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Big Day Entertainment, Video & Photography

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

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412-566-2900

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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

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Lauren
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Big Day for our bagpiper, strings, and for the band at the reception. They were amazing!
The piper was fantastic, the string gorgeous. We selected very nontraditional music for the strings, and they sounded beautiful!!!
Finesse was awesome. Everyone was on the dance floor all night, there was never a lull.
I cannot recommend them highly enough!!!
We used Big Day for our bagpiper, strings, and for the band at the reception. They were amazing!
The piper was Read more...
We used Big Day for our bagpiper, strings, and for the band at the reception. They were amazing!
The piper was fantastic, the string gorgeous. We selected very nontraditional music for the strings, and they sounded beautiful!!!
Finesse was awesome. Everyone was on the dance floor all night, there was never a lull.
I cannot recommend them highly enough!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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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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Leah
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have the services of DJ Kevin Howard. He was very professional; arriving early to set up, checking with our entire wedding party to make sure he had the correct name pronunciations and hitting all of the right cues to keep the reception events moving along. He was completely open and encouraging to our musical suggestions and played nearly every song from our extensive list. He kept the dance floor packed all night and played just the right mix to keep both younger and older guests dancing. He also is not the type of DJ to draw attention to himself. He was straight forward and sincere with all of his announcement and never felt the need to interject in between songs. DJ Kevin was a genuine pleasure to work with and helped turn our reception into a fun and memorable party.
We were lucky enough to have the services of DJ Kevin Howard. He was very professional; arriving early to set up, checking Read more...
We were lucky enough to have the services of DJ Kevin Howard. He was very professional; arriving early to set up, checking with our entire wedding party to make sure he had the correct name pronunciations and hitting all of the right cues to keep the reception events moving along. He was completely open and encouraging to our musical suggestions and played nearly every song from our extensive list. He kept the dance floor packed all night and played just the right mix to keep both younger and older guests dancing. He also is not the type of DJ to draw attention to himself. He was straight forward and sincere with all of his announcement and never felt the need to interject in between songs. DJ Kevin was a genuine pleasure to work with and helped turn our reception into a fun and memorable party. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.1/5.0
First and foremost I would like to say that my ACTUAL DJ, Joel Lindsey, was amazing! Not only did he DJ during the reception, but he played the guitar and sang during my ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. His voice is amazing and he is very talented. When I actually got to meet with Joel and go over everything, he really did a great job organizing and remembering all the details. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. I would not recommend going through Big Day Entertainment to book him. I did not have a good experience with the main lady. She was very unorganized and lied to me about things. I don't feel that any of my money should have went to her. It should have all gone to Joel but unfortunately I booked him through them. If you decide to go with Joel, please look him up and contact him outside of Big Day.
First and foremost I would like to say that my ACTUAL DJ, Joel Lindsey, was amazing! Not only did he DJ during the Read more...
First and foremost I would like to say that my ACTUAL DJ, Joel Lindsey, was amazing! Not only did he DJ during the reception, but he played the guitar and sang during my ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. His voice is amazing and he is very talented. When I actually got to meet with Joel and go over everything, he really did a great job organizing and remembering all the details. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. I would not recommend going through Big Day Entertainment to book him. I did not have a good experience with the main lady. She was very unorganized and lied to me about things. I don't feel that any of my money should have went to her. It should have all gone to Joel but unfortunately I booked him through them. If you decide to go with Joel, please look him up and contact him outside of Big Day. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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DIANE.. MOTHER OF THE BRIDE....
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Jason Hitt was awesome.....Just the right person for my Daughter & her Husband...They hit it off at a bridal show and requested that he do their wedding and He did....Everyone at the wedding LOVED him...he played exactly the right music as we danced the night away....
Jason Hitt was awesome.....Just the right person for my Daughter & her Husband...They hit it off at a bridal show and Read more...
Jason Hitt was awesome.....Just the right person for my Daughter & her Husband...They hit it off at a bridal show and requested that he do their wedding and He did....Everyone at the wedding LOVED him...he played exactly the right music as we danced the night away.... Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We had DJ Kevin and he was great! Very professional, dressed nicely, played the songs we requested, kept everyone dancing all night long (both older and younger crowds), and got all of our introductions and announcements correct. He played the keyboard before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour which was nice and different from many other DJs. Kevin was very friendly, always smiling, and took requests. Everyone really liked him, and I would definitely recommend him.
We had DJ Kevin and he was great! Very professional, dressed nicely, played the songs we requested, kept everyone dancing Read more...
We had DJ Kevin and he was great! Very professional, dressed nicely, played the songs we requested, kept everyone dancing all night long (both older and younger crowds), and got all of our introductions and announcements correct. He played the keyboard before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour which was nice and different from many other DJs. Kevin was very friendly, always smiling, and took requests. Everyone really liked him, and I would definitely recommend him. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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