Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Disc Jockeys And Your Wedding/Reception

"They'll Forget the Food, but They'll Remember the Fun!!"

All the planning is now behind you. Youíve made the walk down the aisle, youíve proclaimed your love, exchanged glistening gold wedding bands... Congratulations, you are now Man and Wife!! Now itís time to relax, unwind and forget all the stress, and letís celebrate your day with family and friends!

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  1. Things To Expect.....
  2. Why use a DJ instead of Live Music?
  3. Who Coordinates The Reception?
  4. The Right Music....
  5. Proper Planning....
  6. Enjoy Yourself....

 

Things to Expect....

First, your photographer may want to take a few more pictures at the church, or function hall.  You should allow for 3-5 minutes for each person being photographed.  If you have 12 people in the Wedding Party, including the Bride and Groom, then it will probably take 35 - 60 minutes for pictures.

Next, itís off to be greeted by all who have come together for your wedding day.  Donít be surprised to receive an enthusiastic congratulations as your Disc Jockey / Master of Ceremonies welcomes you... They are about to have the pleasure of announcing your Grand Entrance, one of the things we enjoy the most!!  And for the next few hours, it will be their job to lead the festivities, play the music that is important to you and your guests, and keep the reception running smoothly.  Music is in fact, one of the most important and memorable parts of a reception. Weeks or months later,  reception guests seldom remember the meal, but always remember if the entertainers have done a great job!!

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Why use a DJ instead of live music?

Many people ask "Why use a DJ instead of live Music?" here are just a few reasons:
In short, a Disc Jockey provides you with the widest range of quality sound and music for a bargain price and they don't take breaks every hour!

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Who Coordinates The Reception?

The main reason wedding couples choose a Disc Jockey, is the selection of music can span across a wide variety of ages and tastes. Your Disc Jockey will also act as Master of Ceremonies, to help maintain the proper flow during the reception. Your Disc Jockey coordinates with your photographer, to ensure you get the best photos for your wedding album; They coordinate with your function facility, to ensure everyone involved with your function knows exactly what is happening at all times.  So while you may be thinking of a Disc Jockey just for the music, it is important to consult with them a few weeks before your wedding day, to discuss the desired order of events.  The toast, cutting of the wedding cake, and the bouquet and garter toss are just a few.  As your Disc Jockey will be introducing you and your wedding party, it is important they know the pronunciation of all the names.  Your Disc Jockey will usually ask for the phonetic spelling of any challenging names.
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The Right Music...

Having a Disc Jockey you can trust to handle all the important details, and be your master of ceremonies is very important. Where your Disc Jockey should really shine, is knowing what music will entertain your guests, and get them out to the dance floor. As a general rule, the guests will not dance until after the Bride and Groom have had their first dance. This may be followed immediately by any other special dances you choose, such as the bride and her father and groom and his mother, etc... In most cases your Disc Jockey will kick off the dance portion of your reception after the special dances. Your Disc Jockeys should also introduce themselves to your guests, and assure them they will be more than happy to accept any danceable requests. This brings your guests up to the dance floor, so they donít begin to feel left out.
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Proper Planning...

Proper planning for your wedding day should include giving your Disc Jockey a guideline of the types of music (Dance, Country, Oldies) that you would like to be played. This does not mean that you need to pick each and every song. Remember, that's why you are hiring a professional in the first place. Keep in mind that you would like all your guests to be satisfied, so be sure to tell your Disc Jockey the age ranges of your guests. Also let your Disc Jockey know of any specific songs, or artistís you are fond of to be sure they have them on hand.
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Enjoy Yourself!!

Remember.... Your wedding day is a time to celebrate.... So relax, dance, and enjoy yourself!! Your Disc Jockeys are professionals, and should ensure all these details are completed long before your special day.

I hope this brief summary has helped guide you in choosing your entertainment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime...