Welcome to Weddings R US! We
play at a lot of wedding receptions, and we Love it!We
have played at receptions for just 20 people and another for over 1000!One
reception was held in the middle of Southampton Football Stadium!
If you have a "Special Song" we will learn and play it especially for You on the Night It
is regarded as a very stressful time for the Bride and Groom and the organisers, but also hopefully an unforgettable and wonderful occasion for all.
We will play cd music of your choice between sets, or provide a professional d.j. on request But,
if you book Something 4 the Weekend at least you won't have to worry about that part of your reception!
We will even provide Radio Microphones for those all important speeches Talking
of which, if you are a bit stuck for what to say, we have some great one liners below :-)
We don't offer Karaoke, but we are happy to let sober(ish!) people on stage to sing a song So
many things need to be organised!
Wedding Dresses * Wedding Hair * Wedding Themes * Ceremonies * Receptions * Music * Flowers * Cake * Photography * Video Filming * Etiquette *
* Finance * Honeymoon * Hen & Stag Nights * Invitiations * Wedding Present List * The Rings! * Catering * Location * Transport * Wedding Cake *
* Insurance * Entertainment * Fireworks * Guest List *
Oops! - Nearly forgot - The Band!
If you are stuck for who to get for your catering or for a bar etc. have a look at our links page. There is a growing list of people we have met at functions who we can confidently recommend
<<<<<< Links Trivia!
oldest recorded bride is Minnie Munro, who got hitched at a sprightly 102 years of age. Minnie, from Australia, wed a toy boy of 82!
In the 1st century B.C. in Rome, the cake was thrown at the bride or broken over her head as one of the many fertility symbols which then were a part of the marriage ceremony! Cutting the wedding cake together is what happens nowadays of course.
Sir Temulji Nariman and his wife Lady Nariman were hitched for a grand total of 86 years, although they did have a distinct advantage over most people. Both were aged just five when they got married.
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" is English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.
It is claimed the most expensive wedding dress ever was the outfit created by French designer Helene Gainville. Estimated to be worth a massive £3.5 million, the dress was embroidered with diamonds mounted on platinum!
Seeing a lamb, frog, spider, black cat, or rainbows on the way to the ceremony is believed to be a sign of good luck!
The kiss that is given by the bride to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for the first time under the eyes of half the village!
Thrice a bridesmaid, never a bride is an old charm that can be broken by being a bridesmaid seven times.
Speech one liners
I'm told that the best speech makers follow three simple rules. Stand Up. Speak Up. Then, very quickly, Shut Up. I'll try to stick to that advice.
The brain is a wonderful thing. It never stops functioning from the time you're born until the moment you stand up to make a speech
Every man needs a wife because things sometimes go wrong that you can't blame on the government!
"How To be Happy Though Married" - book by Rev. E.J.Hardy, 1910
Let's have a wedding - Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasure - Dr. Johnson
"Marriage is like a hot bath. The longer you're in it, the colder it gets." Bob Dylan (on his radio show on Tuesday evenings on Radio 2)
Best man speech one liners
The trouble with being the best man at a wedding is that you never get to prove it.
Marriage is based on the theory that when a man discovers a particular brand of beer exactly to his taste, he should at once throw in his job and go to work in the brewery - George Nathan
Here's to the groom, a man who keeps his head though he loses his heart.
I had to make sure that (grooms name) day went according to plan, so I took it upon myself to check (grooms name) post. I need to tell (grooms name) that the carpet people cannot supply your carpet this weekend, but you will get your underfelt tonight!
What can you say about a man who came from humble beginnings and is now quickly rising to the very top of his profession based solely on intelligence, grit and the willpower to push on where others might fail? A man who is beginning to distinguish himself amongst his peers and where none can say a bad word against him? Well, that's enough about the best man. I'm here to talk about _____.
I can honestly say that in all the years I've known him, no one has ever questioned _____'s intelligence. In fact, I've never heard anyone even mention it.
_____'s very classy. When we had an evening of music and drink in his house recently, I asked whether he had any Rachmaninoff. He replied he didn't have any vodka, only beer.
Behind every great man there is a surprised woman. - Maryon Pearson
Husbands are like fires. They go out if left unattended. -Zsa Zsa Gabor
Most girls seem to marry men who happen to be like their fathers. Maybe that's why so many mothers cry at weddings! - Jenny Éclair
The best way to get husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they are too old to do it. - Shirley MacLaine
Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women? - Virginia Woolf
A young couple, just married, were in their honeymoon suite on their wedding night. As ____ undressed for bed, her husband (who was a burly bruiser) tossed his pants to his bride and said, "Here, put these on." She put them on and the waist was twice the size of her body. "I can't wear your pants," she said. "That's right," said the husband, "and don't you ever forget it. I'm the man who wears the pants in this family!" With that, she flipped him her panties and said, "Try these on." He tried them on, and found he could only get them on as far as his kneecaps. He said, "Hell, I can't get into your panties!" She said, "That's right and that's the way it's going to be until your damn attitude changes.
Three women were talking about their love lives. The first said, "My husband is like a Rolls-Royce; smooth and sophisticated." The second said, "Mine is like a Porsche; fast and powerful." The third said, "Mine is like an old banger- he needs a hand start and I have to jump on while it's still going."
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. (Phyllis Diller)
Every man should marry - and no woman - Bernjamin Disraeli
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public - Oscar Wilde
Many people say that your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. So, if that's the case, I'd like to ask the husbands amongst you, does that mean it's all downhill from here?
I remember the first time _____ and I dated. When I arrived at the house, her father said she was just putting the finishing touches to her make-up and would be down presently. Then he added, "Fancy a game of chess while you're waiting?
A man inserted an 'ad' in the classified: "Wife wanted". Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I got myself two girlfriends.
Why does a woman work for 10 years to change a man's habits, and then complain he's not the man she married? - Barbara Streisand
I'd like to thank you for your presence and thank you for your presents
Father of the bride speech
It was an emotional wedding. The mother of the bride cried. Even the cake was in tiers.
After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, "You know, I was a fool when I married you." The husband replied, "Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't notice."
A man approached a very beautiful woman in a large supermarket and asked, "You know, I've lost my wife here in the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?" "Why?" she asks. "Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman, my wife appears out of nowhere."
There are only two times in a man's life when he can't understand a woman - before marriage and after marriage. (Anonymous)
Confucius say, "Man who sinks into woman's arms;---Soon has his arms in woman's sink".---
We call him the exorcist in our house. Every time he comes around, he rids us of all our spirits.
Here's to our wives and lovers. May they never meet.
Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper. - Scottish Proverb
The most effective way to remember your wedding anniversary is to forget once.
If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. - Chekhov
Marriage is like wine - It gets better with age. - Dudley Moore
A toast to sweethearts - May all sweethearts become married couples, and may all married couples remain sweethearts. - Unknown
An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her. - Agatha Christie
Whenever you're wrong, admit it. Whenever you're right, shut up. - Ogden Nash