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Breezin’ Chats Episode 21: Making the World a Little Sweeter ft. Toffee to Go

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech Owner of Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions is joined with her executive team Jessie Soplinski and Michael Dervish. Today we are going to be chatting with a local Tampa business that has helped make Tampa a little bit sweeter. How one person’s dream to be on a list has grown into a staple dessert known everywhere in the Tampa bay area!

Today’s guests just wants to remind everyone to “Always Be Sweet”! This family owned, and operated company has been around since 1998 and has won numerous awards since the start. Made with the finest ingredients, their buttery, sweet, chocolatey, crumbly toffee is a Tampa treasure, distributed coast-to-coast!

With a national reputation for award-winning sweets. Their handmade toffee has been honored as “Best Chocolates”, “Best Candies”, “Best Desserts”, and Most recently they were awarded the Peoples Choice Award for Best Desserts at the Dessert Wars Tampa in February of 2020.

Please help us give a warm Breezin chats welcome to Ivy Peterson director of sales and Jim and Lisa Schaulk VP and President of Toffee To Go!

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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 11: Breaking the Barriers in Publication (Feat. Bridgette Bello)

On this episode of Breezin’ chats, CEO and Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine, Bridgette Bello, is sharing her journey to becoming the successful woman she is today. She is a media professional with over 25 years of experience working in every aspect of the media business from being a writer for the daily newspaper, a media buyer for advertising agencies, and everything else in between. She was also the president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years and is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Eagle Award. However, her achievements also came with challenges that impacted her life. So please give a warm welcome to Bridgette Bello.

Bridgette began going to school for journalism at the University of Florida. When she heard a commercial on the radio looking for on-air talent, she knew she had to act right away. She received a position in morning news but later found out it just wasn’t for her. A few years after graduating, she became pregnant, but struggled to find work since the last job she applied for did not hire her due to her pregnancy. This was just one of the problems she faced in the early days of her career. Fast-forward to today, she has overcome life’s obstacles and is making an impact on Tampa Bay through her perseverance and media expertise.

 

Want to hear Bridgette’s full story? Tune in to episode 11 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to find out how Bridgette Bello rose to a position of power, her goals for the future, and important lessons she learned being a woman in the workplace.

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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions Joins Community Food Pantry to Give Back this Thanksgiving Holiday 2019

TAMPA, Fla., November 20, 2019 – Despite the cold temperatures on Saturday, November 16, 2019, Breezin’ Entertainment teamed up with The Community Food Pantry to put on their third consecutive Turkey Drive which provides frozen turkeys and sides for families in need around Thanksgiving.

Out of the total 500 turkeys donated, Breezin’ Entertainment and The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago contributed 250 turkeys this year, over 100 more than in 2018. Over 500 families attended The Community Food Pantry’s Turkey Drive to collect frozen turkeys and bags filled with Thanksgiving essentials such as sides, plates, napkins, tablecloths, and supportive notes.

Approximately 95 volunteers attended the Turkey Drive to help package food, direct traffic, and load food into cars. Through all of their hard work, the Turkey Drive ran smoothly and efficiently leaving all families who attended extremely gracious.

The Community Food Pantry started the Turkey Drive event to give back to the community during the Thanksgiving holiday. Many members of the Tampa Bay community are unable to celebrate Thanksgiving with the traditional turkey dinner due to financial instability. By providing families in the North Tampa and Carrollwood Area with Thanksgiving essentials, The Community Food Pantry is able to help all families celebrate Thanksgiving, no matter their financial situation.

“On behalf of the Breezin’ team, we want to thank everybody that was kind enough to donate to our Turkey Drive, especially The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago, who contributed 100 turkeys. We are humbled, we are grateful, there are over 500 families out here today and our support with the help of The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago was 250 turkeys and 10 volunteers this morning!” said Cindy Dervech, the founder of Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions.

The Breezin’ staff was delighted to participate in an event that benefitted the members of their community. It is important for everyone to feel supported and cared for during the holiday season. By providing those in need with the opportunity to have a turkey dinner with their family and friends during Thanksgiving, it is an easy way to show the members of the community they are cared for. Breezin’ Entertainment wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving as well as a joyful holiday season.

