How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ
No two DJs are alike; some are obnoxious and can’t follow directions or they can be professional and seamlessly blend into your big day! It’s important that you understand just how big of a deal it can be to choose the wrong DJ for your reception as it can certainly ruin the mood. When you do find a wedding DJ you seem to feel comfortable with, here are a few ways to get the most out of the experience:
1. Always let your DJ know who the boss is– as in you! That means your DJ should not make any decisions without your presence unless you specifically have allowed him to. There’s truly nothing worse than a DJ that has taken matters into his own hands and has forgotten that you’re the customer.
2. Be specific about the order you want your playlist to be played in. A great DJ should be able to help you come up with a list of tracks you like, but if that’s not the case, at the very least, your DJ should be able to help you put the tracks in order.
3. Are you comfortable with your DJ taking special song requests or not? This is something you need to be firm about and let the DJ know. If you feel that special requests are acceptable up to a certain point, let the DJ know what kind of system he should use in order to prioritize the requests. In some instances, if no requests are allowed, your DJ may need to get firm and let your guests know about your preference.
4. Are there songs you never want to hear, even if you take special requests? There are certain tracks that may make it onto the playlist, so you need to let your DJ know what the titles are. It can be uncomfortable if a friend or family member ends up requesting a track you can’t stand. A professional DJ will be sure to follow your wishes!
Not every couple decides to hire a wedding planner, which is fine, but make sure to do your homework when it comes to selecting a DJ. The wrong DJ can end up ruining your big day, so it’s important to cover all of your bases and interview each potential candidate to see which one fits your needs the best.