The selection of a good wedding DJ is absolutely crucial for a successful wedding night. The DJ does so much more than simply put a list of songs on and then sit back and relax. A good wedding DJ will be acutely aware of the mood of the room (and the bride) and be playing the right songs at the right times.
Don’t be afraid to ask Questions
You may be scared of wearing the nagging bride tag but weddings are a stressful time for everyone involved and a good DJ will be aware of that and act accordingly. The DJ will be more than happy to answer any and all questions that you may have. Remember that they do this all the time and have probably heard it all before.
What Kinds of Questions should I Ask?
When planning your wedding you will most likely have a million things happening a once and things will be forgotten or occur to you after or before you talk to your DJ, so it is a good idea to have a list of things that you want to ask your potential wedding DJ before you agree to hire them. Some of these questions may include: How much wedding experience do you have? What kind of music do you have and I give you a playlist to work from? What will you be wearing on the day? Does the cost include sound equipment and how much time will you need to set up your equipment on the day? Do you have insurance? How will you be handling the events of the night and do you have any references?
It is also a good idea to sit down with your wedding DJ at some before the wedding starts and have a conversation about how you will be handling the schedule of the night together. When the speeches and the first dance will occur and how you want them handled. Most professional DJ’s have a system or method for keeping things organized and on time and appreciate being kept informed of what will be happening and what is to be expected of them.
The First Dance
It’s not hard for a couple to look absolutely spectacular during their first dance together as long as the moment is prepared for well in advance. Let your DJ know what song you want for your first dance, and plan your entrance and exit strategy together. It only takes a couple of practice sessions for a couple to look like professional dancers who have been dancing together for years.