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Unique Wedding Entertainment

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Your wedding day should be a memorable and magical celebration, and no 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 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!

Pros and Cons of Choreographing Your First Dance

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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.

Wedding Trends for 2023

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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 or the lavish wedding of your dreams, 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.

Fun Dance Songs for Wedding Receptions

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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.

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.
  6. “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!
  7. “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.
  8. “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.”
  9. “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.
  10. “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.

5 Nontraditional Wedding Ideas

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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 andgames 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 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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Slow Dance Songs for Weddings 2022

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Slow songs aren’t just for the newlywed’s first dance — they’re a key component of any wedding reception. When you’re putting together the list of songs you want to hear on your big day, don’t skip out on the slow songs. Here are a few for inspiration, plus some tips and tricks for having slow songs played at your wedding.

Slow Songs to Play During Your Wedding Reception

  1. “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” — Aerosmith
  2. “You’re Still the One” — Shania Twain
  3. “A Whole New World” — from Disney’s Aladdin
  4. “God Bless the Broken Road” — Rascal Flatts
  5. “Keep on Loving You” — REO Speedwagon
  6. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” — Frankie Valli
  7. “You Are the Best Thing” — Ray LaMontagne
  8. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” — Various artists, including Elvis Presley and Ingrid Michaelson
  9. “Love on the Weekend” — John Mayer
  10. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” — James Taylor
  11. “The Furthest Thing” — Maren Morris
  12. “Anyone” — Justin Bieber

Incorporating slow songs into your wedding ensures all your guests will hear something they can relate to, no matter their musical tastes.

Tips for Playing Slow Songs at Your Wedding

When considering which slow songs to play at your wedding, consider these tips and tricks:

Too many slow songs can bring down the energy you want at your reception. A good rule of thumb is to play one slow song for every five upbeat songs. Eventually, guests want a chance to catch their breath or take a break. This ratio of 5:1 can provide that break every 20 minutes, allowing guests to slow down.

Don’t play slow songs off the bat. The best wedding DJs and wedding bands in Philadelphia know that to kick off a wedding reception, you want to get everyone on the dance floor. Starting with a slow song can single out those who come to your wedding without a plus one. It also won’t help get the fun started. Have a designated time for slow songs or mix them into the other songs on your must-hear list for balance.

Don’t skip out on slow dances! As the newlyweds, you should make it a point to try and get to the dance floor every time the entertainment plays a slow song. Sure, you get your first dance together, but your entire wedding day should be one memorable moment after another. Make time to enjoy each and every second of it.

Are you looking for a wedding DJ or wedding band that knows how to strike the perfect balance between slow and fun upbeat songs? EBE is here to help. When you are ready to decide about the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, contact us to see which band, DJ, or ensemble is right for you.

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Planning Your Wedding Guest List and Entertainment

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Before you begin looking for venues, you and your partner need to determine how many people to invite to your wedding. Your guest list will be an unofficial guide for every decision you make after deciding on the number, from entertainment to food choices. Numbers can quickly skyrocket if you and your partner aren’t on the same page, meaning your budget will also grow.

According to The Knot’s Real Weddings survey, nearly 50% of couples reduced their guest count in 2021, making the overall average for the year 105 guests. And RSVPify reports that 83% of people invited to weddings reply yes, while 17% decline. As you plan your guest list, you can keep these statistics in mind.

Here are some tips on how to plan your wedding guest list:

  • Decide what kind of affair you want to host. Do you want your wedding to be a lavish party, small and intimate, or somewhere in between? Knowing the type of event you want your wedding to be will help you start creating your guest list.
  • Determine your budget. What amount can you comfortably spend on the wedding? How much help are you getting from other parties? These factors will come into play when looking at venues and seeing the cost per plate.
  • Figure out who must be invited. Have an honest conversation with your partner about who you both want attending your nuptials. Immediate family and your closest friends may make the “must invite” list. But how do you both feel about extended family, coworkers, and kids?
  • Think about the past and the future. Have you and your partner both met and spent time with the people on your guest list? If only one of you knows them, you might be able to leave them off the list. You can also ask yourself if this person will still be in your life down the road.

There is no magic number for how many people you should invite to your wedding. It all comes down to how big or small you want your special day to be and what you can afford.

After you have a solid guest list and a venue booked, you can start thinking about the entertainment you will hire for your wedding.


Hiring Wedding Entertainment Based on How Many People are Invited

For weddings with under 50 people:

Bring in a single musician or DJ. From an acoustic guitar player to a violinist or harpist, single musicians can help amplify the feeling of romance at your micro wedding. Since it’s only a single performer, you’re not taking up a lot of space, and you’re saving more money than you would be hiring an entire ensemble. You can also have a wedding DJ in this instance, as they’ll be able to play to your crowd and set up shop in smaller venues.