To learn about getting involved for next year’s Turkey Drive or future events of The Community Food Pantry or Breezin’ Entertainment, check out their websites at thecommunityfoodpantry.com and breezin.com

For media or press inquiries, please contact media liaison, Michael Dervech at Michael@Breezin.com

About Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions
Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment specialist that offers unparalleled entertainment services to its clients. Breezin’ Entertainment’s mission is to create experiences through entertainment! As ambassadors of fun, the team at Breezin’ Entertainment aims to provide a unique level of customer service to ensure that clients are left completely satisfied. Once a client books with Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions, the company will handle the rest!

Founded in 1988 by Cindy Dervech, Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions has been a top-tier entertainment provider in the Tampa Bay area for almost three decades. Specializing in weddings, corporate events, and social functions, Breezin’ tailors their entertainment services to your occasion.

As a licensed, bonded, and insured business [License #TA-000378], Breezin’ Entertainment is a company founded on transparency, communication, and trust that aims to provide the client with premier customer service that cannot be found elsewhere.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides fast, detailed, organized, and reliable entertainment that clients can count on. Book your next event today by calling (813) 701-3523 or by visiting https://breezin.com

About The Community Food Pantry
The Community Food Pantry strives to end the physical and emotional hunger of families in a dignified manner.  Our comprehensive approach to serving our clients that not only alleviates hunger with nutritional foods but also provides support services such as health screenings, and nutritional education for the whole person and homeless outreach.

The Community Food Pantry helped feed nearly 43,000 of your friends and neighbors in 2018. Each year parents who have trouble making ends meet, seniors on fixed incomes deciding between medicine and groceries, individuals who have lost a job or are underemployed.  Over 11,500 local families visited our pantry to receive groceries, a gracious welcome and emotional support as well as blood pressure screenings and information on social services. We anticipate providing groceries to 50,000 people in 2019, more than a third of whom are children. For more information visit, http://www.thecommunityfoodpantry.com

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2019 Turkey Drive (Feat. Community Food Pantry)

With Thanksgiving around the corner, most Americans are probably thinking about their favorite Thanksgiving dish. Many people view Thanksgiving as a time for friends and family to get together and spend time around a giant table of food. Unfortunately, some families do not have the financial means to provide a whole turkey dinner for their family. Everyone deserves to have a big turkey dinner no matter what their financial situation may be, so this year The Community Food Pantry and Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions stepped in to help.

On Saturday, November 16th, Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions teamed up with Community Food Pantry for their third consecutive year to host the Turkey Drive. The Turkey Drive provides families in the North Tampa and Carrollwood communities with Thanksgiving necessities to put together their very own meal. Each family is provided a turkey along with a grocery bag that is filled with sides, plates, napkins, tablecloths, and supportive notes. This year Breezin’ and Community Food Pantry reached their goal of 500 turkeys donated and families served, totaling over 200 more than the previous year.

Cars were seen lining up around the corner past where the eye could see. As each car rolled up to the Turkey Drive, they were greeted by the smiling faces of 95 volunteers who eagerly loaded turkeys into each car despite the cold weather. This year, Breezin’ welcomed 10 of their very own volunteers to the drive and donated 250 turkeys with the help of The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago, more than double the previous year. 

The Community Food Pantry began in 2008 as a small closet of food located in a church. By 2018, they expanded were serving 43,000 people within the Tampa Bay community, of which over a third were children and 15% were seniors. Not only does the Community Food Pantry provide food to families in need, but they also offer blood pressure screenings and information on social services that may be useful. As the Community Food Pantry continues to grow, they anticipate feeding over 50,000 people for the year of 2019. 

