BVTLive! Blog

How to Find a Wedding Band

Advice From Pros and Brides
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…
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Choosing Your Songs for Wedding – Intro Songs

Wedding & Party Bands
As band leader for Jellyroll, our band has learned and performed some really fun songs at our weddings.  In addition to your first dance song, and parent dance songs, think about the song that you and your fiancé are announced to.  This song should be fun, high energy and a favorite of yours.  Here are some…
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How to Create an Exciting Wedding Celebration!

View From The Stage
Here are some things to consider when planning the flow of your wedding, if your goal is to maximize the time on the dance floor: Introductions: We are seeing bridal party introductions less often, and this is not a bad thing. Think about it, after the cocktail hour, guests enter the ballroom dancing while the…
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Wedding Expert Panel at BVTLive!’s Showcase

Wedding & Party Bands
The Expert Panel at BVTLive!’s Showcase At each BVTLive! Showcase, not only do we offer the chance to see a selection of our award-winning dance bands, but we also bring industry experts to the stage to answer your questions! The November 3rd showcase at The Ardmore Music Hall featured four of the best: Ricardo “Big Ric” Minter of…
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BVTLive!’s Intern Pride

News
BVTLive! intern Kim Bydlon founded and directed a huge service event on West Chester University’s campus for her senior graduation project from the Honors College. The “Once Upon a Prom” Dress Drive occurred on Friday, October 10th, from 4 to 8pm in Sykes Student Union. With the help of 25 student volunteers, the event collected…
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Picking Tunes for the Big Moments

Tips, Wedding & Party Advice
Music is one of most important parts of your wedding day. From the moment you wake up, until you hit the pillow for the first time as a married couple, the music you choose can have a huge impact on your wedding day. Below, we have put together a guide to picking out the right…
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Vendor Spotlight: The Farm at Eagles Ridge

Wedding & Party Bands
Bought in 1999 by Stuart and Cynthia Herr, The Farm at Eagles Ridge exudes an aura of rustic beauty that can truly be summed up in one brief statement found on their website: “Elegance without convention. Authentic texture. Refined charm. That’s the Farm at Eagles Ridge.” No need to search further; you have truly found…
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The Importance of Lighting Your Event Space

Tips, Wedding & Party Advice
I know what you’re thinking: “as if I need another thing on my to-do list,” right? You’ve made the guest list, decided which relatives should sit together, the caterer and the band are booked; what else is there to worry about? Well, as your event day approaches, think about the importance of lighting your venue.…
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The Evolution of the Ceremony Song by Lou Lanza

Advice From Pros and Brides
On the many recent ceremonies that I have been a part of as a vocalist, musician, or as a coordinator the most striking trend I have noticed is the variety of styles and selections. Naturally, the evergreen type of selections have still been popular. Pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D, Purcell’s Trumpet Voluntary, &…
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Wedding Day Timeline By Linda Simunov

Advice From Pros and Brides
Timing is Everything! We have all been there, the wedding that started late! And I don’t mean, 5 or 10 minutes late. Do yourself, your vendors, and most of all, your guests a huge favor by creating a “Wedding Day Timeline”. Your guests may not notice when the timing is working, but they will definitely…
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