Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vendor Spotlight: Music Unlimited

This week we had a chance to chat with James Bazen of Music Unlimited.  Be sure to check them out for all your music needs for your next wedding or event!

Music Unlimited has been in business since 1985. We book a wide variety of bands, disc jockeys and musicians for weddings, corporate events, and private functions. In addition we book various festivals and clubs around the DC area. Over the years some our clients have included Sun Trust, Kilpatrick Stockton, the NRC, and the Carnegie Institute.

While corporate work is great I think my personal favorite is to work with couples on their wedding music. I know it can be stressful for the couple but ultimately a wedding is an occasion full of love and happiness. My job is to bring that joy and, of course, the fun out through music.

When a bridal couple first contact me I ask them questions about the music they like, the venue they have chosen, and the overall “vibe” that they want to create for their special day. Together we determine what is right for them. It doesn’t matter if it is a full 9 piece band, a DJ or musicians for the ceremony. What does matter is that they are happy.

And that is what inspires me. To see a couple starting their new life together and knowing that I helped with great ceremony music and an exciting reception full of great tunes.

Many couples get caught up in what is the “right” thing to do or the “appropriate” music to play. My advice to them is there is no “right” way to do things. It is your wedding. Whatever you want is what you should have. For example some feel that classical music is the only way to go for the ceremony. But there are other choices equally valid. One of the most popular recessionals of recent years is the Beatles “All You Need Is Love”.

Another thing that helps is if the couple keeps in mind the venue where the wedding will be held. If you 250 guests in a big hotel ballroom perhaps a DJ is not the way to go. A band might be more appropriate. Conversely if there are 50 guests in an intimate historic mansion perhaps a DJ or a duo or trio would work better.

But ultimately my advice is enjoy the planning and the buildup to the wedding. It is fun and exciting. And with the right wedding professionals like – surprise! - Music Unlimited and A Splash of Elegance the entire process will be a breeze.

Thanks James!  For more information on Music Unlimited visit their website at  

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