It was the end of July 2016 when I had the opportunity to DJ the wedding of Katie and Dave. The wedding reception took place at the Ballroom at the Ben in Center City Philadelphia. A couple weeks prior to the wedding I had the chance to meet with the bride and groom, to go over all the details of the wedding. We had a great time going over the music, and picking out songs for the bridal party’s “Grand Entrance” as well as creating a time line to ensure the evening had a seamless flow. Meeting with my clients before the wedding is by far my favorite part of my job. Being able to get excited with them, and assure them that everything is going to run smoothly and be lots of fun.
This was a great crowd to DJ for, as the dance floor was packed full as soon as dinner ended. I usually start my first dance set with music geared to older guests, and play some oldies, Motown, Disco, and Funk, then later on in the night I segue into the current hits. The reason I do it this way is because older guests are the ones that tend to leave earlier in the night, and I have found that younger people – for the most part – will dance to music from all generations, while many (not all) older guests are often more reluctant to dance to popular music of today. As the Wedding DJ, it is my job to play music and get guests of all generations out there during the course of the reception. Katie and Dave were dancing most of the night, and their family and friends were right out there with them.
This wedding is the first blog post I’ve had the opportunity to feature from a reception I’ve done at the Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia, which is also very cool. I have worked at the Ballroom at the Ben many times before in my long career as a Wedding DJ and I am excited to finally feature a post about a wedding reception there here on our DJ blog. I also had a great time working with Carley K Photography, who I’ve worked with many times and who always does a great job. I want to thank her again for letting me feature the images from the wedding on our blog. Also a big shout out to the great folks from Finley Catering at the Ballroom at the Ben. They always do a great job and are a pleasure to work with every time.
Most importantly, I want to thank the Bride and Groom – Katie and Dave – for choosing me as their Wedding DJ and allowing me to rock their wedding and be a part of their day. Wishing you both all the best in your future together as husband and wife.