Debunking the Worst Wedding DJ Myths

Debunking the Worst Wedding DJ Myths

People have some pretty wild ideas when it comes to wedding DJs. Here are a few myths that surround this profession:

  • Wedding DJs don’t like requests – I love requests and here’s why; some songs could be family favorites but did not make it on the play list and sometimes the bride and groom don’t take into consideration what the guests want to hear. Certain songs can be anthems at family parties and can really make precious moments at weddings. I love speaking with family members because I can get to know the family history and express it through music. With all the decisions the bride and groom need to make in organizing a wedding, sometimes the music details aren’t expressed. This is why I love requests.
  • If you’ve heard one DJ, you’ve heard them all – All DJs have their own unique experience and strengths. For a wedding, you want a professional wedding DJ, but also someone with mixed experienced such as in clubs to ensure that the entertainment will fit any audience.
  • Anyone can DJ your wedding – I guess if you don’t care about the music or how much fun your guests have, this is true. But if you want your reception to be the bash of the century, then you need to hire a professional, not have someone stand in the corner with an iPhone and a “wedding beats” playlist.

Hire the Best San Diego Wedding DJ for Your Big Day

DJ Mikey Beats has experience with weddings, clubs, and even in the corporate sector. He brings along his own unique personality and professional sound equipment to make sure that your wedding guests have the time of their lives and remember your special day forever. To hire DJ Mikey, call 858.270.2195 today, or get a quote online.

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3 Ways to Save Money at Your Wedding (Without Sacrificing Quality)

3 Ways to Save Money at Your Wedding

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want it to be perfect, but you also don’t want to start out your marriage with tons of debt or by spending all of your wedding gifts in advance. Here are a few smart ways to save money at your wedding without sacrificing the quality of this important life event.

  1. Get married on a Friday or Sunday – You may dream about the perfect wedding dress, the best wedding cake, or even the right wedding venue. But very few people dream about having a Saturday wedding. Saturday’s are just a popular wedding day, and so you automatically pay more for the venue and many vendors. By getting married on a Friday or a Sunday, you sacrifice almost nothing to save a ton of money.
  2. Send electronic invites – Most people throw away paper invites anyway, and you may still end up having to call half the people on your list. You can save a bunch of money by sending electronic invites, and only print invites for the guests who matter most or the few who don’t have an email address. Just remember to save one paper copy for your wedding album.
  3. Hire a professional wedding DJ – Since a DJ is one person, it’s a lot cheaper than paying for a full band. But you don’t sacrifice quality like you do if you just have someone playing music from their smartphone.

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Hire DJ Mikey Beats to get the best professional DJ equipment and an experienced DJ with a great selection of music. Just call 858.270.2195, or you can get a quote online.

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Pro Tips for Having Better Music at Your Wedding

Pro Tips for Having Better Music at Your Wedding

The music is an important aspect of wedding festivities for most couples and their guests. So how can you be sure that your reception is one to remember? Here are some tips from a professional wedding DJ to help you have better music at your wedding.

  • Hire a pro – Don’t let someone DJ your wedding from a smartphone with a Bluetooth speaker. You get poor sound quality and amateur music selection (just to quickly name a couple of the problems).
  • Have a must-play list – If there are songs that you absolutely have to hear throughout the evening, this is the time to let your DJ know so that they are definitely on the list.
  • Have a do-not-play list – This is just as important. You don’t want a song you hate played at your wedding because someone requested it.
  • Choosing processional songs and your first dance – The timing is just as important as the melody with these songs, so make sure that you have a song that hits a crescendo at just the right moment for the bride to walk down the aisle and a first dance that doesn’t leave you out on the dance floor for an embarrassingly long time.

San Diego Based Professional Wedding DJ

DJ Mikey Beats is a professional wedding DJ based in the San Diego area. If you want professional equipment, high-quality music, and the experience of a club DJ, call 858.270.2195 today, or you can get a quote online.

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First Dance Songs of the Rich and Famous

First Dance Songs of the Rich and Famous

Are you looking for inspiration when it comes to your first dance? Here are some of the songs that famous and powerful people from around the world have danced to at their own wedding.

  • Royals Prince William and Kate Middleton stuck to a classic ballad from Sir Elton John, “Your Song”.
  • Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel chose American soul artist Donny Hathaway for their first dance. The song was titled “A Song for You”.
  • What do you dance to when you run the most successful social media site in the world? Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan chose “Last Day on Earth” by Green Day as their first dance.
  • What do you have your first dance to when you marry Paul McCartney? One of his songs, of course! When Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell tied the knot, they danced to “My Valentine”.
  • Speaking of dancing to your own songs, Jay Z and Beyoncé had their first dance to “Crazy in Love”.
  • Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato danced to a great crooner track – just not one of his. They chose Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody”.

