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JukeBox Music understands that hiring a professional DJ for your wedding is about more than just music. Of course a huge selection and variety of music is a must, but a professional DJ provides so much more! A DJ's ability to entertain your guests, make announcements and coordinate events with other vendors greatly influences the success of your wedding.

At JukeBox Music, our main focus is to ensure that your wedding unfolds exactly as you envisioned. We make ourselves available to you for unlimited and personal wedding planning; act as Master of Ceremonies, and coordinate activities with other vendors.  This assures that your wedding stays on schedule and your guests have a great time.  Furthermore, we have a variety of musical genres – ranging from 30’s swing to today’s top hits – all to make your reception FUN! 
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JukeBox Music is owned and operated by a recently married husband/wife team, so we understand how important a wedding is - not only to the Bride & Groom, but to all of the families and guests involved.  Your happiness and satisfaction are extremely important to us; and therefore, our number one priority. We will not settle for anything less than a perfect day for you to remember.

Ceremony Services

JukeBox Music is happy to offer complete wedding ceremony service, and feel that it represents an excellent value. For starters, you only have to deal with one person (one less meeting - yay!) for both the ceremony and reception entertainment.

Then there's the fact that you not only get all the music for the ceremony, but also a wireless lapel microphone for your officiant to wear, which means that all of your guests will hear the whole ceremony perfectly. And we include additional handheld wireless microphone(s) that can be used by any readers or vocalists/performers you may have.

Now - regarding the music: JukeBox Music will loan you a custom-made CD that has several different versions of the ceremony 'event' music ranging from the most traditional Wedding songs to alternative selections. The best part is that you get to choose which is best for you - or, do as many couples have and choose individual pieces from a few of them and create a ceremony that is uniquely your own!

And the best part? No extra cost: the price quote you are given will include this service, provided that your ceremony is at the same site as the reception!

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Wedding Ceremony Tips
Wedding Reception Tips

  1. Probably the most important thing to keeping your reception on time is making sure the ceremony starts on time. The timeliness of your ceremony is directly related to your preparedness. Plan your day well in advance and allow yourself plenty of time of get dressed, take pictures, and get to your destination. And remember that your rehearsal dinner is more than just dinner, toasts and hugs. Make sure your Bridal Party and family understand the importance of attending the rehearsal dinner and rehearse the ceremony all the way through at least twice.

  2. Limit the time you spend taking pictures between the ceremony and reception to 30-45 minutes. Make arrangements with your photographer, and your Bridal Party, to have as many pictures taken as possible before the ceremony. Taking pictures of the Bride and Groom with their attendants, parents, siblings, etc. can save valuable time after the ceremony. Remember - your guests are waiting to see you!

  3. Have your Matron/Maid of Honor rehearse the bustling of your dress. It is also a good idea to have someone else, such as another Bridesmaid or your mother, know how to bustle your dress just in case the Matron/Maid of Honor is unavailable. Difficulty bustling a dress has been known to delay a reception by a half hour... that's valuable party time!

  4. If you are expecting more than 100 guests, ask your caterer if it's possible to have a double-sided buffet line or two buffet lines. This saves a tremendous amount of time getting all your guests through the buffet line.

  5. Talk to your Bridal Party and family prior to your wedding day to ensure they are aware of their various roles, such as receiving lines, introductions, toasts, dances, etc.� Also stress the importance of showing up on time and prepared.

  6. Make sure your tossing bouquet is readily available and remember to put on your garter prior to the garter toss so your new husband can retrieve it!
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  1. Dim the lights when it's time for dancing. Soft lighting during dinner creates a more comfortable atmosphere. Dimming the lights after dinner will motivate your guests to dance. Determine the desired lighting levels for dinner and dancing when you meet with your reception facility's coordinator. Consider light levels that will compliment any candles you plan to use. Ask that your lighting preferences be included in your contract with the facility.

  2. Place your DJ next to the dance floor and avoid sharing facilities. Avoid seating guests between your DJ and the dance floor. Placing your DJ adjacent to the dance floor maximizes your DJ's ability to control the sound and interact with the dancers. Be wary of situations where the dance floor is in the next room or access is not convenient for your guests. Also, avoid facilities where you must share an area with restaurant diners or other parties. Such arrangements almost always generate requests to lower the volume, which will diminish the energy of your reception.

  3. Invest quality time in planning your Grand Entrance. The Grand Entrance sets the tone and establishes the energy for the entire reception. Work closely with your DJ and Catering Director to stage a Grand Entrance that reflects your style and personality. Decide who will participate, where they will assemble and in what order, where they will go after being introduced. Clarify pronunciation of names, determine appropriate introductions for blended families and, of course, select the perfect music.

