"All brides should be doing these three things" says Ra-Mu. "If they don't do these three things, they may be on a collision course for a wedding reception disaster. First, all brides should meet with their potential dj/entertainer in person. For out of state brides, perhaps meet with prospective dj's when you're in town looking at venues or other vendors. If you don't meet with your dj, you will run the risk of "bait and switch" on your special day and you won't get to to build a rapport with your dj(the right fit between client and entertainer is a big key to the succes of the reception). Second, brides should either see a video of the dj(preferably at multiple weddings) or get permission to see a live performance. The latter may be tough because weddings should not be places for auditions for future business, but anyone that plans on being a dj for more than 6 months should have video footage to show a client. Taking the dj's word that he/she is good or a "slick" website may not keep your guests at your reception all night. Lastly, make sure that the dj is bringing more than just a laptop and a pair of cheap speakers. "I can't tell you how many dj's I know who charge top dollar and bring the bare minimum. In my opinion, $1500-$2000 is alot of money for someone to run Itunes all night" says Ra-Mu. Make sure that you know exactly what the dj is bringing and ask the appropriate questions. Are they providing a ceremony system, cocktail hour system, cordless mic, subwoofer, lighting, etc. ?
Studies have shown that the modern bride's number goal for her and her guests is to have fun. Elegance and professionalism should be a given considering that it is a wedding; but after the toasts have been given, 1st dances are done, and the meal has concluded, will people stay and dance? Will people be talking about your reception for years to come or will your wedding reception just be a prelude to "last call" at the local bar in the area?
Ra-Mu and the Crew and DJ Ra-Mu are committed to making sure that people stay at your event. "Crowd retention is key" says Ra-Mu. "If you have 200 guests and only 9 are left at the end of the night, the dj did not do his job correctly. We are hired at a decent rate to ensure that people do stay, are entertained, and that the bride and groom are happy".
About Ra-Mu and the Crew
Based in Providence and Boston, Ra-Mu and the Crew services weddings all over the New England, the East Coast and destination wedding locations such as the Bahamas and Cancun. The former Boston stand-up comedian and radio DJ is filling up fast for 2010 and 2011 dates. Call Ra-Mu today and bring passion, excitement, and fun to your upcoming wedding reception.
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Ra-Mu and the Crew offers high end dj/entertainment at an affordable price. We entertain at weddings, proms, corporate event, and other private functions.
check us out at http://www.ramuthedj.com or call 617-240-0879