Choosing The Right Wedding DJ For Your Special Day

Choosing the right DJ for your wedding can be quite a task. All the time it takes to call, setup meetings and then actually setup the meetings and get to choose the right DJ whilst still in the middle of planning your wedding. The task need not be daunting, because we have put together some tips for you to go through, which will help you make the right choice and select the best DJ for you.

Wedding DJ Music

Music plays a very important role in setting the tone and mood for your wedding. The type of music will set how your guests feel. For example, if your DJ keeps playing soppy background music, your guests will feel off and their mood will be taken down. If on the other hand, the DJ plays mood lifting background music in between meals and speeches, everyone will be chatting and tapping their feet. Conversation will flow and the DJ will be setting the mood for the dance floor.
Tips to choose your wedding DJ

What Music Should Be Played?

The type of music that should be played at different times of the wedding is something that will need to be discussed with the wedding couple prior to the wedding. In the meeting before the wedding, usually called the pre-wedding meeting, the wedding DJ will get together with the couple and discuss details for the day as well as the music to be played. Some of the music that will need to be played is:

As music is of paramount importance, it is good for the DJ to understand what music the couple would like to have played. Some selections may include oldies, dance classics, pop music etc. Getting into detail about client and guest preferences will help the wedding DJ tremendously on the wedding day.

Chapel Songs:
Brides walk in song
Brides maids walk in song
Chapel exit songs, as well as any other songs at the wedding
Reception Songs
Couple entrance song
First dance song
Garter & Bouquet toss songs
Exit song & any other special requests
Wedding DJ plays first dance song
As music is of paramount importance, it is good for the wedding DJ to understand what music the couple would like to have played. Some selections may include oldies, dance classics, pop music etc. Getting into detail about client and guest preferences will help the wedding DJ tremendously on the wedding day.

Once the dance floor is open, it is important for a wedding DJ to be able to select the right dance music. He or she has to read the dance floor and feel which songs are working at that time, and how he can further build the tempo. Correctly reading the guests is good because the DJ needs to play music that get the wedding guests on the dance floor. This is why it is so important to have a pre-wedding meeting with the wedding couple.

Wedding DJ Sound Equipment

Having a DJ that has good sound equipment is important for a number of reasons. The tools that a wedding DJ uses have to do what they were intended for, and that is deliver quality uninterrupted sound at your wedding.

Quality Sound

Having good quality sound is great for the DJ, and for the client as well because you know that you will be getting good sounding music. When the music is turned up once the dance floor opens, the music will maintain its quality, when guests make speeches there will be no feedback and their voices will sound natural. Good quality sound will also not have a buzz feed in it, and it will also not have any distortion. When you meet with your wedding DJ, ask him or her what brand of equipment they will be using, as well as find out if they can run a sound test before your guests arrive. After all, you have spent a lot of money on your DJ, shouldn’t he deliver what he has promised?
Wedding DJ Sound

DJ Appearance

It is important to get a DJ that will be dressed appropriately on your wedding. It has happened where DJ’s arrive in jeans and casual shoes and they stick out like a sore thumb at your wedding. Usually a minimum of a formal shirt, formal pants and black formal shoes will be ideal for the DJ. When the DJ blends in, it is less of a distraction for the guests.

DJ Attitude

Having a DJ at your wedding that has a positive attitude is both pleasant and he is a pleasure to work with. When guests approach the DJ to make song requests, a DJ with a good attitude will accommodate them as best as he can, provided that the music is to the wedding couples choice, usually couples will prefer not to have music with profanity or music that tampers the mood of the party.