THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT
A wedding takes months to plan, as you make sure that everything falls into place and nothing is forgotten. After all that work, you should be able to enjoy your reception and not worry about what the DJ is doing.
We make sure to get as many details from you as possible so you can spend your time visiting with your family and friends. We will ask you the genres of music you prefer in advance and make sure things are ready to go before your guests arrive. During the reception, we work hard to read the crowd and play songs they enjoy. We are very approachable and try to play as many requests as possible as long as they fit your tastes.
Your wedding day will be one of the most treasured memories of your life. Selecting the right wedding music can take a lot of time and effort. We have links to some of the most popular songs to help save you a lot of time.
- First Dance
- Mother/Son Dance
- Father/Daughter Dance
- Most Requested New Songs This Year
- Most Popular Wedding Songs of the 2010s
- Top 100 Requested Songs All-Time
- Top Slow Songs
We love to help you customize your wedding playlist to be yours so feel free to ask us. Our DJs are at a lot of weddings so we usually have a great idea of what songs could work well for you.
"The DJ played all the right songs to keep the dance floor packed and played all the songs my guests and I requested throughout the night. I'm so happy I found Trustworthy Music!"
Halle & Ken - Wedding in Danbury, Wisconsin
TIPS FOR CHOOSING A DJ
Rates for the DJ industry vary greatly, ranging from $600 to $5,000 with most couples spending between $980-1845 an average of over $1,500 for a four-hour booking.
A full-service DJ company will normally invest 12 to 30 hours to your special event but it may appear that you are only paying for "four hours". Consultations, preparation, transportation, set-up and tear-down, and other business related endeavors add up to the overall success of your special occasion.
Many Brides and Grooms ask about price first because they’ve never hired a DJ before and they’re not sure what to base their decision on. An important thing to know is that a DJ is not a commodity, there is a big difference in the quality between different DJs.
If you’re checking around, you’re going to hear a lot of different rates, some probably more than ours and some for less, let me ask you this, who makes or breaks your party? Your DJ should be someone you TRUST, and there is a reason our company is called Trustworthy Music!
"Trustworthy Music lived up to the reputation we had discovered when researching online! We could not be happier with our choice, don't change a thing and thank you for being there with us on our big day!"
Connor & Amanda - Wedding in Carlton, Minnesota
A FEW INTERESTING WEDDING STATISTICS
Before the wedding, brides ranked entertainment 9th in importance compared to their other wedding goods and services they would need. On average only 5% of the wedding budget is spent on entertainment.
HOWEVER, AFTER THE VOWS...
- 72% of all brides say they would have spent more time choosing their reception entertainment.
- Almost 100% say they would have spent more of their budget on the entertainment.
WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE RECEPTION...
- 78% of Brides say they would have made the entertainment their highest priority!
- When asked, 81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.
"DJ Steve was so friendly, accommodated everything we needed for ceremony music, and kept people dancing at the reception all night long! Even after the dance was over, he had us cheering for one more song!"
Kaycee & Austin - Wedding in River Falls, Wisconsin