DJ & Video Advice for Unforgettable Celebrations

Drawing from our extensive experience in the industry, we’re here to provide valuable insights and advice on music selection, entertainment, and overall event planning. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, private party, school dance, or any other celebration, you’ll find practical tips, tricks, and insights to help you bring together a flawless event.

From choosing the perfect playlist to capturing all the best moments on video, Coastal DJ & Video is the perfect resource for creating unforgettable events. We’re ready to help you make your special day better than you ever dreamed it could be!

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Wilmington Area Things to Do and See for Wedding Guests

You’re planning a wedding in Wilmington, North Carolina — congratulations! A stunning area with plenty of jaw-dropping venues, your loved ones will surely have a fantastic time celebrating you and your partner. And a big bonus: there are so many things to do in Wilmington.

Here are some of our top Wilmington things to do with your wedding guests. 

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If your friends and family love history, they’ll want to add

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Six Best Locations for Wilmington, NC Engagement Photos

When planning a Wilmington wedding, you may have a long to-do list. From securing your dream venue to booking local vendors, the journey to the altar can be exhausting. Fortunately, the planning process is not all business. There are many exciting parts, like your Wilmington, NC engagement shoot!

Even if modeling isn’t your thing, it’s a fun opportunity to dress up, explore new sites, and capture charming moments with your partner. Before you select a date

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Wilmington Area Wedding Day Timeline

From brunch nuptials to weekday weddings, every wedding should feel like a one-of-a-kind experience for the nearlyweds. Yet, while the timing of the event may vary, the average celebration follows a traditional wedding day timeline to maintain the flow throughout the day. Your wedding vendors can help you understand the wedding day timeline and how you may adjust it to suit your preferences.

Let’s walk through the different parts of the best Wilmington wedding day timeline!

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Wilmington Wedding Planning | Meet Brittanie Raquel

After several decades of bringing the party to Wilmington with our wedding DJ services, we’re here to give you a little insider information when it comes to being able to relax and have a blast at your wedding; hire a great planner.

We’ve worked with Brittanie of Brittanie Raquel Events for many years now, and we can tell you first hand that she has a passion for what she does. Not only is she meticulous and

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Masonboro Island Elopement Wedding

2020 has surely proven to be an unusual time for couples in Wilmington who were planning on getting married. However, we have to say we have seen the resilience of love, and the power of community during this time, and there’s no better proof of that then Sara and Patrick’s island elopement on Masonboro Island. See our Masonboro Island Wedding where we provided ceremony music.

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Our Favorite Wilmington NC Wedding Venues We Provide DJ & Entertainment For

The best thing about being a mobile wedding DJ in North Carolina is the variety of great venues we have to work with. Every couple we work with is different, each hoping to create a different and unique experience for their guests, and experience we love being an integral part of.

There are so many fantastic Coastal NC wedding venues, each offering a different flavor and style. There is quite honestly something for everyone, but these are a few of

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Ironclad Brewery Wedding for Ashley & William

It was such a great night at Ironclad Brewery as we LOVE playing at this amazing venue. Equipped with bars both upstairs and down along with plenty of open floor space for dancing, this makes for the perfect space for a wedding reception in downtown Wilmington. 

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10 Indie/Alt Songs You Can Actually Dance to at Your North Carolina Wedding

Wedding couples today want their wedding music to represent who they are and what they listen to. As one of Wilmington’s most respected DJ and entertainment companies, we consider it part of our job to help you and your guests have a fantastic evening!

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Rocking Sanderling Resort Wedding Reception for Michelle & Peter

Michelle and Peter got married in September and had an amazing celebration at the Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC. With a particularly excellent taste for music, the couple chose amazing songs to rock each step of their wedding reception. Plus, they custom-made team towels so their guests could spin them around on the dance floor. Check out their wedding reception playlist as well as some cool shots below:

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North Carolina’s Top 50 Most Requested Bouquet Toss Songs

Finding the perfect bouquet toss song to be played at your wedding reception is a great way to involve the single ladies in your wedding festivities and create a memorable celebration. As DJs, we often get asked for help trying to find a song that matches the couple’s personality, style, and wedding theme. To help kickstart your search, we’ve compiled a list of the 50 most popular songs based on hundreds of wedding reception playlists from the Outer Banks and

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Fun, Romance, and a Memorable Reception for this Whalehead Club Wedding in Corolla, NC

David Hamerman and Chelsea Blackwell said “I do” on May 20, 2017 at The Whalehead Club in Corolla, North Carolina. The North Lawn of the historic club provided a beautiful backdrop for this fun and romantic Outer Banks wedding and reception.

