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Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia

By Wedding Planning

After saying “I do” to the love of your life, you want nothing more than to proudly display your relationship. What better way to showcase this than with the most monumental entrance to your wedding reception? After officially being announced as a married couple for the first time, a one-of-a-kind entrance is something you and your guests will surely remember long after the big day ends.

How can you make sure your wedding entrance stands out?

Choose A Significant Song

Music has the unmatched ability to change the mood in a room. Knowing this, be intentional with your song choice! Immediately set the tone for a high-energy night with an upbeat song everyone can sing and dance along to. Or, create a more reserved, sentimental moment by choosing a song with lyrics that resonate with you and your partner. Whatever you do, collaborating with your Philadelphia wedding band or DJ will be pivotal in shaping the moment to be exactly what you want it to be.

Choreograph Your Moves

If opting for a more lively song, take time to learn and practice some stylized moves for a choreographed entrance. Not only will rehearsing make for more moments of connection and shared memories between you and your love, but it will also be time well spent. Guests are always surprised and impressed when a couple can dance in synchronicity.

Include The Wedding Party

Rather than having each member of your wedding party select their own song or stage a personal entrance, do something together. Pick one meaningful song, and your bridal party can enter as a group right before you and yours come out as the grand finale. Then, embrace the few moments you have dancing and celebrating with the people who matter most to you at a moment that matters most to you — choreographed or freestyle! Coordinating in this way also helps to alleviate the stress often felt by wedding parties to come up with something original and undeniably adds cohesiveness to the roll call.

Change Your Outfit

Depending on how serious you are about getting down, it might be most practical (and impactful) to have an outfit change. Consider getting into something a bit more relaxed before the reception. For guys, this might be as simple as taking off your suit jacket and displaying those dapper suspenders. For gals, this may mean an entirely different dress with less length and more room to move. No matter how big or how small the wardrobe change, guests are sure to be surprised.

Add the Element of Surprise

Other ways to add surprise and, more importantly, enthusiastic participation is by including something like an intelligent lighting system, glowing sparklers, celebratory confetti, or a big balloon drop. Making the experience immersive and exciting for everyone is sure to make a lasting impression.

Wedding reception entrances don’t have to be boring! Make them memorable and fun when you incorporate one of these tips above. And when it’s time to decide about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding and help you achieve that special moment, EBE is here to help. Contact us today for more information about our DJs and live bands!

Creating a Memorable Grand Entrance: Best Wedding Bands in Philadelphia
Stephanie Fitzpatrick, Managing Partner & Wedding Entertainment Expert

Stephanie Fitzpatrick

Managing Partner

About the Author

Stephanie Fitzpatrick, co-owner of EBE Talent, brings over two decades of industry expertise to the forefront of event entertainment. With a deep-seated passion for crafting unforgettable experiences, her journey from Talent Director to leadership exemplifies innovation and excellence. At EBE Talent, Stephanie’s vision and dedication continue to set new standards, ensuring each event is uniquely memorable.

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14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs' Recommendations

14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs’ Recommendations

By Wedding Planning
At EBE Talent, we thoroughly enjoy performing at weddings, but our passion extends beyond the main event. We take great delight in creating unforgettable musical experiences during cocktail hours as well.
But let’s not forget the real reason everyone gathers for the cocktail hour—to party it up! So, grab your drink and get ready to raise a glass to the newlyweds, all while having a hilarious time!

You see, the cocktail hour is the perfect opportunity for the lovebirds to showcase their unique personalities as a couple. And what better way to do that than by serving signature drinks that will make your guests say, “Cheers to the funniest wedding ever!” We’ve got 14 concoctions that will make your cocktail hour unforgettable, including some boozy beauties and non-alcoholic delights. Get ready to sip, laugh, and create memories!

Why Personalized Signature Drinks? Let Us Tell You…

Now, we all have our go-to drinks, whether they’re alcoholic or not. But why settle for the ordinary when you can have something extraordinary? Picture this: a fully stocked bar with the usual suspects, like beer and wine. But instead of leaving it at that, why not add a touch of whimsy with a signature drink that has a ridiculously hilarious name? I mean, who wouldn’t want to order a  “Blushing Bridegroom” or a Purple Rain Perfection? It’s guaranteed to make your guests smile and give them a story to tell!

