The Chicago Wedding Band That Keeps All Your Guests On the Dance Floor!
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The Only Wedding That Matters is Yours!
You’ll get a packed dance floor, unlimited song requests, Over 3,000 songs, Free DJ, Separate MC and everything designed all about you!
“Our Dance Floor was Jam Packed!”
Who are you? What’s important to you for your wedding? We’ll give you an authentic wedding that’s based on the songs and style you love!
“You Took Care of Everything!”
– Jessica K.
We take weddings personally. The only trend we care about is yours. Just be your authentic self. We’ll help make your wedding truly yours!
“You’re not a vendor, you’re a friend!”
– Bob and Anna W.
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"You Were The Best Investment We Made For Our Wedding!!"- Colleen And Pete
Our Prices Packages Range From $7,000-$16,000
What Makes Our Music Company Different?
COMPLETE MUSIC COMPANY
What We DoFull-time incorporated company with two super organized assistants, experienced ceremony department, accurate financial department, creative music director, professional sound department and three enthusiastic interns. Always accessible!
What Other Bands DoHave only one or two people to help you with general questions who will try to get back to you when they can.
The Difference & Why It MattersYou can access our complete staff with four departments to help you with every step of planning your wedding music and reception. You can ALWAYS call, text or email David and his staff directly ANYTIME with any questions.
HUGE VERSATILE SONG LIST
What We DoYou’ll be able choose from a music library with over 3,000 songs. Our music arranger, Anthony Bruno, can create music for any of your requests. You’ll get a great band that’s incredibly versatile and happy to learn new songs even if we’ll never play them again. If you love it, we love it.
What Other Bands DoTend to want to focus on what’s hot that particular week on the radio. They play the same 20 songs every weekend regardless of your age, background, number of guests or your personal preferences. They don’t want to adjust to the needs of your dance floor. They play what they already know and would rather not learn more than a few new songs.
The Difference & Why It MattersYou and your guests will hear a wide variety of styles from Classic Sinatra to The Hottest Top 40 to keep ALL of your guests dancing. Our vocalists take your Play and Do Not Play lists as well as list of special requests and choose the next song to play based on your preferences and how your crowd is reacting at your wedding.
SEPERATE DEDICATED EMCEE
What We DoEven though David is an accomplished bass player, his ONLY job for your wedding is to be your Emcee. He can work directly with you and all your vendors while the band is playing from anywhere in the room.
What Other Bands DoBandleader is busy playing guitar, piano, drums or singing and will not be available if you or your vendors have any questions or changes. The music will suffer if they need to answer questions and can’t leave the stage.
The Difference & Why It MattersDavid is available to help you and your vendors throughout your entire wedding. This is crucial for the timing of the food service, toasts and introductions. You get to relax, while David takes care of everything for you.
RECENT HIGH QUALITY REVIEWS
What We DoCouples like you have posted over 400 Five Star Reviews. We show you the specific date as well as the first and last name of who wrote it. You’re invited to watch dozens of video testimonials from brides, grooms and parents just moments after the wedding ended.
What Other Bands DoShow random short reviews without any dates or specific names. IF they include a date, they are usually from a few years ago and show their first names, Bob and Julie. If they have video testimonials, they are likely from 6 months after their wedding and filmed in their living room.
The Difference & Why It MattersIt's important to be able to see recent reviews instead of reviews that could have been written at any time. You want to know what clients are saying about the band recently, not a random wedding from six years ago. Video testimonials capture the emotion and enthusiasm at the actual event. Having consistent and recent reviews shows the quality of the work.
SEPARATE CEREMONY MUSIC DEPARTMENT
What We DoYou’ll get a complete and separate Ceremony Music Department composed of talented classically trained musicians.
What Other Bands DoUse the same musicians for both. Will need to leave your ceremony early, carry their instruments through cocktail hour and set up for cocktails while your guests wait for them to start.
The Difference & Why It MattersThe Ceremony musicians will continue to play until the guests have all left your ceremony room. The jazz trio will already be set up in your cocktail area. They will start playing as soon as the guests arrive.
WE LOVE LEARNING YOUR SPECIAL REQUESTS
What We DoYou can give us all your Special Requests. The more creative, the better. We are very versatile. Even if you request a song we know we’ll never play again, we’re happy to learn it for you.
What Other Bands DoAllow you to request a few songs, then will charge you if you request too many.
