I’ve been fortunate to be a part of hundreds of weddings over the past 25 years. While I’ve focused on exceeding the expectations of my clients, I’m still amazed that I get asked this one question: “Can I see you perform at another wedding?”
Just as no two pairs of newlyweds are the same, no two weddings are the same. Each wedding is a unique affair with its own style and feel. As a Bride or Groom you will have a vision of how you want your special day to be. Some weddings are extravagant formal affairs with individual place settings identifying each guest by name, others are extremely casual affairs where the happy couple are wearing their best jeans and shirt gathering in someone’s back yard with whomever shows up for free food and drink. Most are somewhere in between. Every wedding can be considered the “perfect wedding” because it’s perfect for that bride and that groom.
I would ask you to consider this. You show up to watch your potential DJ at someone else’s wedding wearing a “Sunday Best” outfit only to find that the dress code for the occasion is Jeans and Polos. Or, you could find just the opposite, you’re “underdressed” for the occasion when you arrive. Either way, you will feel out of place. You may end up being that “Elephant In The Room.”
For this example, I am going to assume that, as an outside observer, you will not stay the duration of the evening, but plan to spend half an hour quietly on the edge of the event. Unfortunately, this is really an unfair snapshot of the event. Think of it this way… if you were to walk into a movie that was already well underway, watch it for 30 minutes, then leave the theater, you would not understand the scope of the entire story and would draw incorrect conclusions regarding the whole movie.
At someone else’s wedding you may arrive during a time when the Bride and Groom have scheduled a receiving line and the DJ is playing soft background music, after 30 minutes you will assume that the DJ is “boring” or “quiet” and doesn’t get in front of the group and help them have an enjoyable experience.
You arrive at someone else’s wedding during a time when the Bride and Groom have scheduled a time for the DJ to entertain the large group of young children that were known in advance to be in attendance and see the “Chicken Dance,” the “Hokey Pokey” and the “Bunny Hop” being led by the DJ and assume that the DJ is immature and goofy and not the right fit for what you had envisioned for your wedding.
What you don’t see in that 30 minutes would be all the hours spent leading up to the wedding planning out the details for that one-of-a-kind occasion. The DJ, after the end of the receiving line, or after entertaining the children, coordinating the event like the director of a movie; making sure each person is in the right spot at the right time and all the supporting cast members are in their places as well. Coordinating all the activities (Cake Cutting, First Dance, Garter/Bouquet, etc.) with the Bridal Party, Photographer, Videographer, Catering Staff, as well as with the Family and Friends in attendance.
What’s also missed in that 30 minutes is watching a group of Family and Friends spend large amounts of time on a dancefloor experiencing the musical journey that is uniquely tailored to their needs and wants. The soundtrack to their experience is based on their musical likes and any requests they make throughout the evening, as well as with the planned music input from the Bride and Groom that took place during the planning sessions. Just as the Bride and Groom are unique, so is the makeup of their friends and family, creating another experience singular to those in attendance.
This is YOUR wedding, and you should have it YOUR way! An experienced and professional DJ entertainer will work with you to bring your vision and dream of the perfect wedding to life allowing you to enjoy the experience, knowing all the details as covered.
As a DJ, specializing in Utah Weddings for over 25 years, I can call myself Experienced and Professional, I take pride in exceeding the expectations of my clients and their guests and I would NEVER invite someone to one of my client’s events.