And here’s a bonus—shorter bar lines! Yes, by offering these specialty drinks, you’ll keep the queues manageable, and your guests will be thanking you. Plus, these signature creations will be sipped in honor of your beautiful union, making every sip a toast to your love story. So, let your imagination run wild, and let’s dive into the fantastic world of wedding signature drinks that will have your guests rolling with laughter!

How to Choose Your Signature Drink? It’s a Mix of Love and Laughter!

Choosing your signature drink should be as fun as finding “the one.” But fear not, we’re here to help you navigate this hilarious journey! Start by considering drinks that are special to both of you as a couple. Think about your favorite flavors, your shared memories, and the moments that made your hearts skip a beat.

Now, mixing drinks is an art, much like mastering the perfect dad joke. It takes knowledge, talent, and a sprinkle of personal flair. So, find a drink that mixes easily and tastes amazing. Location also plays a role in your decision. Want to pay homage to your wedding destination? Select flavors that represent the area. You can even go local with some hometown vodka or craft beer!

But the pièce de résistance is your love story. Let it shine through in your drink selection. Choose a beverage that holds sentimental value for both of you. Maybe it’s the drink you shared on your first date or the one that always brings back memories of laughter and romance. And if all else fails, simply go for your personal favorites. This is your special day, after all, so make it as unique and hilarious as your love!

Picking the Signature Drink for Your Philadelphia Wedding

Now, onto the main event—the drinks! Here are 14 signature drinks that will tickle your funny bone and have your guests laughing their way through the cocktail hour:

“Blushing Bridegroom” – A mix of champagne, strawberry liqueur, and a hint of lemon for a refreshing and romantic drink.

“Tipsy Toast” –  A blend of vodka, cranberry juice, and a splash of orange liqueur, served with a garnish of fresh orange slices.
Boozy Bourbon + Peach Smash – Just one sip and you’ll agree, bourbon + peach = a match made in cocktail heaven. Best of all, this not-too-sweet summery sip is a snap to make by macerating the fruit overnight for a perfectly peachy syrup.
Ginger Grapefruit Bourbon Sour – Show off your and your spouse’s playful personalities with a signature sip to match. Packed with bright citrus flavors and based with bourbon, this cocktail is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Honeysuckle Strawberry Slush – Treat your guests with a grown-up slushie that combines two of the summer season’s most iconic flavors: strawberry and honeysuckle (vodka, that is).
Summertime Watermelon Mule – Give your standard mule a summery kick in the glass with the addition of fresh, muddled watermelon.
Watermelon Moscow Mule Recipe

Purple Rain Perfection – Let the good times roll with this signature Purple Rain cocktail that incorporates Don Julio Blanco tequila, cranberry syrup, fresh lemon and lime juices and is garnished with a purple flower.

Autumn Harvest Sangria – Brimming with fall’s most iconic flavors, this sangria is sure to warm guests up no matter the temperature outside.

Cardamom Berry Smash – The deep flavor of fresh blackberries melds with the exotic spice of cardamom syrup and citrusy botanicals of gin to create a refreshing relief to the summer heat. This would fit right in at a rustic-chic soirée.

Magical Margarita – Get ready for the oohs and aahs with this luxurious margarita featuring a shimmery-blue liqueur and edible gold stars.
Smashed Cherry Mule – This sweet, pretty drink takes full advantage of fresh cherries by blending them into a classic Moscow mule.

Pineapple Hibiscus Punch – We’re deeming this boozy beverage “summer in a glass.” Sweet pineapple juice and white rum layer with complex flavors like ginger, cilantro and hibiscus tea to pack a tasty punch.

Pink Grapefruit Gin and Tonic – Garnished with mint and a slice of pink grapefruit, this delicious take on the gin and tonic would be ideal for a spring garden wedding.
Lime in the Coconut Cocktail – Perfect for a beach wedding, this tropical adult beverage is made with coconut vodka, pineapple puree, and a splash of flavored sparkling water.
14 Signature Drinks for Your Wedding: Top Philly Wedding DJs' Recommendations
Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment

Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment

By Wedding Planning

If you’re planning a wedding, it’s likely you have a vision. According to a study of 15,000 Pinterest boards, many couples share the same wedding vision — vintage. In Pennsylvania specifically, the most searched wedding theme in 2023 is the Great Gatsby. Are you one of the couples looking to throw a wedding that captures all things vintage? Then, this guide is for you!

