Contrary to what most people believe, the DJ’s job is WAY MORE than just playing music. When your wedding has a different area for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception they provide MULTIPLE set ups for sound and microphones. They will emcee your reception, herd your guests from cocktail hour to the seating chart to the reception. They set the mood, read the crowd, make all of the important announcements, and run the timeline of all of your events planned. They arrive nearly three hours early just to set up every aspect of your wedding, offer sound checks, bring extra microphones - wireless, lapel, standing, and they maintain a level of professionalism that sets the standard for your event. Hiring a professional wedding DJ is one of the most important things you can do for the success of your wedding!
Still not convinced on why you should hire a wedding DJ versus a friend who can throw an epic house party versus a Spotify playlist? We will convince you otherwise!
They know what music to play.. and what NOT to play.
Believe it or not, but the music at your wedding sets the reception’s tone, and it takes a pretty good amount of prep work. They let you select songs for the second your first guest walks through the door until the last guest exits at the end of the night. A talented wedding DJ has to be able to read the crowd - not only with what to play, but what not to play. Have you ever been on the dance floor and you hear your favorite song that gets you dancing only for it to be slowly transitioned into a slow dance? There is no quicker way to kill the vibes on the dance floor than with the inability to read the crowd. Of course, you’ll have selected your favorite must-play songs, the songs for your first dances and those special events, but a great DJ will be able to play the perfect combination of music to entertain (and not offend) the 7 year old ring bearer, the 90 year old grandma, and everyone in between. Spotify may be able to play music for six hours straight, but when it comes to a wedding, sometimes it is just not that easy.
The venue, the dress, the flowers, the food, the cake, the decor - all of those things will be beautiful and will create your wedding ambiance. Those pictures will last forever. But your DJ and entertainment will bring your celebration to life and create the forever memories of your guests and their experience. Martha Stewart once said, “the music entertainment you select for your wedding or party is responsible for 80% of the events success and the memories you’ll have for the rest of your life.” Truer words could not have been spoken!
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