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Choosing A Live Band or A DJ For Your Wedding

Author:  Bryan Wong

Music is the live of a party. That is also true for a wedding. The song for the first dance will be in your memory for ever, so make sure it is played the way you like it. After the first dance musical entertainment can enhance your wedding or put a damper on the festivities. When choosing music for your wedding day it usually comes down to choose between a live band or DJ. It is important to choose a live band or DJ who is capable of ensuring that the guests in attendance are having a great time. This means that the band or DJ needs to able to sense the mood of the crowd and adapt to meet their mood and vibe in order to keep the party moving.

The choice for a live band or DJ is not so easy. One great way to ensure that you are choosing a good live band or DJ is to seek recommendations from close friends or family members. If you didn’t attend their wedding or don’t remember their entertainment, ask them if they would recommend their live band or DJ. If they do come highly recommended, ask your friend or family member if you can borrow a copy of their wedding video. Pay special attention to the parts of the video where the guests are dancing and decide if you think the live band or DJ might work for your wedding.

Before you can make the decision for a live band DJ you need consider the following issues. The first thing is price. A live band is usually more expensive than a DJ. The DJ often is just one person and a band has more than one performer. That is where the price difference is, the live band has to pay several people while the DJ is just one maybe two persons. The second thing is music selection. A band often has a more limited musical selection than a DJ. A DJ can have a considerable amount of CD and records available. This can be important when wedding guest request individual songs. When a band doesn’t have that particular song in their repertoire it can be a disappointment for the wedding guest. Another thing is that a DJ can play the duration of the wedding and a live band usually takes several breaks during the party. You need to keep these things in mind when making your choice.

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However, the best way to decide for a live band or DJ is see them at a wedding. Ask the band or DJ if you can see them perform at a wedding and if the couple that is getting married is OK with your attendance. During their performance you can judge if they feel the mood or the crowd and how they adapt to meet the mood and vibe in order to keep the party swinging.

When hiring a DJ it is very important to make a contract which specifies the name of the DJ and companions if needed. It sometimes happens that a DJ becomes so popular that he or she can not play at your wedding. In this case the DJ may offer your wedding party to another DJ for a small finder’s fee. This means that the DJ can sell the right to perform at your wedding to another DJ. It can also happen that the DJ sends a less experienced DJ that works for him to do the job. To make sure that this will not happen to you, you must make sure to specify the name of the DJ on the contract.

It is best to interview at least three to five candidates before you make your final decision even if you already made up your mind. Make sure you see the band or DJ in action at a wedding and set up a contract that specifies all of the details of your wedding as well as all of your expectations.

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How To Pick A Song For Your Father-Daughter Dance At Your Wedding

By: Natalie Beck

Sometimes it can be hard to pick one Father-Daughter Dance song for you wedding that really encompasses how you and your dad feel about each other. He’s your hero. You’re his little girl. You both have so many memories of you growing up. The first time you rode a bike on your own. The first time you planted your little feet and wouldn’t back down in an argument against him. The first time you realized that there was a possibility that he may just know what he’s talking about. The first time he realized that you knew what you were talking about. And now you’re all grown up and getting married. There are a lot of emotions and memories that will be floating around your minds in the space of that one song.

When thinking about the song you want to use for the Father-Daughter Dance, a great place to start is to do a web search. There are a lot of websites that you can go to that have a list of the most popular songs for the Father-Daughter Dance. Just reading through the titles can bring tears to your eyes. The most popular songs for this special dance are so popular for a very good reason. Every one of them encompass the feelings of love, pride and admiration that a father and daughter feel for one another. Any of these songs are always a wonderful choice.

If sentimentality isn’t something you and your dad are comfortable with, or you just don’t think you’d be able to handle such deep emotions one more time on your wedding day without bursting into tears, think about doing something different. Some fathers and daughters choose to do something other than a classic slow dance for their Father-Daughter Dance. Think back over the years. Is there a song that your dad really loves, or a song that represents something you and your dad both really enjoy? If you and your dad share a love of the ocean or are avid surfers, maybe a Father-Daughter Dance to an old 1960’s surf song. Maybe there’s a song from that school play back in high school that he helped you practice for hours? Or maybe he’s an Elvis man. There are a lot of different songs and styles of music that can be just as touching and sentimental as a classic Father-Daughter Dance song. It doesn’t have to be a slow song to be just as much of a reflection of your love and admiration of one another.

Taking a few dance lessons to put a little bit of polish on some rusty dancing shoes can be a lot of fun for both of you. With a little bit of practice, you and your dad can turn a classic Father-Daughter Dance song into a beautiful waltz, or you can have a whole routine built around his favorite classic rock song.

No matter what kind of song you and your dad use for the Father-Daughter Dance at your wedding, the most important thing is for you and your dad to enjoy yourselves and really cherish this special moment that you have to spend together.

Some favorite Father-Daughter dance songs:
* My Girl (The Temptations)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
* The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
* My Dad (Paul Petersen)
* Hero (Mariah Carey)
* Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
* Times of Your Life (Paul Anka)
* A Song For My Daughter (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
* Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
* The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
* Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
* Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
* My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
* Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
* What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
* Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
* Daddy’s Hand (Holly Dunn)
* Daddy’s little Girl (Kippi Brannon)
* Daddy’s Girl (Peter Cetera)
* Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
* Lullabye (Billy Joel)
* A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
* How Do You Fall In Love (Alabama)
* Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
* Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Father’s Eyes (Amy Grant)
* Friends (Elton John)
* In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Learning to dance is the same as learning any new skill. It takes patience and practice. Unlike other skills though, dancing is fun at every stage.

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