•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.
•During wedding planning, brides say their highest priority is their attire, followed by the reception site and caterer – reception entertainment is among the least of their priorities. Yet, within one week after their reception, 78% say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority.
•When asked, 81% of guests say what they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
•65% of all couples that chose a band to entertain at their wedding, said, if they had it to do over again, they would have chosen a disc jockey
I was recently asked by one of my peers about the last wedding I attended. Being in this industry, I probably haven't attended a wedding as a guest in over 10 years. When asked about what I ate that evening, I sarcastically replied "probably chicken". Now the moment of truth. When asked about the DJ that was playing that night, I vividly remember how terrible he was. It's amazing that even after 10 years, the memory seems sharp when it comes to certain aspects of wedding receptions.
"I can't imagine the hectic schedule of planning that brides must go through", says Ra-Mu. "First they've got to book the hall, then the limo, flowers, photographer, cake, videographer, etc. Music is one of those details that might get lost in the shuffle. Most of my brides know that the deejay is key ingredient to get people to stay and have a good time. Guests are deciding in the 1st five minutes whether they want to invest five or six hours with the bride and groom or catch last call at the local pub after dinner. A good DJ can ensure crowd retention while a bad DJ will ensure fun prevention(that rhymes intentionally....lol)
"So book your DJ/Entertainment early or you might get stuck with some guy that has been wearing the same tux since 1972. If you wait too long, the DJ that shows up may be playing the chicken dance and Kenny G's greatest hits all night long to an audience of tables and chairs".
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