Are there any additional expenses not listed?

There are a few additional expenses not found on our pricing packet: Parking- The client is required to cover all parking expenses for musicians and sound personnel. This only applies to events in downtown Chicago. Meals – We only require meals for musicians performing 3 hours or longer. Staff meals are far less expensive than […]

How to hold a Microphone for toasts…

For the microphone to pick up a clear and undistorted sound it must be held about one to three centimeters from your mouth. Hold the mic at a constant distance so the volume of your voice doesn’t keep changing. Try to keep the mic steady and don’t let it wave about. Do not press the microphone […]

When is my Final Payment due?

The final Balance is due during the week of your wedding. We accept Checks, MasterCard and Visa. There will be a 3% fee for using a credit card.  If you’d like to make a payment prior to your wedding, we do accept early payments. We will give you a receipt and keep track of your payments. We […]

Don’t make this mistake for your Event

Everybody has to watch their bottom line when planning a corporate event especially when you have to justify all expenses to a commitee, Boss or CFO. The mistake many Corporate event planners make is confusing cost with value. Let’s say you need a Jazz Trio for 3 hours. Music Company “A” charges $1,275 for 3 hours. Music Company […]

Is Everybody Creative?

I believe we all have an inner artist whether we take the time to get in touch with that side of us. It’s always there waiting inside to be discovered. We live in a society that says we need to be a brilliant artist or we should just be quiet and leave it to the pros. […]

Bridal PARTY!!

DAILY WEDDING TIP: Your Bridal party can help keep your wedding roaring. They are your parents, best friends, brothers and sisters. Make sure they understand they are also leaders of your wedding. Your guests will follow their lead. If they see them dancing like crazy, your guests will join them. If they are all socializing […]

How did you get started?

I grew up in Chicago. I lived behind Wrigley Field until I was about 6. Go Cubs!  We moved out to Elk Grove Village where I went to high school. During 6th grade, I started playing the string bass. Prior to that, I played the violin. Going into junior high with pimples, braces, playing the violin, […]

The Power of Anticipation

Take a few moments the night before or morning of your wedding, to envision everything that you have planned for your big day.Think through the sequence of events. By doing this you’ll feel mentally prepared for everything that’s going to happen. You’ll have a wonderful excited positive attitude that will spread out to all your […]

Preparation is the Key to a Great Wedding!

I recommend having all the details for your wedding finalized about a month ahead of time. This will allow time to make any minor last minute adjustments. Give your vendors all the info they need to do their job. You’ll get their best results and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your big day. […]

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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