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Wedding Wire “Couples’ Choice” Award 2017

What a fantastic way to start off this year’s wedding season. Bob Raina’s Disc Jockey Service received Wedding Wire’s “Couples Choice Award” for 2017!!! Once again, I would like to thank all of my past clients for the great reviews. It is very rewarding to be recognized two years in a row!!! I am happy to know that I was able to contribute to your special day. Continue reading Wedding Wire “Couples’ Choice” Award 2017

Western MA Uplighting Services

I am sure by now that most couples have experienced a wedding reception with the inviting glow of uplighting. Uplighting has been around for years, accenting the stages of famous entertainers throughout the world. With new technology, the mobile DJ entertainment industry is able to utilize this amazing feature, bringing new life to reception halls across the country. I have to admit, like all new technology, I am hesitant to go out and purchase the newest product before it is tested and deemed reliable. I need to be assured that the product will work efficiently and all of the bugs are worked out. Well, here we are… Bob Raina’s Disc Jockey service is proud to announce our new uplighting package!!!

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Outdoor Wedding Tips!

The popularity of outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions are certainly on the rise. Couples are choosing lush gardens, mountain top views and the diversity of their own home grounds as the setting for their big day. When choosing an outdoor venue, it pays to have a good understanding of what is needed to host an elegant and unique affair. Here are a few tips to help you along when planning your outdoor wedding extravaganza. Continue reading Outdoor Wedding Tips!

Wedding Wire “Couples’ Choice” Award 2016

Welcome 2016! Spring is in the air… well, not really. Who would have thought that February would kick off my spring fever and offer up some 50/60 degree days? Bob Raina’s Disc Jockey service is in full force, answering phone calls and returning emails to some really outstanding prospective clients. The 2016 and 2017 wedding seasons are shaping up to be great! Now with the bridal shows behind me, I can focus on all of the great couples that I am incredibly happy to be working with this year. Continue reading Wedding Wire “Couples’ Choice” Award 2016

…Before Social Media

… Before Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest… it is amazing to think how far social media has come in such a short period of time. It is easier than ever for a business to put themselves in front of thousands of potential customers with a click of a mouse or a few simple posts. It cannot be easy for a new bride and groom to make a decision on who to contact. In fact, I believe, it must be quite overwhelming. The days of selecting a service amongst a half dozen professionals is a thing of the past. There are now hundreds of companies advertising and promoting their services, claiming to be the very best of what the industry has to offer. How do you narrow down your search and put yourself in a position to choose a true industry professional? How do you read between the lines and find the companies that actually can back up their credentials? Dig a bit deeper and research their business before social media! Continue reading …Before Social Media

Personalize your day with music!

Planning a wedding reception is a meticulous task. Taking the time to personalize your day will give you the opportunity to express your individuality. There are many decisions that will need to be made. The season in which you plan your event, the location, the menu, cake, flowers… In essence, your reception should be an event that highlights everything that is you. Why not take things a step further and accent your plans by including some special music to match.

Brianna and Kurtis really created a “Wow” factor with the help of The Society Room of Hartford. This was truly an incredible backdrop for their indoor ceremony and reception. As stunning as their setting was, I believe it was their untraditional music selections which really made the ambiance remarkable. The mother of the bride was brilliant in requesting a special Disney instrumental piece as a prelude to the start of the processional (Brianna’s favorite song as a little girl). To take things a step further, the processional and recessional music was an amazing selection of pop tracks to give the mood a more modern feel. As you can see in the video posted below, Myers Video Productions was able to capture this extraordinary event! Great job to everyone involved!

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A Great Wedding Reception

Looking back on my 25 years as a professional entertainer, I think it is safe to say that I have seen a fair share of wedding receptions. I truly enjoy reminiscing over great times. As an entertainer there are special moments that will be locked away in my memory bank forever. Moments that stand out above the rest. I am often asked by clients for my opinion on what makes a wedding reception great. If I think back, I do indeed recognize a few major elements that seem to be present at every great reception. Continue reading A Great Wedding Reception

Reception Music / Creating the perfect soundtrack!

Finding the perfect mix of music for your wedding reception should be at the top of every couple’s “To-Do” list. Is there anything more memorable and exciting then dancing the night away to the great songs of past and present with family and friends? At Bob Raina’s Disc Jockey Service I work hand in hand with my clients to create an amazing soundtrack for their big day. Each event is musically constructed to their individual tastes, resulting in a party that reflects their own personalities and style. “A creative and innovative presentation for a truly original Bride and Groom.” Continue reading Reception Music / Creating the perfect soundtrack!