Wedding planning made easy is what is in store for you when you attend I DOs and BREWS. Undoubtedly this wedding planning date night will help you work toward completing your wedding planning checklist. Whether you are just getting started, or almost done, let this one of a kind wedding expo add a bit of fun to the process.
Although promoted as a date night, certainly you can bring whomever you wish. From your fiancé to your besties to your future in-laws. In fact, we want you to share this experience with your entire tribe. Above all, this night is for you, so do it however you want. With whomever you want. But, we call it a date night because…
First, when you are busy planning your dream wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of the whole process. For this reason, we bring you a date night. That is to say, a night for you and your fiancé to come out, have a few drinks and work on these important decisions together. However, we believe even date nights are fun shared with friends. So as aforementioned, bring them along and enjoy the evening with your most important peeps.
Next, we provide the food, the brews, the fun and the vendors to meet.
Last, you can win prizes and that is a sweet ending to a great night.
Unquestionably this event is about meeting wedding vendors. Specifically we say wedding planning made easy, because you can meet many kinds of vendors in one night. Further, you have the opportunity to achieve these things:
Because you are able to meet many different types of wedding vendors in one evening, it makes the process of finding your wedding vendors easier. Also, you get to enjoy the evening with your fiancé and/or friends and family. And you enjoy food and spirits, all the while partaking in some fun activities. Unquestionably our goal is for you to have fun planning your wedding and to get one step closer to your dream wedding.
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All photos by Dreamscape Photography.
Hourglass Brewing Longwood I DOs and BREWS sponsors:
Venue: Hourglass Brewing Longwood / Sourglass
DJ’s: iRock Your Party / Soundwave Entertainment / Complete Weddings + Events
Photography: Dreamscape Photography
We want your Central Florida wedding planning to be fun and memorable. For this reason, we created a wedding planning date night – I DOs and BREWS. Undoubtedly the most fun way to plan your perfect wedding.
This wedding expo, is more than an expo, it’s a wedding planning date night. Singularly created to give engaged couples a fun night out to plan their wedding together. So what makes it different:
First, it’s on a weeknight. Especially designed to encourage the couples to step way from the busy day, and work as one planning their dream wedding. Certainly you can bring your family and I DO Crew too. But be sure your fiancé comes along also.
Second, complimentary samples of beer and wine are served. Further creating the date night vibe. And setting a more casual atmosphere.
Third, taste a variety of catering options. This particular event featured flatbread pizza and mac ‘n cheese to name a few. Similarly, don’t forget the wedding cake and dessert samples as well.
No event is complete without live entertainment, including your wedding. Therefore we pack the night with live entertainers. Starting with Kenny Kings Music La Hora Loca. Next up, The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos. Third, multiple DJ’s playing today’s latest dance hits. Finally, tons of photo opportunities. For instance, a 360 photo booth by iRock Your Party. Indeed you must also stop and take a photo in front of the I Said Yes! letters by Event-Lit Orlando.
While planning your wedding, be sure to include live entertainers to keep the party going and your guests happy.
Above all, meet and speak with some of Florida’s top wedding vendors. Although this is a date night, it is also a time to plan your wedding. Take the time to speak with all the wedding vendors exhibiting. In fact, many have show day only specials available. Further, some even have fun swag.
Still need a venue? Remember I DOs and BREWS is hosted at some of Florida’s most unique wedding venues. Like the gorgeous Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. No doubt a hidden gem in the heart of Lake County, FL. Certainly take a few moments to picture your wedding, overlooking the water at sunset. Then an after party on the pier. Unquestionably, it’s your day, do it your way.
For more information on the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake, email them by Clicking Here.
Finally, you could win prizes for your wedding day. Moreover, you could win a Honeymoon! Unquestionably an added bonus to a wedding planning date night.
There are 2 ways to win. First, follow us on social media, Instagram and Facebook, for our pre-show giveaways.
Second, come to the event to get your grand prize drawing ticket at the door. Stay until the drawing at the end of the night. Of course, cross your fingers. Because we hope you win.
