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CONTENTS FROM THE SUMMER 2011 ISSUE
Cover photo by RaidenShine Photography
The cover bride for Summer 2011 issue is Amanda (Menard) Giroux
The Summer 2011 ISSUE - - OUR LARGEST ISSUE YET! Weighing in with 116 pages of information, resources, beautiful photography and extensive vendor lists, Vermont Bride Magazine is the guide to bridal events for this 2011 Wedding Season. Look for a copy available throughout the state of Vermont.
Many went as far as to say that in five years 50 percent of brides would provide their own music at wedding receptions. Since then, the iPod has played a much smaller role than DJs feared.
A closer look at the limitations of the iPod helps to explain why this technological solution to replacing the professional DJ at wedding receptions has failed to take hold among the public.
Sometimes people will have friends who accompany the iPod in order carry out these vital aspects of the reception, but the lack of experience of such friends will inevitably lead to problems.
In fact, one banquet manager with whom we have worked for years refuses to host an iPod wedding reception because of the communication difficulties such weddings present and because of how poorly these events reflect on his well-established business.
However, the inability to make crucial personal connections may not be the iPod-as-DJ’s greatest problem as most brides of such events will discover once the dancing gets going.
As the iPod is unable to think on its own, it is unable to mix music in such a way as gets the dance floor going or read the dance floor in order to shift the music to just the right song, artist, or genre that will get the crowd on their feet.
The reports my company has had of iPod weddings is that dance floor does indeed become lackluster as the party dwindles rather than soars to its conclusion. Perhaps some brides who have opted for an iPod have done so because they were turned off by officious DJs who attempt to control every aspect of the music and announcements. Such DJs do not deserve the title of professional, and wary brides should avoid them at all costs.
My advice to brides reading this column is to hire a genuinely professional DJ who will work with you on every detail to customize your special day and make it the truly unique and memorable event it deserves to be!
Vermont Bride Magazine
Vermont Bride is proud to recommend the following featured wedding professionals for all your DJ Entertainment needs:
Dial-A-DJ - Ken Fox
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gerry [at] accuritepayroll.com
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corey [at] lincoentertainment.com
Peak Entertainment DJ, INC
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SuperSounds DJ Co.
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Wedding DJ Vermont
evan [at] weddingdjvt.com
Grant Allendorf is the owner of Supersounds Entertainment (www.supersounds.com), Video Memory and Green Mt. Photobooth ( www.greenmtphotobooth.com).
Supersounds has been voted Vermont’s #1 DJ Service. Contact Grant at supersounds.entertainment [at] gmail.com.