Twelfth Annual Best of Weddings Awards, from the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Wilmington, Delaware/April 18, 2018— Wired Up Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. This is the 2nd year Wired Up Entertainment has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“We love performing for our newlywed couples, so it is a great honor that they have chosen Wired Up Entertainment as one of the best dj services in Delaware.” Joe Zahn, Owner & Founder, Wired Up Entertainment.

As the number one online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content--and a little love--to make planning for the most important day of a person's life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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About Wired Up Entertainment
Wired Up Entertainment is a Wilmington, DE based entertainment & production company which hosts weddings, mitzvahs, proms, and corporate events. Wired Up Entertainment was founded in 2010 and provides audio/visual production, entertainment, multi media, MC/DJ, and photo booth services.

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation's leading online wedding brand and app that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that's uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life's biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Best Wedding DJ in Delaware – WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards®

Voted Best Wedding DJ in Delaware

We are amazed, honored, thrilled, grateful—whew! we’re running out of adjectives!—to announce that Wired Up Entertainment, for the 8th year in a row, has been named Best Wedding DJ by WeddingWire for 2018!

WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.

WeddingWire is the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, but these are the Couples’ Choice Awards, so it’s our incredible newlyweds who have really given us this award. Without all of you, we couldn’t be doing what we love: making your special day one-of-a-kind and celebrating with you. Thank you all for taking the time to review us on WeddingWire and share your experience with other newlyweds.

Here’s to another great year!

It is amazing at how quickly Uplighting is becoming a “must have” item at Weddings.

No, it doesn’t surprise me that discerning brides are wanting this after all, when done correctly, it adds more “pizazz” than perhaps any other single decoration you can do. That said, as a wedding vendor who does this on a regular basis, I’d like to share a few bits of wisdom that will help you with your own Uplighting.

Every venue nowadays offers an uplighting package. But what are you really getting out of this lighting package?

Know the difference between a proper uplighting display verses a disappointing, underwhelming presentation. WATCH THIS VIDEO before you get swindled!


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Incorporate Virtual Reality into your next event.

Virtual reality (VR) is the hottest technology on the market. Everywhere you turn people are talking about virtual reality and how much fun it is to experience. With all the buzz surrounding virtual reality, now is the time to bring it to your next event. This unique experience fits well with companies, organizations, and families that want their event guests to have a fun time, create lasting memories, and rave about their event afterwards.

Guests will be able to engage in total 360-degree, 3D visuals, binaural sound that reacts to your head movements, and gesture-based controllers that know the difference between a thumbs-up and a trigger finger. Say whaaaaat?!


Check out this video on our new virtual reality rentals.

Wired Up Entertainment is the 1st Delaware-based entertainment company to offer virtual reality rentals for your next event.

Call 302.563.9092 for booking details.

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If you are interested in a photo booth rental for your event, consider the advantages they offer. Clients have learned that our booths provide benefits that go well past the initial snap that is required to take a picture. When you have a photo booth at you’re event, you’re taking the pleasure of excitement and memories to the forefront. Here are some of the benefits to having a photo booth at your next event.

Great for Large Events

A photo booth rental is the perfect opportunity to get everyone involved. Regardless of how many people are going to be at the event, the photo booth is a draw for the young and old. Everyone will get a chance to capture pictures and memories during the party, wedding, or other event.

A Gift For Guests

Whether you are getting married, graduating or hosting a company party, a photo print out is the perfect takeaway/gift for your guests. You can even customize your photo strip to say, “Thank for coming”. Guests love to take these mementos home to proudly display them on a refrigerator and even frame them.

Perfect Advertising Tool

A photo booth can be the perfect advertising tool for your business. Photos can be posted to your company Facebook page and photo strips can be customized to showcase your logo and even say “Visit our website at…”. Who doesn’t love to see people having fun at a company event or promotional event.

Select Your Favorite Photo Strip Template

Wired Up Entertainment offers many 2×6 and 4×6 photo strip templates. We also have an in-house graphic designer that can customize a photo strip specific to your event details. We are here to help you bring your ideas to life!

Select from many of our photo booth options HERE.


Looking to book an Acoustic Guitarist in Delaware? Joe Daphne is perfect for your next event. If you’re looking for the perfect entertainment during your ceremony, cocktail hour or dining hour, Joe is a great choice. Call 302.563.9092 for booking details.




From the classic and romantic to contemporary and cool, we rounded up the best first-dance songs from our real weddings!

Your first dance as a married couple is a uniquely intimate moment during an otherwise public day. While your friends and family will watch you and your new spouse sway softly, the two of you will be the only ones on the dance floor. Without a doubt it’s one of the most intimate, joyous moments of your wedding day, and the first opportunity you both have to savor your newly-minted status as husband and wife.

For some couples, selecting a meaningful, expressive first dance song is the easiest part of their wedding-planning process. It’s the soundtrack of their relationship, the song playing in the background of their first kiss, or the lyrics that blared at a busy restaurant on their first date. For others, the decision is not so simple. Whether you have opposing musical tastes or just can’t settle on one song that defines you as a couple, we’re here to help.

We found 15 song selections from past weddings we have performed that are sure to inspire you for your foray on the dance floor.

  1. “She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel
  2. “So Happy Together” by The Turtles
  3. “Take Care” by Beach House
  4. “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison
  5. “Feel So Close to You Right Now” by Calvin Harris
  6. “Let My Love Open The Door” by Pete Townsend
  7. “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison
  8. “In a Little While” by U2
  9. “At Last” by Etta James
  10. “Kiss to Build a Dream On” by Louis Armstrong
  11. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
  12. “Shameless” by Garth Brooks
  13. “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Frank Sinatra
  14. “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band
  15. “All For You” by Sister Hazel

Whether you choose to dance to something timeless or something much more current, the most important detail is that the song feels right for you as a couple.




A big part of wedding planning is choosing the music – especially the songs you’re going to dance to with the main men in your life. Your first dance choice probably came easily, maybe it’s the first song you and your beau bonded over or one by an artist you both love.

But what tune can you dance to with the man who has been there for you since the beginning? What song can possibly be special enough for your dad? In no particular order, here is a list of song ideas to get you started.

  1. I Loved Her First – Heartland
  2. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  3. Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith
  4. In My Life – Beatles
  5. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  6. Walk With You – Edwin McCain
  7. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  8. Daughters – John Mayer
  9. Best Day – Taylor Swift
  10. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion



An in-person meeting with a handful of potential DJs is the best way to really figure out whom to hire. Start with this list of important questions and don’t make a decision until you get an answer for each.

  1. How would you describe your style?
  2. Can we come take a quick peek at a wedding you’re working?
  3. Can you play the songs that are important to us, such as a traditional Jewish hora tune or a favorite pop hit?
  4. Who will do the setup?
  5. What do you typically wear?
  6. How many hours are included in the package?
  7. How do you handle song requests?
  8. How many weddings do you typically do in a year?
  9. What’s your sick-day policy?
  10. Do you have liability insurance?
  11. What’s your backup plan if there’s an equipment malfunction?
  12. How do you motivate a shy crowd to dance?

Call Wired Up Entertainment at 302.563.9092 and we’ll be happy to answer all of these questions personally.




Julia and Penelope are the best of friends. Like totally BFFs. Julia, feeling the frustration and stress from wedding planning calls her Bestie for guidance and suggestions. Luckily, Penelope has the perfect solution. Wired up entertainment!