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Weddings – Our Specialty
“Unique, Classy, Fun, & Memorable”

Weddings, our specialtyYour wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life! That’s why you need Dave Salonia Productions to do it right. Having performed at over
1200 weddings in CT, MA and NY since 1985, we have the experience and musical knowledge to expertly weave your requests into a seamless program for non-stop fun and enjoyment! For this reason, Dave Salonia has become one of the most-requested wedding DJs in the Connecticut area!





Photo courtesy J. Fiereck Photography


Your Own Director of Wedding Entertainment!

Wedding Entertainment DirectorAs the MC, Dave will direct and coordinate every aspect of your wedding ceremony and reception from guest arrival to the last dance and farewells. Introductions, special activities, requests, and announcements are handled with the highest degree of perfection and attention to detail that only a former radio disc jockey can provide. This includes coordination of all activities with the banquet manager and photographers. You will be provided convenient wedding ceremony and reception templates that will easily guide you through every aspect of your wedding program including ceremony, reception and music.


Professional Sound Equipment!

Professional sound gearDave Salonia Productions uses only state-of-the-art professional sound equipment. The sound system and volume levels are tailored to the size of the room and number of guests. A complete backup system is brought to your event to insure that your program will continue with no glitches or interruptions. Wireless speaker systems
are available for broadcasting music into remote areas such as the banquet
facility’s foyer or outdoors during cocktail hour. The wireless speakers are especially useful when the guest seating is broken up into different areas or separated by adjoining rooms.

Emergency Backups

Emergency back up systemAny professional DJ needs to consider emergency backups in case something unexpected happens. Dave Salonia promises to bring a complete sound system (not just a spare speaker or amp) to your event so that your program will not be interrupted by “technical difficulties”. In the unlikely event of accident or illness, Dave Salonia Productions is backed by an emergency team of professional disc jockeys through the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA).



Portable Generator!

For beach ceremonies and remote locations, we provide a portable, quiet generator
that can supply the needed power for music and vocals amplification.

Ceremony Sound System & Music Programming!

It has become quite common for the bride and groom to be married at the banquet
facility. Therefore, we have developed a special package for your wedding
ceremony. A separate sound system for ceremony music is available, along with
professional-quality hand-held, stand-up, and Lavalier wireless microphones. Our
microphones and sound system will insure that all of your guests will be able to
hear the wedding ceremony, music and vows. You can select your music from our
vast, 50,000 song database to create a personal touch that will make your ceremony
unique and romantic. Or we can help you with music suggestions from our

Private Consultation & Guidance!

Private consultationMany of our clients are getting married for the first time and aren’t sure of all the formalities and details that go into planning a flawless wedding ceremony and reception. Therefore we provide, in addition to the initial meeting, a face-to-face final review with Dave. At the final review, we will go over all the necessary details to ensure that your wedding will be fun, memorable, classy and most of all, stress-free. Additional planning tips and free advice are available through our on-line Blog page. Of course, Dave is always available to answer your questions via email or telephone.


Convenient On-Line Planning & Music Selection!

Online planningDave Salonia Productions now offers a convenient on-line planning and music selection system that will give you ideas on how to customize your reception to your
tastes. The system is available 24/7 through our website. Upon booking, you will be given a password to access the system. Upon login, you simply complete the needed information for the ceremony and reception. Then, you can prepare a custom song list by listening to samples of the songs and checking off if they are a must play , play if possible , or do not play. We want to know, not only your musical likes, but also your dislikes. Once all your information is submitted, we will call you (about 30 days prior to the wedding) to make an appointment for a final
face-to-face review with Dave to discuss all the pertinent details. That’s it! We’ll take care of the rest so you can relax and enjoy your special day!

Audience Interaction!

Audience interaction Always professional, never cheesy, silly or outrageous, Dave gears his energy level to your tastes. From laid-back to very interactive, Dave has the flexibility to provide just the right amount of energy to get the party going without stealing the show away from you! You can select the energy level that you want from Dave and he will deliver. This includes line dances, audience participation and props. If you want it, we can provide it!