Have Your First Dance Played by a Pro

DJ Mikey Beats is happy to spin the first song and all the other tunes you want at your wedding. With an experienced wedding and club DJ, your guests are sure to have a great time. Don’t forget to have your must play list and do not play list ready, so you have creative control.

For inquiries, call 858.270.2195, or you can get a quote online.

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4 Types of Dances to Consider Having at Your Wedding

4 Types of Dances to Consider Having at Your Wedding

The first dance is one of the most special moments at a wedding reception and celebrates the happy couple. What other dances should you think about that may apply to your wedding? Here are four types of dances you may want to consider.

  • Father-daughter – This can be a great way to let daddy and his little girl have a special moment at the wedding. Alternatively, you may have a stepfather-daughter, grandfather-granddaughter, or even a godfather-daughter dance depending on the family makeup.
  • Mother-son – You don’t have to be a momma’s boy to want a special dance with mom. Again, this can apply in stepfamilies or even when mom is a godmother or grandmother who raised the groom.
  • Anniversary dance – This a great way to get all of the married couples on the dancefloor at once. The professional wedding DJ will gradually cut down the number of couples on the floor, starting with eliminating anyone married less than a day (you guys already got your dance). Everyone can applaud the last couple standing and maybe even get them to share a few tips for making a marriage last.
  • Line dancing – Even people who shy away from the dancefloor may get up for a popular line dance. Even if this isn’t your thing, you may want to consider one or two for people who will only go to the dancefloor if they already know the steps.

Your San Diego Wedding DJ

DJ Mikey Beats serves the southern California area and beyond, providing professional equipment and experience that you want at your wedding ceremony and reception. From the right songs for all of your special dances to professional PA equipment that will make sure the speeches and toasts are easy to hear and understand, DJ Mikey is your guy. Call 858.270.2195 for direct booking, or you can request a quote online.

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Wedding Music Tips: The Three Genres You’re Missing

Wedding Music Tips The Three Genres You’re Missing

One of the things you need to discuss with your wedding DJ is the styles of music you want to hear. Having a favorite genre is fine, but if you want your wedding guests to have a great night, it usually calls for variety. Here are a few genres you don’t want to forget if you are trying to ensure that everyone gets out on the dancefloor at least once.

  • Latin music – From salsa to merengue, there are a lot of people out there who love to dance to Latin music, and you don’t have to be bilingual to enjoy the beat. If you are leaving this style of music off the playlist, someone on the guest list is sure to be disappointed.
  • Swing music – The dance style that defined the roaring 20s came back with a vengeance in the 90s. No one from that generation is going to be dancing to grunge rock, but if you play some swing music, you are sure to find out that some of your friends or relatives have been practicing for just such an occasion.
  • Ballroom music – Ballroom dancing requires a little extra training, so if you’re pretty sure no one at your wedding knows how to foxtrot, waltz, tango, or cha cha, you may be able to get away without it. However, if you have just one couple who has a little training, everyone else is usually happy to get out there and give it a try, and it’s a great way to change up the pace.

Hire a Professional DJ for Your Wedding

DJ Mikey Beats wants to be your wedding DJ. With experience as both a wedding DJ and a club DJ, you know you are getting professional sound equipment along with someone who knows how to comport himself at a wedding but also knows how to get people out on the dancefloor. To get started, call 858.270.2195 today, or you can request a quote online.

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6 Popular Songs for the Procession of the Bridal Party

6 Popular Songs for the Procession of the Bridal Party

Sometimes it is easier to select a song for the procession of the bride than for the rest of the wedding party. Would you like a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing before you meet with a professional wedding DJ? Here are 6 of the most requested songs for the procession of the bridal party.

  • Jack Johnson: Better Together – This song provides a little bit of an upbeat tempo for the bridal party, while still delivering a sweet acoustic feel.
  • Beatles: In My Life – The guitar cover by Fred Benedetti & Peter Pupping is a great way to lead into a procession of the bride that features a version of Here Comes the Sun.
  • Train: Marry Me – Train isn’t usually known for acoustic ballads, but this one has been popular at weddings since the moment it released.
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D – This is popular for the bridal party and the bride. If you choose it for the bridal party, try a version by the Lumiere String Quartet or Gypsy Flamenco Masters for a Spanish guitar version.
  • Journey: Faithfully – The original may not scream bridal party procession, but the cover by United Guitar Players sure does.
  • Jason Mraz: I’m Yours – The Stringspace Space Quartet does a great cover of this song that can be used for the bridal party.

