If you really want to blow away your guests hire both a DJ and a Band! The two experiences guests walk away raving (or complaining) about at weddings are the food and the entertainment. Rarely will a guest remember the china pattern or monogramed cocktail napkins at the reception, but they will be telling stories of dancing the night away for years to come!
Wedding entertainment is essential for both building the energy of an amazing party and keeping the night running smoothly. LW encourages you not to cut the budget in this area, and book a live band along with a professional DJ. These two professionals will work in tandem to create a reception that ROCKS!
There is something exciting about live performers on stage that feeds in to a crowd and creates a party atmosphere. Everybody dreads an empty dance floor, but with a band this fear is completely unwarranted. Guests from young to old will get up on their feet and share in the fun! However, you never want this party energy to die when the band takes a necessary break in the middle of their performance. Don't allow vital time of
your reception to be taken over by an i-Pod playlist. Here is where a DJ comes in!
A DJ can operate many of the logistics of your wedding night, cue important happenings to guests, and ensure there is never a lull in the celebratory spirit. A professional DJ will often be able to help mic your wedding ceremony, provide uplighting in the reception area and additional stage lighting, play music through cocktail hour and dinner if needed, and emcee the night so guests are never left wondering "what's next?". When the band takes a break, there is an experienced entertainer there to read the crowd and play appropriate songs that keep the dance floor packed for their return.
If budget allows, LW also encourages setting the scene with different forms of live entertainment during the ceremony and cocktail hour. A classical guitarist, violin quartet, or harpist can deliver magical ceremony music that adds that little something extra special versus recorded music. What is more Kentucky than having a bugler play The Call to the Post or State Anthem to signal the start of dinner? A jazz trio or bluegrass band are perfect for cocktail hour and/or dinner music. These acts provide a southern ambience, give a hint of old world glamour, and get your guests excited about the events to come.
LW loves wedding design details...but we also know, for the guests, it's all about EXPERIENCE! Give them an experience to remember by curating the ambience of every phase of the night with live music acts and a professional DJ at the helm.