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Philip Gabriel Photography
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Philip Gabriel Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographer...
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Philip Gabriel Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographer In the last 13 years, Philip Gabriel Photography has taken the wedding industry by storm. Gabe Fredricks, owner of PGP, follows in his father, Philip's, creative footsteps. From a young age, Gabe developed his creativity. This pass...
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Allure Films by Video One Productions
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Allure Films in Philadelphia's top wedding videographer. Al...
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Allure Films in Philadelphia's top wedding videographer. Allure is led by CEO Tim Sudall, who has been in the videography business for over 25 years. Since then, Tim and his team have worked in venues across the states and internationally as well. Primarily, they capture wedding in the Phila...
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Kristina Wittig Event Coordination
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Kristina Wittig Event Coordination PHILADELPHIA EVENT PLANNER...
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Kristina Wittig Event Coordination PHILADELPHIA EVENT PLANNER  A luxury provider of event coordination services in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware regions as well as surrounding suburbs. Kr. Too often, brides rely on family and friends to help carry out plans on the day of thei...
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Silver Sound DJ Entertainment
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Silver Sound has 20 talented Philadelphia Disc Jockeys under ...
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Silver Sound has 20 talented Philadelphia Disc Jockeys under management, with Philadelphia DJ's located in 7 suburban Philadelphia counties, playing a diverse repertoire from Modern Dance Music to Rock, R&B, Country, and Salsa, entertaining over 1,000 events a year from Philadelphia Weddin...
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All About Events
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All About Events A little about us… My company’s most re...
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All About Events A little about us… My company’s most recent champagne moment was the heartwarming celebration we had for our 10th anniversary in July 2016. It was a milestone I have dreamed of achieving, and now that we have surpassed that mark, the team and I are dreaming even bigg...
Alexandria Catherine Events
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Alexandria Catherine Events "Our understanding of and apprec...
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Alexandria Catherine Events "Our understanding of and appreciation for tradition, ceremony, and detail allow us to offer and unparalleled planning experience. It's not just a day - the best events are built on experience."  A native to suburban Philadelphia, Alexandria has always been s...
Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys
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Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys is the leading Disc Jockey and Em...
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Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys is the leading Disc Jockey and Emcee Entertainment Company specializing in Wedding, Private Party and Nightlife Entertainment for over 3 decades.
Lauren James Events
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Lauren James Events A luxury provider of event planning servi...
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Lauren James Events A luxury provider of event planning services in the Philadelphia region. Owners and visionaries Lauren Lerner Akman and Jamie Nadeau have a combined 21 years of experience planning over 2,200 events and over 200 weddings. Lauren and Jamie began as colleagues, but quickly be...
BVTLive!
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No matter what your musical taste is, you can’t go wrong with...
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No matter what your musical taste is, you can’t go wrong with one of our Philadelphia bands. We have the talent to match your style. You can choose from many amazing bands including Jellyroll, Sid Miller Dance Band, All About Me, Big Ric Rising, The Eddie Bruce Experie...
Kaleidoscope Weddings
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KALEIDOSCOPE WEDDINGS PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PLANNER We can tal...
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KALEIDOSCOPE WEDDINGS PHILADELPHIA WEDDING PLANNER We can talk about how we bring a team with us to each and every single wedding. We can mention how each individual planner has a natural event management instinct. We can tell you all about the family that has been built because of our strong ...
EBE Talent -Bands
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Dazzling vocalists, powerful musicianship, captivating choreo...
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Dazzling vocalists, powerful musicianship, captivating choreography, sharp looks and superior charisma equate to exceptional entertainment from EBE! Our dance and event bands are trained in “The Art of the Party” and have your whole night covered! Having performed thousands of events, EBE band...
AMC Photography Studios
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Established in 2004 by An...
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Established in 2004 by Ann Marie Casey, AMC Photography, LLC specializes in event and commercial photography. The studio is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the Main Line. The studio provides photography services to clientele in the Phila...
Arrangements Unlimited Event Stylists
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Arrangements Unlimited takes your event concept and produces ...