Central Florida wedding vendors who sponsored this event:
Venue – Tavares Pavilion on the Lake
Beer provided by – Kombi Keg, Backyard Gatherings Mobile Bar, The Dutch Mill Mobile Pub and Pat’s Liquor Wedding Supply
Wine – PRP Wine International and Whispering Angel Rose
DJ Outside – Mix on Wheels
DJ Inside – New Beginnings Events
Live Entertainment – Kenny Kings Music and The Copper Piano Dueling Pianos
Photography – Taylor Kuperberg Photography
Videography – Martin Media Production
For more information on I DOs and BREWS, Click Here.
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Does your wedding planning in Orlando need a quick start? There is no better way to get started and have fun doing it, than by attending an I Said Yes! FL Wedding Expo. Consider this, live entertainment, photo booths, free samples of food and dessert, wedding inspiration, and getting to know wedding vendors. Find your perfect wedding venue. Then learn to dance with Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dr. Phillips. The list of options to help you plan is endless. Don’t forget you can bring your fiancé and your tribe. Use this event to speak to a variety of wedding professionals. Then choose the ones that are perfect for helping you achieve your dream wedding.
Coupled with our wedding vendor sponsors, these events are made even more amazing. In fact they are some of the best in the industry. Consider hiring them for your wedding needs. Each sponsor brings their special talents, services and products to show day. Further they bring the energy and the passion of wanting to help you have the best day ever.
Hilton Orlando is an elegant setting for intimate or grand celebrations. You’ll find 236,000 square feet of incredible indoor and outdoor venue options that will set the stage for your perfect day. For example, the Promenade – with its Grande Lawn, Fountain Plaza, and Sky Terrace. Further, the Sun Garden, the perfect outdoor venue for all sizes of celebrations. Our elegant ballrooms have high ceilings and magnificent chandeliers. Undoubtedly offering a romantic ambiance that can accommodate up to 3,000 guests. For rehearsal dinners; Spencer’s Steakhouse, David’s Club and The Bistro provide an ideal setting to entertain your wedding party. (Photo from I Said Yes! FL vendor listing.)
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We are Michael & Nicole, a husband and wife team offering wedding and engagement photography. The duo behind the cameras at Dreamscape Photography. We are passionate about providing our engaged couples with the very best service while capturing memories to last a lifetime. Our beliefs are in love, laughter, family, and every other wonderful experience that is a part of marriage. All photos in this blog provided by Dreamscape Photography.
Your destination for modern DJ services and cutting edge lighting design. Here at FyerFly, our mission is very easy. We cherish each one of our clients. Whether it is DJ Services or Lighting Design, we strive to provide you with cutting edge services that are sure to shed some light on your event! Our staff members are always happy to help and are looking forward to helping you design your next wedding, holiday party, or corporate function.
Custom wedding tuxedos + suits make the wedding planning process special for both members of the happy couple. We believe the suit wearing member of the wedding should be able to have a custom experience when shopping and choosing a wedding tuxedo or suit. This is their special day too and they deserve the same personalized service as the bride. To start, chose the right store. Leonardo 5th Avenue in Winter Park, FL offers a custom experience to the wedding tuxedo + suit buying process. Read more about their services on a recent blog – How To Choose Your Custom Suit
Red Parrot Travel offers specialized travel planning services to destinations around the world. Tammy Shamblin-Renie, CTC can create custom travel itineraries. She provides personalized service with expert knowledge and experiences. Romance travel, honeymoons, destination weddings, vow renewals, custom and luxury travel is what Red Parrot Travel is known for.
Most importantly, Red Parrot Travel is HERE for YOU!
The professionals at Weddings, Inc. have perfected the all-inclusive wedding model. Our distinguished reputation of combining quality with affordability enables us to provide our clients with the wedding of their dreams. And within their budget! Let one of our professional coordinators create a personalized complimentary proposal for you. As always, there’s absolutely no obligation.
Rentaland Tents and Events, a family owned and operated company founded in 1995. We are a full service rental company with a large inventory of items for any event, indoors or outdoors. For example our tents, draping, tent lighting, and dance floors can be used for high end weddings or corporate receptions, birthday parties, or family reunions.
