When it comes to wedding DJs, the first thing you’d expect is for your DJ to play great music that will encourage your guests to get up and dance and stay dancing until your reception is over. But what you may not know is that all of the best wedding DJs became the best predominantly because they took full entertainment responsibility of every reception they performed at. This includes providing services you may not have been aware of. Here are a few of the most popular wedding DJ services and how you can get them for your wedding reception:
Uplighting – In the most general sense, uplighting refers to lighting that visually enhances an event, but in practice it does so much more than that, creating a mood and an ambiance to complement the overall style of the décor. In the case of a wedding, it can make all the difference in distinguishing a more formal reception from a laid-back, informal affair or it can even enhance the overall aesthetic of a multi-cultural ceremony.
Photo Booths – What better way for the bride and groom to allow their guests to create their own unique mementos of their wedding day than to give them the opportunity to take photos of themselves at their leisure throughout the reception. Photo booths can be customized to include different backgrounds that compliment your décor while the photo strips themselves can be designed to print with stylish borders or a simple script at the bottom with the couple’s names and date of the wedding or whatever other words they wish to appear. During the reception the photo booth can be hooked up to a video screen so that recent images can scroll across for other guests to enjoy and a DVD copy of all the photos can be burned at the end of the night for the happy couple to take home and treasure forever.
Narration Capabilities – Many couples like to share photos or videos of their lives leading up to their big day. However, they may be too shy or simply want someone else to narrate the photos so they can join in on watching them with their friends and family. Thankfully, most of the best wedding DJs possess enough charm, intelligence and humor, to adlib some fun and witty narration based on a brief script with a few simple cues or identifications provided by the couple beforehand.
Bilingual and Multicultural Expertise – If the bride and groom come from different ethnic backgrounds and the majority of their guests speak two or more different languages, you’ll want to find a DJ that understands the cultural differences and can communicate effectively with the majority of your guests.
Though all of these great services may seem difficult to acquire, it’s easy to find them when you consult a reputable agency. Start by conducting a Google search online for agencies that specialize in great affordable DJs in your town. Focus your search predominantly on those agencies with the longest histories and that appear on the first one or two pages of your search as these agencies are likely to attract the most traffic to their site.