Every culture has there unique music and traditions. Bringing that to your wedding at presenting it to your guests in a fun engaging way can really add that special touch to your event. We knew that even the friends that had never done a Tarantella would have a blast. It might have been the highlight of the night for many people who are traditionally to shy to dance.
So when deciding to add a live musician to your event, there are a few things to consider. How to implement them? and what type of music will they play? The answer should be as much as possible, to both questions. This years hot new instrument is the live Sax player. Its cool, yet different and will give the night something extra, without breaking the bank.
We revisit our top 10 list by looking into Genesis Events top 10 Father - Daughter dances. We asked brides , Sweet 16 girls and industry professionals and have compiled our list. Of course your first dance with dad should reflect your personal tastes and your relationship with dad. But our list will give you some ideas if you are hard pressed to choose. So we get down right to it...
10) Darius Rucker - It wont be Like this for long
Many of us remember him as "Hootie " from "Hootie and the Blowfish" but Darius Rucker transformed himself into an amazing country act. Far removed from "I only want to be with you" comes this fantastic Father - Daughter dance.
9) Beyonce - Daddy
Queen Bee hits us with this tear jerker that is sure to have guests reaching for a tissue
8) Luther Vandross - Dance with my father
If you are looking for a timeless classic look no further. This has been a top selection for 3 decades and sure to keep going
7) Stevie Wonder - Isn't she lovely
Everything about this song screams perfect Father - Daughter dance. The lyrics the tone and of course Stevie!!
6) Rascal Flatts - My wish
The lyrics will ring true to every father especially the Country fans.
5) Tim McGraw - My little girl
Steve Kerwin also has a version of this song. Both are quality and worth a listen to but Tim McGraw gets the edge on this one for his more mainstream appeal.
4) Heartland - I loved her first
Heartland took what every father feels for their little girl and put the words to paper for this timeless classic.
3) Bob Carlisle - Butterfly kisses
It has a really good tempo making it very easy to dance to. Not only that but it has just right amount of emotion and not overly done.
2) Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
This song just has so many applications not just for Father - Daughter songs but this song is a personal favorite. Our favorite Eric Clapton song and a popular choice for Father - Daughter dance.
1) Steven Curtis Chapman - Cinderella
The all time best, the number one choice. This song goes under the radar but we suggest you take a listen to it on either Spotify or YouTube. Sit with Dad and listen through this song. If his eyes start to get a bit glossy you know this one is a perfect choice for you.
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By Damian Ramos
In today's event landscape, most will book catering halls and event spaces. Having to account for every detail, from food, seating, decor, lighting and even napkins and salt shakers has led to a decline in the idea of holding events in one's own home or backyard.
Catering halls and private event venues will take care of nearly everything for you in today's market. Many venues sometimes even include floral arrangements, music, video and transportation to and from the venue in their sticker price. This can be a saving grace for customers who have busy schedules or are simply trying to stay within a budget. With all of these options being offered to everyone coming through the door, the question is, what to do to have their event feel different and stand out from the cookie cutter mold?
The answer is custom furniture, an up and coming trend. The growing demand for unique ideas in lounge furniture, combined with more companies beginning to offer wider array of choices, has driven prices down to an affordable range. Today having lounge furniture can fit into most budgets and transform entire rooms from a traditional feel to a more custom tailored, unique and fun event that reflects the customers personalities.
Here are some ideas to transform your night:
Transforming a portion of the main room
Select a portion of the room and set up a jaw dropping, relaxed lounge set up to give your guests a place to get together away from the tables. In between dance sets or even to sit in a more relaxed environment to have a drink together.
Any room can be changed
Here is an example of a restaurant being changed to feel like a comfortable lounge and a DJ set up on the far right. With draping and furniture, a couple of accent pillows you can create a trendy modern feel for your event.
Make the most of the space you have
Have a tight space to work with? White works with everything. It pops it makes the room feel fresh and fun. Here is an example of an entire 15 person set up outside of a dining room. Even with limited space you can optimize what you have and do more!
Backyards have been repurposed
If you are still interested in doing it yourself, add this to your list of ideas. A draped tent and light up LED furniture can create a vibrant lounge even where no outside lighting exists. Night time is no problem with this set up, furniture gives you places to hang out while the light up cubes give extra seating and provide lighting
Have these ideas in mind and unleash your inner event planner. As always make your night something to remember
Event Planner / MC