Lots of planning goes into a successful wedding reception, and at DJ DanCo., we want to help you plan and celebrate the best reception possible. In this section, I’ll offer some advice based on my experience, and hopefully, answer some of the questions you may have. Remember, these are just suggestions, and you may always plan to do your reception however you like.
Your disc jockey is a trained professional who works for you and ensures that your reception goes smoothly. He will coordinate with your photographer and other wedding professionals to keep your reception organized. Hence, things progress in a way that sets the perfect mood keeps your guests informed, and encourages dancing later on. This way, you can relax and share a fun and memorable time with your friends and family.
Although much of the planning is done in advance, communication between the client, DJ and other vendors is essential. We don’t have a rigid timeline for most of the events, but with good planning ahead of time and a little communication the night of, we can all stay on the same page.
We ask that you submit your song list and planning information to us at least a month before your date, so we have plenty of time to process it. Your DJ should contact you about ten days ahead of your date to finalize your details with you. Contact our office if you ever have any questions or have not heard from your DJ at the designated ten-day deadline.
DJ DanCo. can play the music for your ceremony if it takes place at the same location as your reception. You can pick specific songs for the pre-ceremony and ceremony music.
Your DJ will play background music as guests arrive. He can play different types of background music, in a style or multiple styles that you can choose.
Your DJ will announce the entrance of the newlyweds into the reception. He can also introduce your wedding party. You can choose a special song for your entrance.
Your DJ will play appropriate background music based on your general taste and specific selections. For however you wish your dinner music to follow, we can make it happen. Our DJs can provide music and announcements for the arrival of the bride, prayer and other introductions.
The toast, or toasts if they are to be given by multiple people, such as the best man and maid of honor, usually follow the meal, and precede the cake cutting. Your DJ will introduce the appropriate person, who will use our microphone to give the toast.
Your DJ will let the guests know you are about to cut your cake, so they can gather around. A good time to do this is immediately after the toast, so both are usually done together.
For your first dance, discuss with your DJ when you would like to time it. Some choose upon entrance, after cutting the cake or once guests have finished eating.
After the first dance, it is traditional for the father of the bride to dance with his newlywed daughter, and many times, the mother of the groom will follow this with a dance with her son.
This is an opportunity for everyone to dance with the bride or the groom, and give them a little gift money towards their honeymoon. The best type of music for dollar dances is usually familiar, older, slow, or mid-beat songs.
The open dance is usually the highlight of the reception that all your guests can enjoy. Our DJs take song requests as well as choose a good balance of fast and slow songs for you and your guests to dance to, with music suitable for different tastes and age groups.
At some point in the evening, usually about midway through the open dancing, most brides and grooms do a bouquet and garter toss. Bouquet toss is usually done first, followed by the garter removal and toss. Choose a fun song for each, and we'll make it an exciting, interactive part of your big night. Have some fun with it!
We can announce your exit, and play an exit song if you’d like your guests to see your departure, or send them outside to see you off, and blow bubbles or throw rose petals as you do.