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Top 10 Country Wedding Songs

Top 10 Country Wedding Songs

Over the last few years, country music and more rustic, rural wedding have come on strong! From barns to open fields, mason jars to candletop barrels, the simpler side of life is creeping into wedding themes around the country. So whether you're looking for country...
Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

Chances are, this is your first time hiring a DJ for a wedding or event- you probably have a ton of questions. What songs do I pick, how long does a DJ play, what do I need to know? To help you out, Uptown Down Entertainment's Brandon Stiles walks you through the Top...
Charleston Wedding Venue Review: The Gadsden House

Charleston Wedding Venue Review: The Gadsden House

A few months ago, the Uptown Down band had the privilege of playing one of the great Charleston wedding venues  : the Gadsden House. Situated in the heart of downtown (and right near the water) of beautiful Charleston, the Gadsden house is a gorgeous, two-story venue...
Tipping your Wedding Vendors

Tipping your Wedding Vendors

When it comes to tipping wedding vendors, know that it's NOT mandatory- it's more so a welcome and appreciated gesture for a job well done. At Uptown Down, we believe vendors should be tipped in two instances: If the client feels like the band or DJ has gone above and...
All About Wedding Ceremony Music

All About Wedding Ceremony Music

We get questions all the time about wedding ceremony music! What ceremony songs to choose, how long should they last, how much does it cost, should it be modern or classical? So today we’re going to be looking over all of it: the art of planning wedding ceremony...
Should You Get a Band or DJ For Your Wedding?

Should You Get a Band or DJ For Your Wedding?

So you're debating whether you want a band or DJ to perform at your wedding. In light of the new Beauty and the Beast movie coming out, it’s possibly the only time I can use this introduction without sounding random:   “Ah, it’s a tale as old as time….”   Hm......
How far in advance should you book a band or DJ?

How far in advance should you book a band or DJ?

So you’ve picked a date. You’ve picked a venue. That’s awesome! Those are the two biggest things to lock down when you get started planning a wedding, so you’re well on your way! Following this, people usually try to lock down 1 of 2 options: the next two things...
How do you book a wedding band?

How do you book a wedding band?

Chances are this is your first time planning a wedding, or even a big event! And with that comes about 10,000 things you feel like you need to arrange/book/order to get ready for it. It can be SUPER overwhelming! Even pros fall victim to the feeling- even though I...
25 ‘Not-Overplayed’ Songs for your First Dance

25 ‘Not-Overplayed’ Songs for your First Dance

More and more in our business, we see our couples wanting to pick out unique, not-overplayed-to-death songs for their first dance. We ALSO see them not having any clue where to start, or even where to find some recommendations to get the creative thinking started....
Picking a Mother/Son Dance for your Wedding

Picking a Mother/Son Dance for your Wedding

The mother/son dance is one of my favorite parts of a wedding. It’s a brief period of time in a very busy day where you as the groom can take a second to appreciate one of the most important persons in your life- your mom! It’s joyful, happy, even a little...