Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best Music of 2013 (Amazon MP3)

Amazon MP3 has compiled their yearly "Best of" Music lists and they include a little bit of everything - Pop, Rap, Country, Alternative, Rock. You can download all of their "Best of 2013" Music lists at Amazon MP3. Enjoy!

Best Music of 2013

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

7 Money-Saving Tricks No Bride Should Ever Resort To

SheFinds.com has an interesting slideshow with 7 Money-Saving Tricks No Bride Should Ever Resort To. Some of these are a no-brainer for most brides and grooms on a budget, but a few may have you thinking you can pull it off. Read on to find out why there are major pitfalls.

Don't skimp on the food! Try a sushi station to impress your guests!


A few of the Wedding Budget Saving No-No's are:
  1. Food Skimping 
  2. Fake flowers
  3. Asking for Cash
Being a Wedding DJ, Entertainer, and professional MC, my favorite one is the iPod DJ. The Shefinds.com article explains the basics well enough.
"Let’s be honest: iPod playlists are for pregaming and the gym. So leave your wedding music to the professionals. First of all, there’s the setup–you need someone experienced to take care of it. (Do you really want a blown speaker during your first dance?) And even if having total control over your playlist and avoiding the DJ cost sounds attractive, give it some thought–you’ll also be giving up any sort of emcee for your reception. And what happens when the crowd isn’t feeling your mix? A DJ can adjust in real time–your playlist is pretty much set once you hit play."
Are there any other Wedding Budget Saving No-No's that were missed? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

VIDEO: The Masters Group tweet (#FakeJayzLyrics) on Jimmy Fallon

The Masters Group was featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon during their Twitter "Late Night Hashtag" segment on Jully 11, 2013.

Philadelphia Wedding DJ on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night Hashtags

The hashtag was for #FakeJayzLyrics since his new Album, Magna Carta... Holy Grail was released this week.

@MastersGroupDJ (Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night Hashtags


There were thousands of submissions and yours truly, @MastersGroupDJ was selected by Jimmy and performed by Tariq and The Roots.

The Masters Group (Your Philadelphia Wedding DJ) on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots perform #FakeJayzLyrics tweetLate Night Hashtags

My tweet comes in at 1:30 into the video. Maybe a fake rap lyrics writer job in my future? Probably not...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Best Wedding Planning Apps for 2013

With everyone using their phones to do all sorts of things, One Fab Day has a great article titled 9 Essential Wedding Apps – The Most Useful Digital Tools to Plan Your Wedding.



They review some of the most useful phone apps for planning your wedding. Though you may not use all of them, there are a wide variety that do different things. From pinboard inspiration, guest photo sites, to a handy table planner, there's sure to be one that you haven't used.

Take a peek and feel free to try out one or all of them. If there are any apps that you recommend that aren't listed, please let us know.

Happy wedding planning!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cutting Down the Wedding Guest List

Friday, May 31, 2013

Wedding Rings: Stackable Wedding Bands

The hottest trend right now in Wedding Rings is stackable wedding bands. Unlike the traditional single wedding band, stackable wedding bands are made of multiple smaller bands that are worn in sets of two to four. They can be similar in design and style or each one unique that is styled to work well together. It's a fun way to add a little variety to the standard wedding ring.

18K gold with black and white diamonds by Todd Reed


HuffPost Weddings has a nice gallery of images available to browse through.

Would you wear stackable wedding bands or go for the more traditional single band?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wedding Etiquette: Guests Sharing of Wedding Photos

With everyone nowadays having cell phones with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, etc. on there, it's almost too easy to take a pic or post a comment. Which brings us to the topic of wedding etiquette and social media sharing at weddings.

The "Today Show" has an informative video interviewing wedding etiquette expert Amber Harrison of Wedding Paper Divas. As a Wedding DJ, I have seen many guests staring at their phones instead of enjoying the action.

Check out the video and let us know your thoughts on social media sharing at weddings.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Top 50 Groom and Mother Dance Songs (May 2013)

Here are the Top 50 Groom and Mother Dance songs as of May 1, 2013. This list is compiled from weddings across the USA and is updated every month and can be found in our Online Music Database.

What song are you dancing to with your Mother?

If you’re already married, what was your Groom and Mother Dance song?

