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How do you plan??

Thursday, February 14, 2013 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:41 PM
Seems like the latest craze in wedding planning is Pinterest!! Social media has really taken off as the top way to catch up with friends and family, keep everyone updated on life changes and now...planning a WEDDING!! Recently my sister got engaged and one of the first things I did was post the exciting news on my Facebook status. It's so much quicker to let my friends know the news than to actually pick up the phone and call haha!! Something else I did...I got on my Pinterest account to see what she had pinned so that I could get some good ideas on what her vision for her wedding was. Pinterest is a great way to get some unique and DIY ideas for planning a wedding. So, my question to you is, have you used Pinterest to do any of your wedding planning? :)!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:59 AM
Check out Bandstand Music's latest video of James Middleton! To get James booked for your event, call Bandstand Music at 402-393-5414.!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Thursday, January 10, 2013 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:27 AM
Weddings, Wedding VenuesBandstand Music, Best Wedding DJs in Lincoln, Omaha, North Platte - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:59 AM
Coming up in January...The Wedding Planner Omaha LLC is starting a Wedding Workshop Series. Tickets are being sold at Bandstand Music for $19.99 so get your tickets for all 4 dates!! The first workshop is on January 12, 2013 at the Aspen Room on 98th and M St. featuring DIY Weddings and Catering 101. There will be guest presenter (s) giving out tips and lessons to brides on how to complete those popular DIY wedding projects. The Wedding Planner Omaha will also be there to give helpful suggestions/information on the "Don'ts" of replacing a professional wedding DJ or photographer with a family friend/uncle with an iPod that you're now depending on for your big day!! Also, learn of the many services Hap Abrahams Catering has to offer for onsite and offsite catering! Enjoy food samples of their hottest menu items!! Come and join us for the 2013 Wedding Workshop Series!! Call today:

Bandstand Music 402-393-5414
The Wedding Planner Omaha LLC  402-510-2241

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:14 PM
Sweet tooth anyone?? If you are looking for something different for your about a candy buffett? These new ideas have really taken off and are a BIG hit with the guests (especially the kids!!) at a reception. The idea is for your guests to be able to fill their own little treat bag with the candies they like the best!! I have seen these range from color themes to sweet treat sayings that refer to marriage and love. So if you have a sweet tooth, and want to try a little something different, then maybe a candy buffett is what you're looking for!!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Thursday, November 29, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:19 AM
Bandstand Music is gearing up for this years company parties! If you are looking for a little added addition to your company holiday party this year, give Bandstand Music in Omaha NE a call and book today!! We are offering a special deal...4 hours for $395.00! WOW!! Bandstand Music can MC your event along with playing music to get you on your feet. Call Bandstand Music in Omaha NE between December 1st 2012 and January 31st 2013 to get this amazing deal! We look forward to hearing from you!!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Father/Daughter Dance

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:03 PM
Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of DJ'ing a wedding for Katie and Tony and this was her father/daughter dance! Father/Daughter dances are so sweet!! This father danced with his daughter to "Brown Eyed Girl" and they boogied their way all over the dance floor at the DC Centre in Omaha Ne. . You could tell they were really enjoying the dance and having a great time. Bandstand Music DJ's and MC's would like to say congratulations to Katie and Tony on their wedding :)!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Omaha Wedding DJs - Bandstand Music

Thursday, November 1, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:41 AM

Are you planning a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, school dance, or company holiday party? What better way to add some fun and excitement than to get a professional dj to help emcee your event? Call Bandstand Music DJ's and MC's today at 402-393-5414 for a free information packet and quote!! You can also visit our website at to request a free information packet. Take a look at our video and stop in to see us!! We'd love to meet you!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:28 AM

Bandstand Music of Omaha Ne would like to thank Dawn Belik of CK Images Photography in Omaha Ne for setting up a new display in our office!! Come and check out our newest addition Dawn Belik. You can visit her website at . Dawn at CK Images Photography does amazing work! Call her today at 402-321-0890 to schedule an appointment. If you're looking for classy, beautiful images of your wedding, make sure you give her a call and check out her website. Stop in at Bandstand Music DJ's and MC's and grab CK Images Photography's card.!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Thursday, October 11, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:21 PM
Bandstand Music would like to thank Doug with Multi-Images Photography and Doug Gunder Photography  for setting up displays on the walls in our office. Love promoting you both. More to come...!/bandstandmusicdjs?fref=ts

Recap of the weekend...

