GREAT RECEPTIONS DON’T HAPPEN BY CHANCE
Did you know that over seventy percent of brides surveyed after their wedding say they would spend more time choosing their entertainment if they could do it again, and nearly all of them said they’d have allocated a larger slice of their budget to get a better result. Furthermore, over 80% of guests surveyed admitted that the entertainment was the thing they remembered most!
Receptions that will be talked about long after the wedding day require careful choreography. By the time your guests are enjoying that first drink, you’ll have spent countless hours organising and planning every last detail. Why then, is the entertainment value so often overlooked, one of the last items couples consider booking and one most couples will try to spend the least amount of money on?
If you really want your celebration to be a success, your guests need to be entertained from the moment they arrive at the ceremony through to the time they leave after the last dance. Music sets the mood and energy level for each stage of the day. You only have one chance to get it right, so the soundtrack for your wedding must be skillfully crafted and not just left to chance.
A DJ of any note should ask you about your taste in music, in particular songs or tunes that have special meaning. They should also understand the demographic of your guest list and tailor the music accordingly. They will check on the timing and order of events, and perhaps even suggest slight amendments to ensure a smoother flow.
Too many couples hand over the role of MC to a token family member. Unless they’re well versed in public speaking, event coordination and the many wedding traditions, this can easily lead to disaster. A good DJ will take the time to get to know you, your story, your journey. They will work with you to ensure a seamless mix of speeches and entertainment, frivolity and seriousness, hilarious tales and poignant readings.
A wedding DJ’s job should not be just about the music, and your selection of one should be based on their talent and service, and definitely not on price.