WEDDING GUIDE

All wedding receptions are different and meet the needs and wants of our clients. 

Our wedding guide is intended as an aid in the understanding of how Mixmaster DJ Service performs a typical wedding reception


We have added some creative ideas and explanations accompanied with some photos and video clips on ways to create a memorable reception
 
PLANNING / SETUP
   

 

The consultation

Approximately one month (or anytime at your convenience) prior to your wedding day Mixmaster DJ Service provides a detailed consultation customized to the planning of your special day

During the consultation we will discuss:

* Time and agenda for all events
* Creative ideas and activities to set your reception apart from all other receptions
* Discuss your music choices
* To answer all your questions and concerns

CLICK HERE
- To view our detailed wedding reception planner
CLICK HERE - To view our wedding ceremony planner

 


  Setup

Setup - Mixmaster DJ Services arrives up to 2 hours prior to starting time to begin setup procedures.  This allows enough time to be setup before guests arrive.  Mixmaster DJ Service uses only top grade professional sound and light systems.

Wireless Speaker - We can provide wireless speaker to accommodate larger sized celebrations.

Options / Upgrades

Mixmaster DJ Service offers the following options / upgrades to enhance your celebration

* Media Coverage - Mixmaster DJ Service offers photos and video highlights to some of our events.  Call us to see if your event qualifies
* Uplighting - Mixmaster DJ Service can accent any room by putting uplighting fixtures throughout the room to enhance the decor
* Monograms - We also can also add that personal touch with a customized monogram
* Video Projector - Mixmaster DJ Service offers a video projector for any presentations you may have
 
CEREMONY


Victoria & Anthony exchange their vows
  Ceremony

Mixmaster DJ Services can provide sound and music for your ceremony.  We offer a detailed ceremony planner,  wireless lapel mic for the minister and wireless handheld mics for any readings

Mixmaster DJ Services can help avoid a microphone in your photos by using a lapel microphone.  Lapel microophones are about the size of a pencil eraser and pins on the the lapel of whoever is orchestrating the ceremony.

CLICK HERE - To view our ceremony wedding planner
 
COCKTAIL HOUR



  Guest Arrival

Guest Arrival - When your guests arrive we provide soft background music of your choice played in the background.  The low volume music allows guests to enjoy conversation.

 


Emilie & Isaac walk into a standing ovation for their grand entrance
  Bridal Party Arrival / Grand Entrance
- CLICK HERE - To watch a customized Bridal Party Grand Entrance introcuction - Each bridal party couple comes into a song of their choice on YouTube
 - CLICK HERE - To watch a customized bride & groom Grand Entrance introcuction (Wrestling Theme) on YouTube


When the bridal party arrive we will get everyone ready for the grand entrance.  We put everyone in the proper order, confirm names and pronunciations as well as educate everyone involved the proper etiquette for the grand entrance and upcoming activities.  You choose the music and energy level for your grand entrance
 
FOLLOWING THE GRAND ENTRANCE

After the grand entrance you may choose either of the following
 
1.  Follow the grand entrance with dinner activities (most common)
2.  Follow the grand entrance and go directly with your first dance then proceed to dinner activities
DINNER HOUR
 


Kayla & Matthew with the toast from the Best Man
  Welcome / Toasts  / Blessing

A wireless microphone will be provided for any presentations such as the toasts and blessings

You may choose to do any of the following after the grand entrance

Bride & Groom Welcome Message (strongly recommended)  - Many times the B&G want to welcome and thank all their guests to their celebration.  This is the perfect opportunity to take a moment and thank everyone for their love and support

Toast - We'll make sure the glasses are filled and a wireless microphone is ready for anyone who wishes to give a toast

Blessing - Again a wireless microphone will be provided so the blessing can be presented from anywhere in the room
 



Samantha & Devin cake cutting
  Cutting The Cake

Cutting the wedding cake can be done at either of the following times

* Before dinner - This allows time for the cake to be cut and plated while guests are enjoying their dinners. The cake can then be served immediately after the main course.
* After dinner
 
  Dinner Served

Again soft music of your choice is played while guests enjoy their dinners

If you are having a buffet style dinner we will be more than happy to escort guests to the buffet line
 


Samantha along with Deven reads the next couple who will kiss in the "Names In A Basket" kissing game


Guests stand and sing a chorus line with the word "Love" to see Leslie & Steve Kiss
  Kissing Games / Dinner Skits

