Peter Merry has been helping couples create fun and entertaining wedding receptions since 1992.
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.
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.
He has also frequently been asked to speak locally and internationally for various professional trade associations and conferences, including:
ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants)
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!
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®)
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.
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.
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!”