 For weddings with 50-100 people:

Hire a boutique micro wedding band instead of a complete ensemble. If you’re having a small wedding, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice live entertainment. EBE now offers Boutique Micro Bands with expandable sizes, 2-9 pieces, and it won’t expand your budget! Whether you’re looking for a four to nine-piece band with a violin, saxophone, and integrated DJ or a six to nine-piece band with a violin and saxophone, we have several options available when it comes to micro bands.

Consider a duo or trio. Another cost-effective way of entertaining guests at your wedding is to hire a duo or trio to play live music. Depending on your musical preferences, you can choose anything from a vocal jazz trio to a guitar and vocal duo, string duo, or piano, flute and violin. In some cases, you can also use the same duo or trio you hire for your reception to play the music at your ceremony.

For weddings with over 150 people:

Go with a full band. When you have a lot of people at your wedding, you want to ensure they’re having a good time. There’s no better way to do that than with the best wedding bands in Philadelphia. EBE has over 15 bands ready to start your party and keep your guests on the dance floor all night long. Each band has its own sound, so you’ll be able to choose the right one for you and your partner.

Opt for a DJ. Hiring a DJ for your Philadelphia wedding is a great way to pump up the party since they can play any song you and your guests desire. When your reception has over 150 people, there are many different musical tastes to satisfy. DJs can easily accommodate all of your and your guest’s music requests. Additionally, most wedding DJs can bring elements like lighting, customized dance floors, and props that can help make the night more special and fun.

Hiring the right entertainment sets the tone for your evening and can make the night much more memorable. With full bands, boutique micro bands, DJs, and solo artists available to perform, all you have to do is choose the option that matches the size of your guest list.

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.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Dance Floor

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You may think having a DJ or band is enough to get the party started at your wedding reception, but we’re here to tell you how to turn it up another notch with customized dance floors. Custom dance floors can show your personality, complement your theme, and give your venue a club-like feel⁠—if that’s what you’re going for. Additionally, customized dance floors can help set the tone as your event unfolds.

Wedding event production companies in Philadelphia often offer a variety of ways to spice up the dance floor. Here are five of our favorites.

Over-the-pool dance floors. If your event space has a water feature like a pool, opt for an over-the-pool dance floor. With clear acrylic flooring, you can instantly transform the event space into an epic dance arena, giving your guests a memorable experience from the start.

Pattern wash your dance floor. Pattern washing is one of the easiest ways to transform any space. The right lighting can instantly transform your dance floor into a dramatic stage. From colorful lights to scenic designs and patterns, a pattern wash on your dance floor can capture the essence you want to evoke. At EBE, our knowledgeable event technology professionals are outstanding at on-site logistics, including CAD schematics, floor plans, equipment specifications as well as lighting, sound, video support, draping, and more. We can light up any dance floor anywhere.

Use area rugs to make anywhere a dance floor. If your event is outdoors, area rugs are a great way to designate where the dance floor is. Multiple throw rugs scattered on the ground can easily create the ideal dance floor for events with a rustic or bohemian theme. Make sure you try and find rugs in colors and patterns that complement the overall color scheme of your wedding.

Make the dance floor a destination. If you’re looking for a custom dance floor that’s going to encourage your guests to get out there and bust a move, add a must-see element to the dance floor. From neon signage to globe lights, disco balls, paper lanterns, and even indoor fireworks, these unique features incorporated into your dance floor will capture your guest’s attention throughout the entire event.

Purchase a custom floor wrap. Custom wraps are a viable option if you’re looking for a way to make your dance floor unique. You can have coverings made that depict anything, so the sky’s the limit! But it is best to choose something meaningful to you and your partner and ensure it matches the other elements of your big day.

When you are ready to decide on everything wedding-related, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to see how we can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

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5 Items to Include in Your Wedding Welcome Bags

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Are you planning a destination wedding? What about booking a block of rooms at a local hotel so your guests don’t have to travel home at the end of the night? No matter where you’re planning to have your wedding, welcome bags are a must if you have friends and family staying in a hotel. These bags are a great way to show appreciation to your guests for making the trip to your wedding and ensuring their stay at the hotel is as comfortable as possible.

Here are five must-have things you should include in your wedding welcome bag.

