Why an 'iPod Wedding DJ' is a Terrible Idea

There are tons and tons of wedding advice magazines and websites out there and a lot of the time they offer some great tips. One tip that has been popular over the last couple of years, advice that some couples have actually followed, is not so good though - the idea of replacing a live band or a DJ at your wedding reception with an iPod to save a few bucks.

There are plenty of good reasons why this is a rotten idea, so many in fact you could list them on and on and on. Here though are a few of the biggest problems with the idea of having Steve Jobs' baby entertain your guests. Don't let this baby ruin your wedding!

Coming Up with the Playlist

For the guys and gals who play at weddings for a living, brainstorming a great set list or playlist is all just a part of the job, but easy it isn't! At the average wedding reception you have guest...

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Posted: Fri, Jan 10th 2014, 14:56

Are you getting the right advice for your wedding?

Timelines can be a great tool to help you remember all the details of organising your wedding. However, they can be a complete hindrance too and in some cases; work against you! Not every industry time-frame is the same, and neither should they be, but when it comes to organising a wedding entertainer there seems to be more confusion than the other services you require.

Should you use a timeline? Most brides and grooms are led to believe that unless they follow a timeline, their wedding will be a disaster; which is simply not the case. Timelines can help you to remember to book your musician but they don't take into account some of the intricacies of the music industry.

Isn't this your wedding and isn't part of your wedding doing it your way?

If you have your heart set on a specific entertainer; book them! Don’t wait until an on-line...

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Posted: Tue, Aug 20th 2013, 19:02

Should You Ban the Chicken Dance at Your Wedding?

As we all know, there are certain songs that tend to pop up at almost every wedding, whether the entertainment is provided by a DJ, a live band or even the dreaded iPod.

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You know the ones we mean; the Chicken Dance, the Macarena, the Electric Slide, maybe even YMCA. They are known as audience participation songs and the one thing that every seasoned wedding entertainment pro knows is that these songs almost always fill the dance floor, which is, let's face it, what they are being paid to do.

There are some couples who do consider banning these types of songs on their big day. It is often because they think they are simply too cheesy for their well planned, elegant affair.

Are they really going to pay a small fortune for a sumptuou...

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Posted: Tue, Jan 14th 2014, 23:03

7 Tips To Booking An Entertainer

Getting married is a huge and exciting time of your life, and the process of arranging your event should be a fun and enjoyable experience. But in reality, it can be hard work to find the right suppliers to make your dream a reality, unless you are armed with the correct information and advice.

1. Be decisive on your music style!
Decide on the style of music you’d like played at your wedding before you contact any entertainers. The style of music you choose will create the soundtrack for your day, and it should express who you are as a couple.

Also take into consideration your guests when choosing your music and how they will react to your chosen style. For example, do you want to see your guests up and dancing or mingling, quietly chatting with each other?

2. Set a realistic budget
The music played at your wedding can have the most lasting impact on your day. It might not seem as glamorous as your gown, but how the music entertains your gues...

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Posted: Mon, May 20th 2013, 22:22