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Don’t Have A Private Final Dance

Wenning Entertainment has been in the wedding industry for nearly 30 years now. Because of this experience, we know when something is a fun trend to include in your wedding, or if it will do more harm than good. The latest fad of having a private final dance falls into the latter category. 

A Private Final Dance

This year, couples all over the internet have decided they will close the night of their wedding with a final private dance. This follows the growing trend of incorporating more small, intimate moments with your new spouse throughout the event. In this vein, we have also seen the first look, private first dances, and couples scheduling time between the ceremony and reception to have a quiet moment alone.

Those are all sweet additions to your big day if you want a moment’s piece with your new spouse on that busy, hectic day. However, a final private dance is not the way to do that successfully. 

Don’t Hold People Hostage

Question for those considering having a private final dance: have you ever stayed until the end of a wedding? 

Most venues have a time limit for how late you can stay. Wrangling and ushering everyone out of the venue in the first place is a challenge. Also, your servers and bussers need to start clean-up right after everyone leaves. Then, whatever entertainment you have will need to teardown and pack up their equipment. 

In addition to all of that, you may want to keep the party going at an after-party with your guests that have stayed. Have your intimate private moment earlier in the night so that you don’t kill the vibe at the end and hold up your vendors from doing their jobs.

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Check Our Blog Archive!

Did you know that you can find all of our weekly Wenning Wedding Tip Wednesdays on our new website’s blog archive? Our full catalog is easier to access than ever before thanks to our new design courtesy of the talented web designers over at Wenning Branding. 

To browse through our blog archive, simply keep scrolling until you find the one that catches your eye. Or, if you are looking for a specific topic, head up to the magnifying glass in the right-hand corner of your screen and type in your keyword. If you don’t know where to start, we have some recommendations to get you going on your deep dive. 

Wedding Planning Tips

Your wedding is one of the most important, highly-involved, and stressful celebrations you will ever plan. We’ve been in the wedding business for almost 30 years. Take advantage of all of our experience! Type in what area of your wedding planning you’re struggling with, and you’ll have the answers at your fingertips!

Wedding Trend Forecasting

Trends cycle all the time and what’s popular when you get engaged will probably be played out by the time of your actual wedding. Look back on our old wedding trends and keep up to date with our current seasonal updates to see what will be on trend in the season of your wedding!

Advice From the Experts

The wedding industry is constantly changing; faster than most people can keep up with it. That’s why every week, we combine our experience with up-to-date market research to provide you with easy-to-follow advice to keep you in the know. 

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Take A Tour Of Our New Website

Wenning Entertainment has a whole new look! Our new website is thanks to the fantastic web designers at Wenning Branding. If you like what you see, head to wenningbranding.com. Now, it is easier than ever before to find which of our services is right for you. The new, more user-friendly layout is our best yet — so, lets take a tour of our new website!

Weddings

Planning your wedding might be the most complex event you will ever plan. Wenning Entertainment’s new layout makes it easy to find exactly what you need. Simply click on the heading to go to a directory of all the wedding services we offer. Whatever your entertainment needs, our experienced specialists will help you every step of the way. From finding a talented photographer to pipe and drape rentals, everything you need for your wedding is in one convenient place! 

Private Events

With our new cohesive layout, it doesn’t matter if you need entertainment for your wedding or your son’s bar mitzvah — you won’t need to look hard to find what you need. Our entertainment services for private events will breathe life and fun into your party. Just click on the picture of the feature you are interested in, and you’re there!

Corporate Events

Our new design makes the information that’s always been at your fingertips more accessible. Our new website is efficiently crafted to ensure you can find everything you need for your corporate event in a snap. 

Easily check our availability or read what our previous clients are saying about our great work at the bottom of the page.

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Leave The Event Planning To Us!

Event planning is stressful if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are so many moving parts that go into planning the perfect event that it would be easy for someone untrained and inexperienced to miss crucial steps. Your safest bet is to recruit the help of tried and trusted event planners to guide you along the way. That’s why Wenning Entertainment is here at your disposal to take care of everything and ensure your event is the best it can be. 

Event Planning Is Our Thing

Wenning Entertainment has been providing entertainment for the Pittsburgh area for the early 30 years. Our depth of experience ranges from training and providing DJs to cinematography. We thought of everything already, even before you came to us. Our experts know exactly what goes into creating the perfect event and how to pace it properly so that everyone has a great time.

How Can We Help You?

Use the benefit of our experience to your advantage. Our event planning spans from weddings to corporate team-building events. We will take all of the elements of event planning into careful consideration — even some things you might not have even thought of like the lighting, drapery, or sound production. Our experts know how to keep the energy up. We will tailor our wide array of services to fit your needs. 

If you need a photo booth and trivia game to keep the party going, we’ve to got you covered. If you want cinematography or photography to immortalize your event, we have the resources for you. Do you need help with your lighting design and decor? Look no further! Wenning Entertainment is your one-stop shop for weddings, corporate events, bar mitzvahs, and more! Follow us on social media for more helpful wedding tips every week!

