Why use Milestones DJ as your Wedding DJ?
When Milestones Wedding DJ books a wedding, we first connect with the bride and groom and make sure that we know precisely how they envision their wedding day going. After all, it’s their day, and it’s a day that happens to have – even the ones that go smoothly – a lot of pressure leading up to it (too much pressure for one day, we say, but we haven’t come up with a solution to that one yet – we’ll let you know if we do).
Once we have all of the information that we need, such as whether or not there will be a garter toss or money dance, etc., what songs they would like to hear (and not hear!), we make sure that we have at least one person that we can connect with on the actual day of the wedding. Someone who is preferably not the bride or groom that knows exactly what the bride and groom want and how they want it.
That person is usually a coordinator, but a lot of times is a friend or relative (by the way, if it’s a big wedding, we highly recommend staying away from having friends or family members run the show – trust us, it’s better to hire a coordinator for those or let us and the banquet facility manager handle the timeline).
We are in contact with the bride and groom as well as the designated coordinator prior to the wedding day just to make sure we’re all in sync. We arrive at the wedding totally prepared, usually one and a half to two hours prior to the scheduled start time.
During the wedding reception (we can also perform the ceremony music), we work with the designated coordinator to make the day special. Since we act as master of ceremonies, announcing each portion of the day, we make sure that everyone involved in the wedding is prepared. For example, we will let the photographer, videographer, bride and groom, etc. know well in advance when we’ll be playing the first dance song or when we’re getting ready to do the garter and bouquet toss. Doing things this way ensures that all involved are ready to go (you wouldn’t want your photographer loading a card in his or her camera while you are beginning your first dance as husband and wife, right?).
Enjoy Your Day
We only interrupt the bride and groom to let them know when they have to be doing something (cake cutting, first dance, etc.). Other than that, it’s our philosophy that the bride and groom shouldn’t even wear a watch. They should just enjoy the day and their guests and leave the details up to us and their wedding day coordinator. All of the hard work is done and it’s time to have fun and enjoy the day!
You’d think that the philosophies above would be a natural thing for wedding DJs, but you might be very surprised (not a good thing to be on your wedding day, in our opinion).
The iPod (or Friend) vs. Professional Wedding DJ
If you are considering hiring a friend-of-a-friend who happens to DJ on the side (“Hey, my cousin has an iPod – save your money, dude!”) or you are hiring a nightclub DJ (“How exactly do you beat mix Elton John with Ella Fitzgerald? In fact, who is Ella Fitzgerald?”) with little or no wedding reception experience, you are rolling the dice on how well your event will be managed and coordinated.
An iPod might save you money (of course, you have to rent a P.A. system to project the music and have all songs pre-loaded), but it can’t organize an event and keep things on track throughout the day. An iPod can’t make quick decisions or notify the other wedding vendors when the cake cutting is about to begin. (See this YouTube video about using an iPod for wedding entertainment – do a search there are plenty more videos where that came from)
There are many club and party DJs out there, but if they are not trained to manage wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions and/or don’t regularly work weddings, they may not have the breadth of music or the experience required to perform for an audience made up of ages ranging from 1 to 101. We’ve been performing as a professional DJs and MCs since 1987 and have music that dates back to the turn of the last century all the way through to the current Billboard Hot 100 charting singles today. Not only do we have that span of musical genres, but we know the songs and more importantly, we know the right time to play them to create a fun atmosphere for you and your guests.
There are many types of Wedding DJs. We are NOT the “cheesy” types who wear powdered blue tuxedos and make you and your guests wear funny hats. We are a professional Wedding DJ and MC (Master of Ceremonies) company…and we act like it. Our Wedding DJs are trained to first make your wedding reception run smoothly, second to provide music at an enjoyable sound level at appropriate times so that you and your guests enjoy the day and third to NOT make ourselves the center of attention. After all, this is YOUR day, not ours. Our announcements are said in a professional voice and while we can certainly be fun and outgoing, we don’t take things “over the top” to embarrass anyone. A professional Wedding DJ company is all about the bride and groom and their guests, not themselves.
At Milestones DJ, we believe in making sure our customer has the event they were hoping for. We are not about self-promotion, so you won’t find large banners with our logo at your wedding. All of our equipment is black so it won’t clash with your wedding decor – no matter what the color. Our equipment is set up behind a professional facade so your guests don’t have to view sound equipment or cables hanging all over the place. We are not the focus of attention – it’s your day.
Wedding & Music Software
We have a web-based customer event planning software package (included with every package) that allows you to organize your wedding timeline, events, music (you can even preview songs!), make payments, change your event information, and much more – all from any computer that is connected to the Internet. This software is free to all of our customers and helps us both to make sure that we are on the same page (so to speak) when it comes to your important day.
A Professional Wedding DJ Guarantees Your Wedding Is A Success
True enough these days, anyone can play music, but a Professional Wedding DJ does a lot more than that — as you’ve probably figured out by this point of the web page. A Professional Wedding DJ not only has a wide range of music from every era, but knows the music and knows how and when to use it. Every reception is different and if a DJ can hit on a few song sets that makes everyone in attendance happy and dancing while making the day’s events run smoothly, you’ll have fond memories of your special day…and so will your friends and family. Our professional reputation banks on it.
Please review our personal references and give us a call with any questions. We believe that once you’ve talked with us on the phone and read our references page, you’ll feel comfortable assigning your wedding day entertainment and coordination to us.
Call us today to discuss your event (no charge and no hard sales pitch): (888) 612-6365 or Get A Quote for a no-obligation price quote and information on our services.