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Guest Post: Are You Sure You Want a DJ For Your Wedding?

Guest Post: Are You Sure You Want a DJ For Your Wedding?

This week's blog post is by special guest Patrick Wyllie of Eternal Events. Take it away, Patrick!

Hire an Entertainment Director instead of a DJ

So you’re looking for entertainment at your wedding and you're probably considering a DJ. That’s great! But did you know you have an alternative? Opt out of hiring a traditional wedding DJ, who doesn’t know how to mix music, and can be overbearing and unprofessional on the microphone. Hire an Entertainment Director instead.

Wait, what the heck is an Entertainment Director and how is it different from a traditional DJ? An Entertainment Director is a proven (through certifications, client reviews, etc.) professional Disc Jockey and Master of Ceremonies who specializes in the coordination and direction of your wedding celebration.

As President and Entertainment Director at Eternal Events, I go above and beyond your expectations of a traditional DJ throughout your planning process and on your wedding day. I always communicate in advance with your ceremony and reception team (vendors) to ensure everyone is on the same page. I have countless fun and creative suggestions for getting your guests involved, including special lighting and theatrical effects, and everyone's favorite, a photobooth. I offer my expertise on the personalization of your ceremony and reception events and timeline. I will even coordinate and direct your ceremony rehearsal! Will your typical wedding DJ do this? Probably not.

Imagine a ballroom full of laughter during your Grand Entrance (introductions) instead of the traditional name announcement and clap style of introduction. I always write a custom script for your Grand Entrance based on the personalities and relationships you have within your bridal party. This makes for a unique, fun, and unforgettable start to your wedding celebration. 

Any DJ can play music and make announcements. But an Entertainment Director will script your entire wedding celebration, ensure that it runs smoothly, and incorporate elements that are unique and personal to you! If you value the enjoyment your guests will experience at your wedding, Hire an Entertainment Director instead.

If you would like to learn more about how an Entertainment Director can help make your wedding stress-free and unforgettable, I would love to speak with you. Please visit my website at or email me at

Happy wedding planning! 

admin October 28, 2014