Wedding Entertainment

Wedding Trends: Musical Entertainment Styles

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding band, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning | author: By Keith Sly,    

Wedding Music EntertainmentWhen it comes to selecting music for a wedding, couples have endless options. The style of musical entertainment chosen creates a unique experience and sets the tone from dinner hour, bridal party introduction, to the last song of the evening. A good starting point is reflecting on previous weddings you have attended and the wedding entertainment that was provided. It is important to be mindful of your guest list, wedding theme and personal preferences when browsing through wedding entertainment ideas. While the bride and groom may unite as one, their tastes in music may still clash. Rest assure, the wedding planners at The Manor have compiled suggestions of musical entertainment styles for your upcoming wedding that are sure to be music to your ears. Read more…

Irish Wedding Traditions

Friday, March 17th, 2017 | Filed under: Irish Weddings, Wedding Cultures, Wedding Entertainment, wedding ideas, wedding themes, Weddings Around the World | author: By Keith Sly,    

Irish Wedding TraditionsIrish wedding traditions incorporate numerous folklore and superstitions; in modern times, couples add twists to ancient practices in order to personalize their weddings in appreciation of their Irish heritage. Did you know the phrase, “tying the knot” originated from an ancient Celtic tradition known as hand-fasting, in which when the bride and groom’s hands are tied together as a symbol of their union. In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, event planners at the Manor are here to add a dash of green, white and gold to your wedding, as well as incorporate Irish traditions to ensure the best luck on your wedding day.
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Best of Wedding Music

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 | Filed under: reception planning, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, Wedding Trends | author: By James Levinsky,    

Best of Wedding MusicAfter you make your commitment to that special someone, planning a wedding is the next string of decisions you will make together as a couple. Picking the right music to set the right tone for your wedding is important. From your walk down the aisle, dinner hour music, song dedications, to revving up the dance floor, we’ve complied our Best of Wedding Music blog from our most popular blogs to date, to make sure that years from now, talk of your wedding day will be sweet music to your ears.
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Wedding Entertainment Trends for 2016

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: First Dance Song, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Entertainment, wedding music, wedding planning, Wedding Trends, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

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From live musicians performing at the wedding ceremony, setting a tone of formality and celebrating the heart of the wedding day itself, to a spectacular-talented live band or deejay filling the dance floor at the reception, your wedding entertainment is an essential part of your wedding planning, so we’ve collected some of the top trends in wedding entertainment for 2016: Read more…

How to Plan Your Wedding Entertainment on a Budget

Monday, April 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Party Planning, Wedding Budget, Wedding Entertainment | author: By BLG,    

How to Plan Your Wedding Entertainment on a BudgetFabulous wedding entertainers in New Jersey bring the house down with music choices that keep the dance floor packed for those romantic, swaying slow songs and high-energy dancing hours, spotlight dances and surprise musical performances that make a wedding unforgettable and may even go viral when guests post that amazing song rendition or your choreographed dance to social media.

High-quality wedding entertainment is worth the investment, so while there are ways to plan wedding entertainment on a budget, it’s never advisable to book the cheapest wedding entertainers you find online, nor to ask a friend to be your deejay (unless he’s one of the best deejays in the tri-state area as a profession.) Cutting corners on your wedding entertainment is one of those mistakes we don’t want you to make, since cheap wedding entertainment almost always results in wedding nightmares, wedding regrets, and an empty dance floor.

Here are some of the top ways to plan wedding entertainment on a budget: Read more…

Choosing Between a Band or Deejay for your Wedding Entertainment

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding ceremony, wedding ideas, wedding music, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    
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Music is such an important part of your wedding day, from the first notes of your processional song to the song you choose for your First Dance to the music that keeps your dance floor filled all night long. The big question for you is: do you want a live band or a deejay as the entertainment at your wedding?

