I am having my wedding at The Grove and I see that Prestige DJ’s includes their own DJ. What does that mean?
We have various DJs that are trained professionals. Our DJs play the Ceremony Music, all songs, and coordinate all Events during the reception. Our DJs are also the emcee throughout the night, making all announcements for the events. The DJ will be onsite from 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony, to the end of the party.
I have a relative that would like to play a song for us, can we do that?
Yes. We have a wireless microphone that they can use, but they need to bring their own speakers if they have anything that plays through an amplifier. We cannot allow anyone but our own DJs to plug into our system.
I have a friend that would like to sing a karaoke song for us, is this possible?
Yes. We need to have the exact track they are going to use, either brought in via USB drive, or specified Song Title and Artist if on iTunes. We cannot provide screens with lyrics, however, you are more than welcome to bring in a 3rd party to do so.
I have a guest that will be the emcee for the night.
That is perfectly fine. Please make sure to note in your DJ Wedding Planner who the person is, and what they will be doing. We have a wireless microphone that they can use.
I appreciate that you have DJs that work for you, but I want to bring my own.
That is perfectly fine, but please note that your DJ can only utilize our wireless microphone. Your DJ will need to bring in his own laptop, DJ deck, and speakers, as we only allow our own DJ’s to utilize the equipment at the DJ Booth.
I would like to have a Mariachi Band play during my wedding reception.
That is perfectly fine. Please let us know, as well as your coordinator, as well as the time they will be performing. They can utilize our wireless microphone for vocals, but the acoustics in both reception rooms are perfect for their instruments.
I want to have a send off at the end of my reception, how does that work?
The DJ will coordinate any sendoff you have, and will start about 10-15 minutes before the end of the reception, depending on the amount of guests. Please make sure to leave a note of your send off in your DJ Wedding Planner, and let your coordinator know as well. Common sendoffs include: Sparkler Send Off, Bubble Send Off, and Lavender Send Off. All items for the send off will not be included by the DJ.
What is the Groom/Minister Song?
The Groom/Minister Song is the song that plays while the Officiant and Groom walk to the ceremony location. The song can be formal or funny.
The Traditional song choice is Air on A G String - A Bride's Guide To Wedding Music
What is the Processional Song?
The Processional Song is the song that plays for everyone before the Bride walks down.
The Traditional song choice is Canon in D - The O'Neill Brothers
What is the Bridal March Song?
The Bridal March Song is the song that plays when the Bride walks down the aisle to the ceremony location. The walk takes about 90 seconds, but we recommend songs at least 2 minutes and 30 seconds in length.
The Traditional song choice is Bridal Chorus, Here Comes the Bride - APM Wedding Players
What is the Recessional Song?
The Recessional Song is the song that plays once the Officiant announces you, and you walk back up the aisle for pictures.
The Traditional song choice is Wedding March - Felix Mendelssohn
Can I Bring In My Own Officiant?
Yes. Please make sure your Officiant meets with the DJ, as they will ask questions about the Ceremony, and show them how to utilize the microphone for the Ceremony.
Can I Have Music Playing During the Ceremony?
Yes, but it is not recommended. You can have a song play during the Sand Ceremony or Communion for example, but it is difficult to have the timing down since the DJ will be at the DJ Booth, not the ceremony location.
Can I have Live Music Play Instead?
Yes. If you have performers playing for the Ceremony songs, please let your coordinator know, and fill that in your DJ Wedding Planner. We have limited power outlets at the ceremony locations, so please write it in your planner and notify the coordinator if your performers will be needing them.
Grand Entrance Questions
What is the Grand Entrance?
The Grand Entrance is where the DJ announces the Newlyweds inside to the reception room before the start of the meal. The DJ will line up anyone that will be announced, and then announce them on the microphone inside.
Do I need a Grand Entrance?
It is recommended that you do, even if you do not want lots of attention for the night. It is the easiest way to get you both inside, and to move on with the meal.
What is the Wedding Party Introduction? Parent Introduction?
The additional introductions are for anyone that walked out to the ceremony that you would like formally announced into the reception. Any parents, pairs of bridesmaids/groomsmen, flower girls and ring bearers can be announced as well. If you would like to save time, or quickly walk inside your reception, please only include the Newlyweds in the list.
Any Other Introductions?
If you would like someone announced a certain way, a specific song to play while you enter, or anything you are unsure of, please type it here.
How Would You Like to Be Announced?
The most simplistic way is Mr. and Mrs. ____ (or brides/grooms). The DJ usually says this part in one breath, so it is recommended that the announcement be kept relatively short.
Can I Go Into My First Dance After the Grand Entrance?
Yes. Please let the us know when you fill out your DJ Wedding Planner, and your coordinator know, so that the staff can have the meal ready to be served after your First Dance. You can change your mind your wedding night, but please let both your DJ and coordinator know as soon as possible.
What Happens after Grand Entrance?
Your Coordinator will make your dinner plates so you can eat, and the DJ will release your guests table by table to go to the buffet line. Your DJ will find the bride and groom to brief them on the order of events, and ask any questions that might have come up.
What is the Bridal Toast?
This is any planned speakers for the toast. In other words, if the Maid of Honor, Best Man, or parents of the newlyweds have something planned to say as a toast.
