Traditionally the evening would begin with the couple's "1st dance", often immediately
after the "cutting of the cake" (which I am happy to announce for you).
I would usually gather
guests around the dance floor and invite you both onto the floor to rapturous applause! Then, at roughly halfway through the 1st dance, I would invite
everyone to join you on the floor (if you would like me to do this).
DJs require very special skills.
The music would usually start very mainstream to appeal to the widest range of people
present. There is then the opportunity to accommodate for different requests and
whilst carefully managing the ambiance of the evening and the dynamics
of the dance floor. Then, at the end of the evening, the music is adapted to whoever is
dancing ... And this could be any style from Dance anthems to Smooth Soul or
classics depending on the mood of the audience.
I am happy to organise a 'Leaving Arch' if the bride and groom are leaving early,
otherwise I always try and go for a big finish with everyone on the floor, including the B&G,
to end the night on a fantastic high!