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Straight Talk: Vendor Meals

Posted on August 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Straight Talk: Vendor Meals
By DJ Stephanie Stardust / Royal Beats DJ Services


Not too long ago, I posted on Facebook about how frustrating it is when you are working a wedding as a vendor and you are fed last. I was met with many responses from other professionals from differe...

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Importance of Choosing the Proper Wedding Venue

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (5)




Connecticut definitely has no shortage of beautiful Beaches, Mansions, Castles, Hotels, Barns and other more traditional venues to host your wedding. You can see the potential for yourself at each venue, but what aren't they telling you? I've had the pleasure of working at many of these places over the past several years and I have some inside i...

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This IS my Full-Time Job :)

Posted on June 9, 2018 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I often get asked if I have a regular job. "No, this is it, this IS my full-time job." :D It seems that most people are surprised by my response judging from their reaction. Truth is, I have been happily self-employed for almost 10 years and at times it has been a struggle but no question it's been a blessing!

I spent 7 of  the past 9 years working as a karaoke hostess which meant many late nights at the ba...

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The Art and Etiquette of Hiring a Wedding DJ

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Karen Thomas Etiquette says, " I had the honor to sit with CT’s Premiere DJ Stephanie Rivkin... We discussed the Art & Etiquette of hiring a DJ..."

How to Hire the Best Wedding DJ for You!

When hiring a DJ Service for your special day you may find it hard to narrow down the overwhelming selection of mostly male Djs. If you ask your friends and family, they will each have t...

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KARAOKE is not FREE/Tipping your Bartender

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello Friends,

Here are Some Things I'd like you to know about KARAOKE NIGHTS.

1. ) Karaoke seems free when you walk into a bar and don't have to pay a cover charge but here's how it works.... The bar pays the DJ with the money they make when YOU come to karaoke to sing and have a good time/buy food & drinks. If you don't spend any money - the bar loses out when they have to pay me for entertaining you. If the bar loses too much money they no longer employ me to entertain...

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How to Help a DJ

Posted on April 29, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (3)

How to Help Your DJ Friend, by Stephanie Rivkin

We love it when friends offer to help us unload/load or even set up our equipment; but that doesn't mean that we actually want you to touch our stuff. There are a number of reasons I've discovered over the years that you can best help your DJ friend by doing only what they ask of you or nothing at all. Please take this in the politest way possible!!!

1. Accidentally damaging my personal/business belongings

Example #1. my...

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