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!

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.

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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.

Aug 302013
 

With many of today’s couples posting and sharing everything about planning their wedding, social media use has skyrocketed over the past few years. SAP, a global Information Technology leader, has a social media application that was used to gather the info for this Infographic on the use of social media when planning a wedding.

SAP listened to what brides and grooms were saying and posting online between January 2013 and June 2013. The results were broken down into categories below.

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To Have, To Hold, and To Post – Saying “I Do” in Socail Media

Jul 022013
 

Wedding Planner to the Stars, Mindy Weiss, gives E! the scoop on what’s hot for 2013 celebrity weddings on E!online.

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Celebrity Wedding Planner – Mindy Weiss

A few of the highlights:

  1. Love and Protect
  2. Light Up
  3. Mix It Up
  4. Stun in Sleeves
  5. Give Back

Head on over to E!online to check out the video and article.

Jun 182013
 

HuffPostWeddings has a great article titled The Truth About Planning a Wedding. The article lists 5 Truths regarding wedding planning and what to expect. For first time brides, this should be a must read.

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The article mentions the great wealth of wedding planning info out there on the internet. The tricky part for couples planning their wedding though, is sifting through all of the websites, blogs, pins, tweets, and #hashtags to find what is appropriate for them and what is appropriate for somebody else. Just because a celebrity had fire dancers performing during cocktail hour doesn’t mean it would be a good idea for your wedding.

Out of the 5 Truths About Planning Your Wedding, the one truth that I think is most important is: Truth #1: You get what you pay for.

Just like in everyday life, this applies to weddings and your wedding budget. You really do get what you pay for. The biggest challenge for all brides is knowing what to trim from the budget and what to gladly pay a little extra for. Of course,  your Wedding DJ Entertainment should be a top priority ;)   but that’s just me…

Apr 302013
 

Geeks come in all shapes and sizes and when it comes to “popping the question” to your geek-lovin’ lady, have no fear, we have the lowdown on the how, what, where, and when.

eHarmony UK has a “geek-tastic” infographic titled The Geek’s Guide to Proposing.

It has some great info laid out in a very entertaining way. It’s filled with “geek-speak” and QR codes but explained so that everyone from the mild-mannered geek to the cool, hip, techno-geek can understand it. My favorite is the History of Geeky Proposals. Check it out below…

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The Geek’s Guide to Proposing [Infographic] by the dating experts eHarmony

Apr 242013
 

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Mar 242013
 

New York Weddings has an interesting Infographic , detailed on HuffPost Weddings, about what Brides would change or not change about their wedding after the big day.

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100 Brides were surveyed and survey questions include:

  • What Do You Regret Splurging On
  • What Did You Do With Your Dress
  • How Long it Took to Pay Off Your Wedding
  • Did You Have a Wedding Registry

It’s easy to look back and second guess every decision that was made, but as long as you were happy with everything, that’s all that should really matter. You could drive yourself crazy if you went back and really reviewed all of the wedding planning that took many months to do.

If you got married recently, what would you go back and change if you could do it over?

Let us know on Twitter… Tweet to @MastersGroupDJ using hashtag #WeddingDoOver

Mar 082013
 

HuffingtonPost Weddings has a great article about 12 Wedding “Rules” Every Bride Should Feel Free to Break that aren’t necessarily valid anymore to today’s brides and grooms. While some are very old customs, others are more recent trends.




Here are a few of the rules:

  1. The groom can’t see the bride before the wedding.
  2. Sleeping separately the night before.
  3. Wearing a white dress.

The bottom line is that it is YOUR wedding and you should feel free to make it your own.

If you want to wear a pink bridal gown, do it. Want to get all of your professional photos done before the ceremony, go right ahead.




Do what you want and don’t worry about having to plan by the “rules”.

Feb 062013
 

Groom’s Guide to Planning a Wedding [TheKnot.com]

The Knot has a great article just for the guys in planning your wedding. There are some great tips of what to do and what NOT to do.

Some of the things to tackle are choosing your groomsmen, finding the perfect wedding bands, getting in shape for the big day, and many more.

Photo: Janae Shields Photography (TheKnot)



I think the best advice is always to check with your bride-to-be before making a final decision on anything. You want to be able to survive through all of the wedding planning ups and downs and avoid the drama. This is one case where it is definitely better to be safe than sorry!

Check out the full story here.