Let's cut to the chase, most of us know that DJ's tend to be either really good or REALLY bad.
Most of us have a memory of a time where the mood was right, we danced and laughed all night with our friends and it was a blast! Most of us also have a memory where we thought "WTH is he playing" as we walked out the door.
Choosing the right DJ for your wedding day is crucial to keeping you and your guests having a night filled with fun and fantastic memories. Here's our top 3 tips on how to pick the right DJ for your event.
#1 - Pay attention to how well they communicate. Is their booking process easy? Do they follow up? Are they prompt in their responses? There are so many details that go into planning your wedding. You want to make sure that your DJ knows the vision you have for your event and is going to listen and communicate effectively in the weeks and months leading up to your special day.
#2 - Are they a wedding DJ? Let's face it, DJing a wedding is not the same as a nightclub. Even if you and your friends love house music, you still want grandma and grandpa to have a good time. Knowing how to involve all of your guests is a talent that not all DJ's have. When interviewing your DJ, ask them how they keep the crowd involved and how they manage the flow of the evening. Keep in mind, not only does your DJ have the job of keeping your dancefloor packed...they have to keep the activities of the night flowing. They have to work with your photographer, your videographer, your venue coordinator and your planner to make sure that all of the pieces flow together. If they don't know to check for a cake knife on the table before making the announcement that you are going to cut the cake...someone is going to have to scramble to find that. A true wedding DJ knows how important this is and will take the time to coordinate with you ahead of time about the details.
#3 - What's their style? We're not talking about music genres here. We're talking about personality. Are they crazy outgoing and talkative throughout the event? Will they be running games during your event? Will they heckle the crowd a little? Are they the "celebrity DJ" type personality? Or are they more laid back, they make the announcements and keep the dancefloor packed primarily through their music selection not their dance club type shout outs? The key to your happiness is knowing which you prefer and identifying what type of DJ you are interviewing.
We hope these tips can help you finalize your choice for your upcoming wedding. If you're still interviewing DJ's we'd love to help you celebrate! Just visit us online at www.ProDJKC.com for your free online quote.