Thought I’d run through a typical wedding day for DJS. Of course the package I’m using that day, time of function, as well as the location of the venue will play into this. This is also assuming I have the wedding itinerary and special songs ready to go.
Toronto area DJ
I’ll begin loading the vehicle on a Saturday morning around 10am: speakers, stands, bass, moving heads, Up lighting, wireless microphone, light stands, haze machine, dry ice machine (pea souper), dress clothes, etc… Next I take my shower before my assistant arrives.
Wedding DJ Southern Ontario
Once at the venue; typically around noon we’ll set up all the speakers and lighting in the wedding reception room. Once accomplished, we set up sound and microphone where the ceremony will take place. After changing into our dress clothes we will play the pre ceremony music, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, Ring Bearer processional song. A few second pause for effect and the Bride comes down the aisle to her song. The wedding officiant does his thing and before you know it the Bride and Groom are singing the registry to the song they have chosen. All that’s left is the recessional and we’re off to cocktails with music chosen beforehand. Some ceremonies require music for the unity candle and sand exchange.
DJ for Wedding Receptions
After cocktails the DJ lines up the bridal party for the Grand Entrance, careful to get all the names pronounced right and in the right order as well as the entrance songs. During this time we have spotted the couple at the door with special lights for effect. Once into the room and on the dance floor the first dance is announced with the dry ice and more special lighting for a beautiful effect. The MC and DJ are working flawlessly together and are now fully engaged in the evening.
DJ Wedding Itinerary
Once the first dance ends the MC calls up the first person to toast the happy couple, makes mention of all the housekeeping: location of washrooms, the bar service, reminding guests to sign guestbook before they leave…then calls on the person saying grace. Dinner starts with MC and DJ introducing speeches and running kissing game between courses. With the entrée cleared the projector and screen is set up for the video followed by the Bride/Groom speech.
DJ for Wedding Ceremony
With desert completed we announce the cake cutting (with special music), call on the Bride/Father dance followed by the Groom/Mother dance then we do a game for the centerpiece giveaway and the dance floor is now open. The bouquet and garter toss will happen around the same time as the sweet table is introduced about 10:30. More dancing follows, leading into the final dance of the night.
Wedding Reception DJ
Tear everything down and load it into the vehicle; back to the office to unload and we’re home typically around 3am. I ran through this very quickly for time’s sake, but will touch on this in more detail another time.