What’s the hurry? Couples are waiting longer to get married

Good things come to those who wait.

That saying is often applied to finding the right job, finding your dream home or finding that special person in your life. It seems that today’s couples are taking that advice to heart when it comes to marriage. A recent study by Bridebook found that people are getting married later in life than ever before, and the average couple is also dating for a longer time before getting married.

The report surveyed 4,000 recently married couples and found that the average couple was together for about 4.9 years before tying the knot. Previous surveys from eharmony and Wedding Way placed that number at around three years. The extra time seems to be paying off because the Bridebook study notes that the rate of divorce is at its lowest since 1971. And 83% of couples say they felt no pressure to get married and did it because they wanted to.

That’s a far cry from the shotgun weddings of yesteryear!

Bridebook founder Hamish Shephard said the report shows modern relationships are rooted more deeply in commitment.

“Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever and couples are more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever,” he said.

John Gottman, a psychological researcher and clinician who studies divorce prediction and marital stability, said there is one clear benefit to marriage:

“People live longer if they are in marital relationships, particularly if they are in good, satisfying relationships,” he said.

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wedding drone videography

Digital Wedding Trends

Mention wedding photography and most couples envision scenes of the bride and groom standing at the altar or cutting their wedding cake while parents, family members and friends look on.

Those are both great moments to capture. But what if you could also create a scene where both of you are standing in front of the church – taken not from 15 feet away, but from high up in the air? And what if the camera could gradually glide down and zoom in on you and your wedding guests while everyone cheered?

aerial wedding droneYou don’t have to hire a Hollywood director to get that kind of effect because a growing number of wedding photographers and videographers are using drone technology to capture never-before-possible shots. Whether you’re getting married at a church, an ocean-side resort or an overlook in the mountains, that destination means a lot to you. What better way to celebrate your special day than with a video that provides a sweeping view of the entire scene?


Here’s another way you can go high-tech without being so obvious: Have a GoPro hidden in your bouquet so when you walk down the aisle it captures that special moment from your point of view. That’s a perspective no one else has – and you’ll have it all on video!

If that wasn’t enough, you could also add amazing decorations to the top and sides of your wedding cake by creating 3-D printed designs. It’ll make things look a lot classier. Plus your friends will wonder how in the heck you did it!

Be sure to check out Matrimony Films and ask for Matthew Sutherland to help answer any questions you have about wedding drones.

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Hiring the right wedding DJ

Don’t cut corners, hiring a wedding DJ will energize your reception!

You’ve already spent money on invitations, decorations, the wedding cake, catering services, a videographer, and flowers.  But now your friends are suggesting that you also spring for a live DJ, adding yet another expense to the mix.

Should you go for it … or save yourself a few bucks and just have programmed music? The choice is ultimately up to you. But here are some compelling reasons when hiring a wedding dj:

Music selection: A good wedding DJ can read the crowd and provide a unique mix of music that works for everyone – from the newly married couple and their friends to the parents, the parents’ friends and grandparents. And the tunes could be all over the map, ranging from rap, hip hop and grunge, to R&B, classic rock and big band music. Hey, you gotta’ play something for grandpa!

Equipment: A good DJ comes prepared with professional sound equipment that can cover any room, plus lighting to make your event more exciting. not to mention a backup system. Yes, it can happen, but don’t let the party come to a screeching halt because of it. Also, have you ever been to a wedding where the sound was horrible, or the speakers were crackling?

Convenience and peace of mind: Having a wedding DJ who can also act as your Master of ceremonies to ensure you have smooth transitions and a timeline that flows can really make a differenchiring a DJe during the night.  But you can also have a great wedding planner who will assist with gathering the wedding party and ensuring everything is going as planned.

Audience interaction: This, more than anything else, can turn your reception into an event everyone will remember. A good DJ/MC knows how to work with the crowd and get everyone out on the dance floor. And think about it – after the food’s been eaten and wedding toasts are made … what else is there?

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].

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!”

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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!

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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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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.