Randy Pulley has been a wedding DJ and Emcee for over 20 years in the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill area. However, I have played for receptions to the North in Pennsylvania, to the East at Atlantic Beach, to the South in Wilmington, and to the West in Asheville.
Most receptions start out with cocktail and/or dinner music consisting of a wonderful blend of vocals and instrumentals with a low volume of course. As the reception begins to progress to a faster dance pace, the music evolves from swing (Big Band) thru say Motown into 50’s & 60's rock into the 70's and even some 80's mixing into the 90's, Country, R&B, and current Top 40 depending on the age range of your guests. This way there is a little bit of something for everyone. Granted, not every event follows this format. However, this is an example of a “normal flow” wedding reception. My performance works up and down the entire musical gambit.
No two receptions are ever the same! The music will be adjusted with the appropriate selections for your event. As the bride and groom, I make sure that you have a voice in your wedding entertainment. I will work with you to play your favorite songs and weave them into the celebration so that the reception reflects who the two of you are.
I will work directly with your coordinator, caterer, and photographer along with your other professional vendors to make sure you and your guests are ready as each event in your reception draws near. I will keep your time line on track.
Your guests don't come to your reception to see your entertainment. My job is simple. Provide you a truly professional presence, don’t abuse the “microphone privilege” and keep it all moving forward. Know that the reception is not about me....its about you. Everything from your grand entrance to the bon voyage are announced so that your guests always know what’s taking place. I typically announce your entrance into the reception: recognize toasts: announce the first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dance, cake cutting; and any other special announcements you prefer. For the toasts, I always provide a wireless microphone for flexibility throughout the room.
Your guests have come to see you and your families in celebrating your wedding day. We will work together to keep you comfortable in the spotlight, or just off to the side of it. The end result....your guests, family and friends purveying to you what an outstanding wedding reception they attended.
Contact me now at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 614-1242. Just a few minutes of your time will lend you peace of mind, a better understanding of your reception, and confidence in your entertainment decision.