One of the core components of a great wedding reception is entertainment that people will enjoy and remained engaged in. This requires skill and experience in the performers who provide the entertainment. In general, couples will choose between a live wedding band or a professional wedding disc-jockey to provide the entertainment in the form of music. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, a live band is great at producing a certain atmosphere for the night while are more costly and harder to coordinate, while a disc-jockey provides a limitless digital archive of music with the support of a wireless internet connection but sometimes are not able to replicate a similar atmosphere that live bands produce. If you are in the market for a professional disc-jockey, it may take some time and effort to find the right person, but St. Louis is abundant in dependable professionals. The guide provided below should help you immensely in this stage of the wedding planning.
Step one will be to start your search off for candidates with the recommendations of your friends, family, and colleagues, in particular, anyone who has been married recently, or has been involved in a wedding to some degree. You will want to discuss with a venue coordinator their recommendations the job, because they may produce a list of preferred or exclusive vendors in which you may be required to make your selections from. Another great resource is online wedding directories or guide websites as they provide great informational sources on wedding vendors including details on pricing, bridal testimonials, reviews, pictures, videos, etc.! It helps to focus on professionals who specialize in weddings and boast their experience. Call each candidate up, and ask of their availability on the date of your wedding, only booking appointments with those that are not yet accounted for.
Step two is to start the interview process off with each candidate. You will want to ask each prospective disc-jockey plenty of questions, and you need to share your vision of the wedding music with them. You will want to ask them of their experience in the field, and how many weddings they perform for on a yearly average. You should ask for a video of them demonstrating their abilities at a previous wedding, most professionals are more than willing to comply with this request. Go over song list details, guest song requests, and more crucially, their microphone or emcee style. Be sure to deliver your expectations to them verbally, and be certain they understand this. If you foresee yourself being comfortable with this person, exchange personal information, and discuss the costs of their services. It is wise to ask for a sample invoice from each candidate so you can determine who is going to deliver the most bass for your buck by comparing each prospective disc-jockey side-by-side.
You do not have to rush the decision as long as you have allowed yourself plenty of timing in the process of planning your wedding, so the only pressure should be to find something that you know deep down is going to be great for the occasion. Always trust your instincts, or the instincts of the loved ones around you who are supporting you through all of this. Once you are decided on a particular candidate, sign a contract with them, and place a deposit to render their services. You can look forward to the awesome jams the disc-jockey plays for your wedding, the only thing you may want to do to prepare for the big day is to take some dance lessons to show up the rest of the wedding!