guests, why not try using some of our ideas?

Wedding Program Thank You Wording

  • Thank you all for being in attendance today and for being part of such a memorable occasion. To our parents, we cannot thank you enough for all we have learnt from you and for the constant love and support you have always given us. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming and to everyone that has helped. In particular, the biggest thank you goes out to our parents who have worked together to make this day as perfect and seamless as possible.
  • With the biggest thank you going to our parents for everything they’ve done to get us here today, we would also like to take this chance to say thank you to all our family and friends who have come together for our special day. We love you!
  • Today is a dream come true. And that dream would not have been possible without the help of our parents. We love you endlessly and thank you. Another huge thank you goes to all our family and friends who have joined us here today.
  • Our parents have given us so much love and guidance to help us reach this day, and no words can express our gratitude for their continual love and support. We would also like to thank all of our relatives and close friends for being here today.

These are just a few ideas, so feel free to pick and choose, and change anything that needs changing to suit you.

Thank You Message For Parents On Wedding Day

Writing a letter to parents on the wedding day is something special and something that they’ll treasure forever. The letter can be as long or as short as you want it to be. I’m sure your parents will feel grateful for anything they receive as a gesture of thanks.

Before we look at the wording, here’s some tips you may find useful:

  • Make the letter handwritten. Nothing feels more personal than a handwritten letter
  • Try not to make it too generic – the more personal, the better
  • Include memories, inside jokes, things that will make your parents smile

You may be wondering what wording to use. We can’t write the whole letter, but here are some ideas of wording to use within the letter.

Thank You Letter Wording

  • Mom, you have always been my beacon of light. Dad, you have always given me the best of everything. Without you both, I would not be where I am today. And I can proudly say that you, alongside my new wife/husband, are the greatest gift the world has given me.
  • The memories we’ve made together and the times we’ve had have been truly unforgettable. I can look back fondly on my life and know that I have the best parents in the world. Parents who have done more than I could have ever asked for me, so thank you.
  • You taught me how to respect. How to be kind. And most importantly, how to love. Without that being instilled in me, I’m not sure I would be here today, with the love of my life. So thank you for teaching me that love is the most important thing in the world; I would be lost without you both.
  • You have always given me immense amounts of the greatest gift in the world: love. Along with time, affection, and patience. Things I will cherish, for always and pass down to my own children. You will always be my heroes, Mom and Dad.
  • To our parents, thank you. Thank you for supporting us over the years. Thank you for nurturing us into the good people that we are. And most of all, thank you for the everlasting love you’ve given us, all the way up to our special day. You’ve made our wedding dreams come true – so thank you.

Other Thank You Ideas

If you’re looking for other meaningful ways to thank your parents for their support besides a letter, check out this post from English-Wedding. They have some really great ideas.


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with how to write a thank you letter to parents for your wedding, and given you some starter points to make the most memorable letter for them to treasure forever. I wish I had done this for my own parents at my wedding.

Did you write your parents a thank you letter for your wedding day? Or do you plan to? If so, please feel free to comment below with snippets of the letter. I love reading through them!

Wedding RSVP Wording For Limited Guests (Polite Ways!)

Today, we’re going to be looking at wedding RSVP wording for limited guests, and polite ways to do this when addressing your wedding invitations. For whatever reason you decide that you want a limited number of guests – you’ll still likely have people asking if they can bring someone with them. However, there are polite ways to address this on the invites to avoid any awkward conversations! It may feel uncomfortable, but remember that it’s your wedding and your decision!

Why Have A Smaller Guest Count?

There’s a range of reasons why you may want a smaller wedding. Here are some of the most common reasons.

  • Budget. Allowing guests to bring a plus one of their child(ren) can add a hefty sum to the bill of your wedding, so usually monetary restrictions are the main reason for a smaller wedding.
  • Seating/Venue Size. The chosen venue may simply not have the space for guests to bring plus ones, or child(ren). Especially weddings that are particularly intimate and don’t have much seating.
  • No Children. Lots of couples choose to have no children at their wedding. It gives parents a chance to relax and makes for a more peaceful wedding day.
  • Personal Choice. Some couples just want an intimate wedding. Although I had a bigger reception, my ceremony was very small, intimate and I only had my nearest and dearest. This was my personal choice, and it worked out perfectly for me.

