Only one chance for a First Impression

“Do I really need live music for my cocktail hour?” YES! The cocktail hour is the first impression your guests will have of your reception. If you use piped in music or no music, your guests will think you have a DJ. A solo pianist or Jazz Trio will create the perfect atmosphere. You know […]

Acknowledging the Death of a Parent

When a parent or other close relative has passed away recently, it’s important to find an appropriate way to remember them without ruining the joyous tone of the wedding. After all, a wedding is a celebration, and while a missing parent is certainly sad, it shouldn’t overpower the wedding day.Some ways to remember a parent: […]

If you could do it over again…

Ask your married friends, “What are three things you wish you had done for your wedding?” It could include tiny aspects. Then make sure you address them for YOUR wedding. This will save you a TON of time and regrets later.

There’s no place like home

One of the best places to start your wedding planning is your home. What colors, textures, and fabrics have you chosen? What style or era is your furniture? What style of clothes do you love to wear? You can get outside ideas from magazines, websites and other people’s weddings, but start with what you already […]

Location, Location, Location

Finding the perfect room for your reception is just like a a great fitting suit. If your room is too big you won’t able to show off your big shoulders etc. Your guests will be stretched out across the room while you lose the focus of the party. If it’s too small you will feel […]

“I have to check with my parents first”

If at all possible, have all decision makers at your meetings for the bigger choices Venues, Music, Food. It’s tricky if you love something and then have to try to recreate the meeting for your parents. You’ll forget a great deal of the info and your parents will mainly just look at the price. Even […]

What do you really want for your wedding?

Before you make one phone call, look at one website, or read one magazine spend some time talking to each other. Talk about all the weddings you’ve been to. What did you like or hate about each of them? Then take some time to examine your personal styles and personalities. The clearer your vision is, […]

What have you done for me lately?

What have you done for me lately? Ask the band or vendor to show you the latest example of their work. Are you more interested in seeing their vocalist’s hairstyle in 1997 or a packed dance floor from two weeks ago? How recent are their reviews? How recent is their video/audio? Think of it as […]

Help Your Vendors Help You

Ask your wedding vendors the following question. “What information do you need from me so you can do your best work?” You want to make sure all your vendors are happy especially those that are with you all day. You will get the best results when you treat them like friendly professionals instead of hired […]

Professionalism The Key for Corporate Events

The most important word for successful corporate event music? Professionalism While there are many Chicago Music Companies, what makes the best ones different is their level of professionalism. Any vendor you hire will be a direct reflection on you. It’s important that each of your vendors understand that. Don’t take the chance working with lower quality music […]

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