Where to start with the music and entertainment for your big day ….. here’s a few tips, suggestions, ideas and advice.
Live music, solo artists, bands and DJ's can seem to be expensive but one things for sure music brings atmosphere, ambiance and creates amazing moments and memories for your magical day.
The guest welcome reception is the first part of your big day and the welcome for all of your family and friends, so where budget permits a singer , guitarist, saxophonist etc is a wonderful idea.
The songs for the ceremony are really personal and again need to be considered carefully to create that special feeling during the more intimate part of the day.
During dining it can be low key background music or the wow factor of adding something like a surprise singing waiter to lift the vibe while your guests are eating.
First dance songs outside overlooking the sea and under the stars surrounded by stand up fireworks is one our favorites here at Oceana weddings Spain , then last but definitely not least
The evening reception — and the evening party— is normally where it’s at.
With options such as playlists and online streaming services, it can be tempting to wonder if wedding DJs are really necessary.
The hardest part of the evening is often getting the guests up and moving. Nobody wants to be the first couple out on the floor (even if you and your new spouse are already out there). It feels intimidating and it can be hard to get people over the first hump.
A good DJ has the charisma to inspire people to get up and move. They know what to say to prompt people onto the floor or they might even go down and start pulling “dance leaders” out of the crowd.
They also understand the style of music that will work best for different crowds. For example, crowds with primarily older people will appreciate a different playlist than younger crowds.
To get everyone on the dance floor, the DJ will read your guests’ energy to pick the right songs that will get their toes tapping. Hiring a professional ensures that you have someone with that important finesse.
A Customized, Yet Evolving, Playlist
A good DJ will sit down with you and your betrothed before the big day to get to know you a bit and learn about your taste in music. While some songs are always crowdpleasers, there are certain songs you will want and a certain vibe for your reception that you want to create. The music is the single most important factor in creating the right atmosphere.
The DJ will get a feel for all this and put together a playlist that will reflect you as a couple. As the party wears on, they may modify the list slightly to match the party’s mood or inspire a different one.
This is a huge benefit to hiring a professional wedding DJ who understands how to effectively plan the music beforehand but leave room for spontaneity during the party.
Take Requests…or Not
Sometimes near the end of the night, your guests might start making song requests. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the crowd and the inebriation level of the requesters.
A DJ can field their requests without letting things get out of hand. It’s also helpful if you let them know ahead of time who might get a little crazy with requests and that they can safely be ignored (or should be ignored).
Have the Right Equipment
Last, but most certainly not least, a DJ will come with a killer sound system. The venue may already have a decent system that you can plug into with your smartphone. However, it won’t hold a candle to the DJ’s equipment. We promise.
So, Are Wedding DJs Necessary?
Yes! Wedding DJs are the life of the party at a wedding and the party is where it’s at.
We help you create the perfect wedding vibe that suits you ,your personalities and your guests, to give you the most unforgettable incredible memories.