FAQ

As you plan your dream day, you’ll have a lot of questions. Boston’s Wedding Entertainment has helped couples just like you through thousands of weddings, each one unique in its own special way: We can help you with yours, too.

Here are some of the questions our DJs have answered during our more than 20 years experience planning wedding entertainment. Of course, if you don’t see your question here, contact us for your free consultation to get helpful answers.

How often can I call you with questions or to inform you about changes in my reception?

ANYTIME. Call us 24 hours a day. You might reach our voicemail, so just leave a message. In most cases, we’ll get back to you right away because it’s our business—and our passion—to solve your wedding entertainment challenges. We strive to develop a relationship with you to better understand your needs. This type of personalized service guarantees fabulous results.

When will we have our pre-reception meeting, and what will we do at it?

About two-four weeks before to your reception, we’ll meet in person to review your final plan for your dream wedding. We’ll get valuable information from you on how you want things to go, and suggest or recommend appropriate song options. We’ll review the order and timing of key events. We’ll double-check all of your formal introductions, review the proper pronunciation of names, and finalize other critical details.

What time will you arrive at my reception?

We arrive at your reception about one hour before your guests. We’ll set up, do our sound checks, and meticulously review the plan for your special day. If you have any last-minute changes, we’ll be sure to incorporate them seamlessly into our detailed minute-by-minute plan.

Do I pay for the hour that you’re there prior to my reception?

NO. You pay us only from when your reception starts to when it ends.

Do you come to my reception formally attired?

YES. We know your reception is a formal day. We’ll arrive formally attired, ahead of time, unless you instruct us otherwise.

Am I guaranteed two DJs at my reception?

YES. You will always have the personal attention of two professionally trained and experienced DJs at your wedding. Boston’s Wedding Entertainment isn’t a brokerage company: You won’t get a second rate disc jockey.

What happens if one of you is sick?

NO PROBLEM. In almost 20 years of providing Boston’s best wedding entertainment we have never missed a wedding reception we’ve contracted to produce. That’s the advantage of having the owners, Gary and Joe, at your reception. You’ll always have a qualified Master of Ceremony and the finest Disc Jockey at your service.

Do you bring back up equipment?

YES. In addition to meticulously maintaining the state-of-the-art equipment we bring to your wedding, our wedding entertainment professionals also bring a backup amplifier, speakers and CD players.

Do you provide cordless microphones for the best man’s toast and other events at our reception?

YES. Our audio equipment is top of the line professional gear, including several cordless microphones we make available to your guests—as always, directed by you.

Do you play requests for my guests?

YES. We honor all requests from your guests. Boston’s Wedding Entertainment has one of New England’s finest music libraries, featuring music from the 40’s through the today’s current hits. Our library is about 21,000 titles and always growing.

I have a special rendition of a song. Will you play it?

YES. Our primary goal is for you and your guests to be happy. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make happiness happen.

Do you dress up in chicken suits and give away plastic guitars?

NO. You can find plenty of wedding entertainment providers who dress in embarrassing outfits or perform goofy skits. If you want professional DJs, hire Boston’s Wedding Entertainment. We make sure YOU’RE the center of attention–not us. After all, this is your wedding… not a game show.

Are there any banners or advertisement of your company on your equipment?

NO. Your wedding is about you. We never display any obtrusive or flashy banners to draw attention away from the bride & groom—and the great music we play for your guests.

Do you offer ceremony music as well as reception music?

YES. About 15% of the receptions we produce require ceremony music as well as reception music. If your cocktail hour is outside of the main reception area, Boston’s Wedding Entertainment will provide a second sound system for that venue.

How will you help coordinate key events at my reception?

REST ASSURED. From experience, we know that every wedding reception is different. At your pre-reception meeting we’ll make some suggestions on how to make your reception run smoothly. We’ll work with you to make sure every entertainment-related milestone is carefully coordinated—and if you want to change things at the last minute, we’ll smoothly and discreetly coordinate those changes, too.

Are there any other hidden fees in your service? What’s a "Crossover" fee?

With Boston’s Wedding Entertainment, you’ll never pay any hidden charges such as setup, breakdown or travel fees. Our price is inclusive.

A “Crossover” fee is when a reception overlaps from afternoon to evening, such as a reception that runs from 4 PM to 9 PM. When that happens and you’ve booked with another wedding entertainment provider, they often charge a “crossover” fee (because they can’t do two weddings in one day). We never charge a “crossover” fee.
Another advantage of booking with Boston’s Wedding Entertainment is that we only book one wedding reception a day: We can stay later, and entertain your guests longer, if you need us to.

Everyone at my reception is dancing and having a great time. Will you stay longer (over 4 hours)?

YES. Absolutely. This is your special day. And because Boston’s Wedding Entertainment does only one wedding a day, we have that flexibility. We’ll keep playing as long as you want.

I attended a reception last spring, the photographer missed some memorable moments. How do you avoid this from happening at our reception?

We’ll coordinate with your photographer and videographer to make sure we all know when you’ve planned for key events to happen. For example: It’s time to cut your wedding cake. First, we discreetly inform the wedding couple (or your designated planner). Then, we confirm that the photographer and the videographer are ready. Finally, we announce it to everybody. Smooth, seamless, and professional: Just the way you want it.

