The Wedding Planner Magazine

Charlottesville 5-2

A magazine highlighting the premiere wedding professionals in Charlottesville, Virginia and surrounding areas. Includes interviews, real weddings and numerous articles written by local and professional wedding planners.

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66 THEWEDDINGPLANNERMAG.COM It's time for the reception and the moment when you can finally kick up your heels and relax. Before you can show off your moves on the dance floor, though, you need to choose the perfect entertainment. A main consideration is whether you will choose a band or a DJ as your entertainment. Great bands are engaging and wildly popular with crowds, oen appealing across generations and filling dance floors to the brim. Find out what genres of music your prospec- tive bands play, and how their instrumentation matches the music you most want to hear. Expect a live band to cost more than your average DJ, and to require more accommodation in terms of break requirements, meal requests and a secure, comfortable spot for their group to prepare for the performance. DJs are versatile and can access nearly any style of music or song you could possibly want to hear. Choose one whose personal- ity matches the performance you expect. Some are subtle and dignified, making only necessary announcements and focusing on creating great playlists that appeal to your guests. Others are more dynamic and might be voted most likely to get out on the dance floor with you and your guests. Choose the one who will best match your vision for the party. Consider other forms of entertainment to keep your guests en- gaged all night long. Photo booths are still wildly popular and the photo strips that guests can take with them are great replacements for traditional favors. Creative getaways are also all the rage. These may include sparkler exits, noisemakers and riding into the night in a fancy vintage car. If what you want most on your wedding day is "a great party," choose top entertainers, and incorporate limitless fun. You and your lucky guests will wish the day would never end. Ron Dressel Photography Rob Garland Photographers PLAN YOUR WEDDING

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