Twenty years ago, when Pat Richitt and Mike Ostrow were teenagers, they founded the band Free Spirit. “We were kids who went to dances and watched the bands perform, as opposed to asking girls to dance like normal kids,” Pat says. Fast forward to today: Theirs is still one of the top wedding bands in the area. In 1995, the two started the Entertainment Exchange (4842 Rugby Ave., Bethesda; 301-986-4640), a full-service talent agency offering everything from live bands to DJs to string ensembles for weddings and other special events.
But Pat knows more than just wedding tunes. This music man owned a flower shop for nine years and worked at a bank for four. Between music, flowers, and budget, we can’t think of a better weddings expert!
Pat’s coming in on Thursday for a live Bridal Party chat. Submit your questions now, and Pat will answer them from 11 AM to noon on Thursday.