Do you do gay weddings?

YES. We’re proud of our record here: We’ve been providing appropriate musical entertainment at commitment ceremonies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire since well before “gay marriage” was a political issue.

Does your company require a deposit?

YES. Like any other disc jockey service we do require a deposit upon signing the contract. The deposit insures you of your particular date. The balance is not due until the day of your reception.

Other than weddings, what events do you play?

We specialize in wedding receptions, so we don’t play any other events. (We can give you some recommendations, though!)

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What People are Saying

Boston’s Wedding Entertainment is a top notch DJ Company. Every person that works there is helpful, professional, and personable. From the moment we spoke with Gary, it was clear that he understood perfectly exactly the kind of entertainment we wanted at our wedding. And he gave us that...in spades! Their musical selection was so well arranged and selected--they were able to read the crowd and play just the right songs at just the right times. Their energy was palpable, our emcee (Gary) was very professional without being cheesy, and they gave our reception such a joyous, celebratory feeling that was absolutely contagious. I cannot say enough good things about them!! Joe is so sweet and knowledgeable, and you feel completely confident placing your wedding in his hands. Debbie, who works at the front desk, is so helpful and always willing to take any questions, no matter how many times you call back!! Communication within the office is great as well...you can be sure if you leave a message with Debbie, it will get to Gary.

When planning a wedding, the last thing you need is to worry that the entertainment at your wedding will not be the best it can be...and with Boston’s Wedding Entertainment it will be even better than you had imagined!! Highly Recommended!!!!

Shelley & Jay Santigago

We highly recommend Boston’s Wedding Entertainment to anybody who wants exceptional service. Gary and his partner were so easy to work with, they were honest, thoughtful, very organized, and punctual. The list goes on and on. Gary sat down with us and with his insight and expertise helped plan our entire reception, which otherwise would have been a very daunting task. During the reception, they made things run incredibly smoothly, so much in fact that neither of us, or anybody else for that matter, had to worry about a thing. It was such a relief to be able to hands off something so important knowing that everything would be taken care of with such grace and ease.

Beyond that, they made our wedding so special. The energy Gary put into our wedding helped make it the perfect day. They asked us what we loved about the other person and then catered their style towards our wedding and us. They even put together a send-off at the end to issue us into our Hawaiian honeymoon with a Hawaiian song. As if that wasn’t enough, there were many other surprises for us that were wonderfully touching and tasteful but we don’t want to spoil too many things.

We are so grateful to have found these two people. They are a one-of-a-kind team. The best there is! Thank you.

Jill & Adam Brooks

We chose Boston’s Wedding Entertainment based on reading his literature that he promptly sent to us. As we read, we felt like we knew his personality and thought it would match ours and once we met him in person, we were correct. We wanted our wedding to be elegant and classy, along with some wacky ideas; a hard combination to pull off. Gary knew exactly what we wanted as we kept joking that our wedding theme seemed to be well, we want to do this a little different. Gary went with the flow easily, guiding us when we needed a little direction. The dance floor was filled from the very first dance to the last dance. All of our guests raved about his musical choices. I would highly recommend him for any wedding. Totally classy and professional, yet loads of fun!

Christina & John Parker

If anyone is planning a wedding then Boston’s Wedding Entertainment is the most important part of your reception. Forget the food, cake, etc, if you want your guests to come away from your wedding talking about it being the most fun and best wedding they have ever attended then Gary should be the first thing on your list to schedule. From our first meeting, Gary was a dedicated professional who took his job very seriously. His main concern was to make sure our wedding was first class and that the ceremony and reception were exactly how we (Bride and Groom) envisioned it. He had really innovative ways to keep the guests involved in the festivities. The Grand Entrance he provides was by far the talk of the town. I can’t write enough good things about Boston’s Wedding Entertainment and their work, but I can say that if you want your guests to talk about your wedding for years to come then Gary needs to be invited (Hired).

Laura & Joseph Sweeney

Gary did a wonderful job for my husband and I, for our wedding last March 2008. He provided excellent and professional ideas for us and helped make our special day perfect. I would strongly recommend Boston’s Wedding Entertainment for your wedding. We had an indoor reception and he made sure all of the sound was working and timed it perfectly for a song to play. He also made it a lot of fun introducing the whole wedding party. Throughout the night he played great fun songs as well as our special requests, it was just perfect! I could not have asked for a better DJ and I am so happy that we picked Boston’s Wedding Entertainment as our wedding DJ. I hope this information helps any of you out there deciding on a wedding DJ!!

June & Eric Covell

Wow!! Wow!! WOW!!! From the very first meeting with Gary, we knew he was going to be great. Our day would not have been possible without him. He really took the time to get to know us and what type of music we liked. He went out of his way to find totally random songs we wanted played at the reception. Perfect timing on the ceremony music, it was a perfect flow for the songs of the reception. He coordinated with our venue every aspect of the day to make each transition as smooth as possible. He constantly checked in with my husband and I and kept us informed of everything that was going on or what he planned to do. He also played ever song on our must play list and NOTHING from our do not play list. He is great! Gary was an awesome DJ and he had the dance floor packed ALL night long! Everyone had an amazing time at our reception...and we owe it to Gary for sure!! Thank you so much!

Diana & Paul Chow

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