At TDE, not only do we strive for outstanding service quality, but we understand affordability plays an important role in a wedding as well. It feels magnificent to know when our customers are joyful with both our quality and price!
Feedback on Yelp, from Jess (San Bruno):
On the day of the wedding, TDE arrived on time had everything set-up exactly as we wanted. We almost did not include lighting in our wedding reception but now that we look back at how beautiful the ballroom looked we’re so glad that we did. TDE has very reasonable prices (probably the most affordable in the SF Peninsula), great customer service, and dependable quality of work. We would definitely work with them again and highly recommend them. Thank you TDE staff for making our wedding day that much more special!

Ballroom Before 

 Ballroom with Moderate Enhancement
Ballroom transformation by TDE


Bay Area Wedding Planners Discuss 10 Sweet Things to Do on the Big Day

Whether you’re the bride or the groom, this is the time to show your fiancé(e) how much you value the relationship. Regardless of how you choose to show your affection, you need to be at the top of your game to make every single moment memorable. Here are 10 ways to blow them away on the wedding day!

1. A handwritten letter from your heart

You can give your best man, flower girl, or ring bearer a heartfelt note to take to your partner. Ensure that you’ve made it clear to him or her just how much you value your relationship. In the letter, let him or her know that you’re excited about spending forever together, and that you appreciate that he or she came into your life.

2. Engrave your fiancé’s band or a ring with a sweet message

You can engrave a memorable or thoughtful quote that will put a smile on his face. You can get some ideas from the internet and have an artistic person engrave it in style. If you are the groom, you can find some short, sweet sentence, phrase or quote and have an artist engrave it perfectly on her ring (if it’s wide enough to have engraved).

3. Plan some alone time after the vows

As mentioned earlier, your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event, so you probably want to maximize the fun (who doesn’t?!). For example, if your wedding is taking place near a historic site or body of water, you can organize a short, but romantic tour. For example, surprise him or her with a horse ride after the vows. If your wedding is taking place near the ocean or river, you can surprise her with a romantic boat ride.

4. Give him the foods he craves for

Believe it or not, men enjoy eating their favorite foods all the time, and your wedding is not an exception. For instance, if he is fond of pizza, you might want to send one to him and his groomsmen while they’re getting ready for the ceremony.

5. Unique gift

By the time you’re tying the knot, you should at least have a clue of a gift your fiancee always dreamed of. But this doesn’t mean that he or she can’t buy it. Maybe, he or she is just holding off on getting it. This is an opportunity to remind him or her that you care. Find him or her a gift that he or she has been wanting for some time.

6. Breakfast in bed the next morning

How does it feel waking up together in bed as a wife and a husband for the first time? Believe it or not, guys love this. So, do away with everything that might make you busy the day after your wedding, and spend more time in bed together. If you’re staying at a hotel on your wedding night, ask room service to deliver a breakfast feast the next morning. You can even take it a step further and give them a sweet note, or token of your affection, that can be delivered with your breakfast.


7. Dancing

Dancing together at the wedding is one of the most romantic events of the evening. Sadly, it might not be one of your hidden talents. Tame your anxiety about dancing by taking secretive lessons leading up to the big day. Then, when the time comes, unleash your killer moves on the dance floor. Let the wedding planner or MC (Master of Ceremonies) know about this early enough to plan it into the schedule. Believe, me, if she’s never seen you dance before (or knows you don’t like dancing) she’ll love you even more. You can also request the wedding dj to organize her favorite songs into your surprise.

8. Show that you appreciate his or her culture

Some weddings endure conflicts between opposing cultures of the guests and family members. When you’re getting married, your fiancé(e) needs to know that you appreciate their culture. Try conveying this by dressing the same way that their culture dresses traditionally. The in-laws will be just as thrilled when they see you during the wedding.

9. An artistic portrait session

Portrait sessions should be incorporated in your wedding day plans since they’re the best way to re-live the day in years to come. You need great photos that you’ll want to take a look at every time either of you think about the wedding day. Some couples admit that they don’t enjoy looking at their wedding photos because they didn’t choose quality wedding photographers, or dislike the way their photos turned out. Don’t let this happen to you!

