Most people with an opinion on the matter will agree that hiring a wedding entertainment coordinator should be one of the first things on every couple’s to-do list when they begin planning their wedding. Music and MC services can make or break a wedding reception, and we are here for you, no matter what musical taste you have: we work with singers, DJs, bands, live bands (dressed up as your favorite band), and even live orchestras.
It would be best if you considered several things when hiring your wedding entertainment for your once-in-a-lifetime day. Most importantly – hire a professional. This is not the time to ‘save a few bucks by hiring a friend or family member who may not be up to running an entire wedding reception (or even one song). A hey jack professional will know what songs to play, what speeches to cut away to and when, and how loud or certain soft songs should be played for them to be enjoyed by all of your guests.
We recently worked with an area wedding venue and a fantastic couple who hired us for music and MC services. The bride had a clear idea of what she wanted and was determined to have the most fun possible. On the other hand, the groom was not quite sure what he wanted. He knew he wanted a band (or a DJ), but he didn’t know which one – or if he even wanted one. We suggested meeting with several bands at least two months before the wedding date to make an informed decision; some of the biggest headaches in entertainment are caused by last-minute changes – whether they were intended or not.
While choosing a wedding band is not necessarily difficult, it is essential to choose the right one – and do so even before you get the first deposit! We’re not saying that hiring a band without seeing or meeting them first would be a bad idea; know that they may be very far away from your wedding venue and unable to play your songs. Seeing their equipment, talking to them, and asking lots of questions will allow you to make an informed decision on whether you want them at all. It would be best if you also considered who they are as individuals – while most bands will play well together, you want to ensure they are also good people. If everything seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are not able to take the time to meet them in person, request a second opinion on their personality and quality of performance – this could save you a lot of frustration if your first choice is not suitable for you. Ask any questions either of them might have about your wedding, if they have experience with it, and if they have ever played in the chosen location. Don’t be afraid to ask for references; make sure both parties are available upon request.
Do not hesitate to contact us at Groom DJ if you’re unsure what kind of entertainment will be best for your wedding.