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Six Creative Ways to Honor Your Loved Ones in Your Wedding

 

personalize your wedding

Personalize Your wedding
Six ways to honor loved ones at our wedding

Personalizing your wedding is easier when you include pictures and mementos of your loved ones. Here are six inventive ways  to share precious memories as a part of your  wedding.

 

-Carry a special handkerchief with your bouquet or have your hubby carry one in his jacket.

 

-Pearls, favorite charms, or miniature photos are a great addition to your bouquet or even an important token in your fiancé’s  boutonnière.

 

-Add a “thank you” to your ceremony program. This is a way to include the names of those grandparents, parents, or other key members of your family who can’t be a part of your wedding day.

 

-Go beyond including a memory table at your reception entryway or guest book table. Use a “tree” to hang wedding photos of all those family and friends who have influenced your lives.

 

-Include framed photos of loved ones as a part of guest table centerpiece décor. Guests will enjoy going from table to table to check out these photos.

 

-Throughout the evening have your DJ/MC play and dedicate the first dance songs of your parents. Or use a favorite family song for the wedding party dance or anniversary dance.

 

These are just a few ideas to personalize your wedding and honor special people. Give us a call  (260-402-1533 or 260-484-2460) if you need help planning your wedding and adding extraordinary touches to your wedding ceremony and reception.

Personalize Your Wedding Without Breaking the Bank

 

Personalize Your Wedding with Photos

Personalize Your Wedding with Photos

You want your wedding different from your friends, co-workers and other family members who’ve gotten married before you. So many ideas seem expensive and time consuming (especially if you aren’t crafty, into DIY, or don’t have time). Over the next several weeks, we’ll share real ideas here. You don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to personalize your wedding because the majority of these suggestions cost very little (and in some cases totally free). Many ideas just take a different approach on traditional which makes it easy to make your wedding truly all about you and your fiancé.

Be sure to bookmark or follow our blog page to get all of these ideas so you can decide which ones will work best for your special day. And if you need additional ideas to create your unique wedding or help with planning, contact us today at 260-402-1533 (or by email at megasound01@comcast.net).

Here’s the first idea for you: Include photos of you and your fiancé as a part of your wedding.

Use the back side of your table number cards for pics of both of you at different ages. Those cute photos of you growing up are great conversation starters for your guests at the reception.

Incorporate your engagement photos on your pew (aisle) markers. This type of display is a wonderful testament to your love.

 If you want to honor loved ones who are no longer with you, opt to include their picture(s) in either the ceremony, reception, or both. It is a delightful touch to include photos of you with those precious to you.

You might ask family members or friends for help to put together a digital slide show. This way you have an electronic format that can be incorporated into any part of your wedding.

The possibilities are truly endless; they just take a little pre-planning. So if someone close to you is offering to help, see if this is a wedding project for them.

 

How to Get Your Indiana Marriage License

Non-denominational Officiants

Rachel & Olivier’s Wedding Ceremony

If you are getting married in Indiana, you need a license. Nice thing is that you can get your marriage license up to sixty days before the day you want to tie the knot. You can start the application process online, but do have to visit the courthouse in the county where you are performing your ceremony. Remember to leave your cell phones and other electronic devices in your car as you are not permitted to bring them with you into the courthouse. Check out your starting steps in the application process and contact us (260-402-1533) to personalize your wedding with our non-denominational Officiants.

 

 

 

 

Are You Searching for a Location for Your Wedding in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Area?

Party at the reception

Outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding at Lakeside

Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana offer a wide range of ceremony and reception locations. Everything from outdoor sites to rustic barn settings to art deco and modern backdrops. In effort to help engaged couples, we compiled a list of many of these locations. The list is nowhere near inclusive and does not represent any recommendation, pricing, or other sort of backing for any location. We’ll add links to current sites or pages as they become available. Again, this list is only a snapshot (in alphabetical order) as of today of area ceremony and reception venues in Fort Wayne and Allen County ONLY. We included a general area in town/county to help in your search.

Feel free to give us a call or email (260-402-1533/ megasound01@comcast.net) with questions on planning your own ceremony and reception. Talk to you soon.

