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Hashtags & Your Fort Wayne Wedding

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Hashtags, what are they good for? For your Fort Wayne Wedding and reception, they are good for alot! With the massive explosion of social media, Hashtags are everywhere in our online lives. Facebook has finally relented and now hashtags are searchable on Facebook!

Your Fort Wayne wedding  is in full swing and all your friends are snapping away with cell phones, iPads etc of all the fun people are having fun at your wedding and reception. Besides the hundreds of pictures that your Fort Wayne wedding photographer took, how will you see all of those Instagram, Twitter and Facebook shared photos from your wedding guests? The best idea is to Hashtag your Fort Wayne wedding!

When wedding guests post their photos to social media, Hashtags make them instantly searchable,  you will be able to run searches on your chosen hashtag and view all of the pictures that were tagged and associated with your hashtag for your Fort Wayne Wedding. You will be able to view the photos right away, that night even, enjoying all the fun, joy and memories created at your Fort Wayne Wedding! Keep in mind that the hashtag needs to be unique and original to your event. Choosing a hastag like #MyFortWayneWedding or #MyWedding will just mix your photos with all the other photos under such a generic hashtag! So make it unique, do a hashtag search for every hashtag you come up with on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to make sure it hasn’t been previously used. With the pending explosion of wedding hashtags, using generic hastags like #AprilJimWedding will be problematic.

How do you get the word out to your guests about which hashtag to use? You can promote your unique hashtag on cute little cards or small signs that displayed on guest tables which makes the hashtag easy to reference as guests shoot and upload to social media. A chalkboard displayed next to the DJ or cake table, to remind guests of your hashtag. Have some business cards printed with the hashtag and insert them into your wedding invites before they are sent out. The business card is the right size for men to put into their wallets or women their purses and bring it with them to your wedding!

Do Not Block the Wedding Photographer!

DON”T BE THIS WOMAN with the iPad! Respect the wedding professionals who the bride and groom hired! Photo copyright IQvideography

Share and relive your Fort Wayne Wedding with a unique hashtag and all the pictures your guests took! And if you are a guest, please don’t be this woman with an iPad! Remember the Bride & Groom hired professionals to document their wedding day and doing something like this isn’t doing anyone any favors!


Fort Wayne Weddings On Facebook

Did you know that Fort Wayne Weddings had  a Facebook page? Yes we do! Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/ftwayneweddings

We make posts there that do not appear here!


Petal Pink, Our First Look At Jessica Biel’s Wedding Gown!

Our first look at newlywed Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake in their wedding attire is here, from People Magazine! We are loving the petal pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture wedding gown from what we can see here. Very classy and colorful!

For years colorful wedding gowns have been seen at the edges of the wedding trends. Do you think as an A-list celebrity couple that Jessica’s petal pink gown is going to start a movement to colorful wedding gowns, for Fort Wayne Weddings and away from the traditional white? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


Fort Wayne Weddings Emmy Fashion

If you want to know what fashion styles will be popular for Fort Wayne Weddings in the coming year, you check out the red carpet events, where designers rain gowns down on starlets trying to get them to wear their designs to the publicized events. One of the second biggest red carpet of the year is the Emmys which just took place. Here are Fort Wayne weddings we have gathered some of our favorite designs worn by starlets to the 64th Annual Emmy Awards from the red carpet. Every one of these gowns would easily convert into a wedding gown for your Fort Wayne Wedding!

Kat Denning in a gown by J. Mendal

Brooke Burke in a Tony Ward fishtail gown.


Jessica Pare in a Jason Wu gown


Christian Hendricks in a Christian Siriano gown


Amanda Peet in a Calvin Klein gown.


Phoebe Price in a Sweetheart gown


Sarah Hyland in a Notte by Marchesa gown


Zooey Deschanel in a Reem Acra gown


Fort Wayne Weddings Silk Flowers For Decor

Fort Wayne WeddingsYour Fort Wayne Wedding is approaching and you want elegant flowers as part of the decor for this special day of celebration. One choice that all Fort Wayne weddings now have to choose from for their wedding decor are silk flowers. The days when silk flowers looked cheap and fake are now gone, quality ones now exist that are life-like, lovely and can be used to express your unique wedding style without detracting from the wedding decor. Here are few reasons to consider silk flowers for your Fort Wayne wedding and reception.

Color: silk flowers come in just about every color variation you can think of. They range from colors found in nature to fun and funky.

Style: You can find silk flowers in a variety of styles. Many feel real to the touch and look amazingly life-like. Designer flowers, dried-look, and holiday selections are also available.

Convenience: Silk flowers are easy to obtain and different varieties can be found through out the year. There is no refrigeration needed and the can easily be moved from one location to another. Arrangements and bouquets can be made and stored as far in advance as you desire. They can also be shipped just about anywhere!

Cost: Even the most realistic silks are often less expensive than fresh flowers. Although your wedding day is one time you want to splurge, you may want to “splurge” on the nicest silk flowers and spend more on your dress or your photographer. Flowers are usually 55% of your wedding budget so silks can really help in this area.

Customization: Silk flower arrangements and bouquets can be custom designed for you and your wedding party. Your colors, your style, your theme. Your imagination is the only limitation!

Rentals: Basic arrangements that can be customized for your wedding can be rented so you don’t have to worry about where you are going to store Weddings Fort Wayne10 pew decorations and three alter pieces. Wedding arches, topiaries, columns and even centerpieces can be rented, saving a big chunk of your budget for other things.

