Tips on How to Choose a Wedding DJ
What does a Wedding DJ do? For those not familiar with professional wedding DJ’s, it might seem they just play music and plan out for the big day. However, behind the scenes, planning and playing music are among the most important roles of this DJ.
A wedding DJ is someone who plays music to calm the nerves of your guests and make sure everything runs smoothly. This is what they do best; this is what makes them so special. As such, they are often chosen by couples who want to have their special day be something completely different.
The first step in choosing a DJ for your big day is to choose one with good credentials. Ask them about how long they’ve been doing this, their experience, and whether or not they’re insured. Be sure to check their licenses, as some states require them to be licensed as a DJ before you hire them.
A wedding DJ should be friendly and open with their clients. This allows the clients to feel comfortable talking about their ideas for the day and to get an idea of what they might like to try out. Don’t forget to ask how they spend their free time; if they’re spending it with their friends or family, they could be good DJs!
After checking out all of their skills and experience, it’s time to choose which wedding DJ will work best for you and your couple. Ask them what genres of music they play, and what type of music they don’t play. Some DJs are very good at jazz, some great at pop, and others great at reggae. You should also consider what kind of crowd you want to have at your reception. While some DJs are more suited to weddings at private homes or events, others are better suited to large outdoor gatherings.
Finally, you can always ask the DJ for references from past clients. This will give you a sense of who is professional, who has good etiquette, and who can actually help you plan the wedding you’ve always wanted.
After interviewing all of the prospective DJs you think will work best for you, decide who will play the most important songs and when. Make sure you know the exact times you need to be there so that they don’t show up at the wrong time.
When choosing a DJ, it’s best to ask to see samples of their music. Many DJs offer free music downloads and sometimes you can even download a CD to listen to yourself. This way you can really hear the type of music you’ll be hearing at your wedding. and you’ll feel confident in your choice.
Planning your wedding shouldn’t be stressful, but it should definitely be fun and memorable. A wedding is meant to be a happy time that you and your guests share together. Having the right DJ will make this happen.