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guide to weddings pt2:

Wedding Entertainment Directors

Even though we are disc jockeys in the traditional sense,  we prefer to view our role as that of a Wedding Entertainment Director, because our focus is on directing the flow of your reception from the entertainment perspective. Wedding Consultants who help with the decorations and selecting the right wedding dress are fulfilling the role of a Wedding Producer. Their services can be extremely helpful, but are not to be confused with the role of a Wedding Entertainment Director. Does this mean we won't work with your coordinator? Not at all. If you have a coordinator for your reception, we will work with the coordinator as a team to make sure everything goes exactly as you have planned. However, most of our clients don't usually hire a separate coordinator for their reception, because they have come to trust our skill and expertise. If you would like to see our general checklist for all the details we actually coordinate, we will be happy to share that with you at our first appointment.

Master of Ceremonies

At American Party DJs, LLC we believe that our Master of Ceremonies skills are extremely vital to the success of your reception. Have you ever been to a wedding reception and you missed the cake cutting because nobody announced it properly? Have you ever seen someone try to give a speech with a soft voice or a nervous tremble? Did you know that the number one fear in America is … public speaking? It's true! Finding a person who can speak clearly, eloquently and confidently in front of a crowd is not an easy task. Your guests need to be kept informed of every event that is coming up or is about to happen at your reception. When your wedding party is being introduced during the grand entrance, their names need to be pronounced correctly, no matter how unusual their names may be. We even go so far as to introduce each additional person who might be toasting after the Best Man's toast, because when the Best Man gets done, the crowd usually starts to talk among themselves. Then, if the next person toasting is not properly introduced by us first, the crowd will continue to talk at least halfway through the next person's toast. Another vital detail is recognizing that whoever is fulfilling the role of Master of Ceremonies at your reception is also your spokesperson. Everything that person says and the way they say it will have a direct reflection on you from your guest's point of view. This aspect of our service is one we take very seriously. It is one of the primary reasons we believe in face to face meetings with you to plan your wedding reception. The time we spend together will allow us to get to know you in such a way that we will be able to confidently represent you whenever we speak on the microphone in front of all of your guests. Getting your guest's attention or making an important announcement that they will understand, requires a direct, clear voice and specially trained speaking skills. 



That's Entertainment!

At American Party DJs, LLC we know that the entertainment facet of a Disc Jockey service is the one people most commonly think of when considering hiring a Disc Jockey for their wedding reception. This requires the ability to read the crowd and play just the right music at just the right time to motivate your guests out of their seats and onto the dance floor. This entails finding the format and style of music from your requests and those of your guests, and then mixing them all together in such a way as to keep the dance floor full, while pleasing all age groups and varied tastes throughout your reception. This skill is definitely rare and extremely crucial if you want your guests to have a rip roaring good time. We never have to beg or cajole your guests out onto the dance floor. There are certain things we do that not only fill the dance floor, but keep it full as well. We believe the entertainment begins from the moment you arrive at your reception. We have created a vast collection of unique ideas that are designed specifically to help your guests feel involved in your reception while getting them into a party mood. Whether you want your guests to laugh, dance or cry tears of joy, we have the capability, the experience and the skill to make it all happen. Because … That's Entertainment!


Let The Music Begin

At American Party DJs, LLC we are proud of our music library. We have the best dance and party music from every style and era. Our list of music features the most popular up-tempo and slow song selections from categories like: Big Band/Swing, Oldies, Motown, Soul, Dance, Disco, Rock & Roll, Alternative, and Country. We also carry a variety of group dances, like the Horah, Tarantella, Chicken Dance, Electric Slide, Macarana, Cha Cha Slide, Etc... Chances are, we already have your favorite song, even if it's not on our list. If we were to give you a complete music list, it would be a novel. However, if a song you want for your reception is not in our library, we will gladly acquire it. Be sure to look at our list of standards, because there are certain songs we won't play. These are the kind of songs that would not usually be appropriate at a wedding reception anyway. Another feature we offer is a list of music suggestions for the Ceremony and the Reception Events. Categories include: Processional Music for the seating of the Mothers, for the Bridesmaids and/or for the Bride. We have music appropriate for the Unity Candle Ceremony (if needed) as well as Recessional Music. For the Reception, we have great selection of songs appropriate for the Grand Entrance of the Wedding Party as well as the Bride and Groom. We have a great selection of songs appropriate for all the First Dances including the Bride and Grooms First Dance, Father/Daughter - Mother/Son Dance, Parent's Dance, Wedding Party Dance, Cake Cutting, Bouquet Toss, Garter Removal and Toss as well as the Last Dance of the evening. We will be happy to show you these music lists at our first appointment.


We certainly hope that the information above will set your mind at ease about using American Party DJs, LLC as your entertainment provider!