Pharrell Sobs Tears Of Joy While Watching The World Dance To ‘Happy’ (Video)

As a professional DJ that also happens to be a Counselor and Life Coach, there is no way that I would not post Pharrell Sobs Tears Of Joy! The fact that these videos are being made all over the world has thrilled me since I first heard about it a while back. This is great! Regardless of how you feel about Pharrell Williams “Happy” the energy and force that people are creating videos dancing happily has to make you feel good. It is rare that pop music has things to celebrate these days, this is one of them.

I thought it would be fun to post some photos of people dancing happily at weddings and parties I have been DJ lately within the article.

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Pharrell Sobs Tears Of Joy While Watching The World Dance To ‘Happy’ (Video)

Pharrell is so “Happy” that he’s crying tears of joy.

The legendary singer/producer/style icon/large hat wearer/all-around good dude sat down with Oprah to discuss all things “Happy.”

While sitting with her and watching fan-created videos to his song, Pharrell broke down in tears. Why? Because the song is beautiful, the videos are incredible and people all over the world love it.

Pharrell created a unifying song that knows no boundaries. Held together by an infectious melody, feel-good lyrics you can’t help but love and an energy that can’t be surmised in words, Pharrell has created something incredible and timeless.

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The seven-time Grammy winner has been in the game and seen success for decades, but he is still managing to reinvent himself, even at age 41.

In his interview with Oprah, the gravity of his hard work finally sinks in, and you can feel a sense of relief wash over him. Pharrell proved to the world, and himself, that he still has it and that he’s actually better than ever.

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Between Robin Thicke’s summer anthem “Blurred Lines” and “Happy,” Pharrell has held the number one slot a total of 19 weeks and counting since June 2013. In addition to his work with Daft Punk, Pharrell shows no signs of slowing up, and even his giant hat can’t weigh him down!

via Pharrell Sobs Tears Of Joy While Watching The World Dance To ‘Happy’ (Video).

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I hope you enjoyed Pharrell Sobs Tears Of Joy While Watching The World Dance To ‘Happy’ as much as I did.

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How to book a wedding DJ

I found this simple blog post on How To Book A Wedding DJ from a U.K. Entertainment Company, English wedding. I am including only a short piece of a larger post, if you would like to read the entire piece, please read How To Book A Wedding DJ.

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How to book a wedding DJ

It’s free to subscribe to English Wedding – I’d love you to sign up for daily wedding ideas – just click here!. A warm welcome from me. Claire xxx

Some facts about booking wedding entertainment:

92% of brides say that the evening entertainment is one the 3 most important elements of their wedding day.

When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

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How to book a wedding DJ

By all means look on Google and in your Yellow Pages to find a Wedding DJ first of all. But it’s important to get testimonials… even better – speak to past clients… the best thing to do is go with a recommendation from someone you trust.

It’s the role of your Wedding DJ to create the atmosphere at your wedding reception. It’s what they’re paid for. A good Wedding DJ should be an expert in their field and should know what music is relevant for the audience and atmosphere they’re in.

Find a wedding DJ who will act as entertainment consultant and take you through the process to ensure you’re 100% happy and comfortable with what you’re paying for.

Is it a proper company – rather than a guy with a hobby – have they got insurance ?

via How to book a wedding DJ | The English Wedding Blog & Calligraphy for Weddings.

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As many other similar blog posts have neglected too, I think a Wedding DJ who offers a Guarantee is paramount to your peace of mind and safety for your wedding.

 

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Most Popular Wedding Songs 2013

The Most Popular Wedding Songs for 2013 have been released! This particular list of Popular Weddings includes Most Popular First Dance, Most Popular Bouquet Toss, Most Popular Garter, Most Poplar Bridal Party Dance, Most Popular Money Dace, Most Pop;jar Cake Cutting and Most Popular Bridal Party Introductions Songs. In additional, it includes Most Popular Ceremony, Most Popular Processional and Most Popular Recessional Songs.

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Most Popular Wedding Songs 2013 - Rhode Island Wedding DJ

Most Popular Wedding Songs 2013 - Rhode Island Wedding DJ

Most Popular Wedding Songs 2013 – DJ Intelligence

These comprehensive charts are compiled by analyzing millions of actual client requests made through the DJ Intelligence music request system at weddings and parties around the world in 2013. These PDFs may be distributed to other DJs and shared with your clients with our compliments. The charts are copyright 2014 by Intelligence, Inc. and may not be republished without our express written consent. Intelligence, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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I did not think Jason Mraz ” I Won’t Give Up” would be the most requested Wedding First Dance Song of 2013. In fact, I do not think any of  my Brides and Grooms have chosen it as their First Dance Songs. With that said, my Brides and Grooms are rarely following the most popular trends and choose songs very personal to them, often unique and alternative. It would be interesting to determine what are the Most Popular Weddings Songs that my Brides and Grooms chose this year.

