So why choose DM Productions over all the others? 


Here’s why:


  • Experience : We are the DJs who will get it right
  • Results: Very simply, we exceed all expectations. We are not satisfied until we get the liveliest of dance floors. We work hard and spend hours preparing our notes for your day so that every last detail is taken care of in a polished professional manner.
  • Feedback: Compare our client feedback to any other DJ company you choose. Our thank you notes and reviews are genuine unsolicited expressions of gratitude from our many satisfied clients.
  • The DJ you get is the DJ you met with: There is no sales team in a fancy office to sell you on the company. Our wedding DJs, Dan, Dennis and Ron sell you only on themselves. On their skills, on their work ethic.
  • No Flashy DJs: We are professional Emcees who knew from the start of our careers that a wedding is not a sporting event. It is not a game show. We do not scream at your guests and wave our fists in the air. No funny props or gimmicky music. Just a skill for creating the craziest dance floor you have ever seen.
  • Solid Reputation: In the wedding business, reputation is everything. We take great pride in being in that elite category of top wedding vendors in Boston. We are accredited by the Better Business Bureau. When you book with DM Productions you are in good hands with 35 years of good business practice behind the name.

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.


Available Packages:

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:

  • 90 minutes setup time prior to start
  • 6 hours of playing time which includes a 30 minute music “prelude” prior to ceremony
  • A complete ceremony audio system with music and microphones for the officiant and any readings
  • A Bose L1 premier sound system for cocktail hour
  • A premier  sound system for reception area
  • An in-person planning session 1-2 prior to your wedding
  • A user account on our client website : www.bostondjclient.com  with access to a 70,000 song library and on-line reception planner
  • Travel up to one hour from Burlington, Ma

If you do not require DJ services for your ceremony:

The cost would be $1600.00** which would include:

  • 90 minutes setup time prior to start
  • 5 hours of playing time
  • A Bose L1 premier sound system for cocktail hour
  • A premier sound system for reception area i
  • An in-person planning session 1-2 weeks prior to your wedding
  • A user account on our client website : www.bostondjclient.com with access to a 70,000 song library and on-line reception planner

Additional hours can be added for $200.00 per hour


Travel Time

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

Wedding Music Wedding Music in Boston

 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…





The Ceremony Prelude

 

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.

Ceremony Processional

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

  • Canon in D by the O'Neil Bros
  • A Thousand Years - Piano Guys
  • Edelweiss by the O'Neil Bros.
  • Feather Theme from Forrest Gump
  • Perfect Instrumental - Piano Guys
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Vitamin String Quartet
  • Wonderful Tonight - Vitamin String Quartet
  • Just The Way You Are - Piano Guys

Ceremony Recessional

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 

Cocktail Hour

 

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. 


Parents Dances

 

For The Bride And Her Father

  • Walk With You-Edwin McCain
  • When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen
  • I Loved Her First-Heartland
  • My Little Girl-Tim McGraw
  • The Way You Look Tonight-Frank Sinatra or Steve Tyrell
  • Daughter of Mine-John McDermott
  • There You’ll Be-Faith Hill
  • Fathers & Daughters-Kristen Chenowith
  • You’re My Hero-Teresa James
  • Angel In My Arms-Joe Pizzulo
  • My Girl-The Temptations
  • My Little Girl-Steve Kerwain
  • Father & Daughter-Paul Simon
  • Butterfly Kisses-Bob Carlisle
  • A Song For My Daughter-Ray Allaire

For The Groom And His Mother

  • Days Like This-Van Morrison
  • A Mother’s Song-T Carter
  • Simple Man-Shinedown or Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • I Hope You Dance-LeeAnn Womack
  • If There Hadn’t Been You-Billy Dean
  • A Song For My Son-Mikki Verrick
  • Never Alone-Lady Antebellum
  • You Raise Me Up-Josh Groban
  • My Son-Tony Kenny
  • A Song For Mama-Boyz II Men
  • The Man That You’ve Become-Molly Pasutti
  • My Boy-TJ Loughran
  • The Wonder of You-Elvis Presley

For Either Couple Or When Dancing With Loved Ones

  • In My Life-The Beatles
  • In My Life-Bette Midler
  • My Wish-Rascal Flatts
  • What A Wonderful World-Louis Armstrong
  • Memories-Elvis Presley
  • The Rainbow Connection-Sara McLaughlin
  • The Times Of Your Life-Paul Anka
  • Young at Heart-Tony Bennett
  • Fly Me To The Moon-Frank Sinatra
  • Unforgettable-Nat & Natalie Cole

Dance Music

 

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:

  • Prepare a list of songs that you truly believe a good amount of your guests will enjoy dancing to. Very often, couples place requests on their list that are not considered strong dance songs. Remember that songs that are played on the radio are played with no regard for holding a dance floor. Ask your friends about a song you’re not sure of. Would you dance to it?
  • Limit the number of dance requests. Keep in mind that for a 5 hour wedding reception, the most dance time you will have is 2 ½ to 3 hours. That’s about 45-50 songs. We recommend your list not exceed 30-35. This will allow your DJ 15-20 songs that he knows works to “glue” your requests together. Some of the best weddings we have done were for couples that gave us a short list and said “Do what you do best”.
  • Ask your DJ to critique your list. By getting an honest assessment of your request list, your DJ could point out any songs on your dance list that could potentially “bomb”. If you want a packed dance floor like we do, it’s important to recognize any potential songs that may clear the dance floor. The only time that normally ever happens to us is when we are playing something off a couple’s list that we wouldn’t ordinarily play.

Popular First Dance Songs

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Then-Brad Paisley
  • At Last-Etta James
  • I Won’t Give Up-Jason Mraz
  • Better Together-Jack Johnson
  • You Are The Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne
  • My Best Friend-Tim McGraw
  • Making Memories Of Us-Keith Urban
  • Crazy Love-Van Morrison
  • Someone Like You-Van Morrison
  • When You Say Nothing At All-Alison Kraus
  • Everything-Michael Buble
  • A Thousand Years-Christina Perri

Popular Last Dance Songs

  • Save The Last Dance for Me-Michael Buble
  • The Way You Look Tonight-Frank Sinatra
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Better Together-Jack Johnson
  • At Last-Etta James
  • Someone Like You-Van Morrison
  • Then-Brad Paisley
  • I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing-Aerosmith
  • Faithfully-Journey


Popular Closing Songs (For the guests to dance to)

  • Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake
  • Don’t Stop the Party-Pitbull
  • Everything - Backstreet Boys
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • Give Me Everything-Pitbull
  • Shout-Otis Day
  • The Time-Black Eyed Peas
  • Let’s Go Crazy-Prince

Top 10 DO NOT PLAY Songs 

  • The Electric Slide
  • The Chicken Dance
  • Macarena
  • YMCA
  • Cotton Eyed Joe
  • We Are Family
  • Celebration
  • Dancing Queen
  • Happy
  • Baby Got Back