Any person who has been at a wedding knows that hiring a good wedding DJ is essential for the crowd getting to the dancing arena and enjoying the event. The best wedding DJs can do more than just DJ working as they should also be able to emcee, work with their audience and make sure the reception continues freely without any setbacks. The tips shared below are very helpful in choosing a good DJ for your big day.
The initial place to start looking for a DJ is in the venue. Ask to know whether they can recommend a good DJ you can hire for your event. A DJ is going to be beneficial if they have experience working in the venue, has a good understanding with the staff and has worked there for a couple of times before. Inquire from your friends and family whether the DJ they used at their wedding is still available, that is if you liked their services. The other option of finding a wedding DJ is asking the photographer, caterer, or the limo company if they know a DJ personally they can recommend.
Besides experience, you need your potential DJ to be an individual you like and feel at ease working with. You need to hire a DJ who will interact with your guests well and create a good rapport with them. It is smart to call the potential Djs via phone and conduct a pre-interview, where you get to know whether they are available on the date of your wedding and how they came to know about you. After choosing two or three DJs, the next thing is to arrange a meeting with them.
So, you have made up your mind to hire a DJ who you feel comfortable working with, is available and has the required experience, so what follows? You will have to spend time together going through plans for the wedding reception to confirm whether you are in sync on every aspect. The first thing to do is check the state and quality of their equipment. Besides, you do not want to risk their equipment failing before the reception is over. They will likely to have state of art equipment if they do corporate events as well.
Provide the DJ with a list of names of the guests you would love to introduce them in specific times of the reception. For those names that are tricky to pronounce put a phonetic pronunciation next to them. There is nothing more uncomfortable and unprofessional for a wedding DJ to get the name of a family member wrong while introducing them. The next aspect consider is their music. Get to know how vast their music library is, if they will be playing digital or CD’s, and also how they will deal with requests from your guests.
Get to know from the DJ how they will choose a specific song since you do not want them fumbling via a list of CD’s to locate a special track. It is the norm for a bride and groom to have a first dance and it is up to you to tell the DJ the song you prefer.