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Entertainment Can Make or Break a Reception!

posted on: April 16, 2015

Without professional, reliable, and talented entertainment, your wedding could end up turning into a 6 hour dinner with background music! There are so many things to consider when planning your wedding. Dress, food, cake, ceremony, bridesmaids & groomsmen, your parents, seating charts, decorations, favors, and more. This might help you or might make it worse for you. When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment. In a recent survey by USA Today, Brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. One week after their reception, 78% of brides say they should have made hiring the right entertainment their highest priority. In post reception surveys of over 1,000 brides done by The Knot, most said they had spent around 15% of their overall budget on entertainment. Most paid more for their veggie platter (that was barely touched) than their DJ! They also said if they could do it all over again. They would have spent more on the DJ and hired a better more professional company. In a recent Brides magazine, 65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a DJ. At Soundwaves Entertainment, we listen to you and your ideas. You tell us what you want and we make it happen. We customize and personalize your event to your tastes and desires. We can help provide the tools and services you need to make your day fun and the wedding of your dreams. We can gladly offer suggestions, helpful tips, vendor recommendations, lighting designs, help with music and special song selections, face to face meetings with your DJ before your event, constant contact during the planning and always accessible anytime to answer any questions. We will never tell you how your day is going to be. We ask you what your vision is for your special day and we help make it happen. You are the stars of your own movie, we’re the soundtrack. Together we make a great combination. Putting together a budget for a wedding is no easy task. Think long and hard about what’s most important to you both. If it’s the cake, or decorations, or the food, or even the venue that’s fine. Just remember, your guests want to have fun and they will definitely remember if they danced and had fun all night or if the they left early because they were bored and nobody was dancing! There are a lot of entertainment options and DJs out there to choose from. Some have are seasoned professionals and some are amateur DJ’s that just bought a laptop at Best Buy and some speakers and thought they could earn some quick cash on the weekends and have no idea what songs to play to keep your guests on the dance floor. Some DJ’s cost $400 while some cost as high at $3000. You know the old saying “You get what you pay for”, it’s cliché’, but it’s true. Interview DJs, ask hard questions, make a connection and feel good about who you hire to make one of the most important days of your life fun and memorable. Our goal at every wedding is for you and your guests to have a great time and make some memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. We hope that you and your and your guests will say at the end of the night “This was the best wedding that I have ever been too’!