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Wenning Entertainment’s Whole New Look

Welcome to Wenning Entertainment’s new website! Our new look is thanks to the fantastic web designers over at Wenning Branding. If you like what you see and are interested in revamping your website, head on over to wenningbranding.com. Now, we look as good as our clients know our services are!

From the Beginning, We’ve Committed to Improving Ourselves

From our humble beginnings in 1993, Wenning Entertainment had big goals. In the beginning, all our DJs would do was perform at small local events like parties and weddings. Now, Wenning Entertainment is a full-fledged entertainment company whose clients span nationwide! We have nailed down our look, and, now, our website reflects that growth and expansion.

Our New Look

If you head to our “About” section, you will see just how far we’ve come from our first look to now. With every year and every expansion of our company, our look must update too! As the most referred DJ service in Pittsburgh, we are one of the only DJ companies, whose DJs are professionally trained. Now, our website matches our already stellar reputation and accountable credibility. 

We work with clients to provide the service, technology, and personalized attention to detail they deserve for their events. Now it’s easier than ever to find the top-of-the-line services you need for your event. If you take one look at our new website, you can tell that this is a company you can rely on.

Our new website is now more user-friendly than ever! Check out the rest of our website to see our new look, and check back next week when we go over our favorite new features.

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Wedding Expo Show Do’s and Don’ts

Are you going to a wedding expo or thinking about attending one but feeling a little overwhelmed. Wenning Entertainment is here to give you the dos and don’ts of wedding expo shows.

Don’t Come Unorganized

You will get a lot of information when your walk through an expo show. From pamphlets to leaflets, you’ll need at least a folder. Also, you’re going to put your information down a lot. From contests to mailing lists, to make that process easy and quick, make labels with your information. The less organized you come, the more stressful and less fun the event will be. 

Don’t Be Shy

Bridal expo shows are not the time to be bashful. When approaching a booth, don’t just take some of their literature and move on to the next. Engage with the people at the booths. Be open to talking. These people are the experts and have done countless weddings before. Take advantage of their expertise and ask questions! 

Don’t Go Alone

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: if this is your first time at a wedding expo show, you might get overwhelmed. Bring your fiancee or maid of honor/best man with you. Or bring your parents! They might even provide some insight and wisdom from their own weddings. Your guests can help you make decisions about which services you want and which company you want them from. It’s also always helpful to have another person who can come up with some good questions or point out booths that you might have missed.

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Wedding Expos: Which Booths Are Worth Your Time

Wedding expos are huge conventions centered around one of the most fun (and stressful) events you’ll ever plan. The great part of these shows is that there are more vendors than anywhere else, so it could be your one-stop shop for all things wedding related. But, not everyone has a full day available to casually stroll through the rows and rows of booths. If you don’t have a lot of time to walk all over the exhibition hall, here are some tips on deciding which booths are worth your time visiting.  

Refer to Your Budget at Wedding Expos

In last week’s blog, we told you about the importance of finalizing your budget before you get to wedding expos. This is where establishing that framework will be the most helpful. You should know by now which vendors are on your must-have list. At Wenning Entertainment, we recommend your entertainment, food, and drinks as some of the most important elements of your wedding you don’t want to cheap out on.

Prioritize those booths if you don’t have a lot of time to make sure you get the information you need. Make sure you keep the information from the booths that stuck out to you in a separate pocket or folder than the others. 

Don’t Box Yourself In Too Much

Even though you should always keep your budget in mind, if you do have the time, widen your search. Yes, wedding expos are about planning, but you should have fun too. Look at those booths you might not be planning to buy from for inspiration!

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Prepare for Your First Wedding Expo

One of the best parts about attending a wedding expo show is that it’s for those newly engaged couples in the early stages of the planning process. That means you don’t have to have a hardcore game plan for anything yet! That being said, it is still a good idea to prepare a basic framework of what you are looking for.

How to Prepare

The most important thing you walk into a wedding expo show with is a finalized budget. There will be so many great vendors to meet, and it’s fun to talk to all of them, but odds are some that you love will not be in your price range. Rather than spending all of your time at the most expensive booths, take a look around and find the ones that fit your budget.

It’s also a great idea to create a list of must-haves and could-live-withouts. Most couples do not have the budget to get every element of their wedding provided for them by vendors. So make a list of must-have vendors, like your entertainment, catering, and photographers. And make a list of vendors that would be nice to have, but you can live without (we’re looking at you, fancy table arrangement booth).

And make sure you bring a folder. These booths will give out a lot of informational pamphlets and booklets. This information will be extremely valuable to you and your partner when sitting down to decide what styles of vendors you prefer to keep it all organized. For even further organization, have one side of the folder for the vendors that really stood out to you and the other side for the rest. There will be so much going on, and you won’t remember every detail so it’s helpful to keep the standouts separate.

