Are you looking to hire one of the best DJ's in Portland ? Your event is your signature and that means you need talent that will exceed all expectations. At DJ Cutt Entertainment, we have a team of Portland’s finest DJ's and MCs available, backed by an award winning reputation. We know how stressful it can be to plan a wedding, but here at DJ Cutt Entertainment we want to eliminate the stress related to planning your wedding.
At DJ Cutt Entertainment, our mission is to make your wedding day as memorable as possible. Our wedding clients are our passion, so we make it our mission to sit down with every couple to create a custom wedding package. Our wedding packages range from simple and inexpensive to whimsical elegance. Our range of services include but not limited to DJs, MCs, videography, cinematography, customized music lists, photo booth with accessories, photography, lighting and much, much more. Wedding guests rate the weddings they attend by a variety of features, the top two features being food and entertainment. By choosing DJ Cutt Entertainment, your custom package will not only enhance your wedding for you, but also for your guests as well.
Our mission is to create an unforgettable wedding experience. We strive not only to sweep newlyweds off their feet but their guests as well. We understand that no two couples are alike. Our focus is each couple as an individual, not a competing couple. We personally take the time to sit with you to go over details, answer questions, offer suggestions stemming from experiences and finalize your package the way you desire.
As a DJ watching chaos unfold on a wedding day, I strongly recommend that every couple planning their big day, hire a day-of-wedding coordinator. Planning a wedding is stressful enough, a day-of-wedding coordinator will help alleviate some of the stress for the soon to be newlyweds. Every penny spent on this service is worth the peace of mind. DJ Cutt Entertainment can add day-of -coordination to any package by me, DJ Cutt.
I will introduce myself to vendors as the DJ/MC; thus coordinating the day- of-wedding schedule with all wedding vendors. As a reputable DJ with a strong MC presence, I am able to provide this service. Our online system allows you to create your wedding day timeline, which breaks down all details pertaining to arrival times, setup, designated events and tear-down. Our services include a site visit with you to discuss and map out all details.
If am unavailable to offer this service, I can refer you to a wedding coordinator.
The cocktail hour was established for several reasons. The main reason is to keep the guests occupied and entertained while the bride, groom, wedding party, and family members are taking pictures. The cocktail hour also serves as a time to get the guests organized for the reception. Generally the cocktail hour is located in the main ballroom, foyer, or patio. Upbeat background music is played for the guests as they mingle, snack on appetizers (hot & cold) and refresh themselves at the hosted bar.
Cocktail hour is photo booth hour.
The grand entrance takes place through a designated door for the bride and groom to walk through as they are announced and introduced as husband and wife.
The DJ will formally introduce wedding party members into the reception from the grand entrance. Wedding party members include - parents of the newlyweds, grandparents, flower girl(s), ring bearer(s), ushers, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and last but not least, the bride and groom.
While your guests may have had an opportunity to graze appetizers while drinking cocktails during the cocktail hour, the bride & groom and their entire wedding party may not have eaten for several hours. Providing a schedule to your entertainer, you can direct the venue to begin serving dinner to the reception guests and bridal party. Venues take great pride in their food preparation and friendly service during receptions. Keep in mind a reception dinner lasts about 60 minutes.
As newlyweds, take your time eating and socializing. You are the primary focus for friends and family approaching you for pictures, hugs and a lot of congratulations. To preserve energy to handle the next 4-5 hours of mingling, eat!!
Before the final decision is made on planning your wedding, DJ Cutt Entertainment requires an in-person or over-the-phone interview with our client(s). Please come prepared with questions, requests and an open mind. This process helps guide clients for choosing the right DJ and DJ service.
We welcome and thank all clients that choose our services.
There is a happy medium between hiring a full-service wedding planner or winging it on your own. A day-of -wedding coordinator is your happy medium. This service ensures the bride, groom, wedding party, music entertainment and photographer are on schedule for ceremony events such as - grand entrance, first dance, cake cutting, flower toss, garter toss, etc.