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I am impressed with how many Country Songs are near the top of the list of Most Popular Wedding Songs of 2013. Each year the under of crossover Country Songs included by Brides and Grooms that are not primarily Country Music listeners grows. They seem to work well for First Dance Songs and other Wedding Traditional Songs.

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Here are other posts that may be helpful to you Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance SongsHow To Hire The Best Wedding DJ,  Popular Garter Toss Songs, Wedding DJ Father-Daughter Dance SongsWedding DJ Mother Son Dance SongsTop 50 Wedding Cake Cutting SongsPopular Bridal Party Introduction Songs for Wedding DJs and Popular Bouquet Toss Songs.

 

What do you think are the most popular Wedding Songs of 2013?

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Rhode Island DJ – 10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your DJ

A fairly inclusive article on booking your DJ from Bridal Guide.  Like I’ve mentioned previously about similar blog posts on booking your DJ for your Wedding or Party, I still am surprised by how many of these pieces do not include your Rhode Island DJ offering a Guarantee as a must for booking your DJ. Also, do they have experience as a Multicultural DJ to meet the needs of all your friends and family.

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking Your DJ

Interviewing potential vendors is like going on an awkward first date — you both hope there’s chemistry, but it can be confusing to know exactly what to say (even for a Wedding Editor like myself!). Follow our new “10 Questions to Ask…” blog series with experts from each field who will break it down for you step-by-step. I’ll share hard-earned real bride advice along the way, so you know how to spot the best vendor for your needs. This week, contributors DJ Kev Sakoda from Scratch Weddings and Vito Namio at Dash of Class Entertainment show you how to scout an amazing DJ.

1. Is this your full-time business? Are weddings your primary focus? What clubs, lounges, and corporate clients have you performed for in addition to weddings?

Determine whether they are a well-rounded, successful entertainer who can bring a level of expertise and versatility to your event. “You want to ensure that your DJ isn’t a one-dimensional part-timer, but a true performer whose had varied and extensive experience performing in front of different (and tough) audiences,” said DJ Kev Sakoda. It’s fine if your prospective DJ mainly focuses on weddings—DJ Vito Namio performs at well over 100 per year—as long as they squeeze in some time for other types of parties as well.

Beware if a potential DJ bad-mouths former clients (whether they’re corporations or individual brides) or their competitors. My fiancé Jason and I once met with a vendor who told us about an event that “wasn’t his best work” because the client was a huge bridezilla! This made us wonder: Who’s not to say he wouldn’t whisper about that crazy-demanding web editor from Bridal Guide afterwards?

 

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2. How do you customize the music experience for each couple? Can you help with song lists and providing suggestions?

Find a DJ who will create a soundtrack for your wedding that is based on your style, taste, and vision for that day. “One size does not fit all—if your desire is to have a mosh pit at your wedding, then you will need to deliver that and anything else you want, for that matter,” said Sakoda.

A skilled DJ will gladly accept your must-play and do-not-play lists, no matter how short or long. Namio tells his brides upfront that they are in control of the music that will be played and they need to allocate time to work with him to ensure smooth timing for their event.

“All of the aforementioned can only be achieved with an entertainer who is flexible and willing to listen. It’s easy to come up with lists of songs to play—determining the placement of the music (e.g. cake-cutting and bouquet toss) and how it fits into unique themes is the real challenge,” said Namio.

 

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3. How do you get the crowd pumped?

There are all kinds of incentives that DJs use to encourage guests to storm the dance floor, whether it’s asking couples to join the newlyweds for a good-luck dance or playing a meaningful throwback song from the bridesmaids’ college days.

Ask them how to get the crowd pumped, but, more importantly, listen to their music demos or watch wedding performances to get a sense of how they will interact with your guests in person. Interviewing prospective DJs is certainly helpful, but hearing them in action will really seal the deal.

“You want to make sure your DJ understands how to read a crowd, build up the energy and then keep it up. There should never be a lull—your DJ needs to have the ability to blend all sorts of genres to accomodate everyone and keep them on the dance floor,” said Sakoda.

 

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4. How do you handle song requests?

“There could be instances where the client directives are diametrically opposed to the guest requests. How a DJ strikes a balance to deliver on the couple’s desires—while still satisfying the guests’ requests—determines the skill and experience of the DJ,” said Sakoda.

Some DJs (with the permission of the newlyweds) may tell partygoers that they need to stick to their playlist, but they’ll do their best to fit in their song, while others will appoint a bridesmaid or relative to screen particular requests (so that the DJ doesn’t need to interrupt the new Mr. and Mrs. mid-dance).

Read more about song requests here!

 

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5. Can I hear some examples of mixing and blending different tracks?

