Music + Entertainment • Vendors

Choosing our DJ

Being that my fiancé is currently in law school, I tried to handle a majority of the tasks involved with wedding planning. However, I did ask if he would plan the honeymoon and find our DJ (he actually may have volunteered for these tasks!). Vacations and music are definitely more up his

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Music + Entertainment • Reception

DIY DJ

As with just about everything else involved in a wedding, DJs are expensive. A good DJ can read the flow of the party and choose the appropriate songs for the mood or to get people on the dance floor. They can make announcements and come with their own light and smoke shows.

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Music + Entertainment • Reception

Choosing A Over B

When we created a budget, we knew that we would have to make decisions about where our financial resources would be allocated. Some were easy, like not spending a lot on attire, invitations, centerpieces and favors. Other decisions were a little bit harder because we really wanted our focus to be on

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Music + Entertainment

D.J.s are Electric!

Choosing music was one of the most difficult things for Nathan and I. We tossed around the idea of a D.J., live band, and kind of just doing it on our own with an Ipod. The last one quickly became a non-option. We didn’t want to be worrying about music lags with

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Limoncello Toast: Booze, Not Bread!

As I’ve mentioned before, Dan and I are trying to be budget savvy while still having flair at our wedding. We don’t want to sacrifice the “wow-factor” just because we’re making economical decisions. One thing that was really important to Dan was to be able to toast his new bride (i.e. me)

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Music + Entertainment

Top 10 Wedding Reception Songs

{All data recorded by Spotify} With wedding season around the corner, couples are opting for both classic love ballads and romance-filled party anthems for their wedding music choice according to data from Spotify. If you’re not familiar, Spotify is a digital music service that you can use on your computer or mobile

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Music + Entertainment

Entertainment: Band

Entertainment turned out to be the main focus for our reception. Nobody likes to go to a predictable ‘been-there, seen-that’ wedding, and I didn’t want that for our guests either. We went with a jazz-funk band instead of a DJ, and are having a few choreographed dances to keep the party going.

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Music + Entertainment

DJ Better Dude

Our venue had the major benefit of a built-in sound system, with the bonus of being able to have different music in every room! Jon and I decided early on that we weren’t interested in hiring a DJ, partially because of the cost and partially because we’d been to our share of

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