• A Professional Wedding DJ vs. An MP3 Player


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    professional wedding DJ. I have read articles encouraging Brides to save a few dollars on their wedding and use an MP3 player playlist instead of hiring professional entertainment such as a Disc Jockey (DJ). The assumption that an MP3 player is all any reception needs shows a complete lack of knowledge of the wedding industry and sets up the bridal couple to have their once-in-a-lifetime day wholly ruined. Long after you have forgotten how much everything cost, the photographer’s cost, or how many courses the meal was, the reception memories will still be there. They are permanent and will never be erased. Think about all the receptions you’ve attended. What do you remember? The centerpieces? The tablecloths? Professional wedding DJ

    The Fun? I’ll bet if you’ve heard lousy entertainment, you don’t know The name, but you do remember where you were when you heard it. Do you want the lasting memories of your reception to be where your guests (who gave you gifts) were entertained by an MP3 player pre-loaded with a playlist of songs you like? Or by a fantastic professional wedding DJ who can read the crowd and MIX what you want with what will get your guest’s feet moving. Most of the industry experts I know agree there are no second chances to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Rides hire professional photographers to ensure their special day is captured in time. Think about those cherished wedding albums. The first half contains posed pictures, while the album’s second half has photos of people having Fun. Action pictures of bouquets being thrown, loving looks during the first dance, father’s smile as he has his last dance with his daughter, friends linking arms and high kicking’ to a particular song, and select photos of guests dancing the night away as they celebrate


    It’s the DJ who does it.
    An MP3 player is to a professional wedding DJ as a disposable camera is to a professional photographer as fast food is to have the reception catered. Consider this. If the meal is late or not what it should be, the DJ will get your guest’s mind off it. The DJ will set it up if the photographer needs a great shot. If there are any special announcements, the DJ will make them. Then, when it’s time to toss the bouquet, cut the cake, or dance with the parents, the DJ will ensure the timing is suitable for the most impact. f Uncle Bert wants to hear a particular song, the DJ will play it.

    As industry professionals, DJs should be paid as much as photographers or as much as caterers, but they rarely are. Brides have been known to pay $7-$9 per guest for a piece of cake and another $3.00 to have it cut and served, but they think it’s not very good to pay $10-$15 a head for entertainment. T’s the entertainment both the bride and their guests will remember, not the cake. So until a photographer, centerpiece, or appetizer can get a group of people up to dance, an experienced, professional DJ is worth every dollar paid. Here are ways to cut costs at a wedding, but using an MP3 player and eliminating a key expert who is essential to the reception’s success and contributes so much to permanent memories sets up this “once In a lifetime moment” for complete disaster.

    Never book on a first call into a DJ.

    We often get clients coming to us for the first time or from another DJ company they had previously hired, stating, “I never could get the DJ or the company to call me back.” It’s frustrating To hear from a bride or groom. Y advice is never to give a credit card out over the phone to someone just b/c they have a great sales pitch or sweet voice. Take your time, and you have it unless your wedding or party is tomorrow. Choose three of the best DJs you like or sites you admire and believe can do the best for you and cater to what YOU want. Then call them and spend some time on the phone to get to know the company and what they can offer you. I would advise not hiring a DJ for your wedding unless you have at least ten years of experience in WEDDINGS. Does the company have: Backup DJs? Backup Equipment? Do they play the music you want them to? Do they act as the master of Ceremonies?

    After talking with the three, you narrowed it down to and then chose based on your conversations, their professionalism, and experience, not the lowest price. Best of luck, and congrats!


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    The photo above is from an actual wedding reception with 120 people for dinner. When the iPod playlist started, and now only a few remained. As you can see, there is still a lot of daylight outside, so this had to have been taken before 8 pm. o matter what these other bloggers try to tell you, the iPod wedding just doesn’t cut it.



    DJ/MC/VJ Terry Tunks and his talented team of entertainers have entertained thousands of events over the years. Evansville, Indiana; Newburgh, Indiana; Owensboro, KY; Southern Indiana, and Kentucky. In towns like JASPER, NEW HARMONY, FERDINAND, FRENCH LICK, WEST BADEN, HUNTINGBURG, AND SANTA CLAUS, In. They were based at one time in Louisville, KY, due to Coca–Cola’s sponsorship. However, SPECTRUM SOUND is just as comfortable entertaining small groups at a casual affair as 18,000 at the THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE DERBY CELEBRATION.


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