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Preparing for Your First Wedding Expo

One of the coolest parts of your wedding planning process is going to all those cool wedding places you’ve always heard about but never been to. Wedding expo shows are one of these places. But, these shows can be overwhelming if you’ve never been to one before. And it’s helpful to know someone who’s been to one before. Preparing for your first wedding expo can seem like a challenge. That’s why this month, we give you our best wedding expo show tips and tricks. We will make sure you get the most out of your time.

What is a Wedding Expo Show?

A wedding expo is mainly for newly engaged couples or couples who are in the early stages of their wedding planning process. It is like a department store for wedding vendors. Everyone from local venues to bridal shops has booths and a lot of information to get you the right services for your big day.

What to Know Before You Go

With that in mind, these expos can be very overwhelming. It is helpful to go in with a budget and a solid list of “must-haves” and “could-live-without.” These shows are fun places to meander around to see all your options. Nailing down a budget will keep you on track while having fun going through the rows of wedding vendors. Go in with an open mind and a realistic budget. That way, you and your partner will have a great time.

 

Preparing for wedding expos can be overwhelming. Make sure to check back here next week for our top tips for attending wedding expo shows and learn how to make the most of your trip!

 

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Wedding Venue Red Flag: Front loading

In the excitement of wedding planning, it is easy to be wooed by the shine of newer wedding venues. But, don’t get wrapped up too much in the fantasy of hosting your wedding at one of these locations just yet. Some of these places are hastily put developed and only in the business to try to get a quick buck. That’s why this month we’re counting down the biggest new wedding venue red flags that you should look out for.

What is front loading?

One of the worst red flags a new venue can have is front loading your reception. These locations drive the flow of the wedding and reception. A good venue knows the proper spacing for events. Front loading is when the venue tries to get you to do everything first, including the entrance, first dance, cake cutting, toasts, etc.

Why is front loading a red flag?

This is the exact opposite of what you want your reception to be set up like. Bad or inexperienced venues will try to get the bride and groom to have everything at the beginning of the night. This is so that staff can leave early. But that isn’t what’s best for you and your guest’s. The best layout is to space these events out before and after you have dinner. That way, no one is waiting through too many events before they get their food.

While they may look new, shiny, and perfect, many a newer wedding venue won’t know how to properly space out your reception and are looking for a quick buck. Keep your eye out for these red flags so that you don’t end up with lots of problems on your wedding day. 

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New Venue Red Flags: UnPrepared

Don’t get wrapped up too much in the fantasy of hosting your wedding at one of these newer wedding venues just yet. Some of these places are hastily put together residential properties. Their lack of experience can spell disaster for your big day. That’s why this month, we’re counting down the biggest new venue red flags that you should look out for.

Red Flag: Proper Power

When booking your venue, you want someone with loads of experience and who is properly prepared. This includes having the proper power. From your lights to your entertainment, many elements are running for hours at a time. Some new venues can not support that level of power necessary. This could cause delays in food, entertainment, or even worse, a total blackout.

 

Red Flag: Placement of Entertainment

The placement of your entertainment is crucial to the enjoyment of all of your guests. To an untrained wedding venue proprietor, the layout might not seem like that big a deal. Because of his, DJs wind up in a corner of the hall to blast music behind your guests. An experienced venue will know where to place entertainment for maximum efficiency and quality. 

Red Flag: Awkward Layout

Commonly, some of these newer venues were once residential properties. This means the layout was not designed to host an event of great size. Think about your other vendors when booking a venue. Is the kitchen conducive to your dinner plans? How far is the kitchen from where everyone will be eating? Are there bathrooms that are easily accessible? You want your wedding to run as smoothly as possible, so make sure the layout won’t be a burden to your vendors or guests. 

The set up of the venue is crucial to everything running smoothly. Newer venues might not have the facilities for all of your vendors to set up and tear down efficiently.

While they may look new, shiny, and perfect, many wedding venues are just not prepared to host an event of that magnitude and are looking for a quick buck. Keep your eye out for these red flags so that you don’t end up with lots of problems on your wedding day. 

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New Venue Red Flags: Sound Zoning

Nowadays, it seems like new wedding venues are popping up all the time with gorgeous views, large open layouts, and fantastic decor. But sometimes, this excitement can blind you to serious issues with the location. Don’t let the glitz and glamor of a new venue in your area lure you into signing a contract with an illegitimate business. This month, Wenning Entertainment is breaking down the top concerns you should know when booking newer wedding venues.

What Should You Look Out For?

While it’s easy to imagine you and your loved ones partying the night away at one of these newer venues, you might not be able to if they do not have the proper clearances. Newer venues sometimes start out as residential properties. Think those beautifully renovated barns everyone loves. 

 

These are under residential zoning laws. If your venue has not filed its business as a commercially zoned property then you’ll need to worry about sound restrictions. If your venue isn’t zoned properly, be prepared to shut the party down earlier than you might have wanted. 

What Should You Do?

