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Getting A Shy Crowd Going

The most common goal for hosting an event is to make sure guests are having a great time. An event’s success is often measured how lively the guests are throughout. Dancing is one of the universal signs of a guest’s enjoyment, especially at weddings. You should aim to gets your guests up and jumping as much as they can at your event. It can be tricky to get a shy crowd going though. Many individuals don’t realize just how many minor details can kill a party’s vibe. An empty dance floor is a huge party killer and a quick way to bring down an event. Below are a few tips and tricks to show your guests a great time.

Let the Professionals Work

Before you hire a DJ, you may have an idea of what kind of music you’ll have played during your event. In any case, remember that DJs have to experience on what gets the crowd going. While it’s okay to make a few requests, consider giving your DJ as much freedom as you can. If you have a playlist in mind, you need to consider whose experience matters more. Your own, or the guests? A wedding is a celebration for you and your guests. If you have strong feelings about what music is right for your event, step away and consider the bigger picture. That way everyone enjoys their time at your event!

The Size of Your Guest List Matters

The reality of how much activity you expect to see depends on the size of your guest list. If you’re hosting a small wedding, for example, you might not see as much activity on the dance floor. A large wedding that has 200+ guests in attendance will have a much easier time keeping up the energy. Although a small wedding does not necessarily have to be doomed to be a dull affair. In fact, the smaller wedding sizes can oftentimes offer a far intimate experience.

How to Deal with Song Requests

Guests will always have the urge to make song requests. The problem is that everyone has their own likes and dislikes and a song that a guest might enjoy, other might not find so exciting. So, the question remains. Should you deny requests? You don’t have to dictate to host a successful event. The best way to respond to song requests is too acknowledge them ahead of time. One tactic is to create your own wedding website where guests will have the option ahead of time. This is a good way to access your guest’s needs and have a limited number of sound requests approved in a fair and concise manner, that way the flow of the event is uninterrupted and allows for flexibility when it comes to song choice.

Be Present

One of the most complicated aspects of getting a party going comes from breaking the ice. No matter how large or small your event is people have the natural tendency to avoid being the first to dance. If you are hosting an event, take the time to mingle with the crowd and just be present, so your guests are more comfortable socializing amongst themselves. Get out there and when the time comes to start the dancing yourself! The span of your event is not the time to be shy, especially if that event happens to be your wedding. If you have doubts about being more open, just keep in mind that everyone is there for you and took time out their schedule for you!

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Having A Plan B

There are always risks of things not going the way you expect them to when you are planning for an event. It doesn’t matter whether your event is large or small, the reality is that the likely hood of something unexpected taking place is quite high. The best course of action for all event entertainment agencies out there is to have a plan B and to have a level head when things do inevitably go awry. The larger the event the likelihood of plans taking unexpected turns only increases. With so many elements coming into play and so many little tasks to keep in mind, it can quickly lead to significant frustration if something doesn’t go according to plan. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you prepared for the case in which something goes wrong.

Remain Calm

The first and foremost step to preparing for the worst is to make sure that you maintain a level head even in the worst scenarios. If you are someone who gets flustered at problems, try and consider how effective being in a frustrated state of mind really is. Yes, carrying the responsibility of an event on your shoulders can be a considerable burden to bear. The last thing you want to be is in a frustrated state of mind. Being frustrated effects decision making, and for something as crucial as an event, being level-headed is only that much more valuable.

Determine the Problem

Once you are in a calm state of mind, you can tackle problems more effectively, and you can get to the root of the problem more efficiently than ever. The likelihood of something going wrong might be higher than you might first expect. The first step to combating problems is to recognize them so you can figure out an appropriate solution. Recognition may sound like common sense at first, but unfortunately for many events hosts, it’s not put in to practice. The failure to recognize problems is especially prevalent when the host isn’t level-headed; therefore it helps to keep this in mind throughout the event entertainment planning process.

Expect the Worst and Be Prepared for Everything

Guest speakers failing to attend, major equipment failure, and unexpected bad weather are just a few issues event entertainment planners may have to deal with when organizing events. In the scenario where something goes wrong, it always pays to be prepared. For example, having a list of backup vendors prepared can pay off in the event that your original vender cancels unexpectedly last minute. Just, because it is the responsibility for the vendor to arrive on time doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not responsible when they don’t.

