If your friend has asked you to DJ at their wedding in Lynchburg, or maybe you’ve only just into DJ-ing and you you’re keen to read some useful tips, then you’re in the right place.
In order to be a good wedding DJ, you must posses some important qualities. For example, it’s important to have a broad musical knowledge; the last thing you want is for someone to request a tune which you’ve never heard of. And always remember that DJ-ing doesn’t just mean playing the songs which you like listening to when you’re at home playing bingo or getting on with some cooking, because it might not suit the type of reception you are playing at. This is why it’s vital to speak to the newly weds and see what type of music they like and do not like. You don’t want to start playing rock tunes at a quaint wedding reception for example.
To be a good wedding DJ, you’ll also need to know some classical pieces, especially those associated with weddings such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Pachelbel’s Canon. Plus, try and cater for all the guests tastes, so throw in some older tunes or some classical music for those who won’t be dancing later on.
Try and interact with the guests by encouraging them onto the dance floor. It’s important to get comfortable with the microphone because you will be called on to introduce people, make announcements and help choreograph the action.
Try to be as likeable, friendly and high-energy as possible without being too cheesy – it’s a delicate balance which comes with practice.
When it is the bride and groom’s first dance, make sure you are able to get everyone’s attention and clearly announce it. Let the song play all the way though and resist the temptation to start mixing it with other tunes.