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Are you ready for the most exciting Bridal Show coming your way!
David Tutera is hosting his very own Bridal Show, ‘Your Wedding Experience’, in Houston this Sunday August 9th, at the NRG Stadium (the former Reliant Arena); and he is brining Buddy the Cake Boss with Him!! Talk about two of the most inspiring people in the Wedding Industry in Houston for all our Brides to have a change to not only meet but pick their brain! I’m not sure if anyone can be more excited than we are!!
Come see what David Tutera and his team has put together for you! There will be over 100 reputable Wedding vendors, including our very own DJ Dave Productions, all approved by David Tutera himself. Your Wedding Experience should be eventful and unforgettable and we want to help give you exactly that.
There will Amazing Prize Giveaways:
A 1 hour consultation with David Tutera!
4 Honey Moon Trips!
A Wedding Cake!
And 2 Beautiful Wedding Dresses!
There will also be a chance to watch the stunning Catwalk, join in on the Sweets Showcase, judged by The Cake Boss, A Tips & Tricks Stage, plenty of Reception/Sweetheart Table Designs, a full color Resource Guide, and a Photo Opportunity with both David Tutera and Buddy Valastro!
Wondering how to plan your day full of fun?
The doors for the show open at 11:00am with some special VIP privileges that go along with it and it stays open until 5:00pm. That’s 7 hours full of loads of inspiration, tons of fun, many many ideas, & lots of time to connect with so many different vendors. With a loaded itinerary you are sure to leave with plenty new ideas for your Big Special Day!
We are honored to be a part of David Tutera’s ‘Your Wedding Experience’ Bridal Show and we hope that we can share our excitement and help provide a unique and unforgettable experience with each Bride and Groom out there too!
Check us out at Booth #422 for Show Specials and an Ultimate Grand Prize Drawing!!
We have had the distinct honor of being a part of so many weddings these past few weeks and look forward to all of our weddings in the future. We have had the opportunity to work with so many great Bride and Groom’s and enjoy being able to help make their special day a big hit. So why don’t you sit back and enjoy some behind the scenes as we highlight some of our favorite parts of our weddings.
It all starts with the decorations. When planning out the decorations for a wedding there are so many styles and choices to choose from it can get overwhelming. Well, who am I Kidding? Planning any part of a wedding can be overwhelming; but in the end, it’s all worth it. Chelsea & Collin chose to go simple and elegant and it was absolutely perfect for them! The sweetheart table screams Romantic, while the centerpieces added just the right accent. (My favorite pieces are the lanterns!) It was such a beautiful celebration with Chelsea & Collin at The Carriage House.
Now who likes to dance? We love to see the dance floor popping all night long! At Kelly & Chandler’s Wedding they had glow sticks glowing through the night and their guests were having a blast with them. The up-lighting placed around the room was so gorgeous, it created such a pretty glow on the dance floor and just pulled everyone out to the dance floor where all the fun was happening. If the crowd at your event are dance lovers than them give them some awesome music and some cool lights to move under and they’ll never leave. Pecan Springs was the perfect venue for Kelly and Chandler and it’s one of those you won’t forget!
You can’t have a wedding without Cake! McKenna & Trey had their ceremony and reception at Amber Springs but they really out did themselves when it comes to their cake. And they didn’t only have one cake, they had two! The famous Bride’s cake of course & a cute little groom’s cake. Now if you haven’t been to very many wedding recently, the groom’s cake are really making a name for themselves as many couples have sculpted their groom’s cake into their favorite hobby or thing. We have seen everything from Texans Helmets to Large Mouth Bass coming out of the top of the cake. This is nothing like the ole’ traditional chocolate squared groom’s cake. The little old ford with a bed full of cookies is just to die for! Cookies and Cake? Yes Please! But don’t forget about the classic wedding cake. Everything about this cake is purely beautiful! From the detail in the flower choices, colors, and the location of them to the dimension the icing adds on this beauty.
Cody & Kandace’s wedding was such a blast! Two of our most favorite things were featured at their wedding. The Dancing on a Cloud Effect not only adds that ‘wow’ factor for your guests but it is also a romantic and very sweet and special moment for the newlyweds during their first dance. Who doesn’t want to complete their wedding with that fairytale moment where you get to feel like you are actually whisked away with your spouse like you’re on cloud 9? It just seems so perfect! Now maybe if the Dancing on a Cloud isn’t for you, then the Shoe Game will be. This is such a fun game to watch and be a part of. The way it works is the Bride and Groom sit down back to back in the center of the dance floors and each spouse gets a Bride’s shoe and a Groom’s Shoe. Then a series of questions are asked like the following: Who controls the TV remote the most? Who wakes up the grumpiest? Or who is more likely to eat dessert for breakfast? After each question is asked each spouse holds up the shoe of the one they think controls the TV remote the most, the one that wake up the grumpiest and the one who is most likely to go for that dessert for their most important meal of the day. If each spouse holds up the same shoe they get to kiss! If they hold up different shoes, then they have to try again. It is so much better to watch in person and the guests get a kick out of it every time. A perfect way to entertain your guests at your wedding. Cody & Kandace had the night of their lives at Madera Estates and it was gorgeous yet totally fun celebration with the two of them.
We were so glad to be a part of all of these weddings, to help make them special, bring some fun and entertainment, and be a part of the celebration with all of these lovely couples. We love seeing the love flourish in the air and wish all of our bride and groom’s many years of love and true happiness.
Come see what Olde Dobbin Station is bringing to the table at their Open House on Sunday July 26th. Where many vendors will showcase what they do best and provide show specials just for attending! Don’t forget about all of the tasters you get to try from the Caterer’s and Cake Artists’. Your heart will skip a beat the second you walk up to those stunning beautiful wooden doors, and what you see on the other side of them will amaze you even more.
Olde Dobbin Station brings a unique sense of that old country look with a sweet vintage touch. With structures built in the early 1900’s that have sense been restored to attain the beauty they carry today. The Artesian Water Well that holds its spot on the property used to act in bringing the community together for a place of fellowship and remains a historical marker for the community.
The details carried with Olde Dobbin Station are to die for. From the tall ceilings to the gorgeous chandeliers hanging from it. The wood work within this venue is so intriguing and the doors say it all! Don’t miss out on what Olde Dobbin has to offer in this 3 hour opportunity to step inside and take it all in.
DJ Dave Productions lights up the venue with your wedding colors and keeps the dance floor bouncing to all the new beats.
It never fails that Olde Dobbin Station always leaves their mark in your mind and in some of your hearts. It’s a beautiful venue with an awesome staff and we are honored to be a Preferred DJ Entertainment Company. We take great pride in offering unforgettable experiences for our Bride & Groom’s and Olde Dobbin Station never falls short in being a part of that experience.
We hope to see you there!
The Bridal Extravaganza is a special event for all of us in the wedding industry and an even more special event for all of you fabulous couples out there planning your big day! The extravaganza is hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas and lasts the whole weekend. That’s two whole days with more than 400 of the Best of the Best Wedding Vendors ready to showcase their business to you!
This is by far the best weekend to get the chance to meet all of these vendors face to face as there will be something there for everyone. Whether you still need to decide on the crazy creative way you will display your guest book for all of your guests to sign, or if you’re still looking for that perfect exit everyone is bound to remember, it’s all inside! No matter what the style of your wedding may be, the formality of your wedding, or even the budget you desire to stay under, everyone is bound to be impressed by something this grand event carries along with it.
To add the icing to the cake, majority of the vendors will be offering many discounts and special offers for on-site bookings and there are opportunities everywhere you look to win door prizes like Free Honeymoons & Shopping Sprees. There will also be tasty treats your nose will smell from miles away, Video feeds of local venues, Photography displays that will blow your mind, and Decorators with ideas you will fall in love with.
If you are already on top of your game and have most of your vendors booked already then the Bridal Extravaganza never fails to have the top of the line inspiration for those certain details that are so important to you. With Glamorous Fashion Shows across a 60 foot runway that leave these Brides to Be astounded at what lies before their eyes. Held throughout each day, there are numerous opportunities to catch one of these shows and who knows, by the end of it you may have all of your Bridal Party dresses picked out and the dress of your dreams while you’re at it.
Come by and see what DJ Dave Productions is all about at Booth #1445. Enjoy the chance to receive our show specials if you book by August 31st! We will also be holding not only one but two Grand Prize Drawings during this show. Two very lucky brides, one from Saturday and one from Sunday, will win a $500 voucher to use towards any wedding package we offer here at DJ Dave Productions!!
Join us at the 31st Bi-Annual Bridal Extravaganza at the George R. Brown Convention center for 19 aisles of inspiration, loads of fun, delicious tasters, photo booth samples, DJ Entertainment, and so much more. So don’t miss out on your opportunity to win Awesome Prizes and receive Amazing Specials, not just from us, but from vendors all over.
We hope to see you there!!
Bridal Extravaganza Show Guide:
Tips On Getting The Most Out Of Your Experience
So you’ve got the ring, you’ve got your bridesmaids, you’ve got your mom and grandma in tow, and you’ve got the tickets to the show. Now what do you do? Here are a few simple tips to really help to maximize your time and experience at The Bridal Extravaganza.
1. Have A Game Plan
Bridal Extravaganza can be overwhelming for the unprepared bride. There are 100’s of vendors that offer a variety of services from DJ’s down to dental hygiene. So how do you decipher between what is a want versus a need for your wedding? It’s very simple. Do a little prep work before the show. Make a list of what vendors you need for your big day i.e. DJ’s, Caterers, Florist, Photographers, and Wedding Venue.
