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What does a Wedding DJ do?

What does a Wedding DJ do?

Wedding DJs sometimes get a bad rap known to “just play music” but it’s actually more complex than that. If you just want someone to get the dance floor packed without saying anything on your wedding day, you have to consider who is going to introduce your wedding party, help with the planning process if you are not hiring a wedding coordinator to notify the other wedding vendors of what is coming up next or let your guests know where to go for cocktail hour.

wedding Dj doWhen it comes to hiring your DJ If they also act as your Master of Ceremonies there will be preparation time involved with the planning of the timeline, prepping a song list, and ensuring everyone are where they need to be from the wedding party introductions to the wedding venue and the banquet captain serving the champagne at the right time.

Wedding entertainment is more than just the music on your special day, it’s creating a fun flow of energy for your wedding reception and engaging with your guests and the vendors to ensure your special event and musical taste is everything you had hoped for. looking for a fun playlist, check out this fun list.

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How many hours do I need a DJ?

How many hours should I hire a wedding DJ?

Every wedding is different, from guest count to the overall style and theme.

It really depends on the type of event and the energy looking to have. An average wedding in the Los Angeles area goes for 6 hours that includes the processional songs as guests arrive at the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour as you get your photos taken, and then the dinner and dancing.

wedding dj hoursIf you’re looking to have a more low-key style event with some light background music 4 hours should be plenty of time for you to accomplish all of the formalities that are needed. Sometimes brides will hire a live musician for the ceremony music in which case you could have a 5-hour wedding DJ. But consider that you may still need to hire the DJ to provide sound for your officiant and your vows.

Some other items to consider is the amount of set up time that is needed for the wedding DJs to get ready before the wedding reception is to begin. Also based on the energy level of your guests and how packed your dance floor is, will you want to go into overtime? Be sure to ask about an additional charge or add on services. Some wedding venues may not allow for extra time or you may also have to pay for the staff overtime. You may also want to hire the Dj for an after-party at a new location.

The best advice I can give you is to contact and have a conversation with the company you are considering hiring to make sure there are no hidden charges. Most companies should include the setup and arrive at your event at least an hour or two before guests arrive.

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Do I Need To Hire A Wedding DJ?

Do You Need A DJ For Your Wedding?

The short answer to that question is no. But the question you need to ask yourself is why would you want a DJ at your wedding in the first place. Are you inviting a lot of guests who love to dance? or is it going to be more of a mellow formal sit down dinner?

There are many advantages to having a professional DJ at your wedding, so before you make the investment, consider the following benefits.

hiring a wedding dj

Do you love music? with today’s technology and specific music subscriptions, exclusive for DJ’s only, DJs are able to get their hands on many genres as well as a variety of decades of cultural-style music that you may want to hear at your wedding.

Not only does a DJ have a vast majority of music but it’s also important to remember where the music is coming from, If you are having a large guest count you will need a professional sound system that doesn’t crackle or sound distorted when you have a song with a lot of bass, or when you hear the toasts, everyone can understand what is being said.

If you’re not hiring a wedding coordinator for your wedding you may want to also consider hiring a company that provides a Master of Ceremonies at the reception. Having a good MC keeps everything on track from the grand entrance to the toast and the special dances ie.. father-daughter or mother-son.

If you are also having a wedding ceremony you’ll want to have background music as your guests are arriving and a microphone for the officiant so everyone is able to hear your vows. These are just a few reasons why you might want to consider having a wedding DJ as opposed to plugging in and using Spotify.

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Covid-19 Wedding DJ’s New Guidelines

Covid-19 has changed the wedding industry in several ways.

It’s no secret that we have all been impacted due to the events of Covid-19 and live music entertainment, especially when it comes to performing at private events such as weddings and private parties.

Either you have been personally affected by the results of a postponed or canceled event or know someone who has.  Many vendors have had to make big adjustments to their new business model.

New contracts- Updating our old contracts to now include a Covid-19 clause that seems to be on the top of every vendor list. but how does that affect you?  be sure to look over in detail any new rules or updated guidelines in your contract pertaining to postponements or having to cancel.  For some great info regarding insurance and what to do if Covid-19 ruins your wedding. options and other great tips click the link.

On the day of your event- many vendors, especially DJs who are used to having guests come up to request music are making some drastic changes, some are even putting plexiglass in front of their system. (hopefully, it looks presentable) to making an announcement for guests to either text their requests or fill out a music request sheet, located 6 feet apart from the DJ.  You can always pre-select your songs to dance too before the date of your event.

