Master of Ceremonies & DJ Services Specializing In...
Santiago A. Naranjo
Master of Ceremonies / Owner
- Same-sex Wedding Celebrations
- The Discerning Bride or Groom
- The Young Professional Couple
- Engaged Couples 30+ Years Old
- Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversaries
- Celebrations For The LGBTQ Community
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Master of Ceremonies
* Help prepare for your wedding day by planning your reception and discussing options
* Oversees & preside over the Cake Cutting Ceremony, Formal Toasts, First Dance, Grand Entrance, and the Bouquet Toss
Provides assistance to your guests & vendors
Handles announcements to your audience if necessary
* Help conduct wedding rehearsal
* Assist drafting your vows if needed
* Create personal ceremony, whether religious, secular, traditional, or contemporary
* Assist with Marriage License
* Preside over wedding ceremony
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Weddings by Santiago
Former Client Reviews & Testimonials
We met Santiago at a wedding exposition about a year before the time frame for our ceremony. From the beginning we established a rapport which really helped everything go very smoothly. Through all steps of the planning, he offered a lot of his time in so many ways to help us understand the entire process. He took us to see venues, met with us on multiple occasions, and provided an online forum for meetings that would allow us to view documents and see his notes while we were speaking with him. Santiago's level of professionalism is superb and a welcoming character which made it so easy for us. We hope to continue to maintain this relationship as he was such an important part to the success of our wedding day. I would highly recommend him for his professionalism, ease of character and judgment, willingness to be flexible, and overall positive personality. Santiago and his team are amazing! ...
Santiago and his staff did an extremely thorough job. They were very meticulous and went over all of the details for our wedding day (some of which you probably haven't thought about). Santiago has a great personality to work with that made us feel comfortable each step of the way. There wasn't a moment throughout the wedding process when I doubted his abilities. Despite this, he still exceeded our expectations during the rehearsal, and definitely pulled us through on our wedding day with his guidance, choice of music, jokes, and assistance. He meshed incredibly well with our families and friends and ensured they had a great time. He is one of the most organized people I have ever met: definitely someone I would recommend and have already started to refer to others. He was a perfect fit for us!
Wow! Santiago and his crew did such and incredible job! He handled our day with care and thoughtfulness — coming up with ideas to make it our own special day! The parents and bridal party introductions felt personalized and unique! Santiago helped in any aspect needed for the rehearsal and day of! Between rounding up our rowdy crew, helping with our flower girls - some things non-DJ related - and keeping a wonderful flow for the whole evening with music and transitions! I have nothing but fantastic words for Santiago and his staff, personalized service at an amazing value! You can tell his heart and soul is in making your big day special - just like ours! Worth every penny! Highly recommended!”
Santiago went above and beyond what we expected. He called us well in advance of our wedding date to discuss logistics, contacted our venue and other members of the wedding party to coordinate our ceremony and reception schedule, and responded immediately to each and every email we sent. Essentially, he acted as both a DJ and wedding planner. My husband and I had to plan our wedding remotely, and Santiago traveled to our venue on his own time to map out where our ceremony, tables, and dance area should be set up. It was extremely generous. We highly recommend!
Santiago was great to work with. He was very interested in understanding us as a couple and our family dynamics to ensure that things ran smoothly. He went above and beyond to make our ceremony memorable, including coordinating a pianist. He adhered to our preferences for dancing music as well and make a great playlist. I definitely recommend his services!
Santiago was friendly and well prepared. We had several online planning sessions detailing the activities and set our expectations. After we met, he emailed us the pdf version of our meeting and then worked with us on the verbiage we wanted to use during the ceremony. He was timely and responsive to questions via email and phone and was willing to clarify anything we needed. He was also our officiant which was great! We definitely recommend Santiago..
Answers To Your Most
Frequently Asked Questions...
Are you available for my wedding date?
In order to find out if your wedding date is available, just click the, "Check Availability Button" above. This will prompt you to enter your date and inform you if my calendar is open or not. The "Check Availability" function is updated in live-time, so you will have the latest information in terms of availability. If your wedding date is available, you will have the option to provide your name and email, and I will send you my 2017 Pricing & Wedding Package Guide. If I am not available, I would still be happy to provide you with a referral to a reputable DJ in the area at no extra charge.
How much do you charge?
Charges vary according to your needs. I have different pricing for different options. Best way to determine pricing is to check your availability using the "Check Availability" function above. If your wedding date is available, you will be prompted to enter your name and email address. After you confirm your email address, you will be sent a copy of my 2017 Price & Wedding Package Guide.
What about travel? How far will you travel and are there any fees?
I will only charge for mileage outside a 20 mile radius of Bellevue. Thereafter I will charge a .75 cent per mile fee for the day of your rehearsal and / or wedding. Any trips I make for a site visit will not be charged mileage unless the travel exceeds one hour of travel time each way. There may be additional fees for parking, ferry, tolls, and / or lodging in certain cases, but all charges will be itemized and discussed in advance.
Will you work with my Wedding Planner / Day Of Coordinator?
Absolutely! Some of my favorite wedding celebrations have been accomplished with the collaboration of a wedding planner. As long as your wedding planner is in favor of keeping an open line of communication, and meeting in advance of your wedding date, then working together should be no problem.
How much time do you need to set up?
Ideally I would ask for at least a 4 hour window to stage and setup DJ equipment, This would provide my DJ and team members sufficient time to change into appropriate attire prior to guest arrive. We will need an absolute minimum of 2 hours 20 minutes for DJ setup. However, if you are utilizing my services a-la-carte as a wedding officiant and / or a master of ceremonies, I will not need as much time.
Can we schedule a time to meet?
Sure. You can either reach out to me directly, or schedule a time online at: weddingsbysantiago.appointlet.com. We can meet either in person, or via online conference. Before our meeting, I will ask you to complete a brief survey that will provide me the essential information I need to ensure we have a product meeting together. A typical first meeting together will last approximately 40 minutes.
What is your planning process? How many times will we meet to discuss my wedding?
Ideally we would meet three times (not including our first meeting together). I will send you a survey before we meet for our first planning session. During this meeting we will discuss your vendors, your wedding party, and your background information. This allows me to know with whom I will be working and provides me the essential information I need to initiate the planning process. Shortly after this meeting, I will send you one more survey called the "Ceremony & Reception Planner". Once you fill this out, we will meet to discuss all the elements of your wedding celebration. We will break down the timeline and bring together all the details that will make your wedding day a success. This meeting may include your wedding planner (if you have one). Then we have one final meeting, usually 2 weeks prior to your wedding date. During this meeting we will review your timeline and plan, and finalize all the details. Once you have provided the "thumbs up," an itinerary will be either distributed amongst your vendors and members of your wedding party, or forwarded to your wedding planner. The devil is in the details... So adequate planning can assure a smooth enjoyable celebration.
How do I get in touch with you?
The easiest way to get in touch with me is through email. I or a member of my team will usually respond within a couple of hours. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also feel free to call me at: (425) 628-2844.