Who you sit closest to the DJ. Consider your older guests and be sure to inform the entertainment if any guests have epilepsy or sensitivity to lighting.
Your Crowd - You will provide us with what music YOU want, but consider the dynamic of your guest list as well. What's the age range among the guests? Do you want us to play a mix that will cover all ages or nationalities? What genres will be the biggest hit on the dance floor? We always play a mix of music, but help us determine the right mix that best suits your crowd.
Some venues/catering halls prefer fun & dancing to begin after dinner... we DISAGREE! This especially happens in the state of Pennsylvania, for reasons which we still can't explain. We want to dance as soon as possible. Dinner can wait.. you have 4 hours during the event and they go by fast. We like to get people up and dancing immediately! Trust us on this one!
Have a timeline. It doesn't have to be down to the minute, but having a rough timeline of events is important. Compile a timeline for getting ready, photographs, first look, transportation to ceremony/reception location etc. We have an ideal sample Entertainment timeline for reception under our Weddings page.
Your Shuttle (if you are using a shuttle service). Be sure the shuttle service has a clear understanding of the expectations/what you pay for. Reinforce not leaving anyone behind that still needs to get to the hotel/car drop-off area after the event.
Length of Toasts - You're there to celebrate. The longer people talk.. the less time you have to enjoy. A toast that exceeds 5-7 minutes may be a bit lengthly.
FOR NEWLY WEDS - Stay together. Don’t forget to dance and have fun! You’ll likely be pulled in many different directions on wedding day. The whole vibe on the dance floor starts with the newly weds!
Most importantly, hire vendors that are committed. The real professionals in this industry commit their undivided attention to their clients on the day of THEIR event. They should be punctual, organized & excited. Don't hire a photographer that's going to make you do a "mock" cake cutting because they're contracted to leave by a certain time. Can you imagine that? Don't hire a videographer that wants you to do the sparkler send-off 30 minutes before your wedding reception ends. Don't hire a venue that isn't warm, welcoming & polite. Please see our list of Preferred Vendors if you're still looking!
Lastly, try not to hire a DJ/Entertainment based on price alone. The investment in an experienced & reputable entertainment company is worth every penny. The bitter taste of regret will hurt far more than a few extra dollars spent. The entertainment is the most important piece!
Entertainment is without a doubt the most important piece of a successful event. Book a free, no obligation consultation call with us to determine if we're the right fit for you!