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LDS Wedding Reception; Mother-Son Dance Songs

LDS Wedding Reception; Mother-Son Dance Songs

Mother-Son Dance for an LDS wedding
Photo Courtesy of Lindsey Hale Photography

The mother-son dance at the reception is the mother of the groom’s big moment, and the song you choose can say “thank you” for everything she’s done.

That said, it can be really hard to pick a song. There seem to be a lot less songs about mothers than fathers (we don’t know why), making it difficult to find one that says exactly what you want it to say.

If you’ve got a close relationship with your mom and really want your mother-son song to say what she means to you, try one of these songs on for size…read more

Rehearsal Dinner and Groom’s Dinner

Rehearsal Dinner and Groom’s Dinner for LDS Weddings

bbq dinner for rehersal or Groom's Dinner
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One of the more nebulous parts of wedding planning is the groom’s dinner (also known as the rehearsal dinner.) What is it, who pays for it, and do you need one if you’re getting married in the LDS temple?

For non-temple weddings, most couples have a trial run called a “wedding rehearsal” the day before. They go over the minutiae of the ceremony: where to stand, when and how to walk down the aisle, how to hold your flowers, which way to face, and so on. After the rehearsal, everyone involved usually goes out dinner. This is the traditional rehearsal dinner or groom’s dinner.

But the story is a little different if you are being married in the temple. The LDS temple sealing ceremony is…read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Guess what! I’m getting married!” These words are some of the most exciting you can hear from your daughter or son. But after the initial happiness (and possible shock) wear off the, “what do we do now?”, questions begin to set in. What is the proper etiquette for an LDS wedding and/or LDS reception(s) or open house(s). Where do I find the “right” dress? Who pays for what? These answers are different for the bride’s parents and for the groom’s parents. Pick your category below to find articles with answers to the most asked questions from LDS parents about LDS weddings. And remember, at WeddingLDS.info we’re here with “Everything from after ‘I Do’ to ‘Happily Ever After’!”

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