Quotes that are heartfelt will help convey your love for your partner on the wedding day. Whether you use one in your wedding vows or in a wedding toast at the rehearsal dinner or your wedding reception, it should reflect your personality. Video captures so much more than photos, especially toasts and speeches.
Consider one of these famous quotes for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception:
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever. ~ Amy Tan
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.~ Anonymous
Just so you know, there’s a space that only you can fill. ~ Anonymous
You call it madness, but I call it love. ~Don Byas
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ Judy Garland
You’re nothing short of my everything. ~Ralph Block
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart. – Josiah G. Holland
Love one another
But make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
Between the shores of your souls. ~Kahlil Gibran
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
I love you
Not for what you are
But for what I am when I am with you ~Roy Croft
I have spread my dreams under your feet
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. ~William Butler Yeats
“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
– Homer, Odyssey
“Marriage, n: The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.”
“Love is the life spring of our existence. The more love you give, the happier you feel and the more love you will have within you to give.”
-Susan L. Taylor
“He is the half part of a blessed man
Left to be finished by such as she:
And she a fair divided excellence
Whose fullness of perfection lies in him.”
– William Shakespeare
“Heaven give you many, many merry days.”
– William Shakespeare
Love is friendship set on fire. ~ Anita Hodzic
Love is letting go of fear. – Gerald Jampolsky
Romance is about the little things. – Gregory J. Godeck
Jokes for the reception toast: (Use only for bridal parties with a good sense of humor)
- By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. – Socrates
- My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. – Rodney Dangerfield
- I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. – Rita Rudner
- There’s only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I’ll get married again. – Clint Eastwood
- Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. – Phyllis Diller
- The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. – Henny Youngman
~Written by Leslie Harris-Senac, film maker and owner of Visions Unlimited Video Productions of Sarasota, FL
- Brides and Bridesmaids – Use nice purses and carry bags. You’ll be dressed up & only a beautiful hand bag will do. Plastic grocery bags do not look good in videography or photography; neither do plastic bottles of soda and water. It’s you big day! Splurge on some nice glasses or plastic champagne cups if you’re having a beach wedding. Wear waterproof makeup. Sweat and tears cause makeup to run, and raccoon eyes are not a good look on your wedding day! Carry an adorable clutch to refresh throughout the night. (Some of my favorite video shots are brides applying make up in the mirror; sexy video footage!)
- Ask everyone – bridesmaids, groomsmen, bride, groom and everyone who may be on camera, to not chew gum. Gum chewing looks awful on video and your photographer will have a terrible time getting a decent expression on unposed photographs.
- The bride & groom will understandably be nervous, but when it comes to saying vows, brides and grooms need to say those marriage vows, to each other, like they mean it. (Some nervous grooms and brides try to rattle the lines as fast as they can, while looking at the minister!)
- Grooms – During your first dance, try not to turn you back to the videographer. You don’t need to look at the camera, but we do want to see your face. (Trust me – it’s your best side.) This goes for all bridal party members. It’s just for one day. If you can play it up for the camera a bit, it’s all in good fun. If you’ve naturally got 2 left feet, practice a few dance moves before the wedding day, you’ll be in good form to “bust a move” at least once or twice during the reception party! ~Bride & Groom during First Dance at Boca Bay Pass Club in Gasparilla, FL
- If your professional videographer is using 1-Lux video cameras, like she should be, then it is alright to have the lights turned down low during dancing at your reception, but even 1-Lux cameras have limits, so be sure to go over this with your videographer. Generally speaking, if you can read in the light, it will be fine, but if it’s too dark to read, your video won’t have good colors. It’s a good idea to alert your banquet manager to this fact. Chandeliers look best when they are turned on! Accent lighting is very popular, just don’t go overboard. Flooding your whole reception hall with once color can make everyone look strange, and it gets old after a few hours. (Unless it’s Halloween Theme Party, you don’t want to see blue or green people all night.)
- Most photographers dress and conduct themselves professionally, but surprisingly about a third of them do not. To protect your wedding video, ask your photographer to not dress in bright colors or cut-off jeans, and not to get in front of the video cameras. You don’t want a loudly-dressed photographer distracting you everytime you watch your wedding video.
- Relax and be yourself. You’re beautiful and a professional videographer will capture your true personality with style in a flattering manner. ~ article written by Leslie Harris-Senac
Well, there you are. The wedding reception is over and you’re alone with your bride — finally. The wedding day can really take a toll on the groom and bride. You’re bound to be dead tired after hours of standing, posing, dancing, and talking to every family member and friend at the reception. If you’re like 55% of newlyweds, it’s time for bed. However, if you’re one of the lucky 45%: Game on! Here are some helpful tips on making wedding night sex an experience that you and your bride won’t soon forget.
First Things First
You need to chill out and relax for a bit after the wedding. But be careful, there’s a fine line between falling asleep and resting to build up some energy. Chances are, you’ll spend the first hour or so after the reception reminiscing about the wedding day and how great it was. We also recommend having a doggy bag prepared with wedding food from the reception. This is a standard practice with most caterers. Because most couples are too busy to eat very much during the day, food will replenish your body for the more strenuous activities to come.
Leslie’s Recommendation: One thing most guys may not realize about the wedding reception is that every time you have an empty hand, someone will probably hand you a drink. Word to the wise: Try to drink in moderation. You don’t want to have trouble rising to the occasion later.
