Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It seems like a lot of money for a DJ...

While there may be a few amateurs willing to take your money (for a lower price), I guarantee that none of them have the experience, or the awards to merit even the smaller amount they are charging.  Very few have the ability to speak in a public forum and make announcements clearly.  Imagine if your introduction was mumbled and you didn't even know when to walk in because you couldn't hear your names being announced!  I've seen it happen!

Playing music is only a small portion of what a DJ does.  Keeping the reception moving a good pace (while not being pushy towards the bride and groom about when to do them), is a very delicate process and takes great skill, something amateurs just don't have.

If none of this makes sense to you or you just don't care about entertainment, consider this:

“Although linens, lighting and florals are the areas of a budget that can really visually make a room, entertainment and catering are the two elements that are most important to the comfort of guests,” David Tutera wrote in his book, The Big White Book of Weddings: A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride

David Tutera is one of the top wedding professionals in the country and just about every bride knows his show; My Fair Wedding.  David isn't the only one to point out the importance of entertainment.  Take a look at these online articles for more about the importance of entertainment at your reception.


A DJ, Band, or an iPod? (note the going national rate for DJs in the first paragraph and then decide whether its too much for a DJ)

Importance According to Brides (look at this chart to see how most brides view their wedding)

5 Tips for a Fun Reception

What kind of wedding DJ do you get for $150? (The story says check with the BBB, but references are even better.  A good DJ will provide you with at least two names and numbers for reference.)

According to The Knot, "72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment. This happens because they make a quick decision, and look for the cheapest DJ."

And finally, here's a short video about picking the right entertainment for your reception:

Regardless of what list you look at, entertainment is ALWAYS in the top three (if not the number one) things that a guest will remember about your wedding day, so why is it that most people spend thousands of dollars on their wedding day and the least amount on their entertainment?

Make your day, one that guests will remember and look back on with a smile.  Call The DJ Guy!

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