Your Wedding Day

Planning for the big day!

Let’s face it, people are busy! Many of my clients are not able to meet me face to face easily. With that in mind, I supply all of my clients with a full suite of online planning tools to help us stay on top of the details together in real time. We can plan your wedding through video chat meetings, phone calls, or meeting face to face. I’m available to help you through the planning of your wedding at your convenience.

Speaking of planning ahead, my services typically include unlimited performance time on your wedding day! If you don’t want the party to end, I won’t let it!

Your Wedding Ceremony

Since yours is the only wedding I’ll be performing on your wedding day, I’ll be fully available to you throughout the day. I normally arrive about 2 hours before the ceremony to ensure that everything is set up & ready before your first guest arrives. I provide a full sound system for your ceremony, including 2 lavaliere microphones (one on your officiant, and one on the groom), 2 handheld microphones (for any readings or speeches during the ceremony), & audio support so that your guests can hear every word of your ceremony clearly.

Your Grand Entrance

At your wedding, will your guests really know your wedding party, who they are, and why you chose each one of them? A Personalized Grand Entrance will answer these questions, and help your guests get to know your wedding party in a fun and creative way. Whether you want something simple, or something more complex and entertaining, I can help!

Here’s an example of a Personalized Grand Entrance from a recent wedding:

First Dance

You’ve been dreaming of your first dance all of your life. It’s such a romantic and sweet moment shared between you and your fiance.  What if we could take that moment and elevate it to something truly unforgettable?  That’s where your Love Story comes in.

When you share your Love Story in your very own words, that moment becomes personal.  The meaning of the song and the lyrics are elevated. Everything you have felt and shared to get you to this moment become all about you.

Here’s an example of a Love Story Voice Over created for a recent wedding couple:

Dancing

You’ll have complete control of the music played on your wedding day. You will be able to create “Love It”, & “Like It” lists with songs you want to dance to. There’s even a “Hate It” list for songs you don’t want to hear. We’ll spend a good amount of time together customizing your lists so your songs are played at the right time.

Ultimately, the goal is to make sure your guests feel included, and everyone has a great time!

Enhancements

Uplighting

Monograms

What will your guests say after leaving your reception?

  • “We were in search for a Master of Ceremonies for our November wedding when we came across Mike Obara’s webpage. We were quite impressed with both his client testimonials and robust resume for entertainment options. From there we decided to schedule an appointment to meet and discuss package options.

    The day of our appointment we were not only impressed by his accommodation to meet us in our own home, but his preparedness and Power Point presentation convinced us that Mike Obara was  who we needed to make our wedding day as special as it turned out to be. Mike also gave us access to a personal webpage which we used to detail ceremony flow and musical preferences (among many other details), something that was not offered to us by anyone else we interviewed. Throughout the entire planning process, Mike gave us e-mail and telephone support on issues both big and small.

    On the day of the wedding Mike greeted us with a smile and a level of confidence that was matched only by the wedding planner herself. He was able to coordinate the setup of his own equipment and his photo booth vendor in a very prompt fashion assuring us the day would go off without a hitch (which it did!). From the cocktail hour to Mike’s fun and unique Newly-Wed game all the way through the last dance, Mike kept everyone entertained and delivered on his promise to make that day the most special day of our lives.

    As our guests we departing, we received many compliments about how our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they’d attended in a long time. We knew that everyone had such a great time because of Mike’s creativity and his love for what he does.

    Based on our experience we give our whole hearted endorsement for Mike Obara to be a part The Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild. Please feel free to contact us using the telephone numbers below if you wish to further discuss Mike’s professionalism dedication to his customers.”

    Trisha & Jeff Dursa
    Harrington Farm, Princeton, MA
  • “I was married on April 12th of 2014 and as you can imagine, it was the best day of my life and it’s not a stretch to say that Mike Obara was a big help in making it so. I knew that when we were hiring a DJ for the wedding, he would be a large part of setting the tone of the day and Mike delivered in spades.

    From our first conversation to the big day, Mike was very open and understanding about the particular requests that we had about the wedding. Mike even came to our home one evening to have a consultation with us when our schedules wouldn’t allow us to meet at his office. Mike was a wizard for finding any and every song we asked for, regardless of how obscure it may be. I mean, not every couple wants to cut their cake to The Legend of Zelda theme but somehow Mike made it happen. Mike also was very helpful and professional when we had a last minute change of venue for the ceremony, moving from inside to outside and not batting an eye.