When it comes to holding the mic for the toasts or the ceremony, We are also providing disposable Mic covers for each segment of the event as well as sanitizing the mic to even keeping it on the mic stand at all times so no one has to touch it.

Ensuring your guests are safe and having them enjoy the evening without thinking about a Covid-19 Wedding is what we hope to accomplish at your event. We don’t make announcements about Covid-19, After all, we are here to celebrate.

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Wedding Hart Park Newhall

It was at Hart Park in Newhall Where I had the honor of MCing Jason and Ceton’s Wedding reception.

Wedding chapel Hart ParkThe Ceremony

After Jason and Ceton had an intimate first look they were joined with family and friends in front of the chapel (which was being renovated, but nobody told them) that they exchanged vows and even had their dog Pascal as the ring bearer.


Jason & Officiant- Star wars throne room song

Wedding Party- Elephant love medley- Moulon rouge

Flower Girls- I see the light- Mandy Moore

Ceton- wait for it  by hamilton into harry potter theme

Sand Ceremony- Seasons of love- Rent

Exchange of vows- All I Ask of You- Phantom of the Opera

Exit Song- 24k Magic- Bruno Mars


At Hart Park We had a windy night outside on the patio, Each member of the wedding party had their own songs to come out too and then Ceton & Jason shared their first dance. We played wedding couple trivia to invite the guests to the Taco Cart.  and then the Party kicked off after the toasts.

Grand Entrance –  I’m A Believer -Smash Mouth
First Dance All of me- John Legend- (whole song)
Mother/Son Dance- Across the Universe- Beatles
Ceton & John (best friend) Megan by bayside
Dedicated song to guests- I want to grow old with you
Song to start the party-Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars
Cake Cutting -Marry you-Bruno Mars
Bouquet- Man I feel like a woman
Garter Toss Ball & Chain- Social Distortion
Last Song Don’t stop me now- Queen

Skeleton wedding cakeWhat a fun looking cake. To see if we are available for your upcoming wedding or to get a quote, add your wedding date to our availability checker. or contact us at 818-533-8863

Real Weddings Kellys Wedding Garden

The Ceremony.  ceremony music kellys wedding garden

Celine and Andrew said yes and made it official at Kelly’s wedding garden, the ceremony started at 5:30 pm.  They hired a Guitarist, Josh Gilbert to play the songs as the wedding party made their way down the aisle. Celine walked down to the traditional song of “here comes the Bride”

la gardenia floristsCocktail hour.

During the Cocktail hour as guests enjoyed drinks inside and a photobooth outside, a Mariachi Band was providing the musical entertainment.  There were some beautiful flowers placed on the tables provided by @lagardenia_  florists based out of Los Angeles.


Wedding music kellys wedding gardenDancing.

With a wide variety of music with fun top 40’s, R&B and a great mix of Latin style tunes from Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue and Bachata, Celine danced with her dad to My Wish by  Rascal Flats and Andrew danced with his mom to Song for Mama by boyz 2 men, we then open up the dance floor with the closer I get to you- Luther Vandross & Beyonce.


Intro Song- bring em out- T.I.

First Dance- Dream on with you-Terrance Howard

Cake Cutting- Love- Kendrick Lamar

Bouquet Toss- Single Ladies

Garter Toss- Whatta Man- Salt n Peppa


anahit's treats

For Dessert, the guests also got to enjoy some donuts and cake pops provided by @ana_treats.

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What’s the hurry? Couples are waiting longer to get married

Good things come to those who wait.

That saying is often applied to finding the right job, finding your dream home or finding that special person in your life. It seems that today’s couples are taking that advice to heart when it comes to marriage. A recent study by Bridebook found that people are getting married later in life than ever before, and the average couple is also dating for a longer time before getting married.

The report surveyed 4,000 recently married couples and found that the average couple was together for about 4.9 years before tying the knot. Previous surveys from eharmony and Wedding Way placed that number at around three years. The extra time seems to be paying off because the Bridebook study notes that the rate of divorce is at its lowest since 1971. And 83% of couples say they felt no pressure to get married and did it because they wanted to.

That’s a far cry from the shotgun weddings of yesteryear!

Bridebook founder Hamish Shephard said the report shows modern relationships are rooted more deeply in commitment.

“Marriages are becoming stronger than ever, relationships happier and more committed than ever and couples are more independent and consensual in their decisions than ever,” he said.

John Gottman, a psychological researcher and clinician who studies divorce prediction and marital stability, said there is one clear benefit to marriage:

“People live longer if they are in marital relationships, particularly if they are in good, satisfying relationships,” he said.

