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There are several things you need to keep in mind when you first start your search for your wedding band or DJ. First, think about the type of atmosphere you want to create. The best way to get a feel for a wedding DJ or band is by hearing them first-hand. Have you been to a wedding recently where the band kept the guests dancing all night? Or have you gone to an event where the DJ really kept the party hopping? Talk to your friends and relatives to get recommendations, or check out our list of reputable wedding bands and DJs in your area. Next, consider the size of your crowd. Will a 3-piece band be able to entertain in your reception space, or would you be better off with a full orchestra? The size of your wedding venue will also affect what kind of equipment your wedding DJ needs to really show off his stuff, so have this information handy when you start your interviews. Next, think about the timing. Wedding DJs and bands are usually contracted for around five hours, but if you know your guests will want to pack the dance floor until late, consider booking your band or DJ for more time up front. If you ask them to stay longer at the wedding, you could rack up overtime fees. Speaking of fees, be sure to check with your wedding site manager about any noise restrictions to make sure your band or DJ stays at the right volume. Once you have made your selection, it's time to put it in writing! The best wedding bands and DJs can book up over a year in advance, so act quickly once you have found an act that suits your wedding music needs.
Find the best wedding DJs in your area. Use our local wedding planning guides to find the right wedding DJ for your reception music. Or, search wedding bands near you.