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Top 4 Ways to Country-Up Your Wedding

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”

23 October, 2017 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

6 Tips for Hiring the Best Wedding Bands in Chicago

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”

16 October, 2017 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

How to Hire Great Local Bands for Weddings

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”

26 September, 2017 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

Have the Most Memorable Chicago Wedding

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”

18 August, 2017 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

Why Wedding Reception Entertainment Is Important

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”

24 June, 2017 Posted in Dancing, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band

Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band

Chicago wedding bands can provide great entertainment for your special day. Read here to learn the questions you should ask before hiring. Planning out a wedding and reception can be a huge amount of work, and you’ll have to think about each and every detail to make sure the big day goes off without a … Continue reading “Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Chicago Wedding Band”

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event

How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event Make your next event the best one yet with a live band! We’re sharing what you need to know to find the best live band for your next event here. Considering hiring a live band for a big event, but not sure how to find … Continue reading “How to Find The Best Live Band For Your Event”

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance

The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance There are so many decisions to make when planning your wedding. If you’re struggling to find a first dance song, click here, and see the most popular songs. Keyword(s): first dance The first dance is one of the most important wedding traditions. It will set … Continue reading “The Most Popular Songs to Choose for Your First Dance”

First Dance Playlist

First Dance Playlist

Written by Marc Robisch The first dance for a married couple is important because it shows the guests two people coming together as one. It is a moment to share with the person you love most. Whether you are spinning them around in your arms, gently swaying or getting lost in their eyes the first … Continue reading “First Dance Playlist”

5 January, 2016 Posted in Dancing, Wedding Reception

5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ

5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ

When planning a wedding, the question every couple asks themselves is “Should we book a band or a DJ?” A lot more goes into this question than you might think. Both create different atmospheres, but you’ll probably find that a wedding band is a better choice. The folks at David Rothstein Music have compiled this … Continue reading “5 reasons a wedding band is better than a DJ”

19 April, 2016 Posted in Dance Music, DJ, Wedding Reception

Mother/Son Dance Playlist

Mother/Son Dance Playlist

The mother/son dance is one of the sweetest moments during a wedding. Few things are stronger than a mother’s love for her child, and the right song won’t leave a dry eye in the house. The folks at David Rothstein Music have made this playlist of superb mother/son dance songs, enjoy! 1. Fleetwood Mac – … Continue reading “Mother/Son Dance Playlist”

9 February, 2016 Posted in Dance Music, Dancing, Wedding Reception

What Makes One Chicago Wedding Band Better Than Another?

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 … Continue reading “What Makes One Chicago Wedding Band Better Than Another?”

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

Musical Food

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 … Continue reading “Musical Food”

5 November, 2013 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Reception

Don’t make this mistake for your Wedding!

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!”

11 September, 2012 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

Bridal PARTY!!

Bridal PARTY!!

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!!”

26 April, 2012 Posted in Daily Tips, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

The Power of Anticipation

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 … Continue reading “The Power of Anticipation”

24 April, 2012 Posted in Wedding Reception

My Cocktails/Dinner are in different rooms.

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 … Continue reading “My Cocktails/Dinner are in different rooms.”

17 April, 2012 Posted in Cocktail Music, Wedding Reception

Two Rooms = Two Weddings

Two Rooms = Two Weddings

Make sure you keep your bar or sweet table inside the room where you are having dancing. If they are outside the room or way off in remote corners, your dance floor will be diluted. Keep the focus on the dance floor. You don’t want to have three different areas your guests can wander off … Continue reading “Two Rooms = Two Weddings”

29 March, 2012 Posted in Cocktail Music, Daily Tips, Wedding Reception

Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands

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 … Continue reading “Wedding Bands are Better than Club Bands”

14 March, 2012 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Reception

What is Dancing Between Courses/East Coast Style Wedding?

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?”

12 February, 2012 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception

Shhhhhh!

Shhhhhh!

Here’s how to get every guest to be quiet instantly. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with 50 or 500 guests. This works EVERY TIME! Just say this, “Ladies and Gentleman, please turn to your neighbor and say Shhhh.” People don’t like to be told to be quiet, but are more than happy to tell … Continue reading “Shhhhhh!”

13 March, 2012 Posted in Daily Tips, Wedding Reception

Is it important to use a Professional Emcee for my 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?”

18 December, 2011 Posted in Wedding Planning, Wedding Reception