Most couples will consider the wedding entertainment an important part of their Big Day. It is very true that the wedding DJ will help to create the atmosphere of the reception. The tempo of the entire night is resting on the DJ… and selecting the perfect song for you and your guests to dance.
Please keep in-mind, you are not just hiring someone and play music at your receptions. The job of a wedding DJ should be much more. As a result, you will need to choose a DJ with great care. You will be disappointed if you cannot hire a DJ who can play the right music at the right time. The main job of a DJ is to entertain the guests and the failure to do just that will wreck a wedding reception. You probably have asked yourself, “how should you select a good wedding DJ?”. Here are some tips for you.
You will certainly need to consider the experience of the wedding DJ. they may have plenty of experience on working in some parties. However, the DJ may not have the experience in doing the job in a wedding. The key point to remember is that there are usually some etiquettes associated with weddings. Your DJ should know when to play the right songs. Even though you may discuss with the DJ when and how to play a song… the DJ is the one who plays it. This often times becomes a problem if the DJ does not have enough experiences. As a result, you should try to ask for some job references related to weddings when you are interviewing the DJ. Finding out how many weddings per year they perform will also help you find an experienced wedding DJ.
Here is another thing to keep in-mind, you may want to hire a DJ who has been working in your reception hall before. This is a great idea because they will be more familiar with the venue and the should perform better.
If it is a new venue to the DJ, you may consider asking them how much time is required to setup. Most DJs require 60 to 90 minutes. This will help to ensure that the DJ will understand the venue and allow for extra load-in times. Based on the wedding venue and type of the reception hall, the DJ may need to bring some other equipment. It will be very difficult for them to decide what kinds of equipment will be needed if they have not been inside the reception hall.
As mentioned, you will be discussing with the DJ what songs to be play in your wedding. You need to create a song list with them. This is the most important task you have to do when working with a wedding DJ. You have to make sure that all songs to be played are good enough and match the theme of your wedding. You may also need to specify if there are some songs you do not like.
If you follow these tips, it is sure that you will be on your way to booking a very good DJ!