This is not the fun part of wedding planning by far. But if you don’t want the celebrations shut down at 9 pm: you have to ask. You’re going to pay these people to host one of the most important events of your life — make as many inquiries as you can! If they are under residential zoning, it might be time for you to decide whether booking with a newer, sometimes cheaper venue is worth cutting the party short, or if you’d rather save the headache and go with a more established location.

 

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Newer Wedding Venues Issues: Part 1

Finding a new wedding venue in your area can be exciting at first. You won’t be having your wedding at the same place everyone else you know did. You have an original place to call your own! However, although these places might look like the perfect spot for your big day, there are some traps you can fall into with these newer venues. That’s why this month, Wenning Entertainment is breaking down the top concerns you should keep in mind when booking newer wedding venues.

Insurance

While it is definitely not the most fun part of your wedding planning journey, having everything properly insured is one of the most important aspects of booking your wedding venue. The benefits of booking your wedding at an established venue are that they have been in the game long enough to have their own insurance plan in case things go sideways.

 

The issue with newer venues is that they might not have a set insurance plan for couples. This means that if you are booking with someone newer, they might charge you for the venue and then add an extra charge for you and your finance to cover the location and the guests.

 

This is a major red flag. This means that they do not have the proper insurance to cover this event. Due to their lack of insurance, they try to force the clients to buy an additional insurance policy to cover their lack of liability.

 

If you’ve never planned a wedding before, you might think this is the industry standard — IT’S NOT! If a venue is trying to get you to do this, look for a different venue.

Green Flags

A green flag to look out for with these newer wedding venues is if they have a standardized insurance plan included. This will ensure that your venue is properly covered and you won’t be paying a whole lot of extra money. If they recommend you get your own insurance, they might not be worth your money.

 

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Always Have a Backup Plan

Your wedding day is packed full of things for you to worry about. From ensuring that you greet all of your guests to making time to eat, you’ll have a lot on your plate! The last thing you want is to add worrying about the reliability of your entertainment. That’s why Wenning Entertainment’s professionally trained DJs always come with a backup plan. 

Prepare Your Backup Plan

 What if something goes wrong with the speakers? What if the DJ has car trouble on the way to the venue? Everything should have a backup plan. If you have an outdoor wedding, you should have a rainy day location to switch to. The same is true for your entertainment. It’s life, things will happen. Whether your first DJ gets sick or a piece of equipment breaks, we have backups.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

We don’t leave anything to chance. Rest assured that if one DJ can’t make it, we have another professionally trained DJ ready to go whenever you need them. If you book your entertainment with a cheaper, smaller-time DJ service, they won’t have the backup plan guarantees that Wenning offers.

So, don’t rely on just one person for all of your entertainment needs on your wedding day. Book your entertainment with Wenning Entertainment and get not only a great DJ but an equally experienced and trained replacement as well as state-of-the-art equipment and equipment backups. Don’t get caught with a room full of people and no way to entertain. Get the peace of mind you need on your big day when you book your DJ with Wenning Entertainment.

 

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Wenning’s DJs: More Than Just a Playlist

There is a common misconception among couples that the only way to get engaging entertainment at your wedding is to have a band and a singer. Couples also make the mistake of thinking that a playlist or CD is just as good as trained, professional DJs. And your cousin who makes the best playlists on Spotify is not qualified to keep the energy up at your wedding! Here is how Wenning’s DJs go above and beyond what you can get with any of those.  

The First Meeting

All of our DJs meet with you and your fiancee first to go over exactly what you want for your wedding day. We take into account everything from what you want to walk down the aisle to the last song of the night. 

We know that everyone is going to have their own music taste so we come prepared with tried and tested crowd-pleasers and with your help, curate a list of “must play songs” and “do not play songs.” So you can have peace of mind on your big day knowing that we will not let anyone request that one song you hate at your reception.

On the Day

Unlike a CD or your fun cousin’s Spotify playlist, our DJs don’t just sit in a corner and hit buttons all night. Our DJs are trained to be able to read the energy of a room and customize the music and entertainment for each audience and couple. We know when to pump up the jams and when everyone looks like they need a slow dance. 

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How To Seat Your Guests

The seating placement for your reception is invaluable to your guests’ comfort and enjoyment. You must consider the age, health, and personalities of your guests. Do you think that your older loved ones are going to have a great time at dinner when they are placed right by the DJ booth? Of course not! If the seating chart is flawed, then no one will be having a good time. The following are Wenning Entertainment’s top tips for how to seat your guests.

Mind the Music

The right floor plan is crucial for making your reception a hit. Keep the DJ in the middle of the room, right next to the dance floor, and place the tables around both. If you put your DJ in a corner behind the tables, that will mean that some tables are getting blasted with music from the speakers that are right up on them.

 

Do not put any of the older guests by the speaker. Place the younger folks who can handle loud noise to the front by the DJ and speakers. They can take the noise better and will have a better appreciation for the music. A lot of times, where you put your DJ determines exactly how much space you must maneuver your guest seats — and there could be only one way you can line those up. No one wants to be up close to speakers at a wedding but if it must be someone, make it the younger guests.

