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Wedding DJ at the Connecticut River Museum

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J&S Entertainment provided the wedding DJ for Mario and Van Ann’s amazing destination wedding on the shores of the Connecticut River at the CT River Museum. A perfect blend of live musicians, gourmet food, riverside ceremony and our CT wedding DJ services made this a very special event.

Spring Wedding Season

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Booking vendors for spring and summer weddings shouldn’t be done at the last minute.  Make an appointment with the professionals at J&S Entertainment while we still have availability for the 2012 wedding season.  Dates are booking up fast so don’t delay.  We can help you expertly plan the entertainment portion of your event.  And with the added touch of our lighting enhancements the room ambiance of your reception will be talked about for years to come.  Call us today at 203-318-4004 or come visit us at the Madison Beach Hotel wedding showcase on November 19 and 20th.

Hurricane Irene

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As is the case for most of the Connecticut shoreline, CT DJ, J&S Entertainment is also without power. Thankfully all of our CT weddings went off without a hitch last weekend and we expect they will this weekend too! It appears as if the venues hosting all of the CT wedding DJ bookings for this coming weekend are fully functional and we have a generator at our office. Our internet is down so email communication is difficult so be sure to follow up with a call. Our number is 203-676-6683. We are still keeping all appointments this week with our clients and prospects and we are fully ready for the wedding bookings this weekend. Irene can’t keep us down! Hopefully tripical strom Katia won’t follow the same track and give us a double whammy!

CT DJs 10 tips for a perfect outdoor wedding

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CT Wedding DJs J&S Entertainment is committed to providing usefull information to help you plan your perfect Connecticut wedding.  Our CT DJs share their experiences and knowledge at CTweddingDJ.com

If you’ve decided to have an outdoor wedding,
congratulations! Outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful. However, they aren’t as easy as they may look. Outdoor weddings come with additional caveats and pitfalls, but if you follow these tips, you’ll be sure to shine on your wedding day.

Make your guests comfortable Think about what the weather
will likely be at the time of day and month of the year of your outdoor wedding. Sunny and hot? Don’t leave your guests uncomfortably melting – have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. Consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves. Don’t forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand as well. For a very warm location, look into renting large electric fans (don’t forget a generator) and/or a tent to shade the suns rays. If it will be cold and damp, make sure
you tell guests that so they can wear extra layers. A simple xeroxed insert will do. You might want to have lap blankets on hand, or rent portable heaters.

Have a backup plan What will you do if it rains? The ideal outdoor wedding location has an indoor location waiting just in case. Many brides and grooms opt to have their ceremony outside and reception inside. In a pinch, the tables can be scooted to the back of the room during the ceremony. A tent is another option, but only for light to moderate rain storms. A heavy rain will soak the ground underneath, leaving guests with soggy and muddy shoes. Make sure any tent you rent is sturdy so it won’t flip over, and that it has thick and weighted sides.

Plan for Wind Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy
conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and china silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Tell your hairstylist that you’ll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style that won’t leave you looking like Cousin It! Men in the wedding party should use pomade or other styling product. Again, tell your guests in a printed insert so that they can plan accordingly. And of course, make sure your tent will stand up to gusting winds or find an indoor backup plan.

Can everybody hear? When you picture your dream wedding
at the beach, you’re probably not hearing the roaring of the waves, the rushing wind, or the local kids running and screaming around you. Look into renting a sound system with clip mikes for the bride, groom and officiate. Your CT DJ or band may be able to easily arrange this for you.  At J&S Entertainment, this is a very common practice.  We often provide a second P/A system for exactly this purpose.  In this scenario, you’ll have the option of playing all of your prelude, processional, ceremonial and recessional music through the system as well!

Decorations One of the bonuses of an outdoor wedding is the natural beauty around you, lessening your need to decorate. But you still need to do some work. Visit the site a week before your wedding to make sure the grass is mown, the ground raked, and the flowers have bloomed. If your wedding is at a public park, you may want to ask the groomsmen or friends to do this the morning of your ceremony. If it’s been an especially cold season, you may need to supplement the flowers with some potted bulbs from a florist. Other decorations you may want to consider include an arch or trellis to focus the ceremony and frame the bride and groom as they say their vows; strings of lights or lanterns in the trees; luminarias; torches; or farolitas.

Make things tasty outside Does your caterer have
experience planning an outdoor wedding menu? Make sure they’re planning things that will keep well outdoors in the heat. Avoid things like mayonnaise salads or dishes which must be served cold.

Don’t leave your guests parched Since alcohol is
dehydrating, consider serving a variety of lemonades, teas and punches. Be sure to have plenty of ice and water around as well. For a fancy cocktail, why not serve a classic mint julep or a mojito? The mint will refresh and cool your guests.

Those pesky flying things Be sure to put out citronella
candles or a bug zapper so that your guests won’t spend the whole ceremony swatting at the air.

Here comes the sun Consider timing your outdoor wedding
for sunset where your guests will see you take your vows surrounded by the warm glow of the sun. Those having a daytime outdoor wedding should orient the ceremony so that the sun will be on guests’ backs rather than in their eyes.

