New York Wedding Djs

Written by Stephanie Dula
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Most wedding receptions call for a musician or DJ to capture an audience's attention for at least two to four hours, so it makes sense to hire a professional with the charisma and musical selection to pull it off. Starting early is the key to finding a good event entertainer since popular acts can be booked up to a year in advance. With a little planning and research, it's possible to locate just the right DJ or band for the ceremony and reception.

Wedding Entertainment Trends

The art of event entertainment has changed dramatically in recent years and DJs have adapted their performances to fulfill the needs of each client. Gone are the days of the DJ who simply played a standard lineup of the same songs heard at every wedding reception. Many couples create their own play lists with some room for the DJ to play songs based on the audience reaction and requests.

As weddings themselves become more personalized and unique to the couples getting married, professional DJs have diversified their skills. One current trend is the omission of standard group dances like the Hokey Pokey and YMCA that are considered overplayed. Couples now prefer a more classic and streamlined selection, which often goes along with the theme of the wedding.

Additionally, many couples spend a lot of time preparing for the reception by taking dance lessons. Rather than playing a general variety of tunes from several decades, DJs are often asked to play big band, swing, and Latin music to accompany the newly acquired dancing skills of the bride and groom. Attending a wedding expo is a good way to check out popular themes and entertainment trends, while using a company that has a huge database of DJs is your best bet for finding the best candidate.

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