We can custom design a wedding backdrop, or even wrap an entire room. Additionally you can choose any color with our satin finished pipe and drape. With our variety of chairs, tables, chargers, flatware, stemware, and elegant tablecloths, we can complete your vision!
Your Bridal Couture offers an amazing wedding gown shopping experience in an intimate boutique setting. Our bridal appointments are 90 minutes long with a dedicated bridal consultant guiding you along the way. Whether it’s your first time shopping or you have explored multiple shops, we are happy to host you at our boutique.
At Your Bridal Couture, we believe your gown shopping experience should be as special and memorable as your big day. From your first visit to your final fitting, our experienced team will work closely with you to give you the wedding gown of your dreams. Our mission is to provide an intimate, highly personalized bridal gown shopping experience. We guarantee your experience will be an unparalleled level of service. Most importantly attributed to our gown selections, knowledgeable consultants and intimate boutique atmosphere.
All of the runway model hair and make-up is created and styled by Karmel Design Team. The owner says, at Karmel Design Team, we are creative professionals, artists within our craft, and great listeners. We listen closely to your ideas and your vision to ensure all you beauty needs are met. Whether you have a wedding coming up, a photo or fashion shoot, or just a night out with your friends, we’ve got your back (and hair, and face)!
And there is more. At an I Said Yes! Wedding Show you can also view and even sit in luxury wedding transportation rental vehicles. Or custom design your wedding jewelry. In addition you may be wowed by a variety of interactive booths. For instance live event painting and casino games. Don’t forget to stop by the real estate booth and look into buying your first home. From I Said Yes! to I Do we have your Orlando wedding planning needs covered.
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As a wedding expo exhibitor, you have to work your booth to make your booth work for you. That is to say, you have to work your booth with a purpose. You have to plan for success. To sum up, you have to show up ready to win.
I recently had the opportunity to join Brandee Gaar on her morning Clubhouse “The Morning Show for Wedding Pros” room. The topic was How to Win with Bridal Shows. During this conversation we discussed the Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Expo Exhibitors. If you weren’t able to join us in the Clubhouse room, I have compiled this easy list to help you get a win at your next bridal show.
Read more about winning at wedding expos with our Easy Wedding Lead Follow-up blog. Become a wedding expo exhibitor at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show and I DOs and BREWS event.
Photos by Dreamscape Photography
Wedding lead follow-up is today’s topic of discussion. To find success, keep this one idea in mind – lead follow-up is a process. To sum up, it is not just one email or one phone call. It is an accumulation of actions taken over the course of 4 months to a year. To clarify, your product or service offering will determine the length of communication time. If you know you are one of the last products/services booked, you will need to plan to remain visible until just a few months before their wedding date. Another similar vendor will get the client, if you don’t stay first of mind. Leads are captured two different ways from a wedding expo. Therefore you want to create two different lead follow up strategies.
First for the leads you capture at your booth in the wedding show / wedding expo. Second for the leads list you receive after the event. That is to say, couples you most likely did not have a conversation with. As we walk through this process, it’s important to remember that 80% of sales are made after the 5th impression.
Let’s start with the Hottest Leads. In other words, the leads you captured at your booth and had a face to face conversation with. As a result you can text and/or call these leads.
We are using an I DOs and BREWS event for this example. Your process for leads captured at your booth should look something like this:
First contact for your wedding lead follow up: Text the day after the show. “Thank you for having a beer with us, we can’t wait to cheers with you again! Don’t forget when you secure [insert company name] for your wedding by [insert your date deadline], we will include an additional hour of service for your wedding – on us!”
Second Contact: Send an email two days after the show. Include a photo of your booth in the show to visually remind them of who you are. Most important, have links to your FB, IG, YouTube, website and email address. Example of content for email: “Congratulations on your engagement! We want to celebrate with you. Book [insert company name] for your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, send away brunch and for your wedding day. If it’s a party, we want to be there. Book us before [insert your date deadline] for a minimum of 3 hours of service and get the 4th hour on us. Let us help you plan your dream event.”
