There are many different types of entertainment specialists with different experience levels for it’s an easy and affordable entry point into the overall Entertainment Industry! For Weddings, it’s important to know that your DJ is experienced and familiar with all aspects of your event, including onsite ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and not just stuck in their headphone mix the entire event. Having a strong and confident Emcee to work alongside your entire event staff is critical to the overall success of the event and only comes from experience. Furthermore, a good wedding DJ will have a grasp on many styles of music through the decades, as client expectations and guests demographics are sure to vary!
Knowing the ins and outs of your particular venue has distinct advantages! This will always make logistical planning much easier including understanding the optimal place for equipment, facilitating overall flow based on venue and catering preferences, as well as proposing other unique ideas (Remote Speakers, Décor Lighting, etc.) Also, you can consider all previous events with your entertainment specialist at your venue as a dressed rehearsal for your own event!
Are they willing to meet with you in person? Do they use online planning forms? Are they easy to reach and help guide you through the entire process? Detailed communication is key! Being able to understand our client expectations, facilitate options, and execute not only relieves stress during the planning process, but also makes for a smoother, more-cohesive event!
What happens if the entertainment can’t make it due to a transit accident or other personal emergency such as a death in the family? What happens if equipment fails...for example hard drive crashes, laptop freezes up, or the wireless mic breaks during the event? A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and there are no do overs, you only turn 16 once, and your corporation may depend on your event. Unforeseen circumstances can unfortunately be a reality but the show must go on and your specialist should have a quick plan and happy to disclose it during planning.