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This afternoon we are talking wedding entertainment, Wedding DJs to be specific. We often talk about the importance of hiring a good band here on the blog, as I am a firm believer that the entertainment you put on for your wedding can make or break the evening reception. However we very rarely discuss the job of the wedding DJ and how important it is to hire a professional and not rely on a pre-planned play list.
I speak from experience here, as I was guilty of doing this just thing. I spent about a month putting all my favourite tracks together for my wedding day, in fact the while thing was 7 hours long. On the day of the wedding, a local Ibiza DJ actually got in contact and asked if we wanted him to DJ. It was a no brainer for me and at 11.30 the morning of my wedding I booked him. BEST DECISION EVER!! Don’t get me wrong my play list was fab and we played it though the wedding breakfast, but I am so glad we had a real life wedding DJ playing for the evening reception. He kept the party going all night, knew what to play when and really made the evening part of the wedding a massive hit.
I know when budgets are tight you will be looking at ways to bring the costs down and the evening entertainment might seem like a good place to start cutting costs, but I will urge you not to. A playlist is a great idea for the day time but no playlist can preempt what mood your guests will be in, it won’t be able to mix the tracks together perfectly and it won’t be able to take requests!