Best Man Wedding Toast Tips

Don’t ruin the wedding reception with a bad toast!

Everyone’s gathered at the wedding reception. Music’s playing, caterers are running around and guests are eating and chatting away, when suddenly glasses begin clinking and the room falls silent so the best man can make a toast.

At this point, things can either go well or quickly head south if the toast is awkward or in poor taste. Most of these short speeches hit the mark – particularly the ones that are laced with humor and insight about the newlyweds.

But inappropriate or off-color remarks — however well-intended — can derail things fast. Here’s something a best man should never say about the groom:

“Well, Dan snagged a winner. Julie’s great and I’m sure they’ll make a great couple. Now he can settle down and devote all of his attention to one woman. But he sure as hell wasn’t doing that at the bachelor party!”

tips for wedding toast

Yikes! Here’s another toast that won’t score any brownie points with the bride:

“I guess John has finally found a girl with enough low self-esteem to marry him!”

And finally, a zinger that wouldn’t sit well with the groom:

“I remember when Lizzie used to work at Hooters. Damn, she was hot!”

If things do take a downturn, your saving grace could well be the DJ. If he’s blasting tunes and has guests out on the dance floor, that awkward wedding toast will soon be forgotten – for the time being, at least.

When it comes to DJs, Silvertunes Entertainment has got your number, whether you want to liven up a wedding reception, bar mitzvah or corporate gathering. Call or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available for your next event. You can also reach us via email at [email protected]

Don’t let “last call” sabotage your wedding reception!

Last call for alcohol!

That announcement is often heard at sports bars and other late-night venues when closing time is approaching. And it’s given for good reason, as some customers will have definitely have overshot their drink limit by that time. Let’s face it – no one wants these people out on the road when they’ve got that much alcohol in their system.

But what about a wedding reception?


When someone yells “Last call!” at a wedding reception things typically grind to a halt real fast. All of those family members and friends who are out of the dance floor suddenly begin looking at their watches or phones to check the time. Invariably, people begin heading home, leaving the dance floor looking like Death Valley.

That’s the last thing you want to happen when your guests are getting down to the music of Lizzo, Usher, MJ or yelling out that popular Journey song. (you know what song) And it’s particularly bad when you’ve got a DJ who’s working the crowd and turning your reception into a real party.

No event can go on forever — that’s obvious. But a better way to do it is to simply post a sign that says, “Bar will close at 10 p.m.” That lets your guests know ahead of time when the reception will begin winding down. More importantly, it gives them time to pace themselves, not only with food and drink but with conversations.

Meanwhile, your DJ can keep the music cranking so the party carries on until your reception is over!

Want a DJ who will make your event special? Call Silvertunes Entertainment or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available. You can also reach us at [email protected]

Make your wedding reception a success!

The date’s set and the invitations have been sent out.

Now you’re planning the wedding and the reception that will follow. The ceremony itself is pretty cut and dried – not too much can go wrong there. But the reception? That’s a different story. This is the time when your guests can cut loose and have fun, and you want the proceedings to be as lively — and memorable — as possible. So where do you start?

Here are some tips that will get you on track:

Think about your guests: You want to make them as comfortable as possible, so make sure there’s plenty of seating and easy parking. You don’t want them schlepping across a cornfield or construction site to get there!

Focus on food and drink: Believe it or not, people are going to remember what you serve, so don’t cheap out and buy your main dish at 7-Eleven. Many guests will be hungry after making the trek to the wedding, so serve something nice. And have plenty of beverages on hand – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Give them time: Make sure your schedule for the day has some built-in “buffer time” so there’s time for conversation and relaxed fun. No one wants to feel they’re being rushed, so don’t create a schedule of events that is so rigid it almost becomes a drill.

Newhall mansion wedding DjHire a good DJ: A good DJ can lift a party up, so hire someone who is reputable. You want a DJ who arrives armed with a broad mix of music and interacts with the wedding couple and guests. At Silvertunes Entertainment, we bring the party! And we provide music that will keep everyone on the dance floor, whether they’re 3 years old … or 90!

Call Silvertunes Entertainment or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available for your special event. You can also reach us via email at [email protected].

Did you hire the right entertainment?

Want to bring your party to a grinding halt?

Hire the wrong wedding DJ and that’s exactly what will happen. Think about it: The wedding party is out on the dance floor moving to … well, maybe something by Madonna or James Brown, when suddenly the music segues into a weird grunge rock song no one’s heard of.

To make matters worse, the DJ refuses to take requests because he doesn’t have any of the right music on hand. And he makes no connection whatsoever with the people he’s supposed to be entertaining.

That’s a wedding reception gone wrong.

But none of that will happen when you hire Silvertunes Entertainment. Our job is to make your special day an event you will long remember. Our DJs like to have fun! They’ll not only interact with the crowd but also provide a customized mix of music that caters to your specific event. Want some gritty R&B? We’ve got it. How about a mixture of disco, hip hop and classic rock and roll? Got you covered!

