Wedding season is around the corner in Boise! We are so excited about the wonderful weddings coming up! As you are preparing for your wedding have you thought much about your first dance? This is such a special and sometimes UNNERVING dance for the two of you to share. Here are some tips for your first dance:
HAVE FUN! Don't be nervous- just have fun! Most of your guests don't know "how to dance" and aren't going to be watching your feet (even if you step on each others'!) Just smile, relax and enjoy!
SMILE! Honestly, your guests are going to be enamored by how much you love each other - and it will show during your first dance. Just smile, look into each others' eyes and let the world revolve around the two of you.
TAKE LESSONS - Feeling extra nervous? Take a few lessons. We have a couple on our team that teaches first dance lessons to help you feel comfortable and confident during your first dance. Contact Us today for more information.
Congratulations on your wedding!
Kristin Cole Sound Wave Music Boise Wedding DJ 6169 Clinton St Boise, ID 83704 208-891-0094
Looking for a fun way to gather song requests from your guests for your Boise Wedding? One of our recent Brides had a great idea - she had a place for song requests on her RSVP reply cards. When we met with her to do planning she had compiled all the song requests and gave them to us (her Boise DJ) to prepare for the wedding. What a great idea!
Wedding guests LOVE to request songs - it helps them feel involved and excited about your wedding reception. When it comes to song requests, a great Boise DJ will make sure the requests are appropriate for your wedding and fit what you want to hear that evening. When songs are requested that won't fit well into the evening, your DJ should work with the guests to request more or different songs. At Sound Wave Music, our DJs are fully trained to work with guests in a fun, friendly, and professional way so they can request songs all night long.
Lately I have been receiving a lot of questions about how far in advance someone should book their DJ for their Boise Wedding or Party. This is a GREAT question. We have found that DJs are one of the last event vendor booked - but is one of the very most important.
BOISE WEDDINGS: When it comes to weddings we recommend booking your DJ at least 6 months in advance - depending on the time of year you get engaged. The busiest booking time for DJs in the Boise area is January-March. Come the middle of March, most of the higher end DJs have their summers completely or nearly completely booked, which just a few openings on Fridays or weekdays. If you get engaged in the fall or winter we recommend booking as soon as feasible for you and your fiance to secure your date. This also allows you to take advantage of winter booking specials (we offer a promotion for all summer wedding booked between Halloween and New Year's). Many Brides wait until the January wedding shows to book so they can meet and interview many different DJs. This is a fine plan, but just be aware that starting at the Wedding Shows in the weeks after, dates fill up QUICKLY. If you have a fall or winter wedding, we recommend having your DJ secured by June. Around this time many DJs book fall and winter dates for school dances and company parties - but you want to make sure you have priority, so book early.
BOISE EVENTS: When booking a DJ for your Boise Event, 4-6 months in advance is usually sufficient. It does, however, availability will depend on what time of year your event is being held. Summer months are busy months for weddings (May-August) and December is common for company parties. If you are holding an event during these busy months, especially on a Saturday, the earlier you can book the better.
Hope this helps answer some questions about how early to book your Boise DJ for your wedding or event. Remember, it is never to early to reserve your date - you might be glad you did! :)
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We recently had the opportunity to meet the owner of Floating Feather Day Spa and then had a great experience at her Spa! What a great idea for a bridal party experience - a day at the spa!! Imagine a day of fun and pampering with your maid of honor and bridesmaids, how fun!! Floating Feather is located in downtown Boise and offers a full range of spa services including salon, massage, and skin & nail care and can give you a great day to celebrate your wedding.
Our experience at Floating Feather was EXCELLENT. The service was top notch and the skill of the massage therapists we had was incredible. We would recommend Floating Feather to anyone and think it is a great way to celebrate! Click on the photo above to visit their website.
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Mark your calendars!!! We are really excited about this AWESOME wedding consigment sale happing in Boise, Idaho February 25-26, 2011.
Recent Brides can consign their gowns, decorations, or other wedding items for the current Brides to purchase. This is such a fantastoc opportunity for anyone planning a wedding in the Boise area anytime in 2011 or 2012.
The sale will be taking place at Studio J in downtown Boise and Brides can find many helpful items and resources for their wedding, including great vendors like us!
Keep an eye on our blog in the coming months for giveaways for tickets to the sale (tickets are normally $5).
Planning a wedding is such a wonderful experience! One of the fun parts of a wedding reception is having all your friends and family together to celebrate....including all the kiddos. Have you had concerns about having children at your wedding? No worries! We have some tips that we have collected from our experiences at weddings and from other experts in the wedding business. These tips are sure to help ease your mind about how to keep the little ones entertained during your big day.
Have Someone in Charge of Kids with Games and Activities Prepared - Sometimes there will be a special room set aside for the kids to play and maybe even having a movie playing. The key to success with tip is to have a person dedicated to caring for the little ones. This will minimize stress for you and for parents so everyone can enjoy your ceremony and reception.
Have a Children's Menu with Kid Friendly Foods - Kids like food they recognize. Try chicken strips, sandwiches cut into triangles or cut into shapes with cookie cutters, pre-cut fruit, go-gurt, fruit snacks, cupcakes, etc. Your Boise caterer can help with this!
Have snacks for the kids available throughout the evening. This is CRITICAL. Kids usually eat more frequently than adults and having snacks can help the children stay happy all evening.
Have the Kid's Dinner Table Covered with Paper so they can color and draw while they are waiting for their meal and afterward throughout the evening. You could even provide children with coloring books/crayons of their own or printed color sheets.
Teddy Bear Toss or Special Dance for the Kids - at a couple of our Boise weddings this summer we had brides do a special dance with the kids and then toss a teddy bear or other stuffed animal for the kids to catch. They also had other smaller toys/treats for ALL of the children so no one felt left out. This was so fun for all the kids and was a huge success.
Hope some of these ideas help you plan a wonderful wedding. What other ideas do you have? We would love to hear them and pass them on to other Boise brides. Congratulations on your wedding!
Gift idea for the Maid of Honor and / or Bridesmaids
Planning the perfect wedding takes work and cooperation from many different individuals. The most relied upon (for the bride anyway) are the Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids. To thank them, you would like to give them a special gift, something unique yet useful , special, and meaningful.
Here is an idea for a unique gift that she will use for years to come:
Survival pack : Create an economical and useful rescue kit that can be used later as a personal cosmetic bag and meaningful memento from the special day!Purchase an empty cosmetic bag in your choice of color; insert a Thank You Card and stuff with your choice (most of these items can be purchase at the local dollar store):
Band-aids, clear fingernail polish, nail file, hair ties, hair spray, lotion, tissues, small sewing kit, stain remover pen, mints, hard candy, folding hairbrush with mirror, bobby pins, Chapstick, moist towelette, any other items you feel would be useful or fun!
If possible, have Bridesmaid’s name or initials embroidered on outside of bag.With the possible exception of the Maid of Honor, consider giving each the same gift but in different colors. J
At Sound Wave Music in Boise we do more than just play music for your wedding We will customize our services to fit your needs, coordinate all your special activities and work to accommodate you every step of the way. We are Boise’s Best Wedding DJ because, not only do we provide exceptional customer service, we care!
We just learned about a great incentive for any Boise Bride who is considering having their wedding at The Holiday Inn in Boise in 2010.
"InterContinental Hotels Group's Holiday Inn chain launched a campaign May 26 to increase its profile in the weddings industry. Consumers who book a reception from June 1 to December 30 at any Holiday Inn could receive a gift card up to $750 toward their honeymoon. Members of the company's Priority Club Rewards program can also win prizes through the “Honeymoon on Us” contest, which Holiday Inn will promote heavily on Twitter. The initiative was created internally. Loyalty program members who follow @IHGDeals on Twitter will see a Tweet from the hotel brand at least once a day with an option to win. “Twitter is a good way for us to get the word out about this.,” said Del Ross, VP of US sales and marketing at IHG. “We launched the @IHG_Deals Twitter account in December for a different promotion, and it was really successful — we made some money off of it and created some Priority Club enrollment.” Consumers can enter drawings for “massive amounts” of Priority Club Rewards points they can redeem for merchandise or gift cards, Ross said. The grand prize is enough points to win a full registry. The contest will run for about a month." (Nathan Golia)
This is a great incentive for any Bride still considering her Boise venue options. The Holiday Inn Boise Airport has great event facilities and is perfect for a wedding reception or party. Their largest room can accommodate 450 people, offers in house catering, all tables/chairs/linens, and more. Visit their WEBSITE for more details.
The time you spend planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting times in your life; it can also be one of the most stressful. With so many decisions to make, deadlines to meet, money to spend, questions to answer, etc…etc… it is easy to get irritable, overwhelmed, and stressed out. This post provides suggestions for keeping your stress level low and your energy at its peak.
Get plenty of sleep: Adults generally need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. A power nap during the day doesn’t hurt either. This will keep your energy up and your body healthy.
Talk about it: Have a trusted confidant who will allow you to talk, vent, cry, or scream, without passing judgment or becoming emotional themselves. Sometimes all you need is to talk it out!
Practice focused breathing: Sit in a comfortable position and take a deep breath. The deep breath oxygenates the blood, which ‘wakes up’ the brain, relaxes muscles and quiets the mind. Then, breathing normally, in through your nose and out through your mouth, focus on your breaths. (Sometimes it helps to focus if you visualize your breath as a color or an image.) If your mind wanders, gently bring your attention back to your breathing. Continue this focused breathing for as long as you wish. Focused breathing is also a good practice if you have difficulty falling asleep at night – remain focused on your breathing until you fall asleep. Works like a charm!
Journaling: Take a few minutes each day to write about your thoughts, feelings, ideas, plans, progress, and dreams. Writing is incredibly therapeutic and calming. In addition, this activity moves the thoughts swimming around in your mind onto the paper so your mind can relax. Plus, you will cherish these memories later in life!
Congratulations on your upcoming Boise wedding! Be sure to take care of yourself and have fun! Contact us at Sound Wave Music in Boise for an exceptional Boise wedding DJ service. We are Boise’s Best Wedding DJ company and we will work with you every step of the way to help you plan your perfect wedding – music and more! We are happy to offer more tried and true tips and suggestions for the perfect Boise event!
This weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to DJ a FUN wedding reception for J&N at the Barber Park Event Center in Boise. Our Boise DJs had a great time and were impressed with what a great party the reception was. One thing we love about DJing Boise Weddings is the opportunity to see some GREAT ideas. One idea we loved from this Boise wedding had to do with the Photo Booth they rented.
There are several photo booth companies in Boise - The Fun Box, Captions, and the Photo Booth Boise. All 3 of these are very reliable, fun, and have great owners. J&N had the Photo Booth Boise and the thing we really thought was unique and different about this company is that they provide COSTUMES for the guests to dress up in for the photos. Our DJs thought this was just brilliant - and the guests LOVED it too! In fact, the Bride and Groom were taking photos with the guests for most of the evening and had such a blast. Visit the website for Photo Booth Boise for more information, ideas, and pricing.
There are many great ideas for your Boise wedding and stay tuned to the Sound Wave Music blog for more Boise contemporary wedding ideas to come! Also, looking for great entertainment for your Wedding? Our Boise DJs are the best in town and know how to make a great party for you and your guests. Contact Us today for your personalized quote and more information.
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