Details To Think About for a Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremonies

There are so many details to think about when getting married. What dress to wear, type of flowers to order, how many people to invite, indoor or outdoor, the list goes on. At the end of the day you want your wedding ceremony to be memorable for you and your fiance. How can you accomplish this? Here are some details to focus on to make your wedding ceremony unique and memorable for years to come while reducing the stress before, during, and after your wedding day.

Some people have way too many friends. Not that this is a bad thing in life, however, during a wedding ceremony having 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen can get overwhelming. So… just pick one Maid of Honor or BestMan. Go an extra step and name them something a little different. If you want your step kids to be apart of the ceremony name them Best Little Lady and/or Little Man of Honor. If you don’t have a little guy for a ring bearer, however, have an outgoing grandparent everyone loves, have them be your ring bearer. Some brides get stuck on the traditional details they forget they have an unique fun-loving family that can help make your big day more special than ever imagined.

When planning a wedding ceremony music is big part of the moment. You can hire a string quartet, a Disc Jockey (not to play the top club songs just the right tempo music to set the mood), a guitarist, or have a digital player using your own speakers. It all depends on what fits you. Cost can play a factor. Sometimes if you have a DJ for your reception they will do your ceremony at a lower cost that a sting quartet. Although they cannot match the elegant sound of a String Quartet they can set the perfect mood for your ceremony. A DJ can play recorded music of your favorite love songs, make it a country wedding or create a all string feel. A DJ can then close out the newly married couple with an upbeat exiting song of your choice. Making it easier to set the songs when you want them for your ceremony.

Allow time between Ceremony and Reception to take photos. Photos after the wedding rarely go within the designated time slot. Allow 45 minutes to an hour for you to get all the right images. Some do a private reveal with their fiancé before the wedding making it special with a gift to one another. Then take photos before to reduce on time and take the rest afterward. If you have faith then no matter how you do things your marriage will workout. Just make sure you both agree on how it all plays out.

Sometimes when it’s windy and outside, a unity candle does not seem like the best plan stressing out the couple. So another option is a sand ceremony where the couple has there own color sands and sometimes they add a white sand for their faith to always bond them together. Other unity options are available, however, the sand seems to be the most popular.

At the end of it all don’t focus on the details so much that the stress overwhelms the joy of you two making a public commitment to each other on your wedding day. Just make it your own and one you both will always remember as your own. No matter what keep each other the #1 priority in your marriage and everything else will go great! I hope you took in some valuable information from my wedding tips on ceremonies. I hope to blog to you soon. – DJ TRAXX IN THE SMOKIES

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New Year for The Great Smoky Mountains and Weddings

We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2017! It truly looks to be the beginnings of a great year, not only for DJ TRAXX IN THE SMOKIES, but for the Great Smoky Mountains as well. We have seen an increase on weddings, school events, and corporate parties in 2016 and we are scheduled to do more in 2017!

Even though some of our area experienced a wildfire in some of outskirts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee, not all was lost. We encourage you to keep visiting the Great Smoky Mountains and keeping your dreams by getting married in this gorgeous area! We provide your favorite music for your event and look forward to being a part of many 2017 weddings, fundraisers, parties, and events.

Although this is a quick blog post just wanted to say have a Happy New Year! Celebrate life with music and keep your faith close to you! Thank you to all of those who supported us in 2016 and let’s have a great 2017!


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A Good Toss Needs a Good Song

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Top 15 Songs for the Bouquet Toss Brides-to-be, you know you want that perfect song for the Bouquet Toss at your wedding and yet you may have trouble finding the right song to throw your flowers too. Here are the Top 15 Songs … Continue reading

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Top 15 Songs for Garter Toss

Top 15 Songs for Garter Toss

These are the top 15 songs requested or adviced for the Garter Toss portion of the wedding reception. Of coarse, there are plenty more to choose from and the song should fit the type of music genre the guy prefers. If you have a certain song you feel would fit better that is ok, these are some of the top requests and to spark your own ideas for the perfect Garter Toss song!

