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Wedding Tips

Thanks for bringing me on to be a part of your wedding! You and your guests are going to have a blast. I've DJed hundreds of weddings and in my experience, the couples who followed these tips had the best time. If you have any questions, or want to chat about any of these, just email me.

  1. The best way to get your guests on the dance floor is for you to be on the dance floor! Your guests want to be with you. So if you are outside all night, they will be too. But if you are dancing, they will join you.

  2. Please consider hiring a planner or day-of coordinator. You will enjoy your wedding more. Your planning will be easier. You will have peace of mind.

  3. If there are older guests, try not to seat them close to or right in front of the speakers.

  4. Please consider an "unplugged ceremony." Your photos will look better without showing 10 people holding their phone up for a photo. And have your officiant mention it at the beginning of the ceremony.

  5. Please don't put the DJ in an obscure location or corner. I should be easily visible and near the dance floor so I can get a feel for the crowd.

  6. If you get a photo booth, please put it in the main room where the DJ is. You want to keep people near the dance floor. This goes for a bar too.

  7. If you have dance floor lighting, keep in mind that darker is better. If dimming overhead lights/sconces is possible, you will get a better effect from the lights.

  8. When picking songs for your event, take into account not only your taste, but your guests' taste as well.

  9. Many of my couples are music lovers and know exactly what to put on their music worksheet. But while others don't have strong opinions about music, they still think they have to write something - they don't. It's fine to leave it blank and I'll choose songs that will have your guests dancing all night.

  10. In my experience, no more than four 5-minute toasts during dinner work great.

  11. I recommend the first dance is done right after the introduction (if you have one) and that the parent dances are shortened.

  12. If you plan on "bustling" your dress before dancing, get a video of how to do it from your dress shop or person. Brides have missed the first 20 minutes of dancing trying to bustle.

  13. One song for each ceremony processional (or for both) is enough. A large processional with a wedding party, flower children, etc takes about three minutes. One person walking down the aisle takes about thirty seconds.

  14. Some couples choose  songs to be played at their ceremony or reception that are only available on YouTube. The sound quality of songs downloaded from YouTube often is below-average or poor.

  15. If you are having an outdoor ceremony I suggest using a wired mic. Wireless mics are on the same frequency as many other things so interference is common outside. I can set up a mic stand (which most officiants prefer), so no one will see the wire.

  16. On your wedding day, if anything seems off, or if there is anything you would like to change, tell me!! There is nothing I want more at that moment than for you and your guests to have a good time. And besides, happy clients are good for business. Let's do this!! 

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