Planning for your wedding is one of the most stressful activities out there. In fact, a perfect wedding is built on painstaking planning and dare we say some sleepless night. Music is one of the aspects that tend to get forgotten in the maze that is wedding planning. However, we all know there is no such thing as a perfect wedding without good, relevant and lively music. Hiring a DJ for your wedding could be the masterstroke that turns your wedding from just another event to the wedding everyone talks about for the rest of the year, the wedding of your dreams. The question then becomes, how do you choose the perfect DJ for your wedding?
Hiring a wedding DJ is a process. Make sure you have several candidates and even after you have made your choice it is best to have a backup. This way you are prepared for any last-minute developments. Choosing a DJ whom you familiar with and whose set you enjoyed is a great idea. For instance, a DJ you have heard playing at a past event, preferably a wedding. This way you have seen him at work and you know what to expect, The tips below will help you choose the best DJ for your wedding!
1. Experience is Key
When it comes to hiