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Our Favorite Venues to Perform In Pittsburgh

Posted by Noc Hickman

October 6, 2017 11:03:00 AM EDT


 

Pittsburgh is home to some of the hardest working people in America.  As a city that flourished during America's 2000's depression, love always prevails here.  It is still known to be the "City of Bridges" because of its 446 bridges.  These bridges make delightful memories for brides and grooms, who take great photos and memories on them.  Venues in Pittsburgh where built for live wedding bands acoustically and logistically.  


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Topics: Weddings, Best Bands, Vendors and venues, Entertainment Ideas, Pittsburgh Wedding Bands, Best Venues

How Far in Advance Should You Book Your Wedding Vendors?

Posted by Noc Hickman

July 29, 2017 12:32:14 PM EDT

Whether it’s booking a band or booking a caterer, most couples either forget to book their vendors far enough in advance or are simply not aware that they are not contacting the vendors they want to work with until it is nearly too late or actually too late. The majority of couples that contact us long after their date and time has been booked are simply not aware that they are waiting too long to contact vendors’ booking agents. Here is a guide to help you contact a vendor’s booking agent at the right time to make sure you get to work with the vendors you want at your wedding.

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Topics: Entertainment Options, Wedding planning

Cake Cutting Songs

Posted by Noc Hickman

July 14, 2017 9:35:53 AM EDT


Ancient Roman wedding ceremonies were finalized by breaking a cake of wheat or barley (mustaceum) over the bride's head as a symbol of good fortune. The newly married couple then ate a few crumbs in a custom known as confarreatio—eating together.

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Topics: Cake Cutting Songs, Cake Cutting, Songs, Weddings

Bouquet Toss Songs That Rock

Posted by Noc Hickman

June 16, 2017 8:08:00 AM EDT


Let's talk wedding traditions!  Hooray! 

The Bouquet Tossing

In the 14th century, the bride was assumed to be extremely lucky, everything they touched became equally fortunate. On that account, wedding guests would literally go after the bride, and tear her dress apart, to obtain a small part of her luck.  In order to stop the madness, the wedding tradition of bouquet toss was born!

The bouquet toss is not for everyone's wedding.  We have seen some brides toss out the this tradition at their weddings.  For the brides who's bouquet toss is in order, here are a few bouquet toss songs. 

 

 

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Topics: Weddings, Entertainment Ideas, Wedding planning, bouquet toss

Most Requested Mother Son Dances

Posted by Noc Hickman

November 18, 2015 6:31:36 PM EST


Here are our most requested Mother/Son Dances of 2015.  

It's often difficult for a groom and his mother to select with the right song to dance to at a wedding.  It may be a challenge because a son/mother relationship often has more meaning than one song can cover.  However, here are several songs that have stood the test of time.
 

Our most requested songs include:

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Topics: Weddings, Planning, Wedding planning, First Dances

Check This Cool Father/Daughter Dance Mashup

Posted by Noc Hickman

November 9, 2015 2:36:21 AM EST

We saw the coolest Father/Daughter dance at Jessica and Wesley's Wedding reception in Savannah, GA! ‪#‎fatherdaughter‬ ‪#‎weddings‬ ‪#‎whipnaenae‬

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Topics: Wedding Ideas, Weddings, Planning

11 Heartfelt Father Daughter Dances

Posted by Noc Hickman

July 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM EDT


It's a always a good time to talk about music!  Hooray! 

Have you thought about whether or not you ar doing a dance with your father on wedding day?  In many cases, this is one of the last  things considered.  

 

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Topics: Weddings, Entertainment Ideas, Wedding planning

10 Unique First Dance Songs

Posted by Noc Hickman

July 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM EDT

The First Dance is an important part if any modern wedding reception, shared between newlyweds.  It possibly dates all the way back to to the 17th century, when the hosts of a ball would open their event with a dance.  After their dance, the floor would be officially open for the guests to take part in the festivities.  

Needless to say, the first dance has evolved over the years.  Now it is used as a visual display of a new couple's love for each other.   Although not mandatory, the music chosen for this dance is usually of a ballad style, expressing undying love and/or a promise.  

 


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Topics: Wedding Ideas, Weddings, Planning, First Dances

Second Line Is Fun For Corporate Parties and Weddings

Posted by Noc Hickman

January 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM EST

If there is one thing New Orleans is known for it is their good music. All throughout the city of New Orleans, it is beaming with not just a cultural appreciation for their roots but also the amazing sounds of yesteryear. If you ever find the time to stroll down the streets of the French Quarter, and even Bourbon, make sure to stop and admire the beautiful sounds this town has to offer.

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Topics: Planning, Entertainment Options, Entertainment Ideas

5 Rocking Party Themes You Should Consider

Posted by Noc Hickman

January 13, 2015 6:02:06 PM EST

Are you planning a party? Whether it’s a birthday bash for one of your kids or a retirement party for your parents, planning a party can be stressful. How do you pick a theme? Where do you find music? Do you make food or order it from a caterer? Where do you find decorations? While we can’t help you with food or decorations, we can help you come up with a theme and pick some music to match that theme. Here are the top five rocking party themes that are perfect for little kid and adult parties alike.

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Topics: Planning, Corporate Events, Party Tips

About The Company Band's Blog

The Company Band is one of the most requested Private Events bands in the Nation.  They have played over 700 successful events in the last 6 years.  

This blog offers all of the tips and sound advice they've learned over the years.  You will find stories of inspiration, motivation, ways to maximize your dollar, and make your event succesful.

Wether you are planning a corporate event, wedding reception, or small birthday party you will find that The Company Band's Blog may save you time in your endeavors!

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