Monday, October 8, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:44 AM

WOW!! Take a look at this amazing groom's cake! This was the grooms bull dog that had passed away a while ago. The bride took a picture of the beloved pet to the Cake Gallery and they replicated him into a cake! Bandstand Music had a successful weekend celebrating a few weddings, a birthday party and a school dance! Whew! What a great weekend! Give Bandstand Music in Omaha a call for your next event :)!/bandstandmusicdjs

Upcoming weekend 10/5/12

Friday, October 5, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:44 AM
Bandstand Music in Omaha Ne has a busy upcoming weekend! We'll be helping to celebrate some weddings and rocking out a school event. We've even got a birthday party to attend to! Bandstand Music loves helping our customers events run smoothly and successfully! Give Bandstand Music a call at 402-393-5414 for your next event. Company holiday parties are making a big comeback and we have a DJ or MC that can help add a little something extra to your next event! Have a great weekend!

Fun for all ages!!

Monday, October 1, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 4:25 PM
On Saturday night, Bandstand Music had the privledge of dj'ing a wedding at The Immaculate Conception Gym in Omaha NE. It was a small group, but we had a lot of fun! A simple, yet classy wedding reception was the celebration of a great couple who got married right across the parking lot at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The weather was perfect and the couple's family and friends joined them in celebrating their special day! This is a picture of the Jr. bridesmaid and the Jr. groomsman as they danced during the wedding party dance. Thank you to the bride and groom, Misti and Tim for letting Bandstand Music DJ's and MC's be a part of your wedding day!

Awesome Photo Booth Deal for July and August Weddings !!!

Friday, June 22, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:55 PM

Bandstand Music DJ’s & MC’s just added another fun Photo Booth to our inventory.   What does that mean to you?  It means that if you are still undecided about whether or not to get a Photo Booth for your reception I would like to offer you a fantastic deal.

Normally the photo booth is 850.00 for a 3 hour rental.  Extra hours can be added for $150.00 per hour. There is also an extra charge of $75.00 to include props and our on-location scrapbooking service is $150.00.  For a 5 hour rental you would be looking at a total of $1,375.00.

July 2012 PHOTO BOOTH SPECIAL – First come first serve!

Photo Booth Rental (5 hours):                        $850.00

(We have added 2 extra hours)                      FREE

Props:                                                              FREE

Scrapbook                                                       FREE


Total for everything:                  $850.00 (plus 7% tax)

Total saved:     $525.00

Check out our Photo Booth Video on YouTube by clicking on link below.

The Alligator

Thursday, January 19, 2012 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:04 PM

Hey... it's the alligator. You know I hardly ever see it anymore but occasionally at my events someone breaks out the Alligator. When they do it's always an absolute riot. I want to thank my good friend and photographer Doug Gunder for sending me this photo. Doug was the photographer for the reception and as always did a stellar job. Thanks Doug for capturing the Alligator and for helping to make the night run so smoothly.

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Steve Bergeron

World's largest Wedding Cake

Thursday, December 15, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:49 AM

Holy Wedding Cake batman! Last weekend I DJed a wedding reception up in Huron, South Dakota. As I walked into the reception I noticed this enormous wedding cake and couldn't believe my eyes. This has to be the biggest wedding cake I have ever seen. As I walked up to get a better view I realized the cake was simply a fancy wooden platform for the cupcakes. It's hard to see unless you're up close but those are actually cupcakes.

Bridal show at the DC Centre in Omaha, Nebraska

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:30 PM
I really enjoyed participating in the recent Bridal Show at the DC Centre in Omaha Nebraska. Thanks to all who came by the Bandstand Music DJ booth to talk about your wedding day.

Bridal Shows can be very overwhelming for Brides and Grooms. My advice is to use the time to get ideas and information. Gather as much info and talk to as many vendors as you can.

While at the event be sure to set aside the cards and info of the vendors you were impressed with. If you don't do this it may be hard to remember the specific vendor you liked.

After the show go through your information and start calling back your favorite vendors to ask more detailed questions.

Captain Morgan Grooms Cake... "Bottoms Up"

Monday, November 14, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:45 PM

Here is unique Captain Morgan grooms cake from one of the receptions we DJed here in Omaha, Nebraska. I am always on the lookout for these wonderful and inventive grooms cakes at the wedding receptions I DJ. I hope you enjoy looking at these grooms cakes as much as I enjoy posting them to the Bandstand Music blog.