    Mike’s professionalism was one of my major selling points. in our first conversation, I laid out my particular likes and dislikes including my “Do Not Play” list and Mike made it happen. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Mike and his services. He helped take a crazy Rainbow/Disney/Video Game wedding idea and gave it just the right tone for the entire night.”

    Ashley & Stephen Wichlac
    Radisson Hotel, Warwick, RI
  • “Mike’s performance at my wedding exceeded mine and my husbands’ expectations. The entire evening was completely personalized to us through several planning sessions and a comprehensive online portal. Mike spent several sessions, both in person and over the phone, getting to know us as a couple, to ensure the entertainment was a reflection of us. I was not a traditional bride, and requested more modern, acoustic music played for my ceremony. Mike immediately played several clips for us that was exactly what I was thinking. For my reception, I wanted a good mix of music that everyone could enjoy, from the music of my parent’s generation, to the 90’s hits that I grew up with. Mike had everyone dancing and singing on the dance floor right after dinner with excellent insight for timing of the bouquet toss, anniversary dance, etc. After the wedding, many of my guests came up to me to say what a great time they had, and that was certainly due in part to Mike’s services.

    Mike also came to visit our venue with us a few times prior to the wedding. It was held at an old estate, and not being designed for weddings, required some creativity to ensure guests could all see and hear what was going on. Mike suggested several set-ups, and worked with us to pick the one that we liked most. Even though we had guests spread out in the house, everyone could hear toasts and speeches clearly. Mike was also vital in the flow of the evening, ensuring that the festivities were not rushed, but timed well for the night.

    It is with pleasure that I fully recommend Mike Obara.”

    Dana & Alec Raberov
    Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA
  • “To the Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild:

    I am writing this letter in support of DJ Mike Obara to be accepted as a member of your prestigious guild. Mike was the DJ at our daughter’s wedding this past June which was held at our home. Mike was the last of 4 DJ’s we interviewed and we knew right away he would be the right match. From the beginning, he was professional, responsive and reliable. He was available to us throughout the year of wedding planning and made the process of planning entertainment for the wedding easy and thorough. He listened to my daughter and her fiancé truly “getting” the kind of wedding they wanted. He provided advice by sharing his wealth of experience but not being pushy about what they should or shouldn’t do in terms of music and scheduling. He is up to date with technology which enhanced an interactive relationship as the planning evolved. The kids were able to choose the genre, music they wanted played, didn’t want played, and Mike had just the right sense which he shared of how the event should flow and it did, perfectly. They asked for him to guide us through the day while remaining a quiet presence. His timing was impeccable and his advice proved to make our wedding a thoroughly enjoyable day and evening which I do believe he enjoyed as much as we did. His sensitivity to us and our guests was reflected in his attentiveness to how the evening unfolded, and his flexibility. Here is one example. For reasons beyond our control, the ceremony started late, because the transportation to the wedding for some of the guests was delayed.

    It happened that the day of the wedding was also a major milestone for us, my daughter’s in-laws and my parents, all of us sharing milestone anniversaries. Mike had suggested earlier in the year that we each dance to the song we had danced to at each of our weddings. But the night was getting late and Mike suggested that these anniversary dances might prove to make the guests feel like the night was dragging on. We listened and how right he was. The guests were anxious to participate and dance themselves and dance they did. I hope that you consider accepting Mike into your guild. We could not have been happier with our choice of using Mike. He will be an asset to your organization.”

     

    Kathy Pulda
    Private Garden Wedding in Worcester, MA
  • “I had started planning my daughter’s wedding literally two years ago. I felt that I had covered all my bases feeling confident with the choices I had made for the catering, photography, and music. As the wedding approached, I had contacted all of my contracted assistance only to find out that my disc jockey had pretty much fallen off the face of the earth. He had moved from his residence, disconnected his personal and company phone and left his office. Of course , I was in a panic and sat up most of the evening, reaching out to random disc jockeys who may be able to step in and save my daughter’s big day.

    To my surprise, one of the disc jockeys who reached out to me almost immediately with a strong sense of professionalism and calmness was Mike Obara. He was obviously booked up with many events but oddly enough had my daughter’s date available. He was incredibly accommodating and met me at the venue the following day. He didn’t take advantage of me, knowing I was in desperate need of good music in five weeks, instead he worked very effectively, offering great advise and explaining how his equipment would work best with the high garden ceilings of the venue, Tower Hill Botanic Garden. He was professional and personable. He put me and my husband at ease right away. He was only to happy to help. For the next five weeks, we had met to go over song choice and bounce ideas off one another. He had a very professional studio office and he assured me that he would respond to any questions I had a long the way. He certainly did that. I reached out many times with questions and song lists, Mike responded every time with very quickly with guidance.