Here are six tips for planning the vintage wedding of your dreams:

From Callowhill to Center City, Philadelphia – these tips are sure to impress

  1. Choose the right venue. Fortunately, there are plenty of venues out there that offer the old-world charm vintage style is known for. From barns to historic mansions or ballrooms, invest in a venue that does a lot of the decor work for you. Think somewhere with lavish architecture or Art Deco details to really capture the vintage vibe.
  2. Decide on a vintage color. Color plays a major role in capturing the vintage look. Opt for a color palette that reflects the era you love most. Colors like soft pastels, rich jewel tones, or earthy neutrals often pop up in the vintage style, so use those in decorating elements, bridal attire, and more. If you’re one of the Great Gatsby adoring couples, gold and black are excellent color choices.
  3. Don’t forget the vintage decor. The best place to look for vintage props for your wedding is local thrift stores where the possibilities are endless. While shopping, be on the lookout for a treasure trove of antiques. You can find antique furniture to create lounge areas for your guests or other props you could use, like frames for table numbers, retro vases for centerpieces, and candle displays. If you don’t have any luck at local thrift stores, consider shopping garage sales for unique vintage items for your wedding.
  4. Let vintage inspire your wedding attire. If you’re committing to vintage, make sure the dresses, tuxes, and gowns fit the theme. Elements like lace and chiffon are great for wedding dresses and bridesmaids’ dresses, while a velvet tux or three-piece suit equipped with a pocket square is great for the groom and groomsmen. Don’t forget to look for vintage jewelry (which could be something borrowed!) and accessories to really play up that old-world feel. If you want to go above and beyond with the vintage vibes, ask your guests to come in their vintage best.
  5. Make vintage beverages and appetizers part of cocktail hour. Vintage food might not sound like the ideal thing to put on your wedding menu, but there are still plenty of ways to capture the era during your cocktail hour. From retro cocktails like sidecars to old-school appetizers like finger sandwiches, there are plenty of vintage-inspired ways to play with food before your guests sit down for their meal at the reception.
  6. Hire entertainers familiar with the times. No wedding is complete without entertainment, even a vintage one! If you want the music to capture the essence of the era, hire a swing band or jazz ensemble to play during your reception. You can also incorporate vintage in other forms of entertainment, like a photo booth with old-school props or having a caricature artist who can draw your guests in exaggerated vintage garb.

It’s no secret that planning a vintage wedding is on trend for couples in 2023.

When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your vintage wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to find out more information about our DJs and live bands!

Planning the Vintage Wedding of Your Dreams with Affordable Callowhill Wedding Entertainment
Tips for a Fun Bar or Bat Mitzvah with Philadelphia Event DJs

Tips for a Fun Bar or Bat Mitzvah with Philadelphia Event DJs

By Mitzvah Entertainment

A bar or bat mitzvah is an important milestone in a Jewish child’s life. After months of learning Hebrew to nail the Torah reading, it’s only fitting to celebrate this momentous event with a festive party. The party is not only a celebratory moment for your child, but it’s a way to highlight how proud you are as a parent. If you’re planning a bar or bat mitzvah for your child, you’ll want to make it a night to remember.

Here are some tips for a fun Philly bar or bat mitzvah:

Hire an MC. No bar or bat mitzvah is complete without an MC or master of ceremonies. They can introduce the bar or bat mitzvah child, make announcements, and keep the energy up throughout the night. The right MC knows how to integrate the evening so adults and kids are both having a good time.

Have dancers perform. If you want your event to be full of electric energy, hire professional dancers. Kids can be shy about getting on the dance floor and starting the party. Dancers will get everyone up and moving, leading guests in dance routines and filling the dance floor.

Invest in a DJ. Music can make or break your event. If you’re looking for the best bar and bat mitzvah entertainment in Philadelphia, consider hiring an EBE DJ. Our DJs have extensive catalogs and can play music to entertain guests of all ages. To ensure the night is special for your child, discuss their favorite songs and genres beforehand. When you talk about the playlist, you’ll be able to highlight your child’s interests while making sure the music selection is appropriate and enjoyable for everyone.

Hire a band or ensemble. If your child is into live music, consider hiring a band or ensemble to perform. Bands elevate any party atmosphere, and the right one will ensure the dance floor is never empty. Even if you don’t need a full band, you can still hire an ensemble. From solo artists to four-piece quartets and beyond, you’ll be able to find the entertainment that’s right for you and your event.

