Musical Mashup: How to Please All Wedding Guests with Your Tunes

by The Broke-Ass Bride

The ceremony is over. The toasts are done. Your belly is full and now it's time to hit the dance floor. After you've swooned and spun during your first dance together, it's time to get this party started! But while you hope that Granny and Grandpa would want to bust a move a la "The Wedding Singer", the reality is they'll be more down to sway fancifully back and forth to some Etta James or Frank Sinatra. So, how do you find the happy middle ground? Well, I don't think any wedding is...

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Don’t Stress About the Wedding Reception Playlist: Quick Tip

by Azure

Are you stressing about the music at your wedding reception? Because your wedding guests will be both young and old, spanning several eras, music selection can be a stress-inducing wedding planning task. You want your DJ to play music you love and music that'll get your guests out on the dance floor. A little birdie shared a fantastic tip to ease the stress many couples feel when making their play list and do not play list. Here's the skinny... On your RSVP cards, add a line...

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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 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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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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A Great Wedding Processional

by Azure

OK, this video goes on a little too long for my tastes, but here is why I absolutely LOVE it anyway: 1) The couple found a way to make it clear from the very beginning of their wedding that the wedding was about them, their feelings, their lives, their style. 2) Everything fits the tone/mood. The groomsmen and bridesmaids aren't trying to dance down the aisle in tuxes and full-length dresses, they're in casual outfits for what's clearly a fun, casual wedding. 3) This is fun and...

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Michael Jackson and Wedding Music

by Azure

A few months ago I did an article on hiring wedding bands. Becca, the bandleader I interviewed, mentioned that there were some songs that people requested that she preferred to put on an ipod. One of them was Michael Jackson’s Thriller. If someone wants to hear Thriller, they want to hear the real version! This wedding party obviously did! With Jackson’s death, we’ve all been reintroduced to the music catalog of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. What are your favorite Jackson...

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