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Big Day Entertainment, Video & Photography

Pittsburgh , PA
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2549 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 US (map)

PHONE

412-566-2900

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ABOUT US

Big day Entertainment is located in the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Big Day has grown into the largest entertainment service in the tri-state area, and are one of the... Read more
Big day Entertainment is located in the Strip District in Pittsburgh. Big Day has grown into the largest entertainment service in the tri-state area, and are one of the largestentertainment and photography services.

Big Day currently represents over 80 of the area`s finest videographers, photographers and entertainers and we do hundreds of weddings and other special events each year! Combine that with the convenience of the expanded list of weddingprofessionals in the wedding center and you really owe it to yourself to check the Big Day Wedding center out.

Every day brides walk through the door of the Big Day Wedding & Event Center raving about the convenience and accessibility of our business. Today, we continue to be one of the Pittsburgh area`s top wedding & event businesses, as we proudly offer a wide range of professional entertainment, video and photography services that can be tailored to each customers needs and budget.

Email or call us at bigdayent@aol.com or 412-566-2900 for more information! Read less
Band , DJ , Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Big Day Entertainment is the way to go if you want a reliable DJ!!! They give you videos of DJs in your price range and you just pick the one you want! If something happens on the big day and the DJ can't make it, they will send another one to you! Our DJ Sean Russell was amazing, all of our guests never stopped dancing until the very end!!!!
Big Day Entertainment is the way to go if you want a reliable DJ!!! They give you videos of DJs in your price range and Read more...
Big Day Entertainment is the way to go if you want a reliable DJ!!! They give you videos of DJs in your price range and you just pick the one you want! If something happens on the big day and the DJ can't make it, they will send another one to you! Our DJ Sean Russell was amazing, all of our guests never stopped dancing until the very end!!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Allison
Wedding:
6/28/2014
3.2/5.0
Disappointed Bride

My husband and I were initially impressed with DJ Dale Allen. He had a jovial personality that was apparent in all of his e-mails, texts, and especially meeting him in person. We very much enjoyed our “consultation” with him weeks before our wedding and appreciated his upbeat positivity. We provided him with phonetic pronunciations of the bridal party/family members, we made a list of “must play” and “do not play” songs and we felt confident that he would maintain a good pace of the wedding throughout the night.

Cut to our wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, overall I will look back on this day with a full heart and fond memories of loving family, a beautiful ceremony and overall a magical night…but I cannot stress enough how very disappointed I was with DJ Dale Allen’s performance and delivery the night of the wedding.

1) He mispronounced the Groom’s grandparents’ and cousin’s last names
2) He played the wrong song for the bridal party entrance when we specifically provided him with the song title “Bring ‘Em Out”
3) He did not bring with him the original copy that we provided listing our dozen + “must play” songs and our 6(ish) “do not play” songs – he instead had a sheet printed out where he typed only SOME of the song names from our original document that we hand wrote (joke’s sort of on us – we should have had it in writing via e-mail and not handwritten)
4) He played one of the do not play songs, and when the brother of the groom approached him (which, in fairness, was more than likely done in a state of inebriation) DJ Dale Allen sought out THE BRIDE of all people to express how hurt he was by that not-so-nice brother

I can understand being upset by a guest under the influence but to drag the bride away from her out –of-town guests?...that most certainly wasn’t the right call.

My advice to the DJ: play the correct bridal party entrance song for other couples, and don’t address concerns with the bride the night of the wedding.
Disappointed Bride

My husband and I were initially impressed with DJ Dale Allen. He had a jovial personality Read more...
Disappointed Bride

My husband and I were initially impressed with DJ Dale Allen. He had a jovial personality that was apparent in all of his e-mails, texts, and especially meeting him in person. We very much enjoyed our “consultation” with him weeks before our wedding and appreciated his upbeat positivity. We provided him with phonetic pronunciations of the bridal party/family members, we made a list of “must play” and “do not play” songs and we felt confident that he would maintain a good pace of the wedding throughout the night.

Cut to our wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, overall I will look back on this day with a full heart and fond memories of loving family, a beautiful ceremony and overall a magical night…but I cannot stress enough how very disappointed I was with DJ Dale Allen’s performance and delivery the night of the wedding.