When mixing is done correctly, you probably aren’t even aware of it. The DJ should be able to blend between songs seamlessly; you don’t want guests to become bored by a ten-minute long Queen rendition! However, when this technique is performed incorrectly, you’ll be able to discern it instantly: “When there is no mixing or blending, there is awkward silence between songs (it’s the same thing as your iPod),” said Sakoda.

6. What sound equipment do you utilize? Do you have back-up equipment?

DJ equipment is just as important as musical instruments. “Turntables allow the DJ to have hands-on control of the music and the ability to manipulate it instantly. A simple touch can change the sound, speed, and tone,” said Sakoda.

Ask if your DJ is certified and knows all of the ins and outs of connecting a system. “We allow our equipment to operate without overdriving it, which is when guests start to complain about it being too loud (sometimes referred to as ‘muffled’ sound). When I play at a wedding, you will hear every word, nice and crisp, at a moderate level; I guarantee guests will still be able to talk at their tables while others are showing off their latest moves on the dance floor,” said Namio.

Backup equipment is also essential: DJs should always have the equivalent of a “flat spare” on hand, whether it be a microphone, computer, mixer, etc. Don’t forget to ask how soon before the reception they plan to arrive and how long it will take for them to set up.

 

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7. Have you played at our chosen wedding venue before? If not, can you make a site visit beforehand?

The sound varies drastically depending on the room where your reception will be held. Don’t underestimate the importance of a site visit: The lighting technician at my wedding reception told me that they’ve had crises with brides who chose DJs that didn’t know how to work the room’s acoustics. The sound on the microphones was so poor that the tech couldn’t understand the garbled instructions through his earpiece!

Namio recommends that brides ask prospective DJs if they can set up appointments to visit such locations. “This allows us to become acquainted with new staff members, learn their rules for vendors, and plan correctly for providing the correct equipment for acoustics and lighting design. At the same time, we offer to provide these establishments with insurance certificates and updated company information. With these steps, they know we mean business,” said Namio.

 

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8. Do we have our choice of DJs to select from, or is one automatically assigned to us depending on date availability? What happens in case of an emergency?

“We believe choice is important: No two weddings are alike! You should have a choice of top DJs that fit your style and personality, and have the proper experience and skill for your wedding,” said Sakoda.

Namio agrees: “I personally spend quite some time with my clients to answer their concerns in detail and make suggestions when called upon. In turn, they learn more about my experience and everything I bring to the table. Now, imagine investing all of this time and not being their MC/DJ on their wedding day!” he said.

It happens more often than you’d think: At one meeting, a sales rep tried to us to sign a contract before we even met with our prospective DJ! He happened to be in the building that day, so Jason and I got to say hello briefly, but the company’s impersonality still rubbed us the wrong way.

9. What other services do you offer (e.g. lighting, HD video screens)?

Some DJ packages come with extra services such as intelligent lighting and video screens. “Next to lighting, video screens are our most requested option. I like to explain it as personalizing your day: Imagine watching memories roll by on the screens while you’re sharing that first dance. Then, you can add a few photos to enhance the parent dances as well,” said Namio.

Remember to get any details clearly outlined in your contract. Also don’t feel pressured into signing up for extra amenities if you don’t need them. When I told one DJ that my venue came equipped with intelligent lighting, he told us their lighting was still necessary for a true “club-like” experience. Next!

 

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10. Why should I choose you as my wedding DJ?

I always like to throw in a curveball to see what they consider to be their best attribute: Is it their amazing sound equipment? Their can-do-anything personality? Or is it their professionalism and dedication towards making your wedding a success? Hopefully, all of the above!

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Vendors to find out what you should be asking your florist, photographer, and more!

Meet The Experts:

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Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation’s leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week’s post comes from Brooklyn-based, Cali-bred DJ Kev Sakoda, who has more than two decades of experience DJing clubs, corporate events, live shows and on radio across the country. He can also be found at a weekly residency at NYC’s Happy Ending Lounge on the Lower East Side. Kev works with couples to create a crowd-pleasing musical vision for every wedding he spins. “Music is such an important part of creating the emotion of the reception; not just for the bride and groom, who are the most important people that night, but for all of the guests.”

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Vito Namio is the owner of Dash of Class Entertainment in New York and New Jersey. Has been providing clients with personalized service and high energy entertainment over the last 15 years. Creating memories of a lifetime one event at a time.

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Here are other posts that may be helpful to you Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance SongsHow To Hire The Best Wedding DJ,  Popular Garter Toss Songs, Wedding DJ Father-Daughter Dance SongsWedding DJ Mother Son Dance SongsTop 50 Wedding Cake Cutting SongsPopular Bridal Party Introduction Songs for Wedding DJs and Popular Bouquet Toss Songs.

 

What do you think about the 10 questions to ask before booking your DJ?