Be Honest

Honesty is always the best policy, especially when it comes to failure. When your event doesn’t go according to plan, because of some failure, it is best, to be honest, and explain to guests precisely what happened to lessen the frustration. If something goes wrong during your event guests are bound to get frustrated, but they will appreciate honesty none the less. It can be heartbreaking to have to apologize due to someone else’s mistake, but as the host of the guests, it falls on your shoulders to explain the issue to your guests no matter the cause. Ultimately honestly is always the best approach when addressing your guests.

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Prepare for Obstacles

Couples often neglect to ask their DJ what occurs when obstacles arise. While you should expect that your DJ delivers, unfortunately, unexpected incidents can happen and are more likely to occur than you might initially expect. With an event as important as a wedding, having contingency plans prepared ahead of time for when things go wrong can be the difference between a disaster and a minor inconvenience. Part of determining whether or not a DJ is right for your event is to ask questions based on what happens if unexpected occurrences take place.

Hidden Fees

Overtime fees are an unexpected occurrence and have a tendency to surprise couples if they don’t take the proper time to vet their DJ. Most entertainment companies have policies on how many hours they are available to work at your event along with penalties that come with them working over their allotted time. Avoid being charged with overtime fees, by being aware of the time allotted towards your wedding. Not only should you ask questions directly on how your wedding DJ’s policies work, but you should also read their contract in depth. While contracts aren’t the most enthralling pieces of text; it is still critical that you are aware of every line and segment. Use the opportunity to ask questions if there is any confusion.

Scheduling

Another question to ask your DJ is, to ask about their schedule. Do they have an event before yours? If the answer is yes, ask how their scheduling affects your event in the instance where the previous event goes over their allotted time. One of the worst scenarios to find yourself in occurs when you event entertainment doesn’t arrive on time. You can avoid these types of disasters by asking questions and planning ahead of time. The truth ultimately comes down to how much faith will you put into your DJ for when things go wrong.

Accidents Happen

Even if you have booked your event exceptionally far in advance, it’s still worth noting that the crew that runs your wedding from behind the scenes is only human. One issue that many couples fail to consider ahead of time is, what to do when DJs don’t show up because they are sick. Some entertainment agencies account for incidents in their contracts, but not all of them have this feature. Ask about specific policies and have a plan for absences if they don’t provide assurance that makes you comfortable.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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The Right DJ For Your Wedding

Weddings are a once in a lifetime event. Most couples have established a vision for what they imagine their wedding to look like. Whether your wedding is large or small, a lot of the pressure is attributed with planning them. A flawless wedding presentation is a goal that every couple aspires for, and while it might be difficult to achieve; the wedding of your dreams is possible to have with the right plan. If you are looking for a professional wedding DJ who fits your needs, there are many factors you should consider. While it might seem like a tough task at first, finding the right DJ to fit your needs doesn’t have to be complicated.

Word of Mouth

To find the right person to play at your wedding, start by searching for people who may be able to provide you with references. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to get a recommendation for some services. Like a hair salon or a tailor, the best references come from those you know, because they can share their experiences. Finding someone to play at your wedding event is no different. Recommendations regardless of whether or not they are positive can give you a tremendous amount of insight, and in the process help you determine which DJ is the right choice for you.

Use Social Media

If you are finding yourself stress, because you don’t have any references to go on; consider using social media to narrow your search. The advantage of using social media is that you can be specific as you want, regarding what kind of qualities you are looking for in your DJ. You also have the option of searching for DJs based on specific locations. Looking for a DJ based in the Tampa Bay Area? Not to worry! Social media typically gives you the option to search based on specific criteria, one being location.

Do Your Homework

Once you have found someone who has piqued your interest, take the time to do your research. Go to their website and look for examples of their past work. Certain entertainment providers may even have live videos going on, on their Instagram accounts if you’re lucky. Live videos are an excellent example of a hands-on experience that can help you get an idea of a DJ’s work.

