Music In Motion Disc Jockeys Wedding Blog

Decisions, decisions...

Tuesday, April 16th 2013 11:33 pm
    When you’re planning a wedding, it’s a blur. When you start out there’s a hope and an excitement that’s matched by few occasions in your lifetime simply because of the meaning and significance of the event.  It’s fun to imagine, hope and dabble with ideas and objects that you’ll only deal with once in your lifetime.  At some... Read More

Wedding Bridal Shows can be fun!

Thursday, January 3rd 2013 10:15 pm
  It's that time of year in Music In Motion-land.  No not the cold and snow that the Upper-Midwest Winter brings.  It’s BRIDAL SHOW SEASON!  Whatever they call them, Wedding Expo’s, Wedding Fairs or Wedding Extravaganzas; for this article I will refer to these events as Bridal Shows.  Chances are that if your Christmas present came in a small box with a... Read More

Is the DJ's Equipment really that important?

Thursday, September 27th 2012 7:39 pm
  So, I have wanted to write this blog for a while…a long while. Let’s just get right down to it. What equipment your Wedding DJ uses is over emphasized by Brides and DJ’s alike! I will say this – Not all DJ Gear is the same. Just like how your Honda Accord compares to a Mercedes Benz. There is High End, Middle of the Road, Entry Level and Cheap gear just like... Read More

Picking music for those "special" wedding dances

Monday, January 30th 2012 5:35 pm
  Music…it’s one of the most powerful forces in our culture.  There are very few things that can stir so much passion and emotion in our daily lives.  For example I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s and a victim of the “Boy Band” movement (mostly I blame my two older sisters for that now).  But when I hear a NKOTB track, I can remember... Read More

The Object of a Wedding Reception

Sunday, November 13th 2011 11:56 pm
  What are your goals for your wedding reception? Family reconnecting? Friends dancing? Guest making memories and celebrating? Perhaps all of these and more...? Here are a few tips to help everything come together cohesively for any gathering. Social Hour - Everyone will respect a tight timeline to keep the fun moving along. However, allow a little time for guests to mingle, relax, visit... Read More

Memorial Songs - Another Unique Wedding Twist

Wednesday, August 24th 2011 8:07 pm
  Last weekend I had the opportunity to perform at a wedding reception in which the bride and I lined up a “Memorial Song”.  A Memorial Song is a song that is played in remembrance of a loved one that has past away.  In this case, it was a song dedicated to the Mother of the Bride. To my experience, this is a RARE request as it’s only the third time I have... Read More

Tired of slide shows at wedding receptions?

Thursday, August 4th 2011 5:52 pm
  A bride and groom wanted to do a little something different than an actual slide show for their guests to watch during dinner at one of our Music In Motion DJ receptions.  They have opted to play movie clips during their dinner of scenes from all of their favorite movies. I am sure it took a lot of work to find and edit all the clips together, but it was something they enjoyed... Read More

Are Bars and Nightclubs good places to preview your Wedding DJ?

Wednesday, July 27th 2011 10:32 am
  Here is a question that I get asked at least once a month: “What bars can I go to and watch you perform?” This seams like a great idea. That way you can hear the music and sound system, see the light show and get an idea of the DJ’s particular “style.” But unfortunately many Minnesota and Wisconsin Brides and Grooms fail to realize is that a Bar or... Read More

Wedding Trends for your First Dance

Sunday, July 10th 2011 7:10 pm
  Over the years I have seen many different “ideas” and fads come and go when it relates to Wedding receptions.  The most recent of those fads has many area brides and grooms asking me something like this “How can my wedding be unique?” Now the answer to this question could go in a number of different directions, from decorations, invitations, flowers,... Read More

A "fairytale" wedding

Wednesday, June 29th 2011 12:14 pm
  We have all heard of the Spooktacular Halloween costume party weddings where the bride and groom dress as Frankenstein and his bride, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen dress in their scariest Halloween attire.  This was a very popular wedding trend a few years back.  Many of our disc jockeys have stories of entertaining at these weddings. Times change and so do ideas of... Read More

Service DJ's versus Commodity DJ's

Wednesday, June 29th 2011 12:14 pm
  As I was reading an article in a popular trade magazine last night, I was inspired to expand on the topic this particular author was working on. He was talking about the differences in DJ’s being either a Service or a Commodity. Here is my take on the topic: Commodities are things like, bathroom tissue, toothpaste, gasoline, oil, wheat. People generally purchase the... Read More