Thanksgiving is not only a holiday of great food, but also a day to give thanks for what life has provided for us and to give back to the community. The Community Food Pantry has been working hard for 11 years to provide families with food and resources they need no matter their race, religion, financial situation, or overall perceived need. Breezin’ was honored to team up with the Community Food Pantry this past Saturday to help all families of Tampa Bay enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you’d like to learn more about the Community Food Pantry and the Turkey Drive you can check out our Facebook page, facebook.com/breezinentertainment, where we’ve posted a video to document a small portion of the event. From Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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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Advantages of Hiring a DJ for your Wedding

When the time comes to decide the music for your wedding, you might be thinking of hiring a DJ. DJ’s are a great way to satisfy all of your guests, no matter what age they are. Below we list just a few of the many advantages of hiring a DJ for your wedding.

Wide Variety

If you’re looking for different varieties of music, a wedding DJ is a great choice. Not only do they have the ability to satisfy every song you request, but your guests’ as well. This helps to create the perfect balance between songs you want to hear, and songs your guests are in the mood for. If one minute you’re feeling an Oldies song and the next you want to hear one of 2019’s top hits, the DJ can accommodate no problem. Our client, Lairhe, hired a DJ through Breezin’ Entertainment in May of 2019 for her wedding and he did not disappoint.

 “The DJ was AMAZING!! I have nothing but great things to say about him!! He played great music, got people hype, no one wanted to leave the stage since the beginning! He was so attentive the whole time asking me about what was next, making sure he pronounced the names correctly. He gave all of the announcements in both languages! I’m beyond grateful for everything he did!”

Lairhe is just one of our many clients who have booked a wedding DJ through Breezin’ Entertainment. Check out our Testimonials page on Breezin.com for more reviews of our services.

Energy and Announcements

DJs bring a lot of energy to the reception to help maintain a lively atmosphere. They can feel out the vibe coming from your guests and adjust accordingly. Additionally, they can make announcements throughout the night to let your guests know things like when the father-daughter dance will begin and where they should go. This helps your wedding flow and avoid confusion.

“Do Not Play List”

It’s very common to have a list of preferred songs that you’d like to be played, but DJs can also follow a “do not play” list. This could include songs that you’ve heard one too many times or something more general like “do not play any music with explicit language”. By having a “do not play” list you’re able to keep your wedding’s vibe exactly how you envisioned it. The DJ will come with a setlist in mind but accept song requests so long as they don’t fall within the “do not play” guidelines.

Accommodating

Whether you’re looking for music that brings excitement to your guests or a more laid-back vibe, a DJ is a great, affordable option to ensure you get exactly what you want. DJs are extremely accommodating and will have almost every song you can think of so there’s no shortage of variety. They can also make announcements throughout the night to ensure your reception stays on schedule and all guests know where they need to be. 

If you’re thinking of hiring a DJ for your wedding, check out our website, Breezin.com/weddings-services/, for more information. We can’t wait to help you make your special day one to remember!

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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Planning a Fall Harvest Event

With Fall upon us, you may be considering a Fall Harvest event theme. At first, it may be difficult to come up with entertainment ideas for the theme, but once you’re done reading, you’ll feel excited about all of the things you can do to make your event stand out.

To entertain your guests, hands-on activities are a great way to get your guests engaged and excited. With Thanksgiving coming up, create an arts-and-crafts station where guests can create their very own centerpiece. Guests will be able to take home a souvenir from your event to always remember how much fun they had.

If you’re not artistic yourself and you’re looking for something to give your guests a good laugh, consider a caricature artist. Guests can walk over to the artist at their leisure and sit down for a short few minutes while the artist turns them into a cartoon. Then the guest can take home their personalized art and hang it up on their wall or keep it as a memory.

One of the best parts of Fall is the warm, delicious food. A catering service will ensure that your food is perfect and offer you free time to entertain. When it comes to lighter fare, consider a Popcorn Bar. Rent a popcorn machine and set up all sorts of toppings for your guests to choose from like chocolate chips, M&M’s, or mini peanut butter cups. Guests can choose from what they like and pour it into a nice portable bag, so they have a snack for the night. If that’s not enough for you, finger foods like caramel apple slices or a cheese and meat board do well to encompass the foods of fall.

Once the food is figured out, get cozy with a spiked apple cider or pomegranate sangria. For the kids, fix up some fizzy apple cider or holiday Shirley Temples. If you want to personalize your drink menu, hire a bartender or two to serve specialty cocktails specific to your event. Guests will leave wondering what made your cocktails so great!

