A couple’s engagement is an exciting time, but a time filled with many decisions. One of the most important decisions will be the entertainment. Let’s face it, your guests deserve to have fun during your reception since they were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules, drive or fly for miles to watch as you pledge your undying love for someone, and hopefully bring you a gift that doesn’t land up in the attic collecting dust.
Besides the food, your guests are going to remember the music. (Well, that and Uncle Vinny running around the dance floor with a napkin tied to his head.) Some couples will be determined to hire a live band, that’s fine if you like that kind of thing, but here’s why we think you should hire a DJ:
- Price is a concern for many couples. Weddings can be very expensive and no one should go into debt for one day no matter how much you’ve dreamed about this moment. Save the debt for the mortgage. A DJ will cost less.
- The music will be by the original artists and recognizable by all your guests. Plus, won’t it be nicer to hear the song you fell in love to the way it sounded the moment you looked into his eyes and knew he was the one?
- Your DJ will be your entertainer without taking center stage. He can get the crowd excited, fill your dance floor with happy guests, then blend into the background ready to cue up the next song. It’s your day, you should be the one center stage.
- Your DJ will have a larger collection of music for you to choose from. There’s no way a band can play every song out there. A DJ allows you to customize your music selection to fit your guests needs and desires.
- DJs take up less space than a live band which is a great thing if you’re having the reception at a smaller venue or outside.
No matter which type of entertainment you choose, be sure to go and see them before signing any contracts. Make sure you’re picking the right entertainment for your event. Just stick your head in at a reception. You aren’t intruding unless you grab something from the buffet table which we don’t recommend. Ask about experience when you’re talking with your future DJ. Did he just get started or has he been spinning records for years? (No one actually spins anything anymore. Don’t panic.) References are also a great thing to ask for. If the DJ or band refuses to hand those over assume he’s about to take your money and head into a witness protection program.
We love hearing from you! What concerns do you have about choosing a DJ? Did you already book? What was the deciding factor for you?