Notice the date. You texted immediately after the show, then emailed the next day, or 48 hours after the show. Moreover you creatively explained how you can service more than just their wedding day. You can do this with products and additional services too. For example, “book us for lighting and DJ services. Already have your DJ? Check out our rental packages.” Explain what sets you apart from your competition. Lastly give them a reason to reach out with a hard date deadline. Book by X date to receive XYZ promo.
And the wedding lead follow up continues. Third contact happens one week later. Send another email letting couples know where you will be next month. Remember you are not supposed to invite I Said Yes! FL leads to non I Said Yes! FL shows and vice versa. However, you can invite them to see you in non-wedding related events. For instance, meet us at Brews & Barks on April 1st. Or see our DJ’s at XYZ club.
Fourth contact is two weeks later. Choose a fun holiday, like national drink a beer day, or another larger holiday like Easter. Next send a fun holiday postcard or flyer to the leads with addresses. In the same vein, send fun emails for the holiday and include a recent real wedding. Be photo heavy and light on words.
Don’t have any real weddings yet. That’s OK. Feature your staff. Or your favorite wedding trend. In the same vein, rental companies can show off their most popular chair or sweetheart table. DJ’s send a fun playlist.
Now for the leads list you received after the wedding expo. This list will include those to whom you spoke with at your booth and those you did not. Certainly you will want to remove your hot leads from this list as you are communicating with them differently.
First contact for this list should not say – it was great to meet you, because you may not have met them. Instead, try this email: “Hope you had a great time at the I Said Yes! wedding show last week. That saxophonist RLE3 Entertainment was phenomenal. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by our booth, we are [insert company name]. Here is a recent wedding we did [insert blog link or photos]. We look forward to helping you create your dream wedding.”
After this initial contact, this group can fall in to your contact sequence above starting with second contact.
These are all suggestions for your wedding lead follow-up. You should never go longer than 2-3 weeks between contact, depending on your category. Moreover, change it up with texts, mailers, emails, IG direct messages, etc. See below for more suggestions on how to connect through your follow-up.
You can literally Google “wedding show follow up” or “wedding leads follow up” or “leads follow up”. The amount of blogs and articles available is insane. Take some time to read other blogs and posts about follow up. Subsequently find the system that creates results for you.
Now that you are ready to follow-up with leads. Grab your next group at the I Said Yes! Wedding Shows. Get your booth here.
It is imperative that you use an email marketing service to get the most out of your email marketing follow-up. Further, choosing the right email marketing service will increase your success rate. If you are not already using a service, now is the time to start. Consider these 7 best email marketing services for small business.
Before we can tell you 10 big reasons for attending a wedding expo, let us tell you more about them.
Wedding expos are similar to tradeshows. However they often go by different names. For instance, wedding show, bridal show, and bridal expo. By attending one of these wedding planning events, you will have the chance to meet a variety of wedding professionals. Furthermore you may also have the chance to sample food and sweets. In addition, fashion shows with wedding dresses and men’s wedding attire.
But that’s not all. We will go into more detail below. In the meantime it’s important to know that not all wedding shows are created equal. That is to say each one will have different vendors, entertainment and interactive elements. We encourage you to attend more than one, to be sure you find the very best wedding professionals to help you create your dream wedding.
Wedding shows often take place in large event venues or convention centers. This allows room for a large number of attendees. Which means, you can bring your fiancé and your tribe. In the same vein, bring your mother and father to make them feel special and a part of the planning process as well.
The first big reason for attending a wedding show is to have some fun. Wedding planning can be stressful. However, you can get some wedding planning work done and have fun when attending a wedding expo.
Many wedding expos have interactive booths. That is to say, photo booths, where you can be silly, take photos and make memories. Additionally there may be entertainment, like performers, singers and musicians. And some even have games to play.
Plan to spend a few hours at the event. Then relax and enjoy spending time planning your wedding with your family and friends.
Did you know you can have a beer burrow at your wedding? Or a custom design fitting for your suit (similar to the specialized wedding dress fitting)? In addition, confetti cannon and sparkler boxes? What about dueling pianos and a live band? There are so many options available to help you make your day custom designed to fit your dream.
By attending a wedding show, you can learn more about a variety of products and services available to you, that you might not otherwise have known existed.
