These series of articles are based on my Wedding Reception experience dating back to 1993,which includes 500+ weddings. Most of my weddings were in Schuylkill County although 15-20% were in the Harrisburg, Lancaster & Reading Areas.
The most important thing that is talked about long after the wedding reception has ended is people having had a good time versus people having a boring time.
How many times do you hear people talking about the great tasting cake or the beautiful centerpieces or the great meal?
The single most important thing that will make or break you wedding is the entertainment!! This article may seem to be biased since it is being written by a Dj, but after doing your own research I’m sure you will agree with me.
So just how do you select a Wedding Dj/Emcee
3-Word of mouth!!
In my opinion word of mouth is the best criteria!!
First and foremost will the Dj show up?? Yes this has become a serious problem with some entertainment companies and Djs. Some things that can look for are:
1-# years in business?
2-# weddings performed?
3-Listed with Better Business Bureau?
4-Business web site,” excluding MySpace which is a free-bee”?
5-Business van or truck?
7-References/testimonials with name, address & tele#s for verification?
8-Are you dealing with an Entertainment Company that subcontracts and sends various
Djs or one on one with Wedding Dj?
9-Is the Dj/Entertainment Co. local or out of area??
All of the above are based on my experiences and is just a guide to get you started.
If the Dj has make a significant financial investment in his/her business then that Dj will probably show up regardless of the weather or not feeling well on your wedding day.
PS:I have personal experience with Djs that have called me and asked me to perform at their wedding gig on the morning of the wedding reception.Their reason for calling me was due to their drinking the night before and not feeling well.
Remember the Very Best Dj in the world is worthless if he/she does not show up!!