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Wedding DJ Mistakes – The Biggest Mistakes Brides Make with DJs

I found this resource from Party Specialists on Wedding DJ Mistakes. I know every Bride and Groom cringe when reading the phrase “Wedding DJ Mistakes”, but I am afraid to tell you they really do exist. I made many Wedding DJ Mistakes early on in my career as a Wedding DJ. I am not proud of them but it’s true. Fortunately, that was many years ago and I’ve learned plenty through experience as a Rhode Island Wedding DJ what to do and what not to do co-creating an extraordinary Wedding with you. You can do your homework by taking some basic precautions and following your gut in hiring the right Wedding DJ for your Wedding and the experience of wedding professionals like the folks who wrote the article below. It saddens me that another Wedding DJ has left out what I firmly support all Weddings DJs need to execute as part of their way of doing business in good faith; a Wedding DJ Guarantee. I am baffled how many Brides and Grooms have to hire Wedding DJs that do not offer a DJ Guarantee.

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Wedding DJ Mistakes – The Biggest Mistakes Brides Make with DJs

Yes, it’s that time of your wedding planning to find a DJ for your special day, and for most brides this can be an adventure in and of itself. Contacting different DJ’s, getting prices, choosing prices, consultations, and the list goes on and on.

In this article you will learn the 10 biggest mistakes brides make when choosing a DJ for the big day, hopefully after this you can avoid the pitfalls of choosing the wrong DJ for your wedding.
Here’s a little quote that we always tell the brides we speak with, “Your wedding day is like Broadway, you only get one take, and you only get one chance to get it right.”

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Top Ten Wedding DJ Mistakes – The Biggest Mistakes Brides Make with DJs

Not Taking “First Impressions” Into Consideration

More than likely your first experience with a DJ will be either on the telephone or through e-mail. If the first contact is by telephone, listen to how the DJ talks on the telephone. Can you understand them or the MC which will do the announcements during your wedding? When you meet the DJ (and sometimes MC also) are they dressed professionally? If a DJ carries themselves professionally during your consultation, more than likely they will be professional on your big day.

Thinking that All Wedding DJs are the Same

This couldn’t be further from the truth, every DJ has their own style, different skill level, different rates, and vary a lot in their “arsenal” which consists of their musical library. This is the heart of their versatility. If a DJ only has rock music but no R&B, they aren’t very versatile. A DJ who has both types of music and much more will be much more able to adapt to your wants and needs. Remember your favorite DJ that spins alternative music all night may be perfect for the club, but more than likely your grandmother doesn’t want to hear Good Charlotte all night during your reception.

Hiring the Cheapest Wedding DJ You Can Find

The phrase “you get what you pay for” holds a lot of water in the case of hiring a DJ… especially for a wedding.There are DJs who can cost as little as $300, or as much as $1,500 for a five hour wedding. Is the DJ that is only charging $300 no good at all? Who knows, he might do a decent job, but there is one thing that is certain, either the DJ doesn’t have the experience or just has bad business skills altogether to charge only $300.
Any DJ that has done a ton of weddings (100 or more) knows that they put too much into a wedding to only charge peanuts. On the other hand, remember that just because a DJ is the most expensive in town, doesn’t mean they’re the best for you. You have to take everything into consideration beforehand, sometimes they are, sometimes they’re not.

The entertainment for your reception is what you, your family and friends will remember, it’s worth more than the cost of invitations. Your DJ is an investment that you and your guests will enjoy the entire time frame of your reception, not half of it. Believe me, if half of your guests leave after dinner because loud rap music was playing during the main course, the venue isn’t going to give you a refund.

Not Communicating with Your Wedding DJ

Besides hiring the wrong DJ altogether, this is probably the biggest mistake some brides do when dealing with DJs, not communicating. There is nothing worse for a DJ (and for you too) than a rush job, especially a wedding. A seasoned professional can get through the event without noticeable incidents but I believe I speak for all wedding DJs when I say it is nerve-racking, even if we don’t show it. Keep your DJ informed of your plans, your special songs, any changes, your timeline, or anything else they may need to know. Don’t wait until the week or even a month before the big day to start communicating. This is the only way your DJ will know exactly what you want, and don’t want.

Not Having a Written Contract

Simply put… no contract, you very well may have no DJ! Every year I get a few phone calls from a bride (or her mother) saying that they hired a DJ and they didn’t show up. The first thing that I ask is did they have a contract… 80% of the time it’s a “no.” If a DJ doesn’t have a contract, runs out the front door, and doesn’t look back, there’s nothing you can do.

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Not Making Sure the Wedding DJ has Liability Insurance

More and more venues and hotels across the U.S. are requiring that DJs have liability insurance, and most are asking to see papers. A true professional is going to have insurance for their business, and you should ask to at least see a copy of the policy. Insurance for DJs is generally not expensive, and there are a few major DJ organizations which offer a nice discount on insurance for joining. There’s really no excuse for your DJ not to have it.

