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In an effort to save money, some people out there are using Ipods instead of hiring professional DJ companies or bands. Using an Ipod and renting a sound system will allow those people to save a few hundred dollars, play the music they pick, and provide a laid back atmosphere for their guests.
However, if it's an energetic dance party atmosphere, of which you have always dreamed, it would be a good investment to hire an experienced DJ who mixes live and reads your dance floor. Even the best DJs will need to change gears at some point. An experienced DJ will monitor the flow and adjust it accordingly and seamlessly.
Here's what you get for an extra few hundred dollars by hiring a professional DJ company:
The video you are about to see is real. It's from an actual wedding where the bride & groom chose to use their Ipod. Hopefully, it offers you the clear vision to anticipate what could happen if you gamble your event success on an impersonal Ipod and rented sound system. Click HERE to see the VIDEO.
I have provided DJ services at many weddings and corporate events on New Year's Eve. A few years ago, I played Corey Hart's I Wear My Sunglasses at Night while people pulled out their designer sunglasses and/or party glasses and followed each other in a conga line. Each time it was a lot of fun, but since there was no advanced warning, just a few people would bring and wear them. So, when Brandon & Cody Gredler came over to my DJ studio to finalize all the details about their wedding at Barr Mansion on 2/26/10, we clicked immediately, so I told them about the sunglasses and party glasses ideas from past weddings. The Gredlers loved the idea of having a New Year's Eve themed wedding, so they brought 200 pairs for all their guests. Throughout the night, everybody wore party props and sunglasses. The energy in the room was like New Year's Eve 1999. It turned out to be one of the most memorable, energetic nights of my DJ career.