4 Quick Reads To Make Your Wedding Fun

When asked what is important about your wedding reception? 80 percent of the brides that i speak with will say they want their wedding reception to be “Fun”.

On of the biggest parts of the having a fun wedding reception will be to find an amazing DJ.  But besides going big on your Wedding DJ, how else can you make your

Wedding Reception Floor Plans  – Martha Stewart

Hawaii DJ Troy Michael First DanceI am NOT that biggest fan of Martha Stewart or her wedding site as i find her site to be way to advertisement heavy.  But this article about floorplans is on point.   I have pushed several these wedding floor plan tips for years.  Sound simple but yet many weddings venues & coordinators often don’t get this.   Trust me on this one, small changes in the floor plan does make a difference!  

 10 Ways To Make Sure Your Wedding isn’t Boring – The Knot

Don’t want your guest Yawning at your wedding reception?    Here 1o quick and easy tips from The Knots Sean Cunningham.   My Favorite here is #10 Relax…Seriously.

What is the biggest Wedding Etiquette Don’t? 

Did i say I love Colin Cowie?  Not only does he produce the most amazing over the top looking events but he also  knows how to make them flow.     This is short and simple but sadly so many wedding get this wrong.

Need more information on how these tips can relate to your wedding reception visions and venue location?  Give me a call I would be happy to share my personal experiences and insight with you.

What is the Difference between Budget DJs vs Higher Priced DJs?

If music is a priority for your wedding GO BIG OR GO HOME

Hawaii DJ Budget Bride

Many couple struggle with trying to figure out how much to budget for a wedding DJ. What are the differences?   If your trying to figure this out than the video in this post from SH Weddings Youtube Channel is a Must See.

The video highlights the real life experiences of a professional wedding coordinator on what its like to work with a high-end DJ service vs. one that’s much more budget friendly.   I agree with many of the points she makes.  My favorite quote is “If music is a priority for your wedding GO BIG OR GO HOME with DJ services”.  

When asked what important about your reception many couples will often say “we want the reception to be fun” “we want everyone to have a great time”, or “we want to have an amazing dance party”.

Ask your self what important to you about your wedding? Plan and budget accordingly.  Your DJ will play a critical role in on your wedding day.

Points made in the video:

Budget DJs

  • Unprofessional.
  • Show up late.
  • Not prepared.
  • Often hard to reach.

Higher Priced DJs

  • Play great music and keep the dance floor FULL!
  • Very Professional.
  • Show up on time or early.
  • Well Prepared
  • Beat mix music with smooth transitions between songs.

Another avenue for resources on DJ budgets would be other vendors you are currently working with.  Ask your photographer, Wedding Coordinator, Venue manager, or Caterer on their experience working with different DJs and who they recommend and why.  Likely you will find that most Hawaii wedding professional will not recommend a budget DJ.

More Resources on Hawaii DJ Pricing





For more wedding planning tips and advice from  SH Weddings see their  youtube channel at: SH Weddings Wedding Advice & Ideas

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