Entertainment For The Most Memorable Day Of Your Life
No Doubt About It!
Music can make or break a wedding celebration. It's the heart and soul of a reception, and can send your guests home with happy feet -- or pained grimaces! The fact that you want to hire a talented band or fleet-fingered DJ is a given. Finding one is a matter of polling friends, surfing online, shopping around with fine-tuned ears (who has time for that?!), and making a move quickly -- top talent can get booked up to a year in advance. Let our decades of experience help you make it all fun! What type of entertainment suits your personal taste, budget, space allowances, guest demographics, and killer dance moves best? Keep an open mind, and consider these details to start your search with us! Let us help you make it easy and enjoyable.
What is your Vibe?
The type of music you choose can set the tone of your wedding and solidify a theme. And remember, it's the thing people most often remember. Think about what musical genre best reflects your personalities and inspires the ambience you want to create: Groovy funk or subdued string quartet? Swanky swing or kick-off-your-shoes-and-sweat zydeco? The way the music is delivered -- by live band or DJ -- also affects the ambience. The type of music you choose may dictate the choice too -- big band sounds are generally best live, for example.
Are you a little bit country, while he's a little bit rock and roll? Regardless of whether you choose a band or DJ, our artists play slow and fast songs, and old and new tunes to encourage different sets of guests to hit the dance floor.
Prices vary depending on equipment requests and whether it's a weekday or a weekend. A 12-piece band, for example, will generally be more expensive than a DJ, since there are more people to pay.. And more fun to be had! (There are always exceptions; celebrity DJs can be just as expensive as live bands.) Band prices vary by the number of musicians, the amount of time you want them to play for, day of the week, and what time of year it is. Let us help you create your perfet enviroment on your budget!
Don't get your heart set on an 8-piece salsa band before you check whether the reception site has any restrictions on the number of musicians and pieces of equipment you may bring in, and whether there are any electrical power supply or noise limitations. For example, a registered landmark reception site may not allow you to use large speakers. Ask these questions before you start scouting bands, or better yet while scouting for a location. That way you can boogie your night away with no worries!
Should you have a Band?
There's nothing like a live wedding band to get a crowd excited and create a sense of sophistication. Music groups can synergies with the tone of your wedding and almost any niche theme, offering everything from accordion to klezmer ditties. A good bandleader will play the master of ceremonies at your reception if you want him to interact with folks on the dance floor, pay attention to the "feel" of the room, and select music accordingly.
Live music is, well, live! You and your guests will experience the pleasure of a performance. Anything can happen to raise the excitement level, from an infectious horn-section interlude to a moving solo.
Should you have a DJ?
Don't fear the DJ: The days of disco fever and flashing lights are gone. (Unless you want the lights!) Today's disc jockeys are artists in their own right, offering balanced and eclectic mixes of musical styles for all ages. Plus, the songs played will sound exactly as you remember them, encouraging sing-alongs and improvisation. And, depending on the amount of equipment a DJ brings, he’ll take up less dance floor real estate and can be relocated with relative ease.
If there are a dozen songs you're dying to hear at your wedding, it likely won't be a problem for your DJ to find each track. A DJ with a charismatic stage presence and excellent emcee skills can really set the mood and keep the party going.
It is very important to find a DJ with a great professional personality. A DJ with a less-than stellar personality can be a party-killer. Also, improvisation is tough if, say, your dad is dragging behind tempo on the father-daughter dance or your nieces and nephews decide to crash the chicken dance. We have the perfect DJ’s for you here at Elite Event Entertainment!
You Must Remember This
Don’t hesitate to ask for our bands song lists. They are huge!
Always keep in mind the perfect band is willing to learn your first-dance song if they don’t already know it.
Contact us if you want recommendations for your perfect music puzzle piece!
Know that all professionals will be open to your likes and dislikes. Give us your personal request list, songs they must, and, perhaps more importantly, a do-not-play list. Worried that you'll hear the "Macarena" at your once-in-a-lifetime event? Specifically prohibit the playing of a song you feel strongly about it. We are here to make things perfect for you!