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Arrangements Unlimited takes your event concept and produces it from start to finish. Whether an intimate or corporate gathering, our award-winning event professionals are ready produce your perfect day. We start with the vision you have, and create a personalized plan to bring it to life. Vis...
Robert Ryan Catering
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Your special event should be as unique as you are. Allow our ...
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Your special event should be as unique as you are. Allow our team to guide you to precise design options, menu selections and décor suggestions to create an event that perfectly reflects your personality.
Ralph Deal Photography
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographer My goal as a weddi...
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographer My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experie...
Astera Digital Media
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ASTERA DIGITAL MEDIA Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Video...
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ASTERA DIGITAL MEDIA Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Videographer, Photographer, Film Maker & Editor, Tony Seligson is the founder and president of Astera Digital. Launching the company while earning his degree in RTF Radio Television & Film from Temple in 1991, Mr. Seligson has gui...
Ryan Eda Photography
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Ryan Eda Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographers "Our...
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Ryan Eda Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographers "Our company is Ryan Eda Photography, owned by internationally recognized wedding photographer Ryan Eda. Our home base is in Fishtown Philadelphia, where our wedding photography business has been operating for six years and counting. We ...
M2 Photo
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M2 PHOTO Philadelphia Wedding Photographer We believe the onl...
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M2 PHOTO Philadelphia Wedding Photographer We believe the only way to story tell in a genuine, beautiful way is to build lasting, trusting relationships with our clients, so that’s what we do. We get to know you guys, and you get to know us — both on professional and personal levels. We’ll do ...
The Uptown Band
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THE UPTOWN BAND Originally formed in Reading, Pennsylvania, t...
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THE UPTOWN BAND Originally formed in Reading, Pennsylvania, the Uptown Band now performs all across the United States. The Uptown Band plays a variety of music to fit any wedding style. Their versatility and talent has made them a highly respected wedding band across the Northeast. Since 2006,...
Beke Beau
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BEKE BEAU PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST Beke began her journey i...
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BEKE BEAU PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST Beke began her journey in beauty in New York City, as an assistant to cosmetics mogul Laura Geller. She later freelanced for makeup artist Kimara Ahnert. High-profile events Beke has worked on include the weddings of actress Catherine Zeta-Jones,author Jen...
Baiada Photography
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographers A Father and son team, Ba...
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Philadelphia Wedding Photographers A Father and son team, Baiada Photography combines experience while keeping on top of current trends in Photography, servicing the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. For 30 years, Baiada Photography has made it their goal to find and photography the true em...
Garces Events
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Garces Event Catering Passion. Integrity. Warmth. Garces Ev...
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Garces Event Catering Passion. Integrity. Warmth. Garces Events brings the award-winning cuisine and Latin-inspired hospitality of Chef Jose Garces to your celebration. Our talented and diverse family of hospitality professionals is at the ready to make your event all that you’ve imagined. ...
Poser Photobooths
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POSNER PHOTOBOOTHS A note from Poser Photobooths: "We’ve bee...
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POSNER PHOTOBOOTHS A note from Poser Photobooths: "We’ve been in the event industry for like, ever, so we attend a LOT of events and see a TON of photo booths. We’ve witnessed nearly every photo booth fail possible, and we knew there was a better way. Enter Poser -- the photo booth that erase...
Peachtree Catering
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Peachtree Catering and Events A boutique catering firm in Phi...
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Peachtree Catering and Events A boutique catering firm in Philly and on the Main Line serving up creativity and style both off-premise and in-house at our exclusive venues: POMME in Radnor, and PARQUE in Newtown Square. With a Peachtree Kosher division. We specialize in fine dining, serving r...
Jeffrey Miller Catering
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From the house-cured prosciutto, hanging for months in our co...
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From the house-cured prosciutto, hanging for months in our cold room, to the artisanal epis we bake in our pizza oven, to the gelato made by our pastry chef with lavender from our garden out back—know if it’s on our menu, we made it for you, ourselves, by hand. The creativity in presentation,...
12th Street Catering
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12th Street Catering We're food people. More specifically, w...
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12th Street Catering We're food people. More specifically, we’re a well-versed group of full-service catering and hospitality professionals with more than 30 years of relevant industry experience. We’re not just machines that pump out matter for the masses either. We are true food people and ...
