Music is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of your wedding day. It amplifies the excitement of your guests, creates those special moments for your photographer and videographer to capture, and is the soundtrack to one of the most important days of your life! The decision you make on your wedding entertainment, whether it be a full-sized luxury wedding band, a high-end DJ, or a combination of the two, is a huge factor in the success of your wedding day.
BVTLive! is Delaware’s top entertainment company, providing dance bands, DJs, specialty acts, featured entertainers, and production enhancements to weddings and corporate events all over the East Coast. Simply put, BVTLive! makes fun happen, and has been doing so for over 25 years. As a Delaware, Philadelphia, and surrounding regions event expert, BVTLive! has skilled advice for choosing your wedding entertainment. Let’s explore some of their tips below:
Delaware Wedding Dance Bands:
The ambiance and setting that a live dance band will bring to your wedding reception is truly unrivaled. The live music sound and interactivity of the musicians with your guests is something you cannot find anywhere else. The right band will take your wedding day to new heights (we’ve seen it a million times!) and leave your guests talking about your dance-party reception for years to come. BVTLive! exclusively represents 12 award-winning dance bands, seasoned with experience and a lifetime of performances. As a matter of fact, many of them have won our “Best of Delaware” award! These dance bands range in size and style but have the same common goal: to make your wedding dreams come true through the gift of live music. Their most popular band package includes ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music with the options to include additional rehearsal dinner, after party, and next day brunch entertainment as well.
How to Find a Wedding Band:
There are many ways to find your future luxury wedding band. One of the best ways, and one we highly advocate for, is referrals. Keep an ear open when talking to family and friends or ask your venue or wedding planner what bands they would recommend!
The next best thing would be to check out promo videos and highlight reels of the bands on their websites as well as video-based platforms like Instagram and YouTube. On your journey of looking through promo videos, make sure you’re noticing a few key things and beware of red flags: videos of the band performing live (not all studio videos), no autotune for the vocalists, and minimal ‘replacement band members or fill-ins’. There are some bands that don’t have a stable roster of musicians and swap out band members often, limiting their performance abilities. A stable group of musicians that perform together regularly will provide a better experience, especially learning new songs and running your event.
With all of that being said, the best way to find your future wedding band is by experiencing them in person at a live wedding band showcase! Live wedding band showcases are a night out in which large dance bands perform for an audience of newly engaged couples looking for their perfect fit for their wedding entertainment! BVTLive! hosts live wedding band showcases regularly on the Main Line at one of the area’s best live music venues, the Ardmore Music Hall. Their showcases have been awarded Best of the Main Line by our partner magazine, Main Line Today, and help couples experience the talent that their amazing dance bands can bring to your wedding. At a BVTLive! showcase, you can experience your future wedding band perform live while enjoying refreshments, speak with your BVTLive! entertainment specialist, and even book the band you love right that night!
Wedding DJs, DJ Fusion, and Blends:
If wedding bands aren’t your style or don’t fit your budget, do not fear! DJs are a great option for your wedding. In choosing your DJ, make sure you seek out a seasoned professional who has experience in the wedding industry and running events. They will know what it takes to get your guests out on the dance floor, all while maintaining a professional atmosphere in planning and scheduling your event. We all know the stereotypes of a “cheap wedding DJ,” and at BVTLive! you have nothing to worry about because they only have high level DJs that are hand selected and meet the necessary criteria to create a sophisticated, elegant event. The BVTLive! DJs are the very best in the area and will use your requests along with their expertise to make your dance floor is as packed as possible!
If you love a DJ but still want to incorporate some live music into your wedding day, you definitely want to check out the DJ Fusion option. DJ Fusion is the pairing of your DJ with one or more musicians performing in tandem making an interactive show and bringing an element of live music and energy to your party. This is one of the most popular trends right now for DJ couples whether it be the addition of percussion, electric violin, saxophone, or a combination of a few different options!
Wedding Production Enhancements:
The Philadelphia event industry is focusing on immersive entertainment; entertainment without boundaries creating everlasting, unique, and memorable experiences. In addition to your musical wedding entertainment, there are many additional enhancements that can take your special day to the next level and provide the ‘wow’ factor for your guests.
BVTLive! offers lighting enhancements, such as intelligent dance floor lights, uplighting, asteras, sparkler fountains, and much more that will bring your venue to life. Monograms are also a great way to highlight you and your partner and create photo opportunities! Lighting is much more than just décor because when you have your lights synced up with the musical entertainment, this is sure to take your entertainment experience to the next level.
Interactive live performers and themed greeters are one of the newest trends. Greeters and performers can be stationed at the entrance of your event to welcome your guests, pass welcome champagne, and provide those “Instagrammable” moments right as your guests walk into the reception!
There are so many opportunities to enhance your wedding day that are outside of your stereotypical photobooth. BVTLive! has an arsenal of production enhancements, all of which the above mentioned are a part of! They’ve even done weddings where they provided LED Robots (see the picture below!)
Whatever entertainment you and your partner choose for your special day, make sure it feels right to you! Kurt Titchenell, the owner of BVTLive! as well as the bandleader of the popular, luxury Philadelphia dance band Jellyroll, has always had one mission: to make client’s dreams come true through the gift of live entertainment. BVTLive! entertainment specialists frequently ask their clients “When you close your eyes and picture yourself walking into your wedding reception, what entertainment do you imagine seeing there?” Whatever the answer to that question is, they can provide it because great entertainment makes a great wedding day. Not only does BVTLive! provide experienced, award-winning musicians but has a track record of taking wedding days to new heights by providing something no one else in the Delaware and Philadelphia area has: a full immersive entertainment experience.
If you’re looking for wedding entertainment, contact BVTLive! today!
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