10. Keep the honeymoon destination under wraps

Nothing completes a wedding like a honeymoon, but most couples plan this vacation together and leave no room for surprises. If you really want to wow her, decide on a geographic area together, then keep the rest of the details (location, hotel, excursions) a surprise. Remember to give her a couple of clues so that she pack accordingly.

Let TDE Wedding Help with the Planning and Execution

The engagement ring is just the beginning of the excitement. It’s the planning and execution of the wedding that allows the magic happen. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a lot to make it memorable and exciting. The Day Entertainment’s one-stop wedding services can bring all of your hopes and dreams for your big day to life. Give TDE Wedding a call today at 415-813-8900 or contact us online via our contact form.

Photo Booths Are Taking Over Modern Weddings

Everyone wants their wedding day to be special. For a wedding planner, making sure that couples are satisfied with their wedding fuels the need to be creative and plan something new and different every time. A recent trend that has taken the market by storm is the photo booth rentals trend.

Wedding photography is one of the most crucial parts of a wedding since photographs capture the memories of that day, and can be kept with the couples forever. Therefore, this innovative new method of making the event memorable for not just the couple, but also the guests invited. Photo booths are taking San Francisco wedding planners by storm and here are a few reasons why.

Following the Selfie Trend

Photo booths enable guests and hosts to take pictures of themselves exactly how they want to. Following the tremendously popular “Selfie” trend, these photos are also a form of selfies whereby people can see themselves before taking the pictures. This means that they don’t have to worry about their appearance since the camera acts as a mirror for them to prepare for the pictures before the photo is taken. These ‘selfies’ are a fun way to capture all types of unique and creative poses and props, and makes their pictures more casual and friendly, rather than standing straight and tall in front of the photographer for stiff or forced pictures. The element of a candid photo also comes across in these pictures, making them appear more natural and playful.

Conversation Starters

When friends or family gather to have their pictures taken in photo booths, it makes for a fun conversation starter where they assess and evaluate each other’s props or poses and discuss the pictures once they receive them moments later. We all know how awkward weddings can be when everything is planned meticulously to the point that engaging in small talk seems to become extremely difficult for the guests. Yet photo booths are an entertaining way to socialize and get to know other guests you may not have spoken with otherwise.

Getting Instant Results

Guests often have to wait for days or weeks before they can see how the wedding photographer’s pictures turned out, hoping that photos of them at the wedding become part of the couple’s album. It’s can also be a tedious task for newlyweds who have to go through thousands of photographs before carefully selecting the best ones to put in their albums. After that, the layouts, sizes and order also have to be decided. With the photo booth, the guests and hosts are able to get their pictures and instantly grab their photos then and there. The photographs also make great wedding favors, and are the best way for guests to cherish the moments of that special day.

Embellishment Ideas

The new “Calligraphy booths” are also trending, where artists are hired to write phrases or messages for guests on their favors. This idea can be easily incorporated into the photo booth pictures, guests can take home pictures customized with small messages or phrases by the bride and groom.

Bay Area Wedding Photography and Photo Booth Rentals are a Click Away

If the idea of having a photo booth added to your wedding photography package, contact the team at TDE Wedding today! We have years of experience in the wedding planning business and our clients and their guests love when photo booths are at their weddings. Give us a call today at (415) 813-8900 or contact us online via our contact form here.

Bay Area Wedding DJ Rounds Up the Top First Dance Songs

The ceremony is over. You’ve had your first kiss as spouses, and now it’s time for your first dance. Everyone watches you glide across the floor to a song you’ve chosen… but what will it be? The first dance song should reflect your relationship and the way you feel about each other. It will set the tone for the whole evening, and get the guests up and out of their seats, and in the mood for a night out on the dance floor.

Stuck? No need to reinvent the wheel. Our San Francisco wedding DJ team rounded up some classic first dance songs for you and your fiancé to consider:

Classic First Dance Songs

At Last – Etta James
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
It Had to Be You – Frank Sinatra
That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

Recent Hits

All of Me – John Legend
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Make You Feel My Love – Adele version
Everything – Michael Buble
I Found You – Alabama Shakes
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Take Me the Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
When You Say Nothing at All – Alison Krauss
Amazed – Lonestar
Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Steady as We Go – Dave Matthews Band

Something Different

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
In My Life – The Beatles
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Never My Love – the Associations
Rose of My Heart – Johnny and June Cash
You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Looking for a DJ or MC for your San Francisco Wedding?

Let TDE Wedding help make your first dance memorable with our amazing Bay Area wedding DJs and event sound services. With the assistance of our wedding planners, the ceremony of your dreams will be followed by a party people will talk about for years to come. Call us today at (415) 813-8900 to schedule a consultation with our wedding planning team.

Bay Area Wedding Planners Discuss Chinese Wedding Day Traditions
Chinese Wedding Day Service Bay Area

Preparing for your wedding is an exciting time. If you wish to honor your Chinese heritage and integrate traditions into your Bay Area ceremony, TDE Wedding can help you with Chinese wedding day services. While many ancient traditions may no longer be followed, here are a few.

The Ceremony

Traditional Chinese wedding planners might adopt or suggest some or all of the following rituals:

  • The groom is led to the bride’s home, often carrying a child to represent the children they will have. There he encounters his fiancé’s bridesmaids who haggle with the groom and demand that he perform tricks and give them money until they are satisfied.
  • The couple travels to the groom’s house with her feet never touching the ground. There she must step over a saddle or lit stove to enter the home.
  • The couple stands at the family altar, where they honor heaven and earth, the family ancestors, and the kitchen god, Tsao-Chün.
  • They offer tea to the groom’s parents. Each cup contains either two lotus seeds or two red dates.
  • The bride and groom bow to each other to complete the ceremony.

The Reception/Banquet

In ancient China, the banquet was more important than the actual wedding ceremony, as it publicly declared the couple had married. A whole fish is served to guests, because the word for fish sounds like the word for plenty, and this ritual serves as a way to wish the couple abundance in their marriage. Sweet lotus seeds are served as dessert to symbolize the couple’s wish for children.

Contact the Chinese Wedding Planners at The Day Entertainment

TDE Wedding strives to create each couple’s perfect ceremony and reception. If you need a Bay Area Chinese wedding MC or DJ, or more comprehensive help with your event, we can accommodate you and keep your guests thoroughly entertained. Contact us today through our online contact form, or give us a call at (415) 813-8900, and we’ll help make your wedding dreams a reality.

Do I Need Both an Emcee and a DJ for My Wedding?

You’re planning the perfect wedding, reception and all the details they entail. The time has come to make a decision regarding the music. Do you just need a DJ, or should you hire an emcee as well? Both perform different services and, like you and your fiancée, they work best together.

The DJ’s Role

A great wedding DJ uses music to create the mood you want and to keep the party going. Their job is to address the sound and entertainment needs of the reception, play requests and keep the dance floor active.

The Emcee’s Role

There are many moments during the reception that will need attention and direction. A wedding emcee manages these activities, making sure that everything goes smoothly, including but not limited to these moments:

  • Keeping a rundown for the evening and ensuring activities happen on time
  • Leading guests in any games the couple has planned
  • Introducing the Wedding Party
  • Introducing Key Toasts (Best Man, Maid of Honor)
  • Notification of the Cake Cutting
  • Notification of the First Dance
  • Notification of the Father/Bride and Mother/Groom Dance
  • Notification of the Departure of the Bride and Groom

A wedding emcee engages the crowd, keeps everyone informed of what is happening next, and works with the DJ to keep the atmosphere elevated.

Do You Need Both?

That depends on your needs and expectations. Party DJs are rarely a good choice for a reception, because they aren’t experienced with managing emcee tasks. Skilled wedding DJs can often handle both functions, but performing the emcee duties distracts from their other responsibilities. An emcee alone is never a good option unless you have a karaoke-themed reception. A DJ and emcee is a great combination that takes all of the worry off your shoulders.

Contact Us Today for Your Event Sound Services or Wedding Planning Needs

The Day Entertainment understands the important roles of the DJ and the emcee and the positive contribution they make to your wedding reception. In addition to our event sound services, we have an experienced MC/DJ team that will keep your reception moving at an appropriate pace while keeping everyone happy and entertained. Contact us online today to schedule your event, and let us help you bring your wedding dreams to life!