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   by Jack Fahey
We all know how important a good DJ is to a successful wedding reception, especially one that your guests and family will be talking about for years to come.

The DJ’s duties for the four to six hours of your reception are
Acting as the Master of Ceremonies:
Introduction of the Bride and Groom
Introduction of the Bridal Party and Families
Parent Dances
Cake Cutting
Garter and Bouquet Toss
Special Announcements & Dances
Playing Continuous Music
Keeping your scheduled events in order
Maintaining the musical entertainment of your choice
Keep the wedding reception running smoothly

The music played for your reception can fall into four major catagories:

Ceremony Music – Cocktail Hour – Dinner Music – Dance and celebration time

They are all important and should be carefully chosen by the Bride and Groom, always taking recommendations from the DJ.

As a DJ Wedding Professional of twenty years, I find that many DJ’s fall short in keeping Dinner music fun, entertaining and appropriate. Too many DJ’s place a CD like “Kenny G” or “Frank Sinatra” on and “take a break”, not really tending to the party! They have an attitude that “they are only eating dinner”. This period of time is an opportunity to reflect on both families ethnic heritage, recall of fond memories of school days, birthdays, anniversaries and special dances between all family members.

My point is that during your special day, no opportunity should be missed in providing your party with the most professional and emotional entertainment. Here at Dare 2 Dance Productions, we agree with Jack and provide you with the exact professionalism that Jack talks about in his article. This day is about you and the celebration of your new life together, let’s make it a memory of a lifetime!

Congratulations and Good Luck!

Michael W. Diven
Dare 2 Dance Productions