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alcohol wedding guidelines

Alcohol or no alcohol?

By | Wedding Planning

It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your upcoming Philadelphia area wedding.

Uncle Charlie liked his liquor.  And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey.  (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a ‘land of plenty.’)

As the party picked up the pace, so did Charlie’s imbibing, and so did his dancing … and it wasn’t pretty.  I had never seen someone doing Michael Jackson’s moonwalk to “The Way You Looked Tonight.”

He kept dancing after the music had ended.

His shirt was untucked, his eyes, rolling, and his tie was tied around his head instead of his neck. Everyone was embarrassed.  And no one wanted to get back on the dance floor.

When the bride’s father tried to get him off the dance floor, he was belligerent.  As I said, it got ugly fast.

Alcohol wedding guidelines

When planning your wedding reception, think about how you want to handle alcohol.  As a DJ, I have a lot of experience dealing with highly uncomfortable situations at wedding receptions with out-of-control guests under the influence.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

For your sake and mine, I’ve posted some helpful guidelines above regarding booze, beer, and wine.  Based on my experience, these guidelines will eliminate most problems.  I hope you find them helpful.

Some brides can’t afford an open bar, or don’t want to pay for it, which is perfectly fine.  The guidelines above still apply.  Simply replace ‘open’ bar with ‘cash’ bar.

Starlite Entertainment offers helpful wedding planning tools for Montgomery County and Southeast Pennsylvania brides. We’ll provide you logins when you book us. Let us know what alcohol guidelines you’d like for your reception in the “other information” section of the wedding planning form. Be intentional. The purpose of today’s blogpost is to help you to be proactive in your planning efforts.

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packed dance floors

How much interaction do you want?

By | Dance, Lighting

What single factor will determine the success of your wedding? Packed dance floors.

If you’re like the typical bridal couple, success is defined by the dance floor.  If it is empty, the wedding is considered a failure, but if it is packed, it is considered a success. And if it is packed all night long, well, that is the gold standard for wedding success, at least according to the many couples we’ve worked with over the years.

Starlite Entertainment specializes in packed dance floors…

… and knows how to motivate wedding guests to get out of their seats.

Here’s the deal, though, each wedding couple is unique.  You’ve got your own personality and your own idea on what defines class, style, and energy.

packed dance floorsSome Southeast Pennsylvania brides want their reception to have the feel of a dance club, complete with high energy music and fabulous club lighting.

Others like elegance and dreamy lighting right out of a fairy tale.

And some like a combination.  We’re flexible and taylor each event to the style of the wedding couple.

You also need to consider the level of interaction you’re looking for from your DJ/MC.  The more interaction, the more dance floor participation.  We are masters at making even your shy guests feel comfortable getting out of their seats and joining the fun on the dance floor.  And we’re able to do it without cheezy gimmicks or tacky songs.

And we never, ever make anyone uncomfortable.

How much interaction is right for you?

Let’s talk.  Tell us about some of the music you’d like to hear played at your reception.  Tell us about your guest list and venue.

Together, we’ll establish the parameters that determine successful weddings.

In our hands, your wedding celebration WILL be a success, complete with a packed dance floor.