Invitation Wording For No Extra Guests

Wedding invitation wording can be a minefield for many reasons, but we’re here to make it as easy as possible. There may feel like no polite way to say no to extra guests – but there is!

Here are a few generic ways to point out that there are no extra guests:

We have reserved (number) seats for your presence. And leave a space below for the wedding guest to respond as to how many of those spaces will be needed. The problem with this can be that guests may think it’s an open invitation to add guests – so be sure to add something like this at the end of the invite:

  1. Our wedding will be an intimate one and we cannot accommodate guests not included in this invitation.
  2. We politely request only those included in the invitation can be accommodated. You will be seated with people you know and we hope to have a bigger celebration after the wedding.
  3. Our strict budget means that we can not accommodate extra guests at our wedding, but you will be seated with other guests you know and love.
  4. The size of our venue means that we have to keep guests to a minimum, so we are only able to accommodate guests that are named on this invite.
  5. We would love to accommodate all of your friends and family, but we would like a small, intimate ceremony. We hope to have a bigger celebration in the future.

No Children

If you’re planning to have a child-free wedding, and have parents in attendance that will expect their children to be invited too, here’s a few ways to address this on the invite. It’s best to be upbeat and positive, rather than focusing on the point that children are not permitted. For example:

“We know how much you love being a parent, but we thought you might like the night off to enjoy our wedding. Our special day will be adults only so they’ll be no need to worry about little eyes and little ears.”

Limited Number Of Children

You may want to limit the children at your wedding and be unsure on wording. For example, you may have flower girls and page boys but request that no other children are present at your wedding. Here are a few polite ways to inform guests of this:

  1. Due to guest restrictions, we can only accommodate the children of immediate family on our wedding day. We hope to have a celebration after the wedding – with all the children!
  2. Due to the size of our venue, the only children we are able to accommodate are those in the wedding party. We hope you understand.
  3. Beyond our flower girls and page boys, we are unable to accommodate any other children on our special day.

When you are limiting children or having a child-free wedding, it’s important to give guests as much notice as possible to find childcare – so be sure to send invites out with plenty of time to spare. Some couples even arrange childcare for their guests if they’re hosting an adults-only wedding – but that will take off a large chunk of your budget!

Personalize The Invitations

If you’re still concerned, another foolproof way to ensure there are no extra guests is to personalize the invites with each named guest. Usually, there’s a blank space for the guests’ names but you can fill out the space with only the guests you would like to invite. If some guests are permitted a plus one, you can write “& Guest” to make it abundantly clear.

If you’re searching for the perfect wedding stationery for your invites, The Wedding Blogger has a great Wedding Stationery post which will make designing your invites (and the wording) as easy as possible.


I hope this article has helped with wedding RSVP wording for limited guests. It can feel uncomfortable but please remember that it’s your wedding and you’re entitled to keep it to the size that you want. For my own ceremony, only 30 guests were in attendance. But the evening was a much bigger celebration! I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

Did you decide on a more intimate ceremony? Or a child-free wedding? If so, how did you word your invitations? Please feel free to leave any answers in the comments below. You may be helping out future brides and grooms with their own wedding invitation wording. Sharing is caring!

How Much Do Tuxedos Cost? (Everything You Need To Know)

Today, we’re going to be answering the question: how much do tuxedos cost? The price of a tuxedo will vary on a range of factors, and we’ll be covering them all. Your wedding will often be one of the most expensive days of your lives and you’ll likely have already set a budget for a bridal gown – but tuxedos can be expensive too! But how much should you be setting aside for the average tuxedo? Let’s take a closer look at everything you need to know.

What Is A Tuxedo?

You may be wondering what the difference is between a suit and a tuxedo. The main difference between the two is the presence of satin. Tuxedos often have satin on the lapels, which a standard suit will not. It’s common knowledge that a tuxedo is the traditional wedding attire for a man on his wedding day, and most grooms will opt for a tuxedo. However, if you’re more comfortable wearing a suit, you can (my husband did) – and it was much cheaper too!

What Is The Average Price Of A Tuxedo?