What is the Open Mic?
The Open Mic is when the DJ asked the guests if anyone would like to say anything for the toast. This can be shortened, and the Bride and Groom can ask to have a guest cut off from speaking if needed.
What is the Reply?
The Reply is where the Bride(s) and Groom(s) have the option to thank the guests for coming to the wedding. It does not have to be long, and it is optional.
What is the First Dance?
This is a traditional event where the newlyweds have a special dance together as a married couple. The song can be special slow dance, or an upbeat song if the newlyweds would like to open the dance floor a minute or so into the song.
What is the Father/Daughter Dance?
This is a traditional event where the Bride has a special dane with her father. If a parent is not present for the wedding for any reason, please see * below.
This event is optional
What is the Mother/Son Dance?
This is a traditional event where the Groom has a special dance with his mother. If a parent is not present for the wedding for any reason, please see * below.
This event is optional
What Other Special Dances can be done?*
In the event that a parent is not present for the wedding, this can be a sibling dance, an In-Law dance, or the newlyweds can dance with their children if applicable. Please feel free to ask about this when you fill out your DJ Wedding Planner.
What is the Cake Cutting?
This is a traditional event where the newlyweds cut their wedding cake together. Your DJ or photographer will show how to cut the cake, and ensure guests are present for the event. In the event that the bride or groom get messy with cake, the DJ will stall so that the newlyweds are present for any other events, or open dancing if they so wish.
This event is optional if you would like the staff to simply cut the cake during the reception.
What is the Garter Retrieval and Toss?
The DJ will place a chair on the dance floor for the bride, who needs to be wearing a garter. The DJ will have all unmarried male guests on the dance floor, and announce for the groom to retrieve the garter. Once the groom has the garter, the DJ will move the Bride safely out of the way for the Groom to toss the garter backwards towards the gentlemen. One or two songs can be chosen for this, for the start of the event and when the Groom goes to retrieve the garter, or one for the entire duration.
This event is optional
What is the Bouquet Toss?
The DJ will make sure the Bride has the bouquet that she will be tossing, and announce all unmarried female guests to the dance floor. The DJ will announce for the Bride to toss the bouquet backwards towards the single ladies.
This event is optional.
What is the Money Dance?
The DJ will announce the start of the money dance, and explain the event to the guests. In short, the DJ will play a few songs, if needed, while the guests pay a small fee to dance with the newlyweds. The DJ will instruct for a line to be made, and the guests can either pin the money on the newlyweds (pins not included) or have the money collected by the Maid of Honor and/or Best Man.
This event is optional.
What is the Anniversary Dance?
The DJ will announce for all married couples to head to the dance floor, and then explain the event to the guests. In short, the DJ will play a song, and call out years, and if the couples have not been married for that long, they will need to step off of the dance floor until one final couple remains; the DJ will ask that couple for advice for the newlyweds to stay together for the amount of time they have been together.
Note: This event is not recommended if an older family member has recently passed away that was married.
This event is optional.
What is the Shoe Game?
The DJ will have two chairs on the dance floor, and have the newlyweds take off both of their shoes so that each as one of their own, and one of their spouse’s. The DJ will explain the event to the guests. In short, the DJ will ask a series of questions starting with “Now that you are married…” and the newlyweds have to answer by holding up their own shoe, or their spouse’s shoe. The DJ has a pre-made list of their own, but they can use a list brought up by the newlyweds.
This event is optional.
What is the Last Dance?
This is a traditional event where the DJ announces the last song, and invites all guests to join the newlyweds on the dance floor. The song can be fast or slow.
This event is optional if the newlyweds have no preference for the last song, and would like music to play until the party is over.
What Songs Can Be Played?
Our library is on iTunes, so we have access to anything on iTunes. Please note that any songs exclusively on Spotify, Youtube, or a third party must be provided via MP3 format.
How Can I Supply Songs I Want To Hear?
Any Event songs that we do not have access to must be sent in MP3 format via USB drive or email, but you can also bring in a USB with all songs for your wedding if you would like.
What Do the Music Choices Mean?
These boxes allow your DJ to understand the types of music you would like played at your wedding. If you do not like an option, simply do not select it.
What Special Requests can I add?
These are the songs you love, or really want to hear. They will take priority for the night. Please note that about 25-30 songs can be played during the Open Dancing portion of your reception, depending on time. We recommend this section have a list 10-15 songs long. If you include a list above 30 songs, we cannot guarantee that every song will be played.
If you would like a playlist to be played for the Seating Music, Cocktail Hour, Dinner, or Open Dancing, please list so here. If you have a playlist on Spotify you have made, please set it to public, and paste the link here.
What Artists or Songs can I add?
This is to help the DJ know what songs you like, and would like to hear during your reception. If you put Bruno Mars, the DJ will ensure that he is playing various times during the reception.
What Should I Include in the Do Not Play List?
Please include any songs you hate, or would not like to hear in this area. If you do not like country, please know that not selecting the Country box will have the same effect. If there is an obscure genre you dislike, such as Heavy Metal, you do not have to list that, as the DJs will only play such genres if you specifically request them. If you would like songs with swearing, please indicate so, as the DJs play clean versions of all songs.
Common Do Not Plays: Line Dances, the Chicken Dance, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly, Michael Jackson
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