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How Your Washington DC DJ Service Can Make Your Entrance Grand!

Your Washington DC DJ Service will have a major impact on your wedding and your guests’ enjoyment of it. How can the Wedding DJ Service not have a major impact when so much of the day features a musical accompaniment? Not so long ago most weddings had the ceremony at a church and the cocktail hour and reception were held elsewhere. That was not a Washington DC norm, it was nationwide.

The norm now is that every part of the wedding takes place at the venue. That includes the ceremony. So that means that the DJ Service you choose for your wedding is making an impact on your guests from the moment they arrive to the property. No other vendor has that impact. Only the venue does.

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Of the many festivities that take place The Grand Entrance is one where the DJ can make a significant impact and where you can set the tone for your celebration. Here are a few planning tips and ideas to make your wedding entrance grand!

Song Choice

Everyone here has experienced the emotional impact that music can have.

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Think about being in the stadium of your favorite team and you hear “We will, We Will, Rock You!” You already hear the drums in your head as you read this!

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Think about this line: “Oh, my love. My darling, I‘ve hungered for your touch. Are you, still mine……!” You can already envision this scene and are probably thinking the word “Ditto!”

Nothing will have a greater impact than the song that you choose for your Grand Entrance. There are tons of song suggestion lists only a Google search away. YouTube is another way to get ideas. If you already have a song that is “yours”, share that with your guests.

Lighting

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By utilizing lights, you have the opportunity to create a festive atmosphere! Spotlights are a wonderful way to enhance the moment, as they will ensure that all eyes will be on you.

Next to music, nothing makes a greater impact in terms of ambiance, emotion, and mood than lighting. Think about it. When you plan a romantic moment with your partner do you turn every light in the room on? Of course not! Why? It ruins the mood.

How about the Christmas tree at the National Mall at Christmas time? Sure, it looks great decorated but they have a lighting ceremony for a reason. It creates excitement!

You can create that same feeling by adding a Spotlighted Grand Entrance to your DJ Service. For Perfect Harmony Entertainment it is one of the DC Event Lighting Services that we offer. We offer to include a Spotlighted First Dance as well should you choose.

A great thing about adding this option to your DC DJ Service is that you get to share it. Put your parents in the spotlight! Think about how great a feeling it would be for the members of your bridal party. They have made a commitment to you and went thru fittings and rehearsal. Imagine how you will make them feel as they enter to roaring applause and the celebrity spotlight!

Choreography

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There is making and entrance and then there is making an entrance! Spice things up by incorporating a dance or a short routine and you and your bridal party enter. You don’t have to be a great dancer. You simply have to be willing to loosen up and have a little fun.

If you are looking for ideas, YouTube is a great resource of things you might want to do as well a epic fails that you don’t.

Our team at Perfect Harmony Entertainment does far more for our couples than provide great music and fun activities such as our photo booth. Our focus is to help our couples and corporate clients create the events they have envisioned. We do that in part through offering tips and advice and sharing our event experience.

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment provides our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in the Washington DC area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90-minute drive of the District of Columbia including Leesburg, Rockville, and Frederick.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event, click the link below or simply send us a text. 

6 Ways To Tell Your Love Story!

As a Wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting service provider serving the markets of Central PA (Lancaster, Harrisburg), Maryland (Frederick, Baltimore) and Northern VA; we have been a part of a lot of weddings!  Over the years, we have noticed that some weddings we remember more than others. Why is that? What makes those wedding stand out when we reminisce?

It Is All About the People!

In the end, it wasn’t about the budget, the venue, or even the décor. It was about the people. I remember the weddings that really allowed me to feel like I was a part of their love story—no matter how small a role I played. Even though I only knew those couples for a short time, their weddings had a way of telling their story to the world. 

Finding a way to incorporate your love story in different aspects of your wedding is important. You don’t want your wedding to look like anyone else’s, and personalizing your wedding is the best way to truly make it yours. 

Here are a few tips to set your wedding apart from all the rest:

Your Vows

As you stand before your friends and family everyone’s attention will be on you. Make the most of this moment by sharing details of you met, fell in love, and how this moment came to be. There are the people that you invited and there are those who came. Those who are here at this magical moment care about you and they love hearing your story and learning more about the person you have become.

This doesn’t have to be a fifteen-minute story in which you recall every date or gift exchanged between the two of you. It is really a summation of how everyone in attendance came to be at this place and at this moment. As with most good things in life, you want to leave your guests wanting more.

Take Advantage of the Wedding Program

This document allows a lot of space to not only list the timeline of events but also tidbits about your lover store. You could use this space to share milestone dates of your relationship. You could share the story of your proposal. You could explain why you have selected this venue, this décor, or this playlist.

There’s no limit to the number of ways you can make your wedding program special.

Personal Photos

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Guests absolutely love this! As mentioned earlier, every person here shares a deep bond with you. That said, we all know how crazy life can be! It is likely that some of the folks who are here to celebrate either have not spent a great deal of time with you recently. Others did not know you until…

Using photos of you both together is another great way to incorporate your love story into your wedding day. Yes, it’s been done. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great way to give your friends and family a sneak peak into your lives together.