How much do tuxedos cost is one of the most common questions a groom will ask. Tuxedos are much more luxurious than suits and the price reflects that. Of course, the price will vary on a range of factors, so it’s impossible to predict the price of the tuxedo of your choice. However, in the US the average price of buying a tuxedo can cost anywhere from $300 – $1000!

If you’re looking to rent a tuxedo, this is a much more budget-friendly option and the average price for a tuxedo hire is around $200.

Rent Or Buy A Tuxedo?

It’s a difficult decision to choose whether you’d like to buy or rent a tuxedo. Here are a few points you may want to consider before making a choice.

  • Will, you re-wear the tuxedo? This is an important one. If it’s going to be collecting dust in your closet and is unlikely to never see the light of day again – it may be better to hire a tuxedo.
  • What is your budget? The budget you have will likely dictate whether you can stretch to buy a tuxedo or stick to rental.
  • Do you want to customize it? If you want to add anything and make it unique to your special day, you’ll need to buy a tuxedo. Rental tuxedos can not be changed.
  • Do you want to tailor it? If you want your tuxedo altered to fit you perfectly, you’ll need to buy one outright. Rental tuxedos can not be altered in any way and should return in the condition you picked them up in.

Factors To Consider

Whether you want to buy or rent a tuxedo, there are lots of factors that will dictate how much the price will be. Here are a few points you may want to consider when you are deciding upon your budget for the groom’s outfit.

  • Suit vs Tuxedo. A tuxedo will no doubt be the pricier option. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, opt for a suit instead.
  • Fabric. The more luxurious the fabric, the higher the price will be.
  • Alterations. Some places will offer alterations for free, but often there will be an additional cost if you want your wedding suit to fit perfectly.
  • Designer. Undoubtedly, the vital factor is whether you want a designer suit or not. The more elusive the designer, the higher the price point will be.
  • Renting or Buying. It may feel constricting to rent a suit, but tuxedo rental stores will often have many tuxedos to choose from, in a range of styles, fabrics, designers, and even accessories – so don’t exclude renting a tux before you’ve given it some consideration!

Additional Costs

Once you’ve decided on your tuxedo, there may be additional costs to factor into your budget.

  • Tailoring. If you want your tuxedo to fit like a glove, you will likely need to set around $100 of your budget for any alterations that you may need.
  • Accessories. Accessories can be deceptively expensive! This will cover everything from cufflinks, vests, bow ties, etc. Some stores offer packages which will include accessories, so be sure to ask as you may be able to arrange a deal that includes everything you need.
  • Cleaning. If you’ve chosen to rent a tuxedo, be sure to ask about cleaning costs. Often, the price of cleaning will be included in the price. However, if not – this may be a hefty unexpected bill after your wedding day.

Why Are Tuxedos So Expensive?

It’s a simple answer really – the quality will be better and the look will be more luxurious than that of a standard suit. They look incredibly formal, but also classy too. And everyone looks good in a tux! They also will usually have satin, which is one of the most expensive fabrics.

If you’re looking for the best place to buy a tuxedo for the groom or groomsmen, Brides has an incredible article of The 16 Best Places to Buy a Stylish Tuxedo. From Bloomingdale’s to Bonobos, it’s a great place to start your search for the perfect wedding tux.


I hope this article has helped to answer the question: how much do tuxedos cost? And give you an idea of the average tuxedo price and how to budget for your special day. Whether you opt for a traditional suit or a tuxedo, or a rental or bought tux – the most important part of your day is the marriage! I was super nervous about everything, but once I started walking down the aisle at my own wedding – everything else seemed trivial, besides me, him – and that moment.

Did you buy or rent a tuxedo for your wedding? Or did you even wear a tuxedo? Whatever your stance is, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. And if you’re comfortable sharing locations and prices, please do. You may be helping out future grooms with their own tuxedos! Sharing is caring.

Tiffany Blue Wedding Invitation Kits

Today, we’re going to be looking at Tiffany Blue wedding invitation kits. Whether you’re making the invitations yourselves at home or buying them from a marketplace like Etsy – you’ll want your wedding invitations to be perfect. It’s likely the first glimpse of your wedding that your guests will see, and you’ll want them to make a lasting impression. And perhaps hint of what your wedding will be.

