Wedding DJs Cedar Rapids IA

See below to find local wedding DJs in Cedar Rapids that give access to wedding entertainment, wedding songs, wedding music, wedding reception first dances, and master of ceremony services, as well as advice and content on hiring the best entertainment for wedding receptions and wedding parties.

Zmusic Dj's
(319) 361-2361
301 Fontana Way
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Vibrations Professional Discount Jockeys & Karaoke
(319) 365-7511
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
SHY-TOWN SOUNDS
(316) 249-3196
1470 9Th Street
Marion, IA
Type
Disc Jockey Services, Bar/Night Club DJs, Video Jocks (VJ)
Music Speciality
All Party Mix/Variety
Work History
20 years of Dj experience
Travel Distance
250 miles

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Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale
(319) 365-8221
115 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Specialty
DJ Bands & Musicians

Human Jukebox DJ Services
(319) 398-5921
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Vibrations Professional Disc Jockeys
(319) 373-7157
923 Heidi Ct
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Encore Entertainment
(319) 431-6323
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Class Act Professional Dj Service
(319) 261-0795
1412 3rd St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Faythe Kubick DJ Service
(319) 364-8409
600 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Rock & Thunder Professional Dj
(319) 832-1770
6411 Wolf Creek Trl
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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Wedding Entertainment: 6 Suggestions for Selecting a Wedding DJ

Custom by Nicole
With a multitude of entertainment options to choose from, how do engaged couples select the right entertainer for their once-in-a-lifetime celebration? The stakes are high, as guests are less likely to remember a cold fish dinner than a wedding entertainer whose performance was ice cold! Here, we offer six suggestions on how to find the perfect wedding DJ to rock your reception and get the most of your wedding planning .
1. Word of Mouth and Referrals: A wedding entertainer is very hard to describe via websites, blogs and brochures. If you have attended a wedding where you loved the music and entertainment, this can be a great starting point in your research. Similarly, if a friend or co-worker raved about their DJ, this is valuable information. What in particular did they like about their wedding DJ ? Was it their thorough preparation, transparent business practices, musical selections, dance skills, or something else?

2. Experience Counts: A wedding Emcee's duty is to keep the reception program moving smoothly. Transitions should be smooth and pacing is important. An experienced DJ understands the flow of a wedding reception and offer seamless transitions. They understand the importance of working with the team of vendors (banquet manager, photographer, videographer). They will better be able to address potential problems that can crop up at receptions. Ask your prospective wedding DJ what percent of their annual events are weddings, and how many weddings they have worked at in the past.

3. Styles Vary: Are you looking for an elegant event with music at moderate volumes, or for extreme party rockers? Is a magnificent light show important? Are you seeking a high or low level of guest interaction? Do you like the typical line dances, or are you looking for something more contemporary? There is no right or wrong answer, but it is important to align yourself with a wedding DJ whose style matches the intended style of your event, or else is flexible to incorporate your preferences. You can get a sense of style compatibility in your initial phone or meeting interviews. First impressions are important - do you connect on a personal level and believe that you can work well with this individual?

4. Professionalism: The term "professional DJ" is hard to verify. However, characteristics of a professional DJ include:
  • professional grade equipment (i.e., no dilapidated, carpeted speakers from the 1970s or home stereo equipment);
  • a professional website;
  • testimonials, preferably gained over a period of time, as well as a list of references;
  • member in professional organization such as the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA)
  • carries liability insurance;
  • participates in industry conventions and continuing education, to elevate their craft;
  • carries back-up equipment to each event; and
  • responsive to your phone and e-mail communications.

5. Planning: The level and modes of reception planning vary....

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Wedding Music: Top 20 First Dance Songs

Wedding Music: Top 20 First Dance Songs
Need to check "find a first dance song" off your wedding planning checklist? Here, a list of the Top 20 First Dance songs of all time∗ your wedding DJ might suggest:

20. Lifehouse, “You And Me”
19. Norah Jones, “Come Away With Me”
18. Eric Clapton, “Wonderful Tonight”
17. Brad Paisley, “She's Everything”
16. Frank Sinatra, “The Way You Look Tonight”
15. Sade, “By Your Side”
14. Alison Krauss, “When You Say Nothing At All”
13. Ingrid Michaelson, “The Way I Am”
12. George Strait, “I Cross My Heart”
11. Elvis Presley, “Can't Help Falling In Love”
10. Keith Urban, “Making Memories Of Us”
9. Kenny Chesney, “Me And You”
8. Tim Mcgraw and Faith Hill, “It's Your Love”
7. Tim Mcgraw, “My Best Friend”
6. Jack Johnson, “Better Together”
5. Michael Buble, “Everything”
4. Lonestar, “Amazed”
3. Big & Rich, “Lost In This Moment”
2. Rascal Flatts, “Bless The Broken Road”
1. Etta James, “At Last”
∗List generated by DJ Intelligence.com and compiled by Matt Osborne. Osborne is a wedding DJ and co-owner of Spectrum Entertainment, an Atlanta-based entertainment company. He has performed on stage since 1988 as a musician and disc jockey and has over 3,500 events under his belt with thousands more as an event produc...

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