    The big day came and Mike was of course, his professional self all set up , knowing exactly how to place his equipment and speakers giving the reception a perfect sound effect, which isn’t easy to do in a huge glass garden house. It was absolutely perfect! He presented himself with such professionalism and charm. He was very approachable for anyone to speak with him throughout the evening. Our guests were very impressed and never left the dance floor! We were in very good hands. I took special notice of the songs he played while we were eating, so perfect and all that we had gone over. Not to loud through dinner, which was fabulous as people were chatting and getting to know each other.

    I am actually thrilled that my original disc jockey disappeared because Mike made the difference for us on our special day! I will highly recommend him to all!”

    Kathy Leal
    Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
  • “Mike was not my original DJ. The first DJ came as part of a catering package at a discounted rate. (That should have been my first warning sign, but having never hired a DJ, I just didn’t know any better!) My fiancée and I have very specific taste in music, and knew exactly what we wanted played at our wedding. This DJ had other plans, going as far as to say that the wedding would be a total disaster if he were to play the songs I had selected! He even suggested that as he was the “professional” and did this for a living, he had a better idea what would work that I did. I’m so glad he had the utter nerve to suggest this, otherwise I would never have fired him and found DJ Mike!!

    After realizing that this DJ would have been a total disaster and destroyed the vibe of my wedding, I took to the internet in hopes of finding a DJ less than 3 weeks before the wedding! I googled different keyword combinations such as “DJ personalized” and came across Mike Obara’s website. I gave him a call and told him about my situation. After speaking with Mike and describing my experience, I felt very comfortable with him. He asked poignant and specific questions regarding my taste in music, as well as my fiancés. I had a playlist that I wanted to share with Mike. Rather than suggest that if he hadn’t heard of the songs on the list, they shouldn’t be played at the wedding as the original DJ had; Mike took the time to find every single song on the list! He was very easy to communicate with, and made the whole situation seem stress free!

    Flash forward to the day of the event. Because Mike was so receptive and communicative regarding my concerns, the entire playlist consisted of music selected by myself and my fiancé! It was entirely personalized. Not only that, but Mike seemed to have an innate sense of what song to play at exactly what moment, and my wedding seemed like an intimate, personalized dance party! He kept the flow of the wedding moving, and the guests on the dance floor.

    Considering the direction my wedding could have gone in had I gone with my original DJ, I could not be happier that I was lucky enough to find Mike on the internet, and that he was actually available on the day of my event! Music is important to me, and Mike understood that. He worked with me He was available at every turn to answer questions or make suggestions. My wedding guests still mention what a good time they had, and the music is often mentioned! I consider myself extremely lucky to have found DJ Mike in time for my wedding.”

    Erin O’Neill Murray
    Endicott Estate, Dedham, MA
  • “My name is Chris Acone, and I write to unhesitatingly provide a letter of recommendation for Mike Obara. My wife Dana and I were married in June, and chose Mike after a lengthy search for the perfect wedding DJ. We were looking for someone who had a wide musical knowledge and who would really take the time to get to know us, our tastes and the unique needs of our ceremony. Mike stood out from the crowd in all of these ways.

    The searchable database of thousands of songs Mike had available, as well as his willingness to purchase additional music if necessary, let us find everything that we were looking for. We were also impressed by the time Mike put in to ask us questions about the type of ceremony and reception we were looking for. Mike got to know our musical tastes, the types of people who were attending, and what sort of a mood we were looking for during every part of the evening. From pre-ceremony music to songs during the cocktail hour and finally the reception itself, everything was just as we had hoped, matching the mood and style that we had communicated to Mike.

    Mike also delivered high-quality audio, making sure that our guests could hear our vows, the officiant’s remarks, and all of the speeches during the reception. Despite the wedding being outside and Mike juggling the wireless microphones my wife and I were wearing as well as two handheld microphones, there was no feedback noise to be heard. He really took the time to make sure that everything was set up properly.

    After all of the work Mike had put in beforehand, I can’t say we were surprised by how professional he was on the day of the event, but it certainly helped our wedding to run much more smoothly.