2. Research Some Vendors
There are a lot of vendors out there, but figuring out who the true professional is very simple. Ask Mr. Google! I guarantee if you Google the type of vendor you are looking for and add Houston, TX behind it, those top 3 results will most likely be at the show. Look at their websites and read some of their reviews to help you narrow down which ones you want to visit. Reviews are the best way to really find out if the vendor you’re looking for is a true professional and can back up the promises they made. Then on the big day, look at the map handed out at the door to plot a course of who to go by and say hello to.
3. Have A List Of Questions
Booking a reliable vendor is a very important decision for the success of your wedding. Go into this show with a clear vision of what you want your big day to look like and find the perfect vendor by asking questions to see if they can bring that vision to life. Having a set of questions is a great way to make a personal connection with a vendor. Look for someone, who after interviewing them, really gets you excited about their service and puts your mind at ease that your wedding will go off without a hitch. So here are some sample questions relating to booking your DJ that may be helpful.
A. Besides DJ’ing what other services do you provide? i.e. up-lighting, custom monogram lighting, dance floor lighting, photo booth, day of event coordinating, and custom introductions
B. Do you provide Master of Ceremonies services?
C. Do you provide sound for the ceremony?
D. Do you bring backup equipment?
E. Are you insured?
F. Are you a member of any professional associations?
G. Will I meet my DJ before my wedding?
H. Are you offering any show specials?
Most Important Question To Ask: How will you make my wedding unforgettable?
4. Don’t Feel Pressured To Purchase Anything
There a lot of big decisions to be made about your wedding. Go into the show with the attitude of going to exclusively meet vendors. Be wary of the people that tell you that “This offer is only good today!”. Finding the right vendor should be about making a personal connection with the person and not a rushed decision. If you find someone that you have truly connected with, give them your information and inquire about having a sit down meeting to discuss your vision and finding the right package that will fit your needs.
5. Have Fun
This show can be a great experience and a ton of fun. Go in there with a game plan but don’t forget to enjoy yourself. Remember that this is your special time and that stressing will not help the experience. So grab some food samples, get a glass of champagne and celebrate the fact that you are getting married.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 ~ 1 PM to 5 PM
The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027
Please come and visit DJ Dave Productions at the Weddings in Houston on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at The Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, for a bridal show unlike any other.
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvre; meet Houston’s elite wedding experts; be inspired by breathtaking florals, decor and cakes;
and experience the signature “I Do!” bridal-couture runway show.
Please note: All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
No tank tops, shorts, flip flops or babies and children please. Absolutely no strollers will be permitted. Contact 713-806-1085 for more information.
Choosing a Father-Daughter song can prove to be a difficult task. I also suggest that the Father-Daughter song chosen has a special meaning to both the Father and Daughter and the song reflects the love that they share towards each other. Having DJ’d hundreds of wedding in the Houston area, there is a wide variety of songs that have made the cut for this precious dance. Although all of the song selections that made the Top 10 List may not have been a song I would choose, it is clear that each father daughter song has special meaning to the bride and her dad.
The 10 Best Father Daughter Songs
Amos Lee’s “Sweet Pea”
Loudon Wainwright III’s “Daughter”
Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
The Temptations’ “My Girl”
Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”
Heartland’s “I Loved Her First”
Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl”
Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)”
Time McGraw’s “My Little Girl”
Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”
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Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Wedding DJ
As a bride, one of the most important aspects of your wedding day is that you have the time of your life. This is also true for your guests. Looking back on your special day, you want each guest to say, “That wedding was awesome! I’ve never had so much fun!” As a DJ, I know that much of this falls on my shoulders. After you have decided on the venue, the dress bought and the food finalized, the music and entertainment is what truly dictates the atmosphere of the reception. This makes choosing your wedding DJ one of the most important decisions in the wedding planning process.
Top Four Things to Remember When Looking For a Wedding DJ:
- Meet with Multiple DJs– Interview a few, 3 to 5, DJs before making a decision. Make sure the DJ’s personality works with yours and is what you are looking for. An upbeat DJ is important to get the party started and to keep it going!
- Ask For Referrals– Ask your friends, wedding venues, co-workers and even reception halls for references and recommendations about local wedding DJs.
- Ask Questions– During your meeting with potential DJs, find out how extensive their music library and whether or not they will be the actual person deejaying the event. Some other important information to be sure to gather is if they are available for overtime, where they will set up their system, and if they would like to eat at the wedding. Do not forget to ask the DJ what attire will be for the reception, many will come in a tuxedo, but you do not want to chance it! The more information you gather, the more informed your final decision will be.
- Contract– Make sure you have a contract in writing detailing the finalized decisions you and your DJ made. Your wedding is an exceptionally significant day; you do not want to leave anything to chance.