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Ocean Isle Beach, NC Wedding DJs

Your Entertainment Director from Music on the Strand's DJ ENTERTAINMENT's knowledge of and familiarity with the musical genres YOU choose helps provide the grounds for MORE PARTICIPATION where the party's at—on the DANCE FLOOR! Your selected wedding DJ in Ocean Isle Beach (or anywhere in the Carolinas) knows when to feature the selections from your "Must Play List" in accordance with your wishes for the best effect on both you and the attendees at your reception.

Providing innovative Disc Jockey Entertainment in the Ocean Isle Area, 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

Ocean Isle Beach, NC is one of the southernmost of North Carolina's unique barrier islands. Miles and miles of powder white sand, sun-danced waves, and windswept marshlands make our community one of the loveliest places on the earth.

In contrast to other resort areas along the southeastern coast, Ocean Isle has chosen to avoid the everyday hustle and bustle. Instead, this resort island has sustained a family beach atmosphere and has proudly kept itself on a low-key, low-rise course. It's the perfect place for vacationers who want to relax and enjoy a quiet, refreshing time.

Ocean Isle Beach lies between the historic port of Wilmington, NC and the tourist attractions of Myrtle Beach, SC. Although Ocean Isle Beach has grown and developed over the years, it has maintained its relaxed and leisurely charm.

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Hiring a DJ - It's the Music They'll Remember
article supplied by After Hours DJ Service - Westfield, MA
by Rob Alberti

All of the planning is now behind you. You've made the walk down the aisle, proclaimed your love, and exchanged glistening gold wedding bands. Congratulations, you are now man and wife. Now it's time to kick back, unwind, forget all the stress and celebrate the day at your reception.

What to expect
First, the photographer may want to take a few more pictures at the church or wedding site. After that, it's off to be greeted by family and friends who have come together for your wedding day. Don't be surprised to receive an enthusiastic welcome as your DJ and Master of Ceremonies announces your grand entrance. It's one of the things they enjoy the most. And for the next few hours it will be your DJ's job to lead the festivities, play the music that is important to you and your guests, and keep the reception running smoothly. Music is in fact one of the most important and memorable parts of a reception. Reception guests seldom remember the color of the linen, or even the cake, but they almost always remember the music, especially if the DJ did a great job.

Who Coordinates the Reception?

The main reason wedding couples choose a Professional DJ with many years of wedding experience as opposed to lower cost DJ Services is that the selection of music a Professional DJ can play spans across all ages and tastes instead of just what the lower cost DJ likes to listen to. But aside from the music, your DJ will also act as your Master of Ceremonies to help maintain the proper flow during the reception. A good Disc Jockey Service will coordinate with your photographer to get all the right pictures for your wedding album. They will also work with the rest of the professionals (Videographer, Banquet Staff) during your event to ensure everything runs smoothly. So while you may be thinking of hiring a DJ just for the music, remember at your personal meeting with your DJ & Master of Ceremonies, it is important to discuss not only the types of music you want, but which events you will be doing and their desired order. These would include such things as the cutting of the wedding cake, the toast, and the bouquet toss. A Professional DJ will also work with you on individualizing your wedding at this time. Your DJ should want to know what exactly you envision for your wedding. One couple may want a low-key elegant event, while the next may want a high energy party atmosphere. If your DJ wants to tell you how your event will run instead of the other way around, then they actually are not interested in working with you. Every wedding is unique and your DJ should treat them as such.

The Right Mix of Music
Having a DJ you can trust to handle all the MC duties is important, but where most DJ's really shine is when it comes to knowing what music will get the crowd on the dance floor. Your DJ should work with you both on the types of music that you want played but also on the types of music that you don't want played. As a general rule, the guests will not dance until after the bride and groom have had their first dance. Other special dances might include a wedding party dance, a dance for the bride and father and one for the groom and his mother.

How do you know the DJ that you are looking at entrusting your event's fate to is a professional?
Look to see if they are a member of a Professional Organization such as a DJ Network
Ask them how many weddings they perform at each year and how long they have been in the business
Ask if they will handle all of the detail coordination on your wedding day (Making sure the champagne toast is poured before introductions, ensuring the parents of the bride & groom are available during cake cutting, coordinating with photographer and banquet staff, etc.)

Proper planning for your reception should also include giving your DJ a guideline of the types of music that you want to be played. Keep in mind that you want all your guests to be satisfied, so make sure your DJ is prepared with a wide variety of music to suit all tastes. Just remember that your wedding day is a time to celebrate, so dance, enjoy yourself and leave the coordination to a wedding professional.