Taking Complete Control of the Music Selection from Your Wedding DJ

You want to hear what you want to hear… That’s fine, but remember you’re not alone on your special day. You, your family (and your new family), your friends all have different tastes. Some brides want to choose every song that gets played for the entire night, and I can honestly say that I have only seen 2 song lists created by brides out of hundreds upon hundreds that actually worked for the majority of the night. Just two.
Let the DJ do their job, which primarily consists of making sure that the right songs get played at the right time. Also remember, giving your DJ 200 songs to play for the night isn’t going to work either… unless your reception is over 10 hours long.

And last but not least make sure you clarify which artist you want to hear for certain songs. Take the song “Three Times a Lady”, The Commodores, Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty and many other artists all sing this song. If you want The Commodores version for your first dance, make sure you don’t end up with Conway Twitty instead.

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Not Making Sure the Wedding DJ You Want is Guaranteed to be Your DJ

This is probably the biggest complaint from brides all over the country about DJs. You went to a DJ company that has more than one DJ, you requested a specific DJ, and another DJ shows up in their place. Any time you deal with a big DJ company, make sure you get in writing that the DJ you want is the one that will show up.

Not Going Over Back-Up Plans with Your Wedding DJ

In life, things happen which you or nobody else has control over, even on your wedding day! Find out from your DJ about their plans for back-up transportation, equipment, and personnel. If one of these three areas is out of commission, then so will be the music for your reception. If they don’t have any plans, start running.

Not Hiring a Wedding DJ Quickly

Finding the DJ you want is hard enough work as long as you don’t believe they’re all the same. Don’t go through all the work of finding the DJ you want and then end up procrastinating on booking with that DJ. Most wedding DJs that have good reputations in the business will get booked at least a year in advance, especially for the Saturdays in the summer. If you’ve found DJ “Benz” don’t wait to hire him. Remember if you wait a month or two before the big day, your choices are limited and you might end up with DJ “Yugo”.

Avoid these ten major mistakes and you will be better able to connect with your DJ, and know what to look for while hiring a DJ. Keep in contact with your professional DJ, and your reception will more than likely be worry free.

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Here are other posts that may be helpful to you Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance SongsHow To Hire The Best Wedding DJ,  Popular Garter Toss Songs, Wedding DJ Father-Daughter Dance SongsWedding DJ Mother Son Dance SongsTop 50 Wedding Cake Cutting SongsPopular Bridal Party Introduction Songs for Wedding DJs and Popular Bouquet Toss Songs.

 

What Wedding DJ Mistakes have witnessed or experienced that may help my readers?

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What Makes a Great Wedding DJ

Another interesting article on great wedding DJs. Many of these blogs seem to forget when writing about great wedding DJs, is the need for a Wedding DJ Guarantee.  If you think you are a great wedding DJ, why do you not offer your Brides and Grooms a DJ Guarantee? As a professional Rhode Island Wedding DJ, I know my Brides and Grooms want to know I believe in what I do so they can feel safe and secure about hiring the right Wedding DJ for your wedding.

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What makes a great wedding DJ?

With software and some simple hardware anyone can market themselves as a wedding DJ.  These same people would never get through the front door of a club, but unfortunately many of them do get hired for weddings.  Given the emotional, financial and generational implications of weddings they are far more challenging and have a lot more riding on them than club gigs. So what makes a great wedding DJ?

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Here are the 5 key factors that determine the quality of a great wedding DJ:

1. Skills!

Pushing a button to a preset track does not a great wedding DJ make.  A true DJ knows how to use DJ equipment with turntables being the most desirable though CDJs are acceptable. It takes years of practice and experience to master the art and science of using multiple turntables, beatmatching, phrasing, slip-cueing, equalizing, phase shifting, harmonic mixing, beat juggling and song selection and doing it all seamlessly while keeping an eye on and the crowd to ensure that everyone is happy. DJing is the ultimate test of multitasking.  Think of it as akin to texting, fiddling with the radio while driving a car and still arriving safely.  It’s a tall order, and only a supremely skilled DJ can avoid crashing and burning.

2. Multi-dimensional experience.

What exactly does that mean?  It means a person has had varied experience playing for all sorts of clients, venues and events.  Not just parties, not just weddings, not just clubs. Each type of experience adds a layer to the skills and capabilities. Knowing how to accommodate different groups of people furthers musical knowledge, increases adaptability, ensures ability to troubleshoot and develops grace under pressure and helps make a great wedding DJ.

