You don’t necessarily ask for all of it, but you’re bound to get a lot of advice while planning a wedding. Some of that advice is great, while some of that advice is … well … not so great! But if married couples could do it all again, a lot agree that they would spend more time planning wedding entertainment for the reception and dedicate more of their budget to hiring talented professionals. You don’t have to make the same mistake!
Lackluster reception entertainment becomes one of the biggest regrets because, as the pre-wedding stress builds, there’s just too much to do. Then the time comes to celebrate and the reception isn’t quite what you wanted. That’s why you’ve gotta work with an event planner to make sure nothing falls through the cracks – especially entertainment that reflects your personality and the theme of your wedding! Oh, and entertainment that also creates an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!
Don’t DIY with Spotify
Spotify is great for checking out new songs. Apple Music is great for the morning commute. Pandora is great for cleaning days. But none of these services should be supplying your reception entertainment! Yeah, it’s nice to imagine everyone praising your handpicked playlist and exquisite taste, but if you want people to dance and have a good time, all of those deep cuts from the early 90s might not be the best option.
Besides, who has time to make a handful of playlists when you still have to say yes to the dress?? Seriously though, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at any point in the wedding planning process, and putting more on your plate could be a disaster. Instead of wasting time trying to do it yourself, drowning in a to-do list, and then hiring a DJ, just call one from the start.
All DJs Aren’t Created Equal
You’ve decided to go with a DJ instead of an aux cable, nice! Now, just don’t go to Craigslist to save a few bucks on the DJ for your wedding! Work with your event planner to book an experienced DJ with good references. And guess what? A professional DJ can incorporate all of your favs, the hits, and some classics! Plus, the DJ can read the crowd and adapt to day-of hiccups, whether everyone’s a little mopey because it’s raining or half of the guests are a little too drunk.
If you really want to take your reception entertainment to another level, couples are beginning to book a DJ and a live band. Because there’s that old-fashioned expectation of live music at a wedding, and by booking both a DJ and band, you get the best of both worlds!
Flying Solo is a No-No, Go with an Event Planner
Instead of flying solo, go with the pros! You probably haven’t planned too many weddings, so it’s naturally going to be a learning process, and more couples are going with wedding planners than ever before. There’s more to entertainment than just the music and an event planner will help make sure the day’s events flow smoothly and the fun atmosphere lasts from beginning to end. From finding that professional DJ to coordinating vendors, your event planner will have your back.
If you’re looking for an event planner to walk with you before you walk down the aisle, contact Unique Events. From DJ services to chair rentals to unique floral design, we can help with every aspect of your next event. Let us help you create the right vision for what could be the most important day of your life!Share