1) He mispronounced the Groom’s grandparents’ and cousin’s last names
2) He played the wrong song for the bridal party entrance when we specifically provided him with the song title “Bring ‘Em Out”
3) He did not bring with him the original copy that we provided listing our dozen + “must play” songs and our 6(ish) “do not play” songs – he instead had a sheet printed out where he typed only SOME of the song names from our original document that we hand wrote (joke’s sort of on us – we should have had it in writing via e-mail and not handwritten)
4) He played one of the do not play songs, and when the brother of the groom approached him (which, in fairness, was more than likely done in a state of inebriation) DJ Dale Allen sought out THE BRIDE of all people to express how hurt he was by that not-so-nice brother

I can understand being upset by a guest under the influence but to drag the bride away from her out –of-town guests?...that most certainly wasn’t the right call.

My advice to the DJ: play the correct bridal party entrance song for other couples, and don’t address concerns with the bride the night of the wedding. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Abbie
Wedding:
9/7/2013
3.4/5.0
We hired DJ Bryan Brunsell for our September 7th wedding. I gave him a list of songs per his request which would outline the first dances etc. I don't know if he lost the list, but the song for our cake cutting was wrong. I also quite specifically told him I enjoy country music but my fiance HATED it, so as a compromise ONLY play it during dinner no matter what people request. There were like 5 slow country songs playing in a row. Nobody was dancing. Also, I told him for the first dances, MAKE SURE we are on the dance floor already because the songs start immediately with no intro. Once again, this didn't happen. Also it really upset me that he cut our dances short. This happened with my husband and I, my father and I & my husband and his mother yet he played the 7 minute version of the Cha Cha slide. Our songs were all less than 3 minutes for a reason, and I really didn't want them cut short.

He did sing and play acoustic guitar for our cocktail hour though, and everybody said what a wonderful job he did. He was extremely polite though. Lots of mistakes, but he did a decent enough job.
We hired DJ Bryan Brunsell for our September 7th wedding. I gave him a list of songs per his request which would outline Read more...
We hired DJ Bryan Brunsell for our September 7th wedding. I gave him a list of songs per his request which would outline the first dances etc. I don't know if he lost the list, but the song for our cake cutting was wrong. I also quite specifically told him I enjoy country music but my fiance HATED it, so as a compromise ONLY play it during dinner no matter what people request. There were like 5 slow country songs playing in a row. Nobody was dancing. Also, I told him for the first dances, MAKE SURE we are on the dance floor already because the songs start immediately with no intro. Once again, this didn't happen. Also it really upset me that he cut our dances short. This happened with my husband and I, my father and I & my husband and his mother yet he played the 7 minute version of the Cha Cha slide. Our songs were all less than 3 minutes for a reason, and I really didn't want them cut short.

He did sing and play acoustic guitar for our cocktail hour though, and everybody said what a wonderful job he did. He was extremely polite though. Lots of mistakes, but he did a decent enough job. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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brittany21
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Kim from Big Day was one of the first vendors I spoke with when starting to plan our wedding. I wasn't planning to have a videographer at that time, but Kim still helped me and answered general questions that I had. Well, 2 weeks before the wedding, I decided we did need a videographer. I called Kim and she set it up immediately. KIM is fantastic!

Aaron our videographer was very good. At times, we didn't even know he was there. We were very happy with the end result and are grateful to always have that video to cherish.
Kim from Big Day was one of the first vendors I spoke with when starting to plan our wedding. I wasn't planning to have a Read more...
Kim from Big Day was one of the first vendors I spoke with when starting to plan our wedding. I wasn't planning to have a videographer at that time, but Kim still helped me and answered general questions that I had. Well, 2 weeks before the wedding, I decided we did need a videographer. I called Kim and she set it up immediately. KIM is fantastic!

Aaron our videographer was very good. At times, we didn't even know he was there. We were very happy with the end result and are grateful to always have that video to cherish. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband picked out the videographer to record the ceremony and then to do guest interviews at the reception.

We had Jordon. He did a great job, he checked in with us during the reception to see if there was anyone we wanted to be sure we got which I really thought was just great! He was polite and funny. A pleasure to have around on our day.
My husband picked out the videographer to record the ceremony and then to do guest interviews at the reception.
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My husband picked out the videographer to record the ceremony and then to do guest interviews at the reception.

