About

PETER MERRY

Peter Merry has been helping couples create fun and entertaining wedding receptions since 1992.

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry. Click on this photo to visit his personal web site: PeterMerry.com

He has provided DJ entertainment and served as the Master of Ceremonies at Wedding Receptions across the United States, including California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Illinois, Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and New York. He currently serves his clients as their Wedding Entertainment Director® via his exclusive entertainment company, Merry Weddings. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and he currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. To learn more, visit his personal web site: PeterMerry.com.

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry presenting a seminar to over 2,000 wedding professionals at Wedding MBA in September of 2010.

PUBLIC SPEAKER

He has presented seminars on wedding entertainment performance techniques, wedding marketing, sales consultation skills, and the value of solid standards and ethics in business. These seminars have been presented to wedding professionals in over 60 cities across the United States, in Canada, in Mexico, in the Bahamas, and in the United Kingdom.

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry with the attendees of his seminar titled "Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings" presented in Bloomington, IL on May 13th of 2003. Click on this photo to see an excerpt of this seminar on YouTube.

He has also frequently been asked to speak locally and internationally for various professional trade associations and conferences, including:

ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)
ISES (International Special Events Society)
NACE (National Association of Catering Executives)
WMBA (Wedding Merchants Business Academy)
AfWPi (Association for Wedding Professionals)
WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association)
NAWP (National Association of Wedding Professionals)
MPI (Meeting Professionals International)
JPC (Justice of the Peace Association)
WPIC (The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada)
W&EPP (Weddings & Events Proactive Professionals)
ArmDJs (Appalachian Regional Mobile DJ Symposium)
MBLV (Mobile Beat Show in Las Vegas, NV)
DJTE (DJ Times Expo in Atlantic City, NJ)
LVDJS (The Las Vegas DJ Show)
PMC (Pro Mobile Conference)
CDJS (Canadian DJ Show)

He has presented at conferences alongside several best-selling authors, reality TV show hosts, and wedding industry celebrities, including: Preston Bailey, Sasha Souza, David Tutera, Colin Cowie, Kathy Ireland, Susan Southerland, Andy Ebon, Alan Berg, Mary Dann, Barbara Wallace, Carley Roney, Jane Dayus-Hinch, Donnie Brown, Tom Haibeck, Diann Valentine, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jeffrey Gitomer, and the inimitable Grace Ormonde!

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry speaking at the 2005 ADJA National Meeting.

INDUSTRY LEADER

He served in 2003 and 2004 as the National President of the ADJA. (American Disc Jockey Association) In February of 2005, he was presented with the ADJA’s 1st Annual “Peter Merry Leadership Award.” In an effort to create a verifiable new brand of elite wedding entertainment service, in May of 2007, he founded the WED Guild®. (Wedding Entertainment Directors Guild®)

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry performing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv. Click on this photo to watch his premier Improv performance on YouTube.

ENTERTAINER

His varied entertainment background includes years of public speaking and teaching classes at his church, serving as a “Morning Host” for KBRT AM 740, hosting and engineering his own Talk Radio Show on KBRT, and doing Stand-Up Comedy at the Irvine Improv. He has also taken performance workshops from Mark & Rebecca Ferrell, Bill Hermann & Jason Jones, and Todd Mitchem. And he has been sought out by corporations to roast their CEOs.

Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry with the attendees his November 2009 edition of The Professional Process in Richmond, VA. Click on this photo to visit The Professional Process web site.

TRAINER/MENTOR/COACH

In January of 2009, Peter began offering 2-day training event called “The Professional Process” that covers his approach in marketing, sales, planning, preparation, performance, and follow-up with and for his wedding clients. Since then, he has trained over 200 wedding DJs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. In March of 2011, Peter teamed up with Elisabeth Scott Daley to begin offering a 2-day performance workshop for Wedding DJ/MCs who want to create the most personalized Grand Entrances for their couples. So far, over 100 Wedding DJ/MCs from across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom have attended their “Make It GRAND!” Workshop.

Wedding Entertainment Director® & Author Peter Merry being interviewed on TV about his book, "The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" Click on this photo to watch his first TV interview on YouTube.

INDUSTRY ADVOCATE/AUTHOR

In his ongoing efforts to promote his ground-breaking book, “The Best Wedding Reception…Ever!”, Peter Merry has given over a dozen TV interviews on the topic of creating fun and memorable wedding receptions. He has also been featured vendor on David Tutera’s popular reality TV show, “My Fair Wedding” along with WEtv’s “Bridezillas” and TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress.” Peter’s infectious passion for creating memorable moments at wedding receptions and teaching others how they too can deliver dramatically different results for their engaged couples has caused many to affectionately refer to him as “The Fun Wedding Guy!”

The Fun Wedding Guy, Wedding Entertainment Director® Peter Merry, eliciting laughter from the Father and Mother of the Bride at a Wedding Reception. (Photo Credit: Mike Colon Photography)

BOOK

"The Best Wedding Reception...Ever!" by Peter Merry, WED®

DVDs

The 6 Pillars of Wedding Marketing DVD presented by Peter Merry

Better Consultations Bring Better Bookings DVD presented by Peter Merry

Make It GRAND! DVD presented by Peter Merry

Platinum Weddings DVD presented by Peter Merry

Make Every Bride A Celebrity DVD presented by Peter Merry

Showcasing Your V-A-L-U-E DVD presented by Peter Merry

Making The Cut DVD presented by Peter Merry

DJs Say The DARNDEST Things! DVD presented by Peter Merry

Ten Layers Deep DVD presented by Peter Merry

Is There A Future For Wedding Entertainers? DVD presented by Peter Merry

Make It FUN! DVD presented by Peter Merry

Timing Is Everything DVD presented by Peter Merry