Jack Duran is manager of Whatcom Sound, a Bellingham business that provides music and video services for weddings and other events.
We also discuss different music lists for our clients. We break it down to the formal dances, such as the first dance as husband and wife, father and daughter, mother and son, and any other specialty dances they might want. We ask for the exact versions and artists, too. Sometimes there are multiple versions of the same song by the same artist. We also discuss the music for their ceremony, if that is necessary.
Having the correct gear is important as well. We understand everyone has a budget and we work with people on what they need, what they are looking for and what they can spend.
When people want to sing, that can also be “special.” Some people have great voices. We have had some professional recording artists singing at weddings and receptions and they have been outstanding. Then there are other people who try their best, let’s leave it at that. People have done skits and choreographed dances, too. We will assist in any way we can with just about anything.
I did a wedding a few years ago and the groom and I had something special planned for his bride. I started off playing what she thought was their planned song, when from out of their guests a men’s choral group stood up and started walking to the floor singing. I had the groom miked up and he started singing the lead vocal. She had no idea this was his special gift to her, and just about everybody had tears flowing down their cheeks. I love romance!