Biggest Advantages of Including Uplighting in Your Wedding DJ Package

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As any great wedding coordinator will tell you, the most memorable receptions are those that engage all five senses to maximum effect. From the moment your guests enter the reception hall, the music they hear, the food they taste, the flowers they smell, and the fabrics they touch flood their senses. But no sense is engaged more profoundly than their sense of sight. Along with the flowers and decorations, the main thing that visually sets the mood is the lighting. Whether it’s a sophisticated look or a more relaxed party atmosphere you’re going for, adding uplighting will be of great benefit to you and your reception. And thanks to a fast growing trend in event entertainment, there are a large number of talented wedding DJs who can provide uplighting as part of their complete DJ package. Here are a few of the biggest advantages you’ll receive if you include uplighting in your wedding DJ package.

Possibly the biggest advantage to adding uplighting to your DJ package is the overall savings in cost and energy you’ll enjoy. Not only will you benefit from saving big on the cost of hiring a separate person to take care of the programming and installation, since most DJs these days prefer to use modern LED lights, you’ll save on electricity too. On top of being cheaper and more environmentally friendly, LED’s do not pose a fire hazard like traditional incandescent lights making them a much safer choice.

Another great advantage of adding uplighting to your DJ package is the expertise and range of choices you’ll get from your DJ thanks to their many years of experience providing uplighting for wedding receptions like yours. Whether it’s one or two simple colors cast against the walls or lit from behind plants or other featured decorations commonly found at more formal receptions or multi-colored disco lights swirling and spotlighting across a dance floor or stage common to more club like atmospheres, there are LED lights available that can accommodate your wishes. Your DJ can program and control these lights remotely to adjust according to changes in activity or any other specifications you might request. Simply describe to your DJ the atmosphere you are going for and they’re sure to provide the best uplighting design to meet your needs.

To take advantage of these terrific benefits, consult a reputable agency that specializes in promoting wedding DJs in your area. Be sure the agency can provide you with a wide selection of highly reviewed DJs who offer uplighting in their packages at an affordable price. If the agency’s website appears on the first two pages of a Google search, you’ll know your on the right track.

Money Saving Tips: Hiring the Best DJ on a Budget

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When you’re planning an event with a strict budget, it’s easy to get discouraged into thinking you have to settle for less, especially when it comes to entertainment. But you don’t have to sacrifice great entertainment just because you’re working with limited funds. One of the simplest and best ways to still get great entertainment at an affordable price is to hire a professional DJ. Today’s disc jockey’s are not just there to play music, they can provide many services like uplighting, game hosting, slide show and video narration, giving toasts and introductions, delivering full presentations and providing photo booths for a more fun, interactive experience. No matter what kind of event you’re hosting, a professional disc jockey can create an entertainment package that fits both your needs and your budget. Here are some tips to help you hire the best:

Tip #1 – Know Your Event Inside and Out – Not only do you need to know the type of event you’re hosting, how formal it will be and what entertainment services you require, you’ll also need to factor in the size of the venue and how much of that space the DJ will have to work with, the number of electrical outlets that will be available to them, the lighting, the number of guests who will be attending and the basic demographics of your guests like what age group do most of them fall into, what language do the majority of them speak, etc. These may seem like trivial details, but they will help you find the perfect DJ and avoid incurring additional expenses on the day of the event for things previously unaccounted for.

Tip #2 – Consult Talent Agencies Online – While it’s certainly helpful to take recommendations from friends and colleagues who’ve hosted similar events, the only way to truly ensure you are getting a professional and not an amateur buddy of theirs who dabbles in deejaying is to hire through a reputable talent agency. A quick Google search will pull up an extensive list of agencies representing DJs in your area, but stick to the agencies on the first one or two pages where you’re sure to find the most reliable and experienced talent. The beauty part about searching for disc jockeys online is that you can review and compare their skill sets, performance history and prices without having to contact each and every one of them directly.