It all depends on the style of entertainment you prefer, which many of our wedding couples say they decide during other weddings they’ve attended. If they have been guests at a wedding that had an energetic, talented live band, they may decide that a live band is the style of entertainment for them. If they’ve experienced the hip, clublike energy of a great deejay, they may choose that style of entertainer to fill their wedding venue with fabulous music that sets the tone for each stage of their wedding celebration. Read more…

Top 5 Wedding Weekend Events

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Party Planning, wedding dinner party, Wedding etiquette, wedding ideas, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
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When guests travel in from out of town to attend a wedding, it’s become a new wedding must to plan several additional activities and events for them to enjoy during their stay. While your beautiful wedding will of course be the centerpiece of the weekend, there are many more hours to fill with fun events that give guests (and you!) more quality time together. Read more…

Pre Wedding Party – Wedding Music

Monday, July 25th, 2011 | Filed under: wedding music, wedding planning, wedding songs | author: By BLG,    

Your wedding entertainment isn’t just a focus for your wedding reception alone. At the many pre-wedding parties hosted for you, music is an important mood-setter, giving your guests lovely sounds to enjoy during your rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, even during your wedding morning breakfast or bridal brunch.

At the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, we’ve hosted some of the top NJ wedding entertainers, including wedding bands and DJs, and our wedding ballroom has been filled with romantic slow songs, club dance music, and cultural wedding music from the tarantella to the hora. Our network of preferred vendors includes entertainment companies that also offer talented solo and small-group musical acts that you can book for your pre-wedding parties.

Some of the most popular solo artists, duos and other musicians you’ll find through professional wedding entertainment agencies include pianists, guitarists, harpists, cellists, flutists and singers. And our New Jersey wedding couples have also found fabulous, multi-talented musical performers through our many nearby universities such as Rutgers in New Brunswick, Drew University in Madison, and other colleges that have music departments. Our couples called the university and were soon auditioning talented  performers and groups that they booked for their pre-wedding parties. Some couples tell us they fell in love with the pianists they saw at local jazz clubs and guitarists in performance at local bookstores. These gifted musicians are happy to book engagement parties and rehearsal dinners as well as rehearsal dinners and garden weddings, so they may be ideal for your own star-search as you arrange your wedding entertainment for all of your celebrations.

For your at-home, informal parties such as casual engagement parties with friends or friend and family gatherings when you return from your honeymoon, of course you might arrange your own music using your iPod playlist, as a free option that allows you to personalize your song selections. As a fun wedding gift idea from a teen or budget-crunched friend, it’s a new trend for that loved one to custom-mix a playlist just for you, both as the party entertainment and as a treasured gift that’s actually quite priceless.

Best,

Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

Wedding Entertainment: Line Dances

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 | Filed under: wedding ideas, wedding music, wedding songs, wedding themes | author: By BLG,    


Some wedding couples feel that traditional line dances are too cliché for their wedding entertainment, that line dances don’t fit in with their elegant wedding setting, and they may request that their wedding entertainers eliminate all line dances from their reception playlist. However, the line dance is making a comeback in wedding reception entertainment here in the New Jersey region, as it is across the country.

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• Here are the top trends in wedding reception line dances:

• Guests know the steps and moves to the most well-known line dances, and they may feel more confident on the dance floor doing these dances than they do dancing to club music or other ‘free-form’ music.

• Guests love to rush to the dance floor in groups, to do line dances together.

• Kids enjoy line dances tremendously, since they perform them at minor league ballparks such as our nearby popular ballparks in Newark, Bridgewater, Lakewood, Atlantic City, Montclair and also at professional baseball games. When the stadium deejay plays the “Cha Cha Slide” or “Cotton-Eyed Joe,” the kids rush to the aisles to perform the dances, and adults join in as well. The same group thrill can fill your dance floor and give your wedding videographer fabulous footage as guests have a fantastic time showing off their line dance expertise.

• Country line dances may be well-known to your group, especially if you enjoy line dancing nights at your favorite country-western bar in the tri-state area.

• A new trend in wedding entertainment is to include a number of retro line dances such as the Bus Stop and the Hustle…dances that your guests in their 50s and 60s know well, and are happy to perform as a fun-loving group on the dance floor.

A great line dance is a pleasing surprise in wedding entertainment, not a dance floor-clearing loss of your reception’s momentum. So be sure to think about recent friend and family weddings and how line dances were received by your same guests, and if your personal wedding website features a polling tool, ask your guests to cast their votes – line dances or no line dances – to help you decide if you’ll include the wedding reception trend or if you’ll give your wedding deejay or wedding band the ‘do not play’ directive for line dances at your reception.

Best,
Michael Mahle, Director of Communications, Pleasantdale Château

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.