At Carl House we now that a beautiful wedding would be incomplete without MUSIC! The talent of a GREAT DJ goes unmeasured! Music CLEARLY sets the mood and tone and helps keep things lively during slower times in an event…..when there is no dancing or scheduled ‘happenings’.
Carl House Owner BB Webb knows the importance of setting the mood well; her background is in theatre and she likens all weddings to a performance, with the importance of timing, synergy with the players, (vendors). The culmination of the night is the “splash ending” of the show- the grand departure of the bride and groom which is often accompanied by sparkers or bubbles, making for fantastic photos, and of course, incredible memories!
Professional DJs offer an initial consultation to become familiar with your vision of the wedding as well as a final consultation. Most DJs, (we have found), have a suggested song list and encourage you to provide a ‘wish list’ of your favorite songs to play throughout the evening.
The benefit of professional DJs is that he or she can offer a wide variety of genres, and should be available to take special requests from guests (if that is deemed acceptable to you). A good DJ will take note of the level of dancing on the floor, and adjust the song list order to draw out more dancers when necessary. When choosing a DJ, make sure that you are in sync with their ‘style’.
Your DJ should of course be savvy speaking in front of a crowd and be an adept announcer when introducing your wedding party, (and meticulous about getting the pronunciation of all names correct). Assure that his attention to detail is in concert with the service you insist upon from your facility and other vendors.
Getting references from former clients is a GREAT idea as well as references from other facilities where your proposed DJ has worked. At Carl House, we refer only professionals who work well together with our team of OTHER service providers and who deliver the same level of customer service and detail as we do!
Remember….the major intent of all vendors is to make YOUR event seamless and memorable! It’s all about YOU!
We work with a great variety of talented DJs at Carl House. DJ Louie Productions has been working with Carl House since the day we began July 5th, 2003….seven years ago. He has been in the industry for more than twenty-two years and has worked with hundreds of satisfied brides! Louie’s preference is to have two DJs at each event, enabling one to be with the guests, getting things moving, walking throughout the crowd while the other DJ focuses on the music. He’s a bilingual company, offering Spanish to his Hispanic clientele. And, we love the way he and his team can ‘rock the house’ at Carl House!
But yes, music…..the very thing that can transform a room, move a crowd and certainly bring a tear when desired!
For a list of suggested questions to ask a prospective DJ, or more information on DJ Louie productions, please visit www.djlouie.com
Photo at bottom taken by Gallis & William V. Larsen, Jr.