The timing of your wedding reception is HUGE, it’s a team effort between the caterer, wedding planner and the DJ who is going to make all of the introductions, announcements, set the tone of the wedding and keep things on track!
Recently the amazing team from FyerFly Productions in our Orlando Perfect Wedding Guide market shared some tips for things you should ABSOLUTELY share with your wedding DJ.
- How to pronounce your name –
We keep it modern here at FyerFly so the wedding party is introduced by their first name but, the newlyweds need to be introduced PERFECTLY. Give the DJ the phonetic spelling of your name and go over it before the formal introductions.
- Family Drama–
Save the drama for your momma but, tell your DJ about it. Don’t be shy about spilling any family situations that might come up during the night. If the DJ knows that you do not want your Step Mother or Uncle Bob making a speech it is easy for them to move around it for you. Let them be the bad guys, it is their job to maneuver around any sticky situations but, they can’t fix what they don’t know.
- Song Requests YAY or NAY–
If you have decided to not let your guests come up for requests, share that with your DJ so he can field this for you. Again, it is easy for the DJ to handle this if you let them know ahead of time.
- Formal Dance Songs–
What are the meanings behind the songs you have chosen for your dances? For example, do you want to dance to “Differences by Ginuwine” because it was the first song you ever danced to together? Would you like to dance for the entire song or cut it short… because your new husband starts to cry every time after the third verse? Let us know! We can handle this discreetly as long as you let us know the details.
- Timeline and Changes –
Give your DJ a timeline for the entire day, during the reception they are responsible for how the day will flow and can make sure the events stay on time. Changes like when the cake cutting will occur can be embarrassing if the DJ makes the announcement at the wrong time.
Thanks to our friends at FyerFly Productions for sharing these tips on working with a DJ to ensure a smooth wedding reception.
To find out more about this awesome Orlando based DJ company check out their vendor profile: Fyerfly Productions PWG Orlando