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Hiring the right wedding DJ

Don’t cut corners, hiring a wedding DJ will energize your reception!

You’ve already spent money on invitations, decorations, the wedding cake, catering services, a videographer, and flowers.  But now your friends are suggesting that you also spring for a live DJ, adding yet another expense to the mix.

Should you go for it … or save yourself a few bucks and just have programmed music? The choice is ultimately up to you. But here are some compelling reasons when hiring a wedding dj:

Music selection: A good wedding DJ can read the crowd and provide a unique mix of music that works for everyone – from the newly married couple and their friends to the parents, the parents’ friends and grandparents. And the tunes could be all over the map, ranging from rap, hip hop and grunge, to R&B, classic rock and big band music. Hey, you gotta’ play something for grandpa!

Equipment: A good DJ comes prepared with professional sound equipment that can cover any room, plus lighting to make your event more exciting. not to mention a backup system. Yes, it can happen, but don’t let the party come to a screeching halt because of it. Also, have you ever been to a wedding where the sound was horrible, or the speakers were crackling?

Convenience and peace of mind: Having a wedding DJ who can also act as your Master of ceremonies to ensure you have smooth transitions and a timeline that flows can really make a differenchiring a DJe during the night.  But you can also have a great wedding planner who will assist with gathering the wedding party and ensuring everything is going as planned.

Audience interaction: This, more than anything else, can turn your reception into an event everyone will remember. A good DJ/MC knows how to work with the crowd and get everyone out on the dance floor. And think about it – after the food’s been eaten and wedding toasts are made … what else is there?

At Silvertunes Entertainment, our job is to ensure your event is a success. Call or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available for your special event. You can also reach us via email at [email protected].

Best Man Wedding Toast Tips

Don’t ruin the wedding reception with a bad toast!

Everyone’s gathered at the wedding reception. Music’s playing, caterers are running around and guests are eating and chatting away, when suddenly glasses begin clinking and the room falls silent so the best man can make a toast.

At this point, things can either go well or quickly head south if the toast is awkward or in poor taste. Most of these short speeches hit the mark – particularly the ones that are laced with humor and insight about the newlyweds.

But inappropriate or off-color remarks — however well-intended — can derail things fast. Here’s something a best man should never say about the groom:

“Well, Dan snagged a winner. Julie’s great and I’m sure they’ll make a great couple. Now he can settle down and devote all of his attention to one woman. But he sure as hell wasn’t doing that at the bachelor party!”

tips for wedding toast

Yikes! Here’s another toast that won’t score any brownie points with the bride:

“I guess John has finally found a girl with enough low self-esteem to marry him!”

And finally, a zinger that wouldn’t sit well with the groom:

“I remember when Lizzie used to work at Hooters. Damn, she was hot!”

If things do take a downturn, your saving grace could well be the DJ. If he’s blasting tunes and has guests out on the dance floor, that awkward wedding toast will soon be forgotten – for the time being, at least.

When it comes to DJs, Silvertunes Entertainment has got your number, whether you want to liven up a wedding reception, bar mitzvah or corporate gathering. Call or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available for your next event. You can also reach us via email at [email protected]

Don’t let “last call” sabotage your wedding reception!

Last call for alcohol!

That announcement is often heard at sports bars and other late-night venues when closing time is approaching. And it’s given for good reason, as some customers will have definitely have overshot their drink limit by that time. Let’s face it – no one wants these people out on the road when they’ve got that much alcohol in their system.

But what about a wedding reception?

When someone yells “Last call!” at a wedding reception things typically grind to a halt real fast. All of those family members and friends who are out of the dance floor suddenly begin looking at their watches or phones to check the time. Invariably, people begin heading home, leaving the dance floor looking like Death Valley.

That’s the last thing you want to happen when your guests are getting down to the music of Lizzo, Usher, MJ or yelling out that popular Journey song. (you know what song) And it’s particularly bad when you’ve got a DJ who’s working the crowd and turning your reception into a real party.

No event can go on forever — that’s obvious. But a better way to do it is to simply post a sign that says, “Bar will close at 10 p.m.” That lets your guests know ahead of time when the reception will begin winding down. More importantly, it gives them time to pace themselves, not only with food and drink but with conversations.

Meanwhile, your DJ can keep the music cranking so the party carries on until your reception is over!

Want a DJ who will make your event special? Call Silvertunes Entertainment or text us today at 818-533-8863 to see if we’re available. You can also reach us at [email protected]