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Jay-Emily-Milwaukee-wedding_0077Wedding Faktory is proud to announce its listing on Gigmasters event planning site.  We love using this site to find awesome clients to entertain at their weddings and other events. It is a great way for us to showcase our services and gain credibility. If you’re looking for a DJ, check your date with us and know that you are in good hands.

5 Questions Your DJ Will Ask

WeddingFaktory’s own Jesse, rocking out.

Your wedding DJ is the lynchpin of a great reception. The DJ typically acts as Master of Ceremonies, so he or she will guide you and your wedding party through toasts and special dances alike. Because a DJ’s stage persona needs to match your reception style, you should always meet your DJ before booking. When you do, here are some things to think about before the consultation:

Where and when?
As with most vendor consultations, you’ll need to know your date and venue. Your DJ will work with you to plan the best atmosphere and order of events for a given venue, especially for venues he or she has previously played at. Venues may limit volume level or set a music curfew, and you’ll need to work with both your venue and your DJ to plan for any such limitations.

What general music style do you have in mind?
Classic rock? Current pop? Country? Is there a particular style of music that matches your wedding theme? While you’ll probably draw from a variety of genres or styles, you’ll want to express some general preferences. What music will make the reception yours?

What songs are must-haves – and which are thou-shalt-nots?

Where the music happens.

While you don’t need to have  your whole playlist ready for an initial consultation, you should already have thought about which songs you really need to hear and which ones you would ban from existence if you could! Are there songs that are especially meaningful to you and your fiance? Songs that matter to your families? And conversely, are there songs that make you want to hide in the bathroom until they’re over? Have those lists prepared early on to help give shape to your playlist.

Will we take song requests?

Do you want your DJ to take song requests from guests? If so, are there any limitations you’d like to place (beyond that Do-Not-Play list)? The bottom line here: Will Uncle Bob request that one really embarrassing song he always sings?

Which wedding dance traditions do you want to follow?
Some, like the Dollar Dance, have largely gone by the wayside. Others – the bride and groom’s first dance, the parent dance, etc – are still meaningful to many couples. Which special dances will you include? You don’t necessarily need to have these decisions finalized, but you do want to have at least some initial thoughts written down for your first consultation.

Not sure where to start your search for a reputable DJ? View music packages from the Wedding Faktory here.

Best Man Speeches 101 – The Diary of the Groom

One of the most creative and entertaining (not to mention funny) best man speeches I’ve seen in a long time was at my friend Eric’s wedding last year.  His best man asked him a few questions, obviously knew him quite well and created some great quips about the history of the grooms relationships, his engagement and the feelings he kept “secret” but needed to express via his best man.


Here are some ideas of “real” diary entry’s:

August 24 – meet a great girl

August 25 – this might be the one, but i doubt it – AGAIN

September 16 – first date jitters

September 17 – post first date awesome feelings

September 18 – she called me!

Thanksgiving – She said YES!!

TODAY – She married me!!!


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Maid/Matron of Honor Speech 101 – Story time with the Bride and Her Friends!

It was an incredible, creative and emotional way to convey friendship  not just any scrap book, but a scrap story book.  Each page, hand crafted and meticulously woven into a story of each bridesmaids friendship with the bride.  It was a great idea, and well executed at the wedding.  Simply put, it was one of the top 5 bridal speeches we’ve heard of.

Here is the idea, have a craft/scrapbook party where each of the bridesmaids can create two pages of the 10 – 20 page scrapbook.  Add photos, brief captions, or in this case, an actual story that each of the bridesmaids contributes to that also relates to the brides interests.

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Introducing – Wedding Faktory Music


 We love to entertain, we also love to make people dance by combining your inspiration list with our wedding experience of the last 15 years or more.  Our wedding planners and disc jockeys alike have 100s of weddings and ideas at their disposal.  So, ask us any question you need to know, because chances are, we have seen or heard the answer and can give you ideas.

 It’s one of the best ways to express your personality is with music, let us help you create the moments, expression, and memories with MUSIC!.  Our professional videographers do one of the best jobs to capture the moments that create the lasting memories.  The result is an awesome video and a happy couple.  

 We have several disc jockeys to choose from, each with their own interaction style, musical program and above all, focus on what you want.

Check out our disc jockeys, their profiles, our packages and examples, and plan your ideal wedding shoot!