DJs for Weddings in Conway, SC and throughout the Pee Dee Region
As a Wedding DJ, there is no substitute for experience, especially when it comes to providing the grounds for two families to feel they're coming together as one during a wedding celebration. And, experience, hand in hand with the DJ's concerted effort to improve their skills in motivating folks to participate in the festivities, adds up to a better celebration for everyone in attendance. Normally, more participation = more fun. At Music on the Strand, our DJ/MCs have an average of 20+ years each, as full-time, professional mobile disc jockeys.
Providing innovative Disc Jockey Entertainment in Conway, along the Grand Strand, and throughout the Carolinas, we will help design and deliver your DREAM WEDDING—from the most elegant formal reception, to an exciting full-throttle celebration! Being YOUR wedding DJ is our full-time job. We are: well-prepared with extensive planning completed for YOUR event, fully-experienced serving brides and grooms for decades, well-equipped with new and modern gear all backed up on site, fully-insured providing you with complete coverage, members of the American Disc Jockey Association delivering what is promised and striving for perfection. Call us! We look forward to furnishing references and inviting you to visit one of our events. 800-359-5618
Conway, SC offers an appealing mixture of small-town friendliness, modern conveniences, and Old South charm, overlooking the dark waters of the picturesque Waccamaw River. It is one of the oldest towns in America, established in 1733, in what was then South Carolina's colonial frontier. A walk along the riverfront is a pleasant reminder that Conway has experienced a great deal of history.
American Indians were here first: the Conway area was home to South Carolina's Waccamaw Indians, whose name now graces our river and our region.
Conway's first European settlers were Irish immigrants who carved out a new life for themselves amid the wilderness of Colonial America. The town was named Kingston to honor Great Britain's King George I. During the Revolutionary War, Brigadier General Francis Marion -- "the Swamp Fox of the Revolution" -- operated in our region, waging a monumental campaign for American freedom.
Following independence, the town was renamed Conwayborough (later shortened to Conway) in honor of Robert Conway, a veteran of the Revolution and a prominent local legislator. Led by hardworking townsmen and independent-minded farmers, Conway eventually flourished as South Carolina's outpost on the Waccamaw. During the War Between the States, most of its young men went off to fight for Southern independence.
In the 1870's, Conway boomed as an export center for timber products, shipping tar, pitch, turpentine, and pine limber around the world. The railroad came to Conway in 1887, and a few years later a group of Conway businessmen extended it to the coast,launching what is now Myrtle Beach.
Conway has flourished as the county seat of Horry County and as the center of one of the largest tobacco-producing regions in the nation.
Today, Conway is a pleasant, riverside town of quiet neighborhoods, historic structures, and moss-shrouded live oak trees. The best of the Old South's charm lives today in picturesque Conway, South Carolina's Historic Rivertown.
Conway Main Street, USA, Conway Hotels and Accommodations
Conway Wedding Venues: Waccmaw Shrine Club, Peanut Warehouse, Conway Fireman's Hut
After the rehearsal, but before the wedding . . .Adapted from and article written by Kami Griffin
It's a Bride's worst nightmare: the rehearsal for your wedding in Conway (or anywhere) was full of flubs.The Best Man could not remember where he was supposed to stand. Your Maid of Honor got lost on her way to the ceremony site. And your Flower Girl decided to play Ring Around the Rosie with the Ring Bearer instead of being quiet and still.
So what do you do now? Panic? Cry? Look at all of the mistakes as a bad omen? Nope. Instead, you need to use this time after the rehearsal and before the wedding to RELAX. Push all of the worries, stress and bad thoughts away.
Sound hard to do? It really isn't. Most rehersals occur on the day or evening before the wedding. This means you have approximatley 12 to 24 hours to calm down and pamper yourself a bit.
If you had a bad rehersal, remember what they say in the Theatre: a bad dress rehersal means you will have a fabulous opening night! Therefore, if your rehersal left you nervous, tell yourself that all of the "bugs" have now been worked out, and everything will run smoothly on the big day.
What if you are worried because you left some planning to the last minute, and now you are afraid of leaving something off your checklist? The bottom line is, don't sweat it. If you did not rememeber to do something until the night before the wedding, chances are it is something relativley small, that your guests will not miss it. YOU may notice the absence of those extra mints placed on the tables at the reception, but no one else will know.