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We’ve got a whole stable of DJs who all love what they do. Fernando G is a great example. As a former radio personality, he brings his own, unique energy to the place, whether it’s a wedding, anniversary or corporate event.

And DJ Steve? He adds karaoke to the mix while also understanding that your musical tastes are a reflection of who you are. All of our guys will bring your party to life, whether you’re craving disco, R&B, classic rock … or even romantic Italian ballads.

At Silvertunes Entertainment, our job is to ensure your event is a success!

Call or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available for your special event. You can also reach us via email at [email protected]

Top 5 secrets to getting your guests to dance.

Top 5 secrets to getting your guests to dance every time.

So, you want your guests to dance at your wedding?  You have invited your friends and family to your once in a lifetime event and wonder what if no one wants to dance?  Arewedding dance floor your fiance’s side of the family shy and your side the party animals?

Don’t get me wrong, you can never guarantee 100% of your guests will dance, some of them just may hate it, while others enjoy sitting watching other dance.

Let’s take a look at some great tips to consider how you can ensure your party will be a rager and your guests will leave with tired feet.

 

1.HIRING THE RIGHT ENTERTAINMENT:

Ok, this may sound a little bias, but have you ever been to an event where you just weren’t feeling the music?  Having a good DJ can seriously make your break your event.  a couple of things to consider:  Are they good at mixing the same beats, Are they able to read your crowd and respond to their musical tastes, Do they take requests? Consider that you must have a good variety of music for all age groups.

2. PLAYING A GOOD SLOW SONG

This has seriously been one of the best ways to get your guests up off their feet.  Simply ask your MC to announce when its time to dance, that the song is a dedication from you and your spouse to all the guests sharing your special day.  everyone loves a good slow song right after a heavy meal and besides, who wouldn’t feel obligated to come out to a song that is dedicated to them by you.

3. DON’T HANG OUT AT THE BAR ALL NIGHT

So you like to have a few cocktails on your wedding day, you should, however, if you are never on the dance floor or simply don’t like to dance, this may be one of those days I will tell you to suck it up.  I have seen it too many times where the bride and groom are hanging out at the bar all night and guess where a majority of their college drinking buddies are as well.  It never hurts to shake it a little and ask your guests to come to join you.

4. INTERACTIVE DANCE ROUTINES

I know what you’re going to say, Heck no, too cheesy. it doesn’t have to be if you have hired the right MC to get your guests excited and generate energy in the room to invite them to the dance floor. believe it or not, I have never been to a wedding yet, where after a few cocktails your guest’s arent filling the dance floor with the wobble or the cha-cha slide.  Ask your MC what their style is to when it comes to interacting with your guests.

5. CUSTOMIZE YOUR MUSIC PLAYLIST

Every wedding is different, you have invited several of your friends, your parents have invited their friends, even though can’t please everyone, hearing a song you love will always get you out on the dance floor, especially those songs that have a story behind them.  Providing your DJ with a song request list is a great way to jump-start the party.  The worst thing you can do is not allow your DJ to have creative input to the music. giving around 15-20 songs for them to play during the night will not only give them an idea of your taste but also ensures that you will enjoy the music also.

If you would like to learn more about our fun interactive ideas and how we set you up with your own personalized online playlist and wedding planning forms to ensure you a stress-free wedding,  Contact us today to set up a quick chat so we can provide you a quote and get you set to have a party where your guests will be dancing all night long.

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Music Video at your Wedding

You can listen to music or watch a music video at your wedding.

Ever been to a wedding where you just loved the music that was being played?  Some of our recent weddings have been getting a little extra touch of entertainment when it comes to dancing.

We have included music videos being played while the guests are out on the dance floor.  I must say it has really added something extra.  For example, when we are playing the Cha Cha Slide and the guests also get to see the video and follow the dance moves.

Is it going to make or break your event, No, but if you are the type of person who remembers watching music videos or loves seeing some of your favorite boy bands, or loves the 80’s, its just fun to be able to dance to your favorite songs while watching your favorite artists at the same time.

for more info about this our video package, contact us today at 818-533-8863

How to make sure your wedding day is not going to suck

I recently took my family to universal and went on the Tram ride and it sucked.

A month before, we went on the tram ride and it was my favorite ride, amazing and fun. So how could two rides that do the exact same thing, take you on the exact same route have a completely different experience and outcome? If you haven’t already guessed it by now, yup, it was the tour guide. The Host, the Conductor the person responsible for taking us on a fun journey, the individual who was hired to entertain us and explain where we were going and what was about to happen.