Cliff Mautner Photography
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CLIFF MAUTNER PHOTOGRAPHY Philadelphia Wedding Photographer A...
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CLIFF MAUTNER PHOTOGRAPHY Philadelphia Wedding Photographer As a wedding photographer serving both Philadelphia and New York, I'm perhaps best known for my authentic, dramatic, and timeless photography. Light, texture, dimension, mood, composition, anticipation, passion, emotion, energy, roman...
Beautiful Blooms Events
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Beautiful Blooms Events is a full service event design and pl...
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Beautiful Blooms Events is a full service event design and planning company located in the exciting Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia, PA. We are a close-knit team of innovative designers, progressive thinkers, and passionate planners. We are thrilled to offer our clients a bouquet of...
CTO Artists
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If your looking for a Philadelphia wedding band, you need to ...
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If your looking for a Philadelphia wedding band, you need to look no further than CTO. A CTO Band is a well-oiled machine whose only goal is to make your Philadelphia wedding perfect. To accomplish that goal, we hire and train the very best musicians on every detail - from choreography to cutt...
Ace Limousine & Airport Service
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Ace Limousine & Airport Service A family owned and operat...
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Ace Limousine & Airport Service A family owned and operated, and when you ride with us, you can expect to be treated like family. Our services include airport transfers, corporate transportation, proms, weddings, and any special occasions. With decades of experience in the industry, Ace L...
John Serock Catering
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John Serock Catering of West Chester has quickly become the c...
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John Serock Catering of West Chester has quickly become the caterer of choice for brides and meeting planners throughout the Philadelphia area. Our team of seasoned professionals has an unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes in turning your dream vision into a remarkable one-of-a-kind e...
Morby Photography
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MORBY PHOTOGRAPHY Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Morby Ph...
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MORBY PHOTOGRAPHY Philadelphia Wedding Photographers Morby Photography began in 2001 when Mike was studying art in college and a family friend asked him to photograph her wedding.  Over time his skills and reputation grew, and in 2012 Mike left his job and began photographing weddings on ...
J. Scott Catering
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Service calls us. Experience informs us. Creativity drives us...
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Service calls us. Experience informs us. Creativity drives us. Your story inspires us. For Philadelphia’s most memorable and sophisticated events, the dedicated professionals of J. Scott Catering refuse to settle for anything less than greatness. Your happiness means the world to us, and we w...
Bradley Digital
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BRADLEY DIGITAL Philadelphia Wedding Photographer / P...
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BRADLEY DIGITAL Philadelphia Wedding Photographer / Philadelphia Wedding Videographer At Bradley Digital, our focus is always on you! When life’s moments are too important to miss, trust the experts of Bradley Digital — the Delaware Valley’s premier provider for digital medi...
Slay Displays
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Slay Displays "We were so lucky to turn our hobby into a fami...
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Slay Displays "We were so lucky to turn our hobby into a family business at Slay Displays. In our family atmosphere we create all of our items. We put so much LOVE and care in every single piece we create. We have a personable approach to each client and make the rental process as easy as it c...
Garro Glam
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On location hait and make up specialists Samantha and Brittan...
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On location hait and make up specialists Samantha and Brittany Garro run Garro Glam. Although they are based in Delaware County, the pair is always willing to travel to makeover brides for their big day. 
Eventricity
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Eventricity is the event planning company for your next perso...
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Eventricity is the event planning company for your next personal celebration! From weddings and rehearsal dinners, to mitzvahs, birthday parties and holiday parties, we turn these special moments into everlasting memories with our unmatched creativity, work ethic, and care for our clients. We ...
Susan Stripling Photography
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Based in Brooklyn, NY, Susan Stripling photographs worldwide ...
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Based in Brooklyn, NY, Susan Stripling photographs worldwide with experience from over 800 weddings. Her passion spills over into every photograph she produces and projects her artistic vision.
Barbara Jo Saler Events
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Barbara Jo Saler Events For over twenty years, Barbara Jo Sal...
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Barbara Jo Saler Events For over twenty years, Barbara Jo Saler has been creating beautiful events in Philadelphia, New York, and beyond. Her expertise ranges from intimate social gatherings to society weddings to corporate functions. Barbara Jo Saler Events, LLC, is a full service event prod...
Elegant Events
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ELEGANT EVENTS WEDDING PLANNER We are committed to helping yo...
