Special Edition Wedding & Event Planner
We are proud to announce that The Special Edition Band has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick!
Prior to the event
Prior 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.
During the event
Special 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!
As the evening begins
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.
As the evening progresses
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.