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Your New Favorite Dance Band

Variety band perfect for weddings and events in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and beyond. We feature non-stop dance medleys from Motown to Top 40 and everything in between!

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Austin Wedding Band plays Waco Convention Center Wedding

Waco Convention Center was the perfect location for our bride & groom Travis & Arden’s wedding reception. Serving as the premiere meeting and event facility in Central Texas, the Waco Convention Center offers space & variety to any given event or special occasion of any capacity making it an ideal location for a wedding venue. Our Austin wedding band was happy to provide all the wedding entertainment needs throughout the memorable night.

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7 Tips On Planning Your Wedding In Hurricane Season

Hurricane Harvey has shown no remorse as it’s swept over the state of Texas with catastrophic force. As a wedding band, we know that Harvey may have drastically altered plans for your big day. That’s why we want to provide any future bride & grooms seven key tips needed when planning a wedding in high risk areas during hurricane season. To anyone experiencing the despair from this storm, know you are in our thoughts.  

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Tips On Planning An Outdoor Summer Wedding In Texas

Texas is a top ranked wedding destination with it's scenic landscape & rolling hills. This  all makes planning an outdoor summer wedding or special event extremely enticing. Whether it be Austin, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio it's essential to not overlook the heat during the planning process & take some key things into consideration for your guests, party band & most of all your own sanity.

 

Hydrate:

Dedicating a distinct area for guests to refuel & hydrate will do wonders in helping the party thrive until the bands last song. Unique & customized water dispensers are available for purchase or rent that are able to tie in with your event colors & party theme.

 

Giveaways

Custom printed hand held fans are not only a fantastic way to cool down under the Texas sun but their sharp colors & event specific designs make for the perfect keepsake for guests to take home. Another fun wedding favor to defeat the sun are colorized & custom sunglasses with the Bride & Grooms name & wedding date on the side. 

 

The Outdoors

Provide your party with sunscreen to protect from the suns rays.  If your reception is outdoors make sure to have Insect Repellent handy for when the sun sets as well. 

Lawn Games

Break out the lawn games & add some extra fun for all ages to your reception or special event. Bag toss, yard jenga, checkers & more. 

 

 

Alternate Option

Though it rarely happens, Texas does sometimes rain in the summer months. Make sure to have an alternative option whether it be indoors or under a tent for cover if the weather ends up not being on your side on your wedding day. 

 

Entertainment

The band needs love too! After a high energy show in the Texas Heat, a case of water & a room full of AC is almost dream worthy. Please take into consideration your entertainment, catering company & wedding vendors hustling hard to make your dream day what you always hoped for.

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5 Tricks for a Stress Free Wedding

Whether you live in Houston, Austin or San Antonio planning a wedding can be a hectic time. Here are 5 key tricks in helping to make your wedding as stress free as it can be...

 

1. Don't handle all the dirty work 

Delegate! Wedding coordinators are there to help make your planning process easier. They can confirm your vendors, make weather related decisions, assist with seating assignments, & any other last minute necessities. 

 

2. Wedding Entertainment

It's important you love the music being played at your reception. List the songs you have to hear prior to your big day via the wedding entertainments set list. Your band will be sure to construct a playlist to please everyone in the room at some point throughout the night. They should have a detailed timeline and the ability to execute all your customizations with the perfect flow.

 

3. Time is valuable 

Plan ahead & stretch out your wedding events to leave time to breathe prior to the big day.

 

4. Take care of yourself

Relieve stress and relax before walking down the aisle with an hour of early morning wedding yoga either a one on one session or you & all your bridesmaids. It's important to allow yourself a chance to step away from the hustle & bustle of prepping to go for a run, take a fitness class, read a book or meditate. 

 

5. Love the one you're with 

Don't lose sight of the reason you're planning a wedding to begin with.  Make time for each other & although you may be pulled in different directions on the big day, always find your way back to one another.  Love is all you need! 

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