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Steve Bergeron

Great Job Zack

Monday, November 7, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:18 AM

From the Bandstand Music Blog: Nice job to Bandstand Music DJ Zack Sutton for going the extra mile to make the Wedding Reception of Brittney & Ryan Vincent special. I appreciate Brittney & Ryan for taking the time to write us this note. Positive feedback is always great to receive. This reception was held at Erin Court here in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Steve Bergeron

Subaru Grooms Cake

Thursday, November 3, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:34 AM

As a Mobile Wedding DJ I am constantly on the lookout for unique things that I see at the receptions. Groom wedding cakes are often a source of just what I am looking for. My blog is loaded with some of these cakes I have seen over the years. I don't think I will ever get tired of seeing the creativity with wedding cakes.

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Steve Bergeron

New HyVee grand opening...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:36 PM

I am very excited to have taken part in providing all the sound for the newest HyVee grand opening on 180th and Pacific in Omaha. I am always impressed at the amount of pride HyVee has in their employees and the magical way they approach customer service. I want to thank HyVee for their business with Bandstand Music over the years and I congratulate them on another successful store opening. I shot this photo on Tuesday morning November 1st in front of the new store. I provided the sound system for Governor Heineman during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Bandstand Music DJ's & MC's for Wedding Receptions - 402-393-5414

Steve Bergeron

5 Generations

Friday, October 28, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:40 PM

This photo was taken at a reception that Bandstand Music provided service for. Bandstand Music DJ Amy Cornic provided the entertainment for this event held at the Fontenelle Nature Center in Omaha Nebraska. The photo shows 5 generations starting with the youngest going all the way through to great great grandpa. Amazing.

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Steve Bergeron

Wow... Very nice setting!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:48 PM

Bandstand Music DJ Service just DJed a Wedding Reception at the Omaha Country Club. The couple had their reception outside the club in a huge tent. It was beautifully decorated and plenty of dance floor space. Two words... awe some.

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Steve Bergeron

Peacock Wedding Cake

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 3:35 PM

Bandstand Music DJ Service is always on the lookout for interesting wedding cakes while out DJing events. This photo was taken during an event at the Omaha Country Club.

Ultimate Grooms Cake

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:06 AM
If you are a Seinfeld fan you will love this grooms cake. I DJed a reception a few weeks back and the groom decided to make his grooms cake into a Seinfeld tribute. Complete with puffy shirt, junior mints and more. As a big fan of the show myself I couldn't help but to think that this is the coolest grooms cake I've seen. video

Unique Piano style Grooms Cake

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:08 AM

One of the recent receptions that I DJed featured a talented groom. Turns out he was a piano player... and a darn good one at that. Anyway this was the unique grooms cake. Very fun and a great reception.

Name the Omaha Venue?

Monday, June 27, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 4:34 PM

Hello Omaha friends... Just DJed and awesome reception at one of my favorite places. I snapped this photo about an hour before guests arrived. Love this facility because there is plenty of room and there always seems to be a place for everything. Can you name the venue?

Steve Bergeron

Great Wedding Couple

Monday, June 20, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:48 PM

Bandstand Music would like to congratulate Jeanna & Jeff on their marriage. I also want to thank them for taking the time to send us these images along with a nice thank you letter. We appreciate the feedback and with Jeanna & Jeff the very best as husband and wife.

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:59 PM

Hello Omaha friends... Here is another exciting edition of "Name the Venue". This was a cool reception. Bride and Groom got married on the stage and immediately after I had about 10 minutes to get my DJ system set up on the stage to begin the background music for the cocktails and dinner. Great night with great people. Can you name the venue?

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue?

Friday, March 25, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:26 PM

Bandstand Music just DJed another enchanting Omaha Wedding and Reception last Sunday. This location is perfect for both the ceremony and reception. The outdoor courtyard (pictured) also has a built in speaker system for ceremony music. Can you name this historic Omaha venue?

Steve Bergeron

Kool Respond Card Idea

Monday, March 14, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:57 PM

One of the wedding receptions that we DJed last weekend brought us a stack of their response cards a few days before hand. I wasn't sure why the Bride and Groom would want to bring their reception response cards to us (a DJ service) but I soon figured it out.

On the cards not only could the guests respond but they could also write down a song request that they would like to hear during the reception. I thought this was a great way to make the guests feel involved and feel included in the party.

Good stuff...

Steve Bergeron

A sad day...

