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MUSIC : Songs of the Soaps

WOODLAND HILLS —  Her husband was in law school. Her two young children were taking naps. It was the late 1960s when--as other suburban housewives did--Gloria Sklerov asked herself: “Is this all there is?” Rather than spend her days watching soap operas, Sklerov picked up a guitar and started composing melodies. These days, if she turns on the soaps, it’s probably to hear one of her songs. “Some [...]

November 2nd, 2019|

Tips for a Magical D.I.Y. Wedding Music Plan

Don't even THINK of doing it all on your own. Have a friend help you at the wedding. Let them be at the controls to ‘work' the program and coordinate the highlights, etc. A ‘dry run' to work out logistics is a must. Do a sound check at least a few days or a week before the wedding. Select the special songs you've chosen for special highlights at least 2 or 3 weeks before your wedding day if poss [...]

July 21st, 2019|

The Reception Candle Lighting Ceremony…

A New Approach There is a new, powerful unity candle tradition growing in popularity - one that goes beyond the wedding ceremony. A Reception unity candle lighting ceremony allows more family members to be recognized and warmly acknowledged, especially children. Here are two different formats for Candle Lighting Ceremonies at the reception: Picture a special Unity Candle displayed on a beautiful [...]

June 17th, 2019|

3 Steps to the Wedding Soundtrack of Your Dreams

Whatever your budget, and wherever the wedding's to take place, you can make yours the one where everyone has such a good time, no one wants to leave. Just remember that it's not how much you spend that counts. Many elaborate, expensive weddings are dull, and lots of simple, backyard/home weddings are magical. It's all in the planning ...and we're here to share our wedding music expertise so you [...]

May 11th, 2019|

Everything You Need to Know About Bands & DJs…

Before You Hire One...and After! Most people agree - there's something special about live music, especially at a wedding. You might want to consider live music for your wedding, if only for an hour or two before or during the ceremony or cocktail hour. If you're looking for the greatest versatility at a more modest price, and a professional program, with you'll understand why the popularity of D [...]

April 17th, 2019|

Avoid the Biggest Wedding Music Mistakes…

By Gloria Sklerov & Barbara Rothstein, Co-authors of "How To Set Your Wedding To Music", The Complete Wedding Music Guide & Planner The 3 Biggest Wedding Music Mistakes To Avoid Now! If you're like most couples, you probably already know what you like (or dislike) when it comes to music. Still, when it comes to wedding music, you might not realize that your choice of music is only one of [...]

March 2nd, 2019|

First Things First

Most people agree that great weddings are the ones where everyone has a great time. But great weddings don't just 'happen'...They're carefully planned and created Your flowers, the setting, a gorgeous gown... all these will make your wedding look beautiful. But it's the music that'll make your wedding feel beautiful. Music is the most powerful way to create excitement and set the tone and mood o [...]

February 16th, 2019|

How To Set Your Wedding To Music

Great Weddings Take Great Planning Wedding professionals know that the right music at the right time can... unite all your friends and family capture your personality and style heighten the emotion of each special moment Now top wedding music experts show you how to unlock the power of music for your wedding. Make Yours A Great Wedding... Creating a magical experience takes more than just ch [...]

January 29th, 2019|

What to Play and When to Play It

This is the very beginning of the wedding, the time when the first guests arrive; sometimes refreshments or cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are served before the Ceremony begins. Listen to a few samples of music as you imagine the setting of your wedding and visualize your first guests arriving. Air on the G String (CD2) Through the Eyes of Love (CD1) Lasia Ch'io Pianga (CD2) This term refers to [...]

December 13th, 2018|

Wedding Songs Lists & Suggestions From The Pros

Wedding Prelude Songs Wedding Processional Songs Ceremony Music Unity Candle Songs Wedding Recessional Songs Interlude (Classical) First Dance Father / Daughter Dance Mother / Son Dance Family Dances Songs for the Wedding Party More Reception Highlights [...]

November 7th, 2018|

Wedding Music Planning 101

If you're wondering how you'll ever find time for the thousand things there are to do before you get to "...and they lived happily ever after...", we want you to know that wherever you are with your wedding music planning, we're here to help you create the wedding soundtrack (and the wedding) of your dreams. Wedding music experts Gloria Sklerov & Barbara Rothstein have helped thousands of br [...]

October 12th, 2018|

Musically Summer

Outdoor weddings are definitely on the rise, but even if you’re not having one or attending one, the summer is still one of the most romantic seasons to spend with your sweetheart. Imagine those warm summer nights, basking in the ambiance of the sun setting as you lay with your sweetheart on a hammock, softly swinging side to side. And what would make that moment even more romantic? (Other than [...]

September 12th, 2018|

Ambience: A DJ’s Blog

In this article, we spoke with Gloria Sklerov and Barbara Rothstein from the Los Angeles-based Wedding Music Central (www.weddingmusiccentral.com). Wedding Music Central offers the only line of unique wedding music CDs and wedding music downloads created by Grammy and Emmy-winning hit writers. In other words, brides are no longer limited to “off the shelf” commercial music, and can now enjoy the [...]

August 19th, 2018|

2017 Wedding Trends

The free-spirited summer weddings give way to a wave of heartwarming Fall weddings. With each new season, there are new trends. So in honor of the best apple-picking season of the year, we bring you our Top Fall Wedding Trends! TREND #1: GREEN, GREEN, GREEN This Fall, the biggest wedding trend we see is the incorporation of eco-friendly aspects into weddings . This is a trend that we only see gr [...]

April 12th, 2017|

Valentine’s Day 2017

“Valentine’s Day is a chance to celebrate love in all of its wonderfully unpredictable, beautifully diverse forms.” Yes, it’s that time of the year again! When cuddly teddy bears and delicious chocolates are in fashion and sales of candles have reached their peak. With or without the gifts, and whether you’re single or in a relationship (Facebook-visible or not), one thing is for sure. You can n [...]

February 14th, 2017|