As you know, theme parks are not cheap and neither is your wedding, you may have booked the perfect venue, hired the best photographer, purchased gorgeous flowers and hired a good DJ, but if you don’t have the right MC, (Master of Ceremonies) the one person responsible to guide your guests through your incredible night with purpose, passion and enthusiasm, your wedding WILL fall flat. Like the tram ride, everything else was already in place, played out and done in a certain way, but without the personality behind the tour, it felt really boring. Our first tour guide we experienced was funny, enthusiastic and you could tell loved what he did and it showed. I’m sure he had done that ride several times a day but you could tell he enjoyed it. The second tour guide, felt they were going of a script that had been readt a thousand times, no expression, excitement or energy. You don’t want to hire someone who is just going through the motions to get paid and wants to get your wedding over with do you? My advice would be when hiring your DJ entertainment, ask if the DJ is also the MC and get a feel for their personality because I can guarantee you that even if the music is great your guests will definitely notice a boring MC. Check to see if we still have your date available and find out what DJ/MC we have that will match your personality and provide you and your guests an amazing wedding experience.

Too much to drink on wedding day

Dealing with wedding party members who have had too much to drink on your wedding day.

I recently performed at a wedding that when it was time for the toast, one of the members of the wedding party had too much to drink and was unable to perform the duties.

It can be a bit nerve racking for the bride and groom to just sit there while your best man or maid of honor spill out stories of your past or bring up some embarrassing moments, but when it comes to the toast, you also hope that the person speaking isn’t to intoxicated to take the speech to a another level.

wedding toast gone wrong

Here are some tips to guide you in preventing a potential Roast instead of a toast to occur.

  1. Choose wisely – Obviously its common for either the best man or maid of honor to say something at your wedding, but you also may be familiar with their drinking habits, are they early drinkers or late drinkers at an event.
  2. Manage the timing- Most speeches occur either before the meal or after based on geographic location, east coast or west coast.  typically at weddings in California, mist toasts happen towards the end of the meal, If you start to see members of the wedding party drinking too much, I suggest having the toast ASAP, maybe even before the meal.
  3. Have a standby-It never hurts to be prepared and have another member of the wedding party to either read the speech if the best man is too drunk to stand, or ask another member of the party to fill in as well.
  4. Don’t be afraid to stop the toast-If it seems its going on longer than expected or getting to feel uncomfortable, STAND UP and walk over to the presenter, it’s a clear signal that its time to wrap things up.
  5. Notify your M.C. – Prepare your MC of any concerns you may have for the toasts and ask how they can politely bring closure to a toast that may be getting out of hand.

Overall your wedding is a day of celebration, fun, laughter and experiences.  Just be sure to also take it slow on the alcohol consumption for yourself as well so you may enjoy those moments that you have taken so long to prepare for.

Be sure to check out our availability online to see if we are the right match for you and ask about our monthly wedding specials.

Indian Wedding DJ Hilton Universal City

Indian wedding event at the Hilton Universal City.20180528_000805

We had the pleasure of providing the music, dance lighting and sound support for Karthika and Siv’s Wedding which took place at the Hilton Universal City, with a guest count of 450.

 

The guests arrived at 5pm and enjoyed plenty of food outside the reception hall, while inside the staff was preparing the tables and decor for a fabulous party.

We introduced members of the wedding party onto the dance floor and then shared Siv’s and Karthika’s love story of how they met prior to being introduced into the room to the Back to the future theme, as Siv is a huge fan, (like me).

The Wedding party and several friends then came out to perform special dance routines for the couple with a variety of music styles.

We then opened up the dance floor to all the guests prior to the dinner buffet being served.

After several photos and Siv’s dance with his mom, we once again, turned down the light and kept the party going till midnight.

We had met with Siv and Karthika several times prior to their wedding to discuss the music and the timing of everything.  Music was important to them as their families are from South India, they wanted to have a mix variety to cater to the many guests who would be attending. We played a variety of music consisting of Tamil, Punjabi, Hindi, with a mix of hip hop, R&B and traditional wedding classics.

If you are planning an Indian wedding and looking for a specific style of music or decor, be sure to contact us or check our availability online.   818.533.8863

 

Jillian and Ryan Manno Wedding Newhall Mansion

We had the pleasure of providing Wedding Music and MC services at the Newhall Mansion in Piru for Jillian and Ryan Manno.

20180512_163454The 250 guests arrived for pre-ceremony and were seated in a circle around Jillian and Ryan.  They had asked Valentine to be their officiant for the ceremony and he did an amazing Job.

 

Co20180512_195502cktail hour took place in front of the mansion with a mix variety of Sinatra style jazz and funk.

Guests where then invited to the reception space where they enjoyed dinner, fun toasts and an entertaining grand entrance.

20180512_203156When it was time for dancing, We invited some friends up to show us how to dance that turned into a packed dance floor that continued throughout the night.  Chicago pizza was served for a late snack along with donuts and cake for dessert.  Photobooth was set up by the pool along with the open bar.  Jillian and Ryan were so awesome to work with and getting to know them.

 

This video was taken by me just after we had invited several of their friends to kick of the dancing to “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo.  The energy on the dance floor was constant throughout the entire night.  We ended the evening with a “friendship circle” to Friends in low places by Garth Brooks.  then we had a sendoff in front of the mansion as they drove away in style.

For more info or to see if we are available for your event, go to our availability checker  and send us your date.

The night was spectacular, with the help of an amazing team of vendors.

Follow the hashtags #makeheramanno and #jillianxryanlmp

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