Thursday, March 3, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:11 AM

I was shocked and saddened by the passing of Glenda Epperson on Monday of this week.

About ten years ago I met Glenda Epperson. She was a driven and a no holds barred woman with an incredible ambition. That ambition was to see that Omaha and Council Bluffs had the best Bridal Show that our area had to offer.
Ten years ago after my eager encouragement Glenda joined the Omaha Party Mix group. We were a group of wedding and party vendors that dedicated our resources to making memorable events for our clients. Glenda eagerly joined and had one of the grandest booths in our Bridal Show. It was held at the Scoular Building that winter in Omaha. Her booth was spectacular. It was clear that we had gained a valuable member in our organization.
Upon tear down after the show I found myself alone with Glenda in the cargo elevator as we loaded out. There were hundreds of pieces of chewed gum that had been stuck to the wall of the elevator and I commented to Glenda about how gross the wads of chewed stuck on gum was. In the blink of an eye Glenda snatched one of the chewed pieces of gum off the dirty elevator wall and stuck it in her mouth and started to chew. I was not only grossed out but I was dumbfounded and curious at the same time. I'll never forget what Glenda said to me as she chewed the unknown wad of used gum. She said, "life is about taking chances... you never know what flavor lies underneath the surface".
It was that spirit and attitude that made Glenda the wedding icon that she was in Omaha Nebraska.
She quickly went on a mission to create the biggest and best Bridal Show Omaha had ever seen. For the last 5 years I have been honored to share the stage with Glenda and her beautiful daughter Karissa during these grand shows. Glenda's Bridal Shows not only brought in thousands of people every year but the shows entertained, gave more than expected, and left Brides wanting more.
Her spirit will always be a part of me.
Glenda then took the bull by the horns and was the founding member of Omaha Chapter of the Midwest Bridal Association. Members enjoyed the benefits of discounted booth prices at her show and a wealth of knowledge she provided to be the best we could be.

I will miss Glenda and will always cherish our friendship. Glenda... may you enjoy Gods peace.

Regency Lodge Bridal Show

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:37 AM

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout at last Sunday's Bridal Show at the Regency Lodge Hotel. I want to thank all the Brides and Grooms that visited the Bandstand Music booth. We are proud to be on the Regency Lodge preferred vendor list for weddings and parties. In this photo Bandstand Music DJ Jared Kuller helped work the booth. Jared is an outstanding DJ and he always represents Bandstand Music in the best way.

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue - Video Edition

Monday, January 17, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:08 PM
For those from the Omaha / Council Bluffs area I want you to know that I appreciate you humoring me with my "Name the Venue" posts. I realize for the people not from the area it is hardly worth playing. And... for those out of towners just know that as exciting as this game is that the prizes leave a lot to be desired. In fact, today's winner will receive a partially used 2" pleatherized lens cap.
Anyway here is the first video edition of "Name the Venue" and Good Luck! video

Steve Bergeron

HyVee Rocks... it's that simple!

Saturday, January 15, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:15 AM

I have the honor as a Dale Carnegie Leadership instructor to train a lot of managers in the art of confidence, people skills, and communication. HyVee has put tons of their managers through my training and I can't thank them enough. As a result I have built a lot of strong relationships with HyVee and am honored to DJ for their holiday events. Last Saturday the Fremont HyVee had their party at the 30 Bowl (in Fremont). I was asked to be the MC and crowd motivator for the event and let me tell you that I had a blast. From 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. HyVee had the run of the place and the party never slowed down.
Of all the company parties that I DJ I must say that HyVee is one of the most generous when it comes to prize giveaways and employee appreciation.
While at the event a few daring ladies took me up on making them crazy balloon hats (pictured). A big thanks to Brenda M. for bringing me in.

Steve Bergeron

Go Red Sox... Another cool Baseball Grooms cake

Friday, January 14, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:23 AM

I just had to take another picture of a baseball grooms cake. This was from my 12/30/10 reception. I think this year that we (Bandstand Music)will be holding a most creative Grooms cake contest. Lot's of good cakes from last year and I'm looking forward to seeing what me and my staff of DJ's run across in 2011.

Steve Bergeron

What did your parents want???

Thursday, January 13, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:31 AM

At last weekends wedding I DJed I snapped this photo. It soooo reminded me of when my sister got married. With every wedding reception there may be a few demands from the parents of the Bride and Groom. When my sister got married my parents pretty much stayed out of the way with one exception. My dad insisted that at the reception there would be a guy at the end of the buffet line cutting the meat. In my dads mind having a guy cutting the meat was a true sign of class. To him it made the reception dinner seem official. So every wedding reception I DJ that has a guy cutting the meat I always think of my dad. Did your parents have any requests at your wedding?

