Having fun with the toast

Saturday, February 27, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:28 AM

Getting up in front of a huge crowd to give a toast at a wedding can be very nerve racking. One way to cool the nerves is to have a little fun when giving the toast. Last Saturday the Matron of Honor did a top 10 craziest moments with the bride. It was very funny yet classy at the same time. So my advice to those nervous about giving a toast is to relax yourself and the guests by having fun with it.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

One way to keep the kids busy...

Friday, February 26, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:51 AM

I always have a lot of respect for the Brides and Grooms that make an effort to show appreciation for the kids that attend there receptions. Last Saturday my Bride and Groom tossed out a huge basket full of candy and just let the kids go nuts. It was total mayhem for about 30 seconds. It's amazing how fast kids can clean off a floor when its candy they are picking up. If all toys were made of candy imagine how clean our kids rooms would be. Hey... I think I'm onto something.
New Toy Ideas to guarantee clean rooms:
Sweet tart legos
Tootsie Roll Linkin' Logs
Laffy Taffy skateboards
Jawbreaker Marbles

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

Ahhh... the guest book

Thursday, February 25, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:49 PM

One of the first things you see upon entering a reception is the guest book. It's important to have (whenever possible) the guest book at the reception before anyone arrives. Recently I DJed a reception in which everyone arrived at the same time. The guest book was placed right inside the entrance door. As the guests arrived there was a massive line of people waiting outside in the cold because of everyone waiting to sign the guest book. Whenever possible place the guest books in an area of the facility the gives you some extra space in case of a long line of people are waiting to sing in. I understand that you will want to catch the guests as soon as they walk in so they can sign but just be aware of the possible long line that can form.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

Massive Head Table

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:38 AM

Last Saturdays reception had quite the wedding party. This is a photo of the head table that almost filled the entire dance floor at the Millard Social Hall. As a DJ I absolutely love large wedding parties. Usually what happens is the bigger the wedding party the more fun people tend to have. This reception was no exception to that rule of thumb. The group of bridesmaids refused to leave the dance floor and they kept the night fun and exciting.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

How to satisfy the mid gig munchies...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 10:21 AM

For a few years the Chocolate Fountains were a popular item at Wedding Receptions. It seems there popularity has dwindled a bit lately. Putting a new twist on the fountain, my bride and groom last Saturday provided a “cheese fountain” for their guests. It was brought out later in the night and was served as a help yourself mid party snack. What a great idea… and the guests ate it up (no pun intended).

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

Not a dry eye in the house... Greetings from Germany

Monday, February 22, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 9:59 AM

One month before the Wedding the Brides brother was deployed to Germany. However, he was not far from the reception. As a surprise to the bride and groom her brother (dressed in fatigues)sent over a message that we played on a projection screen during the toast. The Bride was almost in shock as we watched her brother send his best wishes on her wedding day.
There was not a dry eye in the house last Saturday after the message was played and it got a standing ovation from the crowd. Sometimes as a DJ you get to see some amazing things. I really do love my job.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

Try to keep them off the mic...

Friday, February 19, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 1:19 PM

It sometimes can be very difficult as a wedding DJ to actually be a guest at a reception. Even though he was supposed to be a groomsmen one of the Bandstand Music DJ's Julius Boatwright managed to squeeze in some mic time during a reception I DJed. Julius almost made it to the end of the night without getting on the mic but just couldn't resist the opportunity to give the closing comments. You can tell by the untucked shirt that Julius had a fun night.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com
www.weddingreceptionsecretsrevealed.com

Table of DJ's and Friends

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 11:16 AM

If you read the last blog post you know that Curtis (one of the Bandstand DJ's) got married last Friday. Here is a picture of some of the Bandstand Music group during the reception. Lots of the Bandstand DJ's are pictured here. I so glad that instead of being the ones doing the entertaining that they got to enjoy the night off as guests. Once again I want to say congratulations to Curtis and his lovely new bride Cassandra. Thanks for letting us all be a part of your evening.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

One of our own...

Saturday, February 13, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:28 PM

On February 12th, 2010 our very own Curtis was married. Curtis has been one of my DJ's for a long time is really is one of the best. I will tell you that Curtis couldn't help but to work (even at his own reception). In this photo Curtis takes a moment to toast his lovely bride and the guests who attended. Speaking of working your own reception... Curtis also announced his wedding party at the beginning of the reception in an exciting Grand Entrance. Reception was held at Karen's Fireside in Papillion. What a fun night and Congratulations Curits and Cassandra.

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com

Nice Job Carnegie Grads 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010 , Posted by Bandstand Music Inc at 12:44 PM

Just wanted to say a quick thank you to my most recent class of Dale Carnegie Leadership Grads. What a fantastic group you were. Now go out there and live an intentional life. Enthusiastically yours, Steve

Steve Bergeron
www.bandstandmusic.com
www.bandstandmusic.blogspot.com