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  1. Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
  2. Sexyback – Justin Timberlake
  3. Real Good Man – Tim McGraw
  4. Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  5. Big Pimpin’ – Jay-Z f. UGK
  6. Bad Boys – Inner Circle
  7. Macho Man – Village People
  8. Boys Round Here – Blake Shelton
  9. It’s My Life – Bon JoviIt's My Life  Bon Jovi from
  10. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  11. Country Grammar – Nelly
  12. Nothing But A Good Time – Poison
  13. I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred
  14. Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
  15. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
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DJ TRAXX in the Smokies wins 2014 AWARD

DJ TRAXX Wins 2014 Award with Couples Choice Award! This is given by number of reviews and rating given. DJ’s who receive this award should be highly considered for your next wedding or event. As it is always suggested you should contact the DJ you are considering to see if they are a good fit for your wedding day. couples choice award 2014 couples choice award 2014

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What Brides Need to Know

In the crazy busy world we live in it is easy to to say, throwing in the idea of planning a wedding, can seem a bit overwhelming. Heck even trying to plan to be at a wedding, that isn’t yours, can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few things Brides Need To Know when planning a wedding.

1. It’s your wedding so make it your own! Other than your fiance’ take all other “have-to-do” ideas from other sources  and throw them out the window! Don’t try to make everyone else happy,  just focus on you. You know what will make you happy so go with it. If you spend too much time trying to fit in other peoples view of “a perfect wedding” you may find yourself stressing out on how you will fit in what you wanted to do in the first place.

3. Get a checklist of all the things you need to have a wedding and reception. You can find them online real easy and print it out. It may open your eyes to new ideas and close your mind to the ideas you would never have at your wedding. It is a great tool to use to make sure all your details are in check.

4. Location, location, location. Make sure your location is the perfect setting for your wedding. That setting may not be what you see in the movies…have you seen the budget of a major movie? crazy high and sometimes way over the top, even though great to see on the big screen. Keep things in perspective but always see what your options are. You may find the perfect location and a good price. Knowing the feel of what you want is the first step. Beach, Country, Vintage, outdoor vs. indoor, elegant, or possibly a relatives home. You pick what will make the day special the rest will follow.

5. Food. So I get you want the food to be great. Let me tell you this one thing. Longs the food is good it doesn’t matter what type it is. Your guest want only one thing at this time to feed themselves and to enjoy it while they are eating. Go simple. You don’t always need prime rib and fancy potatoes. Mash those bad boys and get some BBQ on the side if you are having a country-style wedding. Go with a good flavored chicken breast with some seasoned green beans. The idea is to not stress out by impressing your guests by the food, impress them by how much you love your fiance’. Tasty food is all you need ad you don’t always have to spend a lot of money to get it either.

6. I would not be helping if I didn’t say know the size of your reception and get the right entertainment for the feel you are looking for. If you are having a reception of 25 people then prop up the personal speakers and play music through your digital player. If your are having a reception for 40 and above know what type of feel you want. Laid back or get up and dance the night away! DJs are great for this! The right DJ will keep this moving smoothly and in the direction you need it to throughout the reception. Bands are good too. They might be limited to what they know for song selections, however, can know enough to keep things going. You may want a two piece band to play great background music or a full band to get things jamming! Remember with a band they will need to take a break and to plan for the intermission. No matter what you do the entertainment will make or break your event so make sure it is the right feel and right set up for your wedding day!

7. Find someone else to manage the final details. Ok so you have all the ideas you want in your head and figured out, now what?!? Get someone else in your family who is organized to make it happen. Or have the locations event planner get all the details together. Meet with them every now and then to make sure your ideas are not becoming altered by the “easy way out” method.

8. Remember you are marrying your fiance’ not everyone else that same day. Sure, when you marry two families become united and you will have plenty of time to take their suggestions later in life. This is the day you will remember with your fiance’ take time together in the moments of the wedding. Get the photos you need, but don’t go crazy. Have your photographer there from start to finish. They will get more than enough for you to reminiscence over as the years go by. Dance with your fiance’, introduce family members to each other, take a brief walk with each other. Make this day yours, share it with your friends and family and once the day comes just let the details fall the way they will. Now that may not be in the exact way you originally planned it, however, if it’s not going to steer you away from being happy then let it be what it is. Sometime the biggest plan changers become the best memories later.