More Tips for an Amazing Mitzvah in Philadelphia

Incorporate a photo booth. Who doesn’t love a photo booth? They allow guests to show off their personalities and are a fun way to capture memories from your event. Guests can take silly photos with props and costumes and print the images to take home as party favors. Make sure they leave one behind so you can create a guestbook full of the fun photos.

Plan a theme. A themed bar or bat mitzvah can help tie everything together and make the event cohesive. Depending on your child’s interest, theme ideas can range from sports to movies or pop culture to superheroes. If a specific theme is not your thing, selecting a color scheme can help guide the decorations and activities for the big day.

Provide games and activities for bar and bat mitzvah goers. If you’re opting out of a photo booth, consider other activities to keep guests entertained. Certain party enhancements like a scavenger hunt, trivia, or a dance-off competition can keep guests engaged in the event. Make sure to provide prizes for winners to keep the competitive spirit alive.

Plan an Epic Bar or Bat Mitzvah with EBE – When you are ready to decide about your bar or bat mitzvah entertainment in Philadelphia, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our MCs, DJs, and live bands!

Tips for a Fun Bar or Bat Mitzvah with Philadelphia Event DJs
5 TikTok Wedding Trends We Love Insights from Wedding DJs in Old City

5 TikTok Wedding Trends We Love: Insights from Wedding DJs in Old City

By Wedding Entertainment

Are you obsessed with TikTok? Do you find yourself scrolling for ideas to help make your wedding as unique as possible? Well, we’ve done the work for you!

Discover five of the TikTok wedding trends we love and how to incorporate them into your special day.

Make your first and last dance the same song. A couple’s first dance is one of the most memorable parts of the entire wedding reception. But the end of the wedding can be just as special. Many couples are choosing to have a first and last dance at their wedding featuring the same song in different styles. For example, this couple’s first dance was to an acoustic version of Blink-182’s “First Date.” At the end of the night, the rest of the crowd joined in to rock out with the couple to the band’s original version. In most cases, you’ll be able to find acoustic versions of popular first dance songs, making this trend even easier to incorporate into your wedding! At EBE, our talented wedding bands and DJs will work with you to ensure you get the first and last dance of your dreams.

Use grounded flower displays. Flowers have always been a pivotal part of any wedding. But instead of the traditional setup, try the TikTok trend of grounded flowers. This creator suggests using flowers displayed on the ground around your feet during the ceremony. Doing so allows you the freedom to design the display however you want without taking away from the focus of the wedding – the couple! Having flowers arranged any other way can distract from you being the focus of photos, which is a no-no when it comes to your wedding day. You spend enough on hair, makeup, and wardrobe that day — don’t let the flowers take away from it.

TikTok Has a Ton of Wedding Ideas!

Send thank you notes with photos from a disposable camera. Incorporating disposable cameras into your wedding tablescapes isn’t new, but the idea of having those photos double printed and sending them as your thank you cards is! Encourage your guests to use the disposable cameras throughout the night, then have the pictures printed as quickly as possible, as this TikToker did. Write your thank yous directly on the back and mail them to your guests for a unique keepsake/thank you combo!

Give the groomsmen a first look, too. Whether you have a lot of guy friends or are close with your partner’s groomsmen, give them the opportunity to have a first look as this creator did. Doing so allows for memorable pictures and video footage that’s absolutely precious and unique to your big day.

Personalize cocktail napkins to give your guests something to laugh at. Whether it’s your first text conversation like this TikTok user did, your first pictures together, your wedding hashtag, or something else unique to your relationship, personalized cocktail napkins can add just the right amount of flair to your wedding. They’ll also give guests something to talk about during the hour before the reception.

When you are ready to decide about the entertainment that will perform at your 2023 wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today for more information about our DJs and live bands!

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5 TikTok Wedding Trends We Love Insights from Wedding DJs in Old City
Unique Wedding Entertainment Services in Philadelphia

Unique Wedding Entertainment Services in Philadelphia

By Wedding Entertainment

Your wedding day should be a memorable and magical celebration, and no Philadelphia wedding is complete without engaging entertainment. Most couples opt for a DJ or wedding band, but there are so many other forms of unique wedding entertainment that you’ll want to choose one as special as your love story. From classical to contemporary, these non-traditional options are sure to add a touch of elegance, excitement, and individuality to your big day. Unsure what’s out there?

