Apr 122015
 
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Bon Appetit magazine has published their Guide To Weddings and it list some great “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to make your big day a unique and memorable one. The entire staff of the well known foodie mag contribute some personal tips based upon their own experiences and some that they’ve witnessed first hand.

As expected, most of the tips are based on the food for:

  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Wedding Cocktail Hour
  • Wedding Reception Dinner
  • Wedding Cake Recipes
  • Late night wedding snacks

There also some great general tips including:

  • Brides + Bridesmaid attire
  • The After Party
  • The Wedding Registry

This is definitely worth the quick read!

Jan 252015
 

Maroon 5′s new video for their song “Sugar” is taking the internet and Bride’s wish lists by storm. The band and “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin crashed real weddings and surprise Brides & Grooms by singing the song. Guests are confused at first until they realize that it truly is Adam Levine and Maroon 5 right in front of them.

Maroon 5 Sugar Video Philadelphia Wedding DJ

The reactions are priceless and the video includes audio of their reactions along with the music. This is a must-see video to a perfect pop love song. Just think of it as “Wedding Crashers Pt. 2 starring Maroon 5″.

Sep 232014
 
Appleford Estate Wedding DJ from The Masters Group DJ Entertainment

Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA is one of  our all-time favorite Philadelphia area wedding venues. The Masters Group has been a preferred Wedding Disc-Jockey there for the last 7+ years. At Appleford, we provide both Ceremony music and sound systems along with wedding reception planning and DJ entertainment.

Below are a few recent Appleford wedding client reviews from our Facebook page.

Appleford Wedding DJ reviews, Philadelphia Wedding DJ in Villanova, PA at Appleford Estate

 

Appleford Wedding music, Villanova wedding DJ at Appleford Estate

 

Jul 022014
 

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is one of my favorite shows and I always look forward to the #Hashtag game every week. After experiencing a #WeddingFail involving a wedding he recently attended, this was one of the most poular topics. Check out some of the best ones below:

WeddingFail Hashtag

Jul 022014
 
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There is nothing better than a surprise choreographed dance at a wedding. Most times it is the bride & groom, sometimes a bride & father, or the groom & mother. This dance includes a medley of hits by Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, The Backstreet Boys, along with a Persian number performed by the groom and his groomsmen. Sean Rajaee is the groom who pulled this number off for his lucky bride Ariana.


These are always fun to see and are usually entertaining. This group really had it together as some of the groomsmen who flew in had to learn it via YouTube and last minute instruction before the wedding. A terrific job done by all and the crowd went wild!

Dec 262013
 

HuffPost Weddings has The Top 10 Wedding Trends of 2013 by Lover.ly, a popular site for sharing wedding ideas. These popular trends are not going away any time soon but really came into their own this past year.

Photo by Chelsey Boatwright Photography

A few of the popular trends include:

  1. Colorful Decor
  2. Gold Everything
  3. Mint Green

To see the whole list, check out the article at HuffPost Weddings and find more wedding inspiration at Lover.ly.

What do you think will be some of the new wedding trends for 2014? Chime in on our Google+ page to let us know your thoughts.

Sep 192013
 
Bride & Groom First Dance

Trying to narrow down your choices for your First Dance as husband and wife? Then check out this Spotify playlist of the Top 10 First Dance Songs as of September 2013. This list is compiled by DJ Intelligence which tracks music played by Disc-Jockeys across the USA.

It’s always a good idea too know what is popular at the moment. That way you can either go with one of these songs or select something totally different and unique.

My advice to brides and grooms has always been to select a song that has some sort of meaning for them… the night they first met, the first kiss, the moment they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their life with them.

Enjoy and Share!

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 292012
 

TheKnot has a great article for Brides with answers to common etiquette questions when dealing with bridesmaids. Everything from who pays for what, to how much involvement bridesmaids should have in choosing bridesmaid dresses.

This is a must read for any Philadelphia or New Jersey Brides. Check it out here.

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

Jul 102012
 

Book your Honeymoon on a Budget

Bridal Guide has some great tips on how to have a great Honeymoon without breaking the bank.

 

Here are just a few of the tips for engaged Philadelphia couples planning their wedding:

  • Check for deals.
  • Be Flexible with flights.
  • Be open to new ideas.

Read the rest of the Bridal Guide article here.

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