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Should I use an iPod as my DJ?

How important is having a professional entertainer at your wedding?

One of the most essential questions you need to ask yourself is:  how long do I want my guests to stay? 

If you are having a small wedding at home with 10-30 guests and all you need is background music, then an iPod is probably the most cost effective route for you to take. 

If however you are having a larger reception with special songs, dances and moments then having a professional on site coordinating your music is imperative. The DJ and MC control the flow of your day. Timing, presentation and knowing where the ‘VIPs’ are in the room is vital when having a successful wedding. What I mean by ‘VIP’ is parents, grandparents, children, siblings, people that should be in the room to share all of those special moments with you. 

Picking the ‘right’ songs for your wedding is extremely important. Taking a random guess at what your guests are going to enjoy in that exact moment is near to impossible. 

DJs are trained to read the crowd, and determine what kind of music will go well at that moment. For example, Don’t Stop Believing is a crowd favourite, but it will go over much better near to the end of the night, than if it were to be played at the beginning of your reception. 

Professional DJs have professional equipment. Although you could go out and rent equipment for your iPod, your familiarity level to that sound equipment might not be vast. When you hire a professional they will handle set up and take down of all equipment and they know the sound equipment inside and out. 

Finally, did you know that if your event is happening anywhere other than a private home you must have a copyright licence to play music? 

A professional DJ will bring the industry knowledge and professional energy you want to have to keep your guests dancing and partying all night long. 


Top 5 First Dance Songs
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On your wedding day, there will be many firsts. 
The first kiss as husband and wife, the first meal shared together, and the first dance.  

Choosing a song for the first dance can be difficult, as you want the song to be timeless. This is a moment that you and your significant other will never want to forget.
When choosing a song, make sure to research popular first dance songs in the current charts and top 5 first dance songs of all time. Don’t be afraid to look through a few genres! 

There are plenty of options when it comes to the dance itself. Having a professional teacher choreograph a dance can create a special and unique moment for you and your guests to experience and be a part of. 
On your wedding day, keep in mind that you have so much on your mind that potentially adding a choreographed dance could create stress- especially if your partner has two left feet (like myself.) Another element to be cautious of is the wedding dress. Make sure that during your dance it can easily move and that if not, the song is slow enough that you will not trip by stepping to the beat of the music. 

With all of that being said, Here is our list of top 5 first dance songs requested from our brides and grooms in 2018!

  1. Perfect- Ed Sheeran
  2. Cant help falling in love - Elvis Presley
  3. Die a happy man- Thomas Rhett
  4. Thinking out loud- Ed Sheeran
  5. From the ground up- Dan and Shay