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Warning! Potential PA Bridal Show and Wedding Expo Scams

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Warning! Potential PA Bridal Show and Wedding Expo Scams

“Scammers set up a Web site advertising a fake bridal show and wedding expo billed as the “biggest and most extravagant” and used it to steal from thousands of brides-to-be and their vendors, who were lured by chances to win “fabulous gifts and prizes,” police and FBI experts said Monday.” The scenario is very real and is happening across the country, leaving brides stranded and without recourse. When looking at bridal shows and wedding expos, make certain to give them your due diligence to assure you are...

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Bridal Couples Names, Who’s Name Comes First?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Bridal Couples Names, Who’s Name Comes First?

Bridal Couples, Who’s Name Comes First? Typical protocol says that prior to the wedding day (on Save the Dates, Invitations, etc.) that the bride’s name precedes the groom’s. And after the wedding day (on Thank You cards, Address Labels, etc.) that the groom’s name precedes hers. OK, makes good enough sense… But what about DURING the wedding on… Welcome Bags, Programs, Favors, Guest Books, Cocktail Napkins, etc? How do you list the names? Seems like there are Two Options: Stick with the protocol above and...

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York, PA – Keystone Wounded Warriors Photo Booth

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Photo Booth Articles, Recent Events, Shining Star News | 0 comments

York, PA – Keystone Wounded Warriors Photo Booth

Shining Star Photo Booth is happy to have been part of the These Colors Don’t Run fundraising event for the Keystone Wounded Warriors Foundation.  It is our second year supporting this well deserving charity. Each year the event features an evening of fun entertainment that everyone can enjoy. This year the event was held at the Valencia Ballroom, 142 N.George St., York, Pa 17401 USA Here is a link to a story from Fox43 that highlighted the event a few days prior:...

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Barn Weddings and Rustic Weddings, it’s what’s in!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Barn Weddings and Rustic Weddings, it’s what’s in!

Central Pennsylvania Rustic Barn Wedding Venues A barn can be the perfect place for a rustic or country wedding. Today weddings in a barn are taking place all over the country and offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and unique location. Just like farm weddings, a barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding and offer endless charm. Barns for weddings and their venues can be found all over the country from Maine to California and everywhere in between....

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Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Shining Star News | 0 comments

Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge

Shining Star Photo Booth Receives Blue WeddingWire Rated™ Badge York, PA –February 12, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Shining Star Photo Booth has received the WeddingWire Rated™ Blue badge for excellence in Photo Booth Entertainment and Rentals. The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on Wedding Wire. The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories,...

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Why are engagement sessions so important?

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles | 0 comments

Why are engagement sessions so important?

Shining Star Photo Booth is happy to feature guest blogger Scott Josuweit of SMJ Photography. Visit Scott’s website at http://www.smjphotography.net Why are engagement sessions so important? Engagement sessions. Some people love them and think they’re a necessity. Others hate them and think that they’re just another way for their photographer to make a quick buck. I’ve compiled my top three reasons for why I think engagement sessions are so important to do. I hope they make your decision about engagement sessions a bit...

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Hashtag Your Wedding 101

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in All Articles, Event Articles and Ideas, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Hashtag Your Wedding 101

Creating a successful hashtag for your wedding   Starting in the 1980s, brides used disposable cameras on reception tables to allow guests to take wedding photos during the festivities. While this idea is still a popular one, the method of capturing moments has changed. Gone are the days of buying cameras and developing film; these days, advances in camera technology in smart phones have made snapping creative and candid photos easier than ever. One such advancement, Instagram, is a photography app that allows iPhone and Android users to...

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How to get a marriage license in Lancaster County PA

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

How to get a marriage license in Lancaster County PA

Not sure how to get a marriage license in Lancaster Pennsylvania? We have you covered! Shining Star Photo Booth will be adding marriage license information for all our surrounding areas!  First up – Lancaster PA! Marriage Licenses Applicants who don’t speak English may not translate for each other. A third party translator, 18 or older, must be present with valid ID at the time of application. Both parties must appear in person to apply for a license. When to Apply Both parties should be present in our office with required...

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Ways to Avoid Wedding Gift Theft at your Reception

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in All Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

Ways to Avoid Wedding Gift Theft at your Reception

Avoiding Wedding Gift Theft…   It is your big day! Smiles are glowing, music is playing, and the food is divine! The last thing on your mind should have to be theft of wedding gifts, but unfortunately a growing tactic by thieves is to target wedding receptions. Be it as wedding crashers, or impersonated vendor staff, and sometimes even vendor staff themselves, gift theft is on the rise. Even in our quaint and quiet areas of York, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania Recent statistics place 1 in every 10 weddings suffering a theft of...

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The Wedding Barn Craze – Be Cautious

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in All Articles, Local Area Articles, Weddings and Party Articles | 0 comments

The Wedding Barn Craze – Be Cautious

Are your vendors legal? With so many new upstarts of wedding barn venues, it is important for wedding couples to make sure the venue they choose is reputable and more importantly, LEGAL.  This not only goes for your venue of choice, but should apply to all of your vendors. Your caterer, your DJ, and especially your photo booth company! Not only does it protect you, by having a legally registered and compliant vendor you protect your guests as well with the services of a properly insured and professional service provider.   Judge shuts down...

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