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Wedding Musicians, Bands and DJs – Why Hiring a Professional Is A Must


If you are doing your wedding planning research online, I am sure you may have stumbled upon wedding articles with lists of how to save money on your wedding. Some of these articles have suggested eliminating a band or DJ for your wedding and replacing them with an IPod, a speaker system and a friend who is good publically speaking. Sure we all want to save money, and an IPod music wedding might save you a few hundred dollars, and you may be OK with that idea. However, an MP3 player and a friend on a microphone cannot replace the services a good Band or DJ can offer. Why is a good musician, band or DJ so important to your wedding? Here is why:

A good musician, Band or DJ will act as the Master of Ceremonies. They have performed at weddings before and know the timeline of events and know when to make the proper announcements. They will announce your entrance properly, they will entertain the crowd, and they KNOW how to get people moving on the dance floor when no one is willing to take those first steps. They not only get the party started but a good Master of Ceremonies keeps the party flowing. They motivate your guests and act as crows control for your wedding. Your guests look to the MC for guidance as to what they should be doing.

Not only will they act as a MC for your wedding, but they also can serve as the party organizer. They can help you decide when, where and at what time certain events need to take place. They know when the bridal bouquet toss should be done, and know exactly what music you can use for it.

They will also serve as a sound and light technician. They can adjust the sound accordingly to the space and know how to adjust the sound so it sounds the best within the acoustics of the room. They can use certain lighting techniques on the dance floor to create whatever mood suits the reception at any given time. You surely will not want red flashing lights during your first dance, but maybe it is a good mood setter for after dinner party dancing.

A good band or DJ can play seamless, continuous music throughout the reception, with no holes or gaps between songs. It is imperative that your music flows right during your entire reception. An experienced Band or DJ also can read the crowd of guests and pick the right music for them. If a mood doesn’t feel right, they should be flexible enough to smoothly and quickly change the music for the setting.

Finally, a good band or DJ has an extensive library of music to please any crowd. If someone wanted to dedicate a song to the wedding couple, they can play the song in an instant. Bands and DJs use professional equipment and provide an atmosphere an Ipod just cannot create. A professional in this field also has the experience to peacefully co-exist with the other professionals at your wedding reception, such as the caterer and wait staff.

If you still are considering cutting back your band or DJ expenses think about some weddings you have attended. What if there was no music or poorly selected music for the event? The music played sets the tone of the reception and provides much needed entertainment for your guests. Without someone to pull it all together, your wedding has the potential to be dull and unmemorable. An experienced musical entertainment company can make your reception turn into the after party you always dreamed about.

Article Copyright 2007, Erica Tevis, Little Things Wedding Favors

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