It’s important that you come to a wedding expo to have fun. But also be prepared to speak to the wedding professionals exhibiting at the event. They are there to help you learn more, compare products, services and prices and make a personal connection. Many of the vendors you hire for your wedding will be with you for the entire wedding day. Make sure you can make a connection and that you know they have your best interest in mind. Choose someone you like and the best way to know you like them, is to meet them face to face and hold a conversation.
Most wedding expos will have caterers and dessert vendors serving complimentary bite size samples. In short, you can eat cake!
What better way to add a sweet touch to your wedding show experience, than to have some sugar. Food and dessert is an important part of your wedding day. So come to a wedding expo and sample a variety of food and dessert options. This will help you begin to imagine what your guests will be able to enjoy at your wedding reception. Similarly, you may find your perfect caterer and cake designer.
Wedding dresses galore, need we say more. At the I Said Yes! Wedding Shows you will experience 3 different fashion shows.
To clarify, during each fashion show, you will see different gowns in different styles, shapes and sizes. We want you to picture yourself walking down the aisle in the perfect dress. In addition, there will be male models showing off the latest trends in men’s suits and tuxedos.
Most show producers will work with local bridal gown salons, so if you see a dress you love, be sure to stop by their booth in the show to learn more. We want to help you find your perfect wedding dress and suit.
Prizes can be anything from a Starbucks Gift Card to a honeymoon. At the I Said Yes! FL wedding show you have two completely different opportunities to win.
First, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and watch for our pre-show giveaways. Second, stay until the end of the show for the grand prize giveaway. This almost always includes at least 1 honeymoon trip.
Some vendors will also do special prize entries at their booths. This is your chance to win some fun wedding related prizes. Similarly vendors will offer show only specials. (Click here and go to the FAQs section to to see the vendors who are offering show specials this weekend) In other words, you can get special pricing because you signed your contract with them at the wedding show. This may not be a prize in the purest sense of the word, but you definitely won by saving on your budget.
Bonus Tip: don’t forget the first 100 couples to show up to the show also get a swag bag with fun goodies and info.
The team at I Said Yes! FL wants to give you a wedding planning experience. From the moment you arrive at the touchless registration and check-in, we want you to feel welcome.
Explore the inspiration gallery and start visualizing your dream wedding. Then be entertained before you even enter the ballroom. We like to share a variety of entertainment with you. For instance, we may have Paradigm Party Band, or RLE3 Entertainment or event dancers and stilt walkers. One time we even had living statues.
Then as you enter the ballroom, we want you to freely explore all of the aisles and vendors. So we create a more free form approach to the room layout. With three different fashion shows, all with entertainment involved, you are sure to have a complete wedding planning experience.
Click the links to learn more about I Said Yes! FL wedding shows and I DOs and BREWS wedding planning dates nights.
We look forward to seeing you, your fiancé and your tribe at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show and I DOs and BREWS.
Custom wedding tuxedos + suits make the wedding planning process special for both members of the happy couple. We believe the suit wearing member of the wedding should be able to have a custom experience when shopping and choosing a wedding tuxedo or suit. This is their special day too and they deserve the same personalized service as the bride. To start, chose the right store. Leonardo 5th Avenue in Winter Park, FL offers a custom experience to the wedding tuxedo + suit buying process. To learn more, we interviewed the owner, Leonardo.
Leonardo 5th Avenue is one of the leading and most recognized companies in the luxury menswear industry. For example, custom wedding tuxedos, suits and attire, special occasion and business apparel. The first store opened in the 1970’s. After that they opened 12 locations, including Winter Park, FL. We asked Leonardo, “How are you unique from other men’s fashion brands and stores?” He replied, “Our unparalleled high-end shopping experience”. To clarify, your experience includes expert advice from fashion stylists. In addition, access to a full bar so you may sip on your favorite spirit or caffeinated beverage while you shop.
