Weddings have changed over the last few years. A lot. Like a lot a lot. On top of certain wedding traditions going by the wayside, it seems like now DJ companies are almost just looking to outdo one another. We are the best at this! We were the first to do that! Well for starters, saying you’re the best is highly subjective. I have couples ask all the time “Who is your best DJ?” and my response is “Whoever you think it is.” And second, who gives a $###? I think sometimes in the race to be #1, the reason why we do what we do can get lost. As wedding DJs, of course it’s important to do our part to make sure everyone has the best time possible. But it’s mostly about creating moments. Moments they may not involve every single person on the dance floor having a blast for 4 hours, but ones that may only involve a couple of people that will last forever. You ask my wife (and I will tell you the same thing) what her favorite part of our wedding was and she will immediately say our first dance. Our reception and party was awesome, but our first dance was undoubtedly the highlight of our night (our ceremony was a close second, thanks Mike!).
The reason I write this is because one of those moments popped up on my Facebook “On This Day” feed today. On December 13, 2014, (yep…12/13/14) I had the honor of celebrating with Erin & John as they celebrated their wedding at the English Manor. I had actually met them at a wedding a year earlier and they were such a cool couple and awesome to work with and their celebration was just as awesome. But throughout all the fun there was one moment that stood out head and shoulders above everything else. Erin’s parents were married at the English Manor 33 years earlier so for them it was extra special being back there for their daughter. Erin’s mom approached me and told me a quick story about how at their wedding, for some reason (she didn’t remember exactly why) her husband never got to dance with his mom. He had no idea she was doing this but she asked me if I would play a song just for them so that in the same building and on the same dance floor where they had celebrated 33 years earlier they would get to share that moment. Full disclosure, it’s been 3 years and I don’t remember what song we did but I will still never forget that. Now all I did was help choose a song, announce it, and press play, but I got to be a part of a moment that Erin’s family will surely never forget.
Here’s the picture I took with the IG post from that night: