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How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Band To Perform At Your Reception

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”

24 June, 2017 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning

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”

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”

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”

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”

Posted in Ceremony Music

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band

Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band A wedding is a special day for everyone there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun. Here’s how to make your wedding fun with a Chicago wedding band. Do you want your special day to be boring? There is nothing worse than a DJ … Continue reading “Why You Need to Hire a Chicago Wedding Band”

10 awesome bridal party entrance songs

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”

28 January, 2016 Posted in Wedding Planning

Best and worst ideas for Wedding transportation

Best and worst ideas for Wedding transportation

Congratulations! You just got married, and it’s off to the reception for the big party! Now, how are you getting there? It’s your wedding, so you don’t want to roll up to the party in your normal car. There are a lot of different options for wedding transportation, some standard like convertibles and some unexpected … Continue reading “Best and worst ideas for Wedding transportation”

30 April, 2016 Posted in Transportation

Have the Best Day of Your Life as a Chicago Bride

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”

2 May, 2017 Posted in Dance Music, Dancing, Wedding Planning

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”

What Makes a Song Danceable?

What Makes a Song Danceable?

The truth is, there is no measurable answer. As you think about what songs you’d like your band to play, try this: Close your eyes and picture yourself at the wedding hearing that song. Would you be inspired to stay on the dance floor? Some songs are great to listen to but not good for … Continue reading “What Makes a Song Danceable?”

20 April, 2012 Posted in Daily Tips, Dance Music

The Five Most Important Words For a Great Chicago Wedding Band

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”

18 November, 2013 Posted in Dance Music, Wedding Planning

Dancing King and Queen

Dancing King and Queen

DANCE! People will want to talk to you all night. Do it during cocktails and dinner. Once the dancing starts, make sure you’re on the dance floor! It will inspire all you guests to keep dancing too. They all want you to be happy. This is YOUR time to celebrate with everyone you love. Don’t … Continue reading “Dancing King and Queen”

11 April, 2012 Posted in Dance Music

Only one chance for a First Impression

Only one chance for a First Impression

“Do I really need live music for my cocktail hour?” YES! The cocktail hour is the first impression your guests will have of your reception. If you use piped in music or no music, your guests will think you have a DJ. A solo pianist or Jazz Trio will create the perfect atmosphere. You know … Continue reading “Only one chance for a First Impression”

10 April, 2012 Posted in Cocktail Music

What have you done for me lately?

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?”

4 April, 2012 Posted in Daily Tips, Wedding Planning

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

Stay Up to Date!

Stay Up to Date!

VENDOR TIP: If you have a website that has an schedule or upcoming events page make sure it is 100% current. Showing dates from 2009 says that you’re really not on top of your business or website. Always keep everything updated. You could be a great guy, but if you show up wearing an Members … Continue reading “Stay Up to Date!”

Posted in Vendor Tips

Benefits vs. Features

Benefits vs. Features

When you talk about you company on your website or in person make sure you explain the BENEFITS not just the FEATURES. Benefits is what your clients REALLY care about! FEATURE: We have a full time arranger on staff. BENEFIT: You can have any song you want arranged free of charge. Know the difference!

Posted in Vendor Tips

Think about your Links!

Think about your Links!

VENDOR TIP: If you have a website, make sure you test ALL the links and videos to make sure they all work. Then do the same on all other sites you are listed on. Brides will leave your site very quickly if anything doesn’t work properly. Broken links says to the bride, “this is good … Continue reading “Think about your Links!”

Posted in Vendor Tips