3. Encyclopedic knowledge of music

Yep that’s right.  The best DJs and especially great wedding DJs know virtually every record and track that’s been produced and have a voracious appetite for discovering new and old music.  They take pride in knowing all the remixes of an original track and can easily recall the number of times a song has been interpreted by different artists.  Mention an artist or a song you like and they’ll rattle off ten others that are similar and ten that are loosely related and another 10 that are completely unrelated but would appeal to you.   They build out the sound track to an entire night based on a couple of songs or artists you love staying away from those you hate, remind you of the favorites you forgot about and help you discover new ones!

4. HUGE library of tracks

It’s not enough to simply know about tracks and music.  You have to have it to play it. Enough said.

5. It’s all about YOU!

A great wedding DJ knows there is no such thing as one size fits all. Whatever you want, you should get, even the most out of the box requests, obscure musical preferences or unique religious traditions.  Best wedding DJs know how to diplomatically navigate your needs along with your guests’ wants and your venue requirements. You plan your wedding for months, looking for ideas and inspiration, why wouldn’t you ensure your music is as inspired and unique as the rest of your affair?

via WeddingDJ.com What Makes a Great Wedding DJ.

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Again, very helpful information but no mention of a Wedding DJ Guarantee.

Here are other posts that may be helpful to you Top 50 DJ Wedding Last Dance SongsHow To Hire The Best Wedding DJ,  Popular Garter Toss Songs, Wedding DJ Father-Daughter Dance SongsWedding DJ Mother Son Dance SongsTop 50 Wedding Cake Cutting SongsPopular Bridal Party Introduction Songs for Wedding DJs and Popular Bouquet Toss Songs.

 

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Wedding DJ Tips All Brides Should Know

I saw this interesting and fairly accurate list of Wedding DJ Tips for Brides on Perfect Wedding Guide.  It is not current but still offers decent Wedding DJ Tips. I am surprised more blog posts by wedding experts do not include a Wedding DJ Guarantee as essential for your wedding though.

Wedding DJ Tips All Brides Should Know

Colleen McKenzie (04 May 2010)

Although some people design and play their own reception soundtracks, the most common choice for pre-recorded music is a professional wedding DJ. Here are a few wedding DJ tips to consider when deciding on your music professionals for your wedding.

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DJs not only play music, they can provide crowd-pleasing entertainment and even serve as masters of ceremonies. A DJ service often can supply special lighting, smoke and bubble machines, props and other effects. Because of the large number of songs that technology lets them provide, DJs are increasingly a fixture at wedding receptions.

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Don’t make price your only consideration when you select a wedding DJ. Referrals are good, but seeing him or her perform in person is the best way to make a decision. There can be more for a DJ to do than just play music. You may need him or her to make introductions, schedule toasts and oversee the timing of activities.

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Ask if the DJ service has a high-quality sound system. This is important because different sites have different acoustic requirements. Confirm that backup equipment is available. After all, even the best equipment can falter.

Wedding DJ Tips All Brides Should Know  -  Fun Rhode Island Wedding DJ

An essential Wedding DJ tip is simply communication. Let your DJ know your preferences and those songs not to play. Provide a schedule of events like the first dance, cake cutting and garter toss so there are no distractions. Other considerations include what the DJ will wear, whether he or she will take requests, the number of breaks planned, what equipment is needed, if you’ll have to supply anything and what his or her payment and cancellation policies are. Make sure the contract clearly outlines responsibilities and expectations. Also, make sure the DJ who turns up is the one you wanted.

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By following these wedding DJ tips, you will insure a stress-free, enjoyable reception.

via Wedding DJ Tips All Brides Should Know – Wedding DJ | Perfect Wedding Guide.

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Fun Rhode Island DJ as Trivia Host at T.G.I. Fridays

As a fun Rhode Island DJ, I get hired for all kinds of non-DJ type situations. Theses days, I am Trivia Host at T.G.I. Fridays in North Dartmouth, MA. This specific Pub Trivia Game is called Tunes On Tap, musically based game of questions, “Name That Tune” and a final bonus round that is interactive!  The location is 455 State Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747 at 9:00.

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Fun Rhode Island DJ as Trivia Host

pub quiz is a quiz held in a public house. These events are also called quiz nights or trivia nights and may be held in other settings. Pub quizzes may attract customers to a pub who are not found there on other days. The pub quiz is a modern example of a pub game. Though different pub quizzes can cover a range of formats and topics, they have many features in common.

Pub quizzes (also known as live trivia, or table quizzes) are often weekly events and will have an advertised start time, most often in the evening.

While specific formats vary, most pub quizzes depend on answers being written in response to questions which may themselves be written or announced by a Trivia Host.

Generally someone (either one of the bar staff or the Trivia Host will come around with pens and quiz papers, which may contain questions or may just be blank sheets for writing the answers on. A mixture of both is common, in which case often only the blank sheet is to be handed in. Traditionally a member of the team hands the answers in for adjudication to the quiz master or to the next team along for marking when the answers are called.

