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October 2017

DJ integrity

DJ integrity is everything

By | Wedding planning

Do you like the owner of  the DJ company you’re considering for your wedding? If not, move on. DJ integrity is paramount to a successful wedding. The first vibe you pick up from a company is often telling.

Trust your instincts.

Don’t look back. Wedding celebrations are special. And entertainment makes the event. If there is something about the personality of the owner of a DJ company company that just doesn’t sit right with you, find someone else.

For the record, that includes me!

Chemistry is important at weddings. Your DJ company has a disproportionate impact on the success of your event. Choose carefully, beginning with an assessment of how well you LIKE and TRUST the owner.

Now how do you do that? You need to make some sort of personal contact.

You can’t do that if you’re merely filling out a form on a website and hitting send. They’re a start. But better yet, pick up the phone and call.

Do you get a real, live person on the phone?

If not,  how quickly do you get a call back?

And here is the key: how well do they come across on the phone? Are they warm and friendly? Do they listen? Do they come across like they care about your event? Even more, are they excited about your event? Or do you get the sense that they look at you merely as a paycheck?

As wonderful as modern technology is, it does you no favors by de-personalizing the wedding planning process. Don’t let that happen to you. Pick up the phone and call us at 916-397-6517.

We’d love to talk to you about your event.

Better yet, set up a time to meet in person. This is the ultimate way for you to get to know the person who can make or break your event. This is the ultimate way for you to gauge their integrity. And DJ integrity is everything.DJ integrity

great American meatloaf

This great American meatloaf recipe is astonishing!

By | Recipes

The ‘great American meatloaf’ just got even greater.  Want to start your new marriage with a bang?  Then add this recipe to your mealtime repertoire.

Okay, okay, I know meatloaf is considered to be too ‘lowbrow’ for many delicate palates.  But in your heart of hearts, you know you love it, even if you won’t admit it in polite company.

This blog maintains that every Northern California household needs a good, solid meatloaf recipe.  Well, we’ve gone further.  We created a recipe that isn’t just good, it is astonishing.

The great American meatloaf is the ultimate ‘comfort food’.

Here is the great American meatloaf recipe:

Ingredients make the difference!

√ 1/2 pound lean ground beef

√ 1/2 pound ground pork

√ 1/4 pound sausage

√ 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs

√ 1/4 cup milk

√ 1 egg slightly beaten

√ 1 small onion finely chopped

√ 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper

√ 1 small celery stalk finally chopped

√ 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

√ small pinch of red pepper flakes

√ 1/2 teaspoon salt

√ 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put on relaxing music.  Then combine ingredients until just mixed. Don’t overwork it.  Mold into a loaf of about 8 by 4 inches and place in a shallow pan.  Bake for 1 hour.  Allow to stand 5 minutes before slicing.

This may not be gourmet, but it sure is comfort food!

If you’re looking for a great recipe for wedding entertainment, look no further than Party Image Entertainment.

But in the meantime, the great American meatloaf is a staple in great American marriages from coast to coast.  Enjoy!

celebrity marriage advice

Celebrity marriage advice. Beware!

By | Wedding planning

Celebrity marriages don’t always work out so well. So celebrity marriage advice is always a little suspect. But it can be so much fun!

For us ‘little people,’ there are still some nuggets of wisdom worth considering from these larger than life figures. Or at the very least, we’ll get a good laugh.

The notorious actress and sex symbol, Mae West, offered profound advice to future wives:

“Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.”

Comedienne Phyllis Diller’s advice was totally practical:

“Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”

The 18th century German satirist, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, provides ‘snarky’ advice, to use a 21st century word:

“Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight.”

Which leads us to Marilyn Monroe’s advice posted above:

“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I’m out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

Everyone is flawed. Everyone is going to have their moments with their spouse. That’s when love actually flourishes, for love isn’t a just feeling. If it were merely a feeling, it could never last.

Love is choice.

It’s a choice to mend fences, even when the love of your life is difficult to handle and you don’t feel like mending fences.

When you hit a rough patch in your relationship like everyone else in recorded history has, you might take some advice from the wisest man who ever lived, according to the Old Testament of the Bible, King Solomon. Writing in the The Book of Proverbs, his advice still resonates three thousand years later:

“He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

“He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.”

“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

In other words, guard your relationship by controlling your tongue! Now that’s a celebrity worth listening to!

Ready for more advice? Check out our wedding services. We can make your wedding reception look as great as it sounds! Get ready for fun!

Sacramento's finest wedding DJs

How to know if you’re in love

By | Lighting

This is a great quote from the timeless Dr. Seuss. The same sentiment is at work when you hire Sacramento’s finest wedding DJs: Party Image Entertainment.

With us, your wedding reception will exceed your dreams. You won’t want your celebration to end, because it will be so much more than you ever dreamed possible.

Let’s be clear about something:  you don’t have to spend a fortune on your wedding day to experience the party you wish would never end. But you DO need to invest your limited resources wisely in one key area:  the entertainment.

Sacramento’s finest wedding DJs
Sacramento's finest wedding DJs

Entertainment makes the event.  Party Image Entertainment knows how to bring people together and fill a dance floor in celebration of your special day.  Our uplighting will transform a plain hall into a palace, so don’t worry if your decorating budget is modest.  We will make you feel like royalty.

It’s really true, like Dr. Seuss says.  You’ll have trouble falling asleep that night, because at last, reality has become better than your dreams.

alcohol wedding guidelines

Alcohol or no alcohol?

By | Wedding planning

It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your wedding.

Uncle Charlie liked his liquor.  And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey.  (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a ‘land of plenty.’)

As the party picked up the pace, so did Charlie’s imbibing, and so did his dancing … and it wasn’t pretty.  I had never seen someone doing Michael Jackson’s moonwalk to “The Way You Looked Tonight.”

He kept dancing after the music had ended.

His shirt was untucked.  You could see his eyes rolling, and his tie was tied around his head instead of his neck. Everyone was embarrassed.  And no one wanted to get back on the dance floor.

When the bride’s father tried to get him off the dance floor, he was belligerent.  As I said, it got ugly fast.

Alcohol wedding guidelines

When planning your wedding reception, think about how you want to handle alcohol.  As a DJ, I have a lot of experience dealing with highly uncomfortable situations at wedding receptions with out-of-control guests under the influence.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

For your sake and mine, I’ve posted some helpful guidelines above regarding booze, beer, and wine.  Based on my experience, these guidelines will eliminate most problems, and  I hope you find them helpful.

Some brides can’t afford an open bar, or don’t want to pay for it, which is perfectly fine.  The guidelines above still apply, but  simply replace ‘open’ bar with ‘cash’ bar.

Let us know what alcohol guidelines you’d like for your reception. Be intentional. The purpose of today’s blogpost is to help you to be proactive in your planning efforts.

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