WEDDING WEDNESDAY / CHOOSING YOUR DJ / 509 BRIDE

WEDDING WEDNESDAY / CHOOSING YOUR DJ / 509 BRIDE

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Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding. Your once-in-a-lifetime day should be nothing less than spectacular.   All the preparation for an awesome celebration and fantastic party starts with scheduling great entertainment.  You’re planning on hiring a DJ service….good choice.  You are not alone, statistics say that 84 percent of wedding reception will rely on a DJ/MC service to provide their sound equipment, lights, and music.  Some weddings don’t have any sort of entertainment, while others may choose a live band, and yet many brides and grooms opt to simply plug in an ipod.  Do these options work? Yes, but with limited success. 

So, what is the best solution to assure a great party and celebration?  Hiring a DJ service!!!   And, choosing the best fit and qualified DJ entertainment service for your event is an achievable goal.  However, not all DJ services are created equal, any DJ is capable of pushing the play button, but that is where the similarities end.

To help with achieving a successful and ultimate musical journey with an entertaining reception you’ll need to consider a number of distinctive characteristics.   To avoid a sub-standard event DJ (the one that plays music only), he must have experience, skill, talent, MC ability, music knowledge, personality, style, and interaction.    The overall success of your wedding reception will hinge on the abilities of your DJ/MC to possess the skill to manage the flow of your reception, making appropriate and timely announcements, from the grand entrance, the cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss, the toasts/speeches, and finally to the dance action starting with the bride and groom first dance and any parent dances that are panned. 

Your DJ/MC is the host of your party and the coordinator who can harmonize and work closely with the organization and efforts of other professionals, the photographers, the food caters, the event planner, and of course you the bride.

What is the single most important attribute a DJ has to offer that will create that sense of accomplishment for you and your guests?  Music expertise, choosing the perfect blend of music styles, knowing genres and how to sequence the mix of cross generational music tastes.  Having the ability to read a crowd and knowing when to play the right song, whether it is new, old, fast, slow, pop, country, hip hop, swing, whatever, you name it…… he simply needs to know the flow of the dance crowd reactions and response.  He must be an entertainer, an incredible dance motivator, interactive and upbeat, having the ability to perform and bring a high level of energy to the dance floor.  The DJs personality is possibly even more important than the music.

OK, so what research can be done to find a great DJ/MC entertainment service?   First of all, any reputable DJ company should have a website full of information to help describe what he offers.  Secondly, look for, and read reviews from brides who have experienced their service.   These reviews are easily found on several wedding planner sites.  Weddingwire.com is probably the most accurate, along with theknot.com and locally, log onto 509bride.com.   These sites also provide all sorts of fantastic wedding tips and ideas.

By securing the best DJ for your wedding day will assure you will have a stress-free, no glitch perfectly executed event.  Dance away the night, have fun and be a happy, satisfied bride. 

 

Sight & Sound Services - Be sure to check them out for more information and services on their website www.videoanddj.com

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