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  • Real World Challenges for the Modern Bride - and How to Solve Them
    Real World Challenges for the Modern Bride - and How to Solve Them

    Chicago DJ - Real World Challenges for the Modern Bride


    Posted: 3/23/2017
    You'll be surprised at some of the strange obstacles you're going to encounter as you plan your wedding. Your families, your bridal party, your guests, your vendors - they're all potential sources of conflict. So here's a short list of headaches you'd be wise to prepare for.
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  • You CAN Survive a Bridezilla... Here's How
    You CAN Survive a Bridezilla... Here's How

    Posted: 3/15/2017
    There's something magical that happens to a bride when she's planning a wedding. And we're not talking about "Disney" magic. It seems, she magically turns into a fire-breathing monster at the slightest obstacle or challenge. And all the charm of being a bride-to-be turns into dread and anxiety over all the work she has to do. Here are some tips for helping your friendly neighborhood Bridezilla through her ordeal.
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  • How to Set Your Wedding Ceremony to Music
    How to Set Your Wedding Ceremony to Music

    Posted: 3/10/2017
    The first thing you want to do for your wedding guests is set the proper mood for your special celebration. And that begins with the music they hear as they arrive for your ceremony. Here are some great tips to make your ceremony a proper reflection of your love and your personalities.
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  • Hot to Find the Hidden Traps in Your Wedding Vendor Contract
    Hot to Find the Hidden Traps in Your Wedding Vendor Contract

    Posted: 3/2/2017
    When you want peace of mind as you plan your wedding, you must be certain that you and your vendors are on the same page, and there are no misunderstandings. Here's how to avoid the traps that come with too many vendor service agreements.
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  • How to Put the "Spring" in Your Spring Wedding
    How to Put the

    Posted: 2/22/2017
    Spring weddings are truly special. The air is a little fresher, the grass is a little greener, and all the flowers are at their brightest. But don't count on the weather to cooperate, especially in the early spring, Following these tips will ensure a great and memorable celebration.
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  • Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer - "Great Start" Party
    Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer -

    Posted: 2/22/2017
    The Chicago DJ pros of Fourth Estate Audio had the privilege of providing the music and sound as Avon 39 launched its Chicago campaign for 2017 at the Old Crow Smokehouse in River North.
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  • It's All About the Feeling - Wedding Advice That Doesn't Suck
    It's All About the Feeling - Wedding Advice That Doesn't Suck

    Posted: 2/17/2017
    Let's make one thing clear about your wedding: it doesn't have to be like everyone else's wedding. There's an entire industry devoted to convincing you to stick to traditions you had no part in creating. Don't let the mechanics of your wedding get in the way of a great celebration. Here's how to take back control of your big day.
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  • 10 Essentials to Keeping Your Sanity As You Plan Your Wedding
    10 Essentials to Keeping Your Sanity As You Plan Your Wedding

    Posted: 2/10/2017
    This may surprise you, but most of the stress couples encounter during their wedding planning is self-induced. It happens as a result of being unfocused, allowing too many time-consuming distractions, and trying to take too much work upon themselves. Here?s how to clear away the clutter, and cut your planning workload and stress by more than half.
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  • The Feminist Bride's Guide to Wedding Planning
    The Feminist Bride's Guide to Wedding Planning

    Posted: 2/3/2017
    Feminism - defined as advancing and empowering women - deserves to play a big part in the planning and execution of a wedding. Here are some ways women are changing the balance of power, starting with those magic words, "Will you marry me?"
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  • Don't Pop the Question on Valentine's Day... Yet
    Don't Pop the Question on Valentine's Day... Yet

    Posted: 1/24/2017
    Millions of couples will get engaged on Valentine's Day; but a fairy tale beginning doesn't just happen by accident. It takes planning and careful thought. Here are some absolute "musts" for your Valentine's Day proposal.
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  • A Beginner's Guide to MC'ing a Wedding
    A Beginner's Guide to MC'ing a Wedding

    Posted: 1/19/2017
    If there are compelling reasons to have a relative or friend handle your wedding MC duties, please accept the advice of someone who's done it thousands of times, and train your MC in proper technique and timing. Your reception will go more smoothly, without all those cringe-worthy foul-ups that will send your guests home shaking their heads. Ready? Take notes.
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  • How to Recognize Bad Wedding Advice
    How to Recognize Bad Wedding Advice

    Posted: 1/10/2017
    Here's some wedding planning advice your well-meaning friends will give you, along with some even better advice -- IGNORE IT!

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  • How to Make Your Wedding Budget-friendly for Your Attendants
    How to Make Your Wedding Budget-friendly for Your Attendants

    Posted: 1/3/2017
    Agreeing to be a friend or relative's bridesmaid or groomsman is a wonderful honor, but it can get expensive. Here's how sensitive brides or grooms help make their attendants' experience joyful without being painful.
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  • Keys to a Successful Christmas Wedding (Or Any Other Holiday)
    Keys to a Successful Christmas Wedding (Or Any Other Holiday)

    Posted: 12/21/2016
    Building your wedding around a major holiday has some advantages, but also some disadvantages. Here's how to get the most out of the holiday, while avoiding the pitfalls.
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  • When Is the Best Time for Wedding Toasts and Speeches?
    When Is the Best Time for Wedding Toasts and Speeches?

    Posted: 12/13/2016
    There are conflicting opinions about the appropriate time to let your Best Man, Maid of Honor and other speakers deliver their toasts. So let's review some of the pro's and con's of each option.
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