Weekly Show Prep – 5/14/18

Our kids are about to wrap up school, our family schedules are changing and wedding season is upon us!

This is a great time to talk about romance, love and relationships. We can be insightful, we can educate and we can facilitate conversation about God’s design for relationships! Here’s a few angles on wedding season!

Your first dance. Who went with a song that was a crowd favorite more than it being a sentimental song between the 2 of you? (Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s choice for first dance may shock you. They chose Whitney Houston’s 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance With Somebody)

There was a story in the news about wedding bounce houses. What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen at a wedding?
https://www.popsugar.com/love/Wedding-Bouncy-Castle-Trend-44816044

What’s the most FUN wedding you’ve ever been part of? What made it feel so different than all the other weddings you’ve been invited to? (Was it the people, the location, the timing or the romance behind it?)

Wedding season can be expensive! Your friends all get married at the same time. How do you manage the expectations people want to put on you? Dresses, shoes, gifts, travel all make attending a wedding expensive! The Knot says the average American attends two weddings per year. It turns out we spend close to $1000 just to be a guest and at least another $150 on gifts.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wedding-guest-costs-_n_884147.html

The average American wedding costs between 30k – 35k 2018! The tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding isn’t rapidly changing. Business Insider says, “On average, the bride’s parents contribute 45% (56% for high spenders) of the overall wedding budget; the bride and groom contribute 41% (28% for high spenders); and the groom’s parents contribute 13% (15% for high spenders)”.
http://www.businessinsider.com/average-wedding-cost-in-america-most-expensive-2018-3

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/the-marriage-tradition-that-prince-harry-will-follow-unlike-his-brother/ar-AAwDKGg?li=BBnb7Kz

Prince Harry is passionate about humanitarian causes, his family, Las Vegas and man jewelry!  His brother Prince William does not wear a wedding ring, but Prince Harry is excited about his wedding ring. He’s doing his wedding quite differently than his brother.

Do you have a sibling that doesn’t care about passing on family traditions? Is there a family tradition you follow that your sibling does not? Did you learn anything from your siblings wedding that you intentionally chose to do differently with yours?

Interesting wedding stats in the link below. Just explain how these are so different than when you got married. Make a bit out of it! Use wedding music, set the tone w/ SFX of Sinatra music and clanging glasses. Setup the theater of the mind setting in the background as you talk about this.
https://xogroupinc.com/press-releases/the-knot-2017-real-weddings-study-wedding-spend/

Every story in the news has different angles you can tie into to make your perspective unique. Think about the characters, the setting or the follow up questions. If you don’t feel like you’re a content creator, you should try CreativeCardio.com! Let our team of creative ninjas give you idea starters for your show each week!

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