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Beginning with background music playing while guests are being seated, to the anticipation and drama of bride’s entrance, music will add to the ambiance of the ceremony while providing a smooth transition from one moment to the next.
If desired, Pat can outfit the groom and/or officiant with a discreet lapel microphone. This is especially useful for outdoor ceremonies, or ceremonies held in large interior spaces, ensuring that guests hear every word of your vows. Live musicians can be mic'ed and amplified. We can also provide an audio output to videographers.
Be sure to ask Pat about creative or fun ideas for your Recessional music!
From your introductions to the last dance, Pat will keep your reception on track so all you have to do is celebrate.
Not only will he MC and play music, but he also serves as the point person for your vendors (photographer, videographer, caterer, etc.). Pat will keep your reception moving according to the timeline and make announcements, all while setting the mood with music.
By judging the atmosphere and the crowd, he will know when it’s time for a slow song or when it’s time to turn it up a notch and rock the house. From Aretha to Adele and everything in between, Pat knows the music to get the party started and to keep it going all night long!
Your Custom Soundtrack
You know the name of the song, but can't remember the band's name…
The bridesmaids at a wedding you attended walked down the aisle to a piece of music but you have no idea what it was…
You love this one song, but is there an acoustic version of it?
Not only do we compile the music you request, we also research it and find the exact tracks you want. Pat's musical inventory is well, huge, and includes songs from as early as the 1930′s to the current Top 40 hits. Pat will work with you to refine your wedding music, including the songs you love – as well as those songs you don’t want to hear.
"We recently got married in Sonoma and had Pat DJ our wedding. He was absolutely amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ. We are very picky about music and Pat was so accommodating with us – giving us a list of popular music which we could edit and he also allowed us to suggest songs that we liked. From there, he picked the perfect music for our entire day, from the pre-ceremony to the cocktail hour to the dinner and DANCING. Pat kept everyone on the dance floor - no one wanted to stop. Pat also kept the day going by announcing each event as they happened next but was not intrusive at all."
– Mia, bride
Weddings are filled with many decisions to make including: what music to play at the ceremony and the reception, how to make your ceremony meaningful, why a reception needs a timeline, and most importantly, where does this all take place?! If you don’t know where to start, let HUGE assist you.
DJ Intelligence maintains current lists of the top songs (downloadable pdfs) requested and played at weddings and events. It's a helpful guide to browsing popular songs by decade or for choosing a first dance, father-daughter dance, bouquet toss song, etc.
From writing your vows to choosing the perfect officiant, Wedding Wire's got the advice and insight you need to make your ceremony truly memorable.
Each wedding reception is as unique as the individuals getting married, but they all have at least one thing in common: a timeline. While it may not sound romantic, a detailed “run of show” is a logistical necessity for a happily ever after on your wedding day. Get yours from BRIDES.