6 TIPS FOR GIFTING MONEY TO FAMILY MEMBERS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Money is a go-to for many people when it comes to gift-giving. It’s not the most personal gift you could give, but if you’re not sure what the recipient would like, you can spare yourself from guessing incorrectly and allow them to spend the money however they choose.  However, the etiquette surrounding giving money as […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE REMOTE WORKING

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As the world hunkers down to weather the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), work is shifting gears as well. In many industries, working from home (WFH) is going mainstream. It’s a smart way for companies to limit the potential exposure to the virus and keep employees safer while at the same time remaining productive. […]

4 Reasons to Play Music During Your Engagement Session

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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 […]

How to Include Music for Your Micro-Wedding

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  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 […]

What Will Your Guests Talk About Most On Sunday Morning?

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Is it your delicious coconut shrimp appetizers? The quality of the envelopes on your invitations? Or, how much fun they had at your wedding? If they talk about anything other than how much fun they had, your wedding wasn’t that great after all. While there are many Chicago wedding bands to choose from, it is […]

Why Cheaper is Much More Expensive

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When it comes to planning your wedding, you are faced with having to pay for many services and products that you’ve never bought before. While it might seem initially like hiring the cheapest vendors is the way to go, since you’re saving lots of money, but investing in the best vendors is by far a […]

How to Get a Packed Dance Floor

The Experts at Packing Your Dance Floor

Brides and grooms always say that one of the most important things to have for their wedding is to a packed dance floor with all of their guests dancing. Of course, it all begins with hiring a versatile, experienced, high-energy Chicago wedding band like David Rothstein Music. From our band’s extensive library, you will have […]

Chicago Wedding Band vs. Chicago Wedding Music Company

Chicago Wedding Bride and Groom

A Chicago wedding band requires much more than just the ability to play music for dancing. What you need is a complete Chicago wedding music company. Our company will be able to provide you with all of the music you need for your ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. While there are lots of Chicago wedding […]

Small Details You’re Forgetting For Your  Destination Wedding

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A destination wedding gives you and your soon-to-be spouse the opportunity to celebrate your love in a beautiful space! However, it can be easy to miss a few details when planning the event with all the different moving parts. You’ve remembered to hire your wedding planner, picked the venue, and have all the big details […]

Whose Wedding is it Anyway?

Whose Wedding is it Anyway? Balancing Your Parents’ Wishes with Your Own One of the most difficult things in planning a wedding is balancing your own vision with tradition, and this is especially true with parents involved. Weddings are about the couple, but they’re not only about the couple. It’s a chance for friends and […]

15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors

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15 Qualities of Top Wedding Vendors   Based on my last 20 years of working as a bandleader in one of the busiest Chicago wedding bands with a wide variety of wedding vendors, I’ve compiled this list of some qualities I’ve noticed in all the top wedding vendors throughout the nation.   1. EDUCATED – […]

What Is A Band?

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In order to define what a Chicago wedding band is, it’s important to start with what a band isn’t. A band isn’t a random group of musicians that get together and play music for a specific event. The same thing applies to people that are all on the same train car, but don’t know each […]