When you really think about it, what is important when your hire a dj? Sure they need to be a grea emcee and make the announcements. Yes they need to have a really good sound system and most likely you will want some great lighting and uplighting!
What is the intangible item that not every dj can provide you with? It is the right mix of music for your crowd. This really requires years of experience to perfect, and be able to do properly with different crowds at all different types of weddings! This is something that we at Music Express are really great at! Don’t just take my word for it; listen to the Steiners talk about it!
The venue you choose, the food, the flowers, your centerpieces, etc. all say something about who you are and your tastes. When it comes to choosing your music this should be a reflection of you and your new spouse as well.
If you want your wedding to be great, then you need to hire a great dj. Take a look at our video!
Should we have the first dance after the bridal party introductions or after the cutting of the cake? This is one of those questions that brides ask while they are planning their wedding.
While it is entirely proper to do it either way, there are pros and cons to having your first dance after the bridal party introductions. The pros being that your guests are already focused on you after the bridal party introduction, and this is a dramatic time to have your first dance while all your guests are still present. The cons being that this is one of the highlights of the reception, and then you are going to stop all the excitement to sit down and have dinner. Many guests will think that they have already seen you dance so they may leave at the end of dinner.
When you save the first dance until after dinner, this is the time to engage your guests in your reception celebration. The first dance will be followed usually by the father/daughter dance, the mother/dance, and then an all dance number which kicks off the dancing for the evening!
Remember it is your choice and the bride should always have things in the manner she would like them on her wedding day!
Riley and Richard had a great outdoor Spring wedding. The ceremony was gorgeous and everything went as smooth as silk. Everyone had a great time! The announcements were incredible!
If you want a dj that knows how to help you have a great ceremony and reception, then you want Music Express.
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This is a question that brides ask me all the time (so do their mothers)! This is really up to the bride and groom.
However, the current trend is to cut the cake about 10 to 15 minutes after the toast. This works out great because then the cutting of the cake is an extension of dinner, and this is customary with weddings that the bride and groom are the first to eat a piece of cake!
It is also the trend to pick out a song for the cutting of the cake. We have suggestions on our Music Express facebook page.
In the past, a couple of decades ago the cutting of the cake would occur about 30-45 minutes after dinner and the first dance.
It is really your decision how you would like to handle this.
Last night we performed at a beautiful Monterey Wedding! The ceremony was on the golfcourse of the Blackhore Bayonet Golf Course which is on the CSU Monterey Bay campus. The view during the ceremony was breathtaking. The ocean was brilliantly blue with the sun beginning to set as the bridal party, and then the bride walked down the golf course which is populated with Cypress trees and a lush green lawn.
Following the ceremony we all had a gourmet dinner in the clubhouse with the bridal party being announced, the best man and the maid of honor giving a toast, followed by all the customary events.
The rest of the night was spent dancing, and everyone had a great time! The bridal party was especially energetic!