We are so happy to have had the opportunity to give you the highlights of our services. We are so blessed to be working in the wedding industry and all our success would not be possible without first meeting and working with wonderful couples like you.
In terms of pricing, we have 2 packages available as well as added features such as photo booths, and uplighting which we can discuss if you have interest.
Our first package is for couples that require our services for ceremony as well as cocktails and reception:
The cost would be $1800.00** which would include:
If you do not require DJ services for your ceremony:
The cost would be $1600.00** which would include:
Additional hours can be added for $200.00 per hour
With recent traffic patterns the way they are we are forced to leave so much earlier these days to ensure that we arrive 2 hours prior to the start of any wedding. While it typically only takes us 30 minutes for setup, it is our practice to never create a stressful situation for our clients or our DJs . By padding our travel time we eliminate any possibility of a late arrival. For this reason we now find it necessary to add a $250.00 travel surcharge for any long distance weddings that would have us on the road for 90 minutes or more.
**For DJ Dan McCarthyadd $200 to the base price
This section was created by Dan McCarthy for the benefit of couples who are in the process of planning the music for their reception. It should both educate and enlighten you as you read about the many options available to you as you put together a game plan for your most important day. It is my intention to give you my honest opinion on what works and what doesn’t work and how to avoid musical mistakes that are often made by couples who simply make shall we say “less than perfect” choices at critical times when it comes to music.
It is a DM Productions policy that the final decisions on all music rests with the Bride and Groom. In addition when a couple shows up to their final meeting with their song decisions made, we very rarely attempt to talk them out of any ideas they may have. So the purpose of this page is to prepare you for that final meeting so that the music you choose will accomplish the best result.
Let’s get started…
WHILE GUESTS ARE BEING SEATED
We highly recommend songs by the group “Vitamin String Quartet” they do a wide variety contemporary songs set to classical music. The group “Piano Dreamers” also have a nice selection of piano pieces that works quite well.
With a moderate to larger bridal party it is best to use 2 songs. One for the Bridal Party and one for the Bride. Normally, the Groom and his Best Man, The Officiant and the Groomsmen will walk down and stand in place to whatever music is playing. The formal music will start immediately following with the first group walking. This can start with parents or bridesmaids. The last person to walk down the aisle before the Bride is normally either the Maid of Honor or Flower Girls.
Music Choices that we suggest
I now pronounce you Husband and Wife , you may kiss the Bride. You may also pick a memorable tune to walk out to. Here are some fine choices we think work quite well :
Imagine Dragons - Top of the World
Phillip Phillips - Gone, Gone, Gone
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes - Home
Hall and Oates - You Make My Dreams Come True
Vitamin String Quartet - Sweet Child O Mine
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
Ray LaMontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Michael Franti - Life Is Better With You
Happy Together - The Turtles
This is normally a time when you can play music that is “snappy”. By that we mean music that has a bit of a beat to it. There are many different approaches you can take for your cocktail hour.
Here are a few selections that you can choose from:
Rat Pack Theme: Who better than Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin to welcome your guests as the arrive at the function facility. Michael Buble`adds the modern flair to this theme.
Oldies Theme: At a recent wedding, a couple told us that they didn’t want a whole lot of oldies during the course of their reception, but could we play nothing but oldies for the cocktail hour. Well that resulted in one of the best cocktail hours we have done in years. Fun, toe-tapping oldies but goodies had people singing their way to their seats.
Light Alternative Music: A good mix of artists such as John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews.
R&B: A great hour of R&B Artists like Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross and Stevie Wonder just to name a few.
Modern Acoustic Music : Would recreate that cool sound of having someone playing an acoustic guitar during your cocktail hour. Lighter cover versions of some very cool songs
Straight Jazz: This is a great idea when having your wedding in a very elegant setting. This theme would be mostly instrumental for the first 20 minutes and then we would mix in some vocal hits for the remainder of the hour.
For The Bride And Her Father
For The Groom And His Mother
For Either Couple Or When Dancing With Loved Ones
While cocktail music can be fun and dinner music enjoyable, it is the dance music at a wedding that contributes the most to it’s overall success. At DM Productions, we have always used the dance floor as a type of “barometer” to judge how we are doing. Our goal has always been to have the dance floor be full from the time the dinner ends until the end of the reception. The difference between having a good dance floor and a great dance floor boils down to song selection, the timing of those songs , and the mood of the audience.
So…now you want to know how you can achieve a “GREAT” dance floor?
Here’s a few simple tips:
Popular First Dance Songs
Popular Last Dance Songs
Popular Closing Songs (For the guests to dance to)
Top 10 DO NOT PLAY Songs