Our wedding was Apr 24 2010. Until about three weeks prior we figured we'd go with our iPod; it's got plenty of tunes, music we liked.... As I started adding up the pros and cons about it, there were plenty of negatives that began creeping up: Who would stand there for five hours to play tunes and change the music flow, from the c ceremony, to the lunch, and then to the reception?
And who had the gear to crank out the sound at my wife's childhood home? They only had a Bose system, that couldn't throw out sound. I have a system, but it would mean moving speakers and gear there, but then who would operate it?
Adding it up, I figured it would be wiser to let someone who had portable gear to come in and do it. We were thrilled at how well the wedding coordinator (part of what we got with the DJ service!) took control of our planning, helped with music organization, and managed the flow to how we wanted it. If there were specific tunes (many) that we specifically wanted, they created the playlist exactly the way we wanted. We didn't want the typical stuff (even though they have it). Yet what we asked for (big band, lounge, mixed with R&B type pop), they provided.
As we ate lunch, our guests kept commenting on the fabulous playlist, and several actually requested the playlist. We even noticed how the music simply flowed EXACTLY that way we wanted. They were top-notch, professional, and the coordinator kept our wedding flow on time. We actually got two people for one; the DJ and the coordinator, which I still can't say enough about how pleased I was.
She was an added help that we had not expected, but had they not been there, I think our wedding would not have been nearly as great as it was. We just didn't realize until we started eating lunch, how valuable Dance Masters was, and they were reasonably priced. Best bang for our bucks, believe me.
Pros: They Kept Our Wedding Organized
Cons: Still Trying to Think of Something Wrong