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If you are planning a wedding in Southern California, DJ Mikey Beats wants to help you throw the party of your life. To get your celebration started, call 858.270.2195, or you can get a quote online.

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4 Hot Songs for the Procession of the Bride

4 Hot Songs for the Procession of the Bride

You’ve waited your whole life for this, and now it is finally time to take your turn walking down the aisle to get married. While you may already have a procession song in mind, and there is nothing wrong with marching to the beat of your own drum, there is a reason why popular songs are popular. Here are some of the most requested wedding ceremony songs.

  • The Beatles: Here Comes the Sun – Whether you get married in the summer or winter, you want to be the sunlight of your new groom’s life. Maybe that is why many brides choose Here Comes the Sun as their bridal procession song. For a nice twist on a classic song, you can try versions recorded by Daisuke Minamizawa, United Guitar Players, Vitamin String Quarter, or Stringspace.
  • The Piano Guys: The Cello Song – Based on a Bach song that is considered one of the greatest cello songs of all time, The Piano Guys put their own spin on it by playing 8 cellos.
  • Christina Perri: A Thousand Years – Everyone who gets married dreams of the bliss lasting forever. Maybe that’s why A Thousand Years feels so right when you are walking up to take your eternal vows. If you want a different spin on this modern classic, try versions by Boyce Avenue, Jun Sung Ahn, The Piano Guys, or Neena Goh.
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D – This is another classical tune that resonates with many brides, and there are plenty of exciting versions to choose from so you can maintain an original feel or something more modern.

Hire the Right DJ for Your Wedding

DJ Mikey Beats knows and has all of the top procession of the bride songs. No matter what your musical tastes may be, your wedding ceremony and reception need the right DJ, so call 858.270.2195 to book a true professional today, or you can get a quote online.

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2019 Trends for Wedding Music

2019 Trends for Wedding Music

Couples are always taking a look ahead when it comes to planning a wedding. What is in store when it comes to wedding music in 2019? One thing that may be about to catch on is more wedding music coming from soundtracks.

The Soundtrack Phenomenon

This isn’t the first-time soundtracks have been a big deal in music. From Whitney Houston’s contributions to The Bodyguard soundtrack to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On from the Titanic soundtrack, songs from movies and musicals have been played at weddings for years. What movies or shows are bringing back the trend in 2019?

  • The Greatest Showman – Songs from this movie have been popping up all over, and with new renditions from popular artists emerging, the popularity of these songs won’t die down anytime soon.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – The Freddy Mercury biopic has brought Queen back into the spotlight.
  • Moana – Lin Manuel Miranda is having quite the decade, and the longevity of the soundtrack to this kids’ film is a testament to his musical
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Making classic rock anthems relevant again has been just one of the accomplishments of this movie franchise.

Hire an Experienced DJ to Spin the Right Tunes at Your 2019 Wedding

DJ Mikey Beats is a San Diego DJ with over 12 years of experience getting reception guests on the dancefloor. From classic hits to the latest trends, he has all the music you want and need at your wedding. To book your wedding entertainment, call 858.270.2195 today, or you can get a quote via the website.

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Why You Should Hire a Professional DJ for Your Wedding

Why You Should Hire a Professional DJ for Your Wedding

Are you planning a wedding in the San Diego area? Here a few reasons that you need to hire a professional wedding DJ rather than relying on one of your friends to play music from his iPhone.

  • Selection – A pro DJ is going to have a ton of songs, especially all the best choices for getting people on the dance floor.
  • Ability – This is what a professional DJ does. If an amateur is dealing with a tough crowd, the party could be a total bust, but a pro will know how to save the evening.
  • Equipment – Pros have professional equipment. You will get the right sound quality (not just volume) so that everyone can really enjoy the music experience.
  • Professionalism – A professional DJ will dress appropriately for your wedding and will maintain the right decorum for you and your guests. The goal is to add to your special night, not to attract all the attention to himself.
  • Peace of Mind – If you hire a professional, you don’t have to worry about whether things will be done right. It’s your big day – you shouldn’t have to be concerned with anything but having a blast with your family and friends.

Hire a Professional DJ for Your San Diego Wedding

If you are planning a wedding in southern California, DJ Mikey Beats wants to help make your day even more special. To ensure the music goes smoothly on your big day and that everyone has a great time, just leave it to Mikey. Call 858.270.2195 to learn more, or you can get a quote online.

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