The Difference & Why It MattersIf you have special songs you would like to hear, you’ll have our enthusiastic band that’s happy to learn and play them free of charge. If it’s meaningful to you, it’s meaningful to us. What are your favorite dance songs?
THE REAL VALUE
What We DoGet everything you need and want for your wedding band and so much more. Brides and grooms tell us all the time we were the best investment they made for their wedding. Special discounts are available for Friday, Sunday, Jan-April and Military Weddings.
What Other Bands DoMany bands offer discounts and make being the cheapest priced band one of their biggest features. If a band does an average or poor job for you, did you really “save” money? Can you tell your guests afterwards how much cheaper the band was?
The Difference & Why It MattersYour wedding will have a packed dance floor, an organized schedule, and meaningful touches. Truly an outstanding value for your wedding!
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERTS
What We DoDavid Hosts the #1 Wedding Show on Blog Talk Radio which is now a Podcast on iTunes Wedding 101 with over 90,000 listeners. He has written hundreds of wedding articles. He is a recognized authority on wedding music. David has been a guest speaker for WeddingWire as well as numerous wedding organizations in Chicago and nationally.
What Other Bands DoOffer a few random blog articles about themselves and wedding bands, not about helping you have a better wedding.
The Difference & Why It MattersListen to David interview with many of the top wedding professionals in the nation on a wide variety of aspects of planning, photographers, venues and even Ice sculptures. Lots of insightful information to help you to get an amazing wedding.
MEANINGFUL PERSONAL TOUCHES
What We DoWe spend time learning about you. What do you love to do together? Where did you go to school? Tell us about your families. How did you meet? Then we create a one-of-a-kind gift with meaningful touches your guests will sign.
What Other Bands DoThey define personal touches as playing a few special songs and adjusting the schedule. You might get a mass produced pen with their logo and contact info. You’re a contract number, username and date on their calendar.
The Difference & Why It MattersYou’ll get a special gift created just for you based on what makes you special and unique. Since all your guests sign it at your wedding, it will be truly priceless. For example, Tim and Jessica said they met at O’Hare Baggage Claim, so we gave them a gold suitcase which all their guests signed. They and their guests were absolutely thrilled!
CEREMONY MUSIC HELP
What We DoProvide you with access to our DRM Ceremony Music Planning Guide and access to our Incredible Violinst and Ceremony Music Director, Alex Koffman.
What Other Bands DoSuggest a dozen or so ceremony song titles for you to research on Google and random websites for what they sound like. No Ceremony music consultant is available for you. Usually are the same musicians who play for your reception.
The Difference & Why It MattersGives you a step-by-step approach to choosing all your ceremony music. Listen to 60 MP3 recordings organized by sections of your ceremony. We’ll even help you write your program. We make selecting your ceremony music a pleasure!
INTERACT WITH THE GUESTS
What We DoSince our band includes Wireless, our horns and vocalists are free to directly interact with you and your guests on your dance floor. The band feeds off the energy of your guests and vice versa.
What Other Bands DoUse corded mics which keep the singers and band members on stage.
The Difference & Why It MattersAllows our musicians to interact directly with you and your guests on the dance floor.
STATE OF THE ART SOUND
What We DoProvide you perfect sound with our remote-control sound system, which will be set up 3 hours before your guests will arrive. The sound will be adjusted based on what your guests are hearing. Lighting for the band is included.
What Other Bands DoTheir soundman goes to the back of the room, walks back to the soundboard next to the band and makes adjustments based on what they think/remember that needs to be adjusted.
The Difference & Why It MattersYour sound will be controlled on an iPad from the back of the room where your guests are dancing to make sure it’s perfect for everyone. It will be adjusted throughout the night.
Chicago's Most Awarded Band
Awards Are Great, But We Only Care About Your Wedding
“David Rothstein Music is the best wedding band Chicago has to offer. There is no reason to look elsewhere.
Once you meet David, you’ll quickly learn that you are dealing with the best in the biz.”
-Maureen & Mark Cafe Brauer, Chicago, IL
The Only Chicago Wedding Band With A Designated Emcee
You will work directly with David Rothstein throughout your planning process. At your wedding, David’s only focus is to EMCEE and work directly with you and your vendors.
David will be available to speak with you and your vendors anywhere in the room at any time. The band can continue playing uninterrupted while you and all your guests are dancing. He’ll be able to solve any problems that come up without disturbing the band’s performance. All your vendors will be in the right place at the right time. He is an expert and hosts one of the top Radio shows and Podcasts in the nation, Wedding 101.
