Wedding Receptions

Columbus Wedding DJ – Ohio DJ Service Specializing in Wedding Receptions

Your wedding day is special and deserves a personalized approach to planning.  My goal is to honor your dreams, anticipate your needs and create a memorable experience you will never forget.  I will work with you to create the picture perfect reception you have dreamed of while infusing the right blend of guest interaction and fun with the music you want.  Additionally, I would be happy to accommodate music and/or amplification for your wedding ceremony.

While entertaining at your reception, I will blend enthusiasm with attention to detail to ensure you and your guests have an experience that is deserved and expected.  I will assist you in custom tailoring your music selections and formalities and serve as your Master of Ceremonies by making all announcements and will coordinate your reception with the other pros involved in your day.

Prior to your Big Day, I will meet with you and together we will outline the agenda and set the tone for your reception.  At the conclusion of our consultation, you will know what to expect and recognize you are in very capable hands.

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Coordination of Events:  It is my personal & professional belief that all professionals retained on your behalf work collectively and in harmony to achieve a common goal of creating a professional and memorable entertainment experience and I communicate with each professional involved.

Bridal Party Grand Entrance:  The formal introduction of the bridal party generally takes place upon the arrival of the bridal party at the reception site.  Grandparents, if in attendance, are usually recognized from their seats and parents typically walk in ahead of the bridal party.  I will coordinate the grand introduction to include all members to be recognized and/or walking in.  A fun, upbeat melody generally accompanies this and my wedding reception planning tool will assist you in pulling this together.

Formal Welcome & Toasts: It is customary for parents of the bride or groom to welcome and thank guests for coming prior to dinner.  It is recommended that toasts take place just before or during the latter part of dinner.  Blessings or a prayer should be given before dinner.  I will professionally coordinate these important presentations and personally equip the speaker with a microphone.

Wedding Cake: The wedding cake may be cut following dinner, although it is sometimes cut prior to dinner so that it is ready to serve.  Cutting the cake prior to dinner is beneficial in that guests are not eating cake when it’s time to get the festivities underway.  Music generally accompanies this formality and I will assist with song recommendations and make sure your guests know when this very important formality will occur and invite them to take pictures.  I will also inform your guests as to how the cake will be served.

Formal Dances: These consist of the Bride & Groom first dance, Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances. The father of the bride and mother of the groom are usually filled with emotion on this day and I generally recommend that the bride & groom ask their parents what song they would like to dance to.  Deferring to one’s parents is a very tasteful move and one they will cherish. At the conclusion of these formal dances, I usually invite all couples in attendance to the dance floor for a slow dance to entice involvement and inclusion in the fun.

Bouquet & Garter Toss: The garter removal and toss usually occurs prior to the bouquet toss, however, the order of these events is not crucial.  If you desire to do these long-standing traditions, I will recommend some upbeat songs  sure to motivate all involved.  I will also make sure your photographer is front and center to capture the fun in a digital format.

Anniversary Dance: In recognition of the fine institution of marriage, this formality is a great way to celebrate all of your married guests in attendance.  This traditionally begins by inviting all married couples to the dance floor and first dismissing the bride & groom from the dance floor followed by dismissing guests married from one to five years and continuing in this sequence until the couple married the longest are the only remaining couple dancing.  Consequently, the result is an empty dance floor.  I recommend inviting the longest married couple to the dance floor first in an effort to fill the dance floor.  Either way, I find out in advance who has been married the longest, for how many years and give them personal recognition.

Clinking of Glasses: If you desire to hear your guests clink their glasses throughout the evening, I will gladly accommodate this tradition.  In lieu of this, I recommend that if your guests desire to see the bride & groom kiss, guests must rise as an individual or as a table and serenade the bride & groom with a song of their choosing.  The only stipulation is that their chosen song must contain the word “LOVE”.

One Sweet Kiss: This may be coordinated with the clinking of glasses and/or serenading of the bride & groom to make them kiss.  In advance of the reception, the bride & groom will identify some fun-loving couples who will be in attendance.  Each time the bride & groom kiss, I will announce one of these fun-loving couples who will be asked to give a personal demonstration as to how a married couple properly kisses.

Dollar Dance: This time honored formality affords guests the opportunity to have some 1:1 time with the bride & groom on the dance floor and I will invite the Maid of Honor and Best Man to assist in the collection of money.  Given the number of guests in attendance, this formality can sometimes take a long time, leaving less time for upbeat dancing.  In lieu of the Dollar Dance, I sometimes suggest a Dollar Dash.  If a couple opts for the Dash, I usually play”Moneymaker” (Ludacris) or “Money” (Pink Floyd).  This is a competition between the bridesmaids and groomsmen whereby they compete to see who can collect the most money.  I usually spin the song for 3 minutes  and at the conclusion of the song, whoever loses may have to perform the chicken dance.

 

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Columbus OH Wedding DJ providing disc jockey entertainment and services in Central Ohio since 1997 specializing in wedding reception music and parties.