Tip #3 – Interview Prospects, Get Quotes and Negotiate – Choose at least three disc jockeys from your research and arrange to meet them face to face as you’re more likely to get a true sense of their character and reliability when you interview them in person. Ask for written quotes from each prospect and negotiate when necessary. Perhaps the DJ is willing to lower their price if you provide them with food and drinks or offer to reimburse them for their gas. Sometimes the more hours you need them, the more likely they’d be willing to lower their regular hourly rate. It’s worth your time to negotiate a little when you have multiple prospects.

No matter what agency you choose, rest assured, there is always great talent available to fit your budget and the further ahead you hire your DJ, the better prospects you’ll have and the better deal you’ll score.

Wedding Webmasters: Building a Website for Your Wedding

One of the most important tasks couples take on when coordinating their weddings is the creation of their wedding websites. On it they can feature their engagement photos, the story of how they first met, videos they’ve made together, links to all of the stores where they’re registered at, etc. The options are endless and the services are many. A quick Google search pulls up a wide variety of sites that allow users to customize a basic design to their liking and many of those sites, like mywedding.com or TheKnot.com offer their templates for free.

The trouble with these sites is the templates are limited in scope and don’t offer the uniqueness and functionality many couples are looking for. That’s why some sites, like eWedding.com or WedSimple.com will also allow you to pay for more customization options and even offer to host your site for an affordable monthly fee. Still, many couples complain that when they try to access certain portions of their website or attempt to log onto their wedding registries via the links provided, the pages won’t open or the links aren’t functioning properly.

Therefore, your safest and best bet is to go with the pros. No one beats a professional web designer when it comes to building the most visually attractive, informative, reliable and user-friendly websites. Professional web designers can save you a lot of time, be called upon on a daily basis to make up to the minute adjustments, and they’re easy to find thanks to agencies you can quickly research online.

Before hiring a professional, compile all of the photos and videos you will want to include on the site and any anecdotes you would like to share. Decide which stores you will need to link with in order for visitors to access your gift registries. Think of any themes or colors you’d like to incorporate into your design, if you want music playing in the background and if you would like any interactive elements like a page for your visitors to leave messages or post photos and videos, or even take fun multiple-choice quizzes to see how well they know you. You can also incorporate a mini crowdfunding page for friends and family to donate to your honeymoon fund. Once you’ve got a good idea of what you want, research a few agencies and interview a handful of their top web designers, getting quotes along the way. You won’t have to break the bank, because there are talented web designers in all price points and you’re sure to find one that can deliver everything you want at a rate you can afford.

Some couples are even choosing to Broadcast their Weddings across the internet.

Secrets to Customizing the Best, Most Affordable DJ Package for Any Event

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One of the biggest benefits of hiring a DJ for your event is the fact that you’re not just getting a person who knows how to spin a record or press play on an iPod, you’re getting a talented emcee with a vibrant, engaging personality who can encourage even the most reluctant to relax, dance and have fun. They can offer unique services that would have been considered unconventional less than a decade ago and they can help you customize a unique all-encompassing, entertainment package to meet your needs and fit your budget. Here are some secrets to assist you in customizing the best, most affordable DJ package for your next event:

First you should establish an event budget that delegates a fair percentage to entertainment. This amount may range anywhere from 15% to 35% depending on the nature and size of your event. Next, draw up a list of services you’ll require from your DJ. These services can include guest introductions, slide-show narration, game or contest hosting, running a karaoke machine, speaking in multiple languages, providing uplighting or photo booths, you name it. Prioritize your list just in case you are not able to find or afford all of the services you are looking for.

Now, take the amount of money you can afford and the list of services you require and head on over to your computer. First, you may find it helpful to research each of the individual services you require to see how much DJs normally charge for them and use those amounts to better negotiate a better package price. Next, search for reputable talent agencies who specialize in promoting event DJs near you. Keep in mind that the most reliable agencies will have been in business the longest and have professional looking websites that allow you to easily search for DJs by location, service and price point. Choose at least two DJs that you think might work within your budget and arrange to meet with them individually.