A great, well-decorated venue makes a world of a difference and can really transform your event. Make your guests comfortable by turning your venue into a crisp, fall forest with your décor. Fake leaves are a fun and no-mess way to recreate the falling leaves while real pumpkins, apples, and squash are a unique way to bring some nature into the venue. Utilize warm lighting and candles to compliment the warm colors of your color pallet and create an intimate ambiance.

After decorating your venue, take the atmosphere to another level with your music. Consider an acoustic band to play a soft, relaxed version of all your favorite songs throughout the event. This will leave guests feeling comfortable and at ease. If you’re looking to spice things up later on in the night, hire a DJ for an hour or two. This provides a nice balance between an easy-going vibe and ending the night with a bang.

If you want to look back and remember the night after it’s already over, a photographer or videographer is the way to go. A photographer can capture candid moments either for you to keep or for you to post on your website. Either way, professional photos look much better than those taken on a phone. A videographer can help you put together a film that embraces the atmosphere and mood that a still photo can’t. Be sure to create a hashtag for your event so guests can let all of their friends know what a great time they’re having. This is a great way to promote your company or let everyone know it’s your special day. 

All of the services mentioned above are offered through Breezin’ Entertainment. Check out what other services we provide through our Services tab on our website, Breezin.com. We look forward to helping you make your event into a fall spectacle!

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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Breezin’ Magazine’s Volume 3 Launch Party Recap

Recently, Breezin’ Magazine celebrated its third edition, “The New Tampa Bay”, at Whiskey Joe’s in Tampa on October 21st, 2019. Last year, the magazine focused on the “Top 40 Under 40” while this year the magazine recognized the “Top 50 Over 50” with their Half-Century awards. The Nominees of the Half-Century awards included revered and significant influencers in business, education, politics, and social platforms all throughout Tampa and the surrounding areas. Winners of the award are featured in “The New Tampa Bay” magazine. Additionally, Breezin’s charity of the year, Instruments 4 Life, has its very own four-page spread in the magazine, which you can find here at BreezinMagazine.com

The event was a hit, welcoming nearly 200 guests. The culture of Tampa Bay was captivated through a beachfront venue, tiki dancers, and even a fire dancer. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails and the company of their peers all through the night. The event offered a variety of additional entertainment including a DJ, cigar rollers, and photo booths, all of which are offered through Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions.

In addition to promoting the new magazine, the launch party also benefitted Instruments 4 Life, Breezin’s charity of the year. Nearly $5,000 in proceeds from a live auction for a Kenny Chesney signed Blue Chair Bay guitar, as well as all donations, went directly to the charity. Instruments 4 Life is a local organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to express and empower themselves through art and music. They offer guitar, ukulele, and keyboard lessons as well as art lessons. You can read more about this organization on their website, Instruments4life.com, or in our newly released edition of Breezin’ Magazine at BreezinMagazine.com

Some of the winners of the Half-Century Awards included Dana Young, the President, and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, Jane Castor, the mayor of Tampa Bay, Michael Tomor, the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Museum of Art, and many more. Each winner has made a significant impact in the community and continues to do so every day. A full list of winners and acknowledgments can be found in “The New Tampa Bay” magazine.

Breezin’ Magazine is proud of its newly released edition and is excited to share it with the public. “The New Tampa Bay” highlights the people in our community who have shaped Tampa Bay into the city it is today as well as the changes that are coming up in our future. Check out breezinmagazine.com, for a digital copy of the magazine.

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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Breezin’ Magazine Reveals Tampa Mayor Jane Castor on its Front Cover of New Edition 2019

Breezin’ Magazine announces the official front cover of “The New Tampa Bay” Edition Volume 3 featuring Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor. The magazine is set to release on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Tampa, FL., October 15 — Breezin’ Magazine is proud to announce the official front cover of “The New Tampa Bay” Edition featuring Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor. This publication is set to release on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Last year, Volume 2 of the magazine featured entrepreneur and influencer Gary Vaynerchuk as he inspired entrepreneurs of all ages to stay motivated and hungry for success and keeping in tone with the 40 Under 40 Awards. This year, Volume 3 of the magazine is featuring Tampa Bay’s newly elected mayor Jane Castor as she represents the hardworking citizens and professionals of the growing and evolving Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Sarasota areas and inspiring the Half-Century Professional Awards.

