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Effective Immediately:  DJ Donny Holmes will no longer be accepting new business. Any outstanding current contracts will be fulfilled, which are the weddings that have already been booked for 2017.  I would like to thank you all for 23 years of DJ/MC business in North Georgia and the Tennessee Valley.  I have had a blast entertaining you and your families, and bringing a little extra fun and joy to your event.  I am a little sad to close this chapter of my life, but I look forward to what God has next.  If you are looking for a DJ for your wedding, I will be glad to refer you to a few other professionals that I know who will do a great job for you.  Thanks again, Donny

The Wedding Reception

Congratulations on your recent engagement! Since you are here visiting this website more than likely you have begun planning your dream wedding and looking for reception entertainment. 

Entertainment is one of the most important aspects of any great wedding reception.  Get the wrong DJ and could be worse than watching your wedding cake fall!  I have been in the Mobile DJ entertainment business since 1994 specializing in wedding receptions so quality and experience is what you will receive.

I want this time to be special and memorable to you and your family.  To do that I will keep things running smooth and keep the guests entertained.  I also coordinate all of the events of the evening with the reception venue host, caterers and video/photographer to better control the overall flow of the reception and keep them informed as to what is happening next.   I personally make the announcements needed and make my own introductions of the wedding party.  I have two wireless microphones so those who want to make special toasts or prayers may do so from any location in the venue area. Your plans become my #1 priority in creating the storybook reception of your dreams!  


Making the Right Decision

You want everything to be perfect.  Choosing the disc jockey to provide music for your ceremony and or reception is one of the most important decisions you'll make to insure the success of your special day. There are dozens of Georgia wedding DJ's. You should entrust your music only to an experienced wedding DJ whose top priority is your complete satisfaction, and when the "big day" finally arrives, you'll have peace-of-mind knowing that Donny Holmes will personally serve as your DJ and MC, unlike some entertainment agencies who will sub-contract your most important day to someone you've never met!  I have the expertise, resources and commitment to assist you in creating the perfect musical soundtrack for the events of your wedding day

Planning & Preparation

  The Bride & Groom traditionally select their music for the significant events of the wedding reception The songs you choose will become lifetime memories, so select music and lyrics that best express your emotions, taste and style.  In addition to your first dance song you will choose music for the dances with your parents, the cake cutting and the bouquet and garter toss.

My performance, however, is only as good as my planning and preparation. At a pre-event planning session, I will listen to your wishes and requests and then suggest music options and the optimum sequencing of events. We will review my custom Reception Planner which presents the various reception options. With your input, I will create a reception timeline of events which will be shared with your catering director and photographer. I will ask for your "must play" and "do not play" genres, songs and dances and then create a customized playlist which may be adjusted as the reception unfolds to maximize your guests' involvement.

 Pronunciation of names in your wedding party will be clarified and then coupled with a high-energy backing track to produce a dynamic Grand Entrance. The style of my presentation will be both formal and fun. And hours before your guests arrive, high-end audio equipment and lighting will be setup and tested with backup equipment in place to insure a flawless performance.


No matter how you refer to me, as your professional wedding DJ I have two significant  responsibilities: hosting the events of your reception and programming the music to complement these events. Hosting involves monitoring the pace and flow of your reception events while serving as your official Master of Ceremonies, representing you and your family to all of your invited guests.

Programming music is much different than just playing music. At a typical reception, there is time to play just 50 or 60 songs. The best wedding DJ's know exactly what to play and when to play it. Years of experience at hundreds of weddings will enable me to select just the right song at any given moment to complement each phase of your reception while, at the same time, being responsive to your music preferences. For example, dinner music just before dancing will have more rhythm and energy than music at the start of dinner in order to motivate guests for the dancing that will soon follow.

The Wedding Reception Package

The wedding package includes my exclusive Planning Packet to guide you through every phase of your reception. High-end sound equipment will be customized to your venue and a music collection spanning decades insures a variety of music. Intelligent lighting effects will entice your guests to the dance floor and Master of Ceremonies duties will be skillfully handled so that your reception events flow smoothly. Music and wireless microphones will be provided for your onsite ceremony, if needed. And all services are always performed personally by Donny Holmes with no fill ins or sub contractors

After you decide to choose my services for your reception entertainment, I will send you my "Wedding Reception Package".  This package includes a Wedding Reception Planner which is a itinerary to help organize the Reception.  It also includes the "Reception Entertainment Agreement".  All of this information is filled out by you and brought with you to our first meeting where we can go over in detail what you desire for the reception.    A small deposit is also required to reserve your date, this deposit will be collected upon our first meeting.  This is YOUR wedding day so together we will customize your reception from the music to the lighting and plan the special day that you desire.

What is a "Wedding DJ"?

Not everyone seems to understand exactly what a professional wedding DJ actually does. Recently I received a call from a bride looking to hire a DJ for her wedding. She said that she and her fiancé had already chosen all of the music for their reception. They even burned all of their songs on CD's. All they would need me to do was play them in the order they were recorded. The groom also mentioned that he wanted his uncle to introduce the wedding party. I politely indicated to them that they really didn't need the services of a professional wedding DJ. Instead, they should just rent some equipment and get a friend to press the play button. Incidentally, they were planning to spend three times their DJ budget on chair covers!

This bride meant well. She was doing everything she could to insure that her wedding reception would be a success. However, her call indicated two things to me: first, she had no concept of what a professional wedding DJ really does and second, she believed she could not trust a DJ to deliver what she wanted without micro-managing his performance.

In this age of digital music and instant downloads, everyone seems to be walking around with 2,000 songs in their pocket. Some of these people are even calling themselves wedding DJs, blissfully unaware that there's a lot more to being a professional wedding DJ than just showing up with a few thousand songs on an iPod or iPhone. In fact, the term "Wedding DJ" has taken on such negative connotations, that experienced wedding DJ's are now attempting to distance themselves from the up-starts and amateurs by calling themselves Event Coordinators or Entertainment Directors.


I hope this web page has helped paint a picture of what I offer in my services to you as a professional disc jockey. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or need a further explanation of something you read on this page. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and your fiance to create that memorable wedding day!


Contact Numbers

706.624.0427 - Home Office

706.483.0502 - Cell Phone

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