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Trivia Night
A trivia night is a large group event, usually staged to benefit a charitable cause or organization.During a trivia night, a Trivia Host reads trivia questions split up into different categories or rounds. The questions are then answered by different groups of people in an audience. These groups, also known as “teams” or “tables,” typically consist of six to 12 people who have paid an admission fee to participate. At the end of each round, a representative from each team turns in its answers to a panel of judges who then calculate the scores for each team. The teams compete against one another with the top two or three teams receiving prizes.

Trivia nights are held throughout the United States, but are particularly popular in the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan area, where upwards of 30 trivia nights occur on any given weekend. Urban Dictionary

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On Wednesday nights in Fayetteville, N.C., groups of people gather at The Kickin’ Chicken for Team Trivia — a chance to hang out with friends, showcase knowledge of random facts, win some Chicken Bucks and even vie for an opportunity to go to the regional tournament in Raleigh. Pretty good entertainment for Hump Day!

Whether in London or Lexington, Sydney or San Francisco, it’s easy to find trivia nights (also known as quiz nights) at local bars and restaurants. These events are fun, popular and great for business.

Why’s that? Trivia night is more than just spending money on food and drinks. There’s the game aspect, which can draw a crowd on an otherwise slow night. And trivia night is a great way to create groups of regulars who will make it a recurring event on their social calendars. No one wants to let down their fellow team members so they’re more likely to come back than they would for an individual competition.

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If a trivia night is just what your place needs, use these four questions to start making it happen.

  • Who: Who’ll be the Trivia Host and where will you find contestants?
  • What: What format of trivia should you use?
  • When: What night is the best? Choose one that you can make a standing date.
  • How: Should you plan it yourself or use one of the many companies that can create the event for a price?

You can also host a trivia night at a hall or large room as a fundraiser for your organization. TLC

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Come out and play Tunes on Tap Trivia with your fun Rhode Island DJ every Thursday Night at 9:00!

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5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ

This is an interesting article on getting the most out of your Rhode Island Wedding DJ. I can’t lie, much of it is offensive but unfortunately, many Rhode Island Wedding DJs need a Bride or Groom to be this “direct”. This is true for most of the younger, less experienced Wedding DJs that think being able to mix and dress a certain way makes the a good Rhode Island Wedding DJ. We have all been to weddings where the Rhode Island Wedding DJ just could not find a way to let the wedding be amazing, too busy being the spotlight. An exceptional Rhode Island Wedding DJ knows how to get out of the way and make certain all the shine on The Bride and Groom. This takes years of experience and mistakes before gaining enough humility and maturity. Let me know what you think about Sandy Malone’s blog post from The Huffington Post.

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5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ

Posted: 02/08/2013 8:10 pm

Depending on where you come from, the things you take into consideration when choosing the music for your wedding are dramatically different. Back when I got married, I would NEVER have used a WeddingDJ in a million years, having coming from the school of thought that a Wedding DJ is a loud obnoxious creature who incites your guests to do dances you would prefer never be a part of your biggest day (Macarena, ChaCha, Slide, YMCA… I could go on forever). While my guests had fun dancing to the bands I selected both in Vieques and Washington, DC, now that I know more, I certainly wonder if we might have had a much, much better time if we’d had a good Wedding DJ with a good playlist instead.

With five-plus years of wedding planning experience, I’m here to tell you that not all Wedding DJs are created equal, and the good ones are worth their weight in gold. But even if you don’t necessarily have a whole bunch of DJ options for your wedding (the venue provides it or you’re getting married on an island that only has a couple of choices), you can structure your wedding playlist in a way that makes your wedding flow seamlessly even if the guy running the system is dumber than a box of rocks.

Here are some tips to help you set things up so that you can relax and enjoy the music you want to hear on your big day!

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1) Establish up front that you are the CLIENT and you are in charge. Let him know if you don’t like a talker. Tell him if he has absolutely no room for independent judgment. If you don’t want to hear a single song that isn’t on your personal playlist, let him know. Lay out the ground rules and don’t be afraid to be a little bit aggressive and put it writing, asking him to acknowledge your requests. Many Wedding DJs prefer you be upfront and direct. Just don’t be rude about it. There’s a way to be demanding without being Bridezilla. Be a little nicer if he’s your only option at the venue.

2) Be very specific about your playlist and, if he doesn’t give you a good form to work with, create your own and include the following categories:

Ceremony

– Prelude music

– Music for seating the mothers

– Music for the bridesmaids’ processional

– Music for the bride’s processional

– Recessional music

Reception

– Cocktail music pre-entrance

– Entrance song

– First dance song

– Daddy/daughter dance song

– Mother/son dance song

– Cocktail music post-entrance

– Dinner music

– Cake cutting song

– Bouquet/garter toss songs

– Last dance

3) Decide whether you’re going to let the Wedding DJ take requests or not, and make sure you’re clear on the system with the Wedding DJ. If you’d prefer he not take requests, you can ask him to tell people that he doesn’t have the music being requested up to a certain point. If somebody gets aggressive, he might have to explain that the bride and groom have requested no spontaneous requests.

