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The Wedding Biz

Mar 13, 2023

Returning to the podcast is JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions, who creates events which tell the stories of its couples. JoAnn has been included in Modern Bride Magazine as one of their Top Trendsetters of the Year and was also recognized as one of the top twenty-five most influential wedding planners in the world.

Listen to her return today as she talks all about how you can make or break your event with music and entertainment. She discusses how she goes about deciding what kind of entertainment is best for a specific event, why she has music playing the moment that the guests arrive, how she approaches music during particular segments of the event, what her expectations are of the entertainment she hires, and so much more.

JoAnn also offers some parting advice on prioritizing live music at an event, and Andy is so grateful to JoAnn for coming back on the show. He loves the work that she does and hopes that you enjoy this conversation with her. If so, then he would love it if you would share this episode with a few people you know who might also enjoy it and would also be grateful if you were to subscribe to the podcast if you aren't already so that you never miss a new episode! Be sure to also leave a top review wherever you listen because that really helps out the show and helps people find it!


Have you heard about Stop and Smell the Roses with Preston Bailey on The Wedding Biz Network? Listen as Preston shares the secrets, tools, and technologies behind his extraordinary ability to create a theatrical environment out of any space. Also, don't forget about Sean Low's podcast The Business of Being Creative, where Sean discusses the power of being niched, pricing strategies, metrics of success, and so much more. You can find both shows on The Wedding Biz Network.



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Time Stamps

[0:21] - Today’s guest is JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions.

[1:34] - What role does music play at an event?

[2:22] - JoAnn explains how she decides what kind of entertainment a party needs.

[4:20] - JoAnn does not want a moment of silence at an event.

[5:29] - Hear an example of how JoAnn told someone’s story musically.

[8:13] - JoAnn shares a time she had a surprise choir enter.

[9:21] - How does JoAnn approach cocktail hour?

[10:52] - What is JoAnn’s perspective on music during the reception?

[13:05] - What expectations does JoAnn have of her entertainment?

[15:23] - JoAnn shares her insight into communication.

[17:43] - Learn about JoAnn’s experience with one of Andy’s bands, Sound Connection.

[19:04] - How should a band engage with the crowd?

[19:50] - JoAnn emphasizes that live music should be prioritized.

[21:30] - Andy shares JoAnn’s contact information.


Find JoAnn:

Elegant Occasions - Website
Elegant Occasions - Facebook Page
JoAnn’s Instagram Page
JoAnn’s Twitter Page


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Title Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by Kushner Entertainment.