We get the pleasure of talking with so many excited couples about their wedding, listening to all their ideas and how their number one goal is to make it a day they they…and their guests…will never forget! And as a wedding professionals, we get just as excited at the possibility of helping all of you make your day a truly
memorable one! So it really does bum us out that it’s sometimes budget alone that keep couples from hiring TFE or other DJ Entertainment.
As Wedding Professionals, we really do know how you feel & trust me when I tell you, you aren’t alone! Many couples felt that way when they initially began
searching for entertainment (or anything wedding related really!). It can be a bit shocking at first to find out the cost of Wedding services, the biggest being your venue, your “home” for the day.
However, many couples found that expanding their budget just a bit for the peace of mind of having great
entertainment was the major factor in the overall success of a truly awesome celebration!
Our goal is to still help, even if it’s not TFE couples choose to hire. I encourage you to keep important details in mind when researching & speaking with other Entertainment companies. It’s the only way you’ll know for sure that, in addition to knowing you’ve hired great entertainment, that you have peace of mind as well!
It’s absolutely important to be on a budget when planning (imagine the kind of damage we all would do if our resources were unlimited!!! My head hurts thinking about it!! lol). When deciding where to tighten up the overall budget to expand the budget for the one area that has the most impact, here’s some great information to be prepared with when checking into entertainment options.
Biggest Misconception of a DJ
It’s a common misconception that all DJ’s are the same, and the truth is we’re not! And the only way to truly know that is to do exactly what you’re probably doing, researching and talking with several so that you really get a feel for them and their services, but that you’re also able to have a vision of how, and if, they will help to make your day a real celebration! It’s not enough to be able to say you found the least expensive DJ, it’s about having absolute peace of mind knowing that the reasonable amount of monies you do spend on
entertainment were put in the right hands. Just like the peace of mind you have with your venue.
Chances are your Wedding Venue’s reputation, quality and service are not on the low end of the budget.
However, they are absolutely worth every penny you spend with them! Both the venue and it’s food & the
entertainment are the two key things that will have the most impact on your wedding, and really any event! Ask most anyone, and they’ll tell you it’s the two things they remember the most… with entertainment often ranking first.
Who’s Responsible for Your Wedding and The Party
No matter how large or intimate your reception, the music and entertainment is often the deciding factor
between just an OK celebration and a truly REAL SUCCESSFUL Celebration! Just like the organization (both seen and unseen) that it takes for a venue to coordinate the preparation and set-up, the kitchen flow, the menu and food, and all the staff to make sure everything goes smoothly… a DJ’s role in your reception is just as important to the success of your event and how smooth the music and entertainment will be! When hiring entertainment, in essence you’re putting all of your trust in their hands. You’re handing over to your DJ the
responsibility of making you and your guests experience all the truly great aspects that make up a real
celebration….fun, tears, laughter, moments, smiles, music, memories, and plenty of dancing!!
Hiring a professional DJ is key to music seeming like it was all perfectly timed for each and every moment of your party!
A great DJ will take your personal musical requests and enhance them with other music selections they know your guests will love, and blend it all together with the key knowledge of perfect timing, in a way that gets
people enjoying, dancing and having a great time!
A great DJ will not only read the crowd and respond
accordingly, but will also plan around the flow of the venue and your Maitre d’ & their schedule so that nothing seems like it was interrupted and instead will be a continuous, seamless, flow throughout the day!
Not Just About Music
A professional DJ will also act as your MC, to keep your guests informed as to the formalities throughout the event so they know what’s to happen and when. With a more casual and intimate affair, many couples have different ideas as to how much or how little wedding tradition they wish to include or not include in their
reception. You can incorporate some of the traditional formalities, or choose some terrific creative
alternatives in an effort to keep more of your desired casual approach.
With a more energetic and ready to party large guest list, you may want to leave out much in the way of
tradition and formalities… or leave it all in while adding a different more out of the ordinary approach!
Either way, your DJ should work closely with you to not only share ideas with you, but to help you put those ideas into motion, AND, make your celebration truly reflect “you”…and not everyone else who’s been married before you!
We could write a book on the importance of DJ Entertainment (we’re DJ’s after all ) , but hopefully we’ve
given you some insight and helpful information to consider and look out for when researching options for
entertainment at your wedding. Have conversations with your fiancé about the things mentioned and decide if finding a way to slightly stretch your entertainment budget is worth the peace of mind of knowing your
reception will be the real memorable celebration you wish it to be. Making a wrong decision on your
entertainment is never worth the money you saved by choosing someone because of budget. The good
feeling of saving money on entertainment quickly fades when it was the wrong entertainment and wasn’t worth the monies you DID spend!
You may have seen this quote many times, sadly, we know it’s true! We’ve had couples tell us so. Fortunately, for some of those couples they realized it BEFORE their wedding day and had time to correct it and still have a Real Wedding Celebration! It’s the couples who, unfortunately, don’t find out until their Wedding Day …and their guests aren’t dancing and they leave early.
Wedding Professionals do realize the challenge of budget couples are up against when planning…and often paying for their wedding themselves. No matter how you decide to move forward, we wish you luck in your search and your decision on entertainment. When you both look back on your amazing day, our hope for you is that there is never this thought floating around your minds:
“Our reception could have been better if only we had ______(fill in the blank) ______“.
Looking back on your day should do nothing but bring smiles!! …especially when others are still raving to you about how much of a Real Celebration it was!
If there’s anything TFE can do to help, don’t hesitate to reach out!