4) Be VERY SPECIFIC about your “Do Not Play” list. Those are the songs you really, really don’t want to hear at your wedding. You never know what your friends may request, and you’re better off making sure the Wedding DJ knows at the outset exactly how you feel about that. Trust me, “We are Family” can be a very awkward music selection in many groups.

5) Get your playlist to your Wedding DJ as early as possible. Every Wedding DJ has a different system, and many of them have to pull your playlist from their master systems, especially if you’re getting married somewhere like the tropics where the Wedding DJs might not have the most current systems. Some of them need time to make sure they have all your music ready in time for your wedding. At the very latest, have all song selections to your music master no less than 30 days prior to your wedding date. A full 90 days is even better.

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If you’re not working with a wedding planner, or you don’t trust the recommendations of the venue’s banquet manager, do your own homework and research and see what other brides who got married in your area had to say about their own Wedding DJs. Angry and dissatisfied brides blog…fairly or not. But you’ll be able to tell who sounds like a bitter crazy person and who had a legitimately bad experience. Hopefully, you can learn something from their bad experiences rather than repeating them yourself.

Until next time, happy wedding planning from Weddings in Vieques and Weddings in Culebra!

via Sandy Malone: 5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ.

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Rhode Island Wedding DJ Prices

This is an interesting and informative article on Rhode Island Wedding DJ Prices. There is plenty of helpful information for Brides and Grooms looking to hire your Wedding DJ for your wedding. Two points they do not cover in this article about Rhode Island Wedding DJ Prices that I think are very important: a Wedding DJ Guarantee and Multicultural Wedding DJ experience. It seems that having a DJ Guarantee wold be maybe the most important item in hiring your Wedding DJ, if not, how can you trust the Wedding DJ you want to hire for your Wedding? Similarly, a Wedding DJ that doe snot have extensive experience as a Multicultural Wedding DJ would make me nervous, how would you know if they are prepared and experienced performing at Weddings with a diverse mix of friends and family?

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Rhode Island Wedding DJ Prices

For many people getting married is one of the most important events of their life. It can also be one of the most expensive. There are many things to budget for, the wedding dress, venue hire, food and drink, the wedding cake and of course the evening entertainment. Rhode Island Wedding DJ prices can vary a lot and there are many things that you must taken into consideration.

Most DJs will be able to offer a range of packages to suit most budgets. They may charge per hour or a fixed fee for the event. Some will have set packages that include a number of hours (typically 4 hours) and then charge per hour for additional ones.

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A good DJ should also be able to offer a range of optional extras. Such extras include a fog machine, programmable lighting, music videos and karaoke. Find out exactly what the DJ is offering as standard and what comes as extra. Choosing extras can quickly add to the wedding DJ’s price and blow your budget if you are not careful.

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If you require music at the wedding ceremony as well as the reception then discuss this with the DJ. Many DJs will be able to cover the ceremony as well and play music while your guests wait and when the bride walks down the aisle. If you do want the DJ to cover the ceremony too then don’t forget to ask how much extra it will cost.

Rhode Island Wedding DJ prices can vary considerable from area to area with good DJs charging anything from $800 to $2000. To get an overview of prices in your area it is best phone a number of DJs and ask for a list of their rates. You can then set a reasonable budget and choose the right DJ for your wedding.

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Choosing The Right DJ According to Rhode Island Wedding DJ Prices

Once you have fixed a budget and decided exactly what you will want your wedding DJ to do you can then choose your DJ. Initially you may talk to a prospective DJ on the phone or via email but you should always have a face to consultation with the DJ before hiring.

Meeting with a DJ in person will make it easier for you to tell if they can run a good party. There is nothing worse then having a party were everyone is sitting around with no one dancing. A good DJ will be able to encourage people onto the dance floor. Ask the DJ how they get people dancing and enjoying themselves.

You will want to choose the song for your first dance and probably some of the other music too. A good wedding DJ will be able to advise you on music and have a large collection of appropriate and popular music. Make sure that you discuss the playlist and first dance choice with your wedding DJ in advance of the wedding.

Many wedding DJs will have all their own equipment but some may rely on using some of the venues equipment. Find out which is the case so there are no suprises on the night.

Don’t be afraid to ask for references from previous clients and a live audition if you think it necessary.

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Rhode Island Wedding DJ prices can vary greatly and having the right DJ can make a big difference to your wedding reception. Take your time in choosing a DJ, don’t just go with the cheapest to save money or with the most expensive because they must be the best. The right price is about getting the best value for your money so take your time and plan carefully.

This article is courtesy of Wedding DJ Prices.

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