Wedding Entertainment - selecting a quality DJ

Written by Todd Mumford staff writer

Wedding Entertainment – selecting a Quality DJ By Todd Mumford

Months in advance of your wedding ceremony, comes hours and hours of planning – how many people to invite, what food items to provide, drinks, wedding flowers, and more. Finding a good, dependable DJ is usually notrepparttar first thing on your mind. Howeverrepparttar 122053 entertainment for you party needs to be one ofrepparttar 122054 most important things you plan for, for many reasons. Some suggestions we have in terms of finding good dependable music entertainment are:

1. Plan to meetrepparttar 122055 DJ in advance.

If your disc jockey turns out to be late, unprofessional, or comes unequipped for your meeting, you’ll have time to search for another. Finding a DJ who looks motivated to help make your ceremony and reception a huge success can do wonders for stress levels for both bride and groom.

2. Inquire about music tracks

This sounds simple, but ensure thatrepparttar 122056 DJ has a wide range of songs to play forrepparttar 122057 celebration – everything from oldies to waltzes forrepparttar 122058 bride and groom, and additionally, some up-tempo, newer type music. Good DJ’s can senserepparttar 122059 mood ofrepparttar 122060 crowd at your event and ‘elevate’repparttar 122061 mood whenrepparttar 122062 guests feel like dancing and ‘tone it down’ when people feel a need to relax. In addition, a professional DJ knows what to play in terms of requests, what will come across well and also, what type of music that wouldn’t be appreciated .

3. Get it in writing

As in any business transaction, a legal contract is mandatory. Ensure that you have in writing what will be provided and for how long. Be sure to include actual playing times, equipment that will be provided, number of breaks and attire. Also, it’s usually a good idea to have an overrun clause stipulated, just in caserepparttar 122063 wedding goes on longer than planned. If this happens,repparttar 122064 overrun clause should addressrepparttar 122065 extra pay forrepparttar 122066 additional entertainment.

Do You Hear Wedding Bells?

Written by Tanya Blok

So you've been in that perfect relationship for some time now. You've been dropping hints aboutrepparttar future and he is receiving you loud and clear. It's time to do a little "window shopping." After all, you don't want to leave one ofrepparttar 122052 most important decisions in your life entirely up to him, do you? He WILL lose sleep over finding that perfect engagement ring, even though he will not admit it. So why not help him out a little, give him some guidance and direction.

There are so many choices when it comes to shopping for engagement rings and you and he will hear a lot of advice from a lot of "helpful" people. His "Uncle Charlie" will know a guy who knows a guy. Your sister will tell you that you have to get your ring where she got hers. Your co-worker will tell you about this really cool website. And on and on, there will be advice around every corner.

Let's go through some ofrepparttar 122053 available options and identifyrepparttar 122054 pros and cons of each. This should help you both figure out whatrepparttar 122055 best option is for you.

Your Local Jewelry Store: Definintely a great place to start. A jewelry store will have a small selection of pre-set engagement rings for you to see in person, and try on. If you run into a helpful sales associate that is willing to spend some time with you and explain all ofrepparttar 122056 nuances of buying diamonds, it will be well worth your time.

PROS Seeingrepparttar 122057 diamond in person. Nothing beatsrepparttar 122058 feeling of seeing diamonds sparkle on your finger!

Talking to a knowlegable human being and getting answers to questions face to face.

CONS Limited selection. Most local jewelry stores do not haverepparttar 122059 financial resources to carry a large inventory of diamonds. However, many stores do work with suppliers who are able to send them goods on memorandum (like consignment) if they have a customer who is looking for a particular diamond.

Price. You will pay more at a jeweler, period. Sure you can try and negotiate and feel like you got a better price, but a jeweler will not sell you that diamond for less than a substantial profit. Most jewelers need to make a "keystone" markup on every item, which is double what they paid for that diamond. This markup coversrepparttar 122060 high overhead costs of running a store including insurance, rent and sales commissions.

Antique Shops: If you are looking for a ring that is truly unique, this isrepparttar 122061 place for you. You'll need to do some leg work and visit many different stores to see what's available, but it could be worth it inrepparttar 122062 long run.

PROS Most likely to find a one of a kind ring. If you haverepparttar 122063 need to be an original, stick to your search and you will find that proverbial "diamond inrepparttar 122064 rough."

CONS Unless you get lucky, expect a long search. You may only find a handful, if any rings inrepparttar 122065 shops you visit.

Most rings will not have any type of certification or appraisal. Unless you know a great deal about diamond grading, it is possible to get taken advatage of very easily.

The Internet The Holy Grail andrepparttar 122066 Bottomless Pit of information, all wrapped in one. By far, you will findrepparttar 122067 largest selection of diamonds and engagement rings here, but that can be quite overwhelming. Start withrepparttar 122068 basics and work your way through this checklist.

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