When you meet with each DJ, make sure to be upfront and honest about what you will need and what you can afford. If for financial reasons not every service on your wish list can be delivered, the DJ may offer you other solutions that provide just as much entertainment value at a price you can actually afford. Be open-minded, but stay firm on the requirements that are most important to you. If the disc jockeys you interview can’t provide your top priorities at an affordable price, head back to the agencies and search for one who will.

Rest assured, there are hundreds of talented DJs looking for gigs in your area, and they’d be delighted to help you customize the best entertainment package to meet your needs and fit your budget. Find a great one today by consulting reputable talent agencies in your neighborhood!

Ceremony Music Ideas & Tips

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With the summer wedding season underway, many brides and grooms are looking for ceremony music ideas.  Wedding ceremony music is a vital part of the wedding ceremony and can set the mood and tone of the whole ceremony.

Selecting music that means something to you and your spouse is a significant part of your wedding planning. One needs to put a little thought into planning to select the perfect music for wedding.  But if you know how your ceremony is going to proceed then it is usually fairly simple to choose and insert your favorite music selection.

Experienced, well-researched Mobile DJs will be able to tailor the music in real time to fit what is going on in your ceremony, which will help one part flow effortlessly into the next. So one should not be afraid to tell the DJ exactly what you want. Often this will help them out as well, narrowing down the types of songs and making sure to play the list of your favorites.

Here are some song ideas:

Ceremony Music

Music for wedding party entrance processional:

CANON IN D PACHELBEL
CHAPEL OF LOVE THE DIXIE CUPS
CLARE DELUNE DEBUSSY
JESU JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING BAROQUE
Music for bride’s entrance processional:

BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME CELINE DION
WEDDING MARCH PROCESSIONAL RICHARD WAGNER
WEDDING SONG PAUL STOOKEY
THE WEDDING SONG KENNY G.
Music for the kiss (optional):

I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD) JAMES BROWN
KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON LOUIS ARMSTRONG
TRUMPET TUNE AND AIR PURCELL
TRUMPET VOLUNTARY CLARKE AND PURSELL
Music for candle lighting:

WATER FOUNTAIN DAVID FOSTER
Music for exit as man and wife recessional:

ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF SHEEBA HANDEL
FROM THIS MOMENT SHANIA TWAIN & BRYAN WHITE
ODE TO JOY (EDIT) BEETHOVEN
TRUMPET TUNE AND AIR PURCELL
WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN THE CARPENTERS
WEDDING MARCH RECESSIONAL FELIX MENDELSSOHN
Reception Music

Music for wedding party grand entrance promenade:

AXEL F HAROLD FALTERMEYER
BEAUTIFUL DAY U2
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN EUROPE
JOCK JAM (LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE) E.S.P.N. PRESENTS VARIOUS ARTIST
THEME FROM MISSION IMPOSSIBLE ADAM CLAYTON & LARRY MULLEN
OLYMPIC FANFAIR JOHN WILLIAMS
PINK PANTHER THEME HENRY MANCINI
ROCK & ROLL PART 2 & 1 GARY GLITTER
SING SING SING LOUIS PRIMA (SWING KIDS SOUNDTRACK)
SOUL BOSA NOVA (AUSTIN POWERS) QUINCY JONES
THUNDERSTRUCK AC DC
WINTER GAMES DAVID FOSTER
Music for the first dance:

