Wireless Microphone versus Lapel Microphone versus Wired Microphone for the ceremony

A wireless microphone relies on a receiver and looks nice. They can be place on a microphone stand next to the officicant and one can be placed close to the couple so you can hear their vowels. A concern for wireless microphones is it may drop the signal. Wireless microphones can work well but there is always a slight chance of the signal dropping or the battery running out of juice. It can be tested before the ceremony and work well but with wireless technology it can drop at any moment. 

 

A lapel microphone is placed near the collar. One does not need to hold it with the hands so the hands can be holding a book or other objects. The speaker can talk normally and the sound is sent to the speaker. Since the lapel is wireless there is a slight chance that that the signal may drop. Also if the lapel is turned on early, guest may hear the groom say something before the wedding starts that can be embarrassing. With the wind, it can be heard on the speaker since the lapel is sensitive and there is a slight chance of feedback. 

 

A corded microphone may not look as fancy as a wireless microphone or a lapel but one does not have to worry about it dropping any signal. It can be put on a microphone stand so it does not need to be held. 

 

It does not matter what microphone you chose there is always a chance of feedback. It happens when the speaker moves in front of the speaker or standing in certain areas. It is the dj’s job is lower the volume of the microphone and gradually increase the volume.

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Outside Wedding Ceremony versus Inside Wedding Ceremony

For most people it is an easy decision depending on the state or time of year it is. But there are factors to consider when making a decision. 

 

Benefits of an inside ceremony:

There will be no worry about the rain or snow or temperature. There can be more options about decorating inside. And the inside ceremony can be done anytime during the year.

 

Negatives of an inside ceremony:

It maybe too small if couple has a lot of guests. 

 

Benefits of the outside ceremony:

There usually more room since there are not four walls holding everyone in. The photo shoot has more natural lighting for better pictures. There is less to decorate so it would not take as long to decorate. 

 

Negatives of the outside ceremony:

Bugs and the outside elements during the ceremony will not be fun. Some outside venues are blank slates so couple may need to rent furniture for the ceremony. Power maybe an issue since it is outside.

 

Before the decision is made, it is good to check if the venue has a back up plan in case being outside is not favorable. Also its good to check on the power source is close by and functional for the outside event so the speaker(s) will work for the ceremony. 

 

Good communication is key with your venue connection in case there is a sudden change and the outside ceremony has to go inside. Hopefully they can contact the couple a few hours before in case of the sudden change. Djs can set up a ceremony event in 20to 40 minutes so they have to be in the loop in case of a change.

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Best of 2018 Music Playlist

GOD’S PLAN BY DRAKE

GIRLS LIKE YOU BY MAROON 5

I LIKE IT BY CARDI B

NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY BY ARIANA GRANDE

IN MY FEELINGS BY DRAKE

BETTER NOW BY POST MALONE

PSYSCHO BY POST MALONE

THE MIDDLE BY MAREN MORRIS

ONE KISS BY DUA LIPA

SAD! BY XXXTENTACION

LUCID DREAMS BY JUICE WRLD

NEVER BE THE SAME BY CAMILA CABELLO

HAVANA BY CAMILA CABELLO

FRIENDS BY ANNE-MARIE

YOUNGBLOOD BY 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

LOOK ALIVE BY BLOCBLOY JB

NO BRAINER BY DJ KHALED

HAPPIER BY MARSHMELLO

STIR FRY BY MIGOS

EASTSIDE BY BENNY BLANCO

BREATHIN BY ARIANA GRANDE

I’M A MESS BY BEBE REXHA

SOBER BY DEMI LOVATO

X BY NICKY JAM AND J BALVIN

BE CAREFUL BY CARDI B

ELECTRICITY BY SILK CITY FT DUA LIPA

HIGH HOPES BY PANIC AT THE DISCO

APESH@T BY THE CARTERS

TASTE BY TYGA FT OFFSET

FINESSE BY BRUNO MARS AND CARDI B

MO BAMBA BY SHECK WES

THANK U, NEXT BY ARIANA GRANDE

BOO’D UP  BY ELLA MAI

SICKO MODE BY TRAVIS SCOTT

PERFECT BY ED SHEERAN

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Christmas Classics Playlist 2018