Access to the Dance Floor

In the same vein as the music, position your younger guests closer to the dance floor. This way, you won’t be annoying your older guests with people rushing past them to dance and your younger guests get easy access to the party!

 

Make sure to be thoughtful when deciding how to seat your guests. Be sure to check back every week to keep up to date on the latest wedding trends with Wenning Entertainment. And for more wedding inspiration and tips, follow us on social media!

 

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Top 3 Bach Destinations in the US

Simple Bachelor and Bachelorette parties are falling out of fashion with this generation of newlyweds. Nowadays, it is super common for brides and grooms to get away for a long weekend with their wedding party to celebrate. This has led places like Charleston, SC, and the eastern beaches to boom every year with bachelorette and bachelor parties. However, if you and your group are looking for a more unique bach destinations, Wenning Entertainment has the perfect list for you!

For the Adventure-Seekers: Lake Tahoe

Firstly, Lake Tahoe, CA, is perfect for all those who look to get out for some heart-pounding activities. For an unforgettably packed bach party, find adventure in horseback riding, ATV expeditions, golfing, hiking, fishing, and skydiving. 

For Relaxing: Sedona

Then, Sedona, AZ, is one of the most perfect bach destinations if you want a peaceful and relaxing weekend getaway. From yoga and healing retreats to relaxing by the pool in a resort surrounded by the cliffs and valleys of the AZ landscape, this is the perfect destination for those looking to relax. If you and your group want to get out and do something, there are 89 great hiking and biking trails throughout the city. 

For the Party Animals: Nashville

Finally, Nashville, TN is THE place to go if you and your bach group are partiers. This is perfect for drinking walking tours and live music. And of course, streets and streets of bars and clubs. Nashville is the perfect party destination for bach parties that want to let loose for the weekend. Check out the live music and energetic atmosphere for a great bach weekend.

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Recent Wedding Changes

The past two years have been crazy, to say the least. The pandemic changed every aspect of our lives. Weddings are no exception. But there is brightness at the end of this tunnel! The US is officially no longer in the “pandemic” stage of COVID-19. This means more gatherings and events just in time for the warm weather. However, even though the pandemic is technically over, this year’s weddings will look different than pre-pandemic weddings. So here are some recent wedding changes you should know about!

Etiquette Changes

Etiquette rules have loosened. After two years of mandated social distancing and capacity limits, people want to get together and celebrate with their loved ones in whatever ways they can. So they are less concerned with adhering to traditional wedding etiquette. Buffet or even family-style services have replaced sit-down dinners. Dress codes also aren’t as common anymore. The philosophy of this year’s wedding trends seems to be: come as you are and have a great time.

Multi-Day Weddings and Elopements

There is a rise in couples having their wedding day cut in half. They have one day for those who are older or immunocompromised and one for everyone else. In some cases, everyone comes to the ceremony with a light reception to follow. The next day, there is a big party for everyone else! 

And if you’ve always dreamed of a cool destination wedding, a multi-day wedding might be perfect for you. “Eloping” to the Bahamas for the ceremony and then returning for a big reception in your hometown will give you the best of both worlds!

Experiential Wedding Registries

Couples move in together before they get married. So, odds are, they already have the housewares traditionally gifted at weddings. Couples are now opting for guests to contribute to experience funds, like the honeymoon. After two years of limited travel, couples are excited to get up and go! 

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How to Get Married in Pittsburgh

If you know anything about Pittsburgh, you know just how unpredictable it is. From the weather to construction sites popping up overnight, this city keeps you on your toes. These external circumstances make your job of planning your dream wedding that much more difficult. So here is our handy guide on how to get married in Pittsburgh without a hitch!

Be Weather Aware

Now, this one might sound like common sense, but if you’re from Pittsburgh, you know you have to be extra mindful of the weather. 

It rains more than it shines here in Pittsburgh, so whether your wedding is indoors or you are one of the brave souls hosting their wedding outside, the key to your success is to stay weather aware. Pro tip: the best month of the year to get married is in Pittsburgh in September! Perfectly temperate, before all the leaves fall and the cold weather hits. 

Travel Planning

Mind the 4 seasons of Pittsburgh: Winter, winter, winter, and construction. If the weather is nice enough for an outdoor wedding, there will be construction somewhere in the city. Make sure you know where that is and alert your guests. You don’t want all of your guests arriving 30 minutes late to the ceremony because the Plan A AND Plan B routes are both closed.

Event Traffic

There is always something going on in Pittsburgh, especially in the summertime. If you want an intimate and quiet ceremony, maybe that hotel ballroom overlooking PNC park is not the best place for you. Look at sports calendars, concert dates, and extensive plans for the date you want to set. If there is a concert in Uptown, a football game on the North Shore, and a Food Festival on the South Side, you might want to choose a different day.