Permits Don’t forget to contact your city parks department or other local government to get a permit for an outdoor  wedding. Be sure to ask about rules concerning trash removal, candle or torch lighting, and pre-wedding photography.

Avoiding Outdoor Wedding Pitfalls
By Nina Callaway, About.com Guide

CT DJ J&S Entertainment Co

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J&S Entertainment Co.  We are Connecticut wedding DJ professionals

Our CT DJs have seen a growing trend with brides and grooms with respect to the planning their wedding reception and the activities during the course of the day.  More and more our DJs report that while planning the wedding “traditions” that they would like to eliminate most of the “traditions” and be non-traditional.  This in turn is becoming the new tradition.  But don’t think of it that way.  The simple fact is that more often than not couples desire a low-key approach to many of the festivities that some people assume need to be overdone.  They don’t!  I low-key approach to how your wedding DJ handles your reception is not out of the ordinary.

What we’re talking about here is the parent dances, how the cake cutting is handled, the boquet and/or garter toss, etc.  Our CT DJs would like to remind you that there are no set rules.  While planning your wedding, you are the boss!  Our DJs won’t push you to do anything you don’t want to.

During the planning stages of your CT wedding reception, discuss your likes and dislikes with your DJ.  We’ll listen and we won’t “overcook” your CT wedding reception. 🙂  It’s your day to remember forever and we’ll help you make it perfect!

Wedding Entertainment Professionals

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Since 1988, we at J&S Entertainment have earned our reputation as the very best entertainment choice in Madison, CT and around the state for wedding receptions and other special events that must be fun!

Your Connecticut wedding is not just an average event.  You need more than just an average CT DJ.  You need the best DJ that Connecticut has to offer!  That’s where J&S Entertainment come in.

We provide the finest entertainment because we treat each and every client as a valued partner. We work with you to find out what you like and dislike, and what your vision is for your wedding reception or party. We then add our years of experience, our enthusiasm and our professional abilities, and work hard to make your party great! That sounds simple, but, in this world of cookie cutter and average service, you’ll really appreciate the personalized attention we will give you.

We know that you are not like everyone else. We also know you want to have a great, fun, and memorable party. We would love to work for you to make that happen!

Looking for a great DJ in Connecticut?

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J&S Entertainment Co. is a leading Connecticut Disc Jockey service located in Madison CT. We have been entertaining satisfied clients since 1988.  Owner and DJ/MC Joe Bunovsky has over 20 years of experience in the CT DJ industry.  Having performed DJ and MC services for thousands of events, night clubs, weddings and parties Joe has the experience you’re looking for. If you are looking for a DJ in Connecticut for your wedding reception, party, or any celebration.  Give Joe and the CT DJs at J&S Entertainment a call today!

 

5 Great New Songs to Play at your CT Wedding

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At J&S Entertainment Connecticut leading source for CT DJs and disc jockey entertainment, we’re committed to helping you plan the perfect wedding or party.  Our CT DJs are always keeping track of the wedding songs requested and the songs they play.  This allows us to keep you up to date with modern trends and ideas in wedding music.  In addition to the 2010 Top 200 wedding song list found on our forms page here are some new additions that will certainly make the 2011 list.  We’ve listed five great songs to have your DJ play at your Connecticut wedding.  Keep an eye out, we’ll be posting additional ideas soon!

“Marry Me” by Train

Who will like it: The romantics

When to play it: For your first dance or to get couples on the dance floor

Wedding Music: Top 10 Wedding Music Myths

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At J&S Entertainment Co.  A premier Connecticut mobile disc jockey service, we’ve collected a few tips and myths from around the web to help you decide if your CT wedding is better suited with a DJ or a band.  Our wedding DJ experience spans nearly 25 years making us one of the most trusted and respected Connecticut disc jockey firms around.  Before making your final wedding music decision, take a look at the following article.

Myth #1: A DJ will talk too much.

You’ve probably heard about (or been to) weddings where a DJ, in a misguided  attempt to emcee, talked more than he spun, with cringe-worthy results. But an  experienced wedding  DJ will only speak when it’s appropriate. “Every time a DJ speaks, he should  have something important to say, which you and he planned in advance,” says DJ  Dr. Drax, National President and Executive Director of the American Disc Jockey  Association. To ensure that your DJ doesn’t abuse his proximity to the mic, be  specific about when you want him to talk and when you don’t. If you’re nervous  that yours is a chatterbox, consider sending an example of what you find  inappropriate. “You can find a litany of bad DJ videos on YouTube,” says Dr.  Drax. But handle with care so as to not offend.

Connecticut wedding DJ :: J&S Entertainment 1 year checklist

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Tips from J&S Entertainment, Top Connecticut wedding disc jockey service.  Our CT DJs have entertained thousands of wedding guests since 1988.  
 
 

 

 

10-12 months

  • Officially announce your engagement
  • Find out who pays for what and start a budget
  • Create your guest list
  • Set a date
  • Choose your attendants
  • Hire a wedding coordinator, if applicable
  • Start thinking about planning a honeymoon
  • Visit and book ceremony and reception sites
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