Bride & Groom University

We meet with lots of couples, all of them different. Despite their differences, there is one fairly consistent theme we see with them – most of our couples don’t have a clue about what they’re doing or “supposed to be” doing in regard to planning the different aspects of their wedding.

The evidence for this usually shows up when we begin asking them questions about their upcoming big day, and they answer us with the phrase that goes something like this… “This is the first time we’re doing this, so we don’t really know what we’re supposed to do.”

We empathise with them. We were there once ourselves. In fact, the development of Songs For Your Ceremony was in direct response to those couples who needed help with choosing the music for their wedding. As time has passed and we’ve gotten to work with and know many couples, we’ve come to discover that music isn’t the only thing they need help with. And, unfortunately, in some cases, we have seen some less-than-scrupulous vendors who take advantage of this naivety.

Again, unfortunately, our knowledge is limited to music and some of the activities that take place in the ceremony and reception, so in many cases, we can’t help our couples directly with some of their most pressing questions regarding, for example, wedding fashion, finances, and etiquette. So, in response to that, we have developed Bride & Groom University.

Education is a big deal for us here at SFYC (can you tell from the website?), and there is good information available on the net to help you plan all aspects your wedding. We’ve taken the initiative to try to locate some of the best educational articles on the web and bring them all together in one place. (A lot better than a Google search – no offense to Google, we love them – but some of the things that show up in search results are, shall we say, of not such great quality).

We’ve taken a look at hundreds of articles and other educational links and included them in the University. Clicking on the section links will take you to these articles, and your education can begin in earnest.

Check out Bride & Groom University

Top Ten Lists

When thinking about music or, for that matter, just about anything else for your wedding, quality should be “job one” as a popular commercial says. So, to help you with the whole quality issue, we’ve put together the SFYC Top Ten Lists.

Our top ten lists are mostly a combination of best selling, most popular items, with quality (high ratings). We also do our fair share of “separating the wheat from the chaff” by applying some important criteria to the lists so that all the items fit our quality standards and the definiton of the categories we use. For instance, when considering wedding music albums, we were looking specifically at albums that contain songs that can be useful for a ceremony including those for processionals, recessionals, preludes, and ritual music. If an album didn’t contain those items, regardless of its ranking, it didn’t make the list.

Also, we took liberites with some items that, although they weren’t necessarily the best sellers, “looked pretty neat.” Some of these were new items and hadn’t had the time to garner a lot of sales or ratings. Others we just plain liked. In general though, you’re looking at the best selling, highest rated items in each category. We hope it helps you plan the perfect wedding!

Check out the Top Ten Lists