The 3 types of people at your wedding... & when they will probably leave.

When we sit down with couples for their planning meeting, 
we almost always go over the 3 types of the people at their event.
We do this to help them understand how important it is that
their timeline moves smoothly. We have had clients that really wanted
to mix things up & put cake cutting an hour after open dancing, or
something like that. In the end we will do what our clients want,
but there's a reason almost every timeline we create is similar in order.

Older relatives
(who are already past their bedtime once the toasts start)
Grandma has already committed to a long day, you've got a
ceremony starting mid-afternoon or later, then a 4-5 hr reception.
As much as she's having a great time, she's going to be tired & trying
to power through to see your first dance, your dance with her son. She
will probably be the first one to say goodbye once open dancing starts.

Friends & Family with young kids
(babysitter's are expensive!)
Your friends & family who have started a family recently have
already made some big sacrifices to celebrate with you. They
will most likely spend some time on the dance floor,
and then once they get a slow dance or two in with their lover,
they'll start to say their goodbyes. You might talk them in to staying
a little longer, but they've always got their kids in the back of their minds,
even if they're in the best of hands. Truth is they really just love the little
boogers & want to get back to them, after they party a little with you.

Bridal party/singles/out of towners
(they are ready to P-A-R-T-WHY? Because they gotta)
This last group is not for the faint of heart,
they've been planning to party with you for months,
some have even booked a room even though they're only
 10 minutes from home. These people will most likely be
there till the very end & then go out to a bar with you afterwards.
It's not that this group loves you anymore than the other types of
people attending your wedding, they've just been training for your
big day & want to finish strong, ha ha!

There you have it, the 3 types of people at your wedding &
when they will probably leave. Hopefully this will help you
when considering the flow of your evening, how & where to
place certain events, as to respect all of your attendees time.

Thanks for reading!



Moving... Moving On... Moving On up!

Welcome to JM Entertainment's first official blog post!


Most of our time this week has been devoted to moving all the gear from the studio & all the barrels from my mom's former spot in Fort Mitchell to the new warehouse in the great city of Ludlow, KY.  

It's been a memorable week. As my mother moves out of the spot where she started and operated the printing business with my father over 35 years ago, I recall some fond memories, like when I spent sick days in the back kitchen area or had sleepovers there when the power would go out at the house.

The print shop has been around as long as I have and, surprisingly, when my brother asked me how I felt about the move, I told him I wouldn't have much trouble letting go of the place. In fact, when I left my full-time job there in 2014 I knew I was mature enough to pursue JM Entertainment as a career. Still, I'm thankful for the flexibility my family and their business was able to give me because I know it was monumental in growing my own business to where it is today.

Moving On...

This week marks 3 years since we laid my dad to rest.  I'm not "moving on" when it comes to my father's memory, but instead of mourning his loss, I am choosing to celebrate his memory now. He passed shortly before I went full-time, but I know how proud he would have been if he could see how far I've come since leaving the print shop. 

Moving On Up!

So about that warehouse we keep talking about...

In the lovely city of Ludlow, all our A/V gear, as well as our rentable bourbon barrels now reside in a warehouse shared by some beautiful classic cars, a collection of arcade games, and last but not least, a pool table! (I suddenly feel as though I'm going to be "working" there a lot more than usual. ha ha!)

Seriously though, It will be very nice to just drive in, load up & drive right out to wherever our events might be on any given day! We also have a loading dock where any commercial trucks can come pick up our rentable items to make it that much easier!

At JM Entertainment, we can't wait to see what else might be in store for us thanks to this new location!