Instead of just reading or hearing about your love story, this is the perfect way to really help them visualize it. Even the silly selfies you take together can tell a story.

Have Fun with Table Names

Like the programs, table names are also often ignored when it comes to incorporating your love story into your wedding. Why use regular, boring table numbers when you can do just about anything else? You could use the dates of important milestones in your relationship, name the tables after your many dogs, or even use the names of locations that are special to you. The possibilities are endless, and it’s amazing how playing with table names can get guests talking.

Serve Your Favorite Foods

If mac & cheese is your favorite food, serve it. If you love breakfast dinner, I’ll be the first one “egging” you on. Everyone goes with chicken or fish solely because they feel like they must.

Food has so much personality, and many couples go with traditional options that say nothing about their own preferences. That said there is no shame in going traditional if that represents you. Do what will make you happy.

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Personalize Your Soundtrack

I may be a bit biased, but I firmly believe that a soundtrack is the perfect way to incorporate your love story into your wedding. Maybe start the night off with the first song you danced to? Or choose a beach-themed song if you met at the beach? Use music to tell your love story in a subtle, yet still meaningful way. This is your chance to get creative! 

Our team at Perfect Harmony Entertainment does far more for our couples than provide great music and fun activities such as our photo booth. Our focus is to help our couples and corporate clients create the events they have envisioned. We do that in part through offering tips and advice and sharing our event experience.

Music serves as the driving force behind an unforgettable wedding experience! Perfect Harmony Entertainment provides our couples and clients with exemplary service to help them create fantastic events!

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area, we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90-minute drive from Chambersburg PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ | Photo Booth | Event Lighting services to clients from Washington DC to Frederick MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event, click the link below or simply send us a text.

Why a Wedding DJ Costs THAT Much!

If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be difficult to understand why a specific type of wedding pro costs what they do. For example, the average cost of wedding DJ services in the United States is $1,099, but what are the factors that go into that price? Well, turns out it’s more than what meets the eye. We went straight to the pros—wedding DJs themselves—to get a breakdown of the many factors that actually go into their pricing to help you avoid sticker shock. 

Staffing and Labor

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When it comes to hiring a DJ, it’s really all about finding a person who has a great personality and who you genuinely like and trust. DJ companies expect a lot from their DJs, from the initial consultations to all of the communication with you (answering every email in a timely fashion, for example) and prep work in advance of your wedding and on the day of. It’s important that DJs are compensated for this so that the person you interview, think is awesome, and hire months before your wedding is the same person who will be there on your big day. The chunk of a DJ’s pricing may also cover the salary for other staff members who make sure the business runs smoothly and there are no hiccups in your communication, scheduling, or billing.

Time

This one should be obvious—you’re paying for your DJ’s time. You’ll probably meet with your DJ at least once in advance of your wedding, and he or she will likely create a script and playlist specifically for your wedding in advance—that takes several hours of time, too. And on your wedding day, your DJ has to travel, set up, perform at your wedding, and break down. So even if you’re technically paying for your DJ to perform for four hours during your reception, there are many hours of work beyond that that you may not even see.

Gear Purchase and Upkeep

You probably want your DJ to have the most up-to-date, modern equipment to best serve your wedding—to make sure that everyone can hear the music, and that you aren’t left with “dead air” due to failing technology. It definitely costs money (read: thousands of dollars) to not only purchase the most state-of-the-art equipment, but also to make sure that everything, from computers to sound equipment and more, is working properly and to fix anything that isn’t. If lighting is part of your DJ’s package, this can be an added expense.

Music

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Yes, your DJ has to pay for his or her own music and they certainly need to have a lot of it! You’ll want to make sure that your DJ has access to the many thousands of songs that you and your guests might request, either in advance of your wedding or on the day of—and that costs money. And if your DJ is creating remixes or editing songs specifically for your wedding, that’s more time and cost. 

Operational Costs

There are lots of costs that go into running a business, both big and small. There are obvious costs like paying rent on office space, maintaining a website, business licenses, and utilities. But there’s also the cost of advertising and marketing materials. According to Jennifer Reitmeyer of MyDeejay in Annapolis, Maryland: “While we’re always trying to keep this cost down, it’s simply a fact of doing business that we need to constantly strive to reach the couples who will ultimately hire us.”

There’s also insurance, which is super-important for businesses, especially those handling events, meaning you’ll definitely want to make sure the wedding DJ you ultimately hire is insured. For example, if your DJ’s equipment gets damaged during your wedding or if someone is injured because of your DJ’s equipment, you or your venue might be held responsible. There are some venues that won’t allow uninsured DJs to work at their location—so it’s definitely important.

If you are planning a wedding or corporate event in our service area we would love the opportunity to learn more about your plans. Our DJs routinely travel to all areas within a 90 minute drive from Chambersburg, PA.

This convenient location permits us to offer wedding DJ services to clients from Washington D.C. to Frederick and Baltimore, MD, as well as wedding DJs for couples celebrating in Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA.

Our demand is as large as our service area! If you would like to check our availability for your date or chat about your event click the link below or simply send us a text.