Wedding DJ

How Playing The Right Songs At The Wrong Time Ruined A Wedding!

As a busy DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting company that serves brides all over the Lancaster PA, Frederick MD, and Leesburg VA areas; we get to experience all types of wedding celebrations. Some are small intimate affairs of several dozen guests and others can make you wonder how a couple can know so many people!

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Typically, though, the weddings we do are on par with the national average in terms of guest count. Our couples usually have about 100 – 125 friends and family in attendance. Of these guests there are typically at least three generations in attendance and sometimes four. 

The range in ages can be an important factor to keep in mind when thinking about your open dancing playlist. This is especially true at the beginning of the open dancing when your guests are trying to determine if this party is “their kind of party”.

I can share a personal experience to illustrate the impact that the early set list can have on the success of an event:

This bride lived out of town, so her mother did the initial interview of the vendors including the DJ. The mother made it clear that there would be a lot of family and long-time friends of the family and her co-workers in attendance, about 110 guests in all.

At the final consultation with the bride she made it clear that she wanted a raging dance party! “No problem” I said, after all, that is what we do! To make a long story shorter, the open dance set began with a slow dance song and a couple of fast dance songs that were familiar to most guests in attendance.

Before the third song ended the bride and her bridesmaids demanded that specific songs be played from her must play list immediately and in order. These twelve to twenty people had a fantastic time!

The private dance party had gone on for about 45 minutes when the Maid of Honor said “We need to have the sparkler exit now while there are still people left! Everyone is leaving!” The “exit” was done in nearly full sunlight one hour into the open dance portion of the party.

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Was their wedding ruined? In their eyes, it wasn’t. The parents and close relatives stayed until the end. Mom was disappointed that she didn’t get to dance with her girl friends to “her music” like she had planned. Her music was played long after her friends had given up on hearing any music that they liked to dance to. But the newlywed couple and their friends got to dance to all their jams.

What they don’t realize, is that there was never any danger of those songs not being played. Instead of having a party that 110 people will remember fondly for years to come, about guests will be asked about the event and say “Yeah, it was ok.”

You and your guests deserve more than ok. Make sure that your early playlist includes a few songs you know that they’ll love. Your going to play about 15 songs and hour. Give them 10 winners and you will keep your guests there well after the cake is cut!

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service 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 DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs 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. 

The Goldfish Barn | Cheryl + Bradley

The Donnelly’s shared their wedding ceremony with friends and family at the fabulous The Goldfish Barn. Located in Franklin County PA, The Goldfish Barn has become an extremely popular wedding destination for couples seeking a barn venue in Central PA. The owners are incredible event hosts and offer an amazing value for couples and companies alike!

Capturing all of the amazing moments on video was Chris of Christopher Lee Films. All of the still images were captured by the uber talented Amanda Souders Photography team.

The Goldfish Barn

The outdoor ceremony took place on the lower level patio with Cheryl’s uncle serving as the officiant. The bride walked down the aisle to a unique selection “I Wanna Grow Old with You” by Westlife and was featured in the movie “Up”. The lyrics are perfect for such an occasion and I would suggest that brides to be give this tune a listen if you’re looking for a unique song to add to your playlist.

We have been to The Goldfish Barn for numerous events but never has the venue looked this gorgeous! Matt and Mandy Stahl of Peachy Keen Rentals and Design did an amazing job taking this terrific venue to an entirely new level in terms of beauty and guest comfort!

The Goldfish Barn

The Peachy Keen team provides not only unique one of kind items to create the vibe for your celebration. They also provide a large variety of planning services. Maddy was the coordinator for this event and was really a joy to team up with. I highly recommend this husband and wife team to make your vision a reality.

This wedding reception was filled with fantastic moments! Opting to add our photo booth, the guests stayed entertained the entire night. When the props made it to the dance floor during a “Conga Line” it made for an incredible moment that friends and family will never forget!

The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn
If you are looking for a DJ who treats his brides like they are family then you’ve found the right one! John could not have done more for my wedding if he tried. He was the silent backbone of the day and my wedding would have fallen apart if it wasn’t for him and his family.

