The perfect music for the perfect day… if you keep an open mind.

To the happy bride and groom

XtremeSounds has proudly been the DJ of choice at Grace Falls and we love every single moment. Being well equipped at Grace Falls truly enables us to get to know every client and we are extremely proud of these lasting relationships, and because we get to know our clients so intimately we see so many mistakes couples tend to make when choosing music for their special day.

We have a deep passion for music and we strive to cater for your every taste and request as well as those of your guests. We do however want to give you some advice based on our extensive experience in the industry.

One of my favorite lyrics comes from a Pink song. It so wonderfully states: “If God was a DJ, Life is the dance floor, Love is the rhythm and You are the music”. This sums up perfectly what music is meant to be. It is from the Highest, given to the soul to enjoy…

Now, this is where the problem usually comes in. None of us are the same, nor do we all have the same taste. This is what makes us all interesting. Now, we completely agree that some music might be wonderful to listen to in the car as loud as your radio can go, but this does not make it appropriate wedding reception music. Although it is your day you simply cannot alienate people at your wedding because of poor music choices. This does not mean that there is no place for your music on your wedding, you just need to time it right.

The same goes for the opposite. Just because you hate a certain song, artist or genre, does not mean that you can ban it from your wedding completely. When the guests can start requesting music, they want to keep the party alive and steer it into a certain direction, and you need to give your guests some freedom when it comes to this. Either way, we will always carefully consider requests and then decide if it is an appropriate song for the group and the specific time of the evening.

So, to put it plainly, keep an open mind, and you might just be surprised at how perfect your day turns out.

Best Regards

JP Theron

XtremeSounds

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Wine for your guests?

We at Grace Falls really do not believe in tradition. We feel that tradition limits you. This is not to say that all traditions are bad. One tradition that we feel you can definitely consider keeping (if your budget allows) is giving your guests wine.

Now, right from the start, I want to say, absolutely no table wine. Rather consider a wine table. This allows your guest to have their glass while limiting wastage as much as possible. There is nothing sadder or worse than seeing a stunning bottle of vino being opened and not appreciated. With a wine table, it is easier to regulate the amount of open wine. So, if you ordered 10 bottles of wine and you guests only drink 8, you get to enjoy the extra 2 instead of having them opened and going to waste.

Another great reason to rather make use of a wine table is you can have more than 2 varietal. Most people believe that you have to place 1 white and 1 red on each guest table. So, instead of having 10 bottles of Merlot and 10 bottles of Sauvignon blanc you can mix it up a bit, why not throw in 2 bottles of Rosé or 3 bottles Chenin blanc. Give everyone what they would like to drink.

It does really make sense. Not only economically but also for a bit of variety.

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Wedding Expos

 

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It is the beginning of the new year and most of you got engaged over December. What a glorious time it was. Oh, to be young and in love. You wish the feeling will never fade. Then you get back home and the hunt for the venue begins. You thought you would have more time but your bride had a different plan, and you thought it would be the worst part. But then you find out that it will get much, much worse because with the start of a new year brings the start of WEDDING EXPO SEASON.

For us grooms, the phrase wedding expo goes hand in hand with a serious headache and intense rolling of the eyes. The single most boring thing that can ever happen to you. Trust me, I know. I have been through it and all I can say is, SUCK IT UP. It is worth it.

One thing that every groom should realize is that the advantages to these expos far outweigh the boredom and irritation.

 

Let’s start at the beginning. One thing you should realize is that your bride has been planning her wedding probably before she ever met you and she deserves to be indulged for the couple of months leading up to your wedding. Now, the big advantages to the dreaded wedding expos are what makes it worth it.

 

  1. She will enjoy it, obviously. And this should be important to you. She will only get to do this once and she really deserves to enjoy it guilt-free.
  2. Most of the exhibitors at these expos offer amazing discounts on their products or services. You can save tons of money and spend it on something you might want. It really does open the budget a lot.
  3. It really helps her to formulate a real plan for your wedding. Most brides have a picture in mind of how they want their wedding to look. The problem is the picture is not always a good idea in reality. Wedding expos overflow with ideas and experts that can guide her with turning her dreams into reality. This will streamline the planning process and will help to ease the tension that miscommunication usually brings into these situations because most of the professional know how to speak bride and groom.

 

There are only 3 or 4 must visit expos a year so the sacrifice is not that big. And think of it this way. You saying yes to the expos is excellent training for being married, because the age old saying still rings true, happy wife, happy life.

Remember to join us at the Expo4Brides this weekend at the Lynnwood Bridge Mall and at the wedding & Wine show at the Heartfelt Arena 0n 4 & 5 March 2017.

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