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Photo booths are a popular way of entertaining your guests at nearly any type of event. In fact, our photo booth is the most popular add on to our DJ Service and is often booked as a stand alone service.

All of that makes complete sense. Not only do we live in the selfie age, photo booths are a lot of fun and very versatile. The modern day photo booth is not the eyesore that the old clunky box style behemoths from the arcade era. The new sleek designs allow them to fit into the décor not only of casual events, but formal events as well.

Adding a photo booth is really a no brainer in terms of the value offered. While some folks may only leave the dance floor to get a drink, there are others in the audience that simply are not going to spend their evening on the dance floor no matter what music is played. Rather than those guests leaving the minute dessert is served, a photo booth is an expensive way to engage those guests and keep them entertained.

Once you have made the decision to add a photo booth to your celebration, you may be looking for a way to make the experience unique or to show your personality. To help you with this and get you inspired, we are offering a few suggestions.

Sign Props:

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People love memes! Sign props are a way to create a photo meme. Hashtag signs, funny messages, inside jokes, the options are limitless. Let your sense of humor and imagination run wild with the possibilities!

Are you a Harry Potter fan?

Share this passion at your party by providing guests with fun Harry Potter style props to use for the photo booth. Harry Potter, Disney, Game of Thrones; all have a huge fan base and you can be sure that there will be fans at your celebration.

Bygone Eras:

Most of are nostalgic about our childhood. The big hair, big glasses, funk style of the 70’s. The neon colors and rubiks cube 80’s. Simply by keeping the age group of your guests in mind, you can curate a prop collection that they will absolutely love!

Party Themes:

Whether it is the “roaring twenties” or the “sock-hop fifties”, incorporate the theme of your party into the photo booth. Gangster hats, wads of cash, long silk gloves and cigarette holders will ensure your guests look the part in every shot.

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Photo Strips and Photos:

Both of these can be tailored to fit you theme. The style, design, and colors of the strips can all be custom and tie in with your theme. Additionally if your theme is a 20’s – 40’s era consider shooting at least part of the event in black and white and not color.

While adding a photo booth to our DJ Service for your Frederick wedding, party or corporate event will instantly make the event better. With a little bit of thought and creativity you can make it both memorable and unique.

Thank you for reading our blog. If you have enjoyed this article I hope that you will comment and share. If there are other event topics you would like covered please comment with those ideas. While Perfect

Harmony Entertainment is first and foremost a DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting service provider, the goal of this blog is to share information and tips to help people create fantastic events.

Based in Chambersburg PA, our DJ team provides DJ Services to not only Central PA cities such as Hershey, Lancaster, and York but also to Northern VA towns such as Leesburg, Purcellvillle, Dulles, and Washington DC.

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Our mission at Perfect Harmony Entertainment is to help couples and clients create amazing events. As a DJ Service that serves the Lancaster | York | Hershey area, we have a love of music. While that is our forte, our passion is for helping people. We feel that sharing our experience is how we can make a difference so we continue to blog about all aspects of event planning , money saving tips, and any topic that we can think of that might prove helpful.

If you found this blog useful I hope that you will share it with others who may find it helpful as well. If you have any suggestions or comments for future blog posts please let us know!

Q: How much does a wedding cost?

A: While it this is likely not the answer you are looking for it is the truth. No two weddings are alike, and no two couples are alike. While this is not the precise answer you were likely hoping for, I am happy that there is such variety in wedding and in the couples, we celebrate with.

We provide DJ Services to two markets. The Northern VA | Washington DC area is one market. Looking at statistical data for 2018, the average wedding cost was just under $37,000. We also provide DJ Services to the Central PA market and to the Frederick MD area as well. The average wedding cost in those areas for 2018 was just under $31,000.

Our suggestion is that the couples come up with an amount that they feel is reasonable for their market. Use that number to design the wedding that is perfect for you and includes the items that are most important to the two of you.   

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Q: Where should I focus my budget?

A: The answer to this question depends upon what is most important to you as a couple. Do you want amazing décor? If you do, then make finding the designer that can create the look that you have imagined a priority. Do you want a raging dance party your guests won’t want to see end? Put your money towards a spectacular DJ and bar list!

Before putting together your budget, sit down with your fiancé, and parents and discuss how you envision the day going and think about the elements that are most important to bringing your vision to life.

Q: Do we have to ____________?

A: The answer is usually no. You call the shots and can make the wedding exactly as you want it to be! You do not need anyone’s permission to go off-script. This is your moment. Of course, you want to create a great experience for the guests, but you need to make sure that it is meaningful and enjoyable for you.

Q: How do I sort through all the information that's out there?

A: The moment you get engaged, you may find herself surrounded by well-meaning friends and family who are suddenly experts in wedding traditions and etiquette. You may feel overwhelmed by all the (sometimes, contradictory) advice and find that some of it may conflict with their own ideas of how you have envisioned your wedding day.

Stay true to yourself. Wedding guests know you, either as individuals or as a couple, and if the wedding reflects who you are, it will brim with love and charm.

Q: How do we find the best venue?

A: Start your search online. There are plenty of websites such as “The Knot” and “Wedding Wire” that will provide much of the basic information such as maximum number of guests and often general pricing or and average cost.

In addition to these national websites, there are many venues that you will not find listed on these sites. Searching Facebook is a great way to find venues that may not have a website yet. This is particularly true for Farm | Barn Venues that have gone from being active farms to part-time or full-time wedding venues. 

