So you have your dream Venue reserved, you found the perfect dress and even got eight of your closes friends to agree on a style of bridesmaides dress that everyone likes. Now its time to book your entertainment. You may attend bridal shows, ask your friend who's wedding you attended who their DJ was, or go online through The Knot, Facebook, or Google Searches. Before making your final selection I would like to share some tips and expert knowledge with you on a few things that your typical consumer will miss or overlook in the selection process.
Advanced Tip #1 Event Coverage Photos - Reading Between the Lines
Take a good look at your potential entertainment company's photos online of their coverage of past wedding receptions either on social media or their website. Now by nature, enteratinment companies are not the greatest photographers so you're not looking for those great action shots filled with definition. What you're looking for is do all of the pictures look the same? Yes I am talking about those dances - the dreadful slide to the left, slide to the right that all of you have grown up doing at your school dances. Typicaly those line dances are used for creating a dancefloor when you have no one dancing. We typically do not play line dances at wedding receptions unless our clients specically want them. Which to be honest the majority of our clients are more modern and want their wedding to be different than your typical wedding reception so we rarely have line dances on their must plays. If your potential DJ company has all or a majority of of their dancing pictures of their guests doing line dances this would be a red flag and would make me wonder if they were able to enetertain and keep your guests on the dance floor after one song.
There is a lot of work that goes into programming and reading your crowd to get a lot of people on the dance floor. The next challenge that is faced is keeping them on the dance floor. Your above average wedding entertainment company can achieve this with ease. We ask our clients what are the three most important must haves at your wedding reception? Nine times out of 10 the answer of we want our guests to have a great time, and dance the night away will be one of their must haves. Make sure your entertainment company can not only exceed your expectations, but prove or demonstrate value to you by sharing event coverage photos, testimonials, or video. Your average DJ company takes advantage of playing a line dance to show new clients a "packed dance floor". But now after reading this article, you will all be a more informed consumer. Don't let the average DJ fool you in their ability to build and hold a dance floor.
Stay tuned for more advanced tips from us. Our goal as a professional entertainment company is to provide you with not only the best entertainment, but also share the most knowledge so you are able to make the best decision when selecting your entertainment vendor.