Party Planner Tips for Planning Music – San Francisco

by Robbie Schlosser · 1 comment

Thanks in advance for reading this article. I appreciate your interest and hope you get a few good ideas. I'd love to hear what you liked. Please write me a little COMMENT below. Start a conversation. Tell me what you think, and I'll reply. Promise.

Party Planner Tips?  I’ve got lots of tips for wedding planners and party planners.  Especially tips about planning the music for their celebrations.

I’ve been entertaining at weddings and parties nearly every day since 1975, and as you might expect, I’ve seen my share of great parties and party planner tips!

Magnolia Jazz Band in Sausalito 2011Here we are in a serious moment at a wedding back in 2011.  Our music created a soft, romantic mood, helping everyone enjoy a memorable afternoon.  Thanks for your wonderful photo, Kurty.

In a minute, more about party planner tips for selecting music.  First a story.

Several years ago, when I first got active with Facebook, I accepted a challenge to post 25 interesting things about me.  The project took some time, and I’m glad I did it.

You might enjoy accepting this challenge, too.  Try it!

Some of those 25 turned out to be pretty interesting, then and now, and I’m glad that was the closest I ever came to wasting time with a Facebook game.

Several of those items lead into good tips for planning music at a wedding or a party.  Here’s one of them:  Back in February 2009, I wrote:

Silence. I think silence can be golden. The way “white space” on a page calls attention to the words or pictures, silence in music or a conversation provides focus and emphasis. I always hear musicians talk about knowing what sounds to leave out, striving to express grace, beauty, and meaning. The same is true for a wonderful conversation. You’ll know it when you hear it. Or don’t.

I was praising simplicity and focus.  In my experience, plans come together well if you first create a clear vision and then keep it uncluttered as you add details.  I believe this applies to planning anything, especially planning music at weddings and parties.

Seems to me, too often a wedding planner or party planner might get so enthusiastic about one or two details that they lose sight of the fundamental plan.

Here’s one of my best Party Planner Tips:  When you plan music for a party, begin with a clear, simple vision, and keep it in focus as you add details.  

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I liked the video. That was expert advice. You definitely have to have vision to make it happen. It will give you lots of confidence.

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