John helping the bride fix her “toss bouquet” at the last minute so she could do her unique bouquet toss.
John offering to get the bride and groom their drink at dinner because he could tell they were getting overwhelmed.
In my wedding recap video you can see all of the fun that we had with John and his team. What you don’t see the calming personality that John was able to bring to my crazy wedding day! He was able to calm me down more than once.
John helping the bride fix her “toss bouquet” at the last minute so she could do her unique bouquet toss.
John offering to get the bride and groom their drink at dinner because he could tell they were getting overwhelmed.

My wedding package included a photo booth completed with props and custom photo strips that were printed instantly for my guest to take home as wedding favors! Since my wedding that is all everyone talks about!

John was a complete professional who was able to react to the ever changing mind of the modern bride. I threw many curve balls his direction that night and man did he hit everyone out of the park!

If you are looking for a DJ that has your back and is committed to making your day the best day ever. I HIGHLY recommend Perfect Harmony Entertainment!

He did an amazing job!

If I could I would give Perfect Harmony Entertainment 10000000000000 stars ⭐️

You will not be disappointed if you book with them.
Cheryl D.
— Facebook Reviews
The Goldfish Barn

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment is dedicated to providing our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

The Goldfish Barn
The Goldfish Barn

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 DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs 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. 

The Goldfish Barn

A Sylvanside Farm Barn Wedding | Kaitlin + Paul

Sylvanside Farm located in Loudoun County VA is a beautiful wedding venue. We had the pleasure of providing DJ Services as well as Event Lighting for Kaitlin and Paul’s Wedding.

A special thank you to Sarah Brookhart Photography for the photographs that you see here. Thank you as well to Silver Streak Weddings who provided the full day recap video. Thank you as well to L. Havard Events who served as Kaitlin and Paul’s wedding planner.

The beautiful grounds of Sylvanside Farm were the perfect May backdrop for Kaitlin and Paul to say, “I Do”. This rustic venue tucked away in the quaint town of Purcellville VA has so much to offer! To be graded as “great” by us means you have to have terrific caretakers. Jeff and his wife worked tirelessly through the entire day and night to ensure that the needs of every single guest and vendor were met.

Sylvanside Farm Barn

  Our newlywed’s exchanged their weddings vows under a gorgeous blue sky with a few wispy clouds which offered the welcomed contrast to the bright sunny day that we have enjoyed so seldom this spring. The emotions were running high as Paul cast his gaze upon his bride to be as her father David escorted her down the aisle to a Piano & Cello of “A Thousand Years”.

Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn

  Guests were free to enjoy Cocktail hour with refreshments and a full bar hosted in a smaller barn with numerous high top tables perfect for catching up with family and friends. As a mix of Modern Country Cocktail Hour music filled the air, many guests explored the expansive grounds. The guests delighted in offering treats to the horses. These treats were thoughtfully made available by the Sylvanside Farm hosts.

  One of the highlights for me of any wedding celebration are the welcoming remarks often made by the parents or the bride and groom. The guests seem to enjoy these and the toasts as well. During them you can see guests hanging on every word and can hear a pin drop.

Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn
Sylvanside Farm Barn

  I learned thru the toasts and remarks that we celebrated with not only guests who came from across the United States. One couple I spent time with traveled from Spokane Washington, others came from California. Others made the trip from Europe to this small town in Northern Virginia to celebrate this magnificent wedding celebration with Kaitlin & Paul.

  The dance floor was opened immediately as the last notes of the Mother & Son Dance faded out. And when I say “opened”, I mean it opened! Our newlywed’s friends and family came to “celebrate good times” and stayed on the dance floor the entire night enjoying a mixture of Top 40, R & B, Hip-Hop, and a few Latin beats thrown in. The party was so good that everything planned after was pushed back so that the party could keep raging!

I had John DJ and MC our wedding and reception. The set up was wonderful and included the uplighting package.
The music was great to keep the party going and the guests all danced and enjoyed themselves.

Thank you so much John!
— The Knot
Sylvanside Farm Barn

  This wedding was an incredible celebration and we are so lucky that we get to share moments like this with such fantastic people!

  We offer DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients and couples in Harrisburg PA – Lancaster PA - Frederick MD and all points in between.