What Makes One Chicago Wedding Band Better Than Another?

Let’s face it, you’ve never hired a wedding band before, and planning a wedding in general is a very challenging process. You have to buy a large number of products and services you’ve never bought before, and learn a great deal in a short period of time. Many couples decide on letting price be the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Musical Food

When considering the dance music for your wedding, think of it as a huge menu with all of the different songs and styles you’ve ever enjoyed dancing to in your life. On that menu will include a variety of different styles, tempos and artists for you to choose from. Within this menu are subcategories, such […]

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 […]

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 […]

Will you learn a new song ?

We welcome your requests. Jeff Sanders is our music director and arranger. Just give us the song titles as soon as you know them, and we’ll have them ready for your Chicago Wedding. Not all Chicago wedding bands want to learn new songs, they’d rather just play the same stuff every week over and over again. This is […]

How do we select the songs?

Once you are contracted, I will email you our current song list. Over the next several months prior to your event, you simply highlight songs you really like and cross out songs you really don’t like. If there are additional songs not found on our list, we can have those songs arranged for you free […]

Do you perform outside Chicago?

Yes, we have performed for events throughout the U.S. We have a travel agent we work with who can provide the exact costs involved in bringing us out for your event. Depending on your schedule, we usually prefer to have the musicians arrive the day before your event. David will schedule a meeting at the venue […]

When is my Final Payment due?

The final Balance is due during the week of your wedding. We accept Checks, MasterCard and Visa. There will be a 3% fee for using a credit card.  If you’d like to make a payment prior to your wedding, we do accept early payments. We will give you a receipt and keep track of your payments. We […]

The Power of Anticipation

Take a few moments the night before or morning of your wedding, to envision everything that you have planned for your big day.Think through the sequence of events. By doing this you’ll feel mentally prepared for everything that’s going to happen. You’ll have a wonderful excited positive attitude that will spread out to all your […]

My Cocktails/Dinner are in different rooms.

Let’s say you are using our Chicago Jazz Trio (Piano, Bass and Sax) for Cocktails and Dinner. The Chicago Jazz Trio can easily move from the cocktail area into the ballroom very quickly and easily. For example, your cocktails are scheduled from 6:00-7:00pm. The Chicago Jazz Trio will play from 6:00-6:45pm and move into the other […]

Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands

There is a huge difference between a wedding band and club band. Even if they are your all time favorite band and you are best friends with the singer. Bands that play in clubs: 1.  WON’T: Play the music YOU want them to play. 2.  WON’T: Know how make introductions. 3.  WON’T: Play music designed for […]

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. […]

What can I do to get my wedding dress to fit me perfectly? By Ces Lopez

One of the unforeseen wedding costs is the alteration of the wedding dress or bridesmaid dress… • Wedding dress alterations can range from $300 to $700 depending on the style, design and size of the dress and take a minimum of 8 weeks to complete. Bridesmaid’s dresses take an average of 2 weeks to complete […]

Get Organized for Wedding Planning! by Stacey Agin Murray

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]