Outline of a Typical Wedding
of the biggest parts your DJ can play at your wedding is that of
“Coordinator”. In this role, we will effortlessly assure that
all aspects of your wedding run smoothly, from the bridal march,
to the final dance of the evening and everything in between.
Your DJ will coordinate with your officiate, your caterers, your
photographer, videographers, and most importantly, YOU. There is
no reason why your reception must run in this sequence; we have
provided this outline of a typical schedule as a guide. Feel
free to embrace the following in its entirety, or rearrange to
suit your taste.
When providing sound for your ceremony, (if at a separate
location or not in the same room) we use a completely separate
sound system and allow you the use of 3 wireless microphones. 2
lapel mics that clip on the collar, (1 for your officiate and 1
for the groom); as well as a wireless hand held for any
readings. Pre ceremony music begins 20 to 30 minutes prior to
the scheduled start time of your wedding and music selections
are discussed during consults with your DJ regarding ceremony
and reception. After the recessional is played, your DJ will
begin to play music for guests at the reception and at this
point you and the bridal party and family will be preparing for
pictures, while your guests are entertained.
Background music for the reception is typically jazz, with
volume being kept to a minimum, but still enjoyable, as guests
await your arrival, enjoying cocktails and conversation. Time
spent with your photographer is often upwards of 45 minutes and
once pictures are completed, introductions begin.
As you prepare to be announced, (you will have selected a song
for your grand entrance) your DJ asks all guests to be seated
and come to attention. Introductions will start with parents if
they are included, if not, we begin with the littlest members of
your bridal party, followed by your attendants, best man and
maid or matron honor and finally the bride and groom! Once
inside, may we suggest you grab a drink and relax (believe us,
you’ll be ready), as we are a few moments away from lunch or
service is sit-down, your DJ asks everyone to take his or her
seat and service begins. If it’s buffet style, the bride and
groom are invited through first, followed by the bridal party,
family and guests. Since you are the first served, generally,
you’re first to be done, and at this point you can go table to
table and mingle with your guests, as they are still eating, or
your photographer will take you to capture a few private moments
together outside. Upon your return, you can continue mingling
and announcements are made that we are a few moments away from
We will give you at least 10 minutes notice of the toast and
coordinate with the staff to arrange the pour. In the event that
staff is unavailable, the groomsmen are suitable replacements,
and in this instance we will help with the pour or distribution
of toasting beverage. A wireless microphone is provided, and the
toast is done at either the head or cake tables, depending on
the photographer’s preference and number of people toasting.
Once completed, we prepare for the cake cutting.
We will coordinate with the staff to arrange service and
assistance for your cake cutting and invite your guests to move
in for a closer view as you make the first cut together. As cake
is served, we announce your first dance.
As you take the floor, your DJ asks everyone to take his or her
seat and the dance begins. Once completed, the formal dances
continue with father/daughter, mother/son, parents dance and in
closing, your bridal party dance. Halfway through the bridal
party dance, friends and family are invited to join you, and the
party begins. General dancing continues for about 20 minutes or
more and we break for the garter/bouquet and/or money dances.
Depending on your preference, your DJ will interact with the
crowd, teaching the electric slide, hokey pokey etc. Requests
are accepted and played upon DJ discretion and approval from
bride and groom if needed.
As we mentioned above, all receptions differ, as do the groups
we entertain. Please use this outline as a guide for planning
your special day and personalize it to best suit your needs.
Please feel free to contact us with your ideas and questions, as
we’re here to make your wedding dreams all you expected them to
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