If music be the food of love, play on.
When it comes to finding a DJ for your big day, there are a lot of choices out there. No matter if you choose us or a different DJ, here are a few things to consider when choosing a wedding DJ.
• Go with your first impression. It is imperative when hiring a DJ to make sure his/her personality fits the type of reception you’re trying to have. If you get along with your DJ, everyone will be happier. If you find yourself questioning whether you like them, just move on.
• Make sure the person you meet with will be the same individual who will be working your wedding. A lot of the bigger DJ companies will sometimes send a top DJ to meet with you, and then send someone different to your event that does not have a clear understanding of what your expectations are. If you are concerned, be sure it is in the contract!
• Think of your DJ as the wedding coordinator. Even if you have a wedding planner/coordinator, the DJ should know what is going on at all times. A good DJ will work closely with the planner/coordinator to make sure everyone is in place. This includes not just the bride and groom, but fathers, bouquets, and photographers. When your DJ and planner are working as a team, everything will flow more smoothly from the bouquet toss to the champagne toast.
• Here is the tough one: Let the DJ do his/her job. It is okay to pick out songs you want to be played, just don’t try to choose every song for the evening. I suggest no more than a dozen songs that must be played in addition to the formal events songs (walking down the aisle, first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.). More importantly is the list of do not play songs. This makes sure the music is what you want while allowing the DJ to gauge the crowd. You have hired the DJ to be sure people dance and have a good time. A good DJ will do just that, so relax and enjoy the day.