Music Speaks Volumes at your Wedding

Music Speaks Volumes at your Wedding

When does the fun at a wedding really begin

It’s not when your writing out the seating chart. It’s not the morning of, when you’re getting dressed and the photographers snapping photos of you in your underwear and it’s definitely the ceremony, because everyone’s staring at you making you uptight and nervous. No. It’s when you get to the reception. The party at a wedding begins when the lights get dim, the alcohol gets poured and all your guests hit the dance floor – that’s the party!

Turn up the Volume Mr. Wedding DJ

The absolute worst thing in the world, is a party that never gets off the ground; it kinda just sits there and goes no where – like a stinky fart that lingers for hours and hours and hours. You feel me? Guests sit there playing with spoons and we’re all watching the clock waiting for the pain to end when the stress sets in. Some of the guests start leaving, the bride yells at the caterer, the groom hides in a corner, the caterer starts serving food to try and keep the guests happy and this goes on and on. So who’s to blame for a lame wedding reception? Well assuming that all the formalities are over, such as the introductions, first dance, father daughter dance, mother son dance and so on and so forth and the crowd isn’t filled with a bunch of geriatrics – you blame the wedding DJ of course. If dinners over and no one’s dancing – say it loud, Mr. DJ dim the lights and turn up the volume. We came here to party.

As a professional wedding photographer, I’ve seen it all – the good, the bad and the ugly. And let me tell you there’s nothing worse than a lame wedding reception, but what can you do? How do stop this from happen to you? Easy, investigate who you’re hiring, which is always sound advice. Now, I’m not one for online reviews, because I think they’re too easily faked, so I always encourage brides to do the footwork. Hiring a wedding DJ isn’t like hiring your photographer, because you can look at sample wedding albums to see if you like them or not. You can’t do that with your wedding DJ so do the leg work. Ask where they”ll be playing next and if it’s OK for you to pop your head in. Ask if they have any online videos of a reception they worked at or what caterers are recommending them, because that’s always a good sign.

Wedding DJ’s are a dime a dozen these days, some are good, some are bad and some ugly. Below is a list of who I think are some of the Hudson Valley’s Premiere Wedding DJ’s, but don’t take my word for it – do your own homework too. And if there’s someone I should add to the list please let me know.

By Steven Planck

Wedding Dj's in the Hudson Valley

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