Special Edition Wedding & Event Planner

Special Edition is a premier Dallas band that takes great pride in being able to offer a great variety of musical styles, performed by seasoned musicians, to its clients and listeners. Specializing in everything from Dance/Pop (Top 40), R&B, Rock and Jazz to even Country, Funk and Hip-Hop, The Special Edition Band is available for weddings, private parties corporate events and club dates.

The Knot

The Knot BadgeWe are proud to announce that The Special Edition Band has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2016 Pick! This is the third year for us and this fantastic award!

Wedding Wire


The Special Edition Band Reviews

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

The Whole Experience

The leaders of this Dallas Wedding/Party Band have business backgrounds – having both run their own businesses for many years. They know what it takes to have a successfull reception from start to finish and will work with you every step of the way to insure your entire experience is a fantastic success story that you will never forget.

Special-Edition-WebPrior to your event, we ask that you go over our song list and let us know the songs you definitely want to hear and those you definitely DO NOT want performed.

We will get all relevant information from the venue director and go over all staging and power requirements as well as loadin and load out procedures.

We will discuss the schedule of events with either you or your wedding coordinator to set out a timeline that best fits the flow of the evening.

All details such as food and beverage service for the band and the flow of events from the cake cutting , toasts, bouquet/garter toss and all other announcements will be planned in advance.

Special-Edition-WebSpecial Edition will act as emcee for all events at the reception or party including announcing of the bride and groom, best man toast, bouquet and garter toss, cutting of the cake and any other special events you may have planned.

Under normal circumstances, Special Edition will perform 3 hours of music over a 4 hour period. We will arrange our set and break schedules to suit your needs, but we have found that one of the following 2 arrangements usually works best:

  • Three 60 minute sets with two 30 minute breaks.
  • Four 45 minute sets with three 20 minute breaks.

 

We also can play overtime if desired for a pre-negotiated fee.

During the breaks we will function as DJ by playing music to keep the party going. We have hundreds of songs covering various styles of music. We can play music from this selection or you may bring your own – whatever it takes to keep the party going!

Special-Edition-Web Your guests will arrive and enjoy food and beverages while awaiting the bridal party. Special Edition provides the perfect blend of dinner music with traditional and contemporary jazz standards brought to you by some of the most seasoned jazz players in the Southwest (with a few members having advanced degrees in jazz studies from the University of North Texas). This music will be at a nice volume so your guests can eat and converse comfortably.

As you and your bridal party arrive, we will have everyone seated and then announce your big entrance. Some couples choose to do their first and second dance immediately following, while others wait and do it a little later. If the songs you have chosen for your first and second dance are not in our current song list we will learn the songs specifically for your event.

  • Please give us at least one month advanced notice to learn new songs for your event.
Special-Edition-Web Following the announcements and first dance formalities, Special Edition will invite the audience to dance to favorites from the Motown era and other songs from the 60’s and 70’s. These music selections will be chosen to appeal to the “senior” members of your audience.

Later,as the evening progresses the selections will be aimed at the younger members of your party. This is the traditional approach but it of course can be altered in any way to fit your needs. Our goal is to make your reception a fantastic time for everyone and an evening you can remember fondly for a lifetime!

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Special Edition Band requires a 50% deposit to secure the date which is due upon the signing of a contract. The remaining 50% is due the night of the event.

 

Why Choose Us

  • Versatility and Talent
  • Attention To Detail
  • A Fantastic, Fun Attitude

What Clients Say

I had a great time at ______’s wedding last Saturday night thanks to great entertainment by your band! Outstanding!
Donna, Photographer
Thank you so much. I have added your information to my vendors file for brides that request band recommendations. That’s wonderful that you booked to play for _____’s event here as well! I look forward to working together again…
Bethany, Event Coordinator/Catering Manager
Thank you! You mentioned that you’d send some business cards to us. That would be wonderful as we can hand those out to potential clients. Ya’ll did a wonderful job Saturday, so thank you. I loved seeing the packed dance floor.
J.J.P., Venue Coordinator/Catering Director
The band did such an amazing job at our wedding…our guests are still talking about it! Thank you!
Sylvia, Chicago, IL
What a fabulous night our reception was and we owe so much of it to you! Already we have many friends asking who you are and wanting your info for theirs and/or their friends’ weddings. Thank you for making our night the BEST PARTY of our lives!
Elizabeth & Tim, TX