Ladies, we may not be so lucky to hear this from our fiancés, but let’s face it! Men may not be exactly what they appear to be. Maybe he’s thinking about having a memorable romantic marriage or a fabulous honeymoon, in the same way we are! Could it be a unique wedding ring, tremendous decoration or perhaps a divine food selection, he’s worried about- to make ‘the big day’ special? But I guess that’s already done! Possibly he’s fantasizing about having a breathtaking dance with you during your wedding? Speaking of which, have you hired a DJ yet? Yes, I am talking about a wedding DJ! Wondering why you would need one? Well, you will know it soon 🙂
To speak of the trends, hiring a DJ is one of the low level priorities for most couples, before their wedding ceremony. But after the wedding, they regret not considering it so important. 65% of couples who chose a band to perform in their marriage say that they would have chosen a DJ for the event, if they were to marry all over again. And 81% of guests admit that they mostly remember the entertainment aspect of the bridal party, apart from gown, flowers, location and food. (This is why you should definitely hire a wedding DJ for your wedding.)
What Everybody Ought to Know About Wedding DJ?
Your Wedding DJ Can Read the Crowd
Who you choose to entertain and speak to your guests, represents you on that very important day of your life. Let a wedding DJ do this for you. He will read the crowd and entertain them, accordingly, at your darling wedding reception.
How can you know if a wedding DJ is good at reading crowds? Well, ask them what they look for when sizing up the crowd. Remember, a good wedding DJ will be pretty much capable of speaking volumes on this topic. You will feel your senses clicking and know that a particular DJ is the right one for you. They know how to approach and talk to their clients. Also, talk to his past clients and see if his music was appropriate for the guests or not.
He Can Choose the Top Songs
While there is a wide range of musical numbers available out there, the DJ picking up the one, you’re most comfortable with, is the way to go. Not only does this give the DJ an edge when guests walk up to him with requests, but also lets him know which songs will be the best to play. The playlist should be properly categorized for various stages of reception such as cocktail music pre-entrance, entrance song, first dance song, mother-son dance song, father-daughter dance song, dinner music, cake cutting song, bouquet toss songs and last dance. He can even choose the genres and rhythms of music played, either to stir up or calm your wedding guests, depending on the moment.
You Will Receive the Best Wedding Reception
Since a hired professional DJ will not have any personal attachment to you, he will be considerate and completely outside of any family issues that may appear on your wedding. He can give you an expertly directed wedding reception that never calls for attention to dramatic or touchy subjects. This can save you from some long embarrassing stories about you, told by your relatives, when all you want is- dance!
He always arrives at least an hour earlier and gets organized before beginning the ceremony. Amateurs may not be as punctual as pros. Who would you hire now?
Your DJ Can Provide You Lighting and Decors
A wedding DJ can provide lighting and decoration to transform the atmosphere of your wedding hall, creating an exciting vibe on the dance floor. The perfect lighting for your wedding not only brings an additional charm and charisma to your special event but also takes it to a whole new level.
How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost?
As different areas of the country have different price range, and different couples have different needs, it isn’t possible to give you a clear-cut cost.
The best guidance is related to the following factors:
– How important is the success of your wedding reception to you, your fiancé and your family? Do you want someone who entertains your guests with great music and dance in your reception? How simple things can turn your reception into a gorgeous party, if you hire a wedding DJ.
– Do you expect your guests to focus on the ceremony and vows? Do you need to rent additional sound system? Is it provided by the DJ?
– Do you need the DJ to help you create your wedding timeline, to make sure all the introductions and announcements go smooth?
– Do you wish to turn the volume down, or change the song, or adjust the strobe light an inch to the left so that it doesn’t shine in your grandma’s face? Or do you wish to have a constantly moving wedding DJ to fix all these awkward situations?
Whatever the reason, regretting sucks when you know you could have had a better outcome, if you had done that one thing differently. A professional wedding DJ will be able to adapt to those changes with poise, while still keeping every possible mess in control. Do you want your party to go out of track by hiring a newbie or would you let the experienced handle it? Oh and what if your first dance starts with “I’m sexy and I know it”? Definitely not happening, right?
Some Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Wedding DJ
- Let your DJ know if you don’t like a talker. If you don’t want to hear a single song that isn’t on your personal playlist, let him know. Many DJs wants you to be upfront and direct. Don’t be rude, but don’t be too easy as well.
- Your playlist is your weapon. Be specific about it and if he doesn’t give you a good form to work with, create your own and include the following:
– Cocktail Pre-Entrance Song
– Entrance Song
– First Dance Song
– Father/ Daughter Dance Song
– Mother/Son Dance Song
– Cocktail Music Post Entrance
– Dinner Music
– Cake Cutting Song
– Bouquet Toss Songs
– Last Dance
- Create a “Do Not Play” list, the songs you don’t want to hear at your wedding. You never know what your friends may request.
- Decide whether you’re going to let the DJ take the requests or not. Make sure you’re clear on the system with the DJ.
- Every DJ has a different system, and many of them have to pull your playlist from their master systems. So get your playlist to your DJ as early as possible.