Top 4 Ways to Country-Up Your Wedding
No longer exclusive to country couples anymore, rustic weddings have become more popular than ever as you can easily tailor this style to your unique taste, preferences, and overall aesthetic. And the spike in this wedding theme’s popularity is easy to understand. What’s more charming than warm lighting, woodsy accents, and nature-inspired decor? Check out … Continue reading “Top 4 Ways to Country-Up Your Wedding”
Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band
Do you want your special day to be boring? There is nothing worse than a DJ sucking the life out of a reception! A study found that 38% of wedding guests remembered the music most. Do you want to be another couple that books the standard DJ? We’ve been extremely fortunate to work with many … Continue reading “Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band”
6 Tips for Hiring the Best Wedding Bands in Chicago
Are you having your wedding in the Windy City? Then you need the best entertainment you can get for this important day! But before you start looking into wedding bands in Chicago, you need to know how to choose the best one for your ceremony. Choosing a wedding band is not easy, especially when you’re … Continue reading “6 Tips for Hiring the Best Wedding Bands in Chicago”
What You Should Expect from Quality Chicago Wedding Bands
When it comes to celebrating love there’s nothing more essential for setting the tone than the right music. Music will accompany your journey into creating perfect memories to last a lifetime. One of the biggest tips anyone can offer in planning a great wedding is making sure you hire the best in Chicago wedding bands. … Continue reading “What You Should Expect from Quality Chicago Wedding Bands”
How to Hire Great Local Bands for Weddings
Are you planning a wedding, but not sure where to start with booking your entertainment? When planning your wedding, you want everything to be perfect. Having the right music for your first dance, as well as for you guest to dance the night away to, is a big part of that. That’s why you need … Continue reading “How to Hire Great Local Bands for Weddings”
Have the Most Memorable Chicago Wedding
So you’re officially Getting Married (with a capital G and M)! Well, first of all, congratulations to the both of you! Second of all, it’s time to start planning your wedding. You’ve probably dreamed or fantasized about your big day since you were little. And you want to make your wedding is a memorable occasion. … Continue reading “Have the Most Memorable Chicago Wedding”
A Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding
You have experienced the perfect proposal. You have the perfect fiance. And now, you are having a blast looking towards the perfect life, starting with the perfect wedding. Before you can enjoy your life together forever, you have a very special day to plan. Your wedding day will be remembered for years to come. From … Continue reading “A Complete Guide to Planning the Perfect Wedding”
Romantic Jewish Wedding Ideas to Celebrate the Big Day
Your wedding should be the most memorable day of your life. An estimated 2 million Americans get married every year. That’s 2 million couples, making 2 million sets of vows, in the eyes of many more witnesses. When it’s your wedding, however, you’re not thinking of the other 2 million couples. You’re thinking of you … Continue reading “Romantic Jewish Wedding Ideas to Celebrate the Big Day”
5 Song Ideas for Your Wedding Band to Play Throughout the Night
When you’re planning a wedding, one of the most important things to consider is the music! A good playlist keeps your crowd going strong, makes sure they have fun, and ensures your event will be the talk of the town long after the honeymoon’s over. Today, we’re taking a look at five song ideas you can’t … Continue reading “5 Song Ideas for Your Wedding Band to Play Throughout the Night”
Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride
If you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the details. After all, there are so many things that need to be done in order to ensure your day runs smoothly. But there’s one item on that checklist that stands above the others in terms of importance for any Chicago bride. That … Continue reading “Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride”
5 Tips For Planning The Perfect Wedding
5 Tips For Planning The Perfect Wedding Everybody wants their special day to be extra special. Planning ahead is key. Read here for 5 tips on planning the perfect wedding. The weeks and days before your wedding can bring an infinite amount of anxiety. Whether you have 50, 100 or 200 guests coming, making sure … Continue reading “5 Tips For Planning The Perfect Wedding”
Spring Wedding Dos and Don’ts by Naomi Shaw
Springtime is synonymous with new beginnings. Flowers blossom, animals emerge from their winter hideaways (often with babies in tow), and people everywhere celebrate the dawning of a new, warmer season. It makes perfect sense that many couples want to use this time to celebrate their own new beginning, too: the beginning of their life as … Continue reading “Spring Wedding Dos and Don’ts by Naomi Shaw”
How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception
How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception Did you know music is one of the most important parts of your wedding? Read on to learn how to pick the perfect wedding band for your reception. It’s pretty widely agreed that live music beats having a DJ on your wedding day … Continue reading “How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception”
Why Wedding Reception Entertainment Is Important
