If you’re planning a party out, why not hire a DJ. DJ’s can be a great investment to keep your event rolling. You can pick out your favorite music, have it perfectly orchestrated to suit the mood… just try that with your ipod. Plus a good DJ can emcee and keep your party alive watching the pulse of every moment.
Here’s a scenario a DJ might experience that you’ll be thankful you’ve hired a DJ…
The dance floor is dead. Ugghh. You thought for sure everyone would like to hear Beyonce “Single Ladies” you had cued up on your mobile device. You knew for sure the place was going to light up light a Christmas tree at the first of December. Not this time. Yikes!
Now if you had a Pro DJ, he or she might simply have 3 other songs cued up 1) a slow one, 2) a hip-hop and 3) a country swing. Your DJ notices a lot of couple in the room who don’t want to be out there with everyone staring them down (at least not yet). DJ hits the slow song. Good choice. In less than 20 seconds the dance floor is packed with loving couples. Maybe we should have another slow one lined up in the next cue, just in case we need the double whammy.
Okay you ipod jocks out there… how are YOU going to handle it?
You may have heard of using music synchronized (sync’d) Grand Entrances. Maybe not. Well, here’s an outline for you. It’s not a complicated as it sounds. It’s really the job of the DJ/MC to make it happen.
As a brief description, this is where you have designated song clips for each member of the Bridal Party as they are announced into the ballroom. They are short snippets, say 10-20 seconds each. If your DJ is on the ball, he will have each song prepared to the perfect moments in the song that’s most suitable for that announcee. It may be the chorus of the song or the part that’s well known for its dance routine on a music video. It all depends on the song and the individual.
Sometimes it’s done with couples which are matched up. Say, Joe and Julie were tango dancers… slip on a little tango thing, or a Shakira song. Maybe John is a science-fiction freak. You could play the Starwars theme or some such track. Maybe your Flower Girl is really into Taylor Swift. You could have a section played from “You Belong To Me” or “Love Story”. You get the idea.
Of course this means that the Bride and Groom are going to require an extra powerful moment when they are announced in. The DJ should save the extra volume of the music for the main attraction. If there are colored lights, they should certainly be turned on at that moment.
… I hope this sparks some fun ideas for you. Enjoy!