Celebrate Your Love with Family and Friends! That’s what your Wedding reception is all about! We will be thorough when we plan your Wedding including a Timeline, Formalities Planner Guest Demographics Profile, and Music Playlist/Requests. There are different segments of a wedding reception, and the music & volume levels should be appropriate. Let’s talk about these:

Wedding Ceremony
We often provide a separate sound system & microphone so your vows, officiant’s words, and music for the most important part, your wedding ceremony are clearly heard by your family and loved ones. A mic will be provided to your officiant, (person performing wedding ceremony), for you to exchange vows, and possibly a musician or singer. Ceremony Segments often include: Sand Pouring / Candle Lighting: A pre-selected song is sometimes played to complement this special moment.
  • Prelude: This is usually 30 Min before your scheduled ceremony start time. We will play romantic music you have selected to set the mood for your ceremony as guests arrive and are seated.
  • Seating of the Parents: A separate song is sometimes played for this.
  • Bridal Party is Seated: Usually, a song is played for the seating of your Bridesmaids & Groomsmen.
  • Processional: This is the song played as the bride walks down the aisle.
  • Sand Pouring / Candle Lighting: A pre-selected song is sometimes played.
  • Recessional: Song that's played when officiant pronounces you husband and wife.
Ask me how I can make your wedding ceremony as romantic and beautiful as you dreamed it would be.
Cocktail Hour
Time for some adult beverages! This part of your wedding often takes place in a separate location from your main reception. I usually provide separate sound system with the music playing at a volume level that doesn’t overpower normal conversation levels and adds to the vibe. The music you have playing here can be anything you like, but is not usually too crazy (We’ll save that for later for the Dancing Part!!).

Genres can be anything you like that reflects your tastes, but should also be enjoyable to MOST of your guests. Truth is, you may possibly be away from the Cocktail area for pictures. We will play whatever you like and request, but some common genres requested are Contemporary Top 40, Reggae/Island & “Keys Music” (like Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, Marley, etc), Pop, Soft Rock, Yacht Rock, R&B, Lounge/Ambient, Big Band (Buble’, Sinatra, etc.), Smooth Jazz, you name it! We will play your Cocktail Hour Playlist/Requests and/or make recommendations.

You can curate your own playlist(s) on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. or leave the song selection to us. Let’s curate a Cocktail playlist. Ask me how to help you 786-325-7696.
Guest's Entrance
Usually it takes 10-20 minutes for your guests to enter the reception room and find their tables. We can help you create the right mood for your guests entrance!
Bridal Party Introductions
We line up your Bridal Party, review name pronunciations, and instruct them where to stand. What song(s) would you like playing in the background while your Bridal Party enters? Ask me for suggestions.
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance
IT’S TIME TO TURN UP!!! Your Entrance Song can be the same song as above but more often than not is a different upbeat fun song edited to the “hook” or chorus since this entrance is usually only 30 seconds to a minute in length.

NOTE ON ALL THE ABOVE FORMALITIES : Some couples opt for introducing only the newlyweds and not the entire bridal party, or even no Grand Entrance at all for a more chill, low key vibe. What do YOU prefer for your wedding day. Let’s chat! 786-325-7696.
First DancE
This is usually a ballad that you and your fiancée have chosen that has very special meaning to you and lyrics appropriate to your new beginning as a married couple. Bridal Party and guests may join in midway into the song if you wish, and we usually edit the song to not play in its entirety as longer songs can sometimes “drag” if you and your fiancée are out on the dance floor alone too long. Let’s chat about this.
Parent's Or Relatives Dance(S).
Usually Bride and Dad and sometimes Step Dad or other relative. Then Groom and Mom, Step Mom or other relative. These dances are sometimes played AFTER Dinner. Also usually edited to a couple of minutes.
Dinner Music
Best choice here is to have a playlist here that reflect your tastes and will be enjoyed by the majority of your guests. These can be similar genres to your Cocktail Hour (if you had one) or different. We recommend songs/genres that are appropriate to your wedding in their lyrics and message io complement your dinner. Volume here should also be such that it doesn’t interfere with normal conversation and appropriate to dining. You can curate a playlist or ask how I can help you with suggestions.
Transition to Dance Music
This is usually a process. We try not to let dinner music drag on too long, and start building the energy musically towards the tail end of dinner with songs from your playlist that have a little more energy and usually a noticeably different genre than the dinner music to build up the dance energy for a “Party Starter” song. We can recommend one based on you and your guests tastes, or you can pick one you know will get ‘em goin!
Party Time!!!
This is the Musical Main Course! These are your favorite party songs that your guests will enjoy as well. There’s a way to play these songs in such an order as to build energy and fun while pleasing your guests. Again, we strive for “Maximum Effect” creating the energy and keeping track of the pulse of your party, constantly reading your crowd (which includes being mindful of the different age groups, backgrounds and music tastes including adjusting on the fly to the ever changing dynamic of your dancefloor), being “in the moment”, and making the best possible music choices based on prioritizing your favorites, guest requests, guest response, and DJ choices of similar songs that maybe weren’t requested but go well with the genre and flow, while being mindful to not play any DO NOT PLAY Songs/Genres on your list.

Knowing when to “switch it up” and change genres is also an important aspect of being a good DJ. Most DJs just keep pounding the crowd musically without being sensitive as to when it’s time to change the energy by switching genres or tempo. We play songs for the right length of time usually around 3 minutes or so not letting them drag or cutting them off too soon. Our experience in both clubs and weddings has honed this skill. Let me make your dancing fun as you celebrate with your loved ones on the dancefloor!! Ask me how Text me at 786-325-7696
An important part of the behind the scenes aspect of providing professional DJ & MC services is knowing how to run a timeline. These are often provided by your wedding planner (if you don’t have one, We will help you create one. This outlines your overall wedding flow from Ceremony to Last Dance by providing approximate times when important events within your wedding will be taking place. This is a seldom discussed but super important part of your wedding day. Leadership and ability to work with your planner and vendor team is seldom discussed, but a better DJ & MC will skillfully handle all this problem free so you and your guests can enjoy themselves. Ask how I can help in running your timeline and coordinating with your team. Please click below.
Happy Ending!
Lol but seriously… We will build the musical excitement to a crescendo to end your special day and play the music to build the excitement to this point. We find the best way to lead into your last dance song.

Sparkler Sendoffs have become popular for outdoor events where permitted (safely of course). We’ll play a great song you’ve chosen as your guests line up with sparklers for your sendoff! This is soooo exciting and looks GREAT in pictures and video!!!

Regarding staying past the original scheduled end time, We are willing and able to stay longer past our contracted time (at an additional pro rata charge) if you’ve made the necessary arrangements with the venue, and/or if they give some leeway as far as the end time goes. It’s helpful to know their policy regarding any volume or noise ordinance considerations, and for extending your party past the agreed upon time in advance. Ending your event on a high note is SOOO IMPORTANT!!! We want you to have an unforgettable, happy event with memories to last a lifetime!!!