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ELEGANT EVENTS WEDDING PLANNER We are committed to helping you create your dream event. Our formula is simple and effective! We listen to you, ask questions, and strategically help to identify event needs and where we can fill in the gaps. As event planners, we contact, research, and recommend...
Carl Alan Floral Designs
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A Carl Alan floral event is stunning, elegant and sophisticat...
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A Carl Alan floral event is stunning, elegant and sophisticated – a masterpiece of design and style. As Philadelphia’s most awarded designers, Carl Schwarz, Vito Russo and their team conceive beautiful floral creations that wow our clients and their guests. The signature of Carl Alan is all in...
Evantine Design
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At Evantine Design, what is imagined blossoms into a reality...
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At Evantine Design, what is imagined blossoms into a reality beyond your wildest dreams. Our only goal is to create an alluring experience that inspires your spirit and dazzles your guests.   Evantine Design elevates your vision to a new, epic level, expertly orchestrat...
Jamie Rothstein
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Jamie Rothstein is a nationally recognized floral and event d...
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Jamie Rothstein is a nationally recognized floral and event designer. She specializes in weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate events, large scale galas and special events. Jamie Rothstein and her talented staff will create arrangements in a broad range of styles. SERVICES Floral Arran...
Synergetic
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Synergetic is a young, talented group of seasoned professiona...
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Synergetic is a young, talented group of seasoned professionals, offering live event production services including audio, lighting, and video systems, as well staging and draping, to customers who are producing events for tens of thousands of attendees. Our typical customer commissions us...
Lamsback Floral Decorators
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Located in a historic brick façade building, Lamsback Floral ...
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Located in a historic brick façade building, Lamsback Floral Decorators invites clients into their boutique showroom to begin the process of creating the fantasy design for any occasion. Bob and Karen, now joined by their daughter, Tina, believe that listening to and understanding the client's...
Weckerly's Ice Cream
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WECKERLY'S ICE CREAM In fall of 2012, Jen Satinsky, a trained...
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WECKERLY'S ICE CREAM In fall of 2012, Jen Satinsky, a trained pastry chef, and her husband Andy founded Weckerly’s Ice Cream. For the pair, Weckerly’s is an expression of dedication to culinary traditions, a love of ice cream, and deep respect for the work of local farmers. Sharing these joys ...
Susan Beard Design Co.
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Susan Beard Design Co. For more than 25 years, Susan and her ...
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Susan Beard Design Co. For more than 25 years, Susan and her extraordinary team have worked tirelessly to create a versatile brand based on our passion for photography and the visual arts. Over the years the studio has expanded and evolved beyond classic portraiture, weddings and other events,...
Gina Sole, The Wedding Planner
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Gina Sole, The Wedding Planner Gina Sole, as featured on The ...
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Gina Sole, The Wedding Planner Gina Sole, as featured on The Style Channel, is a full-service wedding planner in NYC as well as a wedding planner in Philadelphia and New Jersey who caters to stylish clients with an eye for detail. She has worked with dozens of brides and grooms in Pennsylvania...
Sagets Formal Wear
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Sagets Formal Wear specializes in Out-of-Town tuxedos and “Da...
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Sagets Formal Wear specializes in Out-of-Town tuxedos and “Day-of-Wedding” services. In our 33 years of service, we have dressed over 4,000 grooms, with every tuxedo custom fitted to each client. Upon request, we can arrange a delivery of tuxedos to one location of your choice, as well as the...
Florist Example
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Jamie Rothstein is a nationally recognized floral and event d...
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Jamie Rothstein is a nationally recognized floral and event designer. She specializes in weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate events, large scale galas and special events. Jamie Rothstein and her talented staff will create arrangements in a broad range of styles. SERVICES Floral Arran...
Feastivities Events
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Our staff loves the excitement and romance of weddings. It’s ...
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Our staff loves the excitement and romance of weddings. It’s your special day and every couple is unique. We understand that every event is special and we work with you to help create an experience that fits your style and vision. This is one of the most important days of your life and it is e...
Campli Photography
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Campli Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographers When y...
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Campli Photography Philadelphia Wedding Photographers When you come to Campli Photography, whether it’s for your wedding photography or if you’re just passing through the neighborhood, you’ll always feel at home. Campli Photography provides wedding and engagement photography services from the...
Our latest blog share from BVTLive!

