The Beginning of a Lifetime of Celebrations

Helping couples create a worry & stress free wedding Reception

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The Beginning of a Lifetime of Celebrations

Helping couples create a worry & stress free wedding celebration

Contact Us

The
Beginning
of a
Lifetime
of
Celebrations...

Helping couples
create a
worry & stress free
wedding celebration.

Contact Us

Proudly Serving Owatonna, Mankato, Rochester & Southern Minnesota

LET US PLAN THE CELEBRATION THAT’S UNIQUELY YOU!

Read More About Our Owatonna Wedding DJ Services Below or Give Us A Call at (507) 200-0324

Proudly Serving
Owatonna, Mankato,
& Rochester Area

LET US PLAN
THE CELEBRATION
THAT’S UNIQUELY YOU!

Read More About
Our Owatonna Wedding DJ
Services Below
or Give Us a Call at
(507) 200-0324

Wedding Reception Planning

 

When you’re planning the party of your lifetime, it’s important that things go off without a hitch. Let us help you ensure a smooth planning process and execution for the party of your dreams.

Wedding DJ Mankato Master of Ceremonies Services

 

Nothing’s more important than keeping your guests happy and your party moving right along, on schedule. We’ll keep the energy flowing and let you soak in the moments.

Custom Uplighting Design

 

It’s all about the mood, the feel… it all about the lights! We’ll create a stunning light design, in line with your receptions theme, that’ll deliver the feel you’ve always dreamed of!

For over 10 years we've built our business on referrals alone!

Let us worry about every last detail so you can focus on making memories to last a lifetime!

Call us today at (507) 200-0324

Wedding Reception Planning

When you’re planning the party of your lifetime, it’s important that things go off without a hitch. Let us help you ensure a smooth planning process and execution for the party of your dreams.

Wedding DJ MankatoWedding of Ceremonies Services

Nothing’s more important than keeping your guests happy and your party moving right along, on schedule. We’ll keep the energy flowing and let you soak in the moments.

Custom Uplighting Design

It’s all about the mood, the feel… it all about the lights! We’ll create a stunning light design, in line with your receptions theme, that’ll deliver the feel you’ve always dreamed of!

For over 10 years we've built our business on referrals alone!

Let us worry about every last detail so you can focus on making memories to last a lifetime!

Call us today at (507) 200-0324

Our Services

Wedding Reception Planning

Whether you have a wedding planner or not, we can plan and/or coordinate with your existing planner to make sure you get the reception of your dreams. We’ll meet with you to catch your vision for your reception, come up with a detailed order of events, make sure your wedding planner, wedding vendors and wedding party are all on the same page, and then we’ll make sure that even the littlest of details go off without a hitch. It’s important to us that you actually get to enjoy the party of your lifetime… that you get to eat at your own reception! Let us worry about the details and all the running around; we’ve got this covered!

Southern Minnesota Wedding DJ/ Master of Ceremonies Services

Let’s be honest… you’d love nothing more than to mingle with all of your guests and have deep, meaningful interactions with each and every one of them but… that’s just not possible. The average wedding reception has 136 guests in attendance; that’s a lot of people to manage! We want to make sure that you can enjoy being the “honored guest” at your wedding reception while we worry about hosting and managing the crowd. We’ll keep everything moving right along, just as planned, and make sure that your guests enjoy every moment of your reception. Our goal is to make it so you and your guests find yourselves lost in the moment and not watching the clock.

Custom Uplighting Design

Think lighting your wedding reception site means flipping on a light switch? If you’re looking to turn your wedding reception into something stunning instead of simply standard, we can make it happen with custom uplighting design! We utilize many different types of lighting to make your wedding reception nothing short of spectacular and one-of-a-kind. Lighting is what sets the mood, and when it’s done right, lighting can make everything about your wedding reception stand out. Even your wedding flowers, cake, pictures and guests can look better with uplighting. Schedule a consultation with us and we’ll show you just how special we can make your reception.

More About Our Services

What is a Master of Ceremonies?

The words “Master of Ceremonies” or “MC” get used more often than it is true, in my opinion. Making announcements during an event is not an MC, but more so, an “Announcer”. Each, in their own respect, take 2 different skill levels. Many D.J.s who make announcements consider themselves MC’s. It is very important to understand the difference. I look at weddings at a stage production, or a play. With every great play, in the back ground is a great director, or in our case a “Master of Ceremonies”. It is the MC’s job to direct the event. How many weddings have you been a guest at and you didn’t have a clue as to what was going on? You maybe didn’t feel a part of the celebration but more so a spectator? That feeling of “organized confusion” and feeling “left out” of the celebration is from a lack of direction, a lack of planning and a lack of execution from a Master of Ceremonies.

An MC, does much of the “behind the scenes work”. A truly gifted MC has the ability to engage the crowd and keep them on the edge of their seats with anticipation and excitement.

As a MC, it is also important to know the “Ceremonies” that are being celebrated. The grand entrance, cake cutting, toasts/speeches, first dance… ect. Those are all ceremonies being celebrated and each one has a meaning, which is why they are celebrated. Do you really think we have a cake cutting so it can be smashed in each others faces? Each one of those have been a part of a wedding celebration since the middle ages. I will cover ceremonies in another post.

When interviewing D.J.s for your wedding and the D.J. says that he/she is your Master of Ceremonies, ask him/her what does that truly mean…

Clinking Glasses

Clinking glasses started in the Middle Ages at wedding Receptions. It was believed that the noise made through the clinking, warned off evil spirits that may be around. Many brides that I speak with are getting tired of the clinking. Thats very understandable considering they are trying to eat. So what if we took the tradition and made a game out of it. A couple ideas that have developed over the years: Sing a song with the word love in it, Copy cat game: have a couple in the room demonstrate a kiss and then the bride and groom copy the kiss, or RSVP trivia game: have the MC draw out an RSVP with a couples name on it. The MC will then ask that couple a trivia question about the bride and groom. If the couple answers correctly the bride and groom will kiss. If they answer incorrectly, that couple will then kiss.
At a recent wedding, the couple and I wanted to do something different. They liked the copy cat game, but wanted to get their guests a little more involved. We created the “rate a kiss/copy cat”. When ever guests would clink glasses we would draw from a jar, 2 sets of names of couples in the room. The couples, would demonstrate a kiss for us and the Maid of Honor and Best Man would rate it 1-5. Which ever couple had the highest combined rating determined which kiss the bride and groom would copy.

Earlier Ending? Going out with a BANG!

At last nights wedding reception we had a plan that at 10:30 p.m. would be the official ending of the reception. We used Journey’s “Don’t stop believing” as the last song, with all the guests on the dance floor, making a circle around the couple. Great ending to the night!! All guests in the room joined us on the dance floor for this special ending. Then, immediately after we started the After Party!

This is a practice that I have used quite often. Many guests have a set time they plan on leaving during the night. I let all the the guests know at 7:00 what the plan was for the evening and that the reception will officially end at 10:30 and if they would like to stick around for our After Party starting at 10:30 they most certainly can. At 10:30 is when I started to see guests leave, not because they weren’t have a good time, but because they had planned to leave at 9:00, but felt they could stick around until the end of the reception, 10:30. All of the traditions that are performed at wedding receptions, have been completed: dollar dance, bouquet, garter, cake cutting… ect.

The After Party was just that, A Party! We didn’t have anything else planned but to play requests and have a good time. I also did not play a single slow song. The Guests that remained did not want to stop dancing or slow down either. But it was exactly what the couple wanted.

Thanks for reading!

Wedding Reception Planning

Whether you have a wedding planner or not, we can plan and/or coordinate with your existing planner to make sure you get the reception of your dreams. We’ll meet with you to catch your vision for your reception, come up with a detailed order of events, make sure your wedding planner, wedding vendors and wedding party are all on the same page, and then we’ll make sure that even the littlest of details go off without a hitch. It’s important to us that you actually get to enjoy the party of your lifetime… that you get to eat at your own reception! Let us worry about the details and all the running around; we’ve got this covered!

Southern Minnesota Wedding DJ/ Master of Ceremonies Services

Let’s be honest… you’d love nothing more than to mingle with all of your guests and have deep, meaningful interactions with each and every one of them but… that’s just not possible. The average wedding reception has 136 guests in attendance; that’s a lot of people to manage! We want to make sure that you can enjoy being the “honored guest” at your wedding reception while we worry about hosting and managing the crowd. We’ll keep everything moving right along, just as planned, and make sure that your guests enjoy every moment of your reception. Our goal is to make it so you and your guests find yourselves lost in the moment and not watching the clock.