Here are five unique entertainment options to incorporate at your Philadelphia wedding in 2023.

Acapella Groups. Are you a Pitch Perfect fan? Maybe you were in an acapella group in high school or college or simply like the art of making music with multiple voices. Regardless of why you got into the art, you can hire an acapella group to perform at your wedding. EBE offers acapella wedding bands in Philadelphia that can bring thick harmonies, deep bass, and percussion with their mouths! Our acapella vocalists can amplify your wedding event, whether they’re part of cocktail hour, the reception, or a closing performance at the end of the night.

DJ Violinist. If you’re looking for a wedding DJ in Philadelphia but want something a bit more than a traditional DJ, EBE has DJ violinists at the ready! When you hire a talented violinist who doubles as a DJ to perform at your wedding, they can cover the whole day from start to finish. Whether they play a violin set during your ceremony and then move into DJing your reception, or they play the melody along with the recorded tracks of your favorite songs, our DJ violinists can amplify any wedding. This option is ideal for couples working within a smaller budget.

Solo piano player. Do you want a classy performance to make your wedding extra special? A solo piano player who can cover a range of musical styles is the answer. Have them play at your cocktail hour to set the tone for the evening or throughout the reception — an ideal option for those couples who want something more subtle than what a traditional wedding band or DJ would play.

Piano and guitar. Another viable option for the couple who isn’t interested in having a wedding DJ is having a piano and guitar player perform at the wedding. Pairing piano and guitar together can accommodate any portion of your wedding, whether it’s the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, or end of the night. You can choose whether you want acoustic guitar or an energetic electric guitar to pair with the piano, making the option completely customizable.

DJ and Vocalist. If you want a live performer at your wedding but don’t have the budget to invest in an entire band, having a DJ and vocalist perform is the next best thing. EBE’s talented DJs will play background music while a male or female vocalist sings the songs that you choose. A DJ and Vocalist combo will energize the night and put on a fantastic performance that leaves your guests talking.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and choose entertainment that represents your and your partner’s musical taste and style. When you provide unique entertainment at your wedding, like DJ hybrids or notable ensembles, you will create an unforgettable night for you and your guests.

When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to find out more information about the best wedding DJs and live bands in Philadelphia!

Unique Wedding Entertainment Services in Philadelphia
Pros and Cons of Choreographing Your First Dance with Philadelphia Wedding Music

Pros and Cons of Choreographing Your First Dance with Philadelphia Wedding Music

By Wedding Entertainment

Your first dance is one of the most significant moments that’ll take place on your wedding day. That means it should be fun for your guests to watch and, more importantly, special for you and your partner. Whether you’re considering sauntering around the dance floor lost in conversation or you want to do something more specialized, like a custom choreographed number, there are a few things you’ll want to consider.

Here are some of the pros and cons of choreographing your first dance.

Pro: You’ll create a lasting and romantic memory. As we said, your first dance is one of the most memorable parts of your wedding. Working on a choreographed dance number together can not only bring you closer during the process of planning your wedding — it takes a lot of practice! — but it can also create a unique memory you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Con: Choreographing your first dance can add to the stress of wedding planning. Putting on a wedding can be emotionally taxing, so if you’re already feeling overwhelmed by all of the other details planning a wedding requires, don’t add to that stress. Instead of choreographing a first dance number, which can take months of preparation and planning, do something simple so you can focus on other details.

Pro: Choreographed dances can save money if you do them yourself. Regardless of your dance ability, there are plenty of YouTube tutorials to get your brain going when choreographing a wedding dance. You don’t necessarily have to shell out hundreds of dollars and hire a professional choreographer to help you, though that’s certainly an option if your wedding budget allows it. If you’re able, working with a pro dancer can save time planning your first dance; however, if you’re sticking to a strict budget, you can always choreograph your own dance with enough time, patience, and practice.

Con: Choreographed dances can look awkward if you’ve never danced before. Whether you work with a professional or choreograph your first dance on your own, the whole bit can look and feel awkward if you and your partner don’t have enough time to practice. This is especially the case if the dance is too complex. If you’re working with a professional choreographer, push back on them if the moves become too much. Similarly, if you’re choreographing the dance yourself, make sure to include moves you and your partner feel comfortable and confident performing.

