Monday, September 28, 2009

Music / Entertainment

Hiring a great DJ or band on your wedding day will be one of the best investments you’ll make. A DJ can also act as MC, cueing all the important moments and keeping the energy going throughout the evening.  The average price for a quality DJ can range anywhere from $800-$1500. It is extremely important to ensure that the DJ you choose will suit your style and needs, be sure to meet them in person before you book and go over your specific song list. A great DJ should be able to satisfy a wide variety of musical tastes! And remember to check your DJ’s “back-up guarantee”, should your DJ come down with a case of the “Fridays” and become unavailable to provide service for your wedding, you need a written-in-stone promise that you will be taken care of, with another DJ of equal or better expertise.

Image from Style Me Pretty

Image from Style Me Pretty

Image from Style Me Pretty

Image from Style Me Pretty


Image from Style Me Pretty


A live band is also an amazing way to add charm to your wedding, especially if you are going with a particular theme (ie. Old Hollywood Glamour, 20’s Romance, etc.). The average price of a band is about $3000 but could go up to $15,000 or more (depending on their experience, how many pieces they are, etc.). If you are searching for a band who specifically performs at weddings, be sure to ask for a demo or go see them at a live bar / club (NEVER go to someone else’s wedding to see a band!).

Image from Style Me Pretty

Image from Style Me Pretty
 
Image from Style Me Pretty


As with every aspect of your wedding, the most important thing is to find a DJ or band that you are truly comfortable with and you feel will represent you well on your wedding day!
Team DEva

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pretty Flowers!

Flowers are an essential part of your wedding day. Lush, beautiful, fragrant blooms will add warmth, charm and character to your day. From the coolness of hydrangeas to the sleek, modern look of calla lilies, the classic fragrant rose or the sweetness and romance of spring peonies (one of my favourites!), the options are endless, and you are sure to find the perfect match for your day.




Now, it would be great to grow your own flowers for your wedding, but let’s face it, unless your name rhymes with “Martha Stewart” chances are you don’t have the time or the inhuman gardening expertise to guarantee a flock of bouquets by the big day, so it is best to leave the growing to the experts. However, if you are working with a tight budget, you might want to enlist friends and family to help you with some of the arranging (depending on their flower-skills, of course).

Ideally, you should book your florist at least 3 months in advance, (the more time, the better). Make sure you do your research, and find someone you are comfortable with, ask to see samples of their work, and references. And remember, you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money to have this element in your special day. There are flowers out there to suit every taste and budget!


 
Next time: MUSIC / ENTERTAINMENT

Wishing you a lovely day,
Team DEva
*All images from http://www.theknot.com/
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