Event Planning Tips

Tips for Promoting Your Corporate Event in 2019

Tips for Promoting Your Corporate Event in 2019

If you want to promote your corporate event, you may think all you have to do is broadcast it to the world. Unfortunately, the modern generation focused on social media doesn’t seem to respond to the hard-sell tactics of the past. Therefore, you have to be smart about your event marketing. Here are a few tips for promoting your corporate event in 2019. (more…)

Tips for Making Your Corporate Event Go Viral

Tips for Making Your Corporate Event Go Viral

Do you want to increase your brand awareness with a great corporate event? Here are a few tips to help your next corporate event go viral. (more…)

Music Genres to Consider at Your Next Special Event

Music Genres to Consider at Your Next Special Event

Whether you hire a band or a DJ for your special event, the type of music you want to be played has to be a consideration. While most pro DJs will have a wide selection of music to play, the types of music you want to hear may be a major factor in choosing the right band or soloist. Here are a few music genres that sometimes get missed but should definitely be a consideration: (more…)

Private Events That Call for Live Entertainment

Private Events That Call for Live Entertainment

You wouldn’t think of having a wedding without some kind of live performer such as a band or a DJ. And yet we often have private gatherings for friends and family for all sorts of other reasons and don’t think about the value of hiring a live entertainer. Here are some more private events that call for the right type of entertainment:

  • Anniversary parties
  • Graduation parties
  • Birthdays
  • Bar/Bat mitzvahs

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Tips for Livening Up a Boring Corporate Event

Tips for Livening Up a Boring Corporate Event

Do you feel that your corporate events have become stale? We’re going to take a fresh look at some of the events your company can liven up with a little advanced planning.

  • Product launches – A product launch should be an exciting event. To make it even more special, be sure to select a theme for the event. Make sure it is related to the release, so no one is confused. Then have relevant experiences and entertainment for your attendees to enjoy.
  • Holiday parties – Holiday parties usually end up being about the food (and drinks), but you can add even more to the event by hiring the right sort of entertainment. If you have a staff that likes to dance, a band is a great way to surprise the team. For a crowd that would rather watch with just a little interaction, a magician may be perfect.
  • Conferences – The number one way to improve a conference is to make sure the speakers are good. After that, be sure to reward your team with some good entertainment in the evening after the conference, especially if everyone has to be away from home for the event.

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The Ultimate Wedding Music Checklist

The Ultimate Wedding Music Checklist

If you are getting married any time in the future, then you have to start thinking about the music now. Here is a checklist to help you remember the many details that go into having the perfect music at your wedding.

  • Hire the live entertainment – Whether it is a band, a DJ, or a solo artist, selecting your live wedding entertainment is the first step.
  • Pre-ceremony music – Don’t let your guests arrive in complete silence. Have a music list for songs to play as guests arrive. Keep the music quiet enough to allow for conversation.
  • Select your wedding party and bridal procession music – These are two of the most important songs. The tempo will set the pace for how everyone walks down the aisle, so be sure to have the actual songs for your rehearsal.
  • Leave time for a soundcheck – If the band or DJ isn’t allowed into the ceremony or reception areas until guests are already arriving, either your attendees will hear the soundcheck or there won’t be one (which can lead to all sorts of problems once you need music to play).
  • Have must-play and must-not-play lists – This will help steer your entertainment in the direction you want.
  • Select a short song for your first dance. Unless you want to be out on the dancefloor for 5-6 minutes with everyone taking pictures. We’re not judging.

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Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid

Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid

If you are planning to take your wedding vows anytime in the near future, then one of the things you have to be thinking about is music, both at the ceremony and at the reception. Here are a few wedding music mistakes you need to watch out for.

  • Not having enough diversity – No matter how much you enjoy one particular genre of music, no one is going to want to hear it and dance to it for 5 hours. A little variety will get everyone involved and give your wedding that “something for everyone” feel that attendees will remember.
  • Forgetting to come up with a do-not-play list – Most couples have a list of musts, but a list of must-nots is just as important. This will ensure that those songs you hate won’t get played on your special day, even if a well-meaning guest requests them.
  • Having the first dance be too long – Most couples don’t want to be in the spotlight for 5-6 minutes, slow dancing while everyone just watches or records it. Try to find a song that is less than 4 minutes. You may be able to get a DJ to cut it down or find an alternate version of a longer song you like, or perhaps your band will come up with their own shortened rendition with enough notice.

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How to Decide Between a Band or a DJ for Your Wedding

How to Decide Between a Band or a DJ for Your Wedding

When you are deciding between a band or DJ for your wedding entertainment, there are a number of considerations. Here are a few quick pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.

Wedding Bands

Pros: There’s nothing quite like a live performance. When a band is interacting with the wedding guests, it can create a really special atmosphere that you want on your big night.

Cons: Bands tend to be more expensive than a DJ, if for no other reason than a band is multiple people. Also, a band is limited to playing the songs they know, so you don’t have as much variety or opportunity for special requests. (more…)

Tips for Planning a Small to Medium Business Event

Tips for Planning a Small to Medium Business Event

Big corporations aren’t the only businesses that need to hold events. If you operate a small to medium-sized business (SMB), how can you make sure that your team building events, seminars, holiday parties, and other private events meet their full potential? Here are a few quick tips to help you meet your event goals and to provide the best live entertainment for your attendees.

  • Understand the event purpose – Other than holiday parties, business events are rarely just to have a good time. Have a good understanding of your goals before you proceed with event planning.
  • Choose the right venue – You need a location that will fit your team (and their family’s if they are invited as well). The purpose of the event will have a big effect on the venue. For example, if you are having a seminar, you want good lighting and acoustics. For a holiday party, you are probably looking for a venue with some kitchen space for your caterer to work in and a dancefloor for when the entertainment starts.
  • Plan a menu – Is the event going to be all day long and require one or more meals? Is it a shorter event in the evening where you can just offer appetizers? If the purpose is recreation rather than all business, will there be a cocktail hour?

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5 Creative Corporate Event Ideas

5 Creative Corporate Event Ideas

If you want to step up your corporate game at the next big event, we can help. Here are a few ideas to really wow your attendees. Some of them may even forget they are at a corporate function and genuinely just have a good time.

  • Have customizable food stations – Whether it be a coffee bar or a sundae bar, being able to interact with foods and beverages is a great way to make attendees happy and give them exactly what they want.
  • Hold a contest – Whether it is a raffle or a scavenger hunt, get everyone involved in an activity and give out some nice prizes.
  • Hire a magician – Magicians are known for being able to work a room. Add a little magic to that, and you have the recipe for some delighted attendees. Ben Silver, based out of southern California, is a perfect choice for your corporate entertainment.
  • Hire an aerial DJ – Where music and acrobatics meet in the middle, you find one of the most unique live artists. Mami Chula combines captivating aerial skills and thumping bass to create an experience your guests will never forget.

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