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J&S Entertainment provides sound and P/A for Turkey Trot

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For the fourth year, J&S Entertainment Co. : CT Wedding DJs, provided the sound system, P/A and microphones for the Madison Jaycees Turkey Trot sponsored by Sound Runner of Madison CT.  Thousands of people attended this amazing event.  The mild weather definitely contributed to the enormous turnout.  The race results are available here.  We shot a brief video of the starting line when the runners first took off.  Enjoy!
 

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Madison Fashion Affair

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We had a great time assisting with the production of the “Madison Fashion Affair“.  This was a Madison Chamber of Commerce function held at the Madison Arts Cinemas to benefit the chamber scholarship program.  The sold out, standing room only crowd packed the theater to watch as Sonia Bagdaddy emcee’d the event.  There was plenty of food, fun and drink to be had by all.  Thank you Madison Chamber for including us in this spectacular event!

Bridal Showcase – Information Update

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CT DJs prefer the Madison Beach Hotel for weddings and parties

In a previous post regarding our involvement in the bridal showcase at the Madison Beach Hotel, we indicated that the event was to be held on the 19th and the 20th of November.  This has been changed to Sunday November 20th only.  Space is limited and if you are in the market for a banquet facility or wedding vendors, this is a must see event.  You will have an opportunity to see the newest and arguably the most beautiful beachfront facility in Connecticut.  There will also be a taste sampling from the Chef and wedding specialists and preferred vendors will also be onsite.

J&S Entertainment, you top choice for DJs in Connecticut will be showcased on the 1st floor.

Click here to take a look at the brochure put out by the Madison Beach Hotel.

Space is limited so please RSVP with the hotel and let us know if you’re coming to see us.

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.

Women’s Club of Madison Annual Fashion Show

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On Sunday October 30th, J&S Entertainment Co. provided the music for the Women’s Club of Madison Annual Fashion Show.  The fashion show took place at the Madison Beach Hotel and showcased the latest fashions from several local clothiers.  Some of the retailers showcased were: khaki and black, Jolie Boutique, Country Shop of Madison, France Amerique and Bella Perlina.  The event included an afternoon luncheon and an art raffle.  The sold out event was a huge success and J&S was proud to be a part of it.

 

 

Madison Beach Hotel Bridal Showcase

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J&S Entertainment a premier CT wedding DJ has been invited as a preferred vendor to participate in the Madison Beach Hotel Bridal Showcase.  The Event takes place on November 19-20, 2011.

Please take a look at this beautiful new property.
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Weather you’ve already booked J&S for your wedding or you’re still researching DJ’s this event is the perfect opportunity to take a look at the newest wedding property in Connecticut and meet with our talent staff.  You will also have the opportunity to see our state of the art equipment and lighting design samples.

Stay tuned for a complete write up of the event in the coming days.

CT DJs prefer the Madison Beach Hotel for weddings and parties

 

Holiday Parties

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J&S Entertainment Co. is proudly accepting bookings for holiday parties.  Dates are already filling up fast so head on over to our contact page and request your date or give us a call today.  We want to make your next private or company holiday party a huge success!

Should you hire a friend for your wedding?

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A few weeks ago I was headed out to DJ a wedding for a great couple down New Haven, CT. This was a fairly recent booking within 30 days of the wedding day. My clients were originally going to have a friend DJ for them. Turns out, the friend bailed and hasn’t been heard from since. Some friend. 🙁 This is one of a handful of weddings I have booked over the years due to a friend of the bride or groom not coming through. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise. Sometimes the real damage happens when they DO show up.

So this begs the question, “Should you hire a friend for your wedding?” My two cents…no. When couples hire me, at some point I ask them about the other vendors they’ve hired. It’s important for me to know who all the players are. That’s part of my process. When a couple tells me they are considering having a friend do the photography, or the catering, or the wedding planning & coordinating, the first thing I always ask is “Does your friend do this professionally?” That can make all the difference in the world. A professional is an expert who is a master in a specific field. Professionals most often do what they do for a living, commercially, and not just at home for fun.

I’m not a major sports nut, but the NBA finals are going on right now. For a moment, compare your wedding to a big game in the NBA finals. You’ve put an enormous amount of work into this game. Blood, sweat, tears, countless hours of planning and strategy has gone into this day. Then, imagine someone made the decision to have a friend come in and be your point guard. Or visualize one of your friends being a referee. To save even more money, you could have another friend run the sound system and music programming for all your fans. That person could even use the microphone to talk to the crowd. For pictures, your cousin Glen has a new camera and is getting better and better all the time. He could come in and shoot. This will be fantastic! You probably see where I’m going with this. The game will still be played, but all of your fans will be disgusted by the game, upset with the referee, bored and unmotivated by your DJ, and weeks after the game when you look at the photographs, you’ll be in tears because every important shot you wanted was missed.

This is not a stretch. And I understand there are tremendous savings in having a friend help out at the wedding. Times are tough for all of us and every dollar counts. My advice? Don’t hire your friends, unless they are professionals in the industry. Plan your wedding early, with plenty of time to save up for the right players to do the job. I often talk with couples not just about the details here and now, but how they will feel 5, 10…25 years from now. When you look back on your wedding day, you don’t want to feel regret. You don’t want to push your wedding album to the back of the closet because you’re embarrassed to look at the pictures or show them to friends & family. You don’t want to relive your first dance when your DJ friend started playing the wrong song or the music just stopped while all your guests were watching you, or he got up and said something completely inappropriate or offensive. Those memories last a lifetime and you can never, ever go back and do it over.

If your friend is truly a friend, bring them in for your wedding. But only as a guest…

Wedding DJ or Wedding Entertainment?

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Many times I’ve thought about whether I should call my profession a “Wedding DJ” or “Wedding Entertainment.” In recent years, the craze seems to be that we call ourselves “Wedding Entertainers” and that’s fine I suppose. For me that term immediate conjures up an image of someone cheesy showing up to DJ your Connecticut wedding, someone with hats, props, bad jokes, and self-absorbed stories. But, for the purposes of SEO I’ll include the entertainment phrase in my website. I mean, I do after all entertain guests at weddings. I DJ, I MC, I help plan, coordinate & direct the big day. I keep guests informed about what’s going on throughout the night. So yeah, I suppose that entertains people. But cheese has NO place in what I do for my profession. I DJ weddings in some of the best venues in the state. The Madison Beach Hotel in Madison, Woodwinds in Branford, Anthony’s Ocean View and Union League in New Haven, Aqua Turf in Southington, The Society Room in Hartford, Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook and many other great venues all across CT. I help brides and grooms create a night that will be remembered forever.

It’s just that I think most people go to google and type “Connecticut wedding dj”…

…yep

CT wedding DJs at the Madison Beach Hotel

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CT DJs prefer the Madison Beach Hotel for weddings and parties

CT DJs – J&S Entertainment Co. is proud to be the preferred disc jockey service for Connecticut newest and finest beachfront hotel, restaurant, banquet, and conference facility. The Madison Beach Hotel features 33 elegantly appointed waterfront rooms and suites with private balconies, a luxurious spa and fitness center, two beachfront restaurants, a charming gift shop, and Connecticut’s premier wedding and conference destination.

Over the years we have provided DJ service for countless weddings, parties and functions at the Madison Beach Hotel.  The hotel was recently torn down and completely rebuilt to be the premier shoreline destination in Connecticut.  If you haven’t booked a venue for your next wedding or party yet, you owe it to yourself to check out the Madison Beach Hotel.  Contact Beth McDevitt at 203-245-0005 for booking and please be sure to mention J&S Entertainment.

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