Ladies and Gentlemen, at your reception….MORE THAN 4 SPEECHES IS A BAD IDEA! Please refrain from having more than max, maybe 5 speeches. Trust me, people LOVE to talk and it eats out of your dance floor time. Throw in a father/daughter dance if you have to but cut down on your speeches. I’ve been seeing this mistake happen over and over again despite informing clients about this! I’ve done too many Weddings where dancing ends up being an hour and 30 minutes. That’s lame, especially for the amount of money you spend on a DJ. LET PEOPLE ENJOY THEMSELVES! Let your DJ’s talents shine! =)
Also, it doesn’t hurt to keep each speech to 3-5 minutes maximum. Having 4 speeches, at 10 minutes long is 40 minutes out of your program! That’s not including the time it takes for your MC to introduce the next person, for that person to walk up to the mic; settle in, and then begin their speech followed by them walking off the dancefloor. You’re looking at easily an hour for 4 speeches at 10 minutes a piece. Do the math when deciding who is speaking and think realistically who’s going to speak for too long.
Oh yeah, and NO PERFORMANCES! Nobody wants to come to a Wedding Reception to watch your cousins and friends perform dances to songs they hear at every other Wedding. Your guests come to do 3 things and 3 things only. Drink, Dance, and Eat! (yes in order of priority)
If you haven’t seen my interview with Royal Pains star Reshma Shetty, watch it! I point out some good tips that’ll truly help your wedding experience.
Goodluck with your wedding planning!
(Left to right: Darshan Kapadia, Deep Katdare, Reshma Shetty, DJ Insomnia, MC Guru)
Last night was a monumental moment for myself and the rest of my Premier Entertainment crew! I DJeyd my first celebrity wedding alongside my MC, MC Guru. Held in the heart of NYC, we had a blast playing for an intimate crowd that was NOT shy at all on the dancefloor. It was a high energy crowd which I could feed off of so well, being able to play a wide variety of music (Hip-Hop, Top 40, 80s, Disco, Rock, and of course BOLLYWOOD!)
Reshma Shetty is well known for her part as Divya Katdare (Yes, the last name was derived from her hubby!) on the USA Network big hit, Royal Pains. She was also the female lead in a touring company of the musical Bombay Dreams in 2006. Yours truly had the honor earlier this year in taking part in a special interview with the lovely bride as she asked me all kinds of questions about Wedding DJs and how to go about selecting yours. I believe she made the right choice! 😉
Click here to view the interview!
Deep Katdare is best known for his 2001 iconic role as Krishna Gopal Reddy in the generation defining film, American Desi. He was also in the musical Bombay Dreams where he played the part of Vikram, a lawyer who represented Bombay’s underprivileged.
The two met on the set of Bombay Dreams and they soon were engaged to each other and my oh my, what a beautiful wedding it turned out to be.
Special thanks to Premier Entertainment’s own Darshan Kapadia as well as our good friend Vishesh Sharma for making this all happen. It was an honor to be a part of this Wedding and we appreciate all the love we received from the crowd.
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Katdare!
Til next time,