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When it comes to choosing your wedding entertainment it is very easy to fall into the trap of choosing something that you would like. In the main, it is your wedding day and you should have whatever sort of entertainment you want but you must also consider your guests. For example, if you are heavily into drum and base you [and your 3 teenage cousins] will probably be the only people on the dance floor. That's not much of a party for anyone, including yourself. The best way to select your wedding entertainment is to invite a few key members of your family over to discuss your options. If possible, try to have each of the following age groups represented; a teenager, a 20-30 year old, your Mum or Dad and a grandparent. Discuss different types of entertainment - everything from steel bands, to laser light display discos. Why kind of music makes them want to dance? Do they like live bands or would a DJ be a better option? Take on board all of their ideas and then talk to any friends who have recently been married. Try and find out what they went for and assess how successful it was.

Once you have looked at all the options, make a few enquiries. Most wedding DJ's or live bands will invite you to a set or a gig so that you can hear them. This is a very important thing to do before making a decision. It is also a good idea to speak to people who have already used them for a wedding or special event. You then have the burden of making a final decision!

Many couples these days go for a live band or a well-recommended DJ. Either would be fine as long as their repertoire contains a good mix of current hits and those from yesteryear. The main goal is to ensure that as many of your guests get up and have a dance. The best way of securing this is by a play list that caters for each genre of guest - whether they are under 20, 30, 40-50 or 60+. Don't forget that the evening entertainment will only last for about 4 hours - this only equates to about 40 songs so make sure they are all hits that will get everyone up on that dance-floor. It is not unheard of for couple to select each individual song that they want played; it's your special day so don't be afraid to ask for exactly what you want.

By adhering to these simple rules, you will host the best party of your life and your guests will be talking about it for years to come. That's how you know you have chosen your wedding entertainment and got it right!

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