AFTER ALL CHER & PETER CETERA
ALL I ASK OF YOU MICHAEL CRAWFORD
ALL I ASK OF YOU BARBRA STREISAND
ALL MY LIFE LINDA RONSTADT & AARON NEVILLE
ALL MY LIFE K-CI & JOJO
ALL THE WAY CELINE DION & FRANK SINATRA
ALWAYS ATLANTIC STARR
ALWAYS AND FOREVER LUTHER VANDROSS
ALWAYS AND FOREVER HEATWAVE
AMAZED LONESTAR
AT LAST ETTA JAMES
BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES JOSHUA KADISON
BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME CELINE DION
BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD RASCAL FLATTS
BREATHE FAITH HILL
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT ELTON JOHN
CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY
COULD I HAVE THIS DANCE ANNE MURRAY
CRAZY LOVE VAN MORRISON
ENDLESS LOVE LUTHER VANDROSS AND MARIAH CAREY
ENDLESS LOVE DIANA ROSS AND LIONEL RICHIE
EVERYTHING I DO I DO IT FOR YOU BRYAN ADAMS
FAITHFULLY JOURNEY
FALLEN LAUREN WOOD
FOR YOU KENNY LATTIMORE
FROM THIS MOMENT SHANIA TWAIN & BRYAN WHITE
GIVE ME FOREVER ‘I DO’ JOHN TESH F/ JAMES INGRAM
GLORY OF LOVE PETER CETERA
GROW OLD WITH ME MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ROD STEWART
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY VAN MORRISON
HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOVED A WOMAN BRYAN ADAMS
HERE AND NOW LUTHER VANDROSS
I BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME WHITNEY HOUSTON
I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE EDWIN MCCAN
I COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE SARA EVANS
I CROSS MY HEART GEORGE STRAIT
I DO (CHERISH YOU) MARK WILLS
I DO (CHERISH YOU) 98 DEGREES
I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING AEROSMITH
I DON’T WANNA MISS A THING MARK CHESNUTT
I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE BARBRA STREISAND & BRYAN ADAMS
I KNEW I LOVED YOU SAVAGE GARDEN
I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU ART GARFUNKEL
I SWEAR ALL-4-ONE
I SWEAR JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY
I WILL ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON
I WILL BE HERE STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN
IN YOUR EYES PETER GABRIEL
IT HAD TO BE YOU HARRY CONNICK JR.
IT’S YOUR LOVE TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BILLY JOEL
THE KEEPER OF THE STARS TRACY BYRD
LOVE OF A LIFE TIME FIREHOUSE
LOVE OF MY LIFE JIM BRICKMAN AND MICHAEL W. SMITH
LOVE OF MY LIFE SAMMY KERSHAW & TERRY CLARK
MARRY ME NEIL DIAMOND
ME AND YOU KENNY CHESNEY
MY BEST FRIEND TIM MCGRAW
ONE IN A MILLION YOU LARRY GRAHAM
ONLY YOU (AND YOU ALONE) THE PLATTERS
OPEN ARMS JOURNEY
OVER THE RAINBOW / WONDERFUL WORLD ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
THE POWER OF LOVE CELINE DION
RIBBON IN THE SKY STEVIE WONDER
SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST VANESSA WILLIAMS
SHE’S GOT A WAY BILLY JOEL
SOMETHING THAT WE DO CLINT BLACK
SPEND MY LIFE WITH YOU ERIC BENET F/ TAMIA
SWEET LOVE ANITA BAKER
TAKE MY BREATH AWAY BERLIN
THIS I SWEAR NICK LACHEY
THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE (ICE CASTLES) MELISSA MANCHESTER
TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE GARTH BROOKS
TONIGHT I CELEBRATE MY LOVE ROBERTA FLACK & PEOBO BRYSON
TRUE COMPANION MARC COHN
TRUE LOVE WAYS BUDDY HOLLY
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY SAVAGE GARDEN
UNCHAINED MELODY (LATER VERSION) RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
UNFORGETTABLE NATALIE COLE & NAT KING COLE
UP WHERE WE BELONG JOE COCKER AND JENNIFER WARNES
VALENTINE JIM BRICKMAN & MARTINA MCBRIDE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT FRANK SINATRA
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT TONY BENNETT
WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN THE CARPENTERS
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN MICHAEL BOLTON
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN PERCY SLEDGE
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE NAT KING COLE
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE CELINE DION AND CLIVE GRIFFON
WHEN I SAID I DO CLINT BLACK
WHEN YOU KISS ME SHANIA TWAIN
WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION
WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL RONAN KEATING
A WHOLE NEW WORLD PEABO BRYSON / REGINA BELLE
WONDERFUL TONIGHT DAVID KERSH
WONDERFUL TONIGHT ERIC CLAPTON
WONDERFUL WORLD LOUIS ARMSTRONG
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD KENNY G. & LOUIS ARMSTRONG
YOU AND I EDDIE RABBITT & CRYSTAL GALE
YOU ARE MY LADY FREDDIE JACKSON
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL JOE COCKER
YOU HAD ME FROM HELLO KENNY CHESNEY
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME TONI BRAXTON
Music for father/daughter dance:

