Spring is here, time to book a reception hall for a summer wedding! Couples go through a lot of planning for this one big day, this is the day little girls dream of their entire lives. Here are a few pointers to avoid making it the worst day of their lives. In the early 2000's, I worked for two different mobile DJ businesses, and in 2003 I owned my own DJ business for eight years. I've seen quite a bit go on, on the dance floor. One of my signature songs to play for the groom was "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, I can only count one time where a groom did NOT strip.

It seems that all that planning and pressure builds up over those long months and sometimes years of anticipation all leading to this one night. Then, everyone goes a little crazy in one way or another. From drunken bridesmaids...

unconscious on the stairs
Marina Bartel

To screaming family members. They all process the stress in different ways.


So, as a former wedding DJ, here are few tips from me to you to help make things go a little more smoothly:

1. Don't get too drunk, that's just rude. If you want to have more to drink, leave.

2. Remember, it's a wedding, dress appropriately, someone's Grandma is probably going to be there.

3. Feel free to request a song, but remember, the bride and groom most likely have a songlist already selected, so your booty bumpin' song is going to go to the bottom of the list. Sorry.

4. If there is karaoke at the wedding, do not, I repeat, DO NOT, put up any songs that have do with the topic of divorce. I had to have a lengthy discussion with the Aunt of the groom as to why this was a poor song choice. D-I-V-O-R-C-E, by Tammy Wynette, not kidding.

5. If you RSVP, show up. If you can't make it, then call, email do something. That is also rude. Food is one of the most expensive things at a wedding.

6. If you and your date/spouse are arguing, take it outside. This is a time of new love and happiness, no one needs to see the inevitability of marriage and/or relationships. Yes people fight, but the dance floor is not the time or place.

7. If you attend the wedding with your children, please remember this fact. The DJ is not a babysitter.

One thing everyone would say at the end of every night is, "Wow, it's midnight already?? I can't believe it's over!" The night will go by so fast, the bride and groom will be inundated with friends and relatives, drinks and dancing. I hope that my tips will help make their night a little more memorable in a good way.  Salud!

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