How to Choose a Wedding DJ
Tune in to your DJs personality and preferences to find the right match
By Kimberly Ripley
Pay special attention to the disk jockeys you are considering before hiring one of them to be your wedding DJ. In addition to providing the cermony music and music for your wedding reception, your DJ can set the overall mood for the entire wedding reception.
- What You Need to Know
- Besides exceptional music selection skills, the DJ must be entertaining and an excellent people person.
Set up meetings to talk with prospective DJs. Address the kind of music you'd like at your wedding reception and ask all your questions. Find out whether the DJ is willing to serve as an emcee for your reception. This means she or he will announce the bridal party members as they enter the reception hall and the bride and groom's first dance. DJs may also announce the father-daughter and mother-son dances and events such as sitting down to eat and cutting the cake.
If possible, visit a venue where the DJ is working. Are there noticeable moments of white noise between songs, or does the DJ smoothly transition from one song to another? Does the DJ seem in sync with the mood of the crowd?
Consider a DJ’s talent, speaking skills, personality, listening skills and willingness to accommodate your needs. These key factors will ensure that your wedding reception is lively and personalized without lulls in the entertainment or activities. In effect, your DJ will keep your wedding reception rolling, from the moment the guests enter the reception hall to the last dance of the evening.
About the Author
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and contributor to DexKnows.
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