A few couples that have booked me have asked why I have limits as to how many songs can be requested, and it’s always hard to explain why, without sounding arrogant. One of the main problems is that whenever I’m given a long list of requests to play, I feel compelled to try to stick to the list as much as possible, and so do not make so many of my own choices, even though often there are tracks that I would choose, I know would get a better reaction on the dancefloor, and create a better atmosphere.
A recent survey was carried out by a number of past Brides, the results are interesting and need to be taken seriously.
72 % of Brides said they would have spent more time choosing their wedding entertainment, Almost 100% said they would have spent more of their budget on entertainment,
During wedding planning, Brides said that their highest priority is their wedding attire, followed by the reception venue and the catering. Reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities.
Within one week of the reception, 78% said they would have made entertainment their highest priority,
65% of couples who chose a Band to entertain at their wedding said, if they had to do it again, they would hire a Disc Jockey,
Entertainment is 5% of the wedding budget, but 38% of the guests will remember the entertainment more than anything else.
When guests were asked what they remembered most about a wedding after the Bride’s gown and the wedding ceremony, 81% said entertainment!
By Steve Mitchell, Wedding DJ & Host. Keep up to date with Steve on his face book page: www.facebook.com/SteveMitchell.WeddingDJ
A few tips to finding the right ones for you......
Do Your Homework. You'll get much more out of a meeting or conversation with a wedding professional if you do a little background homework first. Spend some time on the internet or talking to friends who've recently been married. Find out what the services are available. Get an idea of what you like and don't like. Wedding websites and chat rooms can be a great resource. This way when you meet with a wedding professional you'll be able to ask better questions and have an idea of what to look out for.
12 - 18 Months Before the Big Day, begin to source the right team:
♥ Bridal Gown/Dress
♥ Wedding Lingerie
♥ Bridesmaid Dresses
♥ Morning Suit Hire
♥ Hair and Beauty
♥ Shoes and Accessories
♥ Wedding Cars/Transport
♥ Wedding Cake
♥ Venue Decor and Chair Covers
♥ Table Centre pieces
♥ Think about your theme/colours
♥ Select your Bridal party
♥ Compile the guest list
♥ Source your wedding rings
♥ Source your honeymoon
Tip # If you're booking a service, (not a product) ie: A DJ/Host, Band, Photographer or a videographer, don't hesiate to get them booked, the very best ones will get snapped up elsewhere, quality suppliers are in demand!
Till next time, enjoy your exciting journey.
Steve Mitchell. Wedding DJ & Host. Keep up to date with Steve on his face book page: www.facebook.com/SteveMitchell.WeddingDJ.