|Want to meet with the person who will make your wedding fun and
exciting?All of our clients enjoy a personal meeting with the DJ who
will attend your event. At this pre-wedding meeting, you can plan your
musical preferences, ask related questions, and talk personally with
your DJ/Master of Ceremonies. Each part of this celebration may have
a different song or type of music. Wedding receptions are attended by
people of all ages and musical taste. We play the right music for the
moment and activity. Choices may include Top 40, Popular and Line
Dance, Big Band, Rock and Roll, Disco, Alternative,Country, Motown,
R and B Rap Hip Hop, Reggae, 70's- 80’s, Classic Rock, Jazz, Ethnic,
Rap, Blues, Latin, Calypso, International Swing Cha Cha, Salsa,
Techno, or Classical. We 'read the party' and encourage requests as
the DJ brings fun and the evening activities move along. Let us
customize this wonderful celebration to fit your personality.
Wedding Time line for Ceremonies
1. We play Background music as guests arrive
2. Seating of the mothers -Choose a special song for the Moms
3. Processional: Wedding party may include Maid of Honor,
Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, and Flower Girl 4.
Bridal chorus: The Bride to be is escorted by her Father
5. Exchange of Vows: We attach a wireless mic for all to hear
6. Recessional - Bride and Groom exit for pictures by a special
Time line for Wedding Reception
1. Cocktail Hour - Prior to bride/groom arrival, the DJ/MC will receive
guests to banquet room providing pleasant music for guests.
2. Grand Entrance: Wedding party arrival and Introductions. As Master
of Ceremonies, the DJ will introduce the wedding party
3. First dance: Groom will escort the Bride to the dance floor for the
first dance of their wedding
4. Best Man toast: A wireless mic is provided at the head table for the
Best Man to deliver his toast
5. Father/Daughter dedication: Following dinner the MC invites the
Father to join the Bride on the dance floor for a dedication song
6. Mother/Son: Groom dedication dance song for the mother
7. Wedding Party Dance – Wedding party members dance for a
picture followed by a song where everybody joins the wedding party
ultimately fill the dance floor
8. Optional Money Dance: Guests contribute to the wedding couple
for a fun dance. The bridesmaids and maid of honer may join in
6. Bouquet Toss – Garter Toss
7. Cutting of the cake
8. Dance Music – Dancing
9. Last dance song of the evening – Bride & Groom send-off and
family interaction dance
As you can see, there are many events and announcement the Master
of Ceremonies must deliver to keep everything moving along. With
years of experience, entertainment expertise, and clear speaking
techniques, our DJ's will skillfully guide your entire wedding from
start to finish while you relax and enjoy this very special day.
|10 ways to Energize your Wedding Reception
Dim the lights when it's time for dancing. Soft lighting during dinner creates a more comfortable atmosphere. Dimming the lights
after dinner will motivate your guests to dance. Determine the desired lighting levels for dinner and dancing when you meet with
your reception facility's coordinator. Consider light
Don't let photographs dominate your day. Select a photographer who has the professional skill to capture your special moments
efficiently and unobtrusively. Don't be held hostage at your own reception by a photographer who will dominate your time with
lengthy photo sessions while your guests become restless. Choose a video company willing to use comfortable lighting unless
you want your guests to be squinting and covering their eyes throughout the reception.
Place your DJ next to the dance floor and avoid sharing facilities. Avoid seating guests between your DJ and the dance floor.
Placing your DJ adjacent to the dance floor maximizes your DJ's ability to control the sound and interact with the dancers. Be wary
of situations where the dance floor is in the next room or access is not convenient for your guests. Also, avoid facilities where you
must share an area with restaurant diners or other parties. Such arrangements almost always generate requests to lower the
volume, which will diminish the energy of your reception.
Make sure your DJ has a reception planning form. Traditional reception events such as the grand entrance, toast, special dances
and the bouquet/garter toss must be carefully coordinated. A professional wedding DJ should have a comprehensive reception
planning form with suggested music. If the DJ you're considering doesn't have one, find a DJ who does.
Invest quality time in planning your Grand Entrance. The Grand Entrance sets the tone and establishes the energy for the entire
reception. Work closely with your DJ and Catering Director to stage a Grand Entrance that reflects your style and personality.
Decide who will participate, where they will assemble and in what order, where they will go after being introduced. Clarify
pronunciation of names, determine appropriate introductions for blended families and, of course, select the perfect music.
Do the formal toast immediately after the Grand Entrance. At no other time during the reception will your guests be more attentive
and focused. Your DJ should provide a wireless microphone to allow the toast to be given by the best man directly from the head
table. Decide if you want others, such as parents or friends, to propose additional toasts. Let your Catering Director know when
you plan the toast to allow for timely pouring of the chosen beverage. Also, consider welcoming your guests following the toast.
Your guests are still attentive and focused on you and the microphone is available. This is an excellent but often overlooked
opportunity to share your thoughts and feelings and thank your guests for attending.
The First Dance - don't wait forever to do it and don't do it forever. One of the special moments of the reception is the bride and
groom's first dance. Having your first dance after the grand entrance, or right after dinner, is a great way to start the party. Don't
delay your first dance to visit with your guests. Doing so will deflate the energy of your reception. You've selected your favorite
ballad, but that five-minute song may seem like an eternity both to you and your guests. Have your DJ fade out the song at a
designated time if it lasts more than a few minutes. All of this applies as well to the newlyweds' dances with their parents.
Don't try to select every song your DJ will play. Choose the song for your first dance and other songs for specific reception events.
Tell your DJ what artists and styles of music to feature or avoid, but don't micro-manage your DJ's performance. A professional
wedding DJ can 'read the crowd' and knows what to play and when to play it to keep the party going. More importantly, your DJ
knows which requests clear the dance floor. You're paying for your DJ's knowledge and experience. Take advantage of it.
Consider using party props to entertain and motivate your guests. A few inflatable guitars or colorful maracas have an amazing way
of energizing your guests. Doing the YMCA with all the right hats is always a crowd pleaser and provides for great photo
opportunities. Professional DJ's can provide party props at reasonable expense.
Don't rule out the Macarena! Think twice before you reject those so-called 'cheesy' group dances like the Macarena, Chicken Dance
and YMCA. These dances may be the only opportunity some of your guests will have to get on the dance floor and have some fun.
You don't have to do the Hokey Pokey right after your first dance, but let your DJ keep all options open. These group dances are
frequently requested by your guests and often create reception highlights and priceless photos.