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BRIDE AND GROOM WEDDING PLANNING - Stan's Music Notes


Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Long island bride and groom wedding planning-
STAN WIEST MUSIC -Member Association of Bridal Consultants
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Planning your wedding can be stressful, time consuming and frustrating
That wonderful, exciting flush of being engaged – every time you use your left hand you can’t help but watch how the light sparkles off your ring. People you hardly know are always congratulating you. What a state of euphoria.

But —Oops! Reality starts to set in. There’s so much to do  so many appointments to make  so many choices to choose from. So many people telling you what to do.

Everyone you’ve known has advice to give usually in the form of You ARE going to__________, really it’s a must! Or Oh, don’t do that – my cousin did that and she said it was the worst mistake she ever made.

Then there are the well meaning strangers who would never tell you the soup you should try but they know the BEST FLORIST or the GREATEST CATERER etc. etc. etc.

Reality becomes a mounting migraine at night when you are trying to relax or sleep  Forget it! These are the most important steps
You should take to regain your equilibrium and save your sanity.

Talk to your fiance, at length!!!

1) Who does he or she want at your wedding?
a. Close family and a few friends (50-75 people)
b. A large gathering (150-200 people)
c. The Royal Wedding (300-500 and up)

2) Where would you like your ceremony to be?
a. Religious Location (church, synagogue, temple etc.)
b. Outdoor Location (remember the vagaries of weather)
c. Reception Location

3) Where would you like your reception to take place?
a. Country Club
b. Restaurant
c. Catering Establishment
d. Public Hall for hire (Elks, K of C)
e. Tent in backyard (remember weather)

STOP

Take a deep, deep breath  slowly inhale and smile. You just established the major playing field and established the rules of the game. You and your fiance own the team  what you want, what you say what you work out is The Wedding

Ask each other – what do you see when you close your eyes
(at my reception I see_______________________)

Many brides and grooms fall into the trap of creating too narrow a margin of musical types because this is their personal preference.

You may hate big band but there are at least 50 of your 150 guests that love it, or rock isn’t your thing but there are one hundred guests between the ages of 75 and 18 who want to rock the night away.

What is the answer  work out with your entertainment

1) A good mix so everyone will dance
2) On your reception card let your guests know you are featuring a jazz wedding  or a night of nostalgia with big band sounds or any specialty of your liking.

If you inform your guests of the music program for the night you will save yourself explaining all the reception why the Band or DJ hasn’t played salsa or polka or waltz.

AFTER ALL YOU WANT YOUR GUESTS TO TELL YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE WHAT A GREAT TIME THEY HAD AND WHAT A GREAT, GEORGOUS WEDDING THEY ATTENDED.

YOU REALLY DO WANT EVERYONE INCLUDING YOU TO HAVE A SPECTACULAR TIME.

Choosing the right music also includes the ambiance you want to establish at your ceremony and cocktail hour.

A harp or string duo, trio, quartet is most fitting for any ceremony at any location. You can add an opera singer to the ceremony for that extra zing.

Next on to your cocktail hour  this may be the perfect time to indulge yourself The Jazz Aficionado rather than at the reception. You can add jazz while the main course is served and enjoyed. Then after the main course Let The Dancing Begin.

Also during cocktails you may be thinking of an Island Theme with a Steel Drum Band and during dinner have the Caribbean Island Sounds played to carry on the theme of tropical paradise.

Your wedding is a team effort, you and your fiance are owner and manager  Speak to each other  first establish What You Both Want!

Then incorporate all the team players. Let them know the rules of the game and when there are those little glitches that life throws our way and they will be thrown let the right man or woman for the job take care of them for you.

1) Employ the Experts  they do know what they are doing.

2) Don’t exhaust yourself with seeing everything: out there.

3) Ask for recommendations from your caterer, music company etc.

4) Don’t listen to all the helpful strangers
(that’s why we call them strangers)

For additional ideas and helpful suggestions please visit
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STAN WIEST, member of the association of bridal consultants
Can make your wedding planning a wonderful experience

The most important aspect of the day is the two of you getting married.
The next most important aspect is the music.

From a string quartet for your ceremony to strolling mariachi or
Steel drums for your cocktail hour, to band or dj for your reception
STAN WIEST MUSIC is all the entertainment you need

We specialize in the one of a kind entertainment and cater to the bride and groom

Looking for the music to be a representation of their personalities.
Sophistication with pizazz – your personality is the cue
With 30 years of experience STAN WIEST  can provide the perfect

Entertainment for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception
And guide you with the specific music selections
Stan wiest featured interviews in bridal guide magazine,
Weddings magazine and new york magazine   – helping brides and groom

STAN WIEST MUSIC music is well known by all the major catering facilities
In the new york metropolitan area

Joan hamburg -WOR am radio personality in new york recommends STAN WIEST MUSIC

In her new book “CITY WEDDINGS”
JOAN HAMBURG says::

“with over 17 bands and orchestras working for him, STAN WIEST can get you the perfect music for your wedding, and, because he’s member of the association of bridal consultants, WIEST really understands the intricacies of wedding performances. The list of musicians he can get for you is enormous, since he handles everything from ballroom dance bands to steel drums, mariachi groups, bagpipers, bluegrass bands,classical groups, greek bouzouki music, sitars, german octoberfest, and even dj’s. Go to his website and take a look at the 112 music pages he has set up. He’s great to work with and an amazing wedding resource.”

WATCH STAN WIEST WEDDING PLANNING INTERVIEW  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM_2QBQebuU

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