Tiffany blue is an increasingly popular color scheme for weddings, and it isn’t difficult to see why. So let’s take a look at Tiffany blue wedding invites and Tiffany blue invitation kits.

What Is An Invitation Kit?

An invitation kit is a kit in which you can pick and choose what goes into your invitation. Self-assembly is often needed, but it’s super easy. Some of the options you can usually choose alongside the basic invitation and response cards are:

  • Reception Cards
  • Thank You Cards
  • Menu Cards
  • Program Cards
  • Direction Cards
  • Accommodation Cards

You can usually choose to add accessories such as ribbons or wax seals and choose everything down to the font and wording. Suffice to say that if you opt for a wedding invitation kit, they will not be cheap! The personalization is so precise and unique – so be sure to set aside a chunk of your budget for the invitations. They’ll be sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Where To Buy Tiffany Blue Wedding Invitations?

There are many places to purchase Tiffany Blue wedding invitation kits, particularly as it’s such a popular wedding color scheme. Here are some of the best places to buy kits that are ready-made.

Elegant Wedding Invites

Elegant Wedding Invites have a range of invitation kits, including Tiffany blue. Their Tiffany Blue Swirl Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Kits are absolutely beautiful. These stunning kits would be perfect for any wedding. When you’re ordering from a professional wedding stationery store, it can be pricey. For 30 invites (for just the invites and response cards), you’ll be looking at around $130.

If you add 30 of the extras to your kit, you’ll be looking at the following prices:

  • Reception Cards – $27
  • Thank You Cards – $27
  • Menu Cards – $48
  • Program Cards – $36
  • Direction Cards – $36
  • Accommodation Cards – $34

So for 30 invites (with everything above), you’d be looking at over $300! They may not be inexpensive, but they are the perfect start to your wedding. They always seem to have discount codes, so be sure to keep an eye out for those!

Pro Wedding Invites

Pro Wedding Invites are simply stunning. And their Tiffany Blue Swirl Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Kits Turquoise And Silver Glitter Invitation is no exception. If we’re comparing prices, for 30 invites (with response cards), you’ll be looking at around $150.

However, the extras are less expensive than our first choice. The extras are the following prices:

  • Reception Cards – $24
  • Thank You Cards – $25
  • Detail Cards – $24
  • Accommodation Cards – $24

For 30 of these complete invitation kits, you’ll be looking at around $250. I love the amount of glitter in these invitations and would highly recommend them.


If you’re on a tighter budget, there’s no doubt you should shop at online marketplaces such as Etsy and eBay. You can find invitation kits in a range of colors, including Tiffany blue and prices range from as little as $2 per invitation (excluding any extras). It’s important to shop around before you make any final decisions, particularly if you’re on a budget.

DIY Wedding Invites

If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to make your Tiffany blue wedding invitations and you already have a printer, it may be best to make the invites at home. You can make your invitations as unique as possible by designing them yourselves or buying digital templates on marketplaces such as Etsy. If you’re a novice with editing software, it may be best to stick to digital templates – or be prepared to spend some time practicing before the big day!

Brides have great DIY Wedding Invitations and a How-to Guide. The 13 Step Guide includes steps such as:

  1. Consider the Cost
  2. Identify Your Style
  3. Schedule and Plan Ahead
  4. Choose Your Vendor and Printing Method
  5. Plan Your Customization
  6. Find the Perfect Fit
  7. Choose Your Paper
  8. Consider File Types and Sizes (and Quality)
  9. Plan Your Ink Usage
  10. Check Your Computer and Printer Compatibility
  11. Choose Your Envelopes
  12. Plan to Assemble and Assembly Method
  13. It’s Time to Post!

It really is that easy, and there’s plenty of help online if you need it, to make your perfect wedding invitations.

Ways To Incorporate Tiffany Blue In Your Wedding

Once you’ve chosen your invitations, you may be looking for other ways to include Tiffany blue into your wedding – and it’s much easier than you may think.

  • Jewelry (this can be your “something blue” too if you’re following that tradition)
  • Shoes
  • Bridal Bouquet
  • Wedding Chair Sashes
  • Wedding Cupcakes
  • Tiffany Wedding Cake
  • Bridesmaid Dresses
  • Boutonnieres
  • Corsages
  • Favor Boxes

There’s no limit to how much Tiffany blue you can use at your wedding, so don’t be afraid to be as bold as possible! My wedding color scheme was Tiffany blue and white – and I had so much fun with it! Everything down the balloons was the right color. I even had Tiffany’s blue and white personalized M&M’s!


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with Tiffany blue wedding invitation kits and the best places to source your dream wedding invites. When researching, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stretch your budget, so it’s best to set a firm budget in mind before you start shopping. And try to stick to it as closely as possible – particularly if your budget is tight!

Did you have Tiffany blue wedding invitation kits at your own wedding? Or do you plan too? Did you make them yourself or order from a store? Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments below. You could be helping out future brides and grooms with their own weddings. Sharing is caring!

Famous Poems About Soulmates For Wedding: Top 10

Today, we’re going to be looking at the top 10 famous poems about soulmates for weddings. Whether you’re wanting some timeless and classic, or modern and romantic – there’s a huge selection of wedding love poems you can choose for your special day.

Poems can add a truly unique and beautiful element to your wedding ceremony. When you can’t put into your own words how someone makes you feel, poetry does the talking for you. It feels personal and intimate to read each other poems – but which one to choose? Let’s take a look at our top 10 favorites.

Our Souls are Mirrors by Rupi Kaur

“god must have kneaded you and i
from the same dough
rolled us out as one on the baking sheet
must have suddenly realized
how unfair it was
to put that much magic in one person
and sadly split that dough in two
how else is it that
when i look in the mirror
i am looking at you
when you breathe
my own lungs fill with air
that we just met but we
have known each other our whole lives
if we were not made as one to begin with”

The Gift by Pam Brown

“In you are flowers and firelight,
stars and songbirds,
the scent of summer,
the stillness just before dawn.
I love you today,
dressed in glory.
I will love you always-
dancing, singing, reading, making, planning, arguing.
I will love you cantankerous, and tired,
courageous and in terror,
joyful, fearful and triumphant.
I will love you through all weathers and all change.
For all you are is precious to me.
And every day I live with you
and share your love
is a gift to me.”

At Nightfall by Charles Hanson Towne

“I need so much the quiet of your love
After the day’s loud strife;
I need your calm all other things above
After the stress of life.
I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
After all toil is done;
I need the star shine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day’s great sun.”

Devoted by Lori Eberhai

“My heart can be your home,
my soul can be your refuge.
You can turn to me when you are weak,
you can call to me when the way is not clear.
I will be your promise and your prayer,
I will always be there,
Constant and complete.
Run to me,
reach out for me,
and I will love you in a unique and tender way.
Bring your love to me,
share your love with me,
sing your love to me,
and I will offer you peace, ease and comfort.”

Your Light I Learn How to Love by Rumi

“In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”

In One Another’s Souls by Rumi

“The moment I heard my first love story
I started looking for you,
not knowing how useless that was.
Lovers don’t meet somewhere along the way.
They’re in one another’s souls all along.”

Roads go Ever on by J. R. R Tolkien

“Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.”

The Day Sky by Hafiz

“Let us be like
Two falling stars in the day sky.
Let no one know of our sublime beauty
As we hold hands with God
And burn

Into a sacred existence that defies—
That surpasses

Every description of ecstasy
And love.”

This Marriage by Rumi

“May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.”

One Hundred Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda

“I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom but carries
the light of those flowers, hidden, within itself,
and thanks to your love the tight aroma that arose
from the earth lives dimly in my body.”

And those are our top 10 soulmate poems. If you’re looking for more wedding poems, there’s a beautiful book by Julia Watson called Poems and Readings for Weddings which I highly recommend. You can buy your own copy here.


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with famous poems about soulmates for weddings. Poems are so incredibly powerful and the perfect addition to any wedding. If you read a poem during your own wedding ceremony, or you plan to, please let me know in the comments below which poem you chose – especially if your pick was one of our choices!

Please feel free to let me know in the comments below. If you have any new additions, you may be helping out future brides and grooms with their own poem readings.

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