Are you considering asking a family friend to DJ your wedding reception at little or no cost to you, or better yet, use home speakers, compile a playlist of your favorite songs and connect your iPod. Brides usually head down this road first because its the best way to save money on the budget. WRONG! Going after the entertainment to cut costs should be the last place to go.
Ive chatted with a few wedding vendor professionals, and a very good point was made to me:
I’m still waiting for the post where a bride states that she did an iPod wedding and it was a roaring success, and the dance floor was full all night long (how many of those really happen?).
Even if the venue or you rent is a $25,000 sound system and works flawlessly that night, isn’t the idea like saying “Our reception site has a $100,000 state-of-the-art kitchen, so don’t need a caterer — We’ll just have one of our friends bring some raw food, and we’ll have another friend cook the food, and we’ll have a third friend act as banquet captain, and get some other friends to be the waiters”?????
This event was put together for you and your guests to come together as a new family, celebrate, and have fun; not be put to work.
If you are looking for a sit back and chill reception, then the ipod is for you. If you want everyone to remember how much of a great time they had at your wedding and how they were on the dance floor all night long, then a DJ is the route for you
Fact: Within one week after their reception, 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
The iPod solution:
- No M/C to make those special announcements and keeping your guests informed.
Dead air in between songs
- Time to put a music list together hoping your guests will enjoy it too
No one to take control and keep the evening running smoothly
The Family Friend DJ (if not a professional):
- Inexperienced of creating a smooth timeline for the evening
Can’t “Read the crowed”
- M/C ability, music knowledge Unprofessional DJ gear.
You’ve put in so much hard work planning your wedding reception. You shouldn’t have to work during the reception too. We suggest you hire a professional DJ. Then you can forget about all these problems. Premier Entertainment is more concerned about you enjoying you day and leaving the rest to us.
Thanks for reading,