Ten Things That Absolutely Do Matter

Adapted from an article by Brina Jannenga, Wedding Shower Gifts

1) You're feet! By all means, bring a change of shoes. No one will see the cute little sneakers you are wearing under that big dress! Wear them while you are taking pictures and dancing to the DJ's music at your Ocean Isle Beach reception.

2) Have a way to pin up the back of your dress. If you plan on dancing, you will need to get all that fabric off the floor. Make sure it is really secure because you will get tripped on and stepped on plenty that day.

3) Thank your family! With the sea of faces you don't see very often, you may overlook the people closest to you.

4) Eat! Don't forget to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's going to be a long day and you don't want to get sick for the honeymoon.

5) Relax. Get your girls together in a quiet place, light some candles, play some soft music and reflect on the importance of staying in each moment.

6) Smile and avoid making silly faces. There are cameras everywhere!

7) Take time to pose for photographs. Don't rush through the photo sessions. While you will be ancy to get back to the party, your wedding photographs are an important keepsake for generations to come.

8) Your undergarments. Make sure your corsett does not make an appearance everytime you move. This is the last thing you should be worrying about.

9) Don't drink alcohol. A glass before the ceremony might calm your nerves but don't drink that day. Everything goes by too quick as it is and you'll want to be 100% there for everything!

10) Most of all, tell your guy how happy he has made you and how much you are looking forward to the rest of your lives!
Myrtle Beach Service Professionals - Expectation is a Two-Way Street
(True Story that could take place at your Myrtle Beach Wedding or ANYWHERE)

Adapted from an article written by Meredyth Sajna

The fun part of planning a wedding in the Myrtle Beach area is just that: lining up a baker, a photographer, a DJ, a florist. You and your soon to be spouse will no doubt pick each one with the greatest of care. The flowers have to be perfect, the food must be just right, and the music what you like to hear, and rightfully so.

While we all expect nothing but top-notch service on our special day, it is important to understand what each contractor has committed to you. At the same time, expect to be held to your end of the deal as well. As dedicated as each contractor is to you, it must be kept in mind that you may not be the day's only customer. It isn't uncommon for a medium-sized flower shop to service several weddings in a day with a carefully orchestrated group of teams who help each other behind the scenes.

In making your plans, put yourself in the shoes of your contractors. Consider this true story:

It was a very busy Saturday for this florist, six weddings involving four service teams and eight vehicles. A portion of the plan went like this: Team A would service Wedding X, both ceremony and reception. Team B was servicing two small ceremonies, Y, in the next town from X, and Z on the far east side of town, at 3:00. Due to the distance involved, Team A was to get wedding X down the aisle and then go set up the reception. On their way back in, Team B was to stop at X's ceremony and pick up the altarpieces and transport them to X's reception hall. After dropping them off, Team B was to continue on and see Z down the aisle. Wedding X's ceremony was only 15 minutes long and started at 1:00. By prearranged agreement, Team B would be stopping by at 1:30 for the altarpieces. Since the flower shop doesn't normally transport flowers from ceremony to reception, it was made very clear that this was being done solely as a courtesy to X, and that Team B could not be delayed. Bride X agreed that since pictures were being done before the ceremony, at 1:30 the flowers would be gone.

Upon arriving at 1:30, Team B was confused to find that pictures were in progress. After waiting twenty minutes they secured permission from the photographer to remove the altarpieces. The bride became verbally irate in the chapel, insisting that everything would run according to her schedule changes, and that if the florist didn't like it, well tough. After several frantic phone calls, Team B had to leave to service wedding Z, which was due to go down the aisle in an hour. In the name of customer service, someone else from the flower shop would go to the chapel and retrieve the altarpieces in their personal vehicle.

It came as no surprise to anybody that this bride had irked more than the florist. Her party had been shooting pictures since 11:00 that morning, delayed the minister for five hours during rehearsal the night before (for a FIFTEEN minute ceremony), and tried to get the limo driver to shop for last minute supplies for the bridesmaids.

In the end, the bride likely had a lousy time, and she certainly lost people willing to do business with her or her family in the future. All of this could be avoided if she had just allowed herself to see things from a broader perspective that would accommodate the views of the Myrtle Beach area wedding professionals that were trying to please her while catering to her needs, thus keeping herself open to be more tolerant, accepting, and hence easy-going, relaxed, and happy.

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