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You said "yes"... Now what?                                                                                                                      March 28, 2016

 

You have made it to that beautiful moment in your relationship. It’s the stepping stone to your future – the proposal. You said ‘Yes!’ and the two of you have experienced a flurry of emotions ever since.

 Now you get to plan the wedding! It is exciting but can be overwhelming as well. There is a lot to think about: caterers, venues, the guest list, the DJ, the honeymoon and the list goes on. When there is so much to think about, sometimes it is easy to lose track of - or even sacrifice - what is most important to the two of you on your big day.

Here is a tip to help you stay on track during those initial planning stages:

Our DJs at Sounds Unlimited Inc. have seen all sorts of weddings in various styles and atmospheres. One thing we always ask our clients is this: “What is the most important thing to you on your day?” It is surprising how many couples struggle with that question because they are already so deep in the planning process, or are trying to please everyone else.

Before you start looking at venues and calling caterers, the two of you need to sit down and list your priorities and then focus your budget and energy accordingly. For example: If you and your finance are foodies and you want food to be the highlight of your night, but you don’t care about having a photographer or how fancy the decorations are, then you should focus your budget on catering. Then, you need to find a catering company that can deliver the meal you are looking for. This will help you narrow down your list of to do's before you start planning!

Use the same process with all aspects of your day – more specifically the music. If you are not big dancers and are looking to visit with your guests all evening, then you might consider a different option for music at the reception than if you wanted a dance. You also need to ask yourselves if your guests are big dancers and whether that will affect your decision to hire a band or a DJ. Or maybe you want custom music during your ceremony. Our team knows weddings and we know how to deliver what you want for your day.

Whether you want elegant cocktail music playing softly in the background, or the latest hits and a dance floor, we can match our services to your needs. Check out our Music Library!

We know the planning process can seem daunting, but part of the journey is in the planning process. This is still your love story playing out right now. Sounds Unlimited Inc. will be here to help you along the way, providing tips and tricks to make it just a little easier.

Remember to keep your focus on your priorities and find the company that can deliver what you are looking for!

Until next time, 

Your DJs at Sounds Unlimited Incorporated

Why Valentine's Day is Not Cliché

As Valentine’s Day fast approaches, I’m sure most of us can’t go anywhere without seeing pink and red, or craving large flats of expensive chocolates. Some might even argue the day has lost its meaning, almost becoming cliché through commercialism. I might even have thought so myself until I started doing a little research on the day.

As it turns out, Valentine’s Day truly marks the celebration of St. Valentine and his rebellion against the Emperor Claudius who would not allow his soldiers to marry for fear they would lose concentration while fighting in his war. Couples in love were separated, never allowed to declare their love.

St. Valentine believed this to be an atrocity. 

The day marks his punishment for committing such “crimes”. This man gave up his life so that couples who loved each other would be able to get married. That is amazing. Rebellion, forbidden love, it really is what romantic legends were built on!

Valentine’s Day is the anniversary of love and romance – why wouldn’t we want to celebrate that?

"It is estimated that nearly 220, 000 will get engaged on Velentine's Day" - FactList.net 

Many couples agree with me there and celebrate by getting engaged. Approximately 220, 000 couples get engaged each year on Valentine’s Day! But here is where I suddenly realised how exceptional this day becomes: While thousands of couples may be getting engaged on the same day, each is going to have a different love story. That’s thousands of unique couples embarking on thousands of different paths that will become the wedding planning journey.

From proposals that involve filling the apartment with roses to writing the question in the snow, every year on this day couples start the first chapter of their story. This is the least cliché day of the year as it celebrates romance in all shapes and sizes, and that’s exactly what your wedding day should be about: The unique story of you two.

From February 15 on you get to plan that day – it’s pretty exciting. From the initial planning stages to colours, from venues to entertainment, you get to create a wedding that is totally you!

Here to help you along the way, we’ll provide you with tips on lighting and venues, where to start in the initial planning stages and ideas on how to make your wedding unique.

 For now, have a happy Valentine’s Day from your DJs at Sounds Unlimited Inc.  

Sources and related material:

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/dai/smr08/2016/smr08_207_2016 
http://factslist.net/2013/02/10-interesting-facts-about-valentines-day/
http://www1.cbn.com/st-valentine-real-story