Jan 242013
 

Complete Guide to Choosing a Wedding Photographer

Digby & Rose, known for Custom Wedding Invitations  +  Letterpress Printing & Design, has a great infographic with helpful info on Wedding Photography.



Some of the tips include:

  • Average cost of a wedding photographer
  • 10 questions to ask your photographer
  • 5 must have pictures for your wedding



The infographic also has a handy Wedding Photography Opportunity Checklist.

This is just a general guide so take the time to research and ask questions when interviewing potential wedding photographers.

Best of luck with your Wedding Photographer search!

Jan 212013
 

Average Cost of a Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

CostOfWedding.com has detailed reports on the cost of weddings organized by City, State, or Zip Code.

They report that the average cost of a wedding in Philadelphia is $25,247. This is just an average and many factors influence the total cost of any wedding. They say that you should expect to spend more, anywhere from 50%-100% more, for experienced professionals.

Philadelphia DJ Entertainment Cost

For DJ entertainment, they cite $553 – $889 for an average disc-jockey entertainer.

For an experienced Philadelphia Wedding DJ, they cite the range at $1,067 – $1,422+.

Source: CostofWedding.com

Source: CostofWedding.com

Find the full wedding report, which includes Attire & Accessories, Beauty & Spa, Entertainment, Flowers & Decorations, Gifts & Favors, Invitations, Wedding Rings, Photgraphy & Video, PLanner & Consultant, and Venue, Catering, & Rentals, at this link here.

Dec 282012
 

Connect with Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ:

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Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ – The Masters Group

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.

Nov 302012
 

Bride & Groom First Dance Songs of 2012

Below are the Top 20 First Dance Songs as selected by couples across the entire US over the past year. The statistics are gathered by DJintelligence which is used by countless DJ’s across the country.

One thing that you will notice is that there is a good amount of country music and more recent songs rather than some of the classic First Dance songs.

Bride and Groom – First Dance Songs

1 Paisley, Brad Then
2 James, Etta At Last
3 Train Marry Me
4 Shelton, Blake God Gave Me You
5 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road
6 Lamontagne, Ray You Are The Best Thing
7 Adele Make You Feel My Love
8 Mraz, Jason I Won’t Give Up
9 Lonestar Amazed
10 Mraz, Jason & Colbie Caillat Lucky
11 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend
12 Buble, Michael Everything
13 Perri, Christina A Thousand Years
14 Presley, Elvis Can’t Help Falling In Love
15 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling
16 Johnson, Jack Better Together
17 Aerosmith I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing
18 Chesney, Kenny Me And You
19 Matthews Band, Dave You And Me
20 Young Band, Eli Crazy Girl

To see the full list of the Top 50 on The Masters Group website, click here.

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.

Sep 212012
 

Are You At A Hipster Wedding?

Refinery29 has a great infographic and article with signs that you are at a hipster wedding.

Just a few of the signs:

  • The invitation came as an interactive website
  • The wedding came with it’s own hashtag (#LisaAndJoeTieTheKnot)
  • Organic cocktails are served in mason jars
  • Fuzzy beards everywhere

You can find the article and infographic here.

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.

Jun 212012
 

TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com Announce Results of 2nd Annual Destination Weddings Study

XO Group Inc., creator of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, released the 2012 Destination Weddings Study results.

This was tracked by studying over 350,000 destination weddings including over 3,000 US couples who had a destination wedding in 2011 or 2012.

Destination Wedding Beach Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights

  • In 2011, nearly 1 in 4 (24%) couples had a destination wedding; this has grown from 20% in 2009.
  • 66% of international destination wedding brides and 45% of domestic destination wedding brides opted for a destination wedding because they wanted a special, fun or exotic locale.
  • Domestic destination weddings are more popular than international destination wedding locations.
  • In 2011, 70% of couples chose a continental US destination for their wedding, up from the 60% who opted for Stateside nuptials in 2009.

Read the full article here.

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.

May 292012
 

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Grooms getting more involved in planning the wedding

In the past 5 years, more grooms are having their say with wedding plans and not just “showing up” on the day of the wedding.



“The modern groom is trendy, savvy and stylish and wants to bring aspects of his style to the wedding,” says McKnight, a Brampton wedding planner. With many couples footing the bill, “grooms want to have a say in where those wedding dollars go, including a great suit, a bar stocked with their favourite premium liquors, maybe cigar and scotch after dinner, and an amazing honeymoon.”

Read more of the Toronto Sun article here.

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.
May 162012
 

A Groom’s Guide to using Pinterest

When most people here about Pinterest, usually you think of females and brides for wedding planning. It is a fantastic tool for pinning your favorite pictures of wedding gowns, wedding flowers, wedding cakes, etc. You can create multiple pinboards and can repin other people’s images as well.

But what about the guys? Are there any Philadelphia Groom’s using Pinterest?

Not to fear gentlemen, there is a guide for groom’s on using Pinterest to plan your wedding. You can add ideas for unique wedding gifts for your groomsmen, honeymoon locations, and you can put together a Must Play list for your wedding songs.

Check it out…

Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.
Dec 102011
 
There are so many great songs available for your Bride and Groom First Dance.
 Dana & Steve’s first dance at Appleford Estate courtesy of Rachel Clare Photo.
To help you get started, below is a list of the Top 50 First Dance Songs dynamically compiled based on online requests made over the past year at thousands of events across the country.

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Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ is the blog for The Masters Group at www.mastersgroup.net.