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Wedding Bands vs. DJ: Which Is Right For You?

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Photo: F8 Studio | Entertainment: Emerald City Band

Your wedding day is a celebration of the love and commitment of you and your future spouse usually spent with family and friends. Once you’ve exchanged vows, the party begins with food, drinks and music. However, when it comes to the entertainment, should you opt for an expert DJ or a professional wedding band? Both can be excellent choices, but there are pros and cons to both. Narrow down your choice for great entertainment for your guests with the following in mind.

Keep in mind:

Atmosphere – what type of music are you wanting to hear? what kind of delivery?

Budget – traditionally bands are more expensive, but DJs can be just as costly.

Space – how big is your venue? will it accommodate a full band?

Wedding Bands

Wedding bands provide you the dynamics of a live performance. It’s traditional and the band you choose can make a real difference in setting the tone for your reception. The party can come alive with a bandleader who’s able to vibe and interact with crowd choosing music accordingly.

  • Pros: As with all live music, you’re getting a one of a kind experience. This can enhance the vibe of the party and hype you and your guests excitement as you follow every beat and note. Essentially you’ll be experiencing a concert just for you. 
  • Cons: Booking a band can be costly, and musical selections will be limited by the repertoire and style of the band. Wedding Bands may charge either a flat fee or per musician, per hour but most will negotiate.
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Photo: Civic Photos | Entertainment: LG Entertainment

DJs

Nowadays, DJs are artists in their own right, with expertise offering diverse mixes of musical styles guests of all ages can enjoy. Plus, the songs played will sound exactly as you remember them, encouraging sing-alongs and improvisation. You can also count on a DJ to take up less space with their equipment than a full on band would, leaving more room for bodies on the dance floor.

  • Pros: No matter how many songs you must have played during the celebration, it likely won’t be a problem for your DJ to find each track. Generally, DJs are are more budget friendly to. A DJ with a charismatic stage presence and exceptional emcee skills can read the crowd and seamlessly keep the party going.
  • Cons: However, a DJ with a poor personality can really put a damper on the party. Also, if your DJ is not quick on their feet, improvisation can be tough. For instance, if your for first dance doesn’t go as plan or if an impromptu announcement is needed.

Made your choice? Whether a band or a DJ is what your looking for, take care of your entertainment needs with these top vendors.

Wedding Cake Q&A With Jasmine Rae Cakes

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All Photos: Jasmine De Lung, Jasmine Rae Cakes

With a background in fine arts and mural painting, and a master’s degree in psychology, San Francisco based wedding cake designer Jasmine de Lung, of Jasmine Rae Cakes, brings a wholly unique vision to wedding-cake design.

San Francisco Wedding Cake Jasmine Rae

Weddings in Houston: How does your formal fine-arts training come into play in your cake artistry?

Jasmine de Lung: In every way. As I’ve trained culinary students to make cakes, it’s clear to me how much of what I do is informed by my prior art education: mixing color, composition, sculpting, etc. I use my art training at every moment I’m working on a cake. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Our Soiree Vendors Showed Off Their Best…And More!!

Location: The Corinthian-Houston | Photos: Civic Photos

If you were at the Corinthian-Houston for our Feb. 8 I Do! Wedding Soiree, well, then…this here blog post will be a little trip down memory lane and a chance to relive the fun & fabulousness. If you missed our uh-mazing Spring Soiree, you can enjoy a glimpse of our gorgeous event in this eye-candy blog post. And you can attend our Fall Soiree in person (details TBA, keep an eye on Facebook for the full scoop) to experience the Soiree in all its magic! HUGE THANKS to all our Soiree exhibitors and contributors, who made our February bridal show such an incredible evening for all who attended. Scroll down to check them out, and be sure to click through links to find out more about them, and what they can do for YOU and your once-in-a-lifetime wedding!! Click here to read the rest of this post »