Wedding DJ or iPod? Why you need a wedding DJ when you already have an iPod.

Entertainment is critical to the success of your big day. The last thing you want to be worrying about at your wedding is the music. The party is what you and your guests are going to remember, and your music can make or break the atmosphere. While using an iPod will save you time and money, hiring a wedding DJ will ensure a memorable party! Let’s discuss the pros and cons in the wedding DJ or iPod debate.

A wedding DJ ensures smooth transitions. Quite honestly, having an iPod to control the music from beginning to end is a logistical nightmare. Beyond the ceremony itself, do you really want to be chained to the device every time a special moment happens during the reception, like a first dance or the cake cutting? Didn’t think so. Since it’s part of your wedding DJ’s job to have a prepared timeline for the evening’s events, they will have the songs queued up for you ensuring that every poignant part of the night is set to exactly the right soundtrack.  In addition, a skilled and experienced wedding DJ can make sure the transition from your dancing music to the father-daughter dance song goes smoothly, since they have expertise in mixing, blending and seamlessly integrating all of your song requests. In addition, your wedding DJ can also “read the crowd,” and adjust the music to what the party-goers seem the most excited about. That means both your grandma and your nine-year old niece will have an equally fantastic time!

A wedding DJ keeps the party moving. We explained why choosing a mobile DJ who tends to over-communicate with your guests with their “gift of gab” is not your best bet, but you still need someone to make announcements appropriately during key points of the night.  Your wedding DJ is not only there to ensure the party keeps going, but also to provide color to those designated moments that will personalize the event just for you.  Can Siri do that? Not likely. In addition, the presence of an experienced wedding DJ means a depth of music knowledge that is unprecedented.  Sure, you might be an iTunes fanatic, but it’s your wedding DJ’s job to maintain an endless library of tracks bringing you special remixes, mash-ups and accommodating even the most obscure requests.

However, we don’t want to go without addressing the costs associated with hiring a professional wedding DJ.  Sure, it’s quite cost-effective to just plug and play.  And you’re probably thinking: “Why pay for someone to stand on the stage, twist some knobs, press some buttons, and speak into the microphone?” Well, the answer is simple. All the attention to the professional DJ equipment like turntables, mixers and headphones ensure that the music never stops, and songs transition smoothly. Not to mention that you don’t have to sweat any of the entertainment details ALL NIGHT.  This means the dancing keeps going and you and your guests have a blast. What is more valuable than that?

So, do you want silence during your party while people evacuate the dance-floor, or do you want your wedding DJ to make sure that your venue has to physically force you to stop partying? Do you want an iPod with a limited song library, or a wedding DJ with the ability to take requests for any song? Finally, do you really want Siri making your wedding announcements (well, if she could anyway)? Leave the music to the professionals so you can have a worry-free wedding night!

In the debate between hiring a wedding DJ or using an iPod, the wedding DJ wins hands down!

Wedding Planning Facts

  • During wedding planning, brides said entertainment is among the least of their priorities...Yet, within one week after their WEDDING, nearly 80% said they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
  • 72% of brides surveyed say they would have spent more time choosing their wedding entertainment, and nearly 100% of brides say that they would have spent more of their budget on it.
  • When asked, 81% of guests said what they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

*Source: The Wedding Report 2012

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