  4. The First Dance - don't wait forever to do it and don't do it forever. One of the special moments of the reception is the bride and groom's first dance. Having your first dance after the grand entrance, or right after dinner, is a great way to start the party. Don't delay your first dance to visit with your guests. Doing so will deflate the energy of your reception. You've selected your favorite ballad, but that five-minute song may seem like an eternity both to you and your guests. Have your DJ fade out the song at a designated time if it lasts more than a few minutes. All of this applies as well to the newlyweds' dances with their parents.

  5. Don't try to select every song your DJ will play. Choose the song for your first dance and other songs for specific reception events. Tell your DJ what artists and styles of music to feature or avoid, but don't micro-manage your DJ's performance. A professional wedding DJ can 'read the crowd' and knows what to play and when to play it to keep the party going. More importantly, your DJ knows which requests clear the dance floor. You're paying for your DJ's knowledge and experience. Take advantage of it.

  6. Don't rule out the Macarena! Think twice before you reject those so-called 'cheesy' group dances like the Macarena, Chicken Dance and YMCA. These dances may be the only opportunity some of your guests will have to get on the dance floor and have some fun. You don't have to do the Hokey Pokey right after your first dance, but let your DJ keep all options open. These group dances are frequently requested by your guests and often create reception highlights and priceless photos.

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Emergency Kit

JukeBox Music is always prepared for emergency situations. And while we hope there are no emergencies on the big day, it's always better to be safe than sorry. We always carry those just-in-case items that will ensure your dream wedding goes off without a hitch. So if you, your bridal party, or any of your guests needs any of the following items, all you need to do it ask!

Aspirin Matches
Antacids Mirror
Band-Aids Mouthwash
Bottle of water Nail clippers
Breath mints Nail file
Chalk Nail polish remover
Clear nail polish Pantyhose
Comb/brush Pepto-Bismol
Cotton balls/swabs Safety pins
Corsage pins Scotch tape
Dental floss Sewing kit
Duct tape Small scissors
Extra earring backs Smelling salts
Extra garter Snacks
Eye drops Spot remover
Feminine hygiene products Static-cling spray
Hair pins/ponytail holder Straws
Hand towelettes Sun block
Hem tape Tissues
Krazy glue Tweezers
Lint brush Wrinkle-out spray

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Song Suggestions

Top 25 Bridal Songs

1. Amazed - Lonestar
2. From This Moment On - Shania Twain & Bryan White
3. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
4. Unforgettable - Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
5. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
6. All My Life - K-C & JOJO
7. Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
8. Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison & Rod Stewart
9. Wonderful World/Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoole
10. It's Your Love - Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
11. Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
12. You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
13. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
14. Lost In This Moment - Big & Rich
15. When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
16. I'll Be - Edwin McCain
17. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
18. I Could Not Ask For More - Edwin McCain
19. At Last - Etta James
20. This Will Be - Natalie Cole
21. True Companion - Marc Cohn
22. Home - Michael Buble
23. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
24. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
25. Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley

Ceremony Music

Bridal Chorus - Wagner Ceremony Music
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Lohengrim
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Canon in D - Pachebel
Air - Handel
Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Closer - Goapele
Theme From "Love Story
Robin Hood Theme - Instrumental
Somewhere in Time - Roger Williams
Water Music #2 - Handel
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Celtic Twilight Music for Weddings
Summer Place - Percy Faith
Harp Music for Weddings
All I Ask of You - Phantom
Ave Maria - Andrea Bocelli


A Moment Like This - Kelly Clarkson
Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
At The Beginning - Richard Marx & Donna Lewis
Baby Elephant Walk - Henry Mancini
Backstreet's Back (Intro) - Backstreet Boys
Beautiful Day - U2
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Everybody (Backstreet's Back) - Backstreet Boys
Finally - Ce Ce Peniston
Get Ready - The Temptations
Happy Together - Turtles
How Sweet It Is (To Be Love By You) - James Taylor
I'm A Believer - Smashmouth
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
I'm Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
It Had To Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
Love's Theme - Barry White
Mission Impossible Theme
My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3
One More Time - Daft Punk
Perfect Day - Hoku
Peter Gun Theme
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Pink Panther Theme
Putting On The Ritz
Rock & Roll Part II - Gary Glitter
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul Bossa Nova ("Austin Powers") - Quincy Jones
Star Wars Theme
Start The Commotion - Wise Guys
Summer Place - Percy Sledge
That's Amore - Dean Martin
This Magic Moment - The Drifters
What The World Needs Now Is Love - Dionne Warwick


