- Virginia Wedding Blog
At Planet DJ Productions, we’re proud of the many cultures and backgrounds that make up the DJ, musicians, and entertainers on our team. Our differences are what help us deliver a truly unique experience for our clients.
That’s why we’re so honored when we get the chance to celebrate the coming together of not only two lives – but two cultures – in what’s become known as fusion weddings.
A fusion wedding is when you combine widely differing ethnic or regional cultures, styles, techniques and ingredients. This melding of many backgrounds can often result in the most memorable time of your life; however, it can be challenging to pull it off successfully.
Consider this: when you have two distinct cultures to factor in, you have to make sure you honor and recognize both cultures (and families) equally, while still holding onto the most important element of the day: the bride and groom.
Many wedding entertainers and planners simply don’t have the experience nor skill to pull off a complex event such as this.
But we do.
Because of our diverse cultural backgrounds, the Planet DJ team understands the importance of honoring families and traditions. But, with our experience as D.C.’s most treasured event entertainers, we also know what it takes to make a wedding a resounding success.
We combine these elements to produce a personal, culturally rich day that leaves everyone in attendance feeling like they’ve just witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
As Washington D.C.’s leader in fusion wedding entertainment, we’ve been able to perfect the process of what it takes to successfully honor and celebrate two cultures in one setting.
It just so happens that music is a vital component of most cultures, and a fun way to recognize unique traditions. That’s why it’s absolutely vital that one of the first steps you should take when planning your fusion wedding is to find a reliable DJ (or entertainment organizer) with clear experience hosting these unique celebrations.
When you finally do settle on a wedding DJ, we encourage you to be honest about the complexities of joining two cultures under one roof. We suggest that you and your partner come up with two distinct lists that include all of the elements of your cultures you’d like to see featured during your wedding, beyond just the music. Examples could be:
* Types of food
* Certain colors
* Specific types of music, or even specific songs
* Traditional wedding elements unique to your culture
* Types of wardrobes
* And much more
You don’t have to overthink this part. Simply come up with a list of ideas (ask your families for advice!). Your DJ or wedding party planner will help you turn those ideas into a viable wedding celebration.
We’d also encourage you to talk to your DJ about the benefits of an MC or party motivator. While wedding DJs can be both music manager and entertainer, fusion weddings require a bit more focus and attention to ensure everyone’s included and having a good time.
An MC or party motivator is focused on walking through the crowd and engaging with guests in a way that a DJ simply cannot do. This MC/party motivator will work in tandem with your DJ. For example, guests might offer up song ideas to the MC, who can then bring those requests to the DJ.
No matter the type of wedding, witnessing the merger of two lives is something we’ll never take for granted. But there’s something particularly personal and special to us about taking part in fusion weddings that we struggle to put into words.
It’s simply breathtaking and emotional to watch two cultures find their footing as one united family. We strive to help make this merger one you’ll remember for the rest of your lives, and we’d be blessed and honored to be a part of your special day.
Contact us today to learn more about our fusion wedding entertainment and planning.