What is your philosophy on weddings?
I. LOVE. WEDDINGS. I believe that your wedding day is one most important days of your life. It’s the one day where EVERYTHING should be perfect. You should be able to relax and enjoy the time with your closest relatives and friends. You shouldn’t have to run around worrying about details that your vendors should have covered already. This allows you to live in the moment and truly embrace the magic your day has to offer!
To make that happen, I meet with my brides and grooms as many times as necessary to thoroughly plan out their big day. I am always accessible via messenger, text or phone call because I understand you may not always have time to call during typical business hours.
Do you know our reception space and its acoustic, power and amplification requirements? If not, will you check it out beforehand?
I believe in setting myself and my clients up for success. There’s a great chance that I have already had an event at your venue, but if not, I’m more than happy to visit it before your big day to make sure I have all the required equipment necessary to make everything run smoothly!
Do you work other events before or after mine?
Absolutely not. The average wedding day for me lasts roughly 10-12 hours between the loading of the gear and drive time at the beginning and the end of the day. I do not take on more than one event per day because your event should be my only focus! Keeping the focus on you allows me to better personalize your event and make it spectacular!
What Makes You Unique As A DJ
The answer to this question is what separates F.M. Entertainment from the rest of the DJ companies. Your wedding day isn’t just a series of formalities that you go through. They’re a series of moments. Moments are points in time that you and your guests will never forget: the moment you tie the knot. The moment you have your first dance. The moment you dance with your parent or loved one. All of these moments happen for EVERY couple. F.M. Entertainment specializes in CREATING moments that you didn’t realize could happen and that move you and your guests emotionally.
I also take into account that your reception is essentially an expensive party that you’re throwing for your guests! A celebration should be joyous, right? Laughter, applause, dancing, cheering, and maybe even a few tears (The good kind). Most weddings, the guests simply show up, do a lot of watching and maybe a little dancing. I make it a point to involve your guests so that at the end of the night they’re saying “I’ve been to weddings before, but NEVER one like that!”
Can we visit you at a wedding?
Out of respect for the privacy of others on their special day, I do not permit prospective clients to “drop in” on a wedding. However, my references, online reviews, and the information I provide you in our initial meeting will speak volumes on my experience, style and professionalism.
Are you able to play my ceremony?
Yes. I have a dedicated ceremony system to play any ceremony songs you need. I also have the capability to plug in a musician that has electronic outputs. If you have hired a videographer, they can also utilize my outputs to record the ceremony as well.
Your wedding vows are the most important part of your ceremony. I make sure your guests can hear them by providing two wireless omnidirectional lapel microphones so no one will miss a single moment of the ceremony.
Can you play the songs that are important to us, such as a traditional Jewish hora tune or a favorite pop hit?
Of course! Your traditional songs are part of what make your wedding unique! Do you have a college fight song you would like played? Do you want to have your parents first dance song played as a dedication? No problem. I can also create custom mixes if you would like. I am more than happy to play just about anything that will help create a unique memory for you and your guests.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, and money orders. I am also able to accept bank transfers depending on your financial instituion.
How many hours are included in the package?
I do not have an hourly charge. My services are purchased for a standard six-hour wedding. I’m happy to continue playing if the party is still rocking-which it often is! In some situations, I am also able to attend the rehearsal dinner which I am also happy to do if availability warrants.
How do you handle song requests?
Keeping a dance floor rocking requires three main things. 1. Your input-knowing who you are music-wise helps me tailor your entire night to your tastes. 2. My skills in reading the dance floor help me create a dynamic and energetic dance time. 3. Guest requests are a great way to “take the pulse” of your dance floor and know what will keep your party going.
From time to time a guest requests a song that clashes with the flow of the dance floor, your tastes, or is too vulgar for a respectable event. Those requests are simply not played to ensure the success of your event.
"I don't want a cheesy wedding. Can you do a cheese-free wedding?"
Absolutely! The cheese factor you may have seen at a typical wedding stems from the Master of Ceremonies being insincere, tacky, or rehashing cliched wedding jokes.
As a professional Master of Ceremonies, I pride myself on being able to use my voice and a microphone to create lighthearted moments, or create an atmosphere that allows your guests to truly be in the moment with you.
Music-wise, I tailor my performance and playlist according to YOUR tastes! Don’t want to hear The Macarena or Chicken Dance? No problem! I collaborate with my clients to develop a robust playlist for your formalities as well as the cocktail, dinner and dance time music!