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  • Do I tip my DJ?

    January 2, 2018

    Now this is a very popular question we get very often. Many of your vendors make tipping mandatory in your contracts, but we do not. Tipping is never a...

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  • Requesting songs for your wedding day

    November 8, 2017

      Elite Sound Entertainment provides you with your personal online wedding planner which includes a music request section. It allows you to enter songs you can request and dedicate....

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  • Wedding traditions of Latin America

    August 14, 2017

    Wedding traditions of Latin America Like most weddings in other parts of the world, Latino weddings are happy, family-filled times literally stuffed with traditions, some dating back thousands of years. From something as important as what the bride wears on her wedding day down to the most trivial detail, a Latino wedding oozes Tradition and is filled with reminders that, as humans, we have been going through these rituals for eons and will continue to do so far into the future. Below, in no particular order, are some of the more interesting traditions from some of the wonderful countries of Latin America and Spain. In Spain one of the oldest traditions known is that the bride wears a black dress.  This symbolizes her devotion to her husband-to-be until death. Before the Spanish wedding the groom sometimes will give his bride-to-be thirteen gold coins (known as ‘arras’) that symbolize Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples. The coins are blessed by the priest and passed through the hands of the newlyweds several times, ending up with the bride. She then carries them in a small bag during the ceremony as a sign that the groom has pledged his support to take care of her all of her life. At the wedding reception in Ecuador the bride and groom give their parents special presents which are usually objects that they had or used when they were children. During a Colombian wedding ceremony both the bride and the groom each light one candle. They together then light a third before putting out the first two. This signifies the end of their former, separate lives and the start of their new life together. In Bolivia and Ecuador, “compadres” or “compadrazgo” (companions) are chosen either at birth or marriage. The chosen compadres play a large role in the wedding ceremony and continue to support the couple throughout their lives, playing an important role in their family. At Argentinean weddings, the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father. There are no bridesmaids or groomsmen, and only the couple’s parents and godparents stand with them at the altar. Argentinean couples also exchange rings when they get engaged. In Argentina parents or grandparents sometimes give the couple gold from something that they own like a chain or a pendant that is then used to make the couple’s wedding rings. In Chile only the parents stand at the altar with the couple.  Engaged couples wear rings on their right hand until they are married and then switch to the left hand after the wedding. A Chilean wedding is also a two-step process with a civil wedding first and then a religious wedding in the church. A marriage in Chile is...

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  • Who is in charge?

    August 14, 2017

    Who is in charge during the wedding reception? This is a good question I get from time to time from my clients during the initial consultation appointment. My answer is plain and simple…I am, not that...

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  • Does your DJ actually DJ? Or is he just an MC?

    January 5, 2017

    Nowadays with so many DJ companies its really important to understand the role of the person you book for your wedding day. Music is obviously the most important ingredient...

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  • 1000 Reviews!

    May 4, 2016

    I am so proud to announce that we have received our 1000th perfect review on WeddingWire.com! When I started this company back in 2002, I was a DJ on...

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  • Beware of bottom feeder DJs

    April 12, 2016

    The entertainment that you choose for your once in a lifetime event can either make or break your reception.  When your wedding is all said and done…what your guests...

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