  1. A wedding itinerary. Maybe you have a wedding website with a wedding weekend (or day) itinerary on it, but not all of your guests will commit that to memory. Don’t forget to include a list of the events happening throughout the course of the day, from the ceremony to when the wedding band comes on and everything in between. It’s helpful to include times and addresses as well. Providing these details gives your guests a better idea of where you’ll be and where they should be throughout the day. You can also include a list of approved contacts guests can reach out to with questions! A point of contact is helpful, so the couple doesn’t get an influx of texts asking where to park, who is playing at the wedding, etc.
  1. A QR code to a curated playlist. For your technology proficient guests, include a QR code that links to a Spotify playlist they can listen to while getting ready for the celebration. Include songs that mean something to you and your partner as well as your guests. Think concerts you’ve attended, bands that your family loves, and the songs that bring you back to a weekend away with friends. You can also include a few songs that tease your reception, like a single from the Philadelphia wedding band you hired to play or your Philadelphia wedding DJ’s most requested song!
  1. A heartfelt thank you. You’ll be sending out thank you cards to every guest after the fact, but that shouldn’t stop you from writing an additional thank you to the guests who may have traveled far and wide to be with you on your big day. Use stationery printer paper or whatever medium you choose, but the note itself should be hand-written and customized to each guest for the most impact.
  1. Custom snacks. Whether it’s a food you and your partner enjoy or something regional to the area you’re getting married in, snacks are always in order when it comes to wedding welcome bags. Providing food gives your guests something to nosh on while they get ready or enjoy after returning to their room between the ceremony and reception. For Philadelphia weddings, Tastykakes or Peanut Chews are a perfect addition. It also doesn’t hurt to include water in your welcome bags for after the reception!
  1. Hangover helpers. The next day can be rough for some of your guests. In addition to water bottles, consider adding mini packets of Advil or Tylenol to help with morning headaches. You can also include single packets of liquid IV to give guests an extra boost of electrolytes. You do want everyone to make it to breakfast if they can!


Start Planning Your Philadelphia Wedding

Curating your welcome bags is only one part of the wedding planning process. When you are ready to decide on the entertainment that will perform at your wedding, EBE is here to help. Learn more about our upcoming showcases.

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Wedding Planning: Ideas and Trends for Newly Engaged Couples

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After you get engaged, the first question everyone asks you is, “when’s the wedding?” If your engagement came as a surprise, you most likely don’t have your wedding plans set in stone. And that’s okay! Wedding planning should be an enjoyable time where you and your partner can talk about what you do and don’t want to do at your wedding.

Many of the trends for rescheduled pandemic weddings were inspired by the need to be flexible and fun. Other trends were inspired by pop culture thanks to all our TV binge-watching and TikTok scrolling. If you’re newly engaged and in the midst of wedding planning, here are some ideas and trends you can look to for inspiration.

Make memories with exciting entertainment elements. After all the wedding postponements during COVID, your guests will definitely be ready to party when it comes time for your big day. Give them unforgettable entertainment by hiring talent from EBE, known for the best wedding bands and DJs in Philadelphia. Aside from the music, have a photo booth set up where guests can take candids with each other. The photos captured here are a great way to create a photo album for yourself and a memorable favor for your wedding guests. From psychics to performers and even cotton candy artists, there’s no wrong way to incorporate entertainment into your upcoming wedding.

Play with pretty pastels. If you’re thinking of having a spring or summer wedding, consider using lush, playful pastel colors. Let shades like sunflower yellow, sky blue, and mint green inspire your wedding decorations, including the invitations, floral arrangements, and uplighting on your big day. Other dreamy shades like sage green, mauve, blush, and lavender work wonderfully for warm-weather weddings. You can also work any of these colors into your bridal party. Mix pops of color into your groomsmen’s attire with pocket squares or bowties and dress your bridesmaids in these hues.

Throw a Bridgerton wedding bash. Pop culture constantly influences wedding trends, and Netflix’s Bridgerton is no exception. You can lean into the theme and have your guests come in period-appropriate attire or incorporate elements from the period piece more subtly into your wedding. Have your bridal party dress in Prussian blue tones and accessorize your venue with plenty of bows. Get creative with your seating chart and name tables after places and titles from the show, like the “Lady Whistledown Table.” You can also hire an ensemble to play classical covers of popular songs during your ceremony or cocktail hour.

Opt for a weekday wedding. Since so many couples had to move their 2020 and 2021 wedding dates, weekends in 2022 — and even 2023 — are booking up quickly. If you want to have a wedding in the next year or two, consider a weekday! Having a weekday wedding can help cut back significantly on costs, especially in the summer months when weekend wedding prices tend to skyrocket.

Go minimal where you can. Another emerging wedding trend is minimalism. Since life is stressful enough, people want their wedding planning to be a happy time! Many couples are embracing the less is more motto. Those who choose to get married outdoors are letting the surrounding nature be the decor. And some couples are doing away with physical wedding favors, opting to give their guests a parting gift of food or donating to a cause they support.

Are you inspired by any of these wedding ideas or trends? When you’re planning your wedding, EBE is here to help. Contact us today to see how we can help you with all the aspects of your wedding.

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