Master of Ceremonies
• Help prepare for your wedding day by planning your reception and discussing options
• Oversee & preside over the Cake Cutting Ceremony, Formal Toasts, First Dance, Grand Entrance, and the Bouquet Toss
• Provides assistance to your guests & vendors
• Provide sound system including microphones
• Provide delivery, setup, and teardown of sound system
• Provide music library for your wedding including special requests
• Provide the DJ to play the music, receive requests, play cues, and man the board during live events
• 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
Master of Ceremonies & DJ Services
Santiago A. Naranjo
Master of Ceremonies / Owner
- Same-sex Wedding Celebrations
- The Discerning Bride or Groom
- 30+ Year Old Engaged Couple
- Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversaries
- LGBTQ Community Celebrations
Client Reviews & Testimonials
Trey & Daryl
Hiring Santiago was one of the best decisions we made. As all of the decision making came to their final moments, Santiago ensured that the music, the order of events, the ceremony, dinner, reception all were a seamless production…. Taking every element that we desired and putting a natural touch. From musical ques (to the precise second) to engaging our guests on the dance floor, his extreme professionalism added a touch that removed from the trend of standard wedding DJ to a true Master of Ceremony/Production. A better title for Santiago would be Ceremony & Musical Director. First Class service!!! We are so pleased and highly recommend his services!!!!
Nick & Brittany
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!”
Elle & Curtis
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!
Sam & Lily
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!
Siri & Jacques
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!
Andrea & Daniel
Santiago was so professional and friendly. We enjoyed our time spent planning the weddingwith him. Not only did my husband and I love working with Santiago, but my whole family loved him and the professional service that he brought! I would recommend him to anyone!
Plus many other happy couples...
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.