A lot of people don’t even realise that a DJ CAN provide the music for your wedding ceremony.
And yet it’s something myself and fellow professionals do on a regular basis. And not how you’d expect.
Firstly, I don’t provide the ceremony music with massive PA systems and flashing lights (believe it or not, I can do very subtle as well!). In fact, my ceremony setup tends to consist of a single discrete speaker and a small mixing desk.
I generally site myself away from your guests towards the back of your ceremony room and take my cues from the Registrar or Celebrant as to when things like specific pieces of music (as chosen by you of course) need to be played.
But, why should you consider using me for your wedding ceremony?
After all, most venues have CD players and if they don’t – what’s wrong with using a phone and a portable speaker?
Well, nothing if you don’t mind the music being played at different volume levels and don’t necessarily want all of your guests to hear it.
I’ve actually heard stories of the wrong music being played at the wrong times by having venue staff or relations in charge of it…..and that’s not really something you want for your special moment is it?
And does your portable Bluetooth speaker have the power to fill the room and carry over the heads of your assembled guests? (probably not!).
By hiring a professional, I can also make things just that little bit more personalised.
- Why not have your partner’s choice of music played as the guests enter the ceremony room, and then have a “secret” track (I call it the trigger song) which you’ve both selected to let him/her know you’ve arrived and will shortly be joining them for the ceremony?
- Do you want your Processional (that’s the song you walk up the aisle to) to start from the beginning or is there a certain point in the track which would be better? For instance, timing the song so that you arrive at the Registrar/Celebrant just as the chorus starts.
- Why not inject your personalities into a “theme” for the music? I’ve provided ceremony music which includes movie soundtracks, Disney themes and even rock music in the past. There are rules which must be obeyed if using the services of a Registrar (for instance, no reference can be made to religion or God in the music), and all choices will need to be cleared with your Registrar. Such restrictions do not apply if using a Celebrant for your service.
- How about a little humour for your Recessional (where you walk back up the aisle as a married couple)? Examples include Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder and Celebrate by Kool & The Gang. Of course, it’s entirely up to you!
I can also if needed, place a small voice recorder nearby to record your vows and overlay them over your first dance song later in the evening….how romantic would that be?
It’s all part of the service I’m able to offer to couples getting married, and something I’m always honoured to be asked to do.
So why not consider hiring me to provide the soundtrack to the most special part of YOUR day?