Cake Cutting

R&B :
A Night To Remember - Shalamar
A Whole New World - Peabo Bryson & Regina Bell
Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing – Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell
All My Life – K-Ci & JoJo
Be Without You – Mary J. Blige
Candy – Cameo
Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe – Barry White
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – The Spinners
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love’s Theme – Barry White
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
One In A Million You – Larry Graham
Stickwitu – Pussycat Dolls
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Tonight, I Celebrate My Love – Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson
We’re In This Love Together – Al Jarreau
What The World Needs Now Is Love – Dionne Warwick
You’re All I Need To Get By – Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell

Rock/Pop :
All I Have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers
Almost Paradise - Mike Reno & Ann Wilson
Beautiful Soul – Jessie McCartney
Because - Dave Clark Five
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Chapel Of Love – Dixie Cups
Cherish - Madonna
Happy Together – The Turtles
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Mad About You – Belinda Carlisle
Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Lepard
Stickwitu - Pussycat Dolls
Stuck With You – Huey Lewis & The News
Sugar Sugar – The Archies
Sweetest Thing – U2
True Blue - Madonna
Wishin’ & Hopin’ – Ani DiFranco
You And Me - Lifehouse

Country :
From This Moment – Shania Twain
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Lost In The Moment – Big & Rich
Love Is A Beautiful Thing – Phil Vassar
Love Without End, Amen – George Strait
Making Memories Of Us – Keith Urban
Me And You – Kenny Chesney

Old Standards :
Banana Split For My Babe – Louis Prima
Don’t Falter At The Alter – Cab Calloway
Fascination – Nat King Cole
Recipe For Love – Harry Connick, Jr
That’s Amore – Dean Martin

Jazz/Blues/Other :
By Your Side – Sade
I Wanna Grow Old With You – Adam Sandler
If You Love Me – B.B. King & Van Morrison
I’m In Love With You – Joy Williams
Jaws Theme – John Williams
Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire – David Foster
Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkins
Only Time – Enya
Someone Like You – Van Morrison
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
When God Made You - Newsong

Garter Retrieval

Ecstacy (When You Lay Down Next To Me) - Barry White
Fever - Madonna
I Want Her - Keith Sweat
Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
Legs - ZZ Top
Mission Impossible Theme - Schifrin
Oh Yeah - Yello
Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill
Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan
The Stripper - David Rose & His Orchestra
Woo Hoo - 5,6,7,8's
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

Garter Toss

Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Bad Boys (From "Cops") - Inner Circle
Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Just A Gigolo - David Lee Roth
Macho Man - Village People
Raiders Theme Song
Rock & Roll Part II - Gary Glitter
Rocky Theme Song
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Theme From "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
U Can't Touch This - Hammer
Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men
Whoop There It Is! - Tag Team
Wild Thing - The Troggs

Favorite Family Dance Songs

Father/Daughter Dances:
Beautiful In My Eyes -- Joshua Kadison
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Daddy's Angel - Anthony Carter
Daddy's Hands - Holly Dunn
Daddy's Little Girl -- Al Martino
Father's And Daughter's - Paul Simon
Father's Eyes - Amy Grant
I Loved Her First - Heartland
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
My Father's Eye - Eric Clapton
My Girl - The Temptations
My Special Angel -- Bobby Helms
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

Mother/Son Dances:
A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
The Man You’ve Become – Molly Pasutti
Watercolor Ponies – Wayne Watson

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Blessed - Elton John
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Count On Me - Whitney Houston
Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart
Hero - Mariah Carey
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
I Am Your Child - Barry Manilow
I'll Be There - Jackson 5
I'll Stand By You - Pretenders
In My Life - The Beatles
Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Louis Armstrong
Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler On The Roof
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
There You'll Be (Pearl Harbor Theme Song) - Faith Hill
Through The Years - Kenny Rogers
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
What A Wonderful World - Louie Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Wishing Tree - Sonia Dada
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
Your Song - Elton John