    My wife and I would absolutely recommend Mike to any of our friends and family who are in need of his
    services, and feel that he deserves to be recognized for his professional achievement.”

    Dana and Chris Acone
    Private Garden Wedding in Worcester, MA
  • “I have known Mike since March 2014 and I can attest to his commitment to delivering high quality wedding services, including comprehensive personalization, creative involvement, event direction, talented spokesperson, music programming, appropriate presentation and quality amplification. Mike made our wedding day an unbelievable experience and it is my honor to recommend him.

    During and after our wedding, a number of friends and family members told me that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Because of Mike’s commitment and extensive involvement, I must credit him with developing such an amazing experience. Mike found a way to lead us in the right direction by providing a variety o f creative examples and suggestions, while still allowing us to customize every aspect of the night from the ceremony all the way through the last dance.

    Throughout the event, Mike provided direction when we needed it and made everything feel natural, despite the fact that my wife and I were completely disorganized. We relied heavily on Mike’s professional experience to guide us through the night and he rose to the occasion. When my wife first told me we were going to meet “the DJ”, I thought he was just going to play music. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought we were meeting a DJ, planner, organizer, director, comedian, and creative genius all in one.”

    Kim & Eric Laux
    Point Breeze, Webster, MA
  • “I have worked with Mike Obara at several weddings. He is the first DJ I go to when a couple needs one. He has always been professional and gone above and beyond for his clients to make their wedding a memorable experience. When I work with him he always returns phone calls / emails in a timely manner. He has always kept the lines of communication open. My clients really like that his client forms are online and they can edit their playlists when it’s convenient for them.

    We worked together for a wedding in October. From the first meeting he made sure the bride and groom knew what to expect. Everyone was always on the same page. He went over how to navigate his online client forms in detail. The bride and groom wanted to play a couple games and he was great at explaining the games and how they worked. During the wedding , the bride and groom changed some details and he was amazing at working with last minute changes. He took the time to make sure each song played was special to the couple. The selection of music that night kept the dance floor packed. The bride, groom, and their guests had such a great time.

    When I got married in March there was no question in regards to who I would hire. My guests still compliment me on the music. He treated me like any client. Even though I knew the basics of what to expect he still took more time than I expected explaining everything to me. He even made sure I really understood how to navigate his website. From a client’s prospective I would hire him for another event.”

    Leanna & Jason Lewis
    Publick House, Sturbridge, MA
  • “We could have not hired a better DJ for our wedding, you were great Mike! The online planner that was provided really helped us become very organized. We loved being able to request certain songs with the Love it, Like it, and Hate it lists, too! The quality of music was great and it appealed to every age group at our wedding. Our guests were dancing throughout the whole reception! Mike had so much to offer that I guarantee no other dj would be able to provide! Thanks again!”

    Brianna & Chris Paull
    Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton, Ma
  • “This letter is to serve as a reference for the exemplar service provided by DJ Mike Obara, to my wife and I at our recent wedding. In a very large market of talented DJ’s, Mike stood out to my fiancé and I with his appropriate presentation and charismatic approach. We came into the wedding planning process with very high expectations and at times some demanding and challenging requests, however his professionalism and candor never altered. It’s only been a week since our wedding and it seems as
    though everyday a different person reaches out to us inquiring about and praising Mike Obara’s services.

    My fiancé and I relied heavily on Mike from start to finish at our wedding, more so than our event coordinator. It’s something about Mike’s attitude and personality that lets you know he will handle the event direction as well as any situation throughout the night that may arise. Whenever my wife asked me about whether or not we had to make our rounds to family members, or when it was we were doing the cake cutting, it was Mike we turned to for guidance. At one point in the evening when the women were set to do the tossing of the bouquet, it was actually my 8 year old niece who caught the flowers! In an instant, Mike’s quick thinking and creative involvement took over as he rushed over to her. He told her that she did a great job catching it and that he had a very important job for her now, to the re-throw the bouquet. She took “job” happily and with confidence due to Mike’s encouragement and friendly
    personality.

    Our wedding couldn’t have gone better and I have no doubts it is in thanks largely to Mike and his talents as a DJ and person to person skills. He is a talented spokesman for his line of work and it is with absolute certainty we can say Mike will continue to make newlyweds happier than ever.”

    Tiffany & Dean Baggs
    The Villa, East Bridgewater, MA

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