It’s Spotlight day, where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding vendors and share the stories behind these companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
Hiring the right wedding vendors is so important on your wedding day. The entertainment vendor helps create the feel for the day and keep the party going!
It gives us great pleasure to introduce this week’s vendor spotlight, Rey Garcia of Press Play Entertainment.
When people ask “what do you do?” how do you answer?
We are stress relievers. From DJ, videography, photography, photo booths, lighting design, and drape, we are your one-stop shop. We want your special day to be as stress-free as possible. Why deal with 5+ vendors, when you can meet with one? Having one team ensures your vision goes as planned.
What did you do before you did this?
Before being a one-stop shop, we were a DJ company. Orlando and I have been DJs in the field for over 15 years. The love and passion for music, weddings, and events are what brought us together to form Press Play Entertainment.
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
While being a club DJ, I was asked to DJ a wedding. I was very nervous and, quite honestly, scared! I knew how to play great music, but wasn’t too familiar with the formalities, programming, and event planning of a wedding.
I took on the wedding. I prepped and studied the mobile wedding DJ side. I was mentored by some of the greatest wedding entertainers in the industry. The wedding day came, and I was ready! It was the most magical moment ever. Hearing their vows to each other, seeing first dances, and the couple sharing special dances with their parents made me teary-eyed. ( I am a softie. Yes, I cry at movies. Don’t judge me.)
How long would you say you’ve been doing what you do today?
I started DJ-ing in 1996 and transitioned to doing weddings professionally in 2004. Press Play Entertainment was formed in 2013.
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
My favorite part of what I do is seeing all the magic come together. We will spend lots of time with you: planning every detail, going over music selections, programming formalities, going over photography/videography details, etc. It all works toward prepping you for your big day. On the wedding day, I love seeing everything coming together perfectly. The look in your eyes when you enter the room and see your creation come to life is priceless!
How did you decide on the name of your company?
The party will never start unless you “press play” to the music.
And not just music. With videography, photography, and photo booths, we want YOU to “Press Play” on your whole event!
Let us “Press Play” on your wedding soundtrack.
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We are not your average wedding entertainment company. We pride ourselves in being able to be interactive with our clients and their guests. We will play the music that YOU and YOUR guests want to hear.
We leave out the cheesiness bring the fun to your event. We have a passion for what we do; we’re not just a money-driven business. We are not a “multi-op” company. We will treat you with priority, not as “wedding #4 on Saturday night.”
What is the most unique service/product you offer?
We were one of the originators of La Hora Loca in Central Florida. Spanish for “The Crazy Hour,” it’s an hour-long show where we live up the party and crank it up a notch. Lots of interaction, high-energy music. We make it a lot more exciting by passing around glowing lights, party hats, and masks to encourage guests to dance. Warning: there will be lots of lonely tables!
What do you think are the biggest misconceptions that people have about your vendor category?
That all we do is play music.
If the couple is hiring a professional like Press Play Entertainment, we will account for experience-based details that will assist the other professionals and ensure a great experience.
We also assist the couple in selecting the best placement of their cake-cutting for the experience they want. We will guide the couple through their formals and inform them of the options available to them. We provide them with the best options to create the atmosphere they are truly trying to achieve. Then, we advocate for them when we arrive at the venue and make sure the TEAM works together throughout the entire event, ensuring the couple gets the full experience.
This also means educating ourselves with how the venues and other event professionals flow and what will provide them the best opportunity to succeed.
Name three unique venues that you enjoy working at and why.
Hard Rock Live – Because of its rock lifestyle theme. It makes me feel we are at a concert featuring one of my favorite bands. From the time you enter the property to the time you leave, you’ll be sure to feel the musical vibes and influences from pop/rock culture.
Crystal Ballroom – We love the Crystal Ballroom because, no matter which one you’re in, it’s always decorated beautifully. The staff is fun and nice, eager to make sure the client’s vision is complete.
The Garden Villa – With greenery scenes being so in, the Garden Villa offers clients three different settings. Enjoy the outside greenery, patio area, or inside. Awesome staff, too.
What some of their previous couples had to say….
“If we could give 100 stars, we would. Press Play Entertainment is amazing!! The whole team was super professional, attentive, and available to answer all our questions throughout our wedding planning and the day of the event. Our wedding was AMAZING and it had a lot to do with having such a great team of DJ, video, and photo booth. They are a full production team, and I completely recommend them 100%!!!! You will not regret having them in charge because they are extremely responsible and professional, and not to mention SUPER FUN!! We had a blast and if we had to do this again or recommend for future events, it will definitely be Press Play Entertainment! There is no competition, they are truly the best!!”
“I know everyone always says “Oh, my DJ was so much fun; they were so great!” But Press Play really was fantastic. They are so much more than just “DJs.” I was able to book my uplighting, my absolutely amazing photographer (Krystal Rey), and so much more all through them. It was easy and the one thing I never had to stress about trying to plan a destination wedding! We also had a very “themed” wedding and they even surprised us and jumped right in and played along with it! They were so much fun! But the one reason I knew I wanted to book them in the first place was their musicality. They knew exactly what I wanted them to play and they played it! Even though it was a small destination wedding, we danced to house music all night long! Thanks, guys! We’re already planning our five-year vow renewal!!”
“Rey and Orlando are the best! Seriously the best! I decided to hire them for my wedding because they did such a good job at two of my best friends’ weddings. 🙂 They really know how to get the crowd going and even got my husband who DOES NOT DANCE out on the dance floor having a good time. Our guests said this was the most fun they’ve ever had at a wedding and I can honestly say it was because of these guys! Not only was the music perfection, but the lighting was also amazing too! My husband even said that it really brought the room to life. You guys did an amazing job. I can’t say enough how appreciative we are of you. <3 Thank you so much for an amazing evening!”
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