A professional DJ gets ready for your wedding by understanding exactly what it is you want and need to make your reception remarkable. He taps into your dream by asking specific questions about the many details of your wedding reception because your DJ is responsible for more than just playing music!
That’s why hiring a well-reviewed, professional is totally worth it (meaning, creating a Spotify playlist, plugging your iPhone into some speakers, and calling it a day really won’t cut it).
1. Make Formal Announcements
2. Helps create your musical vision
One benefit to hiring a professional wedding DJ is that they are a professional! You can trust that they know what they are doing. An experienced DJ has seen first-hand which songs work and which don’t, and is up-to-date on the newest tunes. Of course, if you're looking for specifics and want to make sure your DJs play songs that are particularly meaningful to you - your DJ will help you with song selections and help create a do-not-play list. Of course, your DJ will have an extensive library of songs you (or your guests!) can request, but the key is knowing if they’re appropriate and when to play ‘em. Plus, this is a wedding. You don't want to play hip-hop tracks all night. Keep in mind, your DJ will make sure EVERYONE is on the dance floor!
3. Keeps the night on schedule
It's always safe to prepare for something to wrong then be surprised by it, but fortunately, wedding DJs are pros at getting things back on track. Let’s say dinner is running slightly behind schedule. Your DJ can play an extra few songs so that guests are too busy dancing to care that the food’s not ready. Or maybe your dad is in the restroom when he’s supposed to be giving his toast. Your DJ can cover until he’s available. Your guests won’t notice any potentially-awkward mishaps when you’ve got a pro wedding DJ on board.
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4. Provides Professional Gear (and backup gear!)
A well-trained Master of Ceremonies means being confident on the microphone and able to make important announcements and introductions in a classy, charismatic manner. Professionals will spend time preparing their announcements and have pride in their ability to pronounce everyone’s name correctly. Nothing makes a crowd more uncomfortable than to sit in front of someone who is nervous and stuttering on the microphone.
WATCH an example of how the pro DJs do it:
6. Works with All Other Vendors
Our team of DJs, Photographers and Videographers work seamlessly together to take pressure off of you and deliver remarkable service on your wedding day. Expect professionalism, communication and perfectly coordinated execution.
One phone call, one (pressure free) meeting, three services checked off the list! Learn how our team approach can take the stress out of your wedding day and save you money.
Wedding DJ Summary:
- Coordinates with venue staff / wedding planner before & during the wedding
- Communicates with other vendors; Photographer, Videography, Photo Booth
- Responsible for Lost & Found
- Keeps evening; dances, speeches, toasts on track
- Will teach guests how to use microphone for speeches, toasts which saves time and avoids embarrassment
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all wedding DJ – we get that, that’s why we invite you to be a part of the process. We hope to see you soon!