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Why 2 out of 3 brides prefer a DJ to a band

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The DJ advantage

I’m like you:  I love music, and I love a good band.

In fact, Queen City DJs is friends with many top notch bands in the greater Cincinnati area.  Having said that, the Knot conducted a nationwide survey of some 18,000 brides and learned that 2 out 3 hired a professional DJ instead of a band.

One DJ advantage really stands out with brides here in our area:  flexibility.  We can play about any song you want by the artist of your choice.

DJ flexibility matters to brides

Take the timeless classic song for a wedding first dance, “The Way You Look Tonight.”  It was written way back in 1936 for a movie called “Swing Time” with lyrics by Dorothy Fields and music by Jerome Kerns.

Many local bands don’t know the song.  And for those that do, can they compete with the polished, professional arrangements and vocals that a Michael Bublé provides?  Just listen to the video above.  It’s hard to beat those seductive Latin rhythms that caress your ears, isn’t it? And Bublé is simply one of the best contemporary vocal stylists around!

On the other hand, perhaps you’d rather hear the great jazz artist, Harry Connick Jr., singing your first dance song as only he can do it: with jazz!

Or maybe you love the super smooth voice of Adam Levine:

Looking for romance on steroids?  How about the legendary Tony Bennet singing a duet with the lovely Faith Hill?

How about a retro interpretation of the song by Chad & Jeremy?

You’ll never go wrong with this definitive interpretation by the Chairman of the Board himself, Frank Sinatra, and a simply swinging arrangement by the great Nelson Riddle.

Great artists make a great song like “The Way You Look Tonight” their own.  Which version do you like best?

Here’s the thing:  a DJ can play whatever version fits your style and personality.  Queen City DJs has these versions and more.  We can get whatever you want if we don’t.

This flexibility is a significant DJ advantage, one that contributes to the popularity of Queen City DJs with Cincinnati wedding couples.

What songs do you want to hear at your wedding reception? And who do you want singing them? Check out our musical database and start planning the wedding of your dreams!

don't let a friend DJ your wedding

How to ruin a friendship

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Do you value your friendships? Whatever you do, don’t let a friend DJ your Cincinnati wedding. It’s a recipe for disaster, unless he or she is an experienced professional with at least 50 weddings under their belt.

As regular readers of this blog know, entertainment makes the event. It is the great equalizer for brides on a budget.  Great entertainment compensates for the need for most of us to moderate our desires when it comes to which package we select from our caterer, photographer, and florist.

But if the entertainment is legendary, your reception will be legendary, too, even if you had to cut back a little on other areas of your wedding.

Don’t let a friend DJ your wedding!

Here’s your risk, and it’s a big one: you try to cut corners by having a friend play some tunes off of his iPod at your reception. Not only will you put your friendship at risk, you put your entire wedding reception at risk when your guests start to leave early.

DJing involves far, far more than just playing music. In the hands of professionals like Queen City DJs, it is an art form that energizes and entertains your friends and family.

We know how to read an audience and play music that packs the dance floor. Even more, we know how to engage even your shy guests to move them from their seats to the dance floor.  It’s done so naturally, but the talent to do that was honed by raw experience.

Your friend just doesn’t have that experience. Nor does he have the experience to MC a wedding reception.

Announcements have to be timed perfectly. They need to be coordinated with the rest of your wedding vendors. A wedding reception doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  There are a lot of moving parts. Our skilled professionals are the quarterbacks to pulling everything together so your party flows like clockwork.

And there are practical reasons professional wedding entertainment is priceless. Queen City DJs offers the professional pre-planning, the professional lighting options, the professional microphones and cutting edge sound equipment that transforms ordinary receptions into extraordinary ones.

Two out of three brides hire a professional DJ company

Your friend just can’t bring these resources to the table. This is why two out of every three brides in the U.S. hires a professional wedding DJ company, according to a massive survey of 18,000 brides and grooms by The Knot.

We’ve heard way too many horror stories from people who let their friend DJ their event. Their friend only played his favorite music. Few people danced. The equipment was terrible. There was no first dance. The cake-cutting was ruined. No one could hear the toasts because the microphones and speakers were horrible. Speaker feedback was distracting. The party ended an hour early.

Isn’t your friendship worth more than this? Don’t put him in the position of disappointing you.

Even more, isn’t your wedding reception worthy of a legendary party? Yes, it is, and the key is the entertainment. Entertainment makes the event every time. Learn more about how Queen City DJs can make your wedding dreams come true, while saving your friendships!

Brad Berry - Queen City DJ

Welcome to Queen City DJ’s new website and blog

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We did it! Queen City DJs has created a new wedding blog and website for each of you planning a wedding in the tri-state Cincinnati area. Owner Brad Berry and his professional team bring more than 50 years of experience to your event.

Brad Berry - Queen City DJ

Brad Berry, owner, Queen City DJs

Their talents are available for weddings, corporate parties, school events, and private parties with an amazing menu of services, including top DJ entertainment; polished MCs; and simply gorgeous decor lighting (yes, we’re excited about it!).

Check out our new wedding blog each week

And check out our website. Keep coming back. We’ll be posting regular blogposts on weddings, marriage, and culture that will inform and entertain you. We’ll even throw in some pretty incredible recipes from time to time.

In other words, Queen City DJs isn’t your typical DJ company. We’re more, and this new website and blog gives you a pretty good feel as to why.

Bookmark www.QueenCityDJs.com. Tell your friends. And share it on social media. If you believe that every party counts, as we do, we humbly ask you to spread the news that this is the go-to DJ entertainment for those who want to take their event to the next level.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates and more cool content for each you planning events in the tri-state Cincinnati area.

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