Click to hear song samples.
# ARTIST SONG
1 Rascal Flatts My Wish
2 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World
3 Boyz II Men A Song For Mama
4 Beatles In My Life
5 Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man
6 Womack, Lee Ann I Hope You Dance
7 Dion, Celine Because You Loved Me
8 Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'Iz' Over The Rainbow
9 Groban, Josh You Raise Me Up
10 Stewart, Rod Forever Young
11 Chesney, Kenny Don't Blink
12 Stewart, Rod Have I Told You Lately
13 King, Ben E. Stand By Me
14 Brooks, Garth It's Your Song
15 Matthews, Jason That's What Mamas Do
16 Cole, Natalie With Nat King Cole Unforgettable
17 Wonder, Stevie You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
18 Adkins, Trace Then They Do
19 Collins, Phil You'll Be In My Heart
20 Midler, Bette Wind Beneath My Wings
21 Rogers, Kenny Through The Years
22 Taylor, James How Sweet It Is
23 Fleetwood Mac Landslide
24 Hicks, Taylor Do I Make You Proud
25 Hill, Faith There You'll Be
26 Mcentire, Reba He Gets That From Me
27 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight
28 Beatles Let It Be
29 John, Elton Your Song
30 Morrison, Van Days Like This
31 Presley, Elvis Memories
32 Brickman, Jim Ft. Lady Antebellum Never Alone
33 Simon, Paul Loves Me Like A Rock
34 Beach Boys God Only Knows
35 Brooks, Garth The Dance
36 Harris, Mark Find Your Wings
37 Joel, Billy Just The Way You Are
38 Dixie Chicks Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
39 Taylor, James You've Got A Friend
40 Wonder, Stevie Isn't She Lovely
41 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight
42 Travis, Randy Angels
43 Carey, Mariah Hero
44 Cocker, Joe You Are So Beautiful
45 Denver, John Sunshine On My Shoulders
46 Houston, Whitney I Will Always Love You
47 Underwood, Carrie Mama's Song
48 2pac Dear Mama
49 Guns N' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
50 Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

15 Eco-friendly Wedding Ideas

With Earth Day and Earth Week here, many people are reminded of environmental awareness. It is great to be "green" and what better way to celebrate being friendly to the environment then at your wedding.

Green Wedding Favors... image @ OneWed

Environment911.org has some great tips for your wedding that are kinder to the environment.

A few of the tips are:
  1. Eco-Invites
  2. Alternative Transportation
  3. Fabulous Favors
  4. Organic Hors d’oeuvres
If you are doing anything environmentally friendly for your wedding or recently had a green wedding, what earth friendly tips do you have to share?

Friday, March 15, 2013

50 Ways to Slash Your Wedding Budget

Wedding Budget Savings Slideshow (Brides.com)

Brides.com asked 50 brides for their best cost cutting tip for planning their wedding. For the most part, the suggestions are straight forward with some being extremely creative in shaving those dollars down.

Some of the tips include:
  1. Buy, don't rent
  2. Creative wedding venues
  3. Shop at home
  4. Try the barter system

This great slideshow should be a must read for any bride looking to save on their wedding!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wedding Etiquette: You're NOT invited

You're Not Invited to our Wedding

The Look on Today.com writes about a new trend going around in Weddings with couples informing people that they aren't invited to their wedding. Some couples are doing it themselves by e-mail, sending out "Don't Save the Date" cards, or having their wedding planner inform people.



I don't know about you, but if I received one of these messages, I would be kind of puzzled. It's really not that big of a deal to let somebody know that you have a limited guest list or strictly family at your wedding if the situation arises. I could also see acquaintances or friends feeling hurt that you had to let them know in advance.

Another suggestion made by a wedding planner in the article mentioned sending them out a day after the wedding. This seems like a more graceful way and if worded properly, could be a nice touch.



What do you think Philly brides? Would you send out "Don't Save the Date" cards?

Read the entire article and the reactions by wedding industry professionals here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wedding Style: Mustache Mania

Mustache Mania - Wedding Trends 

Weddingwindow.com has a great blog post about one of the latest trends in wedding style - mustaches. Yes, you heard right... I said mustaches.

Credit: Steven Michael Photography

Mustaches are all the rage in fashion and now some hip brides and grooms are incorporating mustaches into their own weddings. A lot of the mustache design are DIY and can be some fun projects for the bride and groom, wedding party, or family to do together.

PoptasticBride.com

For example, PoptasticBride.com has this FREE guest escort card set of lips and mustaches available on their website. Just print them out, trim, fold, and Voila! Your perfect guest escort cards.