A Wedding Professional’s Advice On Booking A Band Or A DJ

Want to have an AMAZING WEDDING?

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Are you on the fence of deciding to book either a Band or a DJ for your big day? Are you set on booking just a band? Here’s why you should consider doing BOTH!

First Thing’s First… Your Budget!

When creating your wedding budget, things can add up quickly and get you a little stressed out. It’s ok, that’s normal. You want to create a budget that works best for you. However, one thing you should definitely keep in mind is the Entertainment section of your budget. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT element of a Wedding! Here’s why…

1. You can have the most beautiful decorations, the most succulent food, at the most elegant venue. But, if your entertainment element is Sub Par or Unprofessional, your guests will simply have an “OK” time, or not a good time at all. And… if your DJ (or Band) plain old “sucks”, your guests will probably leave early or complain. Nobody wants to remember a bad wedding.

2. You can have chicken nuggets on paper plates in a back yard… and if your DJ (Or Band) ROCKS, you had the BEST WEDDING OF THE YEAR!

So please make sure you take your Entertainment Options seriously.

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Thinking of only booking a Band?

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If it’s in your budget to book a band for your wedding, you might want to consider adding a DJ as well. Not just any DJ, a Professional Wedding DJ. Most bands can definitely Jam Out and create a high energy vibe for you and your guests. However, many times the general flow of events throughout the evening, as well as the hosting aspect (keeping all of your guests informed and interested) falls to the way side. Bands have to take breaks throughout the evening, this is the perfect opportunity for a Professional DJ to keep your guests energized and having as much fun as possible.

BE AWARE: Some Wedding Bands will claim that they have a “DJ”. However this is, in most cases, simply not true. This idea of a “DJ” is simply a playlist put together to play during the bands breaks. This play list is played in some random order simply to play music.

SOLUTION: Hiring A Professional Wedding DJ that will be able to read the vibe of your guests and play music in a perfect order to keep them on the dance floor, as well as Beat-matching songs and playing the music that the band doesn’t have planned in their set list. We work closely with Wedding Bands and make sure we aren’t playing the songs that they plan on playing.

***These situations don’t happen with all bands. However, it has been our experience that Professional Bands LOVE when one of our Professional MC’s/DJ’s handles the Timeline and the Energy (essentially what we do best), so they can do what they do best. ROCK OUT!

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Can’t Decide Whether To Book A Band Or A DJ?

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As a Professional Wedding DJ company, it pains us to say that we can not recreate the feel of Live Music. There’s simply nothing like it. However, when it comes down to it, Most Bands can’t do what a DJ does either; such as: beatmatch songs together, emcee/host, switch songs abruptly, change play list on the fly, interact with Bride and Groom/Guests while music is playing, and more. Don’t get us wrong, we aren’t trying to discredit bands at all. The point of this is to provide the proper information for you in order to help you with your entertainment decision for one of the biggest days in your life.

Is a band in your budget? If so, DEFINITELY Book a Band. But also add a DJ to handle the other elements that are important for entertaining your wedding guests. Don’t just book a band (See Be Aware Above). Most bands will lower their price when working with a Professional Wedding DJ, because they will play less music and have way less responsibility for the evening. Same goes for a DJ, we definitely lower our rates when working with a band.

If a band is not in your budget, it’s simple… BOOK THAT DJ!

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Wait! You Do What!?

We are more than just DJs!

Our Top 3 aspects of our DJ company that sets us apart from the rest are what make our clients so happy and stress free! Take advantage of these elements by Booking That DJ! As soon as you book with our company you get access to these…

1. Open Communication with our DJ Company.

Not only will you have full communication access to your dj, but also with anyone else in the company.  Our company is more like a family than a company. We treat all clients as if they were family as well. Whether it be through Facebook, email, text, phone, twitter, our website, our communication lines are always available for you. We have a 24 hour policy as well. What that means is that if you don’t reach one of our staff members right away, we will respond within 24 hours. We understand the importance of having answers right away in order to ensure things are less stressful.

2. Our Passion and Creativity.

We are constantly staying up to date on all of the latest “Trends”. Not just in the wedding industry, but in pop culture and the party scene as well. We enjoy making lasting memories and what better way than to do something completely original. Our staff has creative “Brainstorming” meetings often to try to come up with new and exciting ways to ensure our clients and their guests have the most fun possible. Whether it’s making a brand new and original “mashup” or “Mix” for your specialty dances, or simply “Playing Along” with a theme idea. We enjoy what we do and want you to enjoy it too.

3. Our Planning Process.

The other two aspects of our company also play a big part in the Planning Process that we have perfected for you. By having our Open Communication policy it makes it easier to get answers for planning questions. The passion and creativity we bring to the table allows for “Outside The Box” options that you may not have thought about on your own. We like to get involved and help make the event as successful and memorable as possible. Alongside these two options, the online Planning Area allows for you to have complete control. All of our clients are given an exclusive password to their own “Client Area” on our website. There they have access to over 80,000 different songs to choose for play list creation, a Planning Form, a Timeline, and so much more! This area is exclusive to our clients and can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So if you’re up at 3am because you just can’t sleep, you can “tinker” with an original play list that will make your event even more fun.

 

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On top of these three things, we (of course) have the Experience, Professionalism, Affordability, and Knowledge to create lasing memories for you and all of your guests. We not only know Music and Planning, but we know Sound. Sound is an important factor for everything to maintain a balance. If your sound isn’t pleasant than all the planning just goes out the window. We have TOP of the LINE equipment to ensure you have the Best SOUND possible!

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