While communication through email or social media is a great way to start to get the ball rolling, meeting face to face is the best way to get a feel for your potential DJ before you finalize your decision. Like dating, finding the right person to play at your wedding can come down to meshing personalities and having good chemistry. While it is critical that your DJ has the best professional traits to get the job done; finding the right person also has a lot to do with how both of your music tastes and personalities match. Your DJ deals with a lot of the musical decisions and even though; in the end, you have the final say, it’s yours but, the process tends to go a lot smoother if both you and your DJ are on the same page

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Spice Up your Fall Wedding

Bring life to your fall wedding with the following décor trends, flower arrangements

and entertainment that your guests are guaranteed to love.

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 Rustic Chic Décor

With warm woods and cozy lights, this rustic chic theme makes any sized wedding intimate. The latest fall trend is to forget the linens and enhance the natural beauty ofthe wood tables. Votives and fairy lights give a warm glow to any space.

 

 

 

 

 


  

Industrial Metal Décor

Turn your venue into an industrial oasis with exposed metals, cement accents and vintage LED bulbs. This combination of delicate flowers and greenery compliment the brass for the perfect industrial, yet delicate Fall décor.

 

 

 

 

 


Bohemian Décor

Bring bohemian vibes to your big day but incorporating textural elements such as lace and lanterns. Try a natural looking cake by having it unfrosted and garnishing with berries and flowers.

 

 

 

 

 


Bubbly Bar

Turn your bubbly from simple to swanky with a custom prosecco bar! All you need is fresh fruit, mixers ranging from sorbets to syrup and garnishes to turn your drink from drab to fab.

 

 

 


                                          Polaroid Guest Book

 Put a twist on the staple wedding guest book with a do it yourself Polaroid guest book. Encourage guests to snap a pic, write a message and add it to the book! This unique guest book will capture the memories from the big day!

 

 

 

 

 


Live Band

A live band adds a nice ambiance to any big day. Not only does the band act as entertainment but also décor. 

There endless bands to chose from varying from a jazz band, harpist or string quartet.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Green Walls

The latest fad of green walls has been seen in wedding magazines to celebrity events and everything in between. They make the perfect backdrop for the exchanging of vows or photos!

 

 

 

 


 

Hanging Flower Displays

Spice up your floral displays by suspending them! Draped flowers look perfect over

dining tables, the cake table and even the dance floor. This is the perfect way to add color to any event!


 

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Timing is Everything

Part of party preparation is determining who makes specific announcements throughout the event. There is always a lingering risk of awkward deafening silence and out of term speaking if certain people aren’t exactly clear of what their roles are.

Event roles are especially crucial during weddings when confusion can lead to an awkward mess if the host isn’t careful. Grooms, brides, wedding DJs, and announcers are all examples of party roles that should be specified. The maid of honor, for example, may wish to make a particular announcement and without proper clarification can speak at the wrong time. It’s vital for each role to have an explanation so that small mishap is avoided.

If your event has more than one prominent role, communication between these roles is essential for preventing all kinds of unnecessary confusion. Introductions, speeches, and toasts are all examples of the types of announcements that need to be assigned. While weddings, in particular, shouldn’t have to feel super scripted by any means, having people make the right announcements at the right time makes a huge difference in how smoothly the event goes.

Every bride and groom have their own preference on which specific order announcements should take place. The key to exceeding guest expectations is to make a smooth and memorable experience for you and your guests. The matter of organizing everything so that it makes sense can be a daunting task. If you are unsure of how you can properly organize all the announcements for your events, then you should consider looking to an entertainment agency to help in all your party planning needs.

An entertainment agency can make suggestions on how to schedule and make an announcement for your event. They also have a history of knowing what works and what doesn’t. Something as simple as cueing music during the right time can make a profound difference in the atmosphere of your event, wedding, or corporate party. Your entertainment can have a tremendous effect when they are cued correctly as well. Events that are organized well are the ones that end up being the most memorable and successful.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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10 Popular Themes that Will Make your Event a Hit!

Every event whether is it corporate or casual, should have a set theme for the guests to look forward to at the event. With lavish decorations, entertainment, and special effects, your event will be on your guest’s mind for months to come. A theme can guide your event to where you want it, start to finish. With a flow, your guest will not want to leave and will always want to come back. Why wait, start planning now!

