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A Personal Message To The Bride And Groom
First of all, let me congratulate both of you on your decision to share
the rest of your lives together in marriage. I hope your ceremony and
the celebration of your wedding with your family and friends is one of
the most wonderful memories of your lives.
By now you may be starting to realize that organizing this event is no
small task. Planning your wedding is not something you get to
practice doing every day. It is a once in a lifetime event. Relax and
enjoy the fun of being creative. You will be rewarded for all of the
effort you that put into it.
There are churches to locate, clergy, ceremony music, banquet
rooms to rent, caterers, florists, cake makers, photographers, DJ's,
video crews and on and on. I encourage you to spend plenty of time
planning, interviewing and coordinating. Many of these vendors
must interact with each other and good communication is essential.
Rarely does everything go perfectly. Good vendors working together
will iron out any unexpected glitches and make your wedding appear
exactly as planned to you and your guests.
Get help planning and coordinating if you feel you should. It will be
worth it to know that everything is being taken care of so that all you
have to do is focus on your wedding day, enjoying one of the best
times of your lives and living out your dream.
As your Tampa Wedding DJ, it is my responsibility to help plan the
flow of events at your wedding and reception. This is my area of
expertise which will help to coordinate your celebration.
We start with up to a two hour private consultation (longer if needed)
with the bride and groom. We go over many of the details, supplying
you with an outline of a plan to assist you with your wedding.
In a recent article, over 100 newly married brides were surveyed. It
was nearly unanimous that they would do one thing differently. They
would have placed far greater importance on getting to know and
working with the DJ in planning their wedding.
Phone message from Sandy who got
married at White Chapel - Palm Harbor
Unsolicited email from a Best Man: Mr. Kent, How are You? I just wanted to touch
base with you and let you know I think you did a great j-o-b at the (name withheld)
Wedding. I will definitely look forward to recommending you and your DJing Services
in the future. Thank you again for your professionalism and your great attitude
throughout the process. I pray God's favor in all your future endeavors. Sincerely,
|Guide to planning your Wedding
Upon becoming engaged:
(a year to plan is preferred)
-Pick out rings
-Budgeting is most important. It can directly tie in to the type of wedding you want - formal, casual, country, etc.
-Decide on a date and time. An afternoon wedding? An evening reception? Friday? Saturday? Sunday?
-Have a picture taken. Publish your announcement and the picture in the newspaper
-Select a place to get married and to have your reception
-Talk with your clergy. Check on any requirements of their denomination regarding getting married
-Determine who you want in your wedding and to stand up with you and discuss it with them
-For variable expense items such as the caterer (cost per plate), the banquet facility and the number of table and chairs, and the
wedding cake, consider your budget and the number of guests that will work within it
-Begin work on your guest list keeping in mind the number your worked out above
Seek out and determine your vendors - Banquet facility, Caterer, Disc Jockey, Photographer, Videographer, Florist, Wedding
Cake, Limo, Wedding and Bridesmaid's dresses, shoes and colors, Groom's and Groomsmen's outfits, Guest lodging if
Six months or more ahead of time:
-Make plans for honeymoon including air fare, cruise reservations, immunizations, passports, etc.
-If you are planning a performance during the ceremony such as a singer, a trumpet or a string quartet, locate them and get them
-Schedule time off from work
Four months or more ahead of time:
-Finish guest list and order invitations
-Make plans with beauticians, etc.
-Decide on the text of the ceremony, verses, Unity candle and any other special event during ceremony
-Follow-up with vendors and confirm
-Research administrative tasks pertaining to name change with drivers license, bank accounts, Social Security and any other
-Make reservations for Rehearsal dinner
Two months or more ahead of time:
-Make appointments for physicals for marriage license if required
-Buy gifts for attendants and each other
-Prepare and mail invitations, include maps as needed
-Groom and Groomsmen order outfits
One month or more ahead of time:
-Work closely with DJ on Music for Reception (and Ceremony if applicable)
-Final gown fittings
-Plan a schedule for the family and Bridal Party the days before and of the Wedding
-Plan for the arrangement of tables and seating at the Banquet facility. Be sure to consider where immediate family will sit and
where spouses of Bridal party not in the wedding will sit. Include a Guest Book table, Wedding Cake Table and Gift Table. The
DJ is the Emcee of your Reception. It is advisable to have the DJ in close proximity to the Bride and Groom's table and to the
Two weeks or more ahead of time:
-Contact Post Office and Newspaper to suspend deliveries while on your honeymoon
-Pick up Marriage License
-Discuss number of guest's RSVP with Caterer
One week or more ahead of time:
-Complete any payments to vendors, Banquet Facility
-Final fittings. Arrange for dress and gowns to be pressed
-Confirm Passports, tickets, Travelers Checks and cash are readied
-Do a "walk through" of Rehearsal Dinner, Ceremony and Reception from a written plan
-Groom and Groomsmen's should pick up outfits
-Prepare all essentials needed on Wedding day - Wedding gown, veil, shoes, extra nylons, comfortable shoes (flip flops or
ballerina slippers) for Reception, safety pins, garter(s), etc.
-Rehearsal and dinner
-Give gifts to attendants and each other
-Have a good breakfast
-Remember License and rings
Music Magic DJ
Phone message from Tracy who got
married at Lange Farm - Dade City
I hope you will consider using
Music Magic DJ
to help make your celebration
a huge success.
Hello, David and I just wanted to say thanks for the job well done and being
as organized as you were....it was definitely a relief to have someone like
you doing the music who was both organized and personable. So again
thank you for the wonderful job you did....I recommend you every chance I
get that someone asks about a DJ! Thanks a Million, The Jeffers
Jenny and Jeff
Plantation Inn - Crystal River
Lauren and Lisa