On your wedding day, you want to feel comfortable in your suit. In other words, you don’t want to be fidgeting with an ill fitting jacket or pants. Above all, you want your suit to suit you. To clarify, choose a suit that reflects your personality, while still coordinating with your dream wedding colors and theme. To achieve this, visit the custom design studio at Leonardo 5th Avenue. At their locations, you can work with your fashion stylist to choose almost every detail of your suit. First the material. Second the liner, this is where you can have some fun. Third, the stitching and lapel style. Most importantly, the fit. With a custom designed suit, you choose the options. Then they create it. Next you get a custom fitting session. However, Leonardo requests that your fiancé not attend this appointment. Ladies, do you want your fiancé attending your dress fitting…then Leonardo requests that you not attend this custom fitting appointment either.
Color, color, color. For the first part of 2021, Leonardo says their is an earthy industrial influence. Above we mentioned a custom fit. For this season their is a diversity of fits. For instance, relaxed suiting and European fit will both coexist side by side. Meanwhile their is a bit of fun happening with checks, pinstripes and pockets. Finally texture tailoring. This includes fabric designs, velvets, and lines, among others.
You will need at least 45 days for your custom wedding tuxedo or suit. Schedule your appointment with Leonardo 5th Avenue and get ready for a a special suit designed by you, for you, on your special day.
Join us at the March 21, 2021 I Said Yes! Wedding Show and meet the team from Leonardo 5th Avenue in person. They will be showcasing their designs on the runway as the Menswear Sponsor. Click Here to get your tickets to the show.
Our Wedding Expo Sponsors make us happy. In Daytona Beach, FL at the I Said Yes! Wedding Show, they truly are the experts. In other words, they bring the highest level of knowledge, product and service to our events. Likewise, to your wedding day. These wedding professionals work along side the I Said Yes! FL team to produce a wedding show that is beyond your expectations. We create a wedding planning experience. All photos in this post by Press Play Entertainment.
Part of this wedding planning experience is the excitement of the fashion shows. First, we start with stunning wedding dresses by Ivy Bridal Shop. Second, add drop dead gorgeous make-up by L. Santana Designs. Third, our suit and tuxedo sponsor from Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuexdo. Next, bring in the most amazing models. Mix that up with a DJ sponsor that is all about keeping you on the dance floor – DJ Yves Entertainment. And you’ve got a fashion show that will make you want to run out and buy your dress and tuxedo.
Start your wedding planning experience off in our signature Inspiration Gallery. Filled with rentals, floral, decor and design galore. You are sure to be inspired to plan your perfect wedding. For example, view the images from the I Said Yes! Wedding Show Daytona Beach, FL below. Design and rentals by wedding expo sponsor – Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals.
Certainly you need to find the venue that sets the stage for your wedding. For instance, we chose Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort as our wedding expo venue sponsor. The views, the staff, the options – a must consideration for your perfect wedding venue.
Yes, yes they are. We partnered with Hanky Panky Blooms to provide the bouquets for the runway models. Further the décor for the stage draping. Created from Sola Wood, these arrangements last forever.
Red Parrot Travel provided the Grand Prize Honeymoon Giveaway. One lucky couple is going to celebrate their love on a dream honeymoon vacation. To sum up, join us at the next I Said Yes! Wedding Show at Hilton Orlando on March 21, 2021. In short, you could be the next big winner.
With any I Said Yes! FL event, we bring you the best of the best. Our wedding expo sponsors know how to create an atmosphere like no other.
First, our host venue sponsor, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.
Second, Press Play Entertainment, our photography sponsor who took all the gorgeous photos.
Third, Rentaland Tents and Events, our draping and rental sponsor.
Fourth, Ivy Bridal Shop providing all the stunning gowns for the fashion show.
Fifth, hair and Make-Up provided by L. Santana Designs. Seriously, the lipstick lasted all day long.
Next, our male models were outfitted in style by Amore Bridal Gallery and Tuxedos.
What’s a party without a DJ? DJ Yves Entertainment never ceases to wow us. Need a DJ who can spin and MC, then DJ Yves is your man!
Similarly, what’s a bride without a bouquet? Hanky Panky Blooms creates stunning wooden floral bouquets.
To inspire you to creativity, let Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals bring your dream to reality. As the Inspiration Gallery sponsor, they blew us away.