Congratulations on getting married and I hope God finds His way in the center of it. Take care and what are you waiting for get to planning your special wedding day!

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Fun ideas For PROM

Images001 158_fullThe following are Fun ideas that you can do for PROM according to the website                                           Photo provided by DJ TRAXX in the Smokies

  • Bring bubbles to the prom; Or, an even better idea is to suggest it to the prom committee! It may sound a little out there, but I guarantee you and your classmates will have a ball. No one can resist bubbles!
  • Go to the prom in a van! It’s a lot cheaper than a limo, and much more fun than driving separately. Find someone to let you borrow their mini van, or rent one for a day or two. You can even decorate it with hand painted signs and streamers. Your own little prom chariot!
  • Get your date pumped up for the occasion. Send him cute messages as the prom approaches. Stuff them in his locker at school or e-mail him. Let him know you are ready and really psyched!
  • Floor him with your creativity and design your own fancy invitation! Request the honor of your “Prince Charming” at the ball. Slip it into his locker or book bag so he’ll be surprised!
  • Get down! Does your date jam? Better find out before its too late to do anything about it. Give him dance lessons. If he needs them, that is. Make it fun and learn a few steps together!
  • Surprise him with a delicious & romantic pre-prom feast! Celebrate the approach of their big night with a private little one!
  • Spend an afternoon together at the tux shop. Have him try on every style, and decide together which one makes him feel the most suave and debonair. Hey, rent a James Bond flick the night before!
  • Ask the prom committee to include disposable cameras in the budget. Have them gathered up at the end of the night and create a prom collage, or post the best pix on a website for everyone to enjoy!
  • Plan an “after prom” sleepover with your friends. you might want to just hangout and relax! Then, when everyone is wide awake you can have a wild breakfast of omelets, waffles, pancakes or whatever! Mmmmmmmm!
  • Once you get back all the photos you shot (before, during, and after the prom), put together a collage of pictures and sayings just for your friends! If you’re really happy with the results, you can bring it to a professional photographer for duplicates! It’s a very thoughtful and generous gesture that they will always treasure.
  • Play Steven Spielberg and make a mini movie! Film tons of footage of your friends, family, and teachers! Edit it, copy it, and then you can distribute it!

The above information is from the site

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The Smoky Mountains are Alive with Music

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The Smoky Mountains are alive with music! With weddings on the rise more and more brides are wanting music with their weddings, both for the ceremony and reception! It seems that The Smoky Mountains spark an energy like no other place on this earth. Many DJ’s in this area are busy starting the beginning of March through the month of December.

If you are looking for a destination wedding filled with fun, thrills, and music, the Smoky Mountains is the place to get married. With great attractions, shows, and natural views this area is an A+, not only for you and your fiance’, but for your friends and family who want to celebrate with you as well. Take the time to look into this fast growing area and hire a DJ that can play your favorite songs from your hometown, while enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains on your wedding day!!!

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Bride’s Choice Award Bride’s Choice Award – Last year was such an amazing year for my DJ company! I am blessed to have a lot of area word of mouth business. 2013 is looking very good so far! I am always happy to talk to all the new Brides and Grooms to help them with their special day. I simply am happy to have the opportunity to do the same this year as well.  I just received’s Bridal Choice Award as well and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited at the same time! I hope to be the DJ at your next special event and have a great day!

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New Year’s Eve Fun Facts

  1. Did you know that on December 31, 1907 saw the very first ball lowering in Times Square?
  2. The modern ball that is dropped is made from Waterford Crystal and weights over 1,000 pounds. There are over 9,000 LED lights, but uses hardly any energy. The ball begins to drop at 11:59 and completes the journey exactly at midnight to ring in the New Year.
  3. On New Year’s Eve, about 75% of American Parties are with 20 people or less.
  4. Noise making and fireworks on New Year’s Eve is believed to have originated in ancient times, when noise and fire were thought to dispel evil spirits and bring good luck.
  5. The Spanish ritual on New Year’s eve is to eat twelve grapes at midnight. The tradition is meant to secure twelve happy months in the coming year.


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