Recently And We Danced DJ Entertainment was put to the test at a wedding reception during the garter toss. The groom was planning to pull some gag items out of the bride’s gown while the he was pulling off her garter, but nothing ever goes as planned!
The bride requested excerpts from three songs to use during this time. We had to think on our feet and banter with the bride and groom to entertain the crowd during this process. While our DJ was playing these suggestive songs, our MC worked the crowd, bride and groom promoting the suggestive nature of the songs. The crowd enjoyed what was happening and was laughing along. We then played the third song, and things began to drastically change.
The bride and groom picked the third song, Pony by Ginuwine, to do their garter removal. If you know the song, you can almost guess at what happened next. The very conservative crowd became very quiet and uncomfortable listening to the suggestive lyrics, and the raciness of the groom removing the garter. There were no gag items being removed from the bride’s gown. Instead, the groom began to grind to the music! Our MC saw that the crowd was becoming uncomfortable and to relax them began to crack some jokes. It was only 8pm, so references were made to it being the G-rated hour of the night getting close to the PG-rated hour! The crowd started to relax and laugh. Finally, the garter was off, and we were ready to toss the garter. Whew!
Brides-to-be and grooms-to-be, please remember that it is your big day, but people can become uncomfortable if you push the envelope. And We Danced DJ Entertainment is deft at bailing you out if need be!
We had so many people pat us on the back and thank us for doing such a great job afterward. Wedding MCs need to think on their feet, and we proved ourselves that night.
Sometimes the Garter can be so Elusive and Complicated!