During quarantine I have been spending more time connecting with some of my favorite wedding vendor colleagues around western North Carolina and last week I had the honor of virtually sitting down with Karl from Mohr Fun Events. He is a ton of fun to work with, does an excellent job emceeing an event, and truly takes care of his couples and their family and friends!
I took the liberty of asking Karl 5 questions about what makes him tick as a DJ and gathered his thoughts about a few common questions I hear from couples. He did such a wonderful job with the questions that I am going to leave his answers just as he said them!
Eating is actually the farthest thing from my mind on event day. As long as a giant jug of water is somewhere within reach, I’ve got what I need to keep me on my feet. I usually have bananas and coffee as I am driving to my gigs, and the combination keeps me energized for hours.
My favorite part of the wedding day is the introduction sequence. First of all, leading up to the sequence I get to lineup the wedding party and meet all the VIPs— and usually this is the first chance I get to talk to the bride and groom after they’re married. Secondly, I get to ignite the crowd using the microphone as we make the newlyweds feel like the center of the universe for a long moment. I love the energy; the smiles that the newlyweds are wearing as they walk in are what I remember from every wedding I have performed.
I don’t think people understand how seriously we take the wedding ceremonies. It takes a TON of work and expertise to manage the music timings and control all the microphones for a flawless execution. We do this every time and no one notices— because they’re not supposed to! We apply all possible grace so that the focus is right where it should be: on the bride and groom.
This might sound like a predictable answer, but I would want them to know how important it is to find a great DJ. I wish they could see and hear the regrets of those that brought on a team based solely on price or “let a family friend do it for free...” I would suggest that they ask about others’ experiences and even ask other vendors about entertainers that stood out as professionals.
I think both DJs and bands have their advantages. I feel like a DJ that is also a great emcee provides a more seamless experience in general, but a band can bring a level of energy that I can only wish to be able to provide. Nonetheless, the most common complaint that I overhear about bands is that they don’t fill in to help with portions of the event that they weren’t contracted for. I think when people book a band they think feel like they have their entertainment covered. However, in many cases they would be missing their Master of Ceremonies! Some bands might fill this role but it’s not safe to assume that they are willing or able to do so. I always recommend asking this before booking.
I loved getting to know Karl at Mohr Fun Events a bit more and highly recommend that you call him for your next event! I cannot wait to work with him again!