Venue. Clothing. Caterer. The list of vendors required for a wedding goes on and on. There is one vendor, however, who may be the most important. Picking a great wedding DJ is critical to ensuring your special day is truly a party to remember. Now, all of the vendors are expensive, and it’s no surprise when couples compromise on certain areas of the wedding experience due to cost prohibitions. The wedding DJ, however, is not something to ignore. Keep reading below to find out why!
To many people, the DJ is someone who just hits ‘play’ on a playlist once the dancing starts. This couldn’t be further from the truth. A quality DJ will be involved in the planning of your reception, just like your wedding planner. They will be knowledgeable on how long things take, how to structure introductions and speeches, and how long a typical music set is. They will also solidify the plan for all of these things before the wedding, and stick to them, so that your day is exactly what you want.
There is more than just putting together a list of songs. Indeed, modern DJ equipment can look like a spaceship control panel. It really isa special kind of instrument. More than that, however, is the ability to blend songs in a continuous mix. The more dancing there is at your reception, the better time people are generally having. To accomplish this goal of keeping feet on the dance floor requires a talent for reading the room, knowing what music is current, and utilizing those talents to drive the party forward.
As was stated above, a great DJ is involved with most stages of wedding planning through execution. More than just the music, they will serve as the ‘voice’ of your wedding reception. After all, they will be announcing introductions, dances, and other events throughout the reception. A great DJ will be smooth, well-practiced, and know how to run a party, regardless of venue. In capable hands, your wedding will be a night to remember for years to come.
While the old adage “you get what you pay for” is certainly true, hiring a DJ may be a perfect blend of cost and quality. Many couples consider hiring a live musician. In most cases, however, this is significantly more expensive than hiring a DJ. What’s more, a live musician will often not fill as many roles as a DJ, leaving you to find or pay someone else to MC, time things out, and finalize plans. Why not consolidate and save on both money and stress by hiring a great wedding DJ?
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