7 FIRST DANCE SONG SUGGESTIONS

Your guests are at a standstill. All eyes are on you—the bride and groom.

Wedding First Dance

You're walking toward the dance floor and the first couple of seconds of "your song" is playing... can you already visualize and hear it?

Picking your first dance song is often one of the most challenging parts to wedding planning, especially because it has to be just right.

If "All of Me" or "A Thousand Years" isn't really your cup of tea, Harsanik's curated a playlist below that contains some first dance songs you may not have heard yet.

Check out these ballads that will surely set your first dance apart from the rest, making your big husband and wife debut even more special and unique!

1. "Wonderwall" by Ed Sheeran

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TRASH THE DRESS PHOTOGRAPHY

During a bridal fitting Oscar de la Renta once said "In the same manner that she fell in love with that man, I hope she's going to fall in love with that dress..." And most women do! For many women, their wedding dress is the most important and special dress they'll ever wear. Accordingly, after the big day, most brides want to cherish and preserve their dress forever. In the recent years, however, a new trend called "trash the dress" has emerged, introducing a slightly different approach to preserving a dress!

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Photo Source Armen Asadorian Photography

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CHRISTINE'S STORY: OUR UNIQUE CENTERPIECES

Flowers have always held a place close to my heart. When I was young, my mom used to make sill flower arrangements for our house and for friends. In high school, my close friend worked at the local florist. I thought what a beautiful line of work. So I started working at the local florist in high school. I realized though, my favorite florals were wedding florals and luckily I got the opportunity to work with a florist that does a lot of weddings. Bardwell's Florist became like my second home and family.

Christine's centerpiece inspiration

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GUIDE TO MAID OF HONOR DUTIES

According to the Internet, a "maid of honour" in the UK historically meant that you were the attendant of a queen. Although monarchy may be limited in the political world, things haven't really changed for wedding days and ceremonies! If the title of "maid of honor" (MOH) is bestowed upon you, gear up to serve your queen (aka the bride!) in all the days leading up to, the day of, and even after the wedding.

Datevig and Shant's Featured Wedding

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There is no history book or set-in-stone precedent that clearly states what a MOH's duties are. And although there's no definite answer, there are some things that should be on every MOH's checklist.

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TALAR'S STORY: TEA PARTY!

In place of a bridal shower, I decided I wanted to have a tea/hat party with my closest friends and family for some brunch and cocktails. After looking at several locations, I decided on the adorable little restaurant called Favorite Place in Glendale, which by coincidence has mint green walls, one of the colors of my wedding! The staff at Favorite Place Restaurant was so accommodating and their prices were unbeatable! I can't remember hearing a "no" to any one of my questions. They didn't even have a cake cutting or corking fee!

Talar's Tea Party

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THE 4CS OF PICKING OUT AN ENGAGEMENT RING

Marilyn Monroe famously sang, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." That line couldn't be truer as your significant other presents you with a gorgeous rock in the form of an engagement ring.

But have you ever wondered what goes into picking the right diamond for your ring? There is a science to it, something known as the "4Cs". If you haven't heard of the acronym yet, here is Harsanik's simple breakdown that will come in handy as you—or your fiancé to be!—are imagining the ring of your dreams.

Engagement Rings

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO YOUR WEDDING DAY SHOT LIST

Here's a fact. You're going to take an infinite number of photos on your wedding day. Prepare yourself (and your mouth, for the record!) to smile ear to ear from AM to PM. But the great news is that it won't be so hard to do, right?

What may be a little difficult to keep track of is the actual photos you are taking, since that's more or less up to your photography crew. However, as much as your photographer is going to capture every second of the Big Day, it may be a good idea to get a list together of who or what you'd like to take photos of so that no important or special moment is missed. And, it'll also be helpful for your photographer to have this list on hand so he or she could better organize his or her own check list for your event.

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The team at Harsanik has compiled a photo guide to help you compile your shot list for your wedding day.

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CHRISTINE'S STORY: CHOOSING OUR WEDDING FAVORS

Wedding favors are an easy and simple way to show gratitude for your guests. After all they do to be there for you, you want to show them that you care and that you are thankful. When it came to favors we wanted to stay away from chocolates, which are traditionally used as wedding favors. We wanted to have something that people would not only like but that they would keep.

Christine's Bridal Shower Favors

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THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY

From wedding invitations to place and escort cards, we love the look of handwritten calligraphy. Calligraphy adds a personal touch and sense of style with beautiful handwritten lettering and creative design. The art of calligraphy has been around for thousands of years but recently calligraphy, in traditional form as well as with modern twists, has become a major trend in the wedding industry.

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We spoke with Los Angeles based calligrapher, Angela Kazanchyan, at truly.madly.ink. (formerly known as Angela Calligraphy) to share all the details about the art of calligraphy. Here's our interview...

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6 OUTFIT IDEAS FOR YOUR BRIDAL SHOWER

The moment you are dubbed "bride to be," consider yourself the center of attention leading up to the Big Day. You'll soon realize your wardrobe, too, will need a bridal refresh as events galore begin to populate your calendar.

One of the most special occasions tied to your wedding is your bridal shower, where your outfit should be a representation of your personality and/or theme. As you start envisioning your outfit, consider these trends that'll make you standout from your guests and add a unique flare to your attire.

1. Lace

Lace screams bridal! This midi dress from Lulu's with a floral lace bodice and beige lining is the perfect blend of sweet and fun.

Bridal Shower Lace outfit

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