You may wish to add any of the following skits to the dinner hour

Kissing Game - To really set the tone for a fun filled event you may wish to add one of our fun kissing games during the dinner segment of your reception.  We emcee any activities and explain to your guests how the skit works

* Names In A Basket For A Kiss (Our most popular game) - Prior to the reception we ask the B&G to write down several "fun" couples names on separate slips of paper and place them in a basket at the head table at the reception.  During dinner when the guests clink their glasses we ask the B&G to kiss.  Once they've kissed we then ask them to reach in the basket and pull out a slip of paper and read the name on the slip of paper. The couple whose name is read is asked to kiss (kind of like sweet revenge).  Makes for a great game as guests never know who will be next

* Sing A Song For Kiss - Instead of clinking of the glasses, guest or guests are encouraged to stand and sing a chorus line of song with the words "love" in it.  Basically we've replaced the clinking of the glasses with guests singing

 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of Names In A Basket Kissing Game on YouTube
 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of Sing A Song For A Kiss Kissing Game on YouTube

 
     
AFTER DINNER HOUR
 
  The Wedding Newlywed Game  - This is a short comical game played during the dinner hour where Mixmaster DJ Service places the B&G with their backs to each other and then provides them with a "him" and a "her" sign.  We then ask the bride and groom a series of rapid fire questions about each other.  The object is to see how well the B&G really know each other.  There is no score kept as it is just merely an entertainment skit. Examples of questions we may ask, Who will do the laundry? or Who will control the remote on the TV?

 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Newlywed Game on YouTube
 
     
  Centerpiece Giveaway - If you have centerpieces to give away, Mixmaster DJ Service has a fun and creative way to give them away

 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Centerpiece Giveaway Skit on YouTube
 
     

Kelly's grandfather celebrates his birthday, Joe is presented with a birthday cake while everyone sings "Happy Birthday
  Birthday Salute - If you have any family or friends that are celebrating a birthday on your wedding day, we can pay tribute to that person by singing happy birthday to them.

Speeches - You may have someone who wants to give a speech or a special message.  We will be more than glad to provide a wireless microphone
 
     
  Wedding Love Story Scavenger Hunt (WLSSH)

Invite / Involve your guests with our love story scavenger hunt game.  We can tell the story of how the B&G met, when they got engaged, where they got engaged, things B&G's do together and much more with this game.  Like musical chairs where you must find a seat in order to continue on to the next round, but you must first go on a scavenger hunt to find an item before finding the chair.

 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Wedding Love Story Scavenger Hunt Game (WLSSH) on YouTube

 
     
1ST DANCE / MUSIC AND DANCING


Courtney & Bo's first dance with monogram and uplighting in background
  First Dance

The first segment of the dancing portion of the reception  is usually for the introduction of the bride and groom then followed by the bridal party and parents. 

After the first dance you may follow with either a bridal party introduction to a slow song, or slow songs for the guests to join in, or do a father / daughter then groom / mother dance.


CLICK HERE - To see our top 30 all time love songs
 
  Let The Dancing Begin

Start your first fast dance off with our multiplication dance

Multiplication dance - Now is the time to "get the party started".  One way to start the party is that we would ask all of the bridal party members to remain on the dance floor to initiate the first fast dance.  We start out by playing a song and ask all on the floor to dance until we pause the song.  When we pause the song we announce that if you are on the dance floor it's time to "multiply" By that we mean if you are on the dance floor we ask you to go out into the audience, select a guest and bring them back with you onto the dance floor.  We do this a couple rounds until everyone is out "celebrating" your wedding day! 
 
  Let's Dance

Between all special events we play a variety of fun upbeat dance music for all ages to keep the party going. 
 


Anniversary Dance

Cara & Aaron present the winners of the anniversary dance with a gift of a picture frame.
  Anniversary Dance

We already know who the shortest married couple is so let's find out who has been married the longest!

This dance is a tribute to all married couples.  We begin by making an announcement that this is the "anniversary dance", and we ask for all married couples to join us on the dance floor for the next slow song.  We then proceed with a love ballad and while your guests are dancing we start to eliminate couples through years of marriage.  We start by eliminating couples with less than 1 year of marriage, then 5, then 10 etc, until we are left with just one couple remaining on the dance floor.  We now have determined our "anniversary dance" winners

The bride and groom may wish to present the winners of the anniversary dance with a gift.