Why Wedding Reception Entertainment Is Important Everybody wants their special day to be memorable for everyone involved. Read here to learn why wedding reception entertainment is important. Keyword(s): wedding reception entertainment You’ve worked hard planning, waited excitedly, and said your vows. Now it’s time for the celebration to start. Your wedding reception should be one … Continue reading “Why Wedding Reception Entertainment Is Important”
10 awesome bridal party entrance songs
It can be hard picking the right bridal party entrance song. You want something fun and energetic, but it needs to be right for the moment. There are so many different possibilities. Do you want a top 40 song? Some classic rock? Or maybe a little EDM? No worries, the folks at David Rothstein Music … Continue reading “10 awesome bridal party entrance songs”
6 ways to integrate dogs in your wedding
Written by Marc Robisch Dogs truly are a man’s best friend. Who better to share your big day with then your dog? Dogs are always excited, and to say they will look adorable in a little groomsmen bow or flower crown is an understatement. “A pet plays an important role in a couple’s life and … Continue reading “6 ways to integrate dogs in your wedding”
8 Things to calm your nerves on your wedding day
For some people, weddings are beautiful ceremonies that celebrate the love two people share. For others, weddings are train wrecks waiting to happen. It is important to stay calm on your wedding day, and not freak out when little things mess up. The folks at David Rothstein Music have compiled this list of little things … Continue reading “8 Things to calm your nerves on your wedding day”
Weird and unique ways people have proposed
An engagement all starts with the proposal. There are a number of ways people have proposed over the years. A romantic walk on the beach, a quiet dinner where you find a ring in a glass of champagne or on the top of a … Continue reading “Weird and unique ways people have proposed”
Awesome geeky wedding ideas
Your wedding is a classy affair celebrating the love between you and your partner. Some people think your wedding should be traditional: elegant flowers, a beautiful dress and exquisite food. You don’t need to have every traditional element at your wedding. Something that you love most about your partner may be the passion you share … Continue reading “Awesome geeky wedding ideas”
Top 10 Regrets Couples Have About Their Wedding
Planning a wedding and your wedding day itself is a LOT to handle. Many couples have trouble dealing with all the different aspects of throwing this affair. You may be so focused on food that you forgot to plan the music. The old saying is true: Hindsight is 20/20. Be smart and organized while planning … Continue reading “Top 10 Regrets Couples Have About Their Wedding”
Quick Wedding Tips
Quick Wedding Tips by David Rothstein Our Chicago wedding band loves to give you insights to give you the best results Bridal PARTY!! Your Bridal party can help keep your wedding roaring. They are your parents, best friends, brothers and sisters. Make sure they understand they are also leaders of your wedding. Your guests … Continue reading “Quick Wedding Tips”
Wedding planning tips for the introvert couple
Unless eloping is an option, then your wedding day can feel like a nightmare when you are an introvert, even if, at the back of your mind you know, that you are going through the whole affair because you want to spend the rest of your days with the one you love. It comes with … Continue reading “Wedding planning tips for the introvert couple”
Friends don’t let friends be their wedding vendors
Budgets are hard to manage, and there may not be any budget harder to manage than a wedding one. It’s all about compromise. You’ve dreamed about your wedding since you were young, and now is the time to make it a reality. The problem is your wallet may not be able to cover everything. This … Continue reading “Friends don’t let friends be their wedding vendors”
Would you call a plumber for new shoes?
If you injured your shoulder would you go to your mechanic? If you needed to get your hair done would you go to a hardware store? If you needed to have your computer fixed would you call your dentist? Then why would you consider having your uncle do the video for your wedding? This applies … Continue reading “Would you call a plumber for new shoes?”
Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride
Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride As a Chicago bride, your wedding day is the best day of your life, so everything has to be perfect for you. Keep reading for how a band will do just that. Keyword(s): chicago bride If you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to get … Continue reading “Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride”
7 tips for picking out a venue
Booking a venue is one of the most important parts of the wedding planning process. Once you have the location booked, it really helps you visualize your big day. The folks at David Rothstein Music have created this list of tips for couple picking out a wedding venue, enjoy! Consider the number of guests … Continue reading “7 tips for picking out a venue”
6 common mistakes made when planning a wedding
To say planning a wedding is overwhelming would be an understatement. It seems there are hundreds of things to keep track of and accomplish with so little time to do it. Because of all the work involved, there are some mistakes couple make when planning. These involve everything from flowers to the dress. The folks … Continue reading “6 common mistakes made when planning a wedding”
Bachelorette Party Playlist
Bachelorette parties are super fun time. It’s a night to celebrate your wedding with some of your best girlfriends. The right music can really get the party going. The folks at David Rothstein Music have made this playlist of awesome songs to play at your bachelorette party, enjoy! 1. Fifth Harmony – “Bo$$” Fifth Harmony, … Continue reading “Bachelorette Party Playlist”
What YOU Love!
