You spend a lot of time planning to host the perfect event for you and your guests- and that includes a dance floor and music, in most instances! Having the right entertainment is what turns a reception into a party and a song into a memory. We adore working with DJ Jacob and wanted you to get to know him a bit this week! DJ Jacob Towe is a world renowned DJ and we get to call him our own here in Jacksonville, FL!
What is something want future clients to know about your business? Probably that it is all inclusive. When we tell people that we only have one package it is always a shock to them. The fact that we offer music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and microphones for the ceremony and reception in addition to lighting and projection. So for how much they get with us when the book we are actually a really good deal and then it becomes a non stressor, they can move on with their planning knowing that everything will be taken care of on our end.
What is your favorite element of the wedding day? When I can tell the couple after the cake cutting and all of the formal dances that it is time to party and that they can relax and just enjoy their wedding. That’s my favorite time because you see their face change and you see all of this work and time and effort ease off their faces. And then we can change the lighting and change the music and really get the party started!
What is one song everyone should play at their reception? I think they should play a song that reminds of the time they first fell in love, the first day or the first time it clicked between them; the song that reminds them of that moment, every couple should play that song, no matter how weird or bizarre it may be.
And the one song they should NOT plan at their reception? Any song that changes the feeling of the night from a classy wedding to a middle school dance, such as the chicken dance, electric slide, etc. Every wedding and every couple is different so to list particular songs is impossible, we do our best to really personalize each and every event.
What would you do differentlyIf you had to plan your own wedding over again? That’s a good question because we are actually planning our 10 year vow renewal this year. I would focus more on the people that are coming, we are focusing on making it a really special event for the people that are so important to us. One of the things we want to do is as we go back down the aisle making eye contact with each person and briefly telling them how much we appreciate them and what they mean to us. Sort of the modern receiving line. Everything is such a blur on your wedding day I feel like this is one way to really slow down and soak it all in.
What makes your company unique? This may sound silly but I think the biggest thing is that we aren’t concerned about what parts of the day are our “job”. We truly care about all of our couples and and just want to help make their big day the best that it can possibly be. We want them to feel cared about and not feel stressed about anything so we are willing to do things like bring the couple drinks and make sure they eat or deliver the bouquets sitting in the reception space to the bridal party so they don’t have to search for them. Our uniqueness is our love for our couples.
What should every couple remember or keep in mind when choosing the entertainment for their wedding? I always tell couples that whoever they choose for their wedding, they should feel very comfortable with them. Just in conversation they should be able to easily talk to them and feel like what they want to see happen at their wedding is getting across. That the person is making them feel relaxed. Because otherwise they day of the wedding when that person starts talking on the microphone and could make everyone feel awkward and loses the guests. So find someone who makes you comfortable and you feel like respects your wishes.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out our first Planner’s spotlight, Liz from J’adore Studio here.