We had Jordon. He did a great job, he checked in with us during the reception to see if there was anyone we wanted to be sure we got which I really thought was just great! He was polite and funny. A pleasure to have around on our day. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Mindy
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
I only used Big Day's DJ services. We went with DJ Dale Alan and he was PERFECT!!! So professional, easy to work with, considerate to me and my husband taking all his cues from us, and so much fun! We got sooo many compliments on the music and he took requests no problem!
I only used Big Day's DJ services. We went with DJ Dale Alan and he was PERFECT!!! So professional, easy to work with, Read more...
I only used Big Day's DJ services. We went with DJ Dale Alan and he was PERFECT!!! So professional, easy to work with, considerate to me and my husband taking all his cues from us, and so much fun! We got sooo many compliments on the music and he took requests no problem! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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dina
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Big Day Entertainment was great. We booked our photographer late because we originally were not going to use one. We had no problem finding one with big day. They gave us a list of the available photographers and where we could view samples of their work online. We chose Dino Bovo. He was very professional but also laid back which made everyone feel very comfortable. He got every shot that we wanted plus a ton more. Every moment that we want to remember is forever captured in photos and that is exactly what I wanted.
Big Day Entertainment was great. We booked our photographer late because we originally were not going to use one. We had Read more...
Big Day Entertainment was great. We booked our photographer late because we originally were not going to use one. We had no problem finding one with big day. They gave us a list of the available photographers and where we could view samples of their work online. We chose Dino Bovo. He was very professional but also laid back which made everyone feel very comfortable. He got every shot that we wanted plus a ton more. Every moment that we want to remember is forever captured in photos and that is exactly what I wanted. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
We booked a DJ through Big Day and were satisfied with how the night turned out. There wasn't much that could have gone wrong because we were required to fill out an information packet that had us list every song, dance, announcement we wanted. However, they are a pretty outdated company. We were reluctant to book with them after only watching a few videos and not being able to talk to any of the entertainers because the videos were from so long ago. I wish we could have met with them before but talking on the phone was better than nothing. Overall, the night went well but I would still be wary of booking without seeing newer material for the other entertainers.
We booked a DJ through Big Day and were satisfied with how the night turned out. There wasn't much that could have gone Read more...
We booked a DJ through Big Day and were satisfied with how the night turned out. There wasn't much that could have gone wrong because we were required to fill out an information packet that had us list every song, dance, announcement we wanted. However, they are a pretty outdated company. We were reluctant to book with them after only watching a few videos and not being able to talk to any of the entertainers because the videos were from so long ago. I wish we could have met with them before but talking on the phone was better than nothing. Overall, the night went well but I would still be wary of booking without seeing newer material for the other entertainers. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
I had Big Day provide music for my ceremony and also a DJ for my reception. From the get-go, I was always in contact with a different person. One day one person was emailing me and the next day it was someone else saying that they hadn't received required paperwork etc. I felt bounced around and never knew who to contact with issues.
A trio was to provide the ceremony music, although it didn't appear to be the same 3 people featured as the trio on their website. While the music was nice, they played the wrong songs for the processional.
Despite all of that, I would definitely recommend DJ Kevin Howard for any piano music (cocktail hour) or reception music. He was wonderful and did exactly what we wanted and was so flexible. I can't say enough positive things about Kevin. He guided the reception without being intrusive or obnoxious, as I've seen some DJs do. He was a perfectly classy and fun DJ and I would definitely recommend him or use him again for any type of party.
I had Big Day provide music for my ceremony and also a DJ for my reception. From the get-go, I was always in contact with Read more...
I had Big Day provide music for my ceremony and also a DJ for my reception. From the get-go, I was always in contact with a different person. One day one person was emailing me and the next day it was someone else saying that they hadn't received required paperwork etc. I felt bounced around and never knew who to contact with issues.
A trio was to provide the ceremony music, although it didn't appear to be the same 3 people featured as the trio on their website. While the music was nice, they played the wrong songs for the processional.
Despite all of that, I would definitely recommend DJ Kevin Howard for any piano music (cocktail hour) or reception music. He was wonderful and did exactly what we wanted and was so flexible. I can't say enough positive things about Kevin. He guided the reception without being intrusive or obnoxious, as I've seen some DJs do. He was a perfectly classy and fun DJ and I would definitely recommend him or use him again for any type of party. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ

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