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Should We Tip the DJ at a Wedding?

Planning a wedding can leave the bride and groom with lots of questions. One of the most common of these is “do you tip the DJ at a wedding?” There are several factors to think about when deciding whether to tip the DJ at a wedding.

First, read your contract carefully to see if the cost of a tip is already included in the agreed-upon price. You will likely find that it is not as most wedding DJs do not

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How Much Does a Wedding DJ Cost?

Your wedding is a day you will always remember, and the decisions you make are critical to realizing a memorable event. From the cake to the dress to the reception, every detail is just one part of what makes this day unforgettable. Still, most couples are on a budget, so you need to know what to expect when making your plans. Your DJ can make or break your reception, but DJ rates for weddings vary widely. Knowing the average price

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Kevin & Ashley Wanted Skilled Wedding DJs for Their Wilmington Reception

Kevin and Ashley were married this past Saturday at 128 South Events & Catering in Wilmington, NC and our DJs were there rocking their beautiful party.  Their ceremony took place out on the top deck of 128 South overlooking the river which made for a beautiful backdrop.

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How Our DJs Rocked Jenny & Chris’ Kitty Hawk Wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn

The day couldn’t have been more perfect for Jenny and Chris for their The Kitty Hawk Pier Wedding. Jenny and Chris became the new Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Scott on Saturday March 4, 2017. This is DJ George giving you a recap of Jenny and Chris’s big day!

The wedding ceremony was held at the Duck United Methodist Church in Duck, N.C. Following the ceremony guests made their way over to the Kitty Hawk Pier for cocktail hour to be wowed by the

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Katie & Andrew’s Wedding Reception Songs Playlist – As Seen on WeddingChicks

2017 is starting in tremendous style, with our team awarded TheKnot Best of Weddings and WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards, and now we have the honor to announce that the WeddingChicks have selected Katie & Andrew’s amazing wedding at the Sanderling Resort for an exclusive feature! To celebrate our team’s hard work and help make your wedding planning a bit less stressful, we’ve decided to share the “must play”

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Coastal DJ & Video Awarded 2017 WeddingWire Couple’s Choice for DJ & Videography

Following the amazing news that we had won the Knot’s 2017 Best of Weddings, we were recently notified that Coastal DJ & Video has been selected to receive the 2017 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award in two categories – wedding DJ and wedding videography services! Only 5% of professionals on WeddingWire are awarded this honor, and it reflects not only our commitment to excellence but how generous our wedding couples are by taking the time to

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Coastal DJ & Video Wins The Knot Best of Weddings 2017

We are at utmost grateful and pleased to announce that our company has been selected as a 2017 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings. This award recognizes and represents the highest rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families, and wedding guests. Only 2% of hundreds of thousands of Wedding Professionals that are listed on have received this award and honorable accolade.

The Knot continues the tradition of supporting local Wedding

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Brooke | Chris’s Wilmington Wedding | Coastline Conference Center – 11/19/2016

Wilmington Wedding at The Coastline Conference CenterBrooke and Chris had their Wilmington Wedding on Saturday November 19, 2016 at The Coastline Conference & Event Center. The room looked gorgeous as it was decorated in navy, with accents of plum and blush pink.

We played

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Caroline and Mike’s Wilmington Wedding at Wrightsville Manor – 11/11/2016

Caroline and Mike had their Wedding this past weekend at Wrightsville Manor in Wilmington, N.C. Guests arrived for the service in the courtyard as we played a few classic pre-seating songs.

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