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Stan Wiest


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My new piano CD "MUSIC TO DRIVE BY" features my personal and emotional arrangements of music of the Great American Songbook. As president of A.Stan Wiest Music and Perfect Altar Ring Wedding Coordinator Consultant I can help brides with any questions concerning wedding music from ceremony music, cocktail hour, one man band, strings to reception music as well as full planning services. I can provide suggestsion for wedding ceremony music, first dances, father daughter dances, mother son dances as well as eliminate any stress in the selection process.I can help with suggestions from string quartets, strolling violins, Steel Drums Band, Mariachi Band, bagpipes, bands, harp, orchestras, DJ MC , Band DJ combinations, Wedding Ceremony Singers,pianists, keyboardists,classical music and their repertoire. Ideas on creating a wedding unique to each bride's needs and wishes as well as solving any problems causing distress or concern. All ethnic music from Greek Bouzouki, Salsa, Latin, Irish , Italian, Persian, Arabic, Israeli,Middle Eastern, Belly Dancer, German Octoberfest,Flamenco Guitar,Jazz,Big Band Swing,Dixieland Banjo,Sitar Tabla. Specialty performers Country Western Bands,Line Dance Caller,Square Dance Caller,magicians, clowns for the children, puppet shows etc.My policy is to eliminate the stress and worry and to help you, guide you and work with you to enable you to fulfill your dreams of a care free magical wedding with a packed dance floor. I can help with specific suggestions of what works and what does not work musically as well as the proper announcements, ceremonies etc.

Experience in the area

Featured in BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE November-December 2007 issue selecting wedding music,BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE January-February 2008 issue budeting a band or dj, NEW YORK MAGAZINE Spring 2005 Wedding Issue-interviewed on "Trouble Shooting The Most Common Issues In Planning Wedding Music".Provided the music for the weddings of the editors or RED BOOK MAGAZINE, BRIDAL GUIDE MAGAZINE and COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE. I am a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants since 1995 and President of A.Stan Wiest Music. I lead the first band from my office and I personally play for 4 to 6 weddings a week. My office provides the music for 20 to 35 weddings each weekend. My website is I give seminars teaching consultants how to customize music for weddings to represent the personality of the bride and groom,how to make weddings magical, how to spot and avoid problems and how to eliminate stress for a bride.I provided the music for the weddings of the editors of Red Book, Cosmopolitan and Bridal Guide Magazines,the Du Pont wedding as well as receptions for Barbara Walters and Sally Jessy Raphael, Tony Randal.Organizations belong Member National Association of Bridal Consultants.Publications Stan Wiest is featured in Bridal Guide Magazine cover article "The 75 Best Reception Ideas Ever",Premier Bride Magazine, Weddings Of Distinction , Dialogue Magazine -magazine of Association of Bridal Consultants,Also featured in New York Times,Wall Street Journal.Recommended by New York Magazine yearly. My office is recommended for wedding music in the book "The Perfect Wedding Reception" by Maria McBride Mellinger -an editor at Bride's Magazine.Featured interviews on WCBS NEWS RADIO 880 AM, Recommended by Joan Hamburg WOR AM Radio Personality in her book "CITY WEDDINGS"


Association Of Bridal Consultants


New Piano CD "MUSIC TO DRIVE BY" featuring my interpretations of the Great American Songbook.


Full Piano Scholarship Hofstra University MS CW POST LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY

Awards and Honors

Interviews in New York Times,Bridal Guide Magazine,Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook Magazine, New York Daily News,Long Island Newsday, New York Post, CBS News Radio

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Recent Answers from Stan Wiest

2014-10-27 How to state father of the bride on wedding invitation:

There are two ways this can be done with your wishes in mind. I am enclosing two invitation examples.    I am using make believe names for the parents and bride and groom as a template to use    Invitation

2014-10-26 How to state father of the bride on wedding invitation:

Dear John,  I need to know the following information in order to properly answer your question.    1) Is the mother of the bride hosting the wedding?  2) Is the bride and groom hosting the wedding.   

2013-03-10 Suggestions:

Dear Angela,  I apologize for not getting back to you yesterday - I was at 2 weddings.    I would write the invite as follows      Come help us celebrate our new life together as man and wife.   We will

2013-02-07 maid and matron of honor:

Dear Beverly,  Your maid and matron of honor are your witnesses at the ceremony.They will assist you by holding your flowers as you take your vows, lifting your veil,helping you with your dress. They will

2012-07-03 Wedding Ceremony Song:

Yes the end of the Firebird Suite can be used -either by live music (string ensemble) or if you are using a DJ - he can edit to start at the end. I would use something less dramatic for the family and


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