There are tons and tons of wedding advice magazines and websites out there and a lot of the time they offer some great tips. One tip that has been popular over the last couple of years, advice that some couples have actually followed, is not so good though - the idea of replacing a live band or a DJ at your wedding reception with an iPod to save a few bucks.
There are plenty of good reasons why this is a rotten idea, so many in fact you could list them on and on and on. Here though are a few of the biggest problems with the idea of having Steve Jobs' baby entertain your guests.
Coming Up with the Playlist
For the guys and gals who play at weddings for a living, brainstorming a great set list or playlist is all just a part of the job, but easy it isn't! At the average wedding reception you have guest...View Article
Book A Wedding Band - Don't Always Believe What You Read
Also known as "Don't let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Story!"
The internet is FULL to the brim of companies, bands and websites doing their best to write 'articles' on how to book a wedding band. Sure, they're full of good intentions, but some are just plain and simple fluff pieces, used to get Google ranking on search phrases, and unfortunately are factually incorrect and not at all helpful.
I unfortunately read an article recently, written by someone with NO music industry background, and who happened to be from a rather large wedding website / Company.
The article not only insulted wedding bands and Artist Representatives (Agents), but it also insulted the intelligence of the very couples who need that help.
This fiction based 'article' claimed that:
Fiction: **Hiring a wedding band is more complicated than it sounds, especially when you are dealing with an agen...
Timelines can be a great tool to help you remember all the details of organising your wedding. However, they can be a complete hindrance too and in some cases; work against you! Not every industry time-frame is the same, and neither should they be, but when it comes to organising a wedding entertainer there seems to be more confusion than the other services you require.
Most brides and grooms are led to believe that unless they follow a timeline, their wedding will be a disaster; which is simply not the case. Timelines can help you to remember to book your musician but they don't take into account some of the intricacies of the music industry.
Isn't this your wedding and isn't part of your wedding doing it your way?
If you have your heart set on a specific entertainer; book them! Don’t wait until an on-line...View Article
As we all know, there are certain songs that tend to pop up at almost every wedding, whether the entertainment is provided by a DJ, a live band or even the dreaded iPod.
You know the ones we mean; the Chicken Dance, the Macarena, the Electric Slide, maybe even YMCA. They are known as audience participation songs and the one thing that every seasoned wedding entertainment pro knows is that these songs almost always fill the dance floor, which is, let's face it, what they are being paid to do.
There are some couples who do consider banning these types of songs on their big day. It is often because they think they are simply too cheesy for their well planned, elegant affair.
Are they really going to pay a small fortune for a sumptuou...View Article