The biggest mistakes often made during the wedding reception entertainment process are judging vendors by price, assuming that entertainment has a one size fits all pricing structure, and not effectively communicating with the entertainment company.
Wedding Reception Entertainment - Judging Vendors by Price and Not By Value
A common mistake often made when choosing wedding reception entertainment is selecting low budget entertainment. An average wedding reception entertainment budget with a DJ can run up to $ 5000; so having guests leave early due to poor entertainment is a huge disappointment. When you hire high quality entertainment, they will help you arrange a reception that keeps guests actively involved and create a pleasant ambience.
Wedding entertainment is more than just playing music. Your wedding entertainer is accountable for coordinating the timeline, managing the opening and flow of proceedings, working with other vendors, managing the guests, understanding the crowd and making sure the correct song is played at the right time. Your entertainer will also help you work out your wedding reception music in advance, to make certain the correct songs are selected and the reception runs efficiently.
Assuming that Entertainment Has a One Size Fits All Pricing Structure
A subsequent misconception is that entertainment is a "one size fits all" in terms of pricing structure. Various wedding reception entertainers have various pricing structures and can range anywhere from $ 1000 to $ 5000 for your event. Entertainers should have pricing structures that meet all the needs of their clients.
Effective Communication Between You and Your Entertainment Company
Having an open flow of communication with your entertainment company is important in having a successful wedding reception. If your event is lacking communication, you’re creating failure before it even starts. When people hire an entertainment company, they automatically assume everything will fall into place; not if the lines of communication are unclear.
An effective wedding entertainment company should encourage an open line of communication and you should expect and warrant quality customer service. This means a timely reply to any emails or phone calls. Open communication should be encouraged, as this allows the opportunity for uninterrupted brainstorming and idea creation. Effective communication with the entertainment company also helps them gain valuable information, because they will need to be familiar with the names of the bride, groom and important family members. The information that is communicated will help the company in making announcements during the event.
By Lisa Capitanelli Kasberg