26 CENTS THE WILKINSONS
ALWAYS AND FOREVER HEATWAVE
BEAUTIFUL IN MY EYES JOSHUA KADISON
BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME CELINE DION
BUTTERFLY KISSES RAYBON BROTHERS
BUTTERFLY KISSES BOB CARLISLE
BUTTERFLY KISSES / DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL JEFF CARSON & KIPPI BRANNON
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT ELTON JOHN
CHANGES KELLY OSBOURNE W/ OZZIE OSBOURNE
CIRCLE OF LIFE ELTON JOHN
DADDY’S HANDS HOLLY DUNN
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL MILLS BROTHERS
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL KIPPI BRANNON
DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL AL MARTINO
DAUGHTER JOHN MCDERMOTT
FATHER’S LOVE BOB CARLISLE
GREATEST LOVE OF ALL WHITNEY HOUSTON
THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL GEORGE BENSON
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ROD STEWART
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY VAN MORRISON
HERO MARIAH CAREY
HOW DO YOU FALL IN LOVE ALABAMA
I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU STEVIE WONDER
I LOVED HER FIRST HEARTLAND
I WISH YOU LOVE NATALIE COLE
IF THERE HADN’T BEEN YOU BILLY DEAN
IN MY LIFE BETTE MIDLER
IN MY LIFE BEATLES
ISN’T SHE LOVELY STEVIE WONDER
IT’S YOUR SONG (STUDIO VERSION) GARTH BROOKS
LANDSLIDE FLEETWOOD MAC
LANDSLIDE DIXIE CHICKS
LULLABYE (GOODNIGHT MY ANGEL) BILLY JOEL
MEMORIES ELVIS PRESLEY
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS DEAN MARTIN
THE MEN IN MY LITTLE GIRLS LIFE MIKE DOUGLAS
MY GIRL THE TEMPTATIONS
MY LITTLE GIRL (A FATHER TO HIS DAUGHTER STEVE KIRWAN
MY SPECIAL ANGEL THE VOGUES
ONE MORE TIME (FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE) MIKKI VIERECK
OVER THE RAINBOW / WONDERFUL WORLD ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
SHE’S LEAVING HOME BEATLES
A SONG FOR MAMA BOYZ II MEN
A SONG FOR MY SON (MOTHER SON DANCE) MIKKI VIERECK
STAND BY ME BEN E. KING
SUNRISE SUNSET JOHN GARY
SUNRISE SUNSET ZERO MOSTEL & MARIA KARNILOVA
THANK HEAVEN FOR LITTLE GIRLS MAURICE CHEVALIER
THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR DIONNE WARWICK
THROUGH THE YEARS KENNY ROGERS
TIMES OF YOUR LIFE PAUL ANKA
TURN AROUND HARRY BELAFONTE
UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE
UNFORGETTABLE NATALIE COLE & NAT KING COLE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT FRANK SINATRA
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS GARRY MORRIS
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS BETTE MIDLER
YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL JOE COCKER
YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE STEVIE WONDER
YOU DECORATED MY LIFE KENNY ROGERS
YOU’RE MY HERO (A DAUGHTER TO HER FATHER TERESA JAMES
YOU’RE THE INSPIRATION CHICAGO
YOU’RE THE ONLY LITTLE GIRL STEVE & ANNIE CHAPMAN
Music for mother/son dance:

CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT ELTON JOHN
THE FIRST LADY IN MY LIFE PAUL TODD
A GIFT OF LOVE RANDY TRAVIS
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ROD STEWART
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY VAN MORRISON
HERO MARIAH CAREY
I AM YOUR CHILD BARRY MANILOW
I HOPE YOU DANCE LEE ANN WOMACK W/ SONS OF THE DESERT
I WISH YOU LOVE NATALIE COLE
IF THERE HADN’T BEEN YOU BILLY DEAN
IN YOUR EYES (SON TO HIS MOTHER) DAVID CHAMBERLIN
IT’S YOUR SONG (STUDIO VERSION) GARTH BROOKS
LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK PAUL SIMON
MEMORIES ELVIS PRESLEY
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS DEAN MARTIN
OVER THE RAINBOW / WONDERFUL WORLD ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
SIMPLE MAN LYNYRD SKYNYRD
A SONG FOR MAMA BOYZ II MEN
A SONG FOR MY SON (MOTHER SON DANCE) MIKKI VIERECK
STAND BY ME BEN E. KING
THROUGH THE YEARS KENNY ROGERS
TIMES OF YOUR LIFE PAUL ANKA
UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE
WONDERFUL WORLD LOUIS ARMSTRONG
YOU RAISE ME UP JOSH GROBAN
YOU’RE THE INSPIRATION CHICAGO
Music for friendship dance relative or friend:

BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME CELINE DION
BLESSED ELTON JOHN
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT ELTON JOHN
FRIENDS MICHAEL W. SMITH
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY VAN MORRISON
HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY ROD STEWART
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU DOLLY PARTON
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU WHITNEY HOUSTON
I WISH YOU LOVE NATALIE COLE
IN MY LIFE BEATLES
IN MY LIFE BETTE MIDLER
LEAN ON ME BILL WITHERS
LIVING YEARS MIKE & THE MECHANICS
MAY EACH DAY ANDY WILLIAMS
MAY YOU ALWAYS MCGUIRE SISTERS
MEMORIES ELVIS PRESLEY
MEMORY BARBRA STREISAND
OVER THE RAINBOW / WONDERFUL WORLD ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
SHOWER THE PEOPLE JAMES TAYLOR
STAND BY ME BEN E. KING
THANKS AGAIN RICKY SKAGGS
THROUGH THE YEARS KENNY ROGERS
TIMES OF YOUR LIFE PAUL ANKA
TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MIKKI VIERECK
TURN AROUND HARRY BELAFONTE
UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE
UNFORGETTABLE NATALIE COLE & NAT KING COLE
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT FRANK SINATRA
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT TONY BENNETT
WIND BENEATH MY WINGS BETTE MIDLER
WONDERFUL WORLD LOUIS ARMSTRONG
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND JAMES TAYLOR
YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME LYLE LOVETT & RANDY NEWMAN
Music for cake cutting:

AIN’T SHE SWEET BEATLES
THE BRIDE CUTS THE CAKE JOHN NORRIS
CINDERELLA ROCKEFELLA ESTHER & ABI OFARIM
CIRCLE OF LIFE ELTON JOHN
CUT THE CAKE A W B (AVERAGE WHITE BAND)
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE BRYAN ADAMS
EAT IT WEIRD AL
GROW OLD WITH YOU ADAM SANDLER
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT PAT BENATAR
HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU JAMES TAYLOR
HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU MARVIN GAYE
I GOT YOU BABE SONNY & CHER
I GOT YOU BABE UB40
ICE CREAM SARAH MCLACHLAN
IT HAD TO BE YOU HARRY CONNICK JR.
KNOCK ME A KISS LOUIS JORDAN & HIS TYMPANY FIVE
LOVE AND MARRIAGE FRANK SINATRA
MY SISTER ROSA 10,000 MANIACS
OUR HOUSE CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, & YOUNG
OVER THE RAINBOW / WONDERFUL WORLD ISRAEL KAMAKAWIWO’OLE
POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME DEF LEPPARD
RECIPE FOR LOVE HARRY CONNICK JR.
LOVE THEME FROM ST. ELMO’S FIRE DAVID FOSTER
SUGAR MAGNOLIA GRATEFUL DEAD
SUGAR SUGAR ARCHIES
SUGAR SUGAR WILSON PICKETT
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET THE DRIFTERS
THAT’S AMORE DEAN MARTIN
WHEN I’M 64 BEATLES
Music for last dance closing songs:

