Too often, selecting the entertainment is left to the last part of your overwhelming “To Do List”, but it shouldn’t be. Not only does music position the suitable mood, but a skilled wedding reception entertainer will stylishly guide your guests from one moment to another. Often the finest performers, bands and DJs are booked well in advance.
Wedding Reception Entertainers Who Don’t Ask Questions Regarding Your Wedding
Professional wedding entertainers should ask you certain questions about your wedding. This will give them insight into the type of scene and ambiance you want them to create for your special day. One of the most important questions you want them to ask you is, “What is your vision of the type of music and entertainment you would like?” This will give the wedding entertainment company the ability to personalize your wedding day by hand picking the entertainer(s) that will be best suited for your wedding reception.
Wedding Reception Entertainers Who Talk about Themselves and Not Learning about Your Vision
You want a wedding entertainer who is not fascinated with talking about themselves, but interested in what your vision and goal is for your wedding reception. Yes, you want a wedding entertainer that has a confidence in himself, but more importantly you want them to keep your vision in mind.
The entertainment should liaise well in advance with all the other vendors at the reception in order to achieve your vision. It is imperative that they work together with the banquet coordinator and the photographer to help achieve a timeline that will make the wedding reception run effortlessly.
DJs Who Prefer to Have Control Over All of the Music Selections
Since it is your wedding; the wedding reception should reflect your unique desire, while creating the best possible atmosphere for your guests. Wedding entertainers, should respect your choices but also in the same breath guide you in making an initial playlist of songs that best represents you. On the actual day of your event, the wedding entertainer can then add to the list by using his expertise to read the crowd and play music that compliments what you have already created. The wedding reception is the highlight of your day and it should have your individual touch; your musical tastes should be reflected at the reception.
DJs Who Are Not Good Listeners
A great wedding entertainer understands the art of listening. Whether it’s a request to be more of a DJ and less of an Emcee or a request to receive a “Do Not Playlist”; listening as opposed to not listening can be the difference between a really great party or one that falls flat. You will definitely see the difference if the entertainer did not do his due diligence and take note of your needs, likes and dislikes. Professional entertainers know this is the biggest day of your life, and that you are placing all your trust in their capabilities. If your wedding entertainer is not following your instructions and planning according to their own tastes, then you know this will most likely not be an appropriate match for your wedding reception.
By Lisa Capitanelli Kasberg