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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.
MadisonBeachHotel.com

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”…

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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.

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!

Why Choose CT DJs from J&S Entertainment for next party?

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Why Choose J&S Entertainment to DJ your wedding or party?

J&S Entertainment has been a leader among the Connecticut Disc Jockey services available.  In a sea of many, J&S stands out above the rest.

J&S has a great music playlist.

We bring tens of thousands of songs to every party. Not just songs, but big hit songs. Our library spans 7 decades, dozens of genres and is over 75,000 songs in depth.

A proven track record.

We’ve performed at thousands of Connecticut weddings, class reunions, birthdays, anniversary parties and corporate events. We’re proud of the trust we’ve earned from our clients.

State-of-the-art sound equipment.

Even the world’s greatest music would be wasted on a second-rate sound system. So we invest in the best.   We boast brand name equipment like Rane, Bose, Shure, Denon, DAS, QSC, Pioneer, JBL, ElectroVoice and more– names that professional Connecticut party DJs have come to trust for faithful sound reproduction.

We’re people people. But we’re not clowns.

A “wacky” DJ may be great for children’s parties. But adults quickly grow tired of a DJ who demands all of their attention. Most parties call for a DJ with strong master-of-ceremonies skills and the wisdom to use his own words sparingly. You are the star of your party, not your DJ.

Personal service.

We offer each client unlimited contact with us while planning the party. And you’ll have plenty of opportunity to share with your Connecticut DJ exactly how you’d like your event to proceed. By party time, your DJ will be a trusted friend, not a total stranger.

We’re small.

Imagine a company actually bragging about such a thing. But in the DJ business, being too big means losing quality control. We have four professional DJs, each with at least 20 years experience. And this is important: Our DJs are not independent contractors brokered out like some of the big guys.  Unlike the giant companies, we don’t just buy dozens of sound systems, and hire DJ’s off the street to work for gas money. Our people are professionals. They’re paid well. This is our business, not a hobby. You deserve no less. 

We hope that, after you’ve done some objective research, you’ll conclude that we offer the finest service, with complete peace of mind, at a fair price.

5 More Great New Songs to Play at your CT Wedding

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Here is part 2 to our post “5 Great New Songs to Play at your CT Wedding” with more great CT wedding music!  At J&S Entertainment, your premiere choice for Connecticut wedding music and DJ entertainment, our DJs are committed to sharing their experiences with Connecticut brides and grooms to help you plan your perfect wedding reception.  Our CT DJs share the latest tips and trends in the wedding and entertainment industry.

Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” by Thompson Square

Who will like  it: The country fans
When to play it: After your  cake cutting

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

Happy 30th Birthday Sarah

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This past Satruday J&S Entertainment, CT disc jockey service was on hand at the Greens Condominium Complex in Branford Connecticut to Help Sara S. celebrate her 30th birthday. The guests were fantastic and the food was too!  The party was catered by Il Forno and they definitely did not dissapoint!  Guests came in from all over the state to Celebrate with Sarah and her family.  The lights and sounds from J&S Entertainment, Connecticut’s premier DJ service kept everyone in motion and having fun.  If you are looking for a party DJ in Connecticut, give J&S Entertainment a call today.

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