Wedding DJ Services

Wedding D.J. Services

The activities listed below are optional events at your wedding reception. There is NO FEE for these events, they are all included in our hourly rates.

Grand Entrance

The DJ or assistant will meet (outside) with bride/groom and wedding party upon their arrival at the reception hall to organize the ‘Grand Entrance’ announcement. In most cases, the wedding party will be announced in reverse order starting with the flower girl and ring bearer. The wedding party will enter the reception room as their names are announced; the bride and groom are announced and enter the room last. This is a great way to let your guests know that the bride/groom/wedding party has arrived and also, who is in the wedding party. You may also choose to announce the parents at this time. (Another option is to announce the bride and groom only.)

Dinner Announcement

The DJ will make dinner announcements to have your guests be seated for dinner. If needed, the DJ will also release tables (for buffet style dinner). Having the caterers or DJ release tables eliminates a long line of people waiting at the buffet. The head table is released for dinner first, followed by any reserved tables. The remaining tables are released in random order (we usually release tables with small children and elderly people first).

Best Man & Maid/Matron of Honor Toast

The DJ will formally introduce the Best Man and/or Maid/Matron of Honor and direct everyone’s attention to the head table. A professional wireless microphone is used for all announcements so they may be made from anywhere in the reception hall. The DJ will also announce and introduce anyone else who may have a special toast or announcement that they would like to make.

Dinner Blessing/Prayer

Prior to dinner, the DJ will meet briefly with the person who is saying the dinner blessing (we normally have the dinner blessing immediately after the toast). The DJ will formally introduce the person saying the dinner blessing while making sure all guests are quiet and attentive.

Cutting of the Cake

When everyone is done with dinner, the DJ will announce the traditional ‘Cutting of the Cake.’ Many of your guests will like to share in this occasion by watching and taking pictures. This is another important reception event that your guests need to be aware of.

First Dance

This is the bride and groom’s first dance together as husband and wife. This is the most important announcement of the evening and deserves to be heard by all of your guests. Prior to this announcement, the DJ will make sure all members of the wedding party are in the reception room and have them gather near the head table or dance floor area. Once everyone is present we begin the evening’s formal dances with the ‘First Dance’. After this dance, the bride and groom remain on the dance floor as the ‘Wedding Party Dance’ begins.

Wedding Party Dance

This dance is for the entire wedding party and the parents of the bride and groom (optional). The DJ will announce each member/couple of the wedding party as they enter the dance floor area. Having the ushers join you on the dance floor is also optional – if ushers will be dancing, be sure they have someone to dance with and note this on the ‘DJ Questionnaire’ sheet.

Father/Daughter Dance

This is a special traditional dance for the bride and her father or father figure. This dance immediately follows the ‘Wedding Party Dance.’ The DJ will provide a list of appropriate song choices, if needed. Please detail your song choice on the ‘DJ Questionnaire’ sheet. This dance may also be combined with the ‘Mother/Son Dance’ if desired.

Mother/Son Dance

This is a special dance for the groom and his mother. It immediately follows the ‘Father/Daughter Dance’ or may be combined with the ‘Father/Daughter Dance.’ The DJ will provide a list of appropriate song choices if needed.

Longest Married Couples Dance

This is a special dance for all the married couples who are attending your wedding reception. The goal is to find out which couple has been married the longest. The DJ will begin by inviting all married couples to join the bride and groom out on the dance floor. While an appropriate slow song is being played, the DJ will begin asking couples who have been married one day or less to leave the dance floor. 🙂 Next is one year, 5 years, 10 years and so on until there is only one couple left on the dance floor. The bride and groom usually go back out on the dance floor to greet them. Then, the DJ will announce who the longest married couple is and how long they have been married. As an alternative to the traditional ‘Bouquet Toss‘, the bride may present her bouquet to the longest married couple. (Please notify DJ if you want to do this). A gift is usually presented to this couple, from the bride and groom.

Garter/Bouquet Toss

This optional event is a crowd pleaser that is best done later in the evening. The DJ will announce all single ladies to come out to the dance floor for their chance to catch the bride’s bouquet. Appropriate background music is provided. Next, the DJ will invite all the single guys to enter the dance floor area. A chair is provided for the bride, and the groom will remove the garter and toss it (appropriate background music is provided). Other options or variations include having a ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ or second ‘Bouquet Toss’ for girls ages 12 and under. (Please notify DJ if you want to do this).

Dollar Dance

This is another traditional reception activity that some couples opt for. The DJ will announce the ‘Dollar Dance’ as an opportunity to chat with the bride and groom while raising a little honeymoon money in the process. Guests may dance with the bride and groom for the cost of $1, which will be placed in a bowl or bag, provided by the bride and groom.

This explains most of the formal events and announcements provided by Marihugh Entertainment. Please complete the ‘DJ Questionnaire’ sheet to inform the DJ of which announcements/events you want to occur. If you need help with song choices or have other variations or activities in mind, please share them with the DJ.




















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