"Hire a dj" "Hire a dj" "Hire a dj"!
I'm sure if we've been working together, you've heard me say that 1 million + times... but that's truly because a DJ can make or break the entire mood and vibe of your wedding day.
From the pre ceremony music, to the very last song, choose your DJ wisely, and take the time to go over the music you love, and also the music you really don't like!
Here are FOUR ways to know if you're hiring the right DJ:
(Other than the fact that it's not your uncle....)
1. How Long Has He Been Djing?
This is an important question, but not necessarily a make or break situation. If the DJ you're meeting with explains that he's only been doing it for 1 year or less, but has the confidence that he will make your beautiful day perfect, he may be the one! We've come across DJs that have been in the business so long, that they're not in touch with today's technology, which can hinder a lot of the planning moving forward.
2. What Style Of Music Is This DJ Used To Playing?
I'm sure you don't want a club DJ playing at your conservative ranch wedding, or vise versa correct? Although DJs have access to a lot of music, they don't always necessarily have everything you're looking for. So when interviewing different DJs, be sure to ask those questions!
3. What Does Their Booth Look Like?
There have been a handful of times when I walk into the reception space, and see an outrageous set up created by the DJ. I get it, not all vendors have the decorative touch, but make sure they don't use a sparkly table cloth when you're going for a muted and neutral look... just may look a bit odd!
4. Do You See Eye To Eye?
Just like finding the right wedding planner, or the right photographer makes a difference in your experience, so does finding the right DJ. Personality is everything, especially if you're looking for them to MC. Do they have a personality you click with? Can they win your guests over while they're patiently waiting for dinner? All of these play a huge role in making the day memorable.
I truly hope these tips will help you throughout your DJ hunt! Make sure to stay true to yourself, and stand up for what you want. Also, don't hire a family member or a good friend... let them enjoy the day!
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We're back with MORE 2019 wedding trends for the year! Are you ready for them? As trends come and go, there are always some that I even scratch my head about... but ultimately, as a couple, it is what YOU want that always matters in the end. Happy Planning!
1. Dresses with POCKETS!
Yes, we said pockets! Jumpsuits are making a huge come back as well, with pockets too! Who said convenience has to go away during your wedding day? What if you want to take the perfect selfie... where would you put it otherwise?! What do you think about this trend?
2. Dresses With Sleeves
That's right! Dresses with sleeves are BACK, and better than ever! As we mentioned previously, if you're wearing a strapless, or backless dress, or spaghetti straps, it's OK! These are just trends popping up for the year! Let us know how you feel about this trend. Love it? Hate it?
4. Plastic Free!
This has been a trend that has been brewing for a while now. With activists all around us, it is important to recognize that going plastic free is great! From decorations, to utensils, we are proud to see this on the top trending list. Although renting china, or buying the wooden cake stand, rather than the plastic one may be less cost affective, it still makes a difference!
5. Natural Makeup With a Red Lip
We are seeing this much more often this year! Especially in the fall and winter months. Red lips with a very simple eye and face is not only trending, but it also is absolutely gorgeous. What do you think? Do you think getting a bit more glam is more exciting for a wedding day?
6. Edible Party Favors!
This is one of our favorites... because well, they're edible! This isn't only cost affective, but also useful! An example that we've seen while coordinating weddings, is putting the bride and groom's favorite candy in a little customized box (This can be plastic free and sustainable too if you choose)! It's personable, and yummy!
7. Late Night Snack
Many couples are booking food trucks, pizza deliveries, even ice cream trucks to show up after 9 PM for a late night snack! This not only helps with, you know, soaking up the alcohol, but it's also a cute and thoughtful touch! If you have some extra room in the budget, this may be a great option!
We just love these trends that are becoming more popular! Which one was your favorite? Ours definitely has to be the late night snack...!
Looking for some help planning your big day? Give us a call, and let's grab a cup of coffee!
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