Professional Disc Jockey
T.H.E. provides DJ entertainment for all types of events. If there is one area I specialize in, it would have to be weddings. I will meet with you in advance to help plan the event of your dreams.
Top Hat Nuptials, a division of Top Hat Entertainment, offers Wedding Officiant services, making Top Hat Entertainment a true "one stop shop" for your wedding day!
When you book T.H.E. to provide DJ entertainment or Officiant services for your wedding day, you are immediately set up with your very own password protected “Client Area”. With access to your Client Area 24/7, you can create your wedding timeline, update your planning form, and choose the music you want to hear for your ceremony and reception. You can also complete an Officiant Questionnaire that will be used to create your custom ceremony script. Deposits and balances can also be paid in your Client Area.
What Top Hat Entertainment Can Do For Your Wedding Day
I will meet with you and we can make a determination as to what type of ceremony you want. The choice is yours - you can have a religious ceremony or a non religious ceremony. I will create a custom ceremony script based on our meeting and a short questionnaire. You can also incorporate smaller ceremonies such as the Sand Ceremony, Unity Candle, or others.
For the ceremony, classical wedding music is customary, while contemporary love songs may also be used. Custom selections or standard musical pieces are played for the seating of the parents, the bridesmaid's procession, and the bride's entrance. Musical interludes may also be played during the lighting of the unity candle and/or presentation of flowers to the mothers. Upon completion of the ceremony, a trumpet voluntary or traditional recessional is played as the bride and groom exit.
As your guests begin to arrive for the ceremony, I play smooth jazz and contemporary instrumentals. The music is low key and the volume is unobstrusive, allowing your guests the opportunity to converse with family and friends.
During dinner, I play a T.H.E. creation called "Love Songs Through The Ages." It's a collection of love songs spanning the past 60 years, with artists ranging from "Ol' Blue Eyes", Frank Sinatra to John Legend and everyone in between.
Usually after the ceremony, the photographer will take all the formal "posed" shots. Once everyone is ready and gathered together, I will line everyone up in their formal order. Introductions are set to music of either your choice or my recommendations.
If the cake is being served as dessert, the cake cutting is done immediately after dinner, before any formal dancing. Otherwise, the cake is usually cut approximatly one hour before the end of your event. I will coordinate with you, the catering staff, the photographer, and the videographer when the appropiate time arrives. I always remain flexible to accommodate any changes in timelines.
Sometime during the general dancing, I will host the tradition of removing the garter and tossing the bouquet and garter. As with the cake cutting, I will coordinate your activities with the appropiate people to ensure they capture this fun-filled moment. Rest assured that I will treat this activity in the decorum specified by you, and with the utmost respect to those who capture the bouquet and garter.
There are many songs which initiate group participation and generate guest involvement. If you so desire, I will incorporate some of these activities into the reception in order to get your guests involved. Some of these activities include: The Chicken Dance, YMCA, Locomotion (Train), Macarena, Hokey Pokey, etc. I incorporate novel and unique approaches to ensure that everyone has fun when participating in these activities.
Wrapping up your memorable event with an appropriate song is always suggested. A slow romantic ballad will linger in your guest's memory when they recall your special day. You may choose a special song with meaning, pick one from your requests, or I can provide one from my extensive library.
Please note these are just a suggestion of events. Your reception should be as unique and original as you are. You may personalize your reception schedule any way you choose. (use your planning and timeline forms).