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First Dance Ideas

R&B :
A Whole New World – P. Bryson/R. Bell
All I Have To Give – Backstreet Boys
All My Life – K.Ci & Jo Jo
Always – Atlantic Starr
Always and Forever – Heatwave
Back At One – Brian McKnight
Being With You – Smokey Robinson
Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Cherish – The Association
Endless Love – Luther Vandross & Diana Ross
Everytime I Close My Eyes – Babyface
Here and Now – Luther Vandross
I Can Love You Like That – All-4-One
I Swear – All-4-One
I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful – Houston
I’ll Always Love You – Taylor Dayne
I’m Going To Make You My Wife – The Whispers
I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green
I’m Your Angel – R. Kelley & Celine Dion
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Love Of My Life – Brian McKnight
Masterpiece – Atlantic Starr
My All – Mariah Carey
On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
One In A Million You – Larry Graham
Save The Best For Last – Vanessa Williams
Spend My Life With You – Eric Benet
Truly – Lionel Richie
When I Fall In Love – C. Dion/C. Griffin
You Are My Lady – Freddie Jackson
You Mean The World To Me – Toni Braxton


Rock/Pop :
A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
After All – Cher & Peter Cetera
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Color My World – Chicago
Crazy For You – Madonna
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morison/Rod Stewart
Heaven – Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy
I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin McCain
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
I Finally Found Someone – Barbara Streisand & Bryan Adams
I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton John
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
I'm Yours – EJason Mraz
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Love Of A Lifetime – Firehouse
More Than Words – Extreme
Now And Forever – Richard Marx
Power Of Love – Celine Dion
Soul & Inspiration – Righteous Brothers
True Companion – Marc Cohn
True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Savage Garden
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
When You Know – Shawn Colvin
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You & Me – Lifehouse
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

Country :
Amazed – Lone Star
Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
Breathe – Faith Hill
Could I Have This Dance – Anne Murray
Crazy – Patsy Cline
Feels Like Home – Chantel Kreviazuk
Forever And Ever Amen – Randy Travis
From This Moment – Shania Twain
Giving You The Rest Of My Life – Bob Carlisle
I Can Love You Like That – John Michael Montgomery
I Cross My Heart – George Strait
I Love The Way You Love Me – J. Montgomery
I Need You – LeAnn Rimes
I Swear – J. Montgomery
It’s Your Love – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Lost In The Moment – Big And Rich
Love Remains – Collin Ray
Me And You – Kenny Chesney
My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
She's Everything - Brad Paisley
This Kiss – Faith Hill
When You Say Nothing At All – Allison Krauss
You Had Me From Hello - Kenny Chesney
Your Love Amazes Me – John Berry

Old Standards :
At Last – Etta James
Fascination – Nat King Cole
It Had To Be You – Harry Connick, Jr.
Til The End Of Time – Perry Como
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Jazz/Other :
By Your Side – Sade
Dreaming Of You – Selena
I Do – James Ingram & John Tesh
I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman

More First Dance Songs

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
How Do I Live - LaAnn Rimes
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
Nothin's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship
We're In This Love Together - Al Jarreau

Last Dance Ideas

All My Life - Luther Vandross & Linda Ronstadt
And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going - Jennifer Holliday
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frank Valli & The Four Seasons
Closing Time - Semisonic
Come Away With Me - Nora Jones
Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray
Don't Know Much - Luther Vandross & Linda Ronstadt
Forever And Ever Amen - Randy Travis
Good RidDance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Goodnight Sweetheart - David Kersh
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Got You Babe - The Pretenders
I Love The Way You Love Me - John Michael Montgomery
I Pledge My Love - Peaches & Herb
I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
I Will Always Love You - Troop
Lady In Red - Chris DeBurgh
Last Dance - Donna Summer
Love Ballad - LTD
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Only You - The Platters
Save The Best For Last - Vanessa Williams
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
The Closer I Get To You - Roberta Flack
Then Came You - The Spinners
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
Til The End Of Time - Perry Como
Tonight, I Celebrate My Love - Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack
True Companion - Marc Cohn
Truly, Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
You're Still The One - Shania Twain

Bouquet Toss

Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
California Girls - David Lee Roth
Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls
Girl All The Bad Guys Want - Bowling For Soup
Girls - The Beastie Boys
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Girls Night Out - The Judds
Glamorous - Fergie
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
Just A Girl - No Doubt
Ladies Night - Kool & The Gang
Man, I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Maneater - Hall & Oates
Material Girl - Madonna
Naughty Girl - Beyonce
Perfect Day (Legally Blonde) - Hoku
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison/Van Halen
Put A Girl In It - Brooks & Dunn
She Bangs - Ricky Martin
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
Super Freak - Rick James
That Girl - Stevie Wonder
This One's For The Girls - Martina McBride
Whipped Cream (Theme From "Dating Game") - Herb Alpert
Wishin' & Hopin' - Ani DiFranco

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