Monday, August 21, 2006

Dancing Machine

Lets face it, a killer band or DJ can make or break your wedding. It's very important to find musicians who can play music that you, your parents and grandparents can enjoy and most importantly, music everyone can dance to.

Here are a few tips on hiring and working with a wedding band or DJ:

1 - What type of music will your guests enjoy? Like most couples, your guest list will be multi-generational so look for a band that can play music from the 40s through the 60s, 70s and today's top hits too. If you are only inviting your friends, you should find a group that specializes in contemporary music, or your favorite genre - swing, country, salsa, etc...

2 - Don't take their word for it. Ask to see them perform. Many bands and DJs perform at showcases where brides and grooms can hear and see a band's music as well as how they interact with an audience.

3 - The Play and Do Not Play Lists. Go over song playlists with family and friends to make sure the one song your mom has to have played is accounted for — and explain that requests will likely not be allowed at the wedding. Don’t take the chance that mom, dad or any of your gusts will request the “Funky Chicken.”

If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area check out Absolute Entertainment. With a roster of DJs, classical musicians, vocalists and a variety of reception bands including: party, swing, country and latin bands, Absolute Entertainment can provide entertainment from the ceremony to cocktail hour and through the reception.


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