“David was a wonderful EMCEE. His energy is contagious and his passion for the job is so obvious that it makes the party that much more fun and organized.”
– Aggie Sparrow, Cafe Brauer, Chicago Il
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Each gift is created for our couples based on what they love.
All their guests sign it at the wedding.
Pamela and Reid love Boxing and the Cubs. So I bought them two Cubbies Blue professional boxing gloves which all their guests signed. It was a knockout!
From last night’s awesome wedding with one of our dynamic 11-Piece orchestras. Karen and Brian’s had their first date watching the Cleveland Cavaliers playing in the Finals. So for their special gift, I bought them a Cavaliers basketball which all their guests signed!
Brent proposed to Olivia on the trip in April in Italy at the Coliseum in the heart of Rome. For their special gift we got them an exact replica of a Roman Gladiator's helmet which all their guests signed! They were beyond thrilled!!
Shelby and Alex love Football and the Cubs so we got them the perfect gift! A custom made Cubs "W" football helmet which all their guests signed! Go Bears and Go Cubs!
Neil and Bonnie celebrated their second wedding along with their 5 kids. Their 2 dogs and chinchilla couldn't make it.
For their special gift, we wanted to do a tribute to their loving blended family, so we created a Brady Bunch style poster of all them!
Broderick and Katie as well as most of their guests went to Notre Dame. They are huge fans of the ND Football team. For their special gift I bought them an autograph Football. Signed by ND legendary coach Lou Holtz. All their guests sign the ball too! GO IRISH!!
Nicole and Matt LOVE going to their favorite bar, Sully's. A table of their guests work there or go often. Friday afternoon I went to the bar to find their special gift. The bartender, Dan took me down into the basement to see what we could find. I spotted this old Bag Toss board from 15 years ago. He gave it to me for free. I loaded it to my backseat and had all the guests at the wedding sign it! One of the biggest and most fun gifts we've ever done!
Renee and Damian met at a sushi bar. He acted like he didn't know how to use chopsticks. She showed him how and they've been together ever since. For their special gift I bought them a sushi board and chopstick pens!
Johnny and Nicole are both HUGE fans of Seinfeld. So for their gift, we created a poster from Seinfeld and replaced "Seinfeld" with his last name "Sisk", which we turned into "Siskfeld". We then changed the photos of Jerry and Elaine to photos of Johnny and Nicole, then added the venue name and wedding date!
Chris and Kara are huge fans of superheroes. He loves and Batman, and she's a fan of Superman. Chris and his groomsmen all wore Batman cufflinks and socks. We're big superhero fans, too. For their special gifts we hired a Caricature artist to create this rendition of this dynamic duo. It's based on a photo we found of them online. All of their guests signed the poster! This couple is truly super!
Jonathan and Romey met at a bowling party in high school. They are also CRAZY Blackhawks fans. David found this Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks bowling ball, which all their guests loved signing. This bowling ball was right up their alley!
Danielle and Steve had their wedding at The Shedd Aquarium, so for their wedding gift, David got them diving fins from a scuba store. The paint markers he got from a local art store made sure the autographs will stay on! Best Fishes!!
Alana and Steven are big fans of Woody Allen. So we found an original poster from his Oscar Winning movie, "Annie Hall" and replaced the faces of Woody and Diane Keaton with theirs. Then, we listed them as 'Best Bride and Groom' and added the title 'Best Original Wedding'. Since the groom had an 8 year old daughter, Lily, we added her as 'Best Supporting Daughter'. We replaced the cast names with the names of the bridal party, and listed all the vendors at the bottom. Alana, Steven, and all their guests loved it. This was one of my favorite gifts we've ever done!
Susan and Michael love gardening. So their gift was a watering can, which all their guests signed. Hopefully it will help them to grow a beautiful garden of love and support for their new marriage!
The groom Brian is a carpenter, and the bride Nora owns a shoe store in Naperville. So to combine their jobs, we bought them wooden shoes from Holland, Michigan, with their name and wedding date engraved on the side.
Brian and Carlee really love the Cubs. After searching the various souvenir stores by Wrigley Field, David found a toaster that burns the Cubs logo on the toast. After their guests signed it he gave it to them, of course, during the toasts!
Kelsey and Erik love boating, so David went to a Marine Boating store in the city and bought them a lifesaver which all of their guests signed! The Love Boat!