Pro: You’ll give your guests something to talk about and remember. Typically, the first dance is only notable for the newlyweds. But when you perform custom choreography for your friends and family, that gives them something exciting to watch and talk about years later. If you’re worried about your wedding not giving your guests enough to talk about, a custom first dance will do the trick.

If you do choose to choreograph your first dance, you’ll want to have a conversation with your Philadelphia wedding DJ or wedding band to ensure they’re aware and it goes smoothly. In some cases, you may be able to book time with them to practice your custom dance number ahead of time, leaving less room for errors.

When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Learn more about our upcoming showcases.

Pros and Cons of Choreographing Your First Dance with Philadelphia Wedding Music
Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023

Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023

By Wedding Planning

With the coronavirus pandemic mostly behind us, newly engaged couples are looking to go all in on their weddings. However, going all in means different things to different people. Whether you’re planning an intimate outdoor gathering in Spring Garden, Philadelphia or the lavish wedding of your dreams anywhere in Philly, there are a few trends to look out for next year.

If you’re getting married in 2023, here are five ideas to incorporate into your big day.

  1. Candid photos. Over the past year or so, couples started to stray away from traditional poses in wedding photos. This trend is expected to continue in 2023. Instead, couples are opting for candid shots in natural light. This editorial style of photography allows for a more authentic memorial of your big day. If your wedding is less traditional and more casual, this is one trend you’ll definitely want to consider. You’ll be able to capture you and your guests having fun without the pressure of posing, and it’ll save you a ton of time!
  1. Hire a wedding band. Having a band play at your wedding isn’t new, but full musical ensembles will continue to trend in 2023. There’s nothing like live music to get your guests on the dance floor, and EBE is home to some of the best Philadelphia wedding bands. Whether you’re looking for something intimate, like a soloist, or a full band who can keep the party going, our music experts can help find the right musician for your celebration.
  1. Mismatched bridal parties. Like hiring a wedding band, the idea of allowing your bridal party to choose their own attire isn’t a new concept. However, in 2023, expect to see the variations in bridal party styles increase. Brides are no longer limiting their parties to specific colors or styles — many are allowing their friends to choose an outfit that speaks directly to them, welcoming patterns and textures in addition to varying silhouettes.
  1. Disposable cameras. What’s old has once again become new. In 2023, expect to see disposable cameras on tables and surfaces throughout wedding ceremonies and receptions. Like candid photography, disposable cameras allow your guests to capture unique images throughout the day. Plus, it gives you even more memories to reflect on, considering your photographer can only be in one place at any time. If you’re looking to save money, you can do away with a photographer and encourage your guests to use disposable cameras and their cell phones to curate your own wedding images.
  1. TikTok trends will dominate. In addition to these trends, expect to lean on TikTok for the latest wedding ideas. You’ll find everything from vendors to bridal style and bachelorette trip inspiration on the video-sharing app. Even when you’re done planning your wedding, you can expect song choices at your reception to stem from the app and may even find a guest or two filming TikToks during your big day. Ask them to share their creations with you so you can look back on these short, fun clips as well.

No matter how you plan to celebrate your wedding in 2023, these trends have one thing in common — individuality. After all, no two couples will have the same candid or disposable photos. And bridal parties can expand their choices beyond the traditional ones, leaving more room for unique options.

Wedding Planning Services in Spring Garden: Trends for 2023
Fun Dance Songs for Wedding Receptions Suggestions from Philly's Best Wedding DJs

Fun Dance Songs for Wedding Receptions: Suggestions from Philly’s Best Wedding DJs

By Wedding Entertainment

No wedding is complete without getting your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional stuff, like the line dances of yesteryear, or looking for a playlist comprised of today’s hits, we’ve got your back.

Fun dance songs played at your wedding reception!

Ensure your wedding reception is an unforgettable night by having these fun dance songs played at your wedding reception.

  1. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA — This 1976 song is still a beloved hit today thanks to the Mamma Mia! play and films. Get your wedding guests out of their seats with this easy-listening bop that will remind them anyone can dance, jive, and have the time of their lives.
  2.  “Levitating” by Dua Lipa — A 2020 smash hit, this song will get the younger crowd involved on the dance floor. It’s catchy, easy to sing and dance to, and appropriate for all ages.
  3. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston — Whitney’s iconic “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” is another song that will inspire your wedding guests to get out of their seats and onto the dance floor. The best part is it’s a cross-generational song that can please a crowd of any size.
  4. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars — This song might be from 2015, but it’s still a crowd favorite at today’s wedding receptions. Like so many of these songs, this has a beat and lyrics that will appeal to all ages.
  5. “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen — Weddings are such a good time; who wants them to end? Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” will inspire your guests to keep the party going all night long.

