Why I Love Weddings:
I love weddings because of the enormity of the day that it has on the couple’s life. The couple has worked so hard to prepare for this day, and I love seeing it unfold. Every detail is taken into consideration and everyone has a special dream. As an entertainer, I absolutely love knowing that the memories created at the wedding reception will last forever and that I played a big part of that day.
A Little Bit About Myself:
Born in Milltown, NJ, I currently reside at the Jersey Shore with my family. Ever since moving here, I have loved the beach, the bay, and everything in between (mostly LBI). After graduating high school, I enlisted in the NJ Air National Guard as a Public Health Tech, where I worked mostly in Preventive Medicine and Medical Intelligence for deploying Airmen.
This position led me to Stockton College. During my junior year, I made the decision to finish out my Public Health degree and go full-time into the wedding business. Since then, I have built Enchanted Celebrations from a single DJ operation (me) to now one of the largest multi-service wedding companies in NJ & PA!
How I Handle Music Requests:
As an entertainer, I always make sure to speak to the couple to see what their overall goals are for the reception. If they “just want their guests to dance,” I will start by playing the requested songs. Then, if it gets people up and dancing, I will stick to the list. However, if their requests are not working, I will change things up and play music to get everyone out on the floor! Every now and then, I do get clients that only want their list played with no exceptions. If that is the case, just let me know and I will play it song by song.
How I Get Guests Up And Dancing:
A good MC/DJ will be able to read the crowd and also use different crowd interaction techniques to get guests up and dancing. What I will never do is pull people up out of their seats! I get it, some people don’t like to dance and that’s perfectly fine with me. Having entertained at hundreds of weddings, I can confidently say that getting your dance floor packed will be no problem at all; it’s what I do (and love doing!).
Besides entertaining at weddings, I thoroughly enjoy being the owner/operator of Enchanted Celebrations and our other brands. It took a lot of time and effort to put together a great team, but it was worth the wait! Every day I go into work is a new adventure and a new day to help couples live out their dream wedding day. When I am not in the office, I enjoy reading and spending time with my beautiful wife Nicole, daughters Kenna and Waverly, and my miniature dachshunds Lulu and Stretch!
Alex’s availability is extremely limited! He books out 16-24 months in advance. To request Alex as your wedding DJ please call 888.268.7420 ext. 701 now!
*This entertainer is only available for the Celebration Deluxe package.