Congratulations on your engagement! Since you're here, we'll assume that the planning has begun, and we'd like to help.
Please allow us to ask you a few very important questions regarding weddings. What do you remember most about the last wedding you attended? Do you remember the designer label on the bride’s dress or the groom’s tuxedo? Do you remember what was served for dinner? Or do you simply remember if you had a great time.
In a recent survey, the number one detail that brides were most fearful about, regarding their reception, is their guests not enjoying themselves and leaving early.
There are thousands of dJs and bands in the Chicago area, ranging from your neighbor's cousin who just likes playing his music really loud, to consummate professionals. How do you know which is which?
We understand that for most people, choosing a DJ or band is a very difficult and yet very important decision. What to ask? How to determine who's really good, and who's really cheesy? Since everybody CLAIMS to be “the best”, how do you narrow the field and find just the right fit?
First, ask around. People in the industry should know your entertainment company, their owners, and their staff. If not, why don't they? We get at least one phone call per week from a panicked bride whose dj disappeared or whose band broke up.
Next, do your homework. This is not a decision which can be made over the phone, any more than you would choose your dress or your photographer by phone. If you are considering a dj entertainment, will you have the opportunity to meet one or more disc jockeys from the company? There is a big difference between a person that happens to be available and the correct dj for your wedding day.
Does the band that you are considering have a current video, photographs, and a comprehensive play list that is consistently updated with the top hits played on the radio? Again, there is a huge difference between a band that your parents may like and one that you may like.
Next, check references. Understand that anyone can supply you with good references, but not all good references are equal. Find out WHY the client loved their entertainment. Talk to several of their references. This day is too important for you not to check references.