Viewers can see and read Volume 3 featuring Jane Castor, The Tampa Bay Museum of Art, The Florida Aquarium, The MacDill Air Force Base, and among many others at the Launch Party by getting a copy of the magazine or digitally at BreezinMagazine.com

Don’t miss the official release party of Breezin’ Magazine’s Volume 3 at Whisky Joe’s 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. All proceeds go towards Breezin’ Magazine’s 2019 Charity of the Year, Instruments 4 Life. All are invited to attend. For more information about the event or to RSVP, please visit http://evite.me/5J2SF1fYVf

To learn more about Instruments 4 Life or to make a contribution to the charity, please visit https://www.instruments4life.com/

The New Tampa Bay is thriving because of our community leaders. Editor-in-Chief Dana Blickensderfer, and the entire staff of Breezin’ Magazine, including publisher Hugo D. Aviles and contributing editor Jordan French, would like to thank every person that submitted a nomination to the Half-Century Professional Awards form.

For more information about Breezin’ Magazine Volume 3 or to stay up-to-date please visit https://breezin.com/magazine. Come to attend the release party and celebrate for a good cause.

To read volume one’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol1

To read volume two’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol2

For media or press inquiries, please contact media relations’ liaison Claudia Tran at claudia@ibossdigital.com.

About Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions
Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions is a wedding, corporate and social entertainment specialist that offers unparalleled entertainment services to its clients. Breezin’ Entertainment’s mission is to create experiences through entertainment. As ambassadors of fun, the team at Breezin’ Entertainment aims to provide a unique level of customer service to ensure that clients are left completely satisfied. Once a client books with Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions, the company will handle the rest.

Founded in 1988 by Cindy Dervech, Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions has been a top-tier entertainment provider in the Tampa Bay area for almost three decades. Specializing in weddings, corporate events, and social functions, Breezin’ tailors their entertainment services to the occasion.
As a licensed, bonded and insured business [License #TA-000378], Breezin’ Entertainment is a company founded on transparency, communication and trust that aims to provide the client with premier customer service that cannot be found elsewhere.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides fast, detailed, organized and reliable entertainment that clients can count on. Book that next event today by calling (813) 701-3523 or by visiting https://breezin.com

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Booking Entertainment for Fall-Themed Events

With fall upon us, you may be considering a fall theme for your next event. Whether you want your event to be spooky, or warm and cozy, there are a number of entertainment options to ensure your event gives off the exact vibe that you want.

Spooky:
If you’re feeling the creepy, crawly spirits floating about, consider a Halloween theme for your next event. There’s only one day a year where dressing up as your favorite pop star is socially acceptable, so why not extend this opportunity to your guests? Perhaps hire a clown to entertain, or even innocently spook, your guests. Clowns are a great source of silly entertainment that helps your guests unwind and fall into the fun of your event.

If a clown seems a little too terrifying, consider an arts and crafts table where guests are able to paint their own pumpkins or create ghostly decorations for their very own Halloween celebration. This hands-on activity lets your guests leave with a souvenir so whenever they see it, they’ll be reminded of what a great night they had at your event.

If you’re hosting a mature, adult event, consider hiring a bartender or two to create specialty, eerie drinks for guests throughout the night. Specialty cocktails are a great way to separate your event from the rest. Come up with a catchy name specific to each cocktail that will leave guests wondering “What made that vampire-blood drink so good?” even after they leave the event.

Lastly, consider hosting a costume contest. This will get guests especially excited about your event and make their night memorable. Perhaps the winner of the costume contest will win a gift card to a favorite restaurant or a spa day. Whatever you choose your prize to be, costume contests can be a fun, interactive way to get your guests counting down the days until your event.

