The Top 10 Easy Wedding planning Tips

At David Rothstein Music, we love sharing our wedding industry knowledge about Chicago wedding music, entertainment, and how to make the wedding day run smoothly.   So here are ten easy wedding planning tips, including the planning stages and the actual wedding day. Some ideas relate to logistics and others to emotional aspects, and many […]

How To Pick The Songs For Your Wedding

Choosing the songs for your wedding takes some thought about the kind of atmosphere you want to create, what your guests will like to hear and what music you love as a couple. So how do you pick the songs for your wedding? Let’s go through the ceremony and reception to gather inspiration for your […]

What Will Guests Remember Most About Your Wedding?

Your wedding is sure to be special if you have a rustic barn, intimate garden or elegant chapel wedding. What makes a wedding truly memorable? It comes down to atmosphere and elements like decor and fleeting moments that unfold beautifully during the day. The atmosphere is a feeling that floats in the air, invisible but […]

The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Backyard Wedding

Backyard wedding

Getting married is a major life event that you’ll never forget. If you’re planning to walk down the aisle with that special someone, a backyard wedding is a great way to say your vows and tie the knot on a budget. Whether your outdoor space is large or small, it’s easy to plan a backyard wedding […]

The Return of Big Weddings

Grand-Weddings

You’ve spent the last year waiting to see the return of big weddings but when you’d be able to plan for your big wedding. Maybe you’ve been postponing booking your vendors, hoping that COVID-19 will be going away quickly. Perhaps you’ve had a micro-wedding instead of your ultimate wedding, but now you’re thinking about having […]

The Lifecycle of Love and Money

Couple in love sitting on car

Source For this blog post, we’re going to discuss lifecycle or something almost everyone wants. It can bring great joy or great pain, but it can be awkward to talk about. We’re of course referring to… wait, is this post about love or money? Oh, both? Yeah, it’s both. Every couple is going to have […]

Staying Healthy During the Stress of Wedding Planning

Stress of wedding planning

  It is no secret that wedding planning can take a toll on a person. Whether you’re planning a big wedding or a smaller affair, there is much to be done by a hard deadline. You don’t want to look back at this time of your life and only remember the stress or countless hours […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Wedding Vendors

Wedding Vendors

Planning a wedding requires a lot of decision-making, especially when hiring wedding vendors. Since suppliers play a crucial role in creating your dream wedding, knowing the most common mistakes to avoid when choosing wedding vendors can save you from any wedding horror stories. Pushing through with bookings without meetings, reading contracts, asking for samples, and […]

4 Reasons to Play Music During Your Engagement Session

Engagement Session

It can sometimes be nerve-racking to have your professional engagement photos taken. With jitters, you may end up not posing properly or looking your best in front of the camera. This is why there are various reasons to play music during your engagement session — whether it’s to loosen up or energize the set. 4 […]

What Will Guests Really Remember About Wedding?

Thinking woman

There is an endless supply of decisions to make for your wedding, some big and some small. It’s important to start with the basic idea of what your guests will remember about your wedding. The best way to answer the question is to think back about weddings you’ve attended. What do you really remember the […]

The Only Trends that Count

Excited couple

Now more than ever, there are many ways to have a wedding. There are more ways than ever to get ideas for your Chicago wedding that others have used. You can read articles on The Knot, Wedding Wire, or on any social media platform like Facebook, Instagram, and hundreds of other sites. With all of […]

How to Include Music for Your Micro-Wedding

music | Piano player in church

  Because of COVID-19, weddings have now changed from 250 guests to 10-50 guests. Along with your gut count, many other aspects have been affected, including music. As you know from attending many of your friends’ weddings in years past, music is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. Just because you’re doing […]