Dynamic James
DJ Entertainment
Northern Michigan
Wedding DJ Specialist

DJ ~ MC Wedding Services

  • My attention to detail, organization and professionalism will ensure that your wedding reception is everything you hoped it would be, and more! I take care of all formal announcements, coordinating with the photographer, videographer, caterers, etc. to make sure everything is running smoothly and on time.
  • A wedding reception is a time for family and friends to visit with each other. Dynamic James respects this by keeping the music volume at a moderate level to allow for conversation among your guests. 
  • I use professional quality Bose and QSC sound systems. My sound system is designed to fill the dance floor area with quality sound. The new Bose system is also designed to fill the room with a balanced mix of sound creating a pleasant atmosphere for both conversation and music enjoyment!
  • I also provide a full modern LED light show to create that special dance floor atmosphere! 
  • If you have any specific questions regarding my sound system and/or light show, please call me and I will gladly discuss it in more detail. I do frequently update my sound system and light show so online photos may not represent the current system I am using.

Following is a detailed explanation of most of the formal wedding reception announcements I provide:

Grand Entrance Announcement:
I normally meet the bride and groom and wedding party outside upon their arrival at the reception hall to organize the 'Grand Entrance.' In most cases, the wedding party will be announced in reverse order starting with the parents of the bride and groom, ushers, and flower girl/ring bearer, then the bridesmaids and groomsmen. The wedding party will enter the reception room as their names are announced; the bride and groom are announced and enter the room last. This is a great way to let your guests know that the bride/groom/wedding party has arrived. (Another option is to announce the bride and groom only and have the wedding party follow them into the reception hall.) It is also fun to pick out an upbeat song to play as the Grand Entrance is taking place.  Consider allowing one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen to pick out the song...they will feel honored to do so!

Dinner Announcement:
I will make dinner announcements to have your guests seated for dinner. If needed, I will also release  tables (for buffet style dinner). Having the caterers or DJ release tables eliminates a long line of people waiting at the buffet table. The head table/wedding party is released for dinner first, followed by any reserved tables. The remeaining tables are released in random order (I usually release tables with small children and/or elderly people first.

Best Man/Matron of Honor toasts:
I will make sure champagne (or beverage of choice) is poured and ready at head table. I will also make sure caterers are ready to begin serve dinner (once the toast and dinner blessing is completed, dinner begins). I will formally introduce the Best Man and Maid of Honor and direct everyone's attention to the head table (a professional wireless microphone is used for all announcements). I will also announce and introduce anyone else who may have a special toast or announcement that they would like to make.

Dinner Blessing/Prayer:
Prior to dinner, I will meet briefly with the person who is saying the dinner blessing (I normally have the the dinner blessing immediately after the toast).  DJ will formally introduce the person saying the dinner blessing while making sure all guests are quiet and attentive.

Cutting of the Cake:
When everyone is done with dinner, I will announce the traditional 'Cutting of the Cake.'  Many of your guests will like to share in this 'sweet occasion' by watching and taking pictures. This is another favorite reception tradition that your guests need to be aware of. (Be sure to have a few wet washcloths or napkins nearby to help wipe the frosting from your nose.)

Bridal Dance:
This is the bride and groom's first dance together as husband and wife. This is the most important announcement of the evening and deserves to be heard by all of your guests! Prior to this announcement, I will make sure all members of the wedding party are in the reception room (I normally have them gather near the head table of the dance floor area). Once everyone is present, we begin the evening's formal dances with the Bridal Dance. After this dance, the bride and groom remain on the dance floor as the Wedding Party Dance begins.

Wedding Party Dance:
This dance is for the entire wedding party and the parents of the bride and groom (optional).  Having the ushers join you on this dance floor is another option (if they will be dancing, be sure they have someone to dance with and note this on the DJ questionnaire sheet included in your contract package).

Father/Daughter Dance:
This is a special traditional dance for the bride and her father. This dance usually follows the Wedding Party Dance.  (As an option, this dance may also be combined with the Mother/Son Dance.)

Mother/Son Dance:
This is a special dance for the groom and his mother. It usually follows the Father/Daughter Dance or can be combined with the Father/Daughter Dance. (I can provide song choice suggestions, if desired.)

Additional announcements include: (optional)
  • Longest Married Couple Dance
  • Garter/Bouquet Toss
  • Dollar Dance
  • Switch the Shoe (Traditional Dutch Trivia Game)

This list explains most of the formal activities and announcements provided by Dynamic James DJ Entertainment. Please complete the DJ Questionnaire Sheet to inform me of which announcements/activities you want to occur. If you need help with song choices or have other variations or activities in mind, please let me know. I enjoy customizing and personalizing your wedding reception!
~  James