One of the most important aspects of your wedding, if not the most important aspect, is did everyone have a good time? Eventually, we will all get back to normal and will be able to celebrate again together on the dance floor.
- What’s most important?
You picked out a beautiful venue and you have wonderful food, but if your guests don’t enjoy themselves, will those things make a difference? If they dance all night, it is safe to say they will have a great time. If they are engaged and entertained throughout the event they will remember your event for years to come. Weeks, months, or even years from now, your guests will most likely remember one thing about your wedding over everything else – they will remember if they had fun.
- The importance of quality entertainment:
Your band or DJ has several important roles on your special day. In addition to making sure your guests are entertained with incredible music, they will also manage the flow and timeline of the event along with your other vendors such as your planner, event manager and/or caterer. Timing is everything – It’s not just about what songs they play, it’s about when they play them. Special dances and speeches can also impact the flow and investing in a quality band or DJ will help ensure that they will use their expertise in creating a timeline that will allow your event to flow seamlessly in and out of these special dances and speeches. They will “read” your crowd so that they can get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there. These skills are a result of your band and bandleader or DJ/emcee having the proper training and years of experience, like the bands and DJs of EBE Talent.
- Consider everyone
Yes, it is your wedding, and of course you want to hear the music you like, but you will also need to remember that you are also hosting perhaps hundreds of guests of different ages and backgrounds who have their own likes and dislikes when it comes to music. As you work with your band leader, remember that it is dance party, not a concert, so rather than consider the music you listen to in the car or at home, think about music that would make you and your guests dance – these are not always the same.
- Trust your entertainment
Your best bet is to give your bandleader or emcee a list of some favorite songs, artists, or genres. A few “no-plays” are okay, but don’t go too crazy. You want your band leader, or emcee, to have choices to keep you dance floor packed. You want to give your bandleader or emcee the freedom to do what they do best – to react to what they see happening on the dance floor and choose music accordingly to keep the energy high throughout the entire evening. Variety is best – some classic music to get your parents and older guests up, and of course more current music for the younger guests. A well-trained bandleader or emcee will know how to mix and match styles, genres, and eras so that you have a little bit of something for everyone and, as a result, a packed dance floor all night long – it’s an art!
- It should be an experience
At the end of the day, you want your guests walking away from your wedding saying “wow, that was a blast!”. You want pictures of a packed dance floor, with guests dancing together arm-in-arm, singing along with each other and with your entertainment that you can look at for years to come. You want everyone to have that experience that they will remember forever. They most likely won’t remember the exact songs that were played (and neither will you), but they will remember that feeling and that experience. You need entertainment professionals who can provide that experience, look no further than EBE talent!