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With all of the amazing options in wedding entertainment, seeing bands perform live has become part of a couple’s wedding planning experience. Most bands and entertainment companies offer you the opportunity to see live performances, typically in a showcase setting. It is not unusual for a couple to see up to 5 bands perform in a single evening. As fun as this is, it can be overwhelming. So, I thought I would offer some things for a couple to consider. What you see is what you get Be sure that the band you are seeing is the band you will actually get if you hire them. Here are some questions and considerations: Is this the exact group of musicians I can expect at my wedding if I hire this band? Make sure that the musicians in each particular band are dedicated to the success of the band in which they are...
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The Wedding Event
BVTLive! hosted The Wedding Event at The Westin Philadelphia on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The event was a great success with live music from three of the area’s top dance bands, advice from wedding experts, and delicious dinner and drinks. BVTLive! would like to thank everyone who came out to The Westin Philadelphia to make this event a true success!   Entertainment As registration took place, guests enjoyed hearing live piano courtesy of Bill Handy and complimentary champagne before doors opened. Starting off the event, Big Ric Rising took the stage. During their set, everyone enjoyed delicious food and drink selections complimentary of The Westin Philadelphia. Following Big Ric Rising, our first set of panelists took the stage—the wedding planners. Wedding Planners Panel Our first panel, facilitated by Tim Sudall of Allure Films, was made up of six of the Philadelphia area’s top wedding planners. Guests were able to hear advice first-hand from...
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You are about to embark on what will probably be one of the most simultaneously stressful, fulfilling, and joyous times of your life: you are getting married! I am Bruce Mullen and I have been the Director of Banquets at The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, a 5 Diamond Hotel, for over 20 years. I have also worked at The Playboy Casino in Atlantic City and have worked for Donald Trump, as well. But this is not about me; this is about you! I would like to offer an insider’s look at some of the things you, as the bride, will need to do over these next 6 to 10 months. You might be thinking: “Oh my God, where do I start and what do I do first?” Of all my years in this business, I hear that question over and over. I always tell our prospective brides to “lean on the...
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BVTLive!, in conjunction with The Westin Philadelphia and Allure Films is proud to announce “The Wedding Event”, the wedding education and entertainment experience of the year. Brides and grooms will attend this invitation only event on Sunday, February 22nd, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at The Westin Philadelphia. BVTLive! will be providing the entertainment with performances by three of its premier dance bands, including Jellyroll. The Westin culinary staff will provide some delicious food stations for your enjoyment, while our expert panel of Philly’s premier wedding planners will be offering the latest trends, and taking questions from our guests. Here is a list of our panel experts: • Gina Sole - The Wedding Planner, LLC • Lynda Barness - I DO Wedding Consulting • Christianne Lehman – Truly You Events • Bekka Rendell – Styled Creative • Rebecca Richman – Rebecca Richman Events • Clayre Cardi – Kaleidoscope Weddings • Sarah Morrison – All About Events Our professional partners...
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Enjoy this informative blog written by our intern, Nick Cardillo, on searching for the perfect wedding band: The decision to hire live entertainment for your wedding is one that is incomparable to any other option you might have considered. A wedding or dance band has the ability to bring a whole new element of entertainment and fun to your event that no DJ or iPod playlist can provide. But now, the next step in the process is to find the perfect band for you! Taking advantage of the following tips and tricks will make the path to finding a band for your event seamless and stress free. Start With Your Venue A great place to start is with your venue. Wedding planners and event executives at hotels, halls, and other locations often have preferred and time tested entertainment specialists. They will be able to refer you to wedding band agencies or...
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