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General Information:

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Ceremony Music And Info
This is an optional service please skip if JR Productions DJ is only hired for your Reception

500 Watt Fender Passport is used for ceremony services

Can easily accomodate solo or duo readers/performers
Questions about equipment? Take a look HERE




-Pre Processional(s)
These are the music selections that would play for the entrance of any parents or grandparents
and
any members of the bridal party

-Processional
This selection begins after the flower girl is settled and the Bride makes her entrance to the ceremony

-Mid Ceremony Music
Do you have a candle lighting, sand or other moment in the middle of the ceremony which would require music?

- Recessional
This is the end of the ceremony when the Bride and Groom begin walking out from the reception, the bridal party follows and then guests also make their exit


- Traditional Ceremony Music Sampler
This is the usual arrangement when a client requests traditional music

- Custom Selections
There is always room to make custom selections for any of the ceremony selections



Reception Highlights

 These are what should be thought of as the main photograph opportunities of the night.
These include many special events which are often announced and in which two or more of your vendors will need to coordinate.


Please notice that these events below appear in suggested order


Cocktail Music

-Big Band Jazz
-Smooth Jazz
- Country Instrumental
- Classical
-Other



Introductions
-Introduction Song/Music

*A fun and exciting option is to go from the introduction of the Bride And Groom
straight to the First Dance while the excitement is highest
example video below




Need Some More Ideas?
Top Songs In Every Category Available Here


Bride And Groom Dance
Top Suggestions:

At Last - Etta James
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
Then - Brad Paisley
You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
Marry Me - Train
Amazed - Lonestar
My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
Everything - Michael Buble'
I Cross My Heart - George Strait
Better Together - Jack Johnson


Blessing




Dinner Music

- Classical
- Big Band
- Jazz
- Love Song Variety
- Love Song Country


Toasts
Cordless Microphone Available To Use (Highly Recommended)



Cake Cutting
Top Suggestions:

Sugar Sugar - The Archies
Chapel Of Love - The Dixie Cups
Cut The Cake - Average White Band







Father Daughter Dance
Top Suggestions:

When You Need Me - Bruce Springsteen
Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Daughter - Paul Simon
My Girl - The Temptations
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It's For My Dad - Nancy Sinatra
I Loved Her First - Heartland
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
I Wish You Love - Frank Sinatra



Mother Son Dance
Top Suggestions:

In My Life - The Beatles
A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
What a Wonderful World - Louie Armstrong
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
Simple Man - Lynard Skynard
Child Of Mine - Carole King
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor


Bouquet Toss
Top Suggestions
:


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce'
Just A Girl - No Doubt
Wishin' And Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
Dancing Queen - ABBA



Garter Toss
Top Suggestions:

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
The Stripper - David Rose



Bridal Party Dance
Top Suggestions:

I Gotta Feelin' - Black Eyed Peas
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Celebration - Kool And The Gang
Me And My Gang - Rascall Flatts
You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks




Introductions

Will I be introducing the entire Bridal Party Or Only The Bride And Groom?

***Please list your entire Bridal Party and spell names phonetically even if I am only
introducing the Newlyweds.

Maybe Some Custom Intros?


How would you like to be introduced? Many different variations here.
Most common variations here

(1)

Mr and Mrs. ....(Groom's First Name?) and (Bride's First Name?) (Groom's Last Name?)

(2)

Drop the "Mr and Mrs" ?

(Groom's First Name?) and (Bride's First Name?) (Groom's Last Name?)

(3)

Adding The Bride's Last Name


(Groom's First Name?) and (Bride's First Name?) (Groom's Last Name?) + (Bride's Last Name?)


Get Your Crowd Dancing! - Crowd Pleasers

These dances typically go over quite well with most Wedding crowds. Some love them and other's hate them. It is entirely up to you to choose which one's (if any) will be performed at your reception.

Cupid Shuffle

Electric Slide

Cotton Eyed Joe

Cha Cha Slide

The Stroll

Anniversary Dance


Chicken (Bird) Dance


YMCA


Snowball Dance


Wobble


Others


Other Information

Please go into further detail about anything else you are planning to include into the reception which has not been mentioned.

Examples could include
- Slide Shows (will music be needed?)


Music Styles For The Evening

These are all of the styles of music that I have listed on my planning form along with a few examples of some great songs that you would be likely to hear if you choose this category

Frank Sinatra - Come Fly With Me
Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
Penguins - Earth Angel
Bill Haley - Shake Rattle And Roll
Coasters - Yakety Yak
Dean Martin - That's Amore
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba

-60’s

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Beatles - Twist And Shout
Etta James - At Last
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
Contours - Do You Love Me
Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No)Satisfaction
Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

-70’s

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock And Roll
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Commodores - Brick House
Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
KC And The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Jackson 5 - ABC
Otis Day - Shout (Animal House)
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight

 -80’s

Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'N Roll
Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
Young MC - Bust A Move
Prince - Kiss
B-52's - Love Shack
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
UB40 - Red Red Wine

 -90’s


Sir Mix-A-Lot - Baby Got Back
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
House Of Pain - Jump Around
Edwin McCain - I'll Be
Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5
Dave Mathews Band - Crash Into Me
Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing


-2000’s

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle
Outkast - Hey Ya!
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Flo Rida Feat T-Pain - Low
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Pink - Get The Party Started
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Usher - Yeah

- 2010's

Usher - Yeah
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Katy Perry - Firework
Jennifer Lopez - On The Floor
Train - Marry Me
Marroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
California Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

 -Top 40
Current Hits From The Last Few Years
(Updated Often)

 -Classic Rock

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
Journey - Don't Stop Believing


-Country
(New Country Songs Always Being Added)

 -Rap/Hip Hop
Examples Coming Soon

- Latin
Examples Coming Soon

-Swing

Examples Coming Soon

  -Big Band

Examples Coming Soon

- Disco

Examples Coming Soon

 
-Motown/Soul

Examples Coming Soon

 -Alternative

Examples Coming Soon

-R&B

Examples Coming Soon

 -Dubstep

Examples Coming Soon


-Blues/Classic R&B
Examples Coming Soon
 

-Others



Music Requests - High Priority Songs (Up To 15)

Why only up to 15 songs? You are certainly able to request more than 15 songs but I need to know which songs mean the most to you so I can deliver a great performance which includes the songs which are the most important to you, your family and friends. 15 songs equals approximately one hour of music.


More Requests? - Nice To Hear


This is your chance to list the other requests which you feel would make your reception great! Again, keep in mind that about 15 songs equal about one hour.



Other Info About Requests

You might to include a few "DO NOT PLAY" Songs. Please include those here.



Additional Information

Is there anything else I need to know about your requests? Please include any other information here.




-Special Dance Demos And When To Use Them

-My Approach To Reading A Crowd And Taking Requests

-Preferred Order Of Events And Why

-Things To Look Out For In The Planning Process

-So Much More On The Way!!!


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