Secret Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the mixture of flowers, leaves and stringed lights, the Secret Garden is a nightlife themed event that is the greenest of greens. Whether outside in a garden or inside at a venue, the glowing lights and flowers will have you falling in love with the artistry of a secret garden. 

 

 

 


Great Gatsby

Elegant, ballroom, suit and tie and of course, can not forget the lavishing decor and gold and black palette filling the room. Efficiently planned and accepted, the Great Gatsby themed events will have your guest flowing in the roaring 20’s this upcoming year.

 


Carnival & Circus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bold colors like red and blue, wild performers and an endless amount of popcorn is all great components to get a carnival or circus ready for your guests to enjoy. A carnival and circus themed party can bring friends together with a simple tent, some tickets and cotton candy. With bold color statements, your guest will be falling in love with the idea of a carnival in your backyard or inside your business. Who knows maybe you’ll be able to dunk your boss in a dunk tank!!!

 


Luau

Margaritaville, Surfing Safari, and tiny bubbles make a luau worth going to for a fun night out with friends. Then also, a luau is not fully ready until you have Hula Dancers, Male Fire Dancers, and Polynesian musicians. The idea of an island getaway for your guests to transport to a relaxing, outdoor event somewhere on the beach or outside underneath the stars. 

 

 


Summertime BBQ

Summertime is something everyone looks forward to being in, and no one ever wants to leave! A summertime BBQ is the perfect way to get family and friends together for a backyard BBQ with hotdogs and hamburgers. Great way to get everyone outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

 

 

 


 

Back to School

What better way to celebrate kids going back to school than a back to school themed party. Parents get to celebrate kid-free time during the day as well as getting your kids ready for the first day of school for the year. One last get together before life goes into a full swing of chaos!

 


HoeDown

 

HoeDown, ThrowDown season is coming up! Line dancing, cowboy boots, and cool nights filled with laughter is the perfect time to get the wild weekend grooves on. The Wild West is calling; you better saddle up! Mechanical bull-riding experience, hay bail rides, and corn hole are the essentials to a great hoedown.

 


Oktoberfest

Noch ein Bier, bitte! A German beer festival would not be complete without pretzels, sausage & potato skewers, and schnitzel bites. The brown and green fancy lederhosen adds the realistic feel of an Oktoberfest for any event choice. Even adding a German DJ or oompah music will make the night even more special. 

 


Winter Wonderland

White snow falling, blue crystal balls hanging on the trees, and candy shaped as snowmen can be the start of something new for an event. For the last event of the year, in a corporate setting, Winter Wonderland could be your answer to the theme of a business holiday party to thank your employees for what they do. Throw in a DJ to make the night go on longer for fun never to end.

 

 


Casino Night

Whether you are looking for the glitz and glam of Las Vegas or the charming atmosphere of Milan for a night of laughter and relaxation, a casino night  themed event can make your dream come true by bringing the excitement to you. Playing a game of Blackjack or Texas Holdem will light the night for your guests allowing them to let loose with some good fun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Handle Song Requests

There is no doubt that every DJ at one time or another request to play a particular song or two. In fact, most DJ’s probably deal with people’s requests on a daily basis. As a party planner, you may wonder how these requests are dealt. Figuring out how to handle these requests can be a confusing ordeal to handle, especially if you are trying to stick to a specific theme of music. It is inevitable, though, that you will at least get one persistent guest or two during your event.

Typically, the procedure for song requests is entirely up to the DJ, however, in the case where you have hired the DJ to play for your event, the process for requests is ultimately up to you. Still, consulting your DJ to find out how they usually handle song requests may be the best course of action. No one knows your guests as well as you do. Use your judgment to help you determine how you should handle this situation. Do you know someone who is particularly adamant about song choice? If the answer is yes, then you may want to reconsider how you handle song requests.

Many DJs ask ahead of time what is important to you. Be sure to let your DJs know what kind of music is off the table. There is also inappropriate music for specific events. In the event where an unknown song request happens; don’t blame your DJ because of poor communication. Talk to your DJ ahead of time and be clear on what kind of music they should be playing.

Many DJs tend to write requests down if they don’t quite feel the music choice. Regardless of what approach you take concerning the music, you decide to allow; be sure to let your DJ know that they have the freedom to say no to a request. Unfortunately, there is that select few who’s had a bit too much to drink and make poor song requests a result. These people can inconvenience DJs by interrupting the mixing process which can also obstruct the flow of the performance as well.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Keeping Up the Crowd

Many people do not make an effort to prepare for the unaccounted time that occurs during events. For instance, party hosts should expect their entertainment to take breaks throughout the event. Being unprepared for unaccounted times are areas that many people do not realize before it’s too late. After all, the last thing you want for your guests is for them to lose interest during those very short terms of intermission.

Plan Ahead

Better yet, the unaccounted time can present opportunities that can quickly be taken advantage of if you plan of time. During your event’s period of intermission, you have many opportunities to substitute the entertainment with simple activities. For instance, you can use this time to present hors d’oeuvre for your guests to help ensure they do not run out steam before the party is over. Another option might be to use this time as a way to make a couple of announcements so that your guests always feel immersed in your experience instead of sitting around dwindling with their thumbs.

As long as you don’t allow these periods of intermission to become filled with awkward silences, mostly anything you do during this period of time is an option. The critical task at hand is to keep your guests stimulated throughout the entire event, which is a task that is often easier said than done. Any activity to keep your guest occupied is an excellent activity to provide them with. Maintaining guests is only that much more important if the majority of them are strangers. The more opportunities presented to guests during an event; the more chances they have to familiarize themselves with one another and being more comfortable as a result.

A Hassle-Free Way to Plan for Events

If you are searching for entertainment for your event be sure and check out Breezin Entertainment. Breezin’ offers an expansive choice of entertainment with services such as corporate entertainment, business entertainment, wedding entertainment, and much more. It’s no wonder Breezin’ Entertainment is held such high regard by its clients.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides an excellent array of live bands and DJ packages that offers a great selection of live entertainment to choose from. Breezin’ also provides affordable price ranges that vary in length depending on which package you want for your event. The silver package offers a DJ for four hours, while the gold package offers six-hour performances as well a ceremonial microphone to use. If you are looking for an event planning agency, that is stress-free and entertaining; then Breezin’ Entertainment is the right agency for you.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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How Entertainment Speaks to the Guests

With all the planning and preparation involved in planning a significant event, it’s no wonder that entertainment is often left neglected by party planners. There is so much to do and so much to remember when it comes to party planning. Making sure the venue is in tip-top shape, putting up decorations and tuning up all the last-minute details are just tasks to check off your list when you are trying the make the perfect party atmosphere for your party goers. Fortunately, there are many ways to help ensure that your entertainment assists in making your event a memorable experience that has your guests talking for days to come!

One of the big worries that party preppers eventually face is how to establish the style of their events. It’s essential to have a style selected before putting your plans into motion to avoid any confusion. If you don’t establish what the style of your event is, you may find that certain performers that sound like the perfect fit may not translate as well as you may have thought initially.

Because there are so many different types of events, all with their own feel and theme, the risk of having a complete and total mistranslation is very likely. For example, hiring belly dancers for a corporate event may not be entirely appropriate for the event. The reason being, employees who attend these events, while eager to have a good time still expect your event to be as professional and tasteful as possible. Remember that this is just one of many examples of how your entertainment can be misinterpreted. Other scenarios to watch out for include, having the performance’s music be appropriate for the theme of the event, making sure the performance makes sense in the context of the event and vetting your entertainment for quality assurance.

Attire is also an aspect of your entertainment that should be clear from the beginning. If your entertainment is performing for a wedding, for example, you shouldn’t automatically assume that they will wear tuxedoes or the appropriate formal attire. During your selection process, you should be asking questions and make it clear on what it is you are looking for in your entertainment. Open communication and discussion will invoke the right attitudes from your performers. The right entertainment will cater to every want and need and if not, don’t be afraid to move forward.

Dedicate your time into looking for entertainment that is willing to embrace the social aspect of your event. When choosing between wedding DJ’s think about the significance of breaking the ice. Does the DJ get people to the dance floor? Questions like these can have an enormous impact on the quality of your event, so be sure to consider the social aspect of your entertainment in your head before making a final decision on which entertainment is best for you.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/