ADIOS, AUREVOIR, AUFWIEDERSEHN LAWRENCE WELK & HIS ORCHESTRA
AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH DIANA ROSS
THE BEST IS YET TO COME FRANK SINATRA
BUONA SERA LOUIS PRIMA
CLOSING TIME SEMISONIC
FLY ME TO THE MOON FRANK SINATRA
GOODNIGHT (IT’S TIME TO GO) SPANIELS
GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART DAVID KERSH
GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART, GOODNIGHT MCGUIRE SISTERS
HELLO GOODBYE BEATLES
I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU REMBRANDTS
I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) THE PROCLAIMERS
I’VE HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES
KOKOMO BEACH BOYS
THE LAST DANCE FRANK SINATRA
LAST DANCE DONNA SUMMER
LATE IN THE EVENING PAUL SIMON
MAY EACH DAY ANDY WILLIAMS
MAY YOU ALWAYS MCGUIRE SISTERS
NEW YORK, NEW YORK FRANK SINATRA
THE PARTIES OVER NAT KING COLE
SAVE THE BEST FOR LAST VANESSA WILLIAMS
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME MICHAEL BUBLE’
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME THE DRIFTERS
SEND ME ON MY WAY RUSTED ROOT
SWEET CAROLINE NEIL DIAMOND
TIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE) GREEN DAY

Is Uplighting Worth It?

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As it is known in the event entertainment industry, uplighting is lighting that adds visual enhancement and stunning effects to an event. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate function or any other kind of party you’re coordinating it’s worth looking into the many benefits you can get from uplighting.

Whether it’s simple, sophisticated lighting that shines up walls and columns or behind trees and other props to elegant effect, or fun, colorful lighting that lights up a dance floor or spot lights specific points within a room or on a stage, there is uplighting available that can greatly enhance the overall visual experience of your event.

Thanks to huge advancements in LED technology, more colorful options are available than ever. You can choose to have only one or two simple, unobtrusive colors that never change or change only slightly throughout the course of your event creating a more sophisticated look ideal for corporate and other formal functions. Or you can pick a wide variety of colors that can be programmed to mix and spin around your entire event space creating a club atmosphere for more informal parties and events.

Modern LED uplighting units are also much more discreet, compact, lighter and safer than they ever were before. They consume significantly less electricity than traditional incandescent lights. They are often wireless which means there is no need to hide unsightly power strips or worry about long chords creating obstacles that compromise the safety of your guests. Best of all, since they do not overheat, they are not a fire hazard.

Along with the significant savings recent advances in LED technology have afforded consumers, even bigger savings are available thanks to the increasing number of talented DJs offering uplighting as part of their complete DJ package. By purchasing uplighting as part of a complete Disc Jockey package, not only will you save on overall cost, but you’ll eliminate the extra headache of hiring a separate lighting engineer or trying to install the lights yourself.

The fact is with any event, the more senses you can engage, the more successful and memorable your event will be. Atmosphere is everything and considering all of the recent advances in LED technology and the increasing affordability of renting this technology, it’s no wonder more and more event coordinators are jumping on the trend. To get the best uplighting at the most affordable price, note the exact dimensions of your event space, decide whether you will need more simple, sophisticated lighting or colorful party lighting and consult a reputable disc jockey agency online to compare local DJs who specialize in the type of event you are hosting and incorporate uplighting into their entertainment packages.