Pittsburgh is really a beautiful city filled with tons of amazing venues to choose from. So, if you are planning a Pittsburgh wedding, make sure to stay weather and traffic-aware and save this how to guide for reference!

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Top 5 Unique Honeymoon Destinations

Are you tired of hearing about the same old location recommendations when researching where to go for your honeymoon? So are we! That’s why this week, we have compiled our top 5 unique honeymoon destinations for every price point.

A Unique Honeymoon

Key Largo, Florida

If you want the white sand beaches and clear water of Key West a little farther north (and a little cheaper) head to Key Largo Florida. Whether you want to relax on the beach or head off to adventures like touring mangroves or trying your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, Key largo has everything you need for cheaper than a Caribbean excursion.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

I know what you’re thinking; Oregon…really? While Napa Valley and Sonoma are the most common wine regions to jump to, Willamette Valley has some of the best wine in the country with fewer crowds. Take a tour of Oregon’s highest producing vineyards, bike ride through the gorgeous scenery, or go to an open-air wine tasting.

Adventurous

Havana Cuba

Visiting Havana is like taking a trip back in time. Recently opened to tourism again, this city is a destination that will get more popular as time goes on. While other couples are overcrowding the Bahamas, take advantage of the beautiful beaches and rich history of the city.

Croatia

The basic, and more expensive, recommendation you get when looking into Mediterranean honeymoons is usually Italy or Greece. While they are beautiful, Croatia is one of those gorgeous European countries left largely untapped by the American tourism market. From 5-star seaside resorts in Lošinj to Rivera style luxury in Rovinj, Croatia truly has

Unforgettable

New Zealand

The long flight is worth it when it comes to this honeymoon destination. Go dolphin watching, hike glaciers, and enjoy luxury accommodations at New Zealand’s best 5-star hotels and resorts. If you are looking to ball out on the best trip of your life, New Zealand is the place to go.

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Trending Wedding Dress Styles

Spring is here and, thank goodness, summer is fast approaching! If you’re getting married in the coming months, there are some dress trends that you just have to know about before you begin your hunt. Read carefully because the top wedding dress styles this year might not be what you expected. It looks like these new trends are not going anywhere anytime soon.

New and Improved Silhouettes and Cuts

We all have an idea about what kind of wedding dress we’d like to have for our big day. Most millennials getting married were probably heavily influenced by the cultural phenomenon that was the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. If you know what I’m talking about, then you know exactly the kind of dress that is falling out of fashion. 

Sweetheart necklines are out, fit and flare mermaid silhouettes are dated, and ruching is so 2012. Brides in 2022 are saying goodbye to the 2010 and hello to … the 1800? 

Out With the Old and In With the Classics

Currently, there is a new show capturing the imaginations of brides to be everywhere: Bridgerton. Netflix’s hit show brought classical dress styles to the forefront this year, and brides have noticed. Now the most popular wedding Pinterest boards have square necklines, corseted bodices, and voluminous skirts. Elegant silks are replacing tule, and empire waistlines are replacing drop waists. 

 

Brides are putting a modern spin on looks that have been out of style for centuries. While in the recent past, brides had set their sights on sexy and blinged-out dresses, current trend forecasts are pointing to a return to a more romantic and elegant aesthetic. So get ahead of the trends by embracing these new and revamped wedding dress styles.

 

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Fresh Wedding Decor for Spring

Deciding on your fresh wedding decor is one of the most fun parts of planning your wedding. From utilizing interesting materials in new fun ways to incorporating your favorite Netflix show — there are endless ways to freshen up your decor this spring. 

Mirrors Everywhere

Make the spring sunlight an active part of your ceremony and reception. When we think of spring we have visions of open, light, and airy places. Not every venue is like this though. To brighten up your space and make it appear larger, incorporate mirrors into your decor. Write your seating chart on a mirror for your entryway. Mirrored centerpieces are also a great way of subtly incorporating this trend into your wedding.

If you happened to get lucky and found a venue with huge windows everywhere that bring in lots of sunlight, bring on the mirrors to enhance the general beauty of your space even further!

Fresh Flowers

We loved the trend of using dried flowers in this years cooler months, but if you’re anything like us, you’re ready for a fresher look. Spring is the perfect time to hit up your local florist or nursery to put together fresh floral arrangements. To add extra spring into your flowers, feature pastels in your arrangements.

Bridgerton Inspiration

Netflix’s hit show Bridgerton has swept the nation with its second season. The show’s opulent and romantic visuals have greatly influenced couples this spring with new and fresh wedding ideas. In recent years, minimalism has ruled, but now maximalism is taking over the wedding market. Couples are straying from paired down receptions and are going all out now with lavish flower displays and romantic bridal party attire.

If you’re looking for ways to freshen up your spring wedding, check back here next week as we’re featuring spring wedding inspiration all season!

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Top 3 Spring Wedding Trends

Spring is in full swing! With it have come new spring wedding trends which all follow the theme of keeping your wedding intimate and affordable.

