Just a quick reminder of the importance of KNOWING what you're getting! We offer several distinct styles of Photo-Booth, which can be seen on our Photo-Booths page. Here are some pics of the various photo booths offered by Select Receptions: (click to enlarge) This is a picture of an open-air "photo booth" offered by an actual upscale downtown Syracuse wedding venue: The same can be said of any number of extras offered by venues. Many offer inferior up-lighting, photo-booths,
Your Timeline is important! It determines whether or not the reception will flow with forward momentum, making guests feel engaged and having FUN, OR giving them the feeling they’re watching a slow-movie, waiting for the next scene. Guests who are not involved & having fun might leave early! As a client, PLEASE don't hesitate to reach out about any timeline questions or concerns. I'm glad to sit down with you and go over the entire days timeline- offer pros & cons to doing th
A sad bride-to-be recently wanted to book a date we weren't available for :(. It happens. She was a bit lost on what to do next, as she'd never hired a DJ before, let alone planned a wedding! The least I could do was offer some advice on things to avoid... And being me, I figured it'd make a good blog post, if I added some snazzy images. Badda-bing, badda-boom. Red Flag #1.
They churn-out multiple weddings at a time. They might use buzzwords like "boutique" to describe thei
This Beardy McHipster couple might love "Indy Tunes Only"... But the one thing all of the most successful weddings have in common is.......
They were fun!
They weren't ironic. The song-lyrics or music didn't tell some story over the course of the night that guests were supposed to catch... They were simply FUN. They were personalized everywhere my client envisioned, and still they were considerate of their many guests. Reasons your reception fun and dancing can fall flat:
It was our pleasure to provide ceremony and reception DJ services for the wedding of Janet and Khan. The wedding was held at one of Syracuse's most beautiful wedding venues, Mirbeau Inn & Spa Resort in Skaneateles NY. It began with a picture perfect ceremony on the bridge in the Monet Garden. We used our low profile ceremony system which blended in nicely, and provided beautiful string music and amplified their vows so all of their friends and family could share in the exper
Yesterday we had the honor of serving as DJ & MC for Rachel & Jeremy Baltz. The wedding was at Traditions at the Glen in Endicott, NY. Rachel & Jeremy are a fun couple, with a group of friends and family I'd describe as the perfect match for our services. They were looking for an elegant dinner party, that unfolded into a PACKED dance-floor all night long. We also provided purple uplighting, and a custom Dance-floor monogram for the evening. Being a huge baseball fan, I feel
We had the distinct honor of helping Reagan and Dan Carroll, and about 120 of their closest friends and family celebrate their wedding reception. The reception was held at the rustic Harding Farm, in Clinton, NY. The reception was held in a tent in the center of the estate, with cocktails in a nearby barn. For cocktail music, Dan selected an awesome mix of old soul, funky reggae and classics, which we broadcasted via wireless transmitter from the reception tent to the barn/po
When Katie first contacted me, I knew off the bat the wedding would be a great one. She described the ceremony and reception she envisioned in great detail... She was referred to Select Receptions by their photographer, the talented Sarah Heppell, who's wedding I also DJ'd in 2014! Side Note: If you're in need of a great photographer, Sarah is your girl. Her online portfolio speaks for itself, thank me later. :) A few of her pics can be seen in this blog-post! Talk about a sm
As you can likely tell, we don't get the time to make a blog-post about EVERY wedding.... But if we have some good pictures to help tell the story, we try! To view our FULL past blog history, please visit www.CNYSelectDJs.Blogspot.com. You can view over 5 years of blog posts including past weddings, tips and much more! Check it out! ;) #fullblog