25 Handmade Wedding Treasures that Hit All the Right Notes

by Azure

Do you and your soon-to-be share a love of classical, jazz, rock 'n roll, or just music in general? I know my guy and I do! We bring Pandora with us wherever we go, and agree wholeheartedly that splurging on an amazing wedding band is totally worth it! But you can showcase your love of music with more than just an incredible band or kicka** playlist, and sites like Etsy make it a breeze. Now you can infuse vintage sheet music and musical notes, and quotes or snippets from your...

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Destination Wedding Entertainment Tips from GigMasters

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Drew Stoga of Gigmasters.com The most successful destination weddings are usually those that truly embrace the local culture, food and customs of the area. Destination weddings are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for couples to share a favorite, special place with their closest friends and family. It just so happens that I’m currently planning a destination wedding of my own – in the great city of New Orleans, LA. My fiancée and I fell in love with...

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Top Tips: A Checklist for Hiring Your Wedding Day Performers

by Azure

At OneWed we pride ourselves on having a great wedding checklist, so that you can keep track of your little "to dos" before the "I dos." But, even we can't think of everything! That's why we turned to the experts in booking wedding musicians,GigMasters, to give us a checklist of what to keep track of when hiring your wedding musicians. Helpful Links Wedding day musician checklist Hire great musicians More advice articles Our complete wedding checklist

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Wedding Day Entertainment: Thinking Beyond Music

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Roni Shapira Ben-Yoseph of GigMasters For most brides and grooms, the conversation about entertainment starts and stops at “band or DJ,” but bringing in variety or non-musical acts can add another dimension and make a wedding that much more memorable. The key is integrating the entertainment into the greater vision for the event and finding acts with the flexibility to tailor their act for a mixed-age wedding audience. Sometimes that surprise...

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The Plunge: Band or DJ, The Great Debate

by Azure

Every couple of weeks we like to let our friends at The Plunge have a shot at helping you get your groom interested in wedding planning, by writing an article on a subject dear to grooms' hearts. In return, we visit them to shed a little light on what's going on inside a bride's brain. This week, the guys tackle an age old question: DJ or Band? Check out the article in our advice section, then come back and tell us what you've decided and why. Helpful Links DJ or Band, The Great...

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Choosing The Mother/Son, Father/Daughter Dance

by Azure

Special to OneWed from DJ Scott Keough Okay, so you already have your first dance song chosen for your wedding. You may have the Father-Daughter song narrowed down to about 12 songs, and you have no clue about the Groom-Mom song. Am I close? Well, you are not alone. That is the average response I get when talking to my brides and grooms about the daunting task of choosing the perfect songs for the parent's dances. Here are 5 ways to think about this important choice: 1. How...

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Wedding Ceremony Musical Cues

by Azure

As your walk down the aisle approaches, you imagine every last detail falling into place. After all, you’ve worked hard to bring endless moving parts into sync and make choices that reflect you and your fiancé’s personalities, interests and love for one another. For this dream day’s soundtrack you’ve hired the perfect musician(s) and chosen ideal music. But how do they know when to start and when to stop? When to play what? Defining musical cues is essential for a seamless...

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Use Caution when Cutting Corners

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Craig Sumsky, director of Cutting Edge Entertainment of Cutting Edge Entertainment So many bridal buzzwords are going around today, like "green, D.I.Y. and recessionista" (or simply recession). About a month ago I stumbled upon an article right here on the Savvy Scoop which gave advice regarding the value of a DJ service and how one might save some cash by using an iPod instead. Being a DJ, I responded. There is a great deal of difference between an iPod and a...

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Wedding Contest from GigMasters: Find the Perfect Wedding Day Entertainment

by Azure

Looking for a great wedding band? GigMasters (THE national database of performers) is so sure that they’ve got the right DJ, band, or entertainer for you that they want to give you a chance to win $500 toward hiring one of their performers. To win, simply contact at least one performer through the GigMasters site and get a free quote. Absolutely no purchase is necessary! Hurry though, the contest ends February 5th! What more details? Check out the complete rules and regs....

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The Man Registry: The Groom’s Contribution To The Wedding Music

by Azure

About The Man Registry The average wedding guest will tell you that they’re more apt to have a great time at the wedding reception if they see that groom and bride out on the dance floor enjoying themselves. The playlist at the reception can be a huge factor in determining the mood, feeling, and overall enjoyment level of your guests. Whether you hire a band or DJ, you should have the option of creating a playlist and a “do not” playlist. The playlist should incorporate songs...

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