July 2014

July 22, 2014

Most people think a wedding should be a romantic, emotional ceremony, while the reception should be a grand celebration and party to remember. One thing that will make or break your party will be the music, and whether or not people hit the dance floor. All too often, what people remember about the wedding reception is a bad band or DJ.

Plan Early

There are several reasons why you should not leave the wedding music planning toward the end. The band or DJ must be booked in advance to ensure they are available for your big day. You must also consider what your budget, and the venue, can handle.


Disco or Dance Hall

You will need to decide whether you want a DJ, or a live band, and the type of music you want. Although a DJ is a common choice, it does not have to be yours. A live band has a lot to offer, and there are a wide variety of styles.


If a live band is too expensive, you may find a DJ who will play anything ranging from big band to modern music. Your wedding, your style, your choice; just remember, the goal is to get your guests up and dancing if they don’t enjoy the music, they are not going to boogie.


Budget to Boogie

Often when people are considering their wedding budget, they forget about the music. Once you have decided what type of music you want, it is now time to look at cost. You can check our directory for Arizona bands and DJs. Be sure you arrange to hear the band or DJ before you book and settle on a price.


You can find great Arizona wedding bands on our exhibitor directory or at our next expo.

July 8, 2014

We all love watching the fireworks displays on the 4th of July, but that shouldn’t be the only time the sky gets lit up. Fireworks are a great addition to any Arizona wedding.

Many couples love the look of having their guests wave sparklers as they depart. This is a safe and beautiful alternative to confetti or rice, which your venue might not allow.

However, for a real statement, there’s nothing like a big display. Having a professional fireworks display is something that can add a real wow factor to your reception. It can also provide a beautiful backdrop for any special moment, whether it’s the first dance or cutting the cake.

If you’re looking for fireworks for your Arizona wedding, Red Hot Fireworks provide a bang to weddings valleywide. You can get in touch with them through our exhibitor directory. You can also find many other great Arizona wedding vendors there, or meet them at our next bridal expo.

Photo: Flickr/Jim Wall