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Juday Garland

Santa Claus is Coming to Town  by the Crystals

Blue Christmas  by Elvis Presley

White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Winter Wonderland by Ella Fitzgerald

Last Christmas by Wham

All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

Frosty the Snowman by the Ronettes

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt

Christmas in Hollis by Run Dmc

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by the Jackson 5

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! By Frank Sinatra

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

A Holly Jolly Chrismas by Burl Ives

Feliz Navidad  by Jose Feliciano

Joy to the World by Aretha Franklin 

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Early Sunday Wedding (Different wedding ideas)

Not every wedding in the same. There is not cookie cutter way to have a wedding. Bride and groom decide what type of wedding they want to share with their guests. 

  I met with a couple that wanted an early Sunday wedding. They let me know they did not want any lights since it was so early.  But I brought one just in case.  It was a cloudy day so it did create a dark room even though they had a lot of windows. 

  They had one of their bridesmaids officiate the wedding. It makes it a nice touch with someone knows the bride/groom officiates the wedding and talks about him or her.

The cocktail hour was held outside separate from the reception. During the cocktail and dinnertime, jazzy music was played so it gave the wedding a classy feel.

 

The grand entrance was only the bride and groom then it lead to the first dance. Soon after then it was the father daughter dance. After those dances, the bride and groom thanked their guests. 

What made this wedding so different was it was not dark outside and it was minus the bouquet toss and garter toss.  A wedding can be any which way. It is a celebration of passage of life and certain traditions do not need to be included. Wedding was a blast.  

The pluses of having an early Sunday Wedding is that guests do not need to leave the event early since it finished at 330. It would give guests an opportunity to get home at a reseaonable time in case they have to go to work the next day.

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Dj Equipment Highlight: Numark DJ2FGO2

 

 Every time after an event, I think about what would make it better. Often I would think what other songs would have been appropriate and what equipment would be better to make the set up faster. I like the fact that I believe in having back ups to my back ups. I always bring my main Pioneer controller.  It is a work-horse and I can use it without fail. Earlier this year, I would bring another Pioneer controller just in case. Just in case never happened but it was peace of mind and there was no worry since I had my back up. 

  I learned of a mini controller that would fit on the laptop. Maybe it was too good to be true but I looked into it. Many folks thought it was a nice piece of equipment.  The Numark DJ2GO2 is a matter a fact to go equipment that can be set up in minutes. There was no learning curve and it was easy to mix music. If there is a fear that someone can not mix with it, but one can actually beat-match and throw in a song at the appropriate time.  One of the only downsides is one cannot get down with the scratching on this equipment. It is a simple controller to manage your music. Also if one is going on a trip, he or she can prepare their set since its very mobile. This piece of equipment is a good back up and can rock any party if needed.

December Playlist 2018

SILK CITY FT DUA LIPA ELECTRICITY

ARIANA GRANDE  THANK U, NEXT

BENNY BLANCO, HALSEY AND KHALID  EASTSIDE

LIL DUVAL FT SNOOP DOGG AND BALL GREEZY  SMILE

BAD  BUNNY FT DRAKE  MIA

HALSEY  WITHOUT ME

DJ SNAKE  TAKI TAKI

PANIC! AT THE DISCO HIGH HOPES

MEEK MILL FT DRAKE GOING BAD

POST MALONE AND SWAE LEE SUNFLOWER

TRAVIS SCOTT SICKO MODE

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER YOUNGBLOOD

GUCCI MANE, BRUNO MARS AND KODAK BLACK  WAKE UP IN THE SKY

MARSHMELLO AND BASTILLE HAPPIER

LIL BABY AND GUNNA DRIP TOO HARD

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Wedding Entrance Songs to get the Party Started (Grand Entrance)

Happy by Pharrel Williams

Crazy in Love by Beyonce

One More Time by Daft Punk

Let Me Clear My Throat DJ Kool

This is How We Do It Montell Jordan

Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature

I Got A Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

Turn Down for What  by Lil Jon

We Found Love by Rihanna and Calvin Harris

Hey Ya by OutKast

Celebration  by Kool and the Gang

All I Do is Win  by Dj Khalid

Uptown Funk  by Bruno Mars

Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve

You Can’t Hurry Love by the Supremes

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

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