Welcome Couples!

We are professional wedding disc jockey’s that have performed at thousands of weddings through the years.   We have performed at a lot of weddings that could have been perfect if only the bride and groom had some guidance.   In this blog, we will post some thoughts...

Attending a Beach Wedding

Have you just opened up an invitation to learn that you’ are invited to a beach ceremony?  If you don’t live someplace tropical, it may also leave you scratching your head wondering what to wear to a beach wedding? There are a few ground rules you should follow...

Wedding on a ‘tight budget’…

Nearly anywhere in the country, Saturday night is the most popular day of the week for wedding receptions.   Additionally, the most popular months of the year for weddings are April, May, October, and November (at least here in mid-west Florida, including Sarasota,...

Preparation Timeline for Vendors

Planning a wedding can be a rewarding, yet confusing task.   Once you’ve hired all of your vendors for the celebration, what’s next?   When do you need to give a head count to the venue?  When do you need to get a menu setup for the caterer?  When do you...

Outdoor Events can “Bug” You

An outdoor celebration can be fantastic, but to pull it off, the planning needs to be well thought out.  Weather and lighting is always considered when planning an outdoor event, but most forget about those pesky bugs that are sure to come out.  Whether it’s...

Choosing Parent Dances

Selecting your first dance can be simple. There’s always that special song on the radio that, as soon as you hear it, you know it’s the one. But how do you choose the dance with your father or the dance with your mother?   There aren’t many songs on...

Dollar (or money) Dance

Long ago, it was tradition to do a “Dollar Dance” at every wedding. But what is the Dollar Dance? This dance is used to give all guests the opportunity to share a special moment with the bride or the groom, and for that time, they pay a dollar (or, very...

Gay Weddings are Legal!

Today is the first date that gay weddings are legal in the State of Florida. This is exciting news for West Florida DJ. While we have performed at many commitment ceremonies over the years, it will be our honor to officially wed people in love!

Holidays and Music

Happy Holidays!   As we are in full swing of the season, we’ve noticed that wherever Holiday music plays, it seems to be the same 20-30 songs.   These songs are fantastic!   But there are so many incredible Holiday tunes out there. West Florida DJ is very proud...

Happy Holidays

West Florida DJ would like to wish everybody a very Happy Thanksgiving. Remember, no matter what you’re planning, whether it’s a wedding or a birthday party or a special event of any kind…. remember to take time out to enjoy the special people in...

Parking

Parking is an issue that’s fresh in my mind because of the most recent events that I performed at. The first event was in a beautiful historic home.   Since the home was in a residential neighborhood, there was no parking lot.   At this particular event, there...

Select a “Gopher”

There’s so much to do on the day of your wedding, much of which is last minute and unplanned.  To handle these things, assign a “Wedding Gopher”.   This person can be a friend or family member not in the immediate family (and who will not be in most...

Toasting the Bride & Groom

Selecting that special person to represent you as a Maid/Matron of Honor or a Best Man can sometimes be a difficult task.   These roles carry a lot of responsibilities throughout the planning of your celebration, as well as on the evening of your wedding. One of the...

Video on your Wedding Day

As we plan our wedding day, we often choose to exclude a wedding video because of budget constraints. My husband and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  Every year on our anniversary, one of our traditions is to sit down and watch our wedding video.   Yes, we...

Weddings & Children

Of course children are a part of the family, but they can definitely change the flavor of a wedding. When planning a wedding, you have to consider your priorities and decide accordingly. Very often couples include children on the guest list, but they don’t put any...

Dance at your wedding!

The ceremony was beautiful, we had fun having our pictures taken with the photographer, dinner was delicious and our first dance was memorable. But after that…. nobody danced. At any wedding celebration, you definitely want an experienced DJ.. one that carries a wide...

Where to place the DJ

When deciding how to arrange the room where the reception will take place, many couples (and banquet facility managers) focus ONLY on the general appearance of the room, and fail to consider the practical impact as it relates to proper placement of the entertainment....

Congratulations Lynn and Jimmy!

West Florida DJ will be providing music for the ceremony and reception for Lynn Naylor and Jimmy Pregent today at the Tradewinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. Lynn and Jimmy have selected some fantastic music for the evening, so get ready to DANCE!

Selecting Music

Many couples have a vision of the type of music that they want to hear on their wedding day.   But should they select all of the music for the evening? Brides and grooms are inviting friends and families of all ages and musical tastes. When planning your day,...

Contain the party to a single room!

There are many beautiful banquet facilities out there, but they’re not all necessarily ‘reception friendly’.   When shopping for the location of your wedding day, try envision the evening.   An ideal reception will have no more than three locations.  The first...

Congratulations Caroline and Patrick!

We are excited to host the wedding reception for Caroline Grooms and Patrick Masterson. The photographers tonight are our good friends from Custom Eyes Photos, Jack and Linda. This is our first time at the Sweetwater Golf & Country Club in Haines City.  We are...