Talk Dirty To Me
Of course, we’re talking about telling your brand new wife how special she is, and how beautiful she looked in her wedding dress. Nothing will likely get your bride in the mood more than hearing this. She’s been looking forward to this day for quite some time.
From there, the conversation can turn to more arousing material.
Turning in the V-Card?
First off, congratulations are in order to those of you who held out and waited for marriage. We’re certain it wasn’t easy to do. The main thing to remember in planning for the first time is not to stress yourself out. Let’s be honest: your performance the first time won’t be perfect. But what will be perfect is the experience. However, if you really want to impress her, I recommend picking up a book on the art of love making. Trust me, they’re out there. Just be careful about how much you put into practice the first time — you don’t want her to wonder where you learned all of your tricks. Just be sincere and loving; make your bride feel special.
Bag of Tricks
Since you’ll (hopefully) never get another shot at wedding night sex, why not make it an experience that will be hard to top? Whether you’re staying at a hotel or a house, plan ahead and have some rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne, or a combination of the three prepared in the bedroom. I don’t expect you guys to understand, but women dig this kind of stuff (especially brides). Another way to really set the mood is to create a mix CD of songs that have meant a lot to you and your bride. Pick songs that won’t get old because you’ll hopefully be hearing them on repeat all night long.
Leslie Recommendation: You know your bride-to-be better than us. Use this information as a jumping off point to planning your big night. The main thing to remember is making your bride feel special. If you can do that, you’ve already succeeded.
And remember the most important thing: It’s your wedding night, so kick back, relax and enjoy the ride. Or if you’re Superman, rides. Enjoy!
~by Leslie Harris Senac, Videographer serving Sarasota & Manatee Counties in Florida. She is a member of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce through her Weddings of Sarasota membership.
~Excerpts taken from www.themanregistry.com
The rehearsal dinner is arguably often the largest financial responsibility for the groom and his family in the wedding process. This event, which immediately follows the wedding rehearsal, is an opportunity to honor the bride and groom one final time before they take their wedding vows. It also gives the couple a chance to thank their families and the wedding party for their support and for being a part of the wedding. While the wedding reception will be the biggest party of the weekend, there’s no reason the rehearsal dinner can’t hold its own. We know that most men don’t have extensive event or party planning experience (it would be scary if you did). Rest assured, though, throwing a memorable rehearsal dinner shouldn’t be difficult for you and your family. Chances are you’ve been to at least one rehearsal dinner in the past and can draw from that experience. Your parents may even want to incorporate some aspects of their rehearsal dinner (location, menu, photos) into yours. Traditionally, the groom and/or his family pay for the rehearsal dinner. But if they’re unable to do so, it’s perfectly acceptable for another family member or friend of the groom’s family to take charge of it. This event doesn’t need to be a ritzy, black tie affair. While some couples like to stage a more formal affair, others prefer to just invite the wedding party to their home for a backyard barbeque. Whatever the case may be, there are some basic pieces of information that any groom-to-be should know when it comes to the rehearsal dinner. The guest list and invitations Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner guest list is comprised of the wedding party, immediate family, and anyone else who took part in the rehearsal. However, it’s not un-common to invite any out-of-town guests who have traveled in for the wedding. This is another way to thank them for making the trip to be a part of the big day. Unlike the wedding, you have a chance to be a little more casual and creative with the invitation style. If you’re on a tight budget, e-vites are a free alternative to the traditional invitation. Remember to wait to send out the invites until the wedding invitations have already gone out from the bride’s family. The venue When choosing a venue, the most important thing to remember is head count. You’ll need to know if you have enough room for everyone. It’s a safe bet that most, if not all, of your wedding party will be attending the rehearsal. Therefore, it should be easy to get a solid idea of the rehearsal dinner size. Ideally, the location of the venue will be relatively close to the church so there won’t be a long delay in getting there after the rehearsal. Common venues include banquet halls, country clubs, restaurants, church halls, golf courses, hotel event space, and homes. Realistically, anywhere with a suite or private room should be suitable. TMR Recommendation: Get creative. If you and your bride-to-be enjoy watching your favorite team together, see if their stadium has any private suites that are available for rent. The menu & catering Unless you’re holding the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant with menu options, you’ll need to decide on a caterer and a menu. The main thing to remember is to make sure that you don’t duplicate the wedding reception menu. Another big decision to make is whether you’ll have an open bar at the rehearsal dinner. Budget-wise, open bars can take a toll. One way to prevent breaking the bank is to only serve beer or wine. These drinks can be bought for a relatively cheap price compared to buying a large supply of liquor. Make it memorable You can make the rehearsal dinner memorable by making it more than just a dinner. · Many couples utilize the rehearsal dinner as a time to present their attendant gifts to the wedding party and parents. It’s always nice to personally thank each attendant again for being part of your wedding weekend. · The rehearsal dinner is also a great time for toasts (including the groom’s toast). Often, couples will decide to get the toasts out of the way at the rehearsal dinner so they won’t distract from dancing time at the reception. · If there are plans to put together a photo montage of the couple, the rehearsal dinner can be the perfect time to show it. Leslie Harris-Senac of Visions Unlimited Video Productions can help you with this. She specializes in Photo Montages. Call her today for a free consultation at: 941/315-3456 ~ Excerpt from www.themanregistry.com