Date and time of your WEDDING
Estimated total number in attendance __
Bride's Name :__
Best phone numbers(s) to reach Bride: __
Groom's Name : __
Best phone numbers(s) to reach Groom: __
Do you need me to provide music for the WEDDING CEREMONY? __
*IF "YES" : TIME of ceremony__
LOCATION (address) of CEREMONY __
LOCATION of RECEPTION__
How would you like for groomsmen and best man to enter?
1) Alone, no song
2) Alone WITH a Song (Name and artist for song) __
3) Groomsmen will accompany bridesmaids (Name and artist of song) __
When the ceremony is ready to commence, I will call all guests to be seated.
Pre -ceremony Seating songs:__
Song for Bridal Entry: (Artist, Title, VERSION)__
Will there be a Family Unity Candle Lighting or Sand Ceremony? __ If YES, Song for this ritual__
RECESSIONAL SONG(S) - When the newlyweds return UP the aisle, what songs are to be played? __
You'd like me dressed how? (I have a Tuxedo if required)__
At what time do you expect the guests to be seated before the entrance of wedding party?__
Do you wish to have formal introductions of the Wedding Party?__
In what order do you wish the special guests introduced? **Below is a sample of typical introduction arrangement**
PLEASE SPECIFY AN ORDER OF INTRODUCTIONS IF YOU WISH THIS DONE DIFFERENTLY THAN SUGGESTED!
1. Flower Girl(s) : (enter names for each HERE, please)__
2.Ring Bearer(s) __ *Often, during introductions, Flower Girl(s) are paired with Ring Bearer(s)
3. JUNIOR Bridesmaids and JUNIOR Groomsmen? __
4.Bridesmaids and Groomsmen (These are often paired, but sometimes introduced individually, for instance : Bridesmaid Kelly Smith, accompanied by Groomsman David Carr. Alternately, some choose to introduce all Bridesmaids, then all Groomsmen)
A. Bridesmaid __ and Groomsman __
Maid or Matron of Honor *Please specify if she's Maid (single) or Matron (married) : __
5. Best Man : ______________________________________________
6. Bride's Parents__
7.Groom's Parents :__
*Regarding Bride's and Groom's parents: *IF* They are divorced and need a
different sort of pairing for introductions, please specify your/their preference.__
8. Any Grandparents or other special folks to be introduced:__
*NOTE: Regarding introductions: It is often necessary to discuss pronunciations of unusual names so that I know in advance how to say them properly.
Are the bridal couple to be announced as Mr. & Mrs. James Smith, e.g. or Mr. James Smith and Mrs. Jane Smith (OR a hyphenated bride name)? __
In what order will following take place? (I've pre-set these in the most common order, but please set these in the order you wish)...
*NOTE : It is my practice to play mainly soft, romantic music at a quiet level while guests settle in, as well as during any meal. You may compile a list some suggested songs that I can compile on your behalf.
Cocktail /Dinner PLAYLIST __ (Please feel free to provide a list of tunes for Cocktail / Dinner Hour(s) BELOW__
Now we come to the TRADITIONS & RITUALS most commonly done at a wedding reception. I am listing them
in the sequence that they MOST OFTEN take place. HOWEVER, this is YOUR wedding and I will tailor it to suit your expectations. If you wish to change this sequence, place a NUMBER beside EACH and EVERY item that suits the order you wish them to occur.
1. Formal introductions of wedding party
2 A : Will we pause to say a blessing before dinner?
2 B: Who will offer the blessing?
2 C: Will the DJ be required to release tables to line up for dinner?
3. Toasts (If toasts are to be offered, NAMES of those toasting HERE)__
4. Bride & Groom 1st Dance (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
5. Bride & Father Dance (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
6. Groom & Mother Dance (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
7. Dollar Dance(s) (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
8. Anniversary Dance (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
9. Garter toss (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
10. Bouquet toss__ (Insert song and artist name HERE)__
Are there OTHER formalities or traditions you would like to observe (Example - "Wedding Shoe Game")
Do you have preferred genres of music? (Classic rock, new rock, new country, older country, etc. etc.)__
Any strong DISLIKES, musically ?__
*Note : Often I'm asked to play Hip-Hop or Rap that I KNOW to have ***strong adult language.*** Please select an option regarding that :
1. Absolutely NOT__
2. NOT if children are still present __
3. Yes, but only late in the event__
4. Yes, but seek one or both of us out for PERMISSION FIRST!!! __
Please create YOUR PLAYLIST below (Other than the songs you have already listed for special purposes)
*NOTE: Around 20 songs will give me a good idea of your musical tastes, and I can easily expand from those.
However, you may list as many as you wish. Please include an ARTIST for each song.
Please create, if necessary, a DO NOT PLAYLIST below. (Examples - 1) "We hate A) THIS particular ARTIST B) THIS particular GENRE, and do not want them played, even if requested by guests." 2) "NO RAP. PERIOD!" 3) Nothing with even mild vulgarity.
Is there anything else I might do to help make your reception a success?__ (Some examples * A couple got married on his grandparents 50th anniversary. They had me honor them with their own dance. * I've often volunteered to help bring in chairs from the ceremonial site late in the event when others are worn out. * A groom had a special needs daughter - we arranged a dance for him and the daughter. *Several brides have danced with another important family member when the father was deceased or not present.)
List any OTHER details I may have overlooked, please?__
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