DJ/MC: John Wells, Director of The Event Connection, recommends that you hire your DJ/MC twelve to eighteen months prior to your wedding. He also adds, be sure to work with a professional wedding MC (Master of Cerimonies), someone who can help guide you through your reception. Another way to express yourself, through your entertainment, is to choose from a variety of entertainment packages that include everything; from props, lighting effects, guest interaction, or even a classic approach.

Photography: Richard Coury, voted "Best of the knot" 3 years running, photogrpaher of the Event Connection says it is important to book early and view photo galleries. You want to get a good feel for the photographer as you will be working with them all day. Bring samples of work you like and ask plenty of questions. Most importantly, hire professionals.

Justice of the Peace: Honorable Rev. John L. Wells Jr. suggests hiring your Justice of the Peace or minister approximately six to twelve months in advance, depending on the date of your wedding. He also urges couples to reserve their ceremony location as soon as they pick their wedding date.

Artist: Erin Crowley, Owner of Crowley Art Studio. A Live Event Artist is a wonderful way to capture your wedding celebration or special event on canvas. Your wedding/event guests will love to watch as the painting unfolds. You will have an exquisite heirloom to cherish forever. Make your special day more memorable with a Live Wedding Painter!

Jewelry: George Nasr, Owner of Nasr Jewelers in the Hanover Mall , suggests that you order your wedding bands two to three months before the wedding. For special orders or custom-made pieces, order three to four months prior to your wedding.

Florist: Judy Duffy, Owner of Judy's Village Flowers , recommends setting guest tables with a combination of centerpieces of varying heights. For example: using both shorter and taller centerpieces on every other table. Some tables with regular height centerpieces interspersed with topiaries on other tables. She also recommends meeting with your florist 6-9 months prior to your wedding to be educated in regards to seasonal flowers and arrangment styles.

Video: Lori Murphy, Director of The Event Connection's Video Division, suggests you obtain your video services twelve to eighteen months before the wedding. Lori also recommends a Photo Montage/Engagement Short Film as a creative way to set your wedding apart. Either one or both can be shown at your wedding reception, and they can be a great way to have your guests share in your wedding experience.

Cake: George Montilio, of Montilio's Bakery, recommends setting up a tasting and ordering your wedding cake three to six months in advance. Montilio's of Boston is a premier bakery and cake shop, it is a combination of family history, European traditions, and a desire to create the best. For more than 50 years, Montilio's has provided world-class wedding cakes as well as the pastries you request daily! The European recipes for French and Italian cakes and pastries were an instant success when introduced to Quincy, Massachusetts. We deliver to many areas throughout New England.

Make-up: Christine Gallagher, Owner of Pink Cherry Make-Up, suggests booking your make-up artist for yourself as well as your bridal party, one to three months in advance. The bride should schedule her testing two weeks to a month prior to the wedding.

Wedding Dresses: Located in the Dedham Plaza, Alfred Angelo suggests ordering your dress eight to twelve months in advance to allow enough time for delivery and proper alterations. Alferd Angelo also offers a wide variety of Bridesmaids and Mothers of the bride dresses.

Livery: Greg Marcus, Owner of A-1 Chauffeur Connection, recommends booking your limousine six to twelve months in advance. He also recommends booking any special transportation, i.e. antique car or trolley, six to twelve months in advance (all are available through A-1 Chauffeur Connection).
Also "Above all Transportation" of Stoughton. The Event Connection says "they are one of the finest available in the Massachusetts area."

Hotel and Function Rooms: Ask for Courtney, Julie or Tanera at Christinas Function Facility in Foxboro, MA. Book your event 12-16 Months in advance and ask about Friday and Sunday Specials. Esther of Lantanas in Randolph reccommends that you should always check out the function hall the same time of year as your event to ensure you know exactly what it will be like for your special occassion. Also ask to personalize your experience and ask about Friday and Sunday Specials Nine to Twelve months in advance.

MOST IMPORTANTLY: Make sure you mention "Uncle Richie" sent you from The Event Connection.

Group Packages

The Event Connection has a vast variety of group packages that range from as little as a DJ for a night to a Full Spectrum Wedding with DJ, Photography, Videography, Catering and Uplighting services. Since we have so many customizable packages we will need to hear what you want to give you the best deal available. Please feel free to give us a call, our friendly staff will be more than willing to take care of you.


500 North Main Street - Suite D
Randolph, Ma 02368
Tel: 781-535-8095


DJ / Entertainment
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Justice of the Peace