Barriers To Great Entertainment

Some tips & advice to ensure everything goes smoothly with your entertainment.

Well, I may be a little biased on this one, but I feel the entertainment is always an afterthought.

It seems to me to be a common problem, particularly with weddings, that the music and their MC is the last thing couples organise.

Couples often choose the cheapest quote and are disappointed when on the most romantic night of their life they find themselves trying to dance to Michael Bolton and being interrupted by a pimply teen (who has never even had a girlfriend) only to make ‘ball and chain’ jokes over the mic because that is what his speech book said would be hilarious.

Don’t get me wrong, if that is how you have been envisioning your wedding since you were 4 years old, I am not here to judge you, horses for courses. But if you are picturing a more spectacular affair, read on:

Book Early

Particularly for Weddings and even more so for Spring Weddings. You are not the only one who thinks it would be nice to get married in Spring and if you don’t want to spend an entire day on the phone two weeks before the wedding trying to lock in a DJ that you may not necessarilly ‘click’ with

Booking early gives you an opportunity to find an entertainer who is not only reasonably priced, but also who you will enjoy dealling with in the months leading up to your special day and during your reception.

The Entertainment IS Your Party

Again, I am not particularly objective here, but if you ask me, I would rather be in my backyard eating vegemite on toast with a host that keeps the evening running smoothly and great music that gets everyone up and dancing, than in the ritziest ballroom, munching on caviar, bored out of my mind.

Long after the wedding, are people going to remember whether they had the chicken or the beef or are they going to remember you and your new husband alone on the dancefloor gazing into each others eyes as you have your first dance as husband and wife.

As for the MC, with any of your more structured & formal affairs (Weddings, Presentation Nights etc.) The person you choose is going to be talking to you and your guests all night. With a microphone. It is important to choose somebody who will suit your function and that you feel your guests will warm to.

It’s Not Just About Price

Of course you don ‘t want to pay any more than you need to. But there is enough competition in the industry to ensure that everyone keeps their pricing reasonable.

You have a budget, so get some pricing, make sure that the service you want is in a reasonable price range, but don’t let it be the only factor in you decision making. You are going to have to deal with your provider both leading up to and during your function, it is important that you get it right.

Let Your DJ do their Job

I know a lot of people out there have had bad experiences with DJs in the past, so I understand where you are coming from when you say you want to choose your own music, however, if you have chosen a service provider based on their professionalism, reputation and experience, then there is no need to do this, in fact, I woud advise against it.

The Benefit of engaging the services of a professional DJ is that they know how to read a room and play the right track at the right time. You can not anticipate ahead of time what any group of people will be in the mood for. Of course there are some song we all know everyone enjoys, but the difference between and good night and a great night is the song that no one saw coming, that you maybe haven’t heard in a while, but is just perfect for that particular group on that particular night. And when that happens, it really is just magic.

So choose the DJ provider that is the right fit for you, and trust them to give you your magic moment.


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