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The Philosophy of Eric Herod, Wedding Entertainment Director®

Since beginning my journey as an entrepreneur back in 2006, I have learned a great deal in understanding my role as the Master of Ceremonies for weddings. I have learned how to engage guests at a wedding reception using humor and emotion, how to be the host by...

Why Being a WED Guild® Member Makes a Difference for Your Wedding

“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. In November of 2012, I was recognized by my peers as the newest member of the WED Guild®. What is the...

Fredericksburg, VA Wedding Reception Venue Wrap-Up

Having had the pleasure of serving as a Wedding Entertainment Director® in Virginia since 2008, I have seen a lot of wedding ceremony and wedding reception venues around the Fredericksburg area (my home). Here is a wrap up of some of venues in the area with some...
Looking back at 2018

Looking back at 2018

So, 2018 was one of the toughest years of my life. It was a story of two halves. The first half was a celebration of going full time in the industry that had been calling me for years, and plugging away, checking off tasks, and moving forward. Then, April 28th came....

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Wedding Reception Trends that ALWAYS Work

Wedding Reception Trends that ALWAYS Work

Ok, so most articles that begin with wedding reception trends will give you ideas that are currently in fad or are at the boiling point, ready to breach the surface of “everyone’s doing it.”  If you are looking for that kind of article here... Well, not so fast. Let’s...

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So, 2018 was one of the toughest years of my life. It was a story of two halves. The first half was a celebration of going full time in the industry that had been calling me for years, and plugging away, checking off tasks, and moving forward. Then, April 28th came. My oldest daughter, Emily, who had seen her sister battle Type 1 Diabetes for 6 years, lay in a hospital bed, with a near-fatal blood sugar fighting to stay awake enough to inject herself with a needle. That week was rough, to say the least. Many tears, lots of heartaches, and even more worry added to the revelation that we had two T1D girls who did nothing to deserve such a diagnosis. The year went on, and frankly, I struggled to stay focused many days. I love what I do. I love being a part of weddings and celebrations, but the day to day, get tasks done was a challenge. As a family, we all lost some of our energy and faith in thinking "everything was in God's plan," but I pushed forward and gave everything I had left in me from May on and as that New Year countdown came in a crazy fun wedding down in Charles City, VA, I was exhausted.

Today, Eric Herod Entertainment received a Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award for 2019. This is the 8th time receiving such an award and honestly, I haven't paid one cent into Wedding Wire. Perhaps I should in order to compete with everyone else, but the satisfaction that comes from a couple's review saying how much their guests will remember about their wedding, sharing how much they loved their love story, how their wedding exceeded their expectations, and even how much they enjoyed seeing me do the Wobble gives me solace in times that I struggle day to day.

This may be one of the most honest, open, and candid FB posts that I have ever done, and in the last several months since April 28th, I didn't want to post much.

But to my past couples whom I consider family and friends, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Some of you have pulled me through some tough days and you may not have even realized it, yet I appreciate every single one of you.

(And I wish the badge didn't come out so friggin' huge in the post.) 😉
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Just a reminder that I am DJing Throwback Thursdays at Club Heaven and Hell DC every Thursday night. 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today all in the mix plus 3 hours of drink specials!
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Eric Herod Entertainment
Wedding friends and DJs, come join us next week!
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Come out and join me in as I turn Thursday into a Night to Go Out.

8PM to 11:00 Every Thursday

Club Heaven and Hell DC in the heart of the Adams Morgan district

2327 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Throwback Tunes from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s

Happy Hour starts at 7:00PM and lasts until 10:00PM.

$3 shots and $4 rail/domestics
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I'll be spinning at 1831 Bar & Lounge this Saturday night from 11PM-2AM for anyone who wants to hang at this cool DC night spot.

https://www.1831dc.com/
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Locked in a DJ gig at a club in DC! Opening night is Wednesday, May 30th. Want to go? Let me know. Send more details when I have them.

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