Anniversary Dance Winners Suggested Gift - A picture frame is the suggested gift and the idea behind the picture frame is that the photographer will take a photo of the B&G and winners of the anniversary dance.  Once the picture has been processed the B&G can give the anniversary dance winners the picture and they now have a picture frame to place the photo in.  This makes a nice touch and is always a crowd pleaser!

 - CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Anniversary Dance / Presentation Of Picture Frame Gift on YouTube
 


Judy & Sam toss the candy for the candy tosses



The mystery chair skit

 

Tosses - Reverse
  The Tosses

If you choose to the bouquet and garter tosses, you can choose from the following options.

Candy toss - This is great if you have lots of children at your reception.

Tradtional Way - Bride tosses the garter, then groom retrieves the gater from the bride.  Then the groom tosses the gater to the gentleman


Mystery Chair - There is a mystery item (B&G pick the item) hidden underneath the chair.  When it's time for the groom to retrieve the garter instead of pulling out the garter he pulls out  the mystery item.  Some items used in the past have been the "terrible towel" or a jumbo pair of underwear etc

Blindfold Skit - The gentlemen who caught the garter is blindfolded.  Once the blindfold is in place we switch the lady (who caught the bouquet) out of the chair and replace her with someone else. The switched person could be with a guy or a parent etc.  Makes for a funny moment

Reverse - We switch things around and have the lady place the garter on the guy

- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Candy Tosses
- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Tosses - Mystery Chair - Marriage book for dummies

- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of theTosses - Blindfold Skit
- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Tosses - Reverse - Gentleman places garter on lady
 
  Bride / Father - Groom / Mother Dance

Following the tosses it's tradition to proceed with the parents dances  You could do the parents dance one of two ways

1.  Combination Dance - Both the bride and groom dance with their respective parents to the same song
2.  Separate dances  - Separate songs are played for each the bride / father dace and the groom / mother dance

You may also have other VIP guests you may wish to dance with as well.
 


Brandi dances at her bridal dance
  Bridal Dance (AKA Dollar Dance or Honeymoon Dance)

Choose from the following music for this dance

* Traditional polkas
* Slow songs
* 2 slow songs then fade into the traditional polkas

We have all the guests form a circle around the bride (and groom) while we are doing this dance.  After everyone has gone through the line and dances with the bride we ask them to form a tight circle around the bride.  As tradition goes it is up the groom to break through the circle and find his bride in the middle and escort her out the door.  (We all know they will be right back for more of the party)
 


Kayla & Stephen celebrate with confetti
  The Dancing Continues

After the bridal dance is over this is when we really kick the party into "high gear".  We put together non-stop music to really keep the party going.

Party Kits - You may choose to add one of our party kits to your package to add even more energy to your party

- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Confetti Shot Party Kit on YouTube
 


That's The Way I Like It Skit
  Interaction

Mixmaster DJ Service can provide a mix of tasteful interaction throughout your celebration.  All interactive skits are provided at no extra cost.  The B&G determine during the consultation how "interactive" you want us to be.  Remember interaction is all tasteful, keeps the spotlight on the B&G and adds energy to any party

Below are some of the interactive skits we provide  - Click on the YouTube Icon to watch a short video clip

- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Skit - That's The Way I Like It on YouTube
- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Skit - Car Wash on YouTube
- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of the Skit - Bee Gee's - Stayin Alive on YouTube
 
 


Jukebox Eliminator
  Games

Mixmaster DJ Service can also provide games for your celebration

- CLICK HERE - To watch a sample of Jukebox Eliminator on YouTube

Chubby Checker's Twist Contest

Limbo

 
  Music And Dancing

Again we provide non-stop music being sure to play yours and your guest requests.  We keep the spotlight on the bride & groom throughout the night because they are the "star" of the show
 
  Farewell Dance / Grand Exit

Farewell Dance - At the end of your celebration we pay tribute to the bride and groom with a farewell dance.  It's our last chance to salute our happy couple

Grand Exit - This is the grand finale of the party.  We stage a grand exit with lots of energy and it's all part of making a memory that everyone will remember for years to come.
 




  Media Coverage

Mixmaster DJ Service offers media coverage of your event under our "Events / Media Coverage" page.  Share the memories with guests who were in attendance or with those who were not able to attend your celebration.  Media coverage is provided at no extra charge but will only be provided at your request.  Give us a call to see what media coverage your celebration qualifies for.
 
We hope you have enjoyed our tour on putting together an understanding on how Mixmaster DJ Service can customize a wedding celebration the way you want it
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