Wedding Planning

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding DJ

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding DJ

If you are planning a wedding in southern California, here are some compelling reasons to think about hiring a professional DJ. (more…)

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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2019 Wedding Entertainment Trends

2019 Wedding Entertainment Trends

The royal wedding certainly had a major effect on US wedding trends, but there are many things to keep an eye out for in 2019. Some couples have decided that the same old entertainment just won’t do for their event. Here are some things that are trending:

  • Alternative wedding entertainment – Rather than just sticking to the usual musical entertainment, some couples are opting for alternative options. Would your guests be entertained by a magician? There are plenty of exciting options.
  • Instrumental soloists – Rather than a full band or DJ, some couples have been opting for an instrumental soloist. Whether it is something more traditional like a pianist or something a little more modern like a saxophone or violin player, there are plenty of instrumentalists out there to choose from.

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Top Tips for Live Wedding Entertainment

Top Tips for Live Wedding Entertainment

It’s your wedding, so you are definitely the main event. That having been said, you want your guests to enjoy themselves, and that usually means music and other forms of entertainment. Here are a few tips for live wedding entertainment to make sure your special day is one your guests will look back on fondly for years to come.

Why Book Your Wedding Entertainment Through an Entertainment Booking Agency in San Diego?

Why Book Your Wedding Entertainment Through an Entertainment Booking Agency in San Diego?

Whether you are planning a wedding, a corporate event, or a small private event, in or near San Diego the entertainment can play an important role in making the event memorable. So how can you ensure that you are booking the best service at a great rate? Here are a few reasons to use an entertainment booking agency.

Songs To Play During Your Wedding Grand Exit

Songs To Play During Your Wedding Grand Exit

You’ve laughed, maybe cried, and definitely danced the night away, but even the most perfect night has to come to an end. Whether you want to keep the energy up or enjoy a romantic moment, the right song sets the mood as the couple waves goodbye and embarks on an incredible journey together. Here are some songs to play during your wedding grand exit.

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Songs To Consider For Your Spring Time Wedding

Songs To Consider For Your Spring Time Wedding

Spring is here! What better time to have a wedding and celebrate love than the season of Spring? If you’re planning to have your wedding during this season, we’ve put together a handy list of suggestions of songs to consider for your spring time wedding. Read ahead to see which songs made the list!

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Popular Songs For Your Wedding In 2018

Popular Songs For Your Wedding In 2018

It’s a new year and yes, we are still only in the first month. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start considering your wedding music! Here is a look at some already popular songs for your wedding in 2018!

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Make Your Wedding More Special with Lighting

Make Your Wedding More Special with Lighting

Weddings are comprised of various aspects and responsibilities that truly make each event unique and special. In this post, we will go over how to make your wedding more special with lighting.

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