They last forever: How romantic would it be to have your wedding bouquet re-designed as a centerpiece for you first home together or a lovely swag to compliment your wedding portrait? You can enjoy your flowers everyday! Your bridesmaids can save their bouquets as mementos of you wedding. Your mothers can keep their corsages as a precious reminder of such a special occasion.

Silk flowers offer Fort Wayne weddings many exciting choices , give them a try!


Fort Wayne Spring Wedding Colors 2013

Fashion week is happening in New York right now. As always during NY fashion week, Pantone releases the fashion colors that we will be seeing next spring. The spring wedding colors this past spring, the it color was Tangerine Orange. For the Spring Wedding Colors of 2013 the it wedding color will actually be three shades of green! Like the first signs of spring, Tender Shoots, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful, while Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose. Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being. You can read more at the Pantone website.


So what do you think of the fashion colors? Let us know in the comments!


Fort Wayne Weddings: Questions For Hiring A Wedding Band

Fort Waye Weddings, Wedding bandPlanning your Fort Wayne Wedding can be daunting, especially finding the right wedding reception entertainment, because the right wedding band, wedding orchestra or quartet can leave your guests begging for more at the end of the night, while the wrong one can have your guests headed home early. Fort Wayne Weddings is here to help. To assist you in your wedding reception planning here are several questions to ask wedding bands, orchestra and quartets when interviewing them.

  • How long has this group played together? Longer established groups stay together for a reason.
  • What percentage of your business is devoted to weddings? Wedding Entertainment is a different breed altogether – make sure they know what they are doing.
  • Do you provide demo tapes / videos of your group?
  • What styles of music does the group play?
  • Are the musicians in the band I see and choose going to be the same ones who will perform the day of my wedding?
  • How will the musicians be dressed?
  • Do you have back-up musicians?
  • Can I request specific songs to be played at my wedding?
  • Will I get live music at my cocktail hour?
  • How many breaks and for how long does the band take? Will you play a tape or CD in the meantime?
  • Does the group have an emcee that will act as Master of Ceremonies and announce the introductions, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses?
  • What is your payment policy? For how many hours?
  • Deposit amount? Due when? Balance due when? Forms of payment accepted? Cancellation policy?
  • When should I give you a list of my bridal attendees and special requests?
  • Do you play overtime? How much?
  • Do you provide a contract outlining exactly the services you will be providing? Never, under any circumstances, should you fail to get a contract in writing.
  • How do you interact with other vendors? From the wedding planner, to the caterers, to the photographers, to the photo booth, you want a band that works as a team with your other vendors and is willing to make announcements for them.
  • What can I do to make sure everything happens without a hitch?

Top 20 Hits Of The Fort Wayne Wedding Season

The summer Fort Wayne Wedding Season is winding down with it’s official end the Labor Day Weekend. So here at Fort Wayne Weddings we decided to poll a few of the local DJs and find out what has been the most popular music for wedding receptions! Below is the top 20 songs of the summer wedding season.


1 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem
2 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
3 Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe
4 Cupid Cupid Shuffle
5 LMFAO Sexy And I Know It
6 AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long
7 Bon Jovi Livin’ On A Prayer
8 Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline
9 Morrison, Van Brown Eyed Girl
10 Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
11 Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera Moves Like Jagger
12 Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O’donis Just Dance
13 Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer Give Me Everything
14 B-52′s Love Shack
15 DJ Casper Cha Cha Slide
16 Jackson, Michael Billie Jean
17 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me
18 Pink Raise Your Glass
19 Cruz, Taio Dynamite
20 Journey Don’t Stop Believin’

Photo Booth Blast From The Past

Photo Booths have been popular for the last 5 years at Fort Wayne wedding. This was made possible 5 years ago by a  few enterprising individuals who did away with the wood constructed arcade style photo booth and designed something that was light weight, could be broken down into sections and the sections would fit through a normal doorway. This was very difficult to do with the old fashion arcade style photo booths. With the easy portability photo booths became all the rage at Fort Wayne weddings and are now a must have aspect of the entertainment.

But did you know that back in the 1970′s the video game company Atari came out with what they considered an easily transported photo booth for parties and such? Neither did we until we stumbled across an article on Gizmodo about an ASCII portable photo booth that was rented out for weddings, corporate events and other events. Check out Gizmodo’s article here.

It is a cool blast from the past but we think we will stick with the modern portable photo booths that produce really high quality traditional photo strips, for Fort Wayne Weddings. If you are looking to rent a photo booth for your Fort Wayne wedding reception check out one of our favorite photo booth rental companies:

Fun Zone Photo Booths 260.220.3160

Tivoli Photo Booths 260-267-5941

A modern photo booth at Headwaters Park, picture curtsey of Fun Zone PhotoBooths.


I’m In A Wedding, Groomsmen Video

Wedding video are such fantastic ways to document the personalities, words and actions of those in attendance at your wedding and reception, in a way that photos don’t do justice. Over the years we have seen so many activities and heard so many toasts that were lost to time because the bride and groom did not have a wedding video produced. Wedding video with the proliferation of Facebook, Youtube etc,  is something that should be just as important as the photos, to preserve the words, the emotions, the events in their entirety.

Wedding video can also be fun and silly as exampled in the clip below. A few years ago one of the most popular requests at wedding receptions as the song parody from Saturday Night Live “I’m On A Boat”. This best man a groomsmen decided to do their own version and called it “I’m In A Wedding”. Like the original WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE