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How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music

How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music

Perhaps you are ready to get married and you have already set a date but cannot seem to agree on the wedding music. While you might love dancehall music, your spouse might be in love with country music, making it hard for you to choose the wedding music. Now that you are getting ready to … Continue reading “How to Match Your Wedding Theme to Your Wedding Music”

Summer Wedding Trends to Watch

Summer Wedding Trends to Watch

Summer Wedding Trends to Watch Things are heating up- and we’re not just talking about the romance between a “just married” pair. Summer weddings are known for their laid-back energy and fun trends. With the sun shining on a glowing bride in just the right way, and the warmth of the atmosphere having people dance … Continue reading “Summer Wedding Trends to Watch”

27 June, 2018 Posted in Ceremony Music

The Big Day: Don’t Forget Items!

The Big Day: Don’t Forget Items!

Written By: David Rothstein With your wedding day just around the corner, it’s normal for the nerves to start kicking in. We know how much planning goes into that one single day, but in the end, it’s all worth it. You’ve probably made a list and checked it twice, but sometimes things get forgotten and … Continue reading “The Big Day: Don’t Forget Items!”

4 May, 2018 Posted in Ceremony Music

Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding

Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding

We’ve all been to weddings where the bride or groom’s cousin/friend-of-a-friend does the DJing for their wedding. Sometimes it can be…passable, but it can also be a disaster! They may not take into consideration your song requests. The may play tired and hackneyed old wedding music (Hokey-Pokey, Chicken Dance, etc.) They may decide your wedding … Continue reading “Why You Need a Live Band for your Wedding”

How to Buy an Engagement Ring: The Ultimate Shopping Guide

How to Buy an Engagement Ring: The Ultimate Shopping Guide

So, you like it and want to put a ring on it. With National Proposal Day approaching on March 20th, it’s time to get creative on ways to propose to your S.O. Not only do you have the pressure of the proposal being magical and everything she’s ever wanted, you have to buy the perfect … Continue reading “How to Buy an Engagement Ring: The Ultimate Shopping Guide”

28 February, 2018 Posted in Ceremony Music

Low to No Cost Wedding Events to Look out for

Low to No Cost Wedding Events to Look out for

Low to No Cost Wedding Events to Look Out For Engagement season just ended, which means wedding season is right around the corner. The stress of planning a wedding can be daunting, but luckily there are events that will help a bride and her team in the planning process and won’t break the bank. Chicago … Continue reading “Low to No Cost Wedding Events to Look out for”

26 February, 2018 Posted in Ceremony Music

Why You Need a Professional Emcee

Why You Need a Professional Emcee

Every wedding has bright spots and some spots that everyone silently agrees not to bring up. Take, for example, the relative who has been enjoying the open bar a little too liberally and decides they will do the announcing from here on out. They ramble on, tell everyone your embarrassing childhood nickname and someone has … Continue reading “Why You Need a Professional Emcee”

14 February, 2018 Posted in Ceremony Music

Why Music Isn’t Just For the Reception

Why Music Isn’t Just For the Reception

We’ve all been to great weddings. We’ve also been to some weddings that aren’t so great. What sets a wedding apart is how it flows from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to dinner, and to the reception. Venue is also key, which is why having a wedding in Chicago is ideal, and to help keep … Continue reading “Why Music Isn’t Just For the Reception”

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A Short Guide to Modern Weddings

A Short Guide to Modern Weddings

The format for weddings is simple, right? 1. Ceremony at a church, 2. Drive to the reception venue, 3. Pray the bar is open while you wait for the bridal party to arrive, 4. Listen to grandpa say grace, 5. Wait for your table to be called for dinner, 6. Watch the bride dance with … Continue reading “A Short Guide to Modern Weddings”

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The 5 Common Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid

The 5 Common Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid

5 Common Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid No wedding is complete without the right music. Set your wedding up for success with the right music and learn 5 common wedding music mistakes to avoid here. Keyword(s): wedding music The right wedding music should keep guests entertained and have everyone on the dance floor for hours. … Continue reading “The 5 Common Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid”