“With the growth of the internet, technology, and the expansion of options in today’s world, searching for your dream Wedding Band or DJ can seem like an overwhelming and arduous task. There are many groups out there to sift through and with technology, even the most amateur of Band or DJ can make themselves seem to be an experienced professional. That is why it is important to know what to look for!
Finding the right music for your special day does not need to be a difficult task as long as you know what questions to ask and what to look for.
With 25 plus years of experience, Band Leader of Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive has put together the perfect guide to finding your dream Wedding Band or DJ.

1. What to Look for in a Live Band or DJ

Knowing the experience, stability, and reputation of a band or DJ will make the process of picking the right group much easier. These three ideas should be in the back of your mind while weeding through various choices in order to decide what is best for you.
Experience
How long has the band been together and how often do they perform?

  • The more a band or DJ works and the longer they have been together, the better
  • Has the band performed at your venue?
  • Bands who have performed at your venue will be more comfortable with the space and know how to perform to that specific room

Stability
band or djIs the band and what I see during their performance, what I can expect to get?
Turnover: How often do band members change?

  • When was the last time a band member left?
  • How often does the band work at weddings
    or high-end events?
  • ***Busy bands attract and retain top talent!

Reputation
Look for bands, DJ’s and entertainment companies with multiple solid reviews

A trustworthy review will include names, dates, and venues

Ask for referrals from venues, friends and other professionals

Awards

Look for awards the band or DJ has received: “Best of The Knot”, Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice”, and other local or national awards

— Look for a band that performs at least 35 weddings annually. – The top bands perform at up to 80 weddings a year —

2. Understanding Pricing

band or djOne of the first questions you may ask when talking to a band or DJ is “How much do they cost?” In order to see what works best with your budget, take some time and take these aspects of pricing into consideration.
Pricing Will vary Based on Many Factors:
Size of band (number of musicians)
Time of year and day of week Saturdays in peak wedding season (April through December) are priced highest

  • How often does a band or DJ want to work? Bands or DJ’s that are happy working 35 dates a year may price Fridays and/or Sundays higher with less flexibility Full time DJ’s or bands with dedicated musicians may offer more flexible pricing on non-peak dates, with the goal of keeping everyone busy
  • —DEMAND— The most important factor in determining pricing Bands or DJ’s that are busy, are so because they do a great job and couples want them for that reason. The elite bands that are most sought after are able to ask for a higher fee. At the same time, an elite band that is able to ask for a higher fee, but wants to stay busy on off peak dates, will still be somewhat flexible. Venues, clients, and other people that have seen perfformances refer the best bands and DJs.  The demand is high because they can be depended upon to deliver consistently great performances

— Consider that an elite full time band MAY be up to 35% less expensive on a Friday or Sunday, as opposed to a Saturday! 

3. Experiencing and Making an Informed Decision on your Band/DJ

When it comes to your live entertainment, you don’t want any unpleasant surprises. In choosing your music you should enjoy the process of finding a band or DJ that is right for you. It should be fun, and a great band will offer a number of different ways for you to learn about and see their group.

Websites
Bios, Song Lists, Videos, and Reviews
  • A good website should contain everything a client needs to make an informed decision, especially if a couple cannot attend a showcase
Showcase

band or djMost bands offer the opportunity for you to see them either at a showcase or other live event
-00…Attend events and showcases and enjoy the process!
-Be sure that what you see is what you get. The best bands consists of musicians dedicated to their specific band’s success, and don’t typically use substitutes
​Song Choices
Review song lists and make sure your band will learn your special dances if they are not already part of their repertoire. Most bands will learn your first dance song, and a couple special dance songs

A band or DJ should value your requests as this is a key way that better bands stay in touch with their client’s preferences, and music trends

— Don’t feel rushed – The best bands and companies do not need to use pressure! Until you know you want a specific band, or if your wedding is on a very sought after date – do not hurry!! —

4. Trends

Every couple is different, and as soon as we think there is a trend, other requests are made. We are seeing more requests for old school funk, yet our couples are still requesting certain Top 40 songs, you never know! Keeping up with different trends is a fun way to keep your guests excited.
For song ideas and to see some of our most requested wedding songs, visit the #1 “songs for weddings” page in the world: www.bvtlive.com/songs-for-weddings

Keep Formalities to a Minimum, Maximizing Dancing Time
Introduce Bride & Groom only, or bridal party as a group
Remember that while a band leader is lining up your bridal party and reviewing pronunciations, you are missing your own party