Steve Bergeron

Don't Mess it Up... Please!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:51 AM

One of the most important times during the Wedding Reception is the "Bride and Groom Dance". As a DJ you want this moment to go flawless. All ears are on your announcement and all eyes are on the bride and groom. And no matter how many receptions I've done when that important moment hits the thoughts still creep in....please music don't lock up, please cd don't skip, please don't be the wrong song, please get the names right. Of course things always go just fine but the thoughts still haunt every time. Maybe it's those thoughts that keep me sharp. I guess the day those thoughts go away I should probably hang up my mic.

Steve Bergeron

Job of a Groomsman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:12 AM

When I DJ weddings I love having a some fun bantering with the wedding party. Bridesmaids are great because they will usually dance all night which helps to keep the party going. Groomsman on the other hand seem to have a different agendas. For instance it is very common to see a circle of bridesmaids on the dance floor having fun. However... you'd never see a circle of groomsman dancing around in a circle together.
So what's a groomsman to do? Often times the only choice is to take their groomsman gift (in this case it was a glass in the shape of a boot) fill it with beer and let the chips fall where they may. In this photo taken last week this kind groomsman took the bull by the horns, filled his boot and posed for this photo for me. We had a kickin' night.

Steve Bergeron

Bridal Show - In the NICK OF TIME

Monday, January 10, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:36 AM

To say we packed in the Brides Sunday at the Bridal Showcase event at the MAC this weekend (Jan. 9th) would be an understatement. I would like to thank all the brides & grooms who came out. The weather outside was cold and snowy in the morning but not enough to really deter anyone from coming to the show. However, once the afternoon hit the snow picked up and things started to deteriorate quickly. By the time I was driving home from the show I was hearing schools were being canceled the next day. It was getting pretty messy out. So... bottom line is that had the weather struck 12 hours earlier I'm sure we may have had a much smaller turnout. I would like to personally thank the weather for delaying until the afternoon to allow for that window of opportunity for the folks to come out to a fantastic Bridal Show.

In this photo you can see the isle was packed. This is a photo I took of just 1 of 6 isles. All the isles at the time were as full as this one. WOW! Great turn-out...

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue?

Sunday, January 9, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:55 AM

I was hit with a bit of nostalgia on Friday night. I DJed at a venue that I had not been at in 10 years. This event was a company party for the Best Western/Hampton Inn employees and was an absolute blast.
I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people who attended the party and danced their you-know-whats off.
As part of the evenings entertainment they had some folks from a corporate planning event company do a mock "Let's make a Deal" game show and it was a huge hit.
Can you name this venue?

Steve Bergeron

I literally tore up the dance floor....

Saturday, January 8, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:48 AM

When people ask Mobile DJ's how a particular event went you may hear a DJ say one of the following phrases:

1. I tore the place apart
2. I burned the house down
3. I raised the roof off the joint
4. I had em' tearin' up the dance floor

I must admit that as a mobile DJ I have been guilty of spouting off these very same comments to curious folk. Well FINALLY (after 22 years in the DJ biz) I can finally say that "I had em' tearin' up the dance floor" and mean it literally. Okay it's true that this dance floor may have been severely lacking in quality but I'll take what I can get...

Person: "Hey Steve... how did your gig go?"
Me: "They tore up the dance floor"


Steve Bergeron

The Cake Smash

Friday, January 7, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:20 PM

In this photo awesome couple Lacey and James (my Dec 30th bride and groom)pose after the cake cutting.

I have talked with so many people over the years about the bride and groom smashing cake in each others face during the cake cutting. It really is a 50/50 response. Either people say it's fun and okay to do and others think it's not a good idea.
There have only been a few occasions when I have seen this get completely out of control. Usually when the cake smearing is done is in a very spontaneous way and rarely gets out of hand.
I say go with the moment and do whatever feels right but Grooms beware of the beautiful bride and the potential for messing up her make-up. I'm just sayin'

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue? I love grand entrances

Thursday, January 6, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:49 AM

When a bride, groom, and their entire wedding party arrive and are announced at the reception we call this the Grand Entrance. It is a fun and exciting way to get the crowd engaged and to start the reception off with a splash. The challenge for us DJ's is to corral the wedding party together as they arrive at the venue. It's not always easy to do and can be chaotic. On warm days I meet and get the wedding party lined up for the entrance while we are outside. On cold days however you've got to get the wedding party inside as quick as possible and line them up.
Venues that have lobbies are perfect for cold nights when you want to get the wedding party inside without all of the guests seeing them. It gives me the chance to line them up in a warm room before being announced as they enter the ballroom. On New Years Eve I was at the venue pictured. This is a photo of the lobby which worked perfect for getting everyone lined up for the grand entrance. CAN YOU NAME THIS OMAHA VENUE?