Lastly, but defintely not least, our honeymoon sponsor. Red Parrot Travel always has the best honeymoons. In short, be sure to speak with her about all your travel plans.
Find more amazing Florida wedding vendors at I Said Yes! FL
Shopping for a DJ for your wedding can be a bit overwhelming. We completely understand. Therefore, we partnered up with Our DJ Rocks – Orlando’s premier all-female DJ team. They are one of the I DOs and BREWS DJ sponsors on February 3rd at Paradise Cove. Therefore we are sharing some important wedding DJ tips. (P.S. scroll to the bottom of the page to get your tickets).
When it comes to songs and the crowd’s reaction, timing is everything. For instance, we can drop “Friends in Low Places” right after dinner. However, it will not get near as good of a reaction as it would at 10:45pm. That’s when we can dedicate it to all of your friends. This is called timing. A great wedding DJ doesn’t just play the right songs, they play them at the perfect time. As a result, your jam will get the reaction it deserves.
Looking for that perfect song? But you’re struggling to find just the right one. Maybe the intro drags on a little too long. Or the first verse talks about a break-up. No worries, your DJ has got this. She can cue it up at just the right moment in the song. And then you can have your first married kiss right when the music swells. Most importantly, at your favorite moment in the song.
Your wedding is your special day. It belongs to the two of you, as a couple. But you’re also inviting all of your favorite people to share it with you. Create moments to share with them for years to come. For example, play your favorite High School song or all 80’s. Whatever it is, make it special to you and your guests.
Speak with your DJ about doing an anniversary dance. Firstly, bring a special couple who has been married for many years to the dance floor. For instance; parents, grandparents, or godparents. Secondly, play their wedding song as a special dedication to them. Similarly, play a special anniversary song for all couples, but change it up. Start with all of the married couples on the dance floor. Next, gradually “excuse” the ones who have only been married for one year. Then five years, and so on. By the end of the song you have one married couple left. Sometimes we even like to ask this last couple to give you a little advice. It’s a guaranteed special moment for everyone.
Here is another important wedding DJ tip. Ask your DJ what other services they provide. For instance, a photo booth. You can always create moments in a photo booth at your wedding. There is a variety of photo booth options available. No matter what you choose, your guests will create lasting memories.
The average song length is about 3-4 minutes long. When you are on the dance floor with all of your guests watching, it can feel like forever! Therefore, ask your DJ if they can fade the song out after the 1st chorus. As a result, you get your special moment but it doesn’t feel like it’s going on forever.
Your music should start before you walk down the aisle. To clarify, it can be a little awkward if the first song that is played is your walk down the aisle. So make sure you book your DJ or ceremony musicians start time at least 15-30 minutes prior to that. As a result, this will give your guests music to enjoy as they make their way into the ceremony.
While you should definitely have a say in your wedding playlist, you shouldn’t be expected to do all of the work. “At Our DJ Rocks we believe that the client/DJ experience works best when we work together. For example, we will ask you about the styles and genre of music you like (and don’t like). Then you will fill out your “Must Play” list. In fact, you can make music selections for just about any point in your wedding day. From the family processional to the cocktail hour.
But sometimes, the most magical moments are the ones that nobody planned for. That’s why we ask for a little leeway to read the room. In other words, allow us to switch things up when needed to keep the dance floor full.”
We know you are all about that dance floor. But we also know that you want to mingle with the friends and family who are sharing your special day. A good wedding DJ should keep the music low during the cocktail hour and dinner so everyone can talk. And when the celebration begins, crank it up and take you on a journey. From slow jams, to high energy, and everything in between.
“At Our DJ Rocks we are like a thermometer – we feel the temperature of the room. We’ll take it up when needed and bring it back down for sweet moments like your cake cutting.”
Music plays such a huge role in your wedding day. Subsequently, it is so much more than pushing “Play” to create these moments. Make sure your DJ is creating the right atmosphere, right from the start. Above all, your DJ is keeping that vibe going all night.
“At Our DJ Rocks we believe the best weddings are the ones that reflect you, not us! That’s why we do our best to get to know you. As a result, we can craft an evening that exceeds everyone’s expectations.”
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