If you are reading this post it’s probably because you are in the middle of planning the biggest event of your life. As you check things off your list like the flowers, save the dates and wedding dress you come across one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make throughout this whole process. It doesn’t matter if you are getting married in New Jersey, New York or California, you know that the entertainment is key in the success of the evening.
So where do you start?
You might have some word of mouth references to start off with but maybe you want to expand your horizons and see what else is out there. As you google for wedding djs, the flood of blue links quickly becomes overwhelming. It seems like wedding entertainment DJs are a dime a dozen when you look at those search results. How do you possibly choose the right one for you and your wedding?
We have been providing wedding entertainment in New Jersey at the most popular venues all over the state for over 28 years. Our experienced djs know how to move a crowd and anticipate the kind of music that will get them off their chairs. We have MCs that keep the crowd motivated and the party moving along without a hitch. Let us give you some of our knowledge on choosing the dj and mc and hopefully it will make your decision a bit easier.
You might have been to your nieces sweet sixteen and loved the DJ. You might have also been to a corporate event where the dj rocked the house all night. They did a great job so why not hire them for your wedding? Plain and simple, unless they specialize in weddings you shouldn’t hire them. An experienced wedding dj and entertainment company know all the ins and outs of the first dance, bridal party introductions and other special moments throughout a wedding that other djs are just not familiar with. At weddings, there is a specific order in which things happen and a professional dj will know exactly how to segway in between the father daughter dance and the best mans speech. If the DJ only plays nightclubs, keep looking unless you want to be disappointed.
Cost is important and budgets need to be considered. After all, flowers, invitations, the wedding hall and vendors can add up very fast. That being said, when you decide on a DJ keep in mind you are not only paying for his music selection or ability to keep the crowd moving. You are paying for the experience that he is bringing to the party. People don’t always remember your wedding invite or the food selection, but they always remember whether the entertainment was good or bad. It’s worth doing a little more research and spending a little more to give your guests an awesome experience at the wedding.
It is common for your other vendors to have suggestions on who to hire for your wedding entertainment. They might work closely with a dj and mc and can vouch strongly for them. Even though they are photographers or caterers, they have been in the business long enough to know a good dj when they see one.
Once you narrow down your search, ask the prospective wedding dj and entertainment company for some solid references. As the bride and groom, you deserve to know what others are saying about this company. A yelp review might not be enough and hearing straight from someone else can make all the difference in your decision making.
This goes without saying, but meet with your Dj before the event. You have a certain taste in music and so do your guests. Let your dj know what type of music you are interested in so he can have an idea of what to play. Put together a list of songs that you absolutely have to have at the wedding. This meeting also helps in the dj and mc getting to know you. Throughout the wedding the MC will talk in between songs and it will help if they know a little about you.
Wedding planning in New Jersey and looking for an entertainment can be a daunting task. However, if you do some homework and are well prepare you will make a great choice and have an awesome wedding. You work hard throughout this whole process, and it’s important that you find an entertainment company that will work as hard as you.