Great Wedding entertainment is the requirement of all would be couples for their intended Nuptials’, the most important advice needed is to be prepared. This might sound very simplistic, but you have to be prepared for any event! Those of you who can afford a party planner/organizer are very lucky, but choose wisely in this area, trust friends experience with such organizations, but the really good ones don’t come cheap. However let’s look at what’s available for as little cash as possible, bearing in mind that you get what you pay for!
The Internet is littered with DJ’s looking for your business, and apart from party ideas (Games/dresses/favors/ limousines etc etc),you could spend the rest of your life looking through the available competition trying to sort out what’s right for yourselves on your special Day.
Shotgun weddings aside, it would be reasonable to expect you to have at least 6 months maybe a year or more before the date, so you have plenty of time to research your target,ie: someone who will give your party a real sense of value for money in return for what you are willing to fork out in this area. As this depression deepens we’re all looking for value for money, so first it is as well to organize the venue for the reception first, whether this is your local hall/Pub/restaurant or Hotel.
Hotels and Pubs(entertainment ones), usually have a list of DJ’s working for them on a regular basis, so you can afford to be guided by the respective Manager as to who will suit your purpose and how much they charge. You don’t have to go on this advice but it’s a good starting block. Having got a list of potential list of DJ’s get along to as many of the Gigs they perform at as you can, you don’t have to introduce yourselves, just watch and listen from a distance. A good DJ will keep the floor as full as his talents permit, providing it’s the kind of music you want at your party.
After a number of these outings you should be able to come up with a short list of the DJ’s you like. All you have to do is approach them and find out as much as you can about their previous experience and if your lucky some may also have released their talents at a wedding. Better still they might be performing at such a party soon, why not gatecrash, most wedding parties won’t mind especially if they know what you’re after, most wedding parties ignore gatecrashers in small numbers anyway! So get out there enjoy yourselves and watch out for the DJ who really loves His/Her music, and with any luck you’ll end up with some really great wedding entertainment, YOURS!!!