Budget vs. Value

“I’m on a budget.” Of course you are, but don’t let the word BUDGET restrict you from getting what’s important to your wedding. If you shop by price your wedding doesn’t stand a chance. Shop by VALUE. Pay more for what’s crucial. When you set your budget, get a general idea of cost by talking […]

TEAM YOU

DELEGATE! You may feel the need to control every aspect of your wedding, but this is not a good idea. You have the luxury of having great vendors, family and friends that are there to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help and advice. Everyone loves you and is willing to do […]

The Best Time to Book Your Vendors

It’s never too early to be booking your wedding vendors. 
OK maybe over two years is a little much, but in general it’s always to your advantage. By booking well in advance you can get much higher quality vendors because more dates will be available. This will also give you time to be guests at […]

My Cocktails/Dinner are in different rooms.

Let’s say you are using our Chicago Jazz Trio (Piano, Bass and Sax) for Cocktails and Dinner. The Chicago Jazz Trio can easily move from the cocktail area into the ballroom very quickly and easily. For example, your cocktails are scheduled from 6:00-7:00pm. The Chicago Jazz Trio will play from 6:00-6:45pm and move into the other […]

Whose Wedding is it Anyway?

As you plan your big day, you will get a lot of opinions. Listen to them all, but ultimately it’s YOUR wedding. What if your cheesy Uncle say you HAVE to the Electric Slide? Or a florist says you HAVE to have $50,000 worth of flowers? Your well meaning parents may base the prices or […]

Hire who you trust and trust who you hire!

You’ve spent a lot of time researching and choosing the absolute best vendors for your wedding, right? The next step is to TRUST them. They have likely performed hundreds of weddings in a variety of sizes and venues and dealt with nearly every situation. They know how to handle everything for you. You hired them […]

Remember to Say Thanks!

After you’ve returned from your honeymoon and are reflecting back on your wedding there’s one important thing you can do to help all the people that helped you. Write reviews about them. They are incredibly valuable not only for the vendors themselves, but also to other couples that are considering hiring them. When vendors speak […]

What Makes a Song Danceable?

The truth is, there is no measurable answer. As you think about what songs you’d like your band to play, try this: Close your eyes and picture yourself at the wedding hearing that song. Would you be inspired to stay on the dance floor? Some songs are great to listen to but not good for […]

What YOU Love!

Fill your wedding with everything you both LOVE. Pick the colors, flowers, music, dresses, food, venue and guests that represent every that says who you are as a couple. Even if Martha Stewart, the Kardshians, or the Knot say it isn’t the hottest trend for 2010 it doesn’t matter. Your wedding has to be YOURS. […]

Hire Friendly Experts

To fully judge a vendor, try to set up a face to face meeting. This is by far the best way to judge a vendor’s work. Also, consider how comfortable you feel with this person. This is especially important for your Band, Wedding Planner, Venue and Photographer. These are the people you’ll be dealing with […]

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