There are tons of options that can reduce the venue cost and provide a beautiful photographic backdrop for your wedding. These are places that may not be top of mind. Here are just a few examples that I have personally visited: The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Shippensburg University, The Barn at Norlo Park.

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

The Barn at Norlo Park

The Barn at Norlo Park

The Barn at Norlo Park

The Barn at Norlo Park

Q: Should we have an open bar?

A: You know your crowd best, and if they are not much of a drinking group, then it is understandable that you may be hesitant to invest in an open bar. However, even people who don't drink on a normal basis are apt to want to enjoy a glass of wine or champagne at a wedding, and it's a generous gesture. If budget is an issue, consider an open bar for the cocktail reception only, or assign a dollar amount that you are comfortable with on a hosted bar. Once that number is reached, guests can start picking up their tabs.

Q: We want to stock the bar ourselves to save money. Will it?

A: By the time you buy all the mixers, liquors, beers, fruits, ice, and tools, you'll spend more money than an average per person bar cost. Not only will you typically not save money, it creates yet another item on your to do list.

I am all for saving money and we have several blog posts that offer money saving tips. In this case however not only do you not save money, you create more work for either yourself or whomever you task with doing it.

If you really want to do it yourself and save money, I have seen one way it can be done. In this case the uncle of the bride was a beer and liquor distributor. The price was wholesale saving them about 25% - 30% of the cost. If you “know a guy” you could pull this off.

Q: What elements will make the biggest impact on ambiance?

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A: Lighting is an important factor in setting the mood for your event. When in doubt, opt for 'soft amber' bulbs; they're classic and flattering. Candles are a part of the lighting design and even just a few motifs on a dining table can make all the difference.

Uplighting is an easy and inexpensive way to transform the look of the venue and create a wow factor. The versatility and the safety of this type of lighting are two more compelling reasons to consider.

For more on lighting options check out our blog post: Event Lighting Options To Wow Your Guests!

Q: How do I form a guest list?

A: We recommend reviewing your guest list several times after you think it's final. You don't need to invite everyone on your high school sports team, and the same goes for work friends: you may find yourself in a different job during the planning process. Make sure that your list is full of relationships that you value now and will value later. Those are the people you'll want to take part in your day.

Keep in mind that each guest you add will impact what you can offer to all guests. Did you know that the average per plate cost per guest is $30? Keep in mind, that is the average. The difference in adding a few additional guests can impact your ability to provide a photo booth for guests to enjoy or the accent lighting that will highlight the cake you spent so much time designing.  

Q: Is there a venue that will let us dance until 2 am?

A: Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and, understandably, you want it to last forever. But all good things, even weddings, must come to an end. Six to seven hours is plenty of time to wine and dine your guests and dance the night away (start your event by 5 pm and have it end by midnight). The affair should end with a bang (and with your guests wanting more), rather than with a fizzle. Plus, you'll spend extra money on overtime staffing fees so that your handful of raging friends can stay out late, and that's just not worth it!

Great Marsh Estate Wedding | Devon + Jordan

As an active DJ Service in Lancaster but able to serve neighboring states as well, our travels take us to some of the most magnificent wedding and event venues in the area. For Devon and Jordan’s May wedding, we traveled to a Georgian Mansion located in Northern VA.

A special thank you to Katie Barfield Photography who graciously provided the amazing photographs you see here!

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The Great Marsh Estate was the backdrop for Devon and Jordan’s amazing wedding celebration. Located in Fauquier County, Virginia; this wedding venue is simply incredible with so much to offer! First and foremost is the staff. Gretchen was terrific to work with and made sure that all the plans were well coordinated and that every vendor team member had what they needed to create a magical moment for this terrific couple!

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The next part is the grounds and facilities. The grounds are expansive and exquisite which provides the illusion that you are far off the beaten path but, only a couple of minutes from the highway. The mansion provides a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony with plenty of room for the entire bridal party to share time together.

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 Devon and Jordan shared vows that they had written to each other as their guests basked in the glow of their love for each other under a bright blue sky.

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 Devon’s three sisters offered the first toast and it was clear to all who had the privilege of hearing their stories that Jordan holds a special place in their hearts as well as in Devon’s.  Devon’s father Kevin was kind enough to share with their guests who had traveled from across the country the stories that showed how important and strong the family bond is. It is obvious that Jordan was a integral part of this family long before the wedding ceremony!

 The dance floor was a non-stop party from start to finish. While there was an occasional slow dance, those served merely as dance breaks. During the non-stop dance party our touch screen photo booth stayed hopping as guests shared this once in a lifetime experience to the fullest by capturing memories to be shared for years to come.

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 Devon and Jordan were an incredible couple to celebrate with.  They really knew how to create an amazing experience for their guests who partied non – stop until the 11 pm sparkler exit. Why do I mention this? Because this event was held on a Sunday and Monday was a workday and not a holiday!

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John and his family really made our night special! Our guests had a blast at the photo booth. I know it was many guests’ favorite part!

They kept everyone entertained from start to finish!

Thank you for making our day so wonderful!
Devon R
— The Knot
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Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment provides our couples and clients with exemplary DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJ’s routinely travel to all areas within a 90-minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJ’s for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event, click the link below or simply send us a text. 

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