Hire a DJ or use an iPod?

Posted on May 13, 2013 under DJ Star Blog, Professional DJ's, Wedding & Event Tips

In today’s economy a lot of brides and grooms are looking for ways to cut costs on their wedding day. But is using your iPod instead of hiring a professional DJ really a good idea? Here are four things you should consider before making that decision.

  • Ipod vs DJ NHAn iPod costs less than a DJ, especially if you already own one.

    However, many people do not realize that you will still need to rent sound equipment to amplify the music to the reception room… and you will also have to learn how to use it! You may also require a microphone for announcements, blessings and toasts.

  • Who are you going to use to run the equipment?

    You surely don’t want to be worrying about it on your wedding day! Who is going to set up the equipment and break it down at the end of the night? And what happens if something goes wrong with the equipment or your iPod battery drains? A professional DJ knows how to deal with technical issues, and ALWAYS brings back up equipment in case something goes wrong.

  • The DJ isn’t just there to play music…

    He/she is also an emcee and master of ceremonies. A master of ceremonies will guide you through your day, help keep everything on schedule and work closely with you and your hired wedding professionals to make sure that your day runs smoothly and stress-free. They will be there to let you know when it’s time for the first dance, cut the cake, toss the bouquet, etc.

  • Your iPod doesn’t have a personality.

    It can’t read the crowd, engage your guests, and take requests. It doesn’t know which songs will keep your guests on the dance floor, and which ones will clear it. And if it does clear the dance floor… it doesn’t know what to play to get people back up and dancing!

So although an iPod will play the music you want, that’s about it. When you hire a professional DJ you are not just hiring someone to control your music playlist, you are hiring an event manager, an entertainer, a master of ceremonies, a complete set of professional audio equipment and more. But the best part? Knowing your event will be a great time for you and your guests.

If you are booking an event in New Hampshire or Massachusetts, contact DJ Star Entertainment today to discuss more benefits of hiring a professional DJ for your wedding or event.