Musings from Behind the Board
I have had the privilege of performing at MANY ceremonies over the last twelve years. Once the couple of honor have chosen their specific songs, all that’s left is a rehearsal to get a feel for how the ceremony itself will go, followed by the ceremony itself. As the DJ, it’s my job to make sure that the songs are played at the proper time and faded out when necessary. I meet with the officiant performing the ceremony beforehand so that we can discuss cues and the overall flow of the ceremony. I have the officiant test the microphone that will be used and leave it to their discretion as to how loud the microphone will be during the ceremony (often with an assist from any guests within earshot at that time).
So, what goes into The Trust Factor? There are a few things; things that I considered when it was my turn to choose a DJ for my own wedding nearly nine years ago.
When people ask how I came to be a DJ, I tell everyone that I literally became a DJ because I love to dance. It’s a somewhat simplified version of the actual events, but that’s the gist of how I began this journey. When I’m behind the board, I literally can’t stand still.
Usually, this is the first true interaction that I get to have with the crowd as a whole that night; as such, it’s the ice breaker that will set the tone for the rest of the evening. Not only does the crowd get an introduction of the wedding party, they also get the first glimpse of who I am as an entertainer.
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ST. PAUL | MINNEAPOLIS | TWIN CITIES