After the "I DOs" are spoken and the first kiss as husband and wife is applauded out, the day-of-wedding coordinator springs into action. They ensure guests are quickly ushered to the venue for reception shenanigans, corrals the wedding party for memorable wedding pictures and placing shots in the newlyweds hands to begin the party.
After dinner is over, the DJ will announce the beginning of wedding toasts. Grab those drinks! The best man and maid/matron of honor will each toast the bride and groom. Parents of the bride and groom will propose a toast for their children wishing them the best as "one". Now comes your remaining bridal party. Let them get creative with their speeches; allow them to speak from the heart the memories they hold close and that bring smiles to their faces as they inform the wedding guests about you.
Cutting the wedding cake together is a predominant wedding ritual. This ritual symbolizes a couple as "unified". Traditionally, the groom feeds the bride first, and then the bride feeds the groom. They can also feed one another simultaneously. A champagne toast can also be included before or after the cutting and feeding of the cake. (Cake face smashing anyone?)
Now to dance together for the first time as husband and wife. The first “dance” is a symbol of your new life together. First dances give the parents of the bride and groom a chance to dance with the newlyweds.
Traditionally two dances take place with the parents; the father and daughter dance, followed by the mother and son dance. It is best to choose a song that reflects the intimacy of your relationship to that parent.
If your family consists of step parents as well as biological parents, you may want to include all parents. The entertainer can ask the biological father of the bride to join the bride on the dance floor and half way through have the stepfather step in to share the dance.
The purpose of open dancing is to allow the guests to celebrate the newlyweds. A key piece of advice we as DJs can offer newlyweds, create a successful dance music playlist for the guests to jam out to with you on the dance floor.
Remember that you are the nucleus of the party. Wherever you are is where your guests will be. Our DJs give you the option to pick as many songs as you desire for your dance party. If unable to decide, we can select songs we know as professionals will work.
Please have a must play list and also a do not play list.
The happily married bride wishes to pass on her good fortune to a future bride by tossing the bouquet over her head to a crowd of single women. The lucky woman who catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry.
Traditionally the bride tosses her own bouquet to the single ladies on the dance floor. However a new tradition is emerging. Brides are choosing to keep their bouquets for preservation, so florists are now offering a "throw bouquet" to brides.
The garter toss is a parallel custom to the bouquet toss. Traditionally the bride is seated on a chair in the center of the dance floor. The entertainer will request all bachelors to the floor to stand behind the seated bride. A song is played as the groom kneels down to remove the garter with his hands or in some cases with his teeth from the brides thigh. A different song is played for the toss. The groom turns his back towards the group of bachelors and the entertainer will count off as the groom tosses the garter over his head toward the rowdy group of men.
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The Shoe Game is slapstick entertainment. The couple sits back to back in front of all their guests, each removing their shoes and swapping one for the other. The MC/DJ will ask the couple a series of questions about themselves and their relationship (ranging from the sweet and fairly straightforward “Who said ‘I love you’ first?” to the controversial “Who is the better driver?”). The couple answers by holding up the corresponding shoe, not being able to see what the other person has said. This game usually has a lot of laughter coming from the wedding guests.
No doubt about it, music can make or break a wedding celebration. Music is the heart and soul of a reception; sending your guests home with happy feet — or pained grimaces!
At DJ Cutt Entertainment, we personally take the time to sit down with each couple to help them create their ideal playlist(s). Every song selected is gone over with a fine tooth comb to ensure a flawless end result - a great music experience.
We offer couples a vast variety of music from every genre from every decade to accommodate not only the happy couple but their wedding guests as well.
Our reputation is the foundation of our business. Honesty over everything else is valued by our clients. We strive to provide exceptional services for every client as promised from day one.
We hope that by providing outstanding DJ services, each of our clients will cherish their wedding memories for years to come. When asked who designed the cake smashing videos or that old school 90's playlist stuck in a guests head, you'll say, "DJ Cutt Entertainment".