Being a Wedding DJ and MC, I love to go to weddings…I may have been stating the obvious there. But it’s true! I’m lucky enough to do what I love for a living, and helping people make their wedding day perfect is what I love.
My friends and family have gotten tired of hearing me talk about the weddings I’ve attended all day, so I’ve decided to start writing “Real Couples” posts for the blog. These posts are basically where I get to talk about some of the amazing couples I’ve worked with—and hey, maybe hearing about their weddings will give you some ideas for yours. It’s a win-win.
My most recent couple was Ally and Andrew. They got married on April 7th, and I was lucky enough to be the MC and DJ for this amazing event. The ceremony and reception space was at The Croft Downtown, a beautiful venue with an outdoor area and lots of room for dancing. There was a photo booth with silly props and white drapes on the walls. The décor, along with fun touches, such as the photo booth, made the event both elegant and entertaining.
The food was delicious—of course—and provided by Tom & Lin Catering (TLC). The photographer was Monique Hessler, who did a great job as well. In fact, I have Monique to thank for my new Facebook profile picture.
This is where I come in. As a Master of Ceremonies (MC), it’s my job to interact with all the guests and keep the reception moving along. There can be a lot of events planned during a reception (first dances, speeches, dancing, ect.), so it’s important stay on track. I also ask as the spokesperson for the couple.
As a DJ, my job is to keep the dance floor full.
My first job, however, is to get to know the couple. Before I so much as play one song, I need to get to know my couple. This is how I personalize a wedding, and make their vision reality. As any good wedding DJ & MC would do, I ask in-depth questions to get to know their likes and dislikes, so that their wedding day is perfect.
I need to know if they love or hate any genre of music. I need to know how to handle song requests. And I need to know if they want specific songs played at specific times. The most integral part of my job is to build a strong relationship with my client. While their wedding day will be one of the most amazing days of their lives, it will also be the most stressful. It’s my job to shoulder some of that stress, something I can only do by learning what they want.
I had such a great time working with Ally and Andrew. We had many face-to-face meetings and telephone calls in order to ensure that their wedding day went off without a hitch. Together we planned a special Bridal Party introduction, and discussed what type of music they wanted to get people on the dance floor. In the end, it was a fun and amazing event, hopefully one they’ll remember for the rest of their lives!
PC: All photos in this post were shot by Monique Hessler Weddings.
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