If you decide to have the full bridal party introduced, recruit someone (perhaps best man?) to keep everyone together

Distribute the line up order to the bridal party in advance

Minimize Toasts & Speeches
​Use your rehearsal dinner for extra speeches and toasts

​Consider a Silent Cake Cutting
​More and more couples are eliminating the announcement for the cake cursing, as it interrupts the dancing

Bouquet and Garter
​Very rarely do we see bouquet tosses, and almost never see garter removal and tosses

— Use the song that you are introduced with as the last song of the night with the band performing the entire song, as opposed to just the part used for your intro —

5. Production

There is no reason why your wedding should not run smoothly, which is why production is essential. Your band should have all the necessary equipment and procedures prepared and ready to go at all times. Making sure your band is updated and informed on all logistics is a sure way to make everyone feel comfortable.
​Sound and Lighting
Your band or DJ should be “self contained.” That is, with all of the instruments and sound equipment necessary to provide the music for your wedding. It is not a bad idea to have a clause in the contract stating that a sound system will be supplied
Ceremonies: The sound for the celebrant is often overlooked. Be sure to discuss this with your band leader and venue event manager. Most bands will supply the sound for your ceremony at little or no extra charge

Other Logistics
It is important that your band leader or DJ is aware of load in procedures, storage policies, etc. Your venuewill probably have a vendor welcome letter so please be sure your band leader receives this.

Ceremony Location
​If your ceremony is in the same room as dinner and dancing, let your band leader or DJ know in advance as they may need to set up everything during the cocktail reception. This is not unusual, and bands familiar with the venue will be prepared. Bands or DJs new to the venue should know if a quick set up is involved as they may need additional personnel.

— Be sure your band or venue will provide sound production wherever necessary and that they will have access to the necessary electricity —

6. Other Considerations

Insurance
Be sure your band or DJ has at least a one million dollar liability policy, and ask for proof in the form of a certificate

Itinerary
Ask your band leader or DJ for itinerary to be developed and shared with your event planner prior to wedding to ensure that everyone is on the same page​​

Volume
Choose a band or DJ that uses the best technology to minimize loud stage sound. A great band is not necessarily loud!!

Dress
​Don’t assume that your band or DJ will dress appropriately. Be sure to discuss this. Professional bands will dress in tuxedoes, with the ladies in elegant dresses or gowns

— Communication is critically important so don’t take anything for granted. Discuss these considerations with your band in advance —

by BVTLive! June 11, 2018

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how to hire a dj
Dave Schaffer from Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys gave us tips on how to hire a DJ for your wedding:

1. Quality- How do you find a great DJ? Ask friends, ask the banquet facility professionals who see everyone in the business and make sure you check out online reviews as they are a great indicator of whom to possibly contract and whom to avoid.

2. Professional- So now that you found someone you think is a great spinner, make sure they are a professional. Ask if there is a plan to back up the entertainer and the equipment in case of an emergency. If they stammer or tell you that won’t happen to them, look elsewhere as that is a major red flag. A professional DJ company will offer online planning tools so you can plan at your own pace and not rely on their office hours. Also a true professional will carry business liability insurance as most wedding facilities will not allow them on their property without it.

3. Experienced- You don’t want to experiment with your big day so make sure the DJ in question has performed at hundreds of weddings. While not imperative, it also helps for your DJ to have had some prior experience performing at your wedding reception hall.

Follow these pro tips to make sure you have the best DJ Entertainment at your wedding!

For more information on Schaffer Sound visit their page here

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Finding a Limo
Ryan Shaer from Ace Limousine gave us tips on finding a limo service for your wedding:

1. Always work with a local company – be sure to use an experienced, trustworthy company in your local area (within 40 miles) and not a limousine broker. A limousine broker is an online database that will take your reservation and sell it to the lowest bidder, so you never know what you’re getting.

2. Check Reviews- Do your research. Check reviews on multiple sites such as Google, Yelp, wedding websites, etc.

3. Vehicle Age- After finding the right company & before choosing a vehicle, always ask for live pictures of the exact vehicle that you will be renting and not stock photos. If possible, go to see the vehicle in person. You do not want your wedding limousine to show up with rust or dents.

If you follow these pro tips, you should have a successful rental for any event.

For more information on Ace Limousine, visit their page here

Click here for more wedding inspiration and information up on our blog!