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Wedding Showcase: Aly & Brandon at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Brandon & Aly

Brandon & Aly

When looking for a DJ or any vendor for your wedding, you don’t want to just hear about it, you want to look for yourself at the type of work they have done, or in a DJ’s case, even listen to some of their work. We want to take this opportunity to showcase our most recent wedding that we had the pleasure of being a part of.

Aly & Brandon, married on April 27, 2013 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia. We provided music entertainment for their wedding reception as well as lighting for their reception. With the venue being an outdoor pavilion, it was important to add the right touch to the atmosphere. They wanted a fun, bright, and clean decor to add to their night. We chose some white uplights for the pavilion as well as some navy blue uplights to illuminate the top of the tent to create the impression of a sky right after sunset with strings of lights as stars as well as a rotating white light projection on to the ceiling of the tent. Their addition of glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces, and light up glasses added even more to the fun.

For the music, to accommodate the diverse guest list that was present, Aly and Brandon wanted a wide mix of motown, top 40, and even some dubstep for the groom and his friends. Per Aly’s request, we were able to put together a 7 minute mix of 4 dubstep songs catered specifically towards Brandon, as a dedication to him from her.

Once the formal portions of the evening, the formal dances and cake cutting took place, the party kicked off at full steam. Aly got comfortable out of her wedding dress and into a more relaxed fit, and the dancing followed. The entire night went on without a hitch, and even the rain held off long enough for the whole evening to take place perfectly.

Take a look at some of the photos that we took from that evening. We want to extend our warmest wishes of congratulations to Aly & Brandon and are truly glad that we were a part of their wedding day.

This is what we can do for any event out there, create a truly “Special Event with A Personal Touch”.

Guestbook

Guestbook

Mother of the Groom Dancing

Mother of the Bride Dancing

Packed Dancefloor

Packed Dancefloor

The Venue - All Set Up

The Venue – All Set Up

Packed Dancefloor

Packed Dancefloor

Brandon & Aly

Brandon & Aly

Packed Dancefloor

Packed Dancefloor

Brandon & Aly

Brandon & Aly

The Venue - All Set Up

The Venue – All Set Up

Glowsticks & Tunes

Glowsticks & Tunes

DJ Services Pricing – An ABC 20/20 Report Reply

Recently, ABC News Segment 20/20 did a “Wedding Confidential” where they discussed or “investigated” pricing for different wedding services that most brides use, from dresses and flowers, to, of course DJ’s. We wanted to respond to the report as well as clarify anything that any of our brides might be confused about. We are only addressing the DJ portion of it, since we cannot speak about any other industry that was included in the report.

Here is the link to the report: http://abc.go.com/watch/2020/SH559026/VD55265676/2020-118-wedding-confidential

The report mentioned two people calling several DJ companies, one asking for a DJ for their wedding, another one asking for a DJ for a party, same date, same time, same length of time. The result was two different prices for, what the show calls, the same services.

There are substantial differences in events when it comes to DJ’s and music. Your typical party needs some music, whether it be background music or dancing music, with little to no interaction and mostly non-stop with maybe an occasional announcement. Your typical wedding however, has the same amount of music, as well as announcements or emceeing, such as introductions, directions when it comes to food, toasts, cake cutting, special dances, blessings, bouquet and garter tosses, dedications, etc. It is more than just a straight flow of music. From our 12 years in the music industry we have noticed that most brides do NOT want a DJ that just sits behind the table and playing music. They want their guests to be engaged with the music, be lead in certain dances, be directed when something is about to happen, such as when the cake is about to be cut. How would you feel as a bride if you were about to cut the cake and most people are not paying attention, the photographer is outside, your family is using the restroom, and the only ones noticing what you are doing are just you and your husband? That’s what the DJ is there for, to direct everyone’s attention to what is taking place, to make sure that the important people know what you are about to do and to make sure that everything flows the way it should. After all, as a DJ, we have a microphone that makes it easier to get everyone’s attention and direct it to your wedding.

We do not hide the fact that a DJ for a party is a total different price than for a wedding. A lot more planning goes into a wedding than a party. Just as an example, the planning sheets for a wedding are 3 pages long, whereas for a party, only 1 page. You do not want your DJ or any vendor for that matter to treat your wedding as just another party, you want it to be special, memorable, unique. We tell our brides upfront that if they are looking for a DJ for a party to please let us know since the price is different than what they are quoted for a wedding. It is not a wedding Mark-Up, like the report suggests. It is simply the fact that a lot more detail goes into a wedding than just another party.

We have done our best to explain the reasoning behind the pricing for our services for a wedding versus just a party. Please let us know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else we can clarify for you.