I am about to finish an article for with some helpful tips when it comes to pulling off a successful grand entrance. Stay tuned...

Steve Bergeron

Full Dance floors are awesome...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:00 AM

Any mobile DJ will tell you that an empty dance floor is a horrible feeling. It's like the crowd is just looking at you and you can at time feel helpless. Thoughts of "what's wrong with these people" enter our heads. My goal as a DJ is to make sure that every dance starts with a bang.
The best way to start the dancing at a reception is to invite all the married couples to the floor. It's a great way to celebrate the marriage of the new bride and groom and to remind the other married couples of how great marriage can be.
I've been starting all my dances like this for the last 15 years and it never fails to fill the dance floor for the first dance of the reception.
Last weekend I did three back to back weddings. I was at the Club Convention Center in Papillion on 12/30/10, Indian Creek on 12/31/10, and the German American on 1/1/11. These two photos from the first song of the evening at two of those events.

Steve Bergeron

Name the Venue?

Monday, January 3, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:19 PM

Back in 1987 I DJed my first wedding reception at this venue. I was there again last Saturday night 1/1/11. I was set up in the balcony that overlooks the entire room. I absolutely love DJing here and every event I've done at this venue always seems to go well. This venue is located in Omaha. Can you name it?

Steve Bergeron

Bride and Groom Sing

Sunday, January 2, 2011 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:41 PM

First off let me just say that the three back to back weddings I did over the New Year Holiday were amazing. Great Brides and Grooms and lots of great pictures for this blog still to come.
My Bride and Groom for my 1/1/11 reception were fantastic. Johann and Jessica were hands down the most enthusiastic couple I have ever worked for. Not only was the dance a hit but they also had me provide karaoke which was a huge hit as well. This photo shows the Johann and Jessica singing a duet of "Stand by me". The guests ate it up and I must admit that I did as well. What a fun night!

Steve Bergeron

Table Magic - It's more for me

Monday, December 6, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:55 AM

Mobile Wedding DJ's are usually the people who release tables to go through the buffet line at wedding receptions. Years ago I discovered that a great way to make this task more enjoyable for me was to perform close-up magic as I released those tables. What's funny is that a lot of my clients now request this as part of the reason they hire me.
This table magic thing is a great way to give the bride and groom something different and it always breaks the ice for a lot of people during the dinners. In addition it's just one more reason for the guests to remember how much fun they had at the reception. Ultimately (as any magician would tell you) I do this because I LOVE to watch the reactions people have to magic. That look of astonishment on a guests face is priceless for me. I guess I'm greedy in that way.

Steve Bergeron

Cupcake trend is getting huge...

Friday, December 3, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:40 PM

In lieu of the traditional multi-layered wedding cake more and more couples are looking at an exciting alternative. On back-to-back receptions that I DJed in November the traditional wedding cake was replaced with colorful assortments of cupcakes. Its a nice change of pace and offers variety to the guests. I have not investigated the cost so I don't know if it's cheaper, the same or more expensive than regular wedding cake. The nice thing is that the trend doesn't have to take away any business from wedding cake makers because cupcakes is more than likely already part of their business.

Steve Bergeron

Feedback is so valuable... thanks!

Thursday, November 11, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 2:06 PM

I just love getting feedback from the Bandstand Music customers. To think that someone took the time to hand write a note and send it to us means so much not just to me as an owner but to the employee that it is written about as well.

My challenge to everyone out there who reads this blog post is to take the time to drop a note to any business when the service goes above and beyond. You will feel great giving that sincere appreciation and for the businesses it is a great reminder of how important our customers are. Not only that… we can also use your comments to inspire new clients who may be on the fence about whether or not to use our services.

So for all of those that have taken the time to write I thank you a millions times over. To see some of the nice things people have written you can visit the Bandstand Music Facebook fan page at:!/bandstandmusicdjs

Steve Bergeron