Custom Uplighting Design

Think lighting your wedding reception site means flipping on a light switch? If you’re looking to turn your wedding reception into something stunning instead of simply standard, we can make it happen with custom uplighting design! We utilize many different types of lighting to make your wedding reception nothing short of spectacular and one-of-a-kind. Lighting is what sets the mood, and when it’s done right, lighting can make everything about your wedding reception stand out. Even your wedding flowers, cake, pictures and guests can look better with uplighting. Schedule a consultation with us and we’ll show you just how special we can make your reception.

More About Our Services

What is a Master of Ceremonies?

The words “Master of Ceremonies” or “MC” get used more often than it is true, in my opinion. Making announcements during an event is not an MC, but more so, an “Announcer”. Each, in their own respect, take 2 different skill levels. Many D.J.s who make announcements consider themselves MC’s. It is very important to understand the difference. I look at weddings at a stage production, or a play. With every great play, in the back ground is a great director, or in our case a “Master of Ceremonies”. It is the MC’s job to direct the event. How many weddings have you been a guest at and you didn’t have a clue as to what was going on? You maybe didn’t feel a part of the celebration but more so a spectator? That feeling of “organized confusion” and feeling “left out” of the celebration is from a lack of direction, a lack of planning and a lack of execution from a Master of Ceremonies.

An MC, does much of the “behind the scenes work”. A truly gifted MC has the ability to engage the crowd and keep them on the edge of their seats with anticipation and excitement.

As a MC, it is also important to know the “Ceremonies” that are being celebrated. The grand entrance, cake cutting, toasts/speeches, first dance… ect. Those are all ceremonies being celebrated and each one has a meaning, which is why they are celebrated. Do you really think we have a cake cutting so it can be smashed in each others faces? Each one of those have been a part of a wedding celebration since the middle ages. I will cover ceremonies in another post.

When interviewing D.J.s for your wedding and the D.J. says that he/she is your Master of Ceremonies, ask him/her what does that truly mean…

Clinking Glasses

Clinking glasses started in the Middle Ages at wedding Receptions. It was believed that the noise made through the clinking, warned off evil spirits that may be around. Many brides that I speak with are getting tired of the clinking. Thats very understandable considering they are trying to eat. So what if we took the tradition and made a game out of it. A couple ideas that have developed over the years: Sing a song with the word love in it, Copy cat game: have a couple in the room demonstrate a kiss and then the bride and groom copy the kiss, or RSVP trivia game: have the MC draw out an RSVP with a couples name on it. The MC will then ask that couple a trivia question about the bride and groom. If the couple answers correctly the bride and groom will kiss. If they answer incorrectly, that couple will then kiss.
At a recent wedding, the couple and I wanted to do something different. They liked the copy cat game, but wanted to get their guests a little more involved. We created the “rate a kiss/copy cat”. When ever guests would clink glasses we would draw from a jar, 2 sets of names of couples in the room. The couples, would demonstrate a kiss for us and the Maid of Honor and Best Man would rate it 1-5. Which ever couple had the highest combined rating determined which kiss the bride and groom would copy.

Earlier Ending? Going out with a BANG!

At last nights wedding reception we had a plan that at 10:30 p.m. would be the official ending of the reception. We used Journey’s “Don’t stop believing” as the last song, with all the guests on the dance floor, making a circle around the couple. Great ending to the night!! All guests in the room joined us on the dance floor for this special ending. Then, immediately after we started the After Party!

This is a practice that I have used quite often. Many guests have a set time they plan on leaving during the night. I let all the the guests know at 7:00 what the plan was for the evening and that the reception will officially end at 10:30 and if they would like to stick around for our After Party starting at 10:30 they most certainly can. At 10:30 is when I started to see guests leave, not because they weren’t have a good time, but because they had planned to leave at 9:00, but felt they could stick around until the end of the reception, 10:30. All of the traditions that are performed at wedding receptions, have been completed: dollar dance, bouquet, garter, cake cutting… ect.

The After Party was just that, A Party! We didn’t have anything else planned but to play requests and have a good time. I also did not play a single slow song. The Guests that remained did not want to stop dancing or slow down either. But it was exactly what the couple wanted.

Thanks for reading!

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Based in Owatonna and proudly serving Mankato, Rochester and Southern Minnesota.

Nick Krause Weddings (507) 200-0324 255 Allan Avenue Owatonna, MN 55060