Bonus 5 Dance Songs For Your Wedding Reception!

  1. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone — Made new again by the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, this 1973 hit will remind all your wedding guests why they’re celebrating: your love!
  2. “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes — This 2022 hit is for all the country music fans in your life. Not only is “Fancy Like” a great sing-along song, but it’s also set to a tempo that’s easy to dance to, no matter how young or old.
  3. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder — Yet another easy-listening song that’s great to dance to, Wonder’s hit will appeal to your older wedding guests and maybe inspire the younger ones to start listening to “Little Stevie.”
  4. “Cha Cha Slide” by DJ Casper — If you need help getting your wedding guests on the dance floor (and actually moving!), play this easy-to-follow line dance song.
  5. “Levels” by Avicii — This fun dance song is perfect for keeping your wedding guests’ energy high. If you’re not ready to go home, have the DJ play this song before the night’s end.

Remember — there’s no right or wrong when it comes to your wedding playlist. It’s all based on your tastes as a couple and the crowd you invited to celebrate with you. If you’re getting married in Philadelphia, make sure you hire a DJ or wedding band that communicates with you and gets to know your musical preferences. After all, they’re responsible for keeping everyone on their feet!

Are you looking for the best wedding DJ and wedding bands in Philadelphia? EBE is the premier place for both! When you are ready to make decisions about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Learn more about our upcoming showcases.

Fun Dance Songs for Wedding Receptions Suggestions from Philly's Best Wedding DJs
5 Nontraditional Wedding Ideas Wedding Entertainment Packages in Philadelphia

5 Nontraditional Wedding Ideas: Wedding Entertainment Packages in Philadelphia

By Wedding Entertainment

Nowadays, it’s rare to find a couple who wants all the traditional elements of a wedding on their big day. Instead, couples are looking for ways to stand out from the bunch with nontraditional wedding ideas. Do you consider yourself a modern couple looking for out-of-the-box wedding concepts?

Here are five ideas to consider when planning a nontraditional wedding.

  1. Keep the party going and host a cocktail-style reception. Instead of a formal sit-down dinner, a cocktail-style wedding puts the focus on food, drink, and conversation. Choose hearty hors d’oeuvres to keep your guests’ appetite at bay, and don’t forget to include bite-sized desserts! This wedding reception style is ideal for the party crowd or if you’re planning to have a smaller wedding. If you take this route, make that clear on your invitation so your guests don’t come expecting a sit-down meal.
  1. Encourage your guests to take part in karaoke. If you’re worried about your guests having a good time at your wedding, karaoke is one way to ensure they’re having fun. Dedicate a portion of your cocktail hour or reception for guests to belt out their favorite songs. Choose from over 2,000 songs spanning every genre, including Motown, classic rock, R&B, pop, country, and more. Let your friends show off their hidden talents with the option of having the performances recorded and able to download as a wedding favor.
  1. Forgo the wedding cake for a more unique dessert. What better way to stand out from the crowd than nothaving a wedding cake? Instead, delight your guests with an unexpected dessert like cotton candy or a DIY ice cream sundae bar. Your guests will love the interactive element dessert brings and leave them talking about your nontraditional wedding for weeks to come.
  1. Incorporate fun and games into your nontraditional wedding. Instead of the traditional photo booth, have casino or arcade games set up throughout your wedding reception. These activities will keep people of all ages entertained and is a unique way to give your guests a break from the dance floor. From dome hockey to classic arcade games like PacMan and even table games like Blackjack and Roulette, EBE offers dozens of wedding enhancements to entertain your crowd.
  1. Opt for a unique guestbook. Instead of having your guests sign their well wishes into a scrapbook, collect these memories in a nontraditional way. Whether it’s a photo matte you’ll use to frame a picture from your wedding or an audio guest book where guests can record their regards instead of writing them down, there are plenty of unique options available, allowing you to choose one that you and your partner will appreciate.

Incorporating nontraditional elements into your wedding

Incorporating nontraditional elements into your wedding does not make your day any less special. It enables you and your partner to celebrate how you want and not how you’re expected to. When you’re ready to plan all things wedding-related, EBE is here to help.

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