It’s a question as old as time: For my wedding, there are obvious benefits to both scenarios, and everyone has their own opinions—and they will surely hound you with why they think they’re right and yadda, yadda, yadda…but you don’t need to hear all of that right now! You’re stressed out as it is planning the other aspects of your wedding, you don’t need people screaming in your ear and stressing you out even more. So, instead, I will be going over the pro’s and con’s of both scenarios, and then we’ll discuss the how-to’s of each scenario; we’ll lay it all out on the table and you can decide for yourself which suits your needs the most. You can thank me later. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

I’ll admit it, I’m kind of wedding-obsessed. Maybe it’s the romance in the air, maybe it’s the delicious catered food, and maybe (probably) it’s the open bar—but no matter what the case is, simply put, I love weddings. I have been to dozens of weddings in only the last couple of years, okay? Don’t judge me. So I have seen weddings done in a myriad of diverse ways. I’d say that, in my personal experience, weddings be done about 65% of the time, iPod weddings about 20% of the time, and band weddings about 15% of the time. I’ve seen all three done in spectacular ways, and I’ve seen all three be major flops as well. And when it comes down to it, the trick to being successful with your choice is equal parts about preparation and recognising what you want. If you want there to be some dancing, but it’s not going to be the focus of the wedding and you are a total music snob, then stop wasting time and get started working on that playlist!

It’s your wedding—you don’t have time to be thinking about the technical aspects of the event like speakers, detecting the mood of the audience, and organizing speeches. This way you don’t have to worry about the volume being wrong, or speakers going out—and if they do, they you have a professional there who can fix the issue in a few fleeting moments, rather than causing a long, five-minute long lull in the party, which can completely drain the energy out of a wedding.

Lets say you go with a Wedding Photographer & Videographer. Here are some important things to remember about hiring a photographer and videographer.  There’s not a lot of differences between the two, but weddings are usually more apt in being a host, whereas club aren’t quite as comfortable, but are usually way quicker at getting people on the dance floor. It’s important to make a short list of “must play” songs and a list of “must not play” songs.

1) You need to make more than one playlist. You need to have one for before the ceremony, processional, cocktails, first dance, and reception. Make sure to separate each into distinct playlists so you don’t spoil your first song at the end of cocktail hour accidentally. It’s generally a good idea to over-prepare. There’s nothing more embarrassing than running out of dance songs and having to start the playlist over from the beginning. Seriously, I’ve seen this happen.

2) Definitely have more than one backup. Check that each works, have someone else have the same style.

3) Make sure you have a premium membership and that you are available because if you show up to the banquet hall without saving your internet service, it’s all over, my friend.

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