“Unplug” Your Ceremony

We’ve all seen those “No Phones During the Ceremony” signs. People are getting tired of steaming weddings as we did in 2020 and 2021. Now, couples are leaning into the idea of “unplugging” for their big day and continuing that rule throughout the reception too!

These couples are leaving the memory-keeping duties to the professionals and hiring photographers and videographers. However, if your guests just have to take pictures, try offering a basket of disposable cameras. That way, everyone can capture those special moments while staying off their phones.

Weekday Weddings

Since the pandemic began, booking vendors and venues have been a nightmare. Couples are catching on to the fact that this won’t change anytime soon. And so the trend of weekday weddings has been born.

Before the pandemic, it was rare to have a wedding on anything but a weekend. Now, couples are getting wise to the fact that prices will be cheaper on weekdays and there will be more available to choose from. So, if you are looking to save some money or set a date sooner rather than later, look to book on weekdays!

Small Spring Weddings

Another trend that has caught steam since the pandemic is smaller-scale weddings. This first caught on during the capacity restrictions of 2020 and 2021. Couples have been taken with the idea of having a more intimate environment to get married with only their closest loved ones. This will make your wedding feel even more special, and you don’t have to waste $75 a plate on every extended relative that just “has to be there.”

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung! Dust off the dark colors and themes of winter and embrace the season with a bright and clean color pallet. At Wenning Entertainment, we love the colors and decor that come with spring. Pastel purples, pinks, and blues will offer a fresh atmosphere to your wedding. 

Dresses and Suits

One of the places you can have the most fun in switching up the colors is in your bridal party’s attire. There is no rule that all groomsmen’s suits have to be black or navy! Breathe some life into your wedding by adding a pastel color pallet to their attire. Colorful suits were all the rage last year and there is no sign of the trend fizzling out this year. Think pale blue jackets, pastel pink sets, or, if you don’t want to commit to a whole colorful suit, switch up tie colors.

Spring Flowers and Decor

There is no better time than spring to have a fresh flower display for your wedding. We have seen stunning displays of fresh flower arrangements from decked-out alters to boutonnieres for the men. And make sure to source your flowers from your local nursery for a more special touch. Dried flowers were a great option for the colder months of winter but now, take advantage of the fact that all of your favorites are in full bloom! Then to accompany your beautiful flower display, create fresh decor! No matter what your venue or reception space is, the atmosphere will be enhanced when the rest of your decor plays off of the colors in the flowers.

Now is the perfect time to experiment with colors, pick fresh flowers, and freshen up your decor. Spring is a time for rebirth and new beginnings, so make sure your special day reflects that.

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Get The Party Started!

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life! The extensive planning you do over months and months of preparation all leads up to this one day. When that day finally comes, you are probably going to be running around greeting your guests, taking pictures, and, you know, GETTING MARRIED! You don’t have time to keep the energy of the reception up and moving. That’s where we come in! Our trained DJs know just how to get the party started.

Let Us Get Your Party Started

If you have ever thrown any kind of party, you know how important it is to keep the energy up all night long. Whether it’s providing light music during cocktail hour or getting the party started after the drinks have been flowing, our professionally trained DJs are on it! Each one is trained on how to read a room and make the best music selections for the time.

Listen To These Happy Clients

We come highly recommended by critics and clients. Don’t just take our word for it! Listen to what Brandon and Bonnie have to say about our DJ services! “We’ve never had so much fun! I couldn’t have imagined such an awesome wedding reception!” 

And bride Lesley says: “We have heard nothing but compliments from all of our guests, and we’re so thrilled with the music selection, level of professionalism, and fun!” Our clients have nothing but compliments for the Wenning Entertainment team. That is because your big day is important to us. We want to make one of the most important days of your life perfect.

So what are you waiting for? Book your wedding entertainment with Wenning Entertainment!

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Client Testimonials

For all of us at Wenning Entertainment, giving our clients a fantastic experience is our number one priority. And our clients can attest to that since our reputation with them is great! Whatever services you source from us, from DJs to photographers, we will work tirelessly to make sure your wedding is the best it can be. But, do not just take our word for it. Listen to these happy client testimonials!

“A Night To Remember”

Our clients always have great things to say about our services. While our DJs know which songs will help get the party started, it is your big night, so you always get the final say in song selections. If you want a night to remember that is filled with fun, book your DJ with Wenning Entertainment

“Nothing But Compliments”

We are proud to say that our clients give us “nothing but compliments” on every event we are invited to. It is our goal that everything runs smoothly for your big day. Our trained DJs even come with backup equipment! Everything that we bring to your wedding is to ensure that this is the best party that you will ever throw.

“We’ve Never Had So Much Fun!”

Wenning Entertainment’s professionally trained DJs know how to read the vibe of your reception and make selections accordingly. So, with all of our years of experience, we can energize any crowd. Whether you want soft music playing in the background for dinner or pumping up the jams for dancing, our DJs have you covered!

