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Wedding Grand Exits: Pros & Cons

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Wedding Grand Exits: Pros & Cons

Will your wedding include a grand exit or big send-off by family and friends with flash bulbs, sparklers or fancy cars?  Read on to learn about different options for wedding grand exits, and then use the pros and cons to make your decision about how your wedding should end. What is a Wedding Grand Exit? A wedding grand exit can range from a simple coordinated farewell, or a full blown send off at the very end of the Reception.  It’s usually the  last line item in the Time Line. The main...

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Rancho Bernardo Inn

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Rancho Bernardo Inn

With over 40 years of serving Southern California Brides, Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa is one picturesque of a venue for a wedding! There are over seven different ceremony locations and five reception locations! Or if you are interested in having a wedding on a Golf Course make sure to check out the 18-Hole Championship Golf Course. Rancho Bernardo Inn believes that every experience will be something fun and different and every detail of the resort has been planned to perfection!...

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Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

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Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse has been an iconic venue in San Diego for decades.  Tom Ham originally opened the restaurant in 1971, and the Lighthouse remains a beacon both on the dining map of San Diego and the nautical map as a fully functioning lighthouse.  Tom was very passionate about California history, and wanted to incorporate the nautical culture of San Diego into his vision for an elegant dining experience.  The architecture of the restaurant beautifully brings in these elements,...

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Bahia Resort Hotel Weddings

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Bahia Resort Hotel Weddings

The Bahia Resort Hotel has been one of San Diego’s mainstay wedding venues providing an incredible “SoCal Tropical” experience.  It is located in Mission Beach on the South end of Sail Bay on West Mission Bay Drive just before getting to the roller coaster. My first event there was back in 2004 and I’ve worked in every room and space since.  I continue to enjoy helping brides & grooms alike and I’m honored to know that Pro Motion Entertainment has been on...

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Wish Lanterns Banned in San Diego

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Wish Lanterns Banned in San Diego

Couples looking for that unique, memorable moment to end their wedding now have one less item to choose from: Wish Lanterns (aka Sky Lanterns, Sky Candles, Flying Lanterns.) They are officially banned in San Diego, and have been apparently since late 2011. Because we DJs are usually involved with the ending of the night, whether it being the last dance set, last song or something unique, we’re often asked for recommendations or ideas.  Sparklers have been popular too, though many venues...

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Gangnam Style Rises to Top

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Gangnam Style Rises to Top

Mashable reported yesterday that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” has taken the #1 most viewed YouTube video of all time, surpassing Justin Beiber’s “Baby” with over 805 million views and over 5 million likes.  I can only say that I agree 100% as it has become the most requested song at my weddings and events, and the quantity and frequency of requests has put it at the very top in the last 8+ years since I’ve been DJ’ing. In My Opinion, it’s outpaced...

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First Dance Before or After Dinner?

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First Dance Before or After Dinner?

Many brides and grooms wonder if they should do their First Dance before or after dinner at their wedding reception. This will lay out the pros and cons of either option. Either way works, but you’ll want to asses which fits best into the overall flow of your wedding. First Dance Before Dinner Doing the First Dance before dinner has a nice flow to it especially if you are doing traditional bridal party introductions.  Aside from the ceremony, this is the one time you ‘should’...

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Are Your Electrical Cables Exposed

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Are Your Electrical Cables Exposed

I was setting up for a wedding at a local venue here in San Diego that has multiple rooms and there was another wedding in a nearby room.  Like most curious professionals, I went in to scope things out.  It was a simple reminder of how sometimes the littlest of things may be overlooked . . . but unfortunately, not un-noticed . . . Where do your Extension Cables and Cords go? The “DJ Table” against the wall was littered with exposed cables, a power strip, a table linen/skirt that...

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How Many Uplights Should I Get for my Wedding or Event?

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How Many Uplights Should I Get for my Wedding or Event?

You’re planning a beautiful wedding reception or an eye-pleasing event and hear nothing but good things about “Uplighting“.  It is the best “bang for your buck” in regards to custom event decor and event lighting.  An “uplight” is a single fixture that sits on the ground and shines “up” something.  Simple enough? But how many uplights should you plan on getting for your event? Typical Number of Uplights in a Room After supplying over 200...

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Open Dance after Bride & Groom’s First Dance Before Dinner? Check Your Flow

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Open Dance after Bride & Groom’s First Dance Before Dinner? Check Your Flow

I just finished a consultation with a Bride & Groom for their wedding and we discussed doing an “Open Dance” of one song with all of the guests immediately following their first dance, which is happening before dinner.  (As opposed to having the first Open Dance after dinner to start off the dancing portion of the night. )  Having everyone come out to the dancefloor before dinner is a nice way to change things up a bit, get everyone out of their seats and do something unique....

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