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Wedding Wednesday: Recessionals (‘Home’ Alternatives)

‘Home‘ by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros really took the wedding industry by storm. It’s makes for such a super recessional or an eclectic first dance option; it’s a song that’s almost impossible not to love. With a really fantastic melody and a contagious sing-a-long chorus, we totally get why couples swooned! But that song came out in 2010 and it’s 2012 people! Inspired by the catchy chorus and the hippy-folk-group feel, here are some wedding recessional alternatives for anyone looking for that ‘Home’ kinda feel.

There’s no better way to start off the list than with Edward Sharpe front man, Alexander Ebert. ‘A Million Years’ has that same fetching feeling and, have you actually heard the lyrics? They’re big and fantastical and oh-so-full of love!

I love you like, grave danger like, moon shining disguise. When I wake up with your make up and spread blush across the sky.


Here’s the good news, couples… you don’t have to abandon the lovable Edward Sharpe and his friends! This song has wedding recessional written all over it!

No matter what!
You’ve got my love to lean on darling.


Of Monsters and Men offers a similar sound with a female lead and male back up. You may have to stretch your imagination a bit with the lyrics but this strange love song offers a sweet-sounding beat. We’ll let you figure out what a lionheart is.

And as the world comes to an end

I’ll be here to hold your hand

Cause you’re my king and I’m your lionheart.


Givers are young, fresh and a little kooky. Just as with all the others, this tune will probably lead your guests to toe tapping and knee slapping. You probably just want to go ahead and plan to skip down the aisle.

In the light, there’s still stormin’
In the shade, there’s still warmin’
You’ll see – What you’ll be
In the grey, there’s still colors
Without fade, inside lovers
We’ll be, yeah, we’ll be


I Would Do Anything for You‘ by Foster The People is a little more indie-pop than ‘Home‘ but we think it deserves to be on this list because it’s fun and the lyrics are, bottom line, beautiful.

Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before.


Looking for processionals, too? Check these out!


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross


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Wedding Wednesday: Unique Registries

When it comes to wedding registries, personalization is key. Afterall, you’re asking your guests to look at a list of things you want and pick one, because nothing is worse than receiving an incredibly expensive wedding gift that you’ll never use and cannot return. This is an obvious point, yes, but for years, registries were confined to large department stores and national retailers. From Macy’s to Bed Bath and Beyond to Crate & Barrel, couples were restricted to choose 1 or 2 stores with which to register and find something in their stock that they want. Alas, those days are finally over. It started with niche national retailers, like Home Depot, offering wedding registries because, one day, a light bulb flashed and someone went… doy… not everyone wants a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Just almost everyone.

The alternative wedding registry industry has exploded in recent years, with opportunities to register for anything from your honeymoon to your mortgage! And then a few sites took the idea behind the Amazon Wishlist and turned wedding registries in to a whole new monster. But this monster is good, and friendly, and wants to make your life easier. You’ll love him, trust me.

Here are some of the most unique and easy-to-use registries we could find, for you!


Wishpot is an online service that lets you add anything you want to your Wishpot registry. Think Pinterest but for shopping. Download the wishpot button and ‘wish’ for anything from anywhere on the web. You can then share your list with your guests! Wishpot also lets you take advantage of recommendations from experts and helps you find the best price with price alerts. And, they make it easier to receive cash from friends & family using chipin and cash gifts!


Honeyfund offers free registries for Honeymoons and Cash Gifts. With an insanely friendly interface, you can easily list your dream honeymoon activities, add items from their sample registries and also include non-honeymoon items. Honeyfund also offers chic printable insert cards to announce your registry with your invites as well as links to twitter, Facebook and all the social media sites you use. Top all that off with handy management tools allowing you to see your list from inception through thank you notes, Honeyfund is a really unique option!

Hatch My House

Design a house and start saving toward a down payment, renovations or home decor in a fun and interactive way. After you’ve ‘designed your home’, you’ll link your HMH account to your free PayPal account and then share your registry to easily start receiving cash gifts to be put toward that down payment or kitchen re-do.

Wine Enthusiast

Let’s say you have your house in order, your beautiful gun metal gray Kitchen Aid Mixer perched upon your counter, and you’ve been saving for your honeymoon since you were 22. Perhaps all you need is to stock your wine cellar! It’s as simple as that.

I Do Foundation

With all sorts of options, I Do Foundation is your one-stop-shop for charity giving to celebrate your nuptials. You can set up a charity registry, give to a charity in lieu of favors, or give generously on behalf of your wedding attendants. For a complete win-win situation, create a wedding gift registry with their partner stores and up to 5% of gift purchases will be donated to your favorite charity!

Knack Regisrty

Your style. Your taste. Your registry. With a tagline like that, what’s not to love. Knack takes the Amazon wish list one step further, allowing you to register for items from non-national retailers! Making it the ultimate in personalization. You can choose to register for gifts and also include the option for guests to help fund your honeymoon. Knack offers couples who can’t decide on one thing the variety they might be looking for. And with a clean, crisp website, it’s easy to use to boot!

Where are you registering?


Lisa @ Lorio-Ross

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