What if it is a real emergency, like the Minister is ill, or the Caterer cannot make it? You need to reassure yourself that there are some issues you cannot control, and even the best laid plans sometimes go astray. In a case like this, do not be afraid to ask for help. Most Brides assume all of the responsibility for the wedding planning, while the Groom simply makes arrangements to pick up his Tux on time. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! If a real wedding emergency occurs the night before the wedding (and honestly, the chances of that happening are very slim!) make sure to look to your future husband, your parents, and your friends for assistance. Trying to tackle a big problem by yourself will get you nowhere on your wedding eve.
What if everything is running smoothly, but you are still jumpy, edgy and nervous? Well, of course you are! Tomorrow is the biggest, most important day of your life! So celebrate this last night as a single woman by being extra nice to yourself. If at all possible, have a massage or do some Yoga. Talk to a friend. Listen to soothing classical music. Burn a candle and meditate, if you like. Whatever you do, make sure it is relaxing enough to ensure that you get a good night's sleep.
How-to-Guide: Renting Party EquipmentAdapted from an article written by Heather A. Muckle
If you are having a backyard reception in Conway, SC (or anywhere), planning can be twice as hard. You don't have the luxury of renting your entire reception needs at one place. Everything must be chosen separately, making extra work for you. Use these tips to make it easier!
What to rent?
Tables. You'll have to decide between round tables or rectangular tables, and be sure to ask how many people will fit comfortably at each table. Many say eight people fit comfortably at a 60-inch round table, however, I’ve found that can be a tight squeeze if they are eight adults. One eight-foot rectangular table should fit four people on each side comfortably. You may want to rent extra tables for your head table, your cake, guest book and gifts.
Chairs. You'll want enough chairs to fit at the dinner tables, as well as some chairs around the reception area where people can sit and converse. Many places carry white chairs, but several only offer metal folding chairs. You may decorate these with ribbons or rent chair covers to make these look more attractive.
Placesettings. Your caterer may offer to rent you china, crystal and silver for your dinner guests. If you are having a somewhat formal reception, this can be a good option verses using paper and plastic. Also, most caterers will rent out table linens so you don't have to buy tablecloths.
Tent. If you are having an outdoor wedding or reception, you should highly consider renting at least one tent to protect your guests from sun or rain. Be sure to rent a tent large enough to fit your guests and other rental equipment comfortably.
Miscellaneous. Other options you may want to consider renting: a dance floor, restroom facilities, fountains, lighting, and decorations.
How to rent?
First, try to get recommendations from friends and family for rental facilities in your area. you'll want to call upon at least two or three rental facilities to compare prices. Be sure to visit each facility to inspect their equipment in person. Ask about delivery and pick-up days and times, and what the delivery charges will be. Check to see if there are employees available to set up and take down your equipment, and what the cost will be.
As with any vendor, be sure to confirm your reservations several times throughout your planning process, and notify them immediately of any changes to your order.
The DJ Industry is a SERVICE INDUSTRY, and as such, ANY DJ company should provide its customers with the basics. At Music on the Strand, we like to refer to these basics as the “Nuts and Bolts,” the basic fundamentals, which a DJ Shopper should simply expect from the disc jockeys whose service they retain, in or out of Conway, SC:
PREPARATION — extensive planning with attention paid to each detail
HIGH QUALITY SOUND — set at the right volume and free of distortion played through modern equipment that looks and sounds great
BACKUP EQUIPMENT — at every engagement
LIGHTING AND EFFECTS — all types, available, for any occasion
COMPLETE MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE — of new and old music in all genres, with a convenient and accessible music database
EXPERIENCE — as a mobile DJ, the more the better
PROGRAMMING JUDGMENT — knowing what songs to play for the best response, and the best time to play them
MIXING ABILITY — knowing how to smoothly and creatively combine one selection with the next in order to achieve the desired effect
MOTIVATING SKILLS — knowing what to say and do to provide the grounds for good times, party fun, and the most participation
STAGING EXPERTISE — knowing how to set the stage for the most entertaining moment
BACKUP DISC JOCKEYS — always on hand or on call
INSURANCE — providing full liability coverage
VALUE — providing exceptional quality and service
WRITTEN GUARANTEE — backing up our commitment to customer satisfaction in writing
We look forward to providing you with the kind of DJ entertainment you seek.
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