Thank you Claire!! I loved DJing your amazing (and hot) wedding at Homestead on the Roof!

"Everyone commented on the music from our wedding. It was our most consistent compliment, hands down. We got married on a rooftop on a 96 degree day in early June. It could have been a disaster, but I believe Carrie saved it. The music was so good people I had never seen hit the dance floor were drenched in sweat breaking it down. And the best part was, during the preparation Carrie just got us. It was the easiest part of the planning process and yielded the highest reward. We met once over drinks and told her the kind of radio we listen to, the songs that held meaning to us and a few bands we definitely hate. We told her the overall vibe we were going for and that once the bar opened we just wanted everyone to have a good time and let loose. She nailed every. song. And stood there on a 96 degree rooftop the entire time like a total pro. And she brought all her own equipment and didn't up-charge us for anything along the way. I would hire her again in a heartbeat." Claire Jenson on Wedding Wire

 

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Need a little help picking a first dance song?

I often hear from my couples that they are having a hard time picking out a first dance song to dance to, so I've come up with these suggestions to help spark an idea! First off, I find it impossible to just hand over a list of suggested songs to my couples, and have them just pick a generic first dance off of that. Your first dance is a reflection of who you are as a couple, you want the words to be meaningful, but avoid any cliches. Originality is the key here! I like to ask my couples if there was a concert they shared that was special, or a band they both really love. If the song is longish (over 3 minutes) your DJ can always make adjustments like cutting off a slow beginning, or fading out before the ending. And don't be afraid of faster, upbeat songs for a first dance. They can be really fun and really sweet! Not everything at your wedding needs to be super serious, and I have seen many great first dance songs that were not slow dances. One last tip I like to give is to try out dancing to your song at home first. It might sound corny, but just put the song on your stereo, and dance with your fiancĂ© to see how the song feels, and how it will feel to dance to in front of a group of people! Hope that helps!

-  Carrie