How to choose a wedding DJ
HOW TO CHOOSE A WEDDING DJ
So you've already decided on choosing a DJ over a band. The question is how to choose a wedding DJ that will make your event one to remember.
Choosing the right DJ for your wedding is not a decision you should take lightly, and is about far more than price. For most engaged couples, entertainment is the #1 factor in determining the success of their event.
When it comes to wedding DJs, you’ll always be able to find someone who’s willing to do the job for pennies. But you really need to consider what kind of quality you are going to get? This is your big day and you only have one chance to get this decision right!
At MMENT, we’ve built our whole company on the amazing feedback from our clients (we have hundreds of 5 star facebook reviews). We want every couple to have the best possible wedding experience that they can look back on with fondness and excitement. So here’s our top tips for choosing a wedding DJ.
WHAT MAKES A GOOD WEDDING DJ?
Being a DJ is about way more than pushing “play” on an iPad playlist. Here are three qualities that set a good wedding DJ apart from the crowd.
If we could only give you one tip, it would be this!
Your DJ is going to be responsible for setting the tone of the evening. If you have a boring DJ…that probably means you’re in for a boring wedding.
Instead of relying on emails and texts, speak with your DJ in person or on the phone to talk about your vibe, needs, and favourite music. This will help you decide whether they can create the party atmosphere you’re looking for. A DJ’s personality is the most important clue you’re going to get into how they approach DJing your wedding.
You know how important communication is. Well, working as a DJ is no different.
Playing music is only part of what a DJ does. The other half is talking. This includes everything from making sure you’re on the same page regarding the “do not play” list to making sure the photographer captures the cake cutting, wedding DJs need to communicate and they need to do it well.
This is why it’s so crucial to hire a wedding DJ that can confidently and cleary use a microphone and even be your master of ceremony if needed. Other than your wedding planner, your DJ is the one person keeping your day together! Do they use a microphone? Do they have a spare? These are definitely questions you should consider asking your DJ.
Any DJ who specialises in weddings needs to be organised. But when those plans go awry, they also need to be flexible.
An organised DJ should have a copy of the evening’s timeline so they can keep events on track. But if the bride and groom are an hour late, they should be able to adapt to the situation so that you and your guests are able to enjoy the e