|HERE IS THE FORMAT I USE FOR MOST OF MY RECEPTIONS....
1) Playing instrumental music, while your guests
arrive, so they can mix and mingle.
2) Announcing of the Bridal Party, at the Grand Entrance.
3) Playing soothing instrumental music before dinner.
4)Cutting of the cake (which can sometimes be a messy, small food fight), so your
guests can have cake with their dinner and you're not stuck with a lot to take home.
5) Dinner prayer given by your Minister, or Grandparent.
6) I'll then release the Bride and Groom, as well as the rest of the Bridal Party and
the parents of the Bride and Groom, for the dinner line and release other tables of
guests, as needed.
7) Relaxing instrumental music, during dinner, so your guests can chat easily!
After all...that's the great thing about your wedding...it's a large family reunion and
people need time to catch up on things, before the party gets started.
8) Next comes the Best Man and Maid of Honor Toast,
a time for your closest friends to possibly embarrass you.
9) Then it's time to pick things up a bit, with the throwing of the bouquet. Women
can get pretty aggressive going after that bouquet!!
10) Now it's his turn with the garter toss.
A time to show off those lovely legs and to see how long his arms are.
11) Next up is dancing to the songs you've chosen for
a) The bride and groom dance.
b) The father and bride dance.
c) The mother and groom dance.
d) The bridal party dance.
12) Then it's your chance to recoup some of your expenses for your big wedding,
with the dollar dance, as well as a chance to have some close conversations with
your guests. Sometimes it's fun to see if the bride or the groom collects the most
money! As an extra incentive for your guests to dance, you can offer them a shot
of alcohol, or a Jell-O shot, when they pay their dollar.
Some couples are now doing a DASH FOR CASH instead, of the dollar dance!
13) Then there's the anniversary dance, where all married couples come to the
dance floor for some slow dancing and the D.J. asks couples married less then 5
years to leave the floor, then 10 years and etc... to see who the final couple on the
dance floor is and find out how long they've been married! A record for you to
14) Then it's time to, get the party kicking with all those dance favorites that
people of all ages can dance to at once, like the Electric Slide, the Cha Cha Slide,
the Cupid Shuffle, the Macarena, the Cleveland Shuffle, the Hokey Pokey, the
Chicken Dance, Y.M.C.A., the Locomotion, the Twist, some Swing Music, some
Blue Grass, even some Polkas and, depending on your guests liveliness and time
available, I might have them up for a Limbo Contest or a Hula Hoop Contest. I'll
also be playing all those classic rock, country, motown and current R&B music, all
edited with clean lyrics, so that your grandparents and kids aren't offended.
|Weddings are my Specialty!
|*** SOME HELPFUL ADVICE ***
It's a good idea, if possible, to have as many pictures as possible taken
before the actual wedding. This will allow you to get to the reception
hall earlier so that your guests aren't left waiting on your arrival, for
over a hour. This will allow for more dancing party music,at your
reception, and less instrumental music!
|A Special Note to Brides
Fiesta gives you a decent haircut at a good price.
For your Wedding Day, you will go to a "SALON."
Flowers, from the supermarket, are inexpensive and convenient.
For your Wedding Day, you will hire a "FLORAL DESIGNER."
Your car is very reliable and gets you where you need to go.
For your Wedding Day, you probably will hire a LIMO AND DRIVER.
Inexpensive, disposable cameras take decent pictures.
For your Wedding Day, you will hire a "WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER."
For a backyard barbecue, just about any DJ will do.
For your Wedding Day, you want to hire the best DJ possible, who will help you
plan, coordinate, and manage the most important day of your life, you need
"A FIRST CLASS D.J. SERVICE."
This graph below illustrates where most of the Wedding costs are. As you can
the Disc Jockey only accounts for approximately 2% of the total budget.
Crap, why can't I be worth more than cake??
|I'll be coordinating all the events at your reception, as well as being
the Master of Ceremonies so things will run smoothly and quickly and
once the wedding formalities are done, you and your guests can enjoy
the party. Just remember to relax and enjoy the night and let all the
professionals that you hired: D.J., Catering & Photographer do the
work, after all, that's what you're paying them for!