Warm and Cozy:
If you’re not into the scary vibes of Halloween, maybe an event showcasing the colors of fall is a better route for you. Center your décor around the changing colors of the leaves with drapery or balloons to remind your guests of the Northern woods. You can create ambiance with warm lighting and candles encompassing your venue, making your guests relaxed and comfortable upon entrance.

Considering having your event catered? Pick foods like pumpkin pie, apple cider, or a fall cheese board that fills the room with the smells of fall. When guests walk into your event, they will instantly take in the aromas and feel right at home. Plus, who doesn’t love great food with no hassle? By hiring a catering team, you don’t have to fuss or worry about restocking food. You’re able to enjoy your event just like your guests.

Are you looking for some fun activities to entertain throughout the event? Set up a photo booth with props and a hashtag that your guests can have fun with and even bring photos home. Maybe include some carnival games to remind your guests of fall fairs and get them engaged. To get your guests in the groove, hire a live band to give your event that personal feel that can’t be faked.

Whether you’re looking for fun and spooky or relaxed and warm, Breezin’ Entertainment has all of your Fall-themed booking entertainment event needs. Holiday events can be tricky to get just right so don’t do it alone. Visit our website, Breezin.com, to learn more about our services and how Breezin’ can make your event a night guests won’t forget.

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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5 Tips to Help Decide on Choosing a Wedding DJ or Live Band

To DJ or to Band? That is the question. Entertainment is one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when planning a wedding. One of the easiest ways to create a fun, interactive experience for your guests is through music. However, this boasts the question, “Do I hire a live band or a DJ?” To answer the question, here are five tips for deciding whether to hire a wedding DJ or a live band.

1. Venue:
The first thing you have to take into consideration is the venue. If you’re having your reception indoors, such as a country club, is there enough space for a stage without sacrificing too much dancefloor? A band will typically consist of four to six performers, requiring enough space for each performer and their instrument. A DJ, on the other hand, requires a table and space for a single performer, typically taking up less room than a full band. Also if your event is outdoors do you offer shelter in case of poor weather? The last thing you want is your music for the evening to be canceled due to a little rain.

2. Guestlist:
Next, who’s on your guest list? Is it a small, intimate wedding with your closest friends and family? Or does it consist of family members you haven’t seen in years, but your mother says you just HAVE to invite? If you have children attending your wedding it may be beneficial to ensure your band or DJ has music options to entertain them. It’s important to think of your guests when it comes to the music choices. You want the band or DJ to be able to play a wide variety of music that guests of all ages would enjoy. However, balance is key! You want to make sure you enjoy the music just as much as you think everyone else will.

3. Budget:
If you’re on a budget, DJ’s are typically less expensive than a whole band. However, it is possible to have live music without a hefty cost. Consider instead of hiring an entire band, just have a solo performer or duo. At a small, intimate wedding this can set a relaxed, and personal mood. If you’d rather have a wider variety of music, a DJ may be the way to go. Either way, a tighter budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hope for a DJ or live band.

4. Vibe:
Music can set a vibe for the atmosphere like none other, that’s why it’s important to take the vibe you hope for into account. Do you want your wedding to be sophisticated and elegant? Perhaps a string quartet would be a good choice. Are you having your wedding on the beach? Maybe a Latin band or a DJ with a tropical specialty. Whatever vibe you may be going for, it is important that your music matches. The last thing you’d want is to accidentally hire a band specializing in rock for your barn-centered wedding.

5. See Them Live:
Whether you choose a DJ or live band it is imperative that you see them perform live before you sign them. No matter how great they look on paper, you don’t want to take the chance that their advertisements aren’t telling the whole truth. Perhaps the live band you’re looking into can’t sustain their upbeat appearance all night, or your DJ spins great music but is a horrible emcee. It’s just like buying a new car, you have to give it a test drive first.

Whether you choose a DJ or live band, Breezin’ Entertainment is here to make your wedding an event your guests will never forget. Head to our website, Breezin.com, and check out our Services page. We offer information on DJs, live bands, Day of wedding planning, and more. Your event will be a breeze with Breezin’ Wedding Entertainment!

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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