Standard Wedding Timeline

This is an example of a typical wedding reception timeline. Of course, your wedding could be quite different. One reason this works is because it coordinates the events with the food service. Toasts, for instance, never take place while the servers are putting down a course or clearing the tables, so there are no distractions. Music is used to create the proper atmosphere at each point during the evening, building the mood to prepare the guests for dancing. I hope this gives you some ideas about your own wedding and how music plays a crucial role in a successful reception. Continue reading Standard Wedding Timeline

Union League Club of Chicago Wedding 5/31/08

We played yet another fantastic wedding at the Union League Club of Chicago last Saturday. In my opinion, the Union League Club’s “Blue Room” on the sixth floor is one of the most beautiful and elegant venues for weddings and events in Chicago. Continue reading Union League Club of Chicago Wedding 5/31/08

Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances

Most brides and grooms want to schedule a special father/daughter and mother/son dance. Both need to be started from a clear dance floor. Because they don’t involve all of your guests, these dances can present logistical issues that need to be solved. Continue reading Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances

University Club of Chicago Wedding 3/8/08

We sure had fun at last Saturday’s wedding at the University Club of Chicago! We were in the Michigan room, which is beautifully decorated with wood paneling and ceiling paintings in a sort of Renaissance style. If you’re looking for a venue for your wedding, the University Club is a great choice, and we play weddings there frequently. Continue reading University Club of Chicago Wedding 3/8/08

An Ideal Chicago Wedding Reception Timeline

Most couples have no experience planning a wedding reception timeline. They are often confused by the process, and have no idea where to begin. Hiring a wedding planner can be a great idea, but if that’s not in your budget, both your music provider and the catering director at your venue are experienced professionals who have done many weddings and can be of great help. The following is a typical scenario with dancing between courses that is often used by wedding planners, but it’s just one of many ways to organize a successful reception. Continue reading An Ideal Chicago Wedding Reception Timeline