David Hoyt Entertainment
Your Entertaining Wedding! 4 Things To Consider…
You are planning a wedding. One of the first things that should come to mind is “fun“.
Everybody wants a fun wedding. Why wouldn’t you? A wedding is a party! It’s dancing! It’s laughing! It’s crying! It’s all the great human emotions!
Now, a wedding is not entertaining and fun just because it is a wedding. It doesn’t happen just because the right music is played at the right time. It doesn’t happen just because you, your friends, and family are all in the same room….although with some of the couples I’ve entertained for it might.
Most of the time for a wedding to be truly memorable, fun, and entertaining it takes planning and execution from a professional that knows how to make it happen.
Here are 4 things I’ve learned to make your wedding entertaining for both you and your guests:
1. Timeline and Flow
A trained DJ and Master of Ceremonies (MC) will work with you and your other vendors (wedding planner, photographer, videographer, venue staff, etc) to find out your vision of the day and how you want it to look, feel, and flow.
Personally I meet with my couples and walk them through every step of the day. From how they want their guests to be greeted when they arrive at the ceremony, all the way through to the song they want played for their last dance and exit out of their reception. I then communicate those ideas to your other vendors weeks before your wedding so that any changes that need to be made can be made, and everyone is on the same page when your big day arrives!
Most venues have different ways that they can be set up. The way your reception room is set up can determine how easy it is to get people dancing and participating in the different events that happen throughout the night. Knowing how the room is set up is also important when planning out your entertainment schedule. Sometimes, something like when the cake cutting should take place can be determined by where the cake table is in the room.
I love to meet with all of my couples at their venue if possible, so that all of these things can be decided where the action is going to happen!
Who is guiding your reception?
A wedding reception is made up of many different events: The Grand Entrance, First Dance, Mother/Son Dance, Father/Daughter Dance, Dinner, Toasts, Cake Cutting, Bouquet, Garter, Dancing etc.
A trained Master of Ceremonies is going to transition from one event to the next in a way that makes it very natural for everyone involved. A true MC is going to keep your guests informed and excited about what is going to happen next. Another great bonus is that people tend to stay longer when they know that someone is guiding the party and has a plan for where it is going.
I have trained extensively to become the best Master of Ceremonies I can be. Mark and Rebecca Ferrell have trained MC’s literally all over the world. They have developed what they call The MarBecca Method of training. They conduct workshops all over the US that draw only the best of the best DJ’s. They offer three different 2 day Master of Ceremony workshops, Bronze, Silver and Gold. As of this writing I am the ONLY DJ in Arizona to have gone through all 3 workshops.
I haven’t done it to toot my own horn or for marketing purposes. I have put in the time, effort, and money to make myself better for YOU, my customer. I want to be the best, so that I can give you my best. I believe your wedding deserves it and I will continue training as long as I am doing this.
Music! As a DJ, I’m here to tell you that there is absolutely nothing better than having a dance floor full of excited and partying wedding guests! You hit that next song and a few seconds in everyone figures out what it is. A big “OHHHH!!” comes from the dance floor, and the party keeps on rocking!!
But the importance of music at your wedding goes well beyond what happens on the dance floor. What type of music do you want your guests to be hearing as they are seated for your ceremony? What type of music do you like for your cocktail hour? What about during dinner? These are three great times to put your mark on the music at the reception. It’s a time where you can play music that you love, but that doesn’t really inspire dancing.
When it comes to dancing keep in mind that people like to dance to songs they know.
A great DJ should be asking you for your input on music choices, and then honoring those requests.
These are four things that I think are important to consider when planning your entertaining wedding.
I’d love to sit down and visit with you and your fiancee’ to find out more about your elegant, fun and unique wedding.
Give me a call or text at (602) 748-8469 or email me at [email protected]