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Private Events With Wenning Entertainment

You know Wenning Entertainment from our fantastic and reliable wedding services. But, did you know that we provide much more? So, use Wenning Entertainment as your one-stop-shop for all of your entertaining needs! We provide just what you need for any of your private events. Whether its birthday parties or retirements, from bat/bar mitzvahs to anniversaries, we’ve got you covered.

Disc Jockeys

Wenning Entertainment is ‘The Most Referred Pittsburgh Disc Jockey Service,’ so you know you can’t go wrong when booking with us. Whether its a birthday party or community event, we will support you throughout the event planning process. Our DJs will keep up with the timeline of your event and keep the energy just where you want the whole time.

Fun and Games

At Wenning Entertainment, we have the capabilities to bring life into your private party. Engage your guests with a fun and interactive game show experience! Plugin whatever kind of trivia you want and watch your guests go nuts. We even have a magician on retainer!

Lazer

Take any ordinary event and upgrade it with a custom or pre-set laser show. WOW your guests and give them something to talk about for years to come. Our modern-day light displays are perfect if you want to spice up your event. We can even project your name in lights!

All of these features and more can be included in your private event package. Find the perfect magician for your child’s bat/bar mitzvah. Set up your own game show mania for your retirement party. Then get the party started at any birthday or anniversary without trained and reliable DJs. The options are endless when you book with Wenning Entertainment. 

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Add Drama With Drapery

If you are looking to add decor to your event space, look no further than drapery from Wenning Entertainment. Whether it is for your wedding, corporate event, or even a trade show, Wenning Entertainment’s pipe and drapery services are just what you need to add some extra drama. 

Why Add Drapery? 

There is no venue too boring that can not be spiced up with added drapery. Turn even the dullest event halls into engaging and beautiful spaces. The options are truly endless with pipe and drape rental designs to enhance your event and venue. Add elegance and drama to your event space. If you have been searching for an addition that will not take up a large amount of space but is still a big piece, our drapery is right for you!

Why Wenning? 

We have the materials, training, and experience to transform any event space. Wenning Entertainment offers a variety of pipe and drape options to help structure and decorate your special event. Look no further if you want custom drapery designs to fit your next Pittsburgh event. We offer drapes that are available in a variety of sizes and colors, so they will be sure to match the style of your event. We also offer a variety of pipe options. Depending on your needs, we can create pipe and drape that can be used to conceal trussing, serve as a backstage curtain, or just to hide that annoying service door at the venue.

Contact us to discuss your ideas and watch us make them come to life! Wenning Entertainment is based in Pittsburgh, but we have offices Nationwide. That means we are able to provide pipe and drape for use anywhere in the country. 

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Use Lighting Design to Enhance Your Event

When organizing any event, be it a wedding, bat mitzvah, office party, or more, there is a lot that you need to consider. From the music to the food, it can be overwhelming, especially if you are not experienced in event planning. One crucial yet often overlooked aspect of event planning is the lighting. 

Lighting can transform your space and determine the atmosphere of the crowd. So, you are going to want to get it right. Wenning Entertainment is here to help!

Why should you settle for the lights that come with your meeting place or banquet hall? Leave those boring and harsh fluorescents behind. Flat generic lighting is not the look you want, and something as simple as a monogram or company logo can impress guests from the minute they arrive. Our fun and interesting lighting design can also be a lot cheaper than larger decor displays. 

With lighting design from Wenning Entertainment, you will be able to transform your guests’ experience into a night they will never forget. Creative and mood-enhancing lighting offers your guests an elegant and fun environment where they can relax, have fun, or concentrate on the topic at hand.

Our designers will consult with you to determine how best to achieve your desired look or theme. They also are skilled in reading the room and will adjust lights and colors based on the mood. With their extensive knowledge of the latest available lighting products and features, you can be sure that your space, no matter the size, will have the ambiance you envision.

 

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Photo Booths to Capture Your Event

Photo booths are event classics! There is no better or more fun way to capture memories than with your own photo booth strip. But with so many different types, how will you pick the one that is the best for you? Find the perfect photo booth for your event with Wenning Entertainment.

State of the Art Innovation

At Wenning Entertainment, you can get the latest model of our brand new Roaming Photo Booth. This booth is a completely different approach to the traditional in-the-corner style photo booths usually seen. The design allows us to remain stationary or roam as we please! So if you want a photo station at your event or if you want photos all over the place, we have got you covered.

Photo Booths That Are Right For You 

We offer traditional, roaming, and green-screened photo booths. You can select a combination of both to complement the various stages of your big day or keep things simple with one the whole time. Want to keep it out-of-sight for cocktail hour and dinner but on the dance floor later? No problem! We are mindful of our level of engagement and adhere to your wishes so that we do not become a distraction.

Share With Your Guests 

Once you and your friends get the right picture, take it home and show it off to your loved ones! We offer a variety of ways it can be shared with your guests from text, email, or have the option for a wireless printing station. The possibilities are endless. Think outside of the box; come and roam with us!

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