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Top 25 Unique Wedding Recessional Songs

We collected data on all of our previous weddings and came up with a list of popular songs you can use at the conclusion of your ceremony. Take a look at these top 25 recessional favorites! This list steps away from the classic traditional artists like Bach, Handel, & Mendelssohn, and brings a unique approach using modern day music.

 

In no particular order…

1.) On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

2.) White Dress – Ben Rector

3.) Good Life – One Republic

Top 25 Unique Wedding Recessional Songs2019-03-19T15:12:33-05:00

You’re looking for a DJ, but what you really need is an M.C.

You have researched your entertainment and narrowed it down to 2 or 3 companies. Typically, most are looking for price and someone that can play music, right? Of course! It’s perfectly normal to lead with those intentions when looking for your wedding entertainment. This is probably the first and only time you will have to hire a DJ.

But, there is one other important job your entertainment is responsible for that is usually overlooked. The role of Master of Ceremonies (the M.C.). I hear couples all […]

You’re looking for a DJ, but what you really need is an M.C.2019-03-19T15:27:54-05:00

Top 25 Unique Wedding Processionals

I’m ditching the classics this time to bring you the most unique modern song selections for your wedding processional (as the bride marches down the altar). You’ll notice some original artists as well as some incredible covers that have been made. Enjoy!

(Alphabetically)

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri or Boyce Avenue or The Piano Guys
  • Boom Clap – Lennon & Maisy
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson or Haley Reinhart
  • Chapel of Love – Jess Bauer
Top 25 Unique Wedding Processionals2019-03-19T15:30:12-05:00

Where’s The Best Place To Save Money At Your Wedding? By Mike Walter of Elite Entertainment

If your flowers are a high priority don't look for a discount florist.I thought I would pass this excellent article along from one of our most recognized and professional industry leaders. To know more about Mike Walter, check out the links at the bottom of this article. Enjoy!!

Here’s a question I hear often: “Where’s the best place to save money at our wedding?”

You’d think an owner of a DJ company would answer that question with “anywhere but the music/entertainment!” but that’s not how I’m going […]

Where’s The Best Place To Save Money At Your Wedding? By Mike Walter of Elite Entertainment2017-11-01T18:00:54-05:00

Wedding Toasts – When Should We Do Them?

When is the appropriate time to do the formal toasts?

I have seen a trend lately where toasts are given in the middle of the meal service. While it seems like a time saver, it comes with a few issues. Unlike a restaurant where you can toast at the table and never really disturb the other patrons around you, a wedding is setup completely different. I suggest having the toasts just before the meal service or directly after.

Here is why:

1.) ATTENTION: When […]

Wedding Toasts – When Should We Do Them?2019-03-19T14:58:20-05:00

Wedding Floor Plans – Celebrate seamlessly!

A wedding reception is NOT just a food function. If that were the case, it would be set up like a restaurant with private booths and separate dining rooms. The reason for the openness of the floor plan is to offer inclusiveness to all guests. The entertainment is not always a background role, but a focal point to bring the family together so as to celebrate as one.

Remember that the entertainment not only plays music but will act as your Master of Ceremonies. This means they do not just […]

Wedding Floor Plans – Celebrate seamlessly!2019-03-19T15:39:30-05:00

Having A Wedding Sparkler Send-Off? Read This First!

Are you having a sparkler exit at your wedding? Thinking of buying those sparklers you see at the 4th of July stands on the side of the road? WELL…STOP & READ THIS FIRST.

A few years ago I was the DJ at an extravagant wedding and the couple elected to have sparklers conclude their night.. The vision was simple. Hold hands and slowly make your way through the tunnel of lit up love. Photos are going off like it’s the […]

Having A Wedding Sparkler Send-Off? Read This First!2019-03-19T15:47:55-05:00