Janet Laughead BHHS Commonwealth Wellesley MA


The quest for the perfect DJ for your wedding ceremony can be a daunting process. Many brides and grooms have not hired a DJ before. This lack of experience makes them guilty of mistakes when it comes to hiring a DJ. If you want to have a successful event without any problems with your DJ, here are some pitfalls to avoid:

1. Thinking that DJ is all about playing Music. For many couples, it is after the wedding that they realize just how vital a DJ is to a wedding ceremony. The DJ is the Ringmaster for the whole event, even with the wedding coordinator. With a professional DJ, you have smooth organization and flow of your big day. All you are doing is enjoying your day and not worrying about anything going off!

2. Hiring a part-time or an Amateur DJ. Don't because of sweet deals and offers put your most important day in the hand of an amateur. Don't be tempted to hire a friend who just started a career as a DJ or the one that is deejaying as a hobby. Such a choice is setting the stage for disaster as there is a big chance an unqualified DJ could ruin your reception. Let the pros do their job.

3. Cutting Out Entertainment to Save Money. Once you cut the wedding cake, activities last just about 10 minutes, the food catering for nearly an hour or so. Even with this, many couples prefer to spend huge money on these than entertainment – the part that keeps your day going till it ends. The Deejay sets the tone for other essential things like the couple's dance, parents dance, and the after-party entertainment. It is worth the investment.

4. Not Asking for the DJ for Liability Insurance. Most professional DJs have liability insurance to cover events in case of any injuries on the dance floor and other service failures. Be sure to request a printed copy of the coverage.

5. Not having a Plan B for Your DJ. There are a lot of things that can happen that neither you nor the DJ has any control over. With this in mind, it is a good idea to be prepared for anything, including your DJ failing to show up. This plan doesn't require you to know the working principles of all DJ equipment. However, be sure to request for backup equipment on standby. Equipment failure could ruin a terrific party.

Check your local vendors' directory for capable DJs in your area to ensure a successful and fun-filled wedding ceremony.


Home is where the heart is and we all want to make sure the heart of our home, our family, is healthy and happy. Creating a home that sets your family up for success towards becoming a healthier, and therefore happier family can lead to happy memories you can cherish forever. Keep reading for tips and habits you can enforce and lead by example in your home to encourage your family to make healthy choices both mentally and physically. Practice gratitude. At the end of each day, perhaps even around the dinner table review your family's favorite moments of the day and what they are grateful for. Creating space for these moments is akin to writing out gratitude lists which have been scientifically proven to help increase happiness. This habit also has the added benefit of bringing your family closer together . Spend time together at home. Whether it’s a weekly game night where your family gathers around the kitchen table to play board games, huddles up in the living room to play some video games or spend the day playing a game of ball in the backyard. Taking time to enjoy each other at home base creates happy memories and helps your family become more tight knit. Create zones in your house. Set up zones for activities such as tech only, homework, play, solo time and even family time to help encourage focus on the activity at hand while maintaining balance. By creating specific zones you help hardwire your family’s brains to focus on the activity at hand and allow a way for other members of the family to respect that person’s time while they are engaging in an activity. Healthy Choices. Set out bowls of fruits, pre-cut veggies to snack on and keep a jug of cold water on hand to guide your family towards healthy choices on their own. This works especially well with younger children so that you can allow them to make their own food choices at snack time and ensure you are making it easier for them to reach for the good stuff. Encourage physical activity. If you child is interested in an afterschool sport, practice being enthusiastic and supportive of their new interest. Spend time practicing with them in the backyard and volunteer to host their friends over for a group practice in the backyard. If your partner is interested in joining the gym or an adult league, leave room in your family’s schedule for them to easily stick to and enjoy their new commitment. Make relaxation easy for your family. Consider what each member of your family’s go-to technique to relax is and set up ways for them to easily do so. If your children love to draw or paint set up an art station they can easily access at their discretion. If your partner enjoys curling up with a good book and some hot tea arrange a bookcase with their favorite titles within reach and keep tea making supplies at the forefront of your cabinet. Get outside. Sometimes it's important to get out of the house too. A few times a month schedule times for family trips to get outside and visit nearby trails. Whether you walk, hike or ride bikes as a family getting outdoors to enjoy fresh air and be active will improve your family’s health and guarantee some quality time together. We all want health and happiness for the ones we love. You can help promote healthy habits that lead to increased happiness for your family with a little preparation and guiding by example. Working with, playing with, and supporting each other along the way will guarantee a healthier, more tight knit family with loads of memories to cherish for years to come.



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