Wedding Music

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Wedding music is a ridiculously broad topic that covers everything from polka to bluegrass.  Today, I'm talking about the above average American wedding and the music that is played.  

What to play?

I will usually sit down with a bride & groom-to-be and find out what style of music they like.  I do this by having a face to face meeting.  Then having them fill out an online music form in their client area.  From there I get a taste of what they like - Top 40, Motown, Cupid Shuffle, Hip Hop, Mumford, Sinatra? 

How to play it?

Recently we have added a new twist to wedding entertainment and wedding music.  The Hybrid DJ/Band!  Think about this... The great thing about having a DJ is that you can appease the masses.  The great thing about having a band is all the energy of the moving parts grooving and playing together - feeding off each other.

Nice Guys DJ offers the best of both worlds.  We offer a DJ that can play anything and everything, PLUS a crazy exciting band.  Check out this short clip of our percussionist Deshone jamming out with the groom.

Using Instagram at Weddings

Instagram takes the place of wedding disposable cameras

Instagram takes the place of wedding disposable cameras

With smart phones, everyone at a your wedding can capture memories.  And now with Instagram you can collect all those memories in one place.  

By using hashtags (#), you can see all your guests pictures in one place.  You can get a glimpse of what your first dance looks like from uncle Buck - what the best mans speech looks like from Aunt Susie, even what it looks like from the DJ's perspective from Nice Guys DJ - all using instagram.

The wedding I DJ'd this past weekend had the foresight to see this useful technology and placed notes on all the tables that said something along the lines of... "We would love for you to share photos from your phone.  Please use the free app Instagram and tag the picture #andrewrobinwed"

Check out a few of the pics from Andrew & Robin's wedding. 

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Wedding Stats - 72% of all Brides

It seems that DJ's are last in line.  Many brides start with choosing a nice venue, move to the food, the flowers, the photographer, and leave little budget for the entertainment.  Hopefully these stats will shine some light on what's most important and most memorable:

  • 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
  • Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
  • Within one week after their reception, 78% of brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
  • When asked 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.