Making your wedding day reflect your own personal style! Wedding tips from Music Express!

The venue you choose, the food, the flowers, your centerpieces, etc. all say something about who you are and your tastes. When it comes to choosing your music this should be a reflection of you and your new spouse as well.

When it comes to the music, it should also be a reflection of the two of you. Keep in mind however that you will be having guests of many different age ranges. You want to have some current music, oldies, and popular dance hits as well.

Happy couple that personalized their music:


Wedding Tips – When should you book your dj? 6 months, 1 year, a year and a half ahead of time?

This is a really good questions that I get asked all the time. People will ask me when do you need to know that I want to hire you for my wedding?  The best answer I can give you is this: the sooner the better. If you want a really good dj, then you should be booking them after you pick your venue. They should be right up there with the photographer and the caterer. Of course, there are many djs you can pick up at the last minute. Let’s remember though we are not a commodity like sugar. All sugar is relatively the same so price is the determining factor.

I would rather compare us to a fine dinner. You are willing to pay more for a fine dinner because you know you are going to savor and enjoy it. It should be the same with a great wedding dj. This should be someone who’s work you will enjoy and you will be able to look back on with fond memories!

Really popular days are already being booked 1.5 years out, other dates a year, and some six months ahead of time.

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The bride and groom are having a great time with a really great wedding dj!

The bouquet toss! When should this happen? Wedding tips!

Brides will frequently ask me this question: when is the best time to have the bouquet toss?

The answer to this question is simple. You should have the bouquet toss somewhere in between 30 to 45 minutes after dancing has been opened up for everyone. This means the toast has already happened, the cutting of the cake is done, the first dance has been completed, the father daughter dance is over, the mother son dance is done…and then 30 to 45 minutes later. You don’t want to wait too long because you want to make sure all your single friends have a chance to catch the bouquet! Use my tips to help yourself have a great wedding!

Bouquet toss!

Who will be next?



Best first dance songs!

Your songs should be a reflection of you and your fiance. They should portray the love you have for each other.

Another great song is “A Thousand Years” by Cristina Perri!

We can’t help it – we love Top 10 lists and of course we have here what we consider to be the most popular wedding songs of all time and tunes which are great for a winter wedding.
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They’re all songs with plenty of meaning and perfect for that first waltz round the dance floor by the happy couple.
The best-loved hit and the tune which tops the chart is Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers. The others are as follows (in no particular order):
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
Lovesong by Adele
Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
You got the Love by Florence and the Machine
Love on Top by Beyonce
Dance With Me Tonight by Ollie Murs
I Won’t Let You Go by James Morrison
Talk to us about your favorite tune and what you’d like played at your special day at excel entertainment…

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Wedding love songs – First Dance

Here are some love songs from 2012 that many brides liked for their wedding. For more suggestions go to Music Express and click on my facebook page!

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Music evokes memories, plays on our heartstrings, moves and delights our senses and sets a unifying tone for ceremonies.   Sometimes couples have clear ideas about the music they wish to include and that gives me a feel for the mood we are creating together.  Other times, ideas for music (like other elements and rituals) are inspired by the couple’s story and the themes that emerge. Here’s a musical look back at some of the love songs that accompanied my wedding couples in 2012.

Each couple’s ceremony is unique and reflective of the special qualities and spirit of their relationship. Sometimes that includes a desire for a very traditional element such as walking down the aisle to Wagner’s classic Wedding March  (the quintessential, “here comes the bride”) as Liliana chose to do.

In contrast, the very contemporary and wondrous Afternoon Love In byPrefuse 73 played a special part…

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Your Dream Wedding

You need to have everything just right at your wedding. This goes for the entertainment as well. Make sure you pick a dj who will be flexible and do things the way you want them done. After all, it is your big day! Hire the best djs in Fresno and Clovis!


Due to the stress involved with picking the right venue, the right decor and the right guest list, just to name a few things, putting a wedding together can be extremely daunting. If you’re not exactly sure of how to go about things, this article will offer lots of useful information.

Consider what the weather may be like on your wedding day. If you have an outdoor wedding and the day is very humid, your attendees may not be up to celebrating for too long. Also, if it’s too cold, guests may be uncomfortable and want to leave. Bring fans or heaters to your wedding so that you can adjust the temperature in the room if necessary.

Post a schedule of events on your wedding website or send an itinerary with your wedding invitations. This helps out-of-town guests make appropriate travel plans, especially guests who are going to participate in…

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