Thank you Jae + Michael!!! We are so happy to be a part of your big celebration at Jing Fong Restaurant. Its because clients like Jae + Michael that pushes us to the next level as we are always striving to evolve to learn new ideas to better service our beautiful couples.
My MO for our wedding and wedding planning was: do less and spend less.
We didn’t spend money on flowers because I just couldn’t digest the reality where people’s flower budget can often be bigger than their dress budget (lol what?)
We did not have a planner or coordinator – relying on friends to be free assistants.
We did not have a ceremony.
But from the start, we prioritized getting a good DJ who will get a dance party going (never even realizing how important the emcee is). Even then, we pussyfooted around engaging an emcee/dj duo because $2000+ seemed like a lot of money. When we finally decided to book, the first company we met with no longer had availability. So…about two months before the date, we just…Googled and found Dynasty.
Dynasty was not our first choice, mainly because our first choice was a friend of a friend and we just didn’t know Chris (the owner) (though I’m sure we could have found a connection somewhere given NYC Asians always know someone who knows someone). Nevertheless, I worried about hiring a stranger off of the internet.
We didn’t need to worry. Full disclosure: we didn’t know what we were doing as I’m sure many first time marrying types don’t. We weren’t wedded (hehe) to any particular programming other than wanting a fun party and minimal cheese.
In come Chris and his staff who are pros and really guided us through the whole process. Chris was super accommodating and responsive. A few weeks before the wedding we called him randomly on a Saturday and he picked up right away and calmed our nerves.
On the day of, the two hosts (we hired a bilingual duo) played to the crowd and improvised as needed. The energy was great and made the whole thing run smoothly.
I’m honestly not exaggerating when I say the host and dj company you hire is the most worthwhile money you can spend for your wedding (after the photographer?). It’s the difference between a boring dinner and a party.