Professional Advice for Planning Wedding Music and Party Music

by Robbie Schlosser

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Robbie Schlosser in San Jose, 2013Professional advice helps you make wise decisions.  It’s the voice of experience from people who’ve “been there, done that”.

Here I am in the midst of tons of professional advice about planning special celebrations.  In front, about a third of the way over from the left.  Thanks for the wonderful photos, Chyna, of Chyna Darner Photography.

This is last month’s Annual Gala for Silicon Valley NACE.  We’re a society of caterers, wedding coordinators, and special event professionals.  I’ve been an active member since 1993, and we meet monthly to network, learn, and share our professional advice.

Helps us all work together more smoothly, more effectively.  Also helps us give a variety of professional advice to our own clients.  Win-win-win.

In NACE, I help my colleagues understand more about including music in their festivities.  At the same time, they help me understand more about including catering, coordinating, photography, lighting, florals, and all the rest.

Here’s where I’m going with this.  Getting professional advice helps you plan music for your next celebration.  Actually, professional advice helps you make ANY decision.  Right?

Of course it’s easy to become overwhelmed by professional advice.  So much is available!  There’s no end to it, and we’ll never find a way to follow it all.

So here’s a tip to help you select your wedding music or party music.  My own professional advice about how to use professional advice.  Three tips, actually:

  • First, be logical and gather as much good advice as you can handle. Ask friends, colleagues, and every event professional you’ll work with.  Each of them — not just your musicians, DJ, or coordinator.  Then give it a rest.  Enough is enough.
  • Next, realize that whenever you eventually decide, you’ll be making an emotional choice (“whatever feels right”), not a logical choice.  Go with your heart.
  • Finally, realize that afterward you’ll want to get logical again, to convince yourself you made a wise decision, after all.  This is what people normally do.

By the way, I recently wrote a guest post about selecting wedding music  — read it here.  It appears in a wonderful new blog about San Francisco Bay Area weddings.  Called “The Lovely Bay”, it presents lots of professional advice and inspiration from many seasoned wedding professionals.  If you’re planning a wedding or a party in the San Francisco Bay Area, I recommend you look it over.


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