24 June, 2017 Posted in Ceremony Music

How To Optimize Your Wedding For Social Media

How To Optimize Your Wedding For Social Media

Written by Rachel Posner Tips On How To Optimize Your Wedding For Social Media – Article by Naomi Shaw Your big day is fast approaching and you want everyone invited (and even those who didn’t make it to the guest list) to be able to easily access photos, videos and other pertinent information regarding your wedding. … Continue reading “How To Optimize Your Wedding For Social Media”

2 June, 2017 Posted in Ceremony Music

How To Look Beautiful Without Makeup

How To Look Beautiful Without Makeup

Written by Naomi Shaw If you’re a snooze button pusher, it’s likely you have little to no time in the mornings to apply makeup.  Well, when you don’t have time, you shouldn’t have to wish you could hide under the duvet all day. There are easy ways to enhance your natural beauty and look beautiful without … Continue reading “How To Look Beautiful Without Makeup”

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Why Do We Need An Emcee?

Why Do We Need An Emcee?

Many times, brides and grooms ask why it’s important to have an experienced emcee for their wedding, and why they can’t just have their hilarious outgoing friend Jimmy act as the MC. Here’s some reasons why every great wedding band needs to have a designated professional MC for each wedding. Let’s talk about what the … Continue reading “Why Do We Need An Emcee?”

The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band

The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band

When something has reached a higher level of quality, it is judged to be that way because of one word: consistency. Any wedding band can say they had this one incredible wedding 3 years ago or the one they played last weekend was amazing. You want a wedding band that’s going to be consistently incredible, week … Continue reading “The Most Important Word for Judging A Wedding Band”

A Very Important Word for Choosing Your Wedding Band

A Very Important Word for Choosing Your Wedding Band

One of the most important words to consider when selecting Chicago wedding bands is finesse. What I mean by that is the ability of the bandleader and the musicians to adapt to the various changes that happen during the course of both planning and executing the wedding. Just like any sports team that is presented … Continue reading “A Very Important Word for Choosing Your Wedding Band”

24 February, 2014 Posted in Ceremony Music, Wedding Reception

The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands

The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands

One of the most important decisions you can make for your wedding is choosing the right band. When researching Chicago wedding bands, it’s important to take other factors into consideration beyond just the music. The role of the band is to not only provide incredible live music, but be the life of the party, and … Continue reading “The Big Picture of Reviewing Chicago Wedding Bands”

11 February, 2014 Posted in Ceremony Music, Dance Music

Choosing the Right Band

Choosing the Right Band

Finding the best Chicago wedding band for your wedding doesn’t have to be a grueling process with our help

15 October, 2013 Posted in Ceremony Music

Top 10 Wedding Requests for Solo Harp

Top 10 Wedding Requests for Solo Harp

  The harp is a beautiful instrument that can lift your wedding music and make it feel ethereal and special. DRSMusic compiled a list of the most popular harp songs to play at weddings.   Here are the Top 10 Requested for Solo Harp: 10. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella … Continue reading “Top 10 Wedding Requests for Solo Harp”

21 March, 2012 Posted in Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning

How is my Wedding like a Movie?

How is my Wedding like a Movie?

Think of the last great movie you saw. Each scene had its own feel to it. A chase scene uses fast exciting music to add to the drama. A romantic scene uses beautiful sweeping love songs to enhance the mood. What if you used the same music for both? What would that romantic scene be … Continue reading “How is my Wedding like a Movie?”

Remember to SMILE!!

Remember to SMILE!!

SMILE! When you meet with clients, don’t forget to smile, make eye contact and use their name as much as you feel comfortable. Also be ENTHUSIASTIC!! Not like an used car salesman. Show your clients how much you sincerely believe in what you do and how you can help them. They WILL feel it. Remember … Continue reading “Remember to SMILE!!”

13 March, 2012 Posted in Ceremony Music, Vendor Tips