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10 Best Pandora Stations for Your Cocktail Hour

The perfect playlist for your cocktail hour begins here. Let’s look at 10 scenarios, each with a different vibe, and dial up the ideal ambiance. At the end, I’ll give you my number one tip for making sure your playlist doesn’t go off the rails and force you to explain yourself! In attendance at your “black tie” formal will be your most important friends, family, and colleagues, all dressed to the nines. The timeless classy playlist for American songbook and […]

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Got My Date… Where Do I Begin?

What an amazing feeling! It’s exhilarating… a combination of excited and nervous. We know why you’re excited. This is a day you’ve been looking forward to for many years! Let’s talk about the nervous part for a second… The temptation is to run around looking at potential venues for your Mitzvah celebration. First, you’ll call NYX to lock in your Emcee, DJ, and photobooth. Then you’ll call some caterers and other vendors. And what if everything costs way more than […]

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The Mitzvah Times are Changin!

Are you changing with them? Once you receive your date, the common practice has been to book your venue, caterer, then entertainment and photographer. That was the old way… The first thing to do when you get your date is to set your budget with your spouse. Your budget will determine the financial allocation for each element of your party. Once this is done, the order in which you book the services, in most cases, is irrelevant. You certainly wouldn’t […]

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What to Know Before Hiring A Band

Bands are a time-honored tradition that have been partying down with us since we learned to bang two sticks together. There are a few things you should know about finding and hiring the right band. What type of band is right for your event? We’ve broken down musical acts into 3 types of bands that you can hire for an event. The type of event you’re having would necessitate the type of band that would work well for you. Traditional […]

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The Best Playlist Ever Made!

One of the most important aspects of any great party is the music. With guests ranging in age from 8 to 80, multiple cultures, religions, and personalities, the best playlist ever made must not leave anyone out. No one understands this better than the DJs at NYX. When you combine the talent and experience of our seasoned professional DJs with your personal favorite songs, the result is your perfect playlist. Our state-of-the-art online music portal allows you to engage with […]

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DIY New Year’s Eve: Party at Your Pad

Part Three: Music and Entertainment When was the last time you went to a party that had no music? Probably never, right? That’s because music is a major contributor to the overall atmosphere of an event. It has the power to draw your guests in, get everyone on the dance floor and bring the night to a close. Further, “It creates the emotion you want to evoke from your guests,” says talented entertainment producer, Andrew Larris. But, how do you […]

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WeddingWire World 2013 Recap: 3 Things We Learned

As professionals, it’s important to understand that yes, we’re good at what we do. But, it’s also important to understand that there’s always room for improvement. Yesterday, team NYX attended WeddingWire World 2013 at The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., in efforts to learn more and improve our business. We had the pleasure of sitting in on a few of Alan Berg‘s lectures; the following are three of our favorite tips that Alan shared yesterday about how to improve your company’s […]

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Performers We Love: Michael Franti

After producing events all week, it makes perfect sense that we’re inclined to attend one. This past weekend, members of Team NYX went to the Mermaids of Alcatraz Tour that featured Train with Michael Franti and Spearhead at Jiffy Lube Live. While we thoroughly enjoyed the concert from start to finish, Michael Franti’s performance quickly became our personal favorite. His stage presence, unique talent and musical prowess created a sort of love-at-first-song connection among our team that we haven’t been […]

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Ted Talk Tuesday: Richard St. John

Everyone has his or her own definition of success. For some, success means earning money, buying a big house or maybe a fancy car. Perhaps for others, success is levitating to a higher social standing or winning an award. For our team at NYX, success is nearly impossible to define as a single item or ideal. Instead, we’ve created our own definition by drawing from approximately eight components, as outlined by Richard St. John’s Ted Talk, “Eight Secrets of Success.” […]

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