Wedding season is in full tilt and what a blast it has been so far. We’ve noticed so many different creative touches our couples are incorporating to make their day special and unique. This year we see our bride and grooms are creating an evening that communicates who they are as a couple.  It’s all about individuality!

Here are a few of our favorites!!

1. Tasting Stations

A lot of couples are keeping guests entertained between the ceremony and dinner by having tasting stations at cocktail hour! It’s a great way to sneak in their favorite foods (some couples do tacos, mac ‘n’ cheese bars, and even olive oil bars and surprise guests with something a little bit different from the usual wedding eats. We also see a lot of mini-desserts instead of passed cake.

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2. Remade First Dance Songs

Instead of dancing to Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole, opt for more current versions of classic wedding songs.  (Maroon 5 has an amazing rendition of The Way You Look Tonight and Joss Stone sings L-O-V-E with a beautiful modern twist).

3. Dress Trend: New Colors

It’s no secret that non-white wedding dresses are out in force – from rose, to even darker shades…of silver and gray.

4. Table cards

We’ve seen shutters to clotheslines, to even logs and each one is so clever!

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And while we have you check out these wedding favors that are anything but ordinary

Bridal shows are a great way to meet and vet out the many local wedding vendors that can help you create the wedding of your dreams. In one space, and in one afternoon, you can meet multiple vendors in person and get a feel for if they are a good fit for your special event.

There are so many bridal shows to go to but many of them offer fun, food, and some great prizes, like honeymoons or cash. You can learn valuable info and tips from the area’s most popular wedding vendors in areas like: Cakes, Limousines, Bridal Fashions, Tuxedos, Health & Beauty, DJs, Florists, Honeymoons, PhotoBooths, Photographers, Specialty Lighting, and more.

Vendors you are interested in will want to get your information so having printed cards to hand out or even mailing labels will make it easier for you.

We post upcoming bridal shows on our events page – just click here.

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We love meeting with new brides & grooms at the shows we attend. (And you’ll even hear us at many of the local bridal shows as we are the chosen event entertainment!)

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The DJ of your wedding or event is the voice of your party. You want to make sure that your event goes smoothly and just the way you have dreamed of. To make sure you have the right fit here are 3 questions you should always ask before moving forward and hiring your DJ.

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1. Can I see a recent Video Demo that shows the DJs personality, voice, style & general presentation?

Make sure you have the chance to see your particular DJ in action. Do you like his/her voice? Do you like how the present themselves and the way they handle the event? Watching a recent video is the best way to see what you can expect at your event.

2. Will I have a live consultation with my DJ to discuss Music and how each part of my wedding day will be handled, how long does this meeting take?

You want to make sure you have a chance to meet directly with your DJ before your event. There are many details you want to have decided before your special day so that your event runs smoothly. Plan on spending at least an hour with your Dj at this meeting. You’ll review the timeline, your music preferences, how you want the announcements to be read, any special requests etc.

3. Do you have references from RECENT Brides that I may contact?

Look at the recent reviews for your particular DJ (you should find them on Wedding Wire, Google +, Yelp or the knot). You ideally want to see some within the last 3-6 months. Ask for references and reach out to these past brides to make sure you feel comfortable (and excited!) about your DJ selection.

If you have any questions for us – please reach out anytime at 1-888-833-8293 or email: djoffice@amainevent.com

Check out this great effect for your wedding. It’s our new “dancing on a cloud” service we can add to any event. It’s completely safe, and such a cool way to create a first dance that everyone will remember…. and will leave you on Cloud 9.

Contact us for more information and pricing.

NH Local: 603-434-8293
Toll Free:  1-888-833-8293

djoffice@amainevent.com

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One of the most exciting times at a wedding is the introduction of the new couple at the reception. How do you want to be introduced? How do you want to enter the room? You are the stars of the evening and you’ll want your DJ to work with you to determine just how you want that introduction to flow.

Make sure your DJ understands your titles if appropriate. If one spouse or the other has a formal title, such as a doctoral degree, military rank, judge’s position or ministry position, it is important to use it in the introduction. Examples include:

  • Mr. Dave and Dr. Linda Johnson
  • Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Tom Smith
  • The Honorable and Mrs. Samuel Longman
  • Reverend and Mrs. Benjamin O’Brien

You can be introduced using just the husband’s first name or also using the wife’s first name. Just make sure your wishes are clear.

You can have some fun with it, too… like with our great couple here!

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Fun Intro with silly socks

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18582473 Microphones for your on site ceremony??
This year about half of the weddings we will DJ/MC at will have their ceremony at their function hall. One question the “on site ceremony” Bride and Groom will want to ask themselves is, should we use microphones for the ceremony? If your ceremony is in a private garden with little to no wind and your guest count is under 50, microphones are probably not necessary. If you decide to amplify your Ceremony I recommend up to 3 microphones. First, a lapel mic on your Justice of the Peace or Minister will ensure your guests follow along with your ceremony and don’t get bored wondering what’s happening. Second, a lapel mic on the Groom will pick up the Bride and Grooms vows keeping all wedding guests in on the intimacy of the newlywed’s commitment to each other. Finally a wireless hand held mic on a stand can be used if there are any readings, poems, songs, or words to be spoken by anyone other than the officiant, Bride and Groom. Having said that…for some people, shyness about having their voice heard over a microphone can be issue, if you feel that being mic’d is going to make you nervous or worse then just pass on the mic’s . Your comfort and happiness should come first, your guests will understand.

Bridal Shows are a great way to find your Wedding Professionals! Although Bridal Shows of the Past were only held in January Febrary and March, these days they are held all throughout the year with the Biggest Shows in New England being held in January. Cakes, Limousines, Wedding Gowns, Photographers, Videographers, Florists, Wedding Entertainment Companies and more are available on hand to discuss your Special Day. Main Event Entertainment,LLC attends about 25 Bridal Shows each year and the number is climbing as we grow. We are honored to be the DJ and MC at most of the bridal shows we attend. Being the DJ/MC of a bridal show gives us a chance to showcase our interactive skills by getting the crowd motivated and often up and dancing right at the show. Brides and Grooms to be have a great opportunity to talk with our DJs, sharing their ideas and dreams of their wedding day. We usually have our Photobooth and Uplighting available as well to view and test.To find out which Bridal Shows we will be at go to our website amainevent.com the dates and locations are always posted and usually have a link to the registration page.

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