The DJ vs The Uncontrolled Entertainment
“My Experience is your Assurance”
What are the benefits of hiring Professional DJ over a DIY iPod?
This is a personal choice that comes down to the atmosphere you want created on the big day within your allocated budget.
Horror stories of “uncontrolled entertainment” i.e. jukeboxes/ iPods & advertisements, buffering issues, guests crowding around the iPod selecting a whole album of Celine Dion through to cousin Johnny playing inappropriate music at inappropriate times to name but a few.
As an entertainment professional, my advice is clearly to steer clear from DIY music options if you have more than a handful of guests. Aside from the music selection, the quality of sound a professional will provide is significantly better than what you can achieve via a DIY set-up.
I personally have invested in the top of the line sound equipment to provide the best possible audio & visual experience, tailored to your individual preferences.
As a DJ entertainer, I can play anything & everything. I can play over dinner through to closing (midnight shut-off) & set the atmosphere to your liking.
The main reasons why a DJ can never truly be replaced by an iPod:
- I provide expert advice based on 33+ years of experience
- My music catalogue / library is extensive & I know what works & what doesn’t
- I make all announcements so everyone knows what is going on (Entrance Music / Cake Cutting / First Dance / Bouquet Toss etc)
- I remove the stress from you, allowing you to relax & celebrate your big day
- I take requests on the night allowing for a fluid night of music
- I read the crowd & am adaptable to play more of the music your guests love
Many venues “offer” the in-house sound system for you to connect into with your iPod, unfortunately these are primarily designed solely for ambient music over dinner & but not for dancing.
You need to consider the atmosphere you want created. The dinner music will be different to the music you have playing while people are mingling (pre & post dinner). There are also the formal songs to be considered, plus the party music across many different genres to engage with & satisfy you & all of your guests preferences.
Respectfully, I would suggest looking at the bigger picture & guaranteeing seamless entertainment for a stress-free celebration with an industry professional.
The main things people remember about weddings are: the wedding dress, the venue, the food & of course the entertainment. It’s certainly not the overpriced limo, the extra line of beer you had on tap, nor the extra option you had in Canapés.
Don’t walk away from your event with any regrets; if you think it’s expensive hiring a professional just wait until you hire an amateur.
As your DJ / MC you can be assured that you are dealing with a passionate professional who has 33+ years in the DJ industry. I don’t “do” Karaoke / Photo-booth / Dancing on the Cloud options as these are labour intensive & draws my, & your guests attention away from the dance floor.
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“My Experience is your Assurance”.