Location Area/Fort Wayne
Allen County Fair Grounds Northwest
Allen County Memorial Coliseum Northeast
Allen County Sheriff Reserve Northwest
Arts United Center Downtown 
Autumn Ridge Golf Club Northeast
Baker Street Train Station Downtown 
Bergstaff Place

Ceruti’s Catering & Banquest

East     Northwest
Ceruti’s Event Center Southwest
Colonial Oaks GC Northwest
Courtyard Marriott Downtown 
Coyote Creek Gold Club Northwest
Don Hall’s Guesthouse Northwest
Dupont Downs Northwest
Firehouse Reception Hall New Haven
Fort Wayne Country Club Southwest
Foster Park Bridal Glen South 
Franke Park Pavillion North
Goeglein’s Honestead Northeast
Hilton Garden Inn Southwest
Hoagland Hayloft Hoagland
Holiday Inn at IPFW Northeast
Hotel Fort Wayne North
Indiana Hotel Lobby Downtown 
IPFW Northeast
Lakeside Rose Gardens Northeast
Lunz Reception Hall South
Marian Hills Farm Southeast
Masonic Lodge Downtown 
Metea County Park Northeast
New Haven Conservation Club New Haven
Park Edelweiss Reception Hall Southwest
Parkview Field Downtown 
Picasso’s Northeast
Pine Valley Country Club Northeast
Quixote Hills Reception Hall Hoagland
Salomon Farm Park Northeast
Sycamore Hills Golf Club Southwest
Sycamore Hills Swim & Racquet Southwest
The Botanical Gardens Downtown 
The Community Center Downtown 
The Embassy Theatre Downtown 
The Grand Wayne Downtown 
The Hilton Fort Wayne Downtown 
The History Center Downtown 
The Landmark Southwest
The Orchid New Haven
The Philmore on Broadway South 
The Shiloh Northwest

 

Select YOUR Meaningful First Dance Song

 

First Dance

If you are dreading that first dance as husband and wife, you may take dance lessons or practice your dance moves ahead of time. If you are worried about selecting a first dance song that is meaningful and danceable, you have options.

 Here are a few tips that we’ve used help couples in their selection process:

 

 -If the tone of your reception is more formal, elegant, or you want a classy tune for your first dance, two timeless options are “At Last” by Etta James and “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra (or other artists).

 

-You want to celebrate your triumphs as a couple and want to express your lifelong commitment, two suggestions are “All of Me” by John Legend and “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz.

 

-If you want to feature “super cool” couple status, two contemporary selections are “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes and “Better Together” by Jack Johnson.

 

 

-If movies are a huge part of your lives, three song suggestions are “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “To Make You Feel My Love” by George Strait (or “Make You Feel My Love” remake by Adele).

 

 

Still looking for that “perfect” first dance song? Contact us (megasound01@comcast.net

or 260-402-1533) and we’ll work with you to find your “just right” dance tune to enjoy at your reception.

Pick a Meaningful First Dance

First Dance selections

 

Cheers to 30 Years!

 

Outdoor Wedding at the Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens outdoor wedding ceremony

Cheers to 30 Years!

 

Enter Today to Win a Free Platinum Ceremony Package from Megasound

Three easy ways to enter:

>Like” Megasound on Facebook and leave a comment on how you’d like to personalize your ceremony vows.

>Send an email to megasound01@comcast.net with your wedding date and your special touches for your ceremony.

>Register in person at the Megasound booth on January 3rd or 4th at the Bridal Spectacular.

Get your Facebook or email entry in by midnight on 1-5-15. We’ll pick and announce the winning couple on Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Platinum Ceremony includes your personalized wedding ceremony, rehearsal coordination, ceremony sound and music, and Officiant to preside over your ceremony and take care of filing the paperwork after the wedding. More details about the Platinum Ceremony package here.

 Not getting married?  You can enter for a friend/relative who needs help with their ceremony. Make sure to include the couple’s names and wedding date, and why they should win a free ceremony package with Megasound.

Package no cash value exchange. Additional add-on services are responsibility of winner.