The Do’s and Don’ts of hiring a wedding DJ

As a couple planning your wedding, you want everything to be perfect, including the music. A good DJ can make all the difference in creating the atmosphere and setting the mood for your big day. As a professional wedding DJ, I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to wedding DJ’ing.

In this post, I’m going to share some insights into what you, as a couple, should do and avoid when choosing a wedding DJ.

Do: Communicate with Your DJ

Communication is key when it comes to hiring a wedding DJ.

Be sure to share your vision and expectations with your DJ to ensure that they have all the necessary details to make your day a success. Also, be open and flexible to last-minute changes that may come up.

A good DJ will always be available to answer questions, offer advice, and make sure you feel comfortable and confident in their services.

Don’t: Settle for Inappropriate Songs

It’s important to ensure that the music played at your wedding is appropriate for the occasion. Explicit or offensive lyrics or songs that are not suitable for a family-friendly event should be off-limits.

A professional DJ should have a list of songs that are off-limits or inappropriate and should be open to your preferences and requests.

Do: Trust Your DJ to Read the Crowd

A good wedding DJ can read the crowd and adjust the music accordingly. They should be able to pay attention to who is on the dance floor and what kind of music they are responding to, and change the tempo or style of music to keep things interesting.

Trust your DJ to strike a balance between playing your favourite songs and keeping your guests engaged and entertained.

Don’t: Let Your DJ Take Over the Reception

It’s important to remember that the focus of the event should be on you, not the DJ.

A professional DJ knows how to avoid the temptation to hog the spotlight, tell long stories or make the event all about the music. They should know when to step back and let you and your guests take centre stage.

Do: Choose a DJ Who is Prepared for Anything

No matter how much you plan, things can and will go wrong on occasion. Look for a DJ who is always prepared to roll with the punches and keep the event moving smoothly.

They should have backup equipment, be able to adapt to changes on the fly, and always keep a positive attitude.

In conclusion, hiring a professional DJ is an important decision when planning your wedding. By following these do’s and don’ts, you can ensure that your wedding day is a success, and that your DJ creates the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests to enjoy.

Other things to look for….

* Public Liability Insurance: Most venues will now insist on this and it’s really not a massive investment to make!
* PAT (Portable Appliance Testing): Again, most venues will now insist on this to ensure that the equipment used is safe
* Online reviews: What are previous customers saying on social media, Google or Trustpilot?
* Speak to your venue: If your DJ’s been there before they may be able to let you know how good or bad the night was


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