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Madison Beach Hotel Bridal Showcase

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Please join us at the Madison Beach Hotel Bridal Showcase this Sunday, 11/20/11 for a sneak peak at the new venue.  See the brand new event facilities, taste a sampling from the chef, meet a select group of talented wedding and event planners including: Photographers, Florists, Entertainment, Wedding Specialists and more.  Of course J&S Entertainment will be on display.  Come down and meet with us.  You’ll have the opportunity to see our state of the art sound and lighting equipment and learn how we can transform your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary!  Please RSVP at with the Madison Beach Hotel 203.245.1404 Space is limited so call soon so you don’t miss out.  Tell them you read it here at CTweddingDJ.com.

CT DJs prefer the Madison Beach Hotel for weddings and parties

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.

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

 

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 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.

We’re Hiring!

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Are you looking for an exciting new part time career?  Do you have a passion for people and music?  Are you outgoing and have great public presence?  If you answered yes to these three questions, you just might make a great DJ!  At J&S Entertainment, Connecticut’s premier mobile disc jockey service, we’re looking for new DJs.  No experience is necessary but is definitely a bonus.  We offer on the job training and provide all of the equipment and music necessary.

Professional Connecticut Disc Jockeys for your wedding reception

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Connecticut DJ professionals: all the sizzle, without all the hassle.

Professional Connecticut Disc Jockeys for your wedding reception.

You’re planning a wedding or party. And you’re probably already overwhelmed. Wouldn’t you like someone who can help take the stress out of your planning, and still make your reception the most talked-about party of the season? That’s where we come in. Everything we do at J&S Entertainment is designed to make your entertainment planning simple and stress-free. Our web CT DJs J&S Entertainment professional Connecticut wedding disc jockeysite puts all the resources at your fingertips to let you research us, hire us and help us put on a party that will make you proud.

When you have a question, we answer it promptly. When something changes unexpectedly, we can adapt with no fuss. And we’re very sensitive about making sure all of your guests feel welcome and involved, so everyone goes home with a great memory of your party.

In more than 23 years as mobile entertainment professionals, we’ve encountered just about every twist and turn that’s likely to confront us. We have a “Plan B” and “Plan C” for all the surprises that are certain to pop up. So we never lose our composure, and we can ensure a seamless, elegant affair, from your first phone call to the last note of music.

This is why J&S Entertainment Co. is recognized as the standard by which Connecticut DJs are measured.

Planning a wedding or party in Connecticut and need a disc jockey?  Give J&S a call today!

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

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