Fill your wedding with everything you both LOVE. Pick the colors, flowers, music, dresses, food, venue and guests that represent every that says who you are as a couple. Even if Martha Stewart, the Kardshians, or the Knot say it isn’t the hottest trend for 2010 it doesn’t matter. Your wedding has to be YOURS. … Continue reading “What YOU Love!”
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”
Preparation is the Key to a Great Wedding!
I recommend having all the details for your wedding finalized about a month ahead of time. This will allow time to make any minor last minute adjustments. Give your vendors all the info they need to do their job. You’ll get their best results and you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your big day. … Continue reading “Preparation is the Key to a Great Wedding!”
Whose Wedding is it Anyway?
As you plan your big day, you will get a lot of opinions. Listen to them all, but ultimately it’s YOUR wedding. What if your cheesy Uncle say you HAVE to the Electric Slide? Or a florist says you HAVE to have $50,000 worth of flowers? Your well meaning parents may base the prices or … Continue reading “Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”
The Best Time to Book Your Vendors
It’s never too early to be booking your wedding vendors. OK maybe over two years is a little much, but in general it’s always to your advantage. By booking well in advance you can get much higher quality vendors because more dates will be available. This will also give you time to be guests at … Continue reading “The Best Time to Book Your Vendors”
DELEGATE! You may feel the need to control every aspect of your wedding, but this is not a good idea. You have the luxury of having great vendors, family and friends that are there to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help and advice. Everyone loves you and is willing to do … Continue reading “TEAM YOU”
The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band
Choosing the right Chicago wedding band for your big day is one of the most important and challenging decisions you’ll need to make. Your guests will soon forget about the bows on the back of the chairs, the beautiful flowers and décor, if you don’t have great music to keep all of your guests dancing. … Continue reading “The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band”
What Will You Really Remember?
What your guests will remember the most is how much fun they had at your wedding. and the Chicago wedding band you choose
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 … Continue reading “Location, Location, Location”
Wedding Bands Versus Real Bands
Let’s take a look at the differences between real bands and wedding bands when looking for great Chicago wedding bands.
Don’t make this mistake for your Wedding!
Let’s say you’ve got a very important meeting with your largest client. While you’re making your presentation, the CEO starts reading a magazine about his favorite sports team. How would you feel? Now consider your wedding…You’ve spent the last year planning every little detail. You can’t wait to start the dancing. The Chicago wedding band starts playing … Continue reading “Don’t make this mistake for your Wedding!”
How do I stay Organized for my Wedding?
There are many details to keep track of for your Chicago Wedding. This how we can help you stay organized. Once you have signed the contract, you will receive a template of your wedding schedule. Once the form has been completed then simply email it back to me. I will confirm your schedule with you. … Continue reading “How do I stay Organized for my Wedding?”
Budget vs. Value
“I’m on a budget.” Of course you are, but don’t let the word BUDGET restrict you from getting what’s important to your wedding. If you shop by price your wedding doesn’t stand a chance. Shop by VALUE. Pay more for what’s crucial. When you set your budget, get a general idea of cost by talking … Continue reading “Budget vs. Value”
DAILY WEDDING TIP: Your Bridal party can help keep your wedding roaring. They are your parents, best friends, brothers and sisters. Make sure they understand they are also leaders of your wedding. Your guests will follow their lead. If they see them dancing like crazy, your guests will join them. If they are all socializing … Continue reading “Bridal PARTY!!”
Hire Friendly Experts
To fully judge a vendor, try to set up a face to face meeting. This is by far the best way to judge a vendor’s work. Also, consider how comfortable you feel with this person. This is especially important for your Band, Wedding Planner, Venue and Photographer. These are the people you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading “Hire Friendly Experts”
Hire who you trust and trust who you hire!
You’ve spent a lot of time researching and choosing the absolute best vendors for your wedding, right? The next step is to TRUST them. They have likely performed hundreds of weddings in a variety of sizes and venues and dealt with nearly every situation. They know how to handle everything for you. You hired them … Continue reading “Hire who you trust and trust who you hire!”
Can I Help You?
Ask Questions. Your vendors or potential vendors LOVE questions. Don’t worry if you think it’s silly or that we’ve heard it a million times before. We are all very knowledgeable and sincerely want to help you. We know you’ve never hired a caterer or hired a band before. Don’t worry. Ask away!!
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: … Continue reading “Acknowledging the Death of 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 … Continue reading “There’s no place like home”
“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 … Continue reading ““I have to check with my parents first””
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, … Continue reading “What do you really want for your wedding?”
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 … Continue reading “What have you done for me lately?”
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 … Continue reading “Help Your Vendors Help You”
When you fill out a form on a website requesting information don’t be shocked when you get a phone call from them following up with you. They are not calling to sell you aluminum siding for your house from a giant list of random numbers. Filling out the form tells the company you are interested … Continue reading “You Called?”
There are two types of brides…
Consider hiring a videographer to your wedding. What would you pay to see your Parents’ or Grandparents’ wedding? I’m guessing quite a bit, right? Here’s your chance to make sure you CAN show your wedding to YOUR kids. There are two types of brides, those that hired videographers and those that wish they did. Here’s … Continue reading “There are two types of brides…”
Top 10 Wedding Requests for Solo Harp
Here are the Top 10 Requested for Solo Harp: 10. “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Cinderella 9. “A Time for Us” from Romeo and Juliet 8. Handel’s “Passacaille” 7. Bach’s “Prelude” 6. “How Beautiful” by Twila Paris 5. “The Wedding March” by Mendelssohn (for recessional) 4. “One Hand, One Heart” from … Continue reading “Top 10 Wedding Requests for Solo Harp”
What do Wedding Vendors REALLY Cost?
BUDGET. Think of it more of a guideline. Ask a variety of vendors what they charge, DON’T get a cost from a random wedding magazine or website. Even if they tell you a photographer should cost $300 you’ll be VERY disappointed when you can’t find one for that price. Get the best quality you can … Continue reading “What do Wedding Vendors REALLY Cost?”
What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?
First let’s define what dancing between courses is. It is used for all weddings on the east coast and amazingly enough called East Coast style. It has become very popular for weddings throughout the country because of the many benefits. The biggest difference is that the dance orchestra starts at the beginning of dinner instead of after. … Continue reading “What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?”
What does cooking have to do with my Wedding?
Think about the best meal you’ve had recently. Now imagine it without one of the key ingredients. How does it taste now? Remember in College making Macaroni and Cheese with water instead of milk? Those same cheap substitutes can ruin your wedding. I’m not saying you need to get the very best of everything for … Continue reading “What does cooking have to do with my Wedding?”
Get Organized for Wedding Planning!
You’ve had friends to your home for dinner. Maybe you’ve hosted a Super Bowl party or two. But have you ever planned and coordinated an event for 50-300 guests? If you haven’t, then welcome to the world of wedding planning. Caterers, florists, and other wedding-related companies will be banging down your door to get your … Continue reading “Get Organized for Wedding Planning!”
What’s the most important word for a Great Wedding?
MOMENTUM What does that have to do with a great Chicago wedding? Think about a great date, hopefully with your fiancé. Remember the great energy of the conversation, the connection, the eye contact? You just couldn’t wait until the next date. Even when they called, your heart fluttered. Time just flew along. Now remember one … Continue reading “What’s the most important word for a Great Wedding?”
Is it important to use a Professional Emcee for my Wedding?
Remember back in junior high, what did we do when we had a substitute teacher? We knew they didn’t know what they were doing, so we didn’t really listen to them or take them seriously, right? Why did this happen? There wasn’t a strong leader. The same applies to your Chicago wedding. Things don’t just … Continue reading “Is it important to use a Professional Emcee for my Wedding?”
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?”
How to Stay in love while planning your Wedding
Planning a Chicago wedding can be stressful. Likely you’ve never done this before. How can you prevent the arguments and stay in love during this time? A couple told me their secret for keeping their relationship happy during the sometimes stressful time of planning a Chicago wedding. What they do is set aside one night … Continue reading “How to Stay in love while planning your Wedding”
Wedding Reception Styles from Classy Wedding Favors.com
When it comes to wedding receptions, this is your special event and a way of thanking guests for participating in your special day. For this reason, most bride and grooms want to look at all their options to choose the one that will best match the wedding, the budget, and the guests. Once you know the … Continue reading “Wedding Reception Styles from Classy Wedding Favors.com”
How do I make the best decisions for my wedding?
Planning a wedding requires many small and large decisions. There are many decisions that make a wedding reflect your style. Where do you start?! Define your style: The first decision is to spend some quality time looking at your home, your car, how you dress, what you do for fun, your job, the colors … Continue reading “How do I make the best decisions for my wedding?”
The absolute worst idea for a Wedding
THE RECEIVING LINE…. This out dated tradition was never a good idea. Here’s why…. First let’s define how it works: Mother of the Bride Mother of the Groom Bride Groom Maid of Honor Stand shoulder to shoulder at the entrance to the ballroom. All the guests line up and one by one say congratulations to … Continue reading “The absolute worst idea for a Wedding”