Dance Floor Lighting, Architectural lighting & Special Effects!

For the ultimate wedding experience, Dave Salonia Productions offers an amazing
array of optional features including:

Dance Floor Lighting: The basic dance floor lighting option includes two 4 head
banks of advanced, LED lighting technology modules that can provide various moods
from soft and romantic to energetic and pulsating. Dance floor lighting adds a
festive, club-like atmosphere to your party experience that will get your guests
motivated to DANCE!


Architectural LightingArchitectural Lighting: Architectural lighting has become a very popular option for those who want to “personalize” their banquet room with washes of color that extend from floor to ceiling. Our architectural lighting modules are strategically placed in various locations in the room. They can be programmed to gradually change from one color to the next or kept at specific color(s) to coordinate with your linens and wedding attire.




Special Effects: In addition to lighting, available special effects include custom
lighting gobos featuring your name and date, which are projected onto the dance
floor. Also, available is low-lying (dry-ice type) fog for the first dance,
bubbles and/or confetti blasts for your grand entrance (or exit).

Girls with propsProps Package: To enhance the party, props are available which are handed out during various portions of the evening. Props include Hawaiian leis, hats, tambourines, maracas, blow-up instruments, and Blues Brothers sunglasses. A props add-on would be neon necklaces and bracelets.



Music, Music, Music!

MusicWhat would a wedding reception be without great music? Dave Salonia Productions will help you choose the music that’s just right for you and your guests. We are experts at reading the crowd, knowing what to play and, more importantly, when to play it! This skill takes years of experience to master. Our music collection is completely digital and features CD quality sound – not compressed downloads. This means that you will enjoy hearing all the dynamics of the original recording, just like it sounded when it was first recorded in the studio. Combine this with a studio-quality mixing board, an awesome, biamplified speaker system with sub-bass woofers and full range top speakers to give you crystal clear sound quality that rivals a live concert! It also means that we can bring more content to your wedding – 50,000 songs worth – so spontaneous requests can be handled if and when the need arises. The end result? Your guests will be dancing from start to finish!

Photo courtesy J. Fiereck Photography

Romantic Slide Show During Dinner!

Slide showWe will take your digital photographs and turn them into an impressive video slide
show that is projected on a ten-foot screen with music. The slide show can run
continuously during cocktails, dinner and/or dancing. You can include photos of early childhood, your growing-up years, family, friends, and your dating years together. In addition to developing and showing the slide show, we include the giant, trussed screen and projector. Allow at least two weeks prior to the wedding for production. Included in this service is a DVD of the slide show that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.


Custom Voice-Over Recording & Production!

Imagine having your vows embedded into your first dance! Dave Salonia Productions
features professional recording studio software that can capture the moment and mix it into your first dance. How about a few personal words to your dad mixed into
the father and daughter dance? Or perhaps we might play a recording of both of you
welcoming your guests before the introductions take place! The possibilities are endless and this service distinguishes your wedding as different, unique and
personalized from all the others. As part of the service, you get a CD of the
recording as a keepsake.


Credentials, Professional Development & Insurance!

ADJAIn addition to his many years of radio, nightclub, and mobile experience, Dave graduated from CCSU and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. He is an active member of the American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) and abides by their high standards of conduct and professionalism for mobile disc jockeys (see separate article). Dave attends DJ Conventions regularly to stay abreast of current technology and DJ techniques. Dave Salonia Productions is fully insured for $1MM of liability through the American Disc Jockey Association’s insurance broker, R.V. Nuccio & Co., which is now required by many banquet facilities. Finally, Dave’s professionalism is attested to by the many cards and letters received by his delighted clients.


Free, No Obligation Initial Meeting!

Call us for a free, no pressure, private consultation and price quote. We can be
reached at 860.966.7737 or email us at dsalonia@comcast.net . Let us develop a
fantastic wedding package that you will enjoy and remember for years to come!


Listen to Dave's "American dance classic" radio demo