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The Mix: Make an Entrance at your Wedding Reception!

Posted on October 1st, 2011 by annalemberger
The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

This is your moment. You’ve finally made it down the aisle and are ready to present yourselves as a married couple for the first time. Whether you choose a quiet entrance or extravagant fanfare, make it one that is memorable, special and most of all unique to you.

Bride & Groom Entrance

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Part 3: Working with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 24th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

The Mix Headphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newlywed and former DJ Jeff brings you his final list of do’s and don’ts when hiring and working with your wedding DJ.

DO– offer the DJ a meal. If your reception has a dinner provided, and the DJ will either be playing music or setting up during dinner, it is courteous to offer them a meal, provided it does not interfere with their duties.

DON’T– get the DJ drunk. Most professional DJs will limit their intake or simply not drink while on the job, but sometimes guests will offer drinks in exchange for requests. Be wary of your crazy uncle or mischievous bridesmaid spending too much time at the DJ booth.

DO– request the songs you want to hear weeks before the wedding. Not all DJs will have all the songs you want to hear. Most DJs will work in one particular medium (CD, MP3, vinyl) and some non-traditional requests may be difficult to come by on short notice.

DON’T– surprise your DJ with music you brought from home. It is fine if you pre-arrange with your DJ that you will be bringing a special song, but a surprise takeover of their playlist may not go over well with them or your guests.

Post a comment and share your own DJ, reception or wedding music suggestions and experiences!

Check it out:

  • To read Jeff’s other tips for working with a DJ, visit our Mix series. Party with Black Wedding Invitation
  • Wedding Museum gives its list of 14 greatest wedding hip hop songs.
  • Use these elegant and fun invitations to get your guests in the party mood!

Working with Your Wedding DJ: Part 2

Posted on September 16th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

Headphones The Wedding Music Mix

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our guest blogger, DJ, and recent newlywed Jeff brings you more do’s and don’ts when working with your DJ and planning your wedding reception. Use these tips to keep the music flowing, the guests dancing, and Grandma Agnes at the front of the conga line.  Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts: How to Work with Your Wedding DJ

Posted on September 12th, 2011 by annalemberger

The Mix: Our blog series on everything from signature cocktails to DJ playlists.

Wedding Music Mix Tape

Having been to several, very different weddings lately, I’ve come to realize how important the music is to the wedding reception. The DJ and music selection can either keep guests dancing all night long or drive them to sneak out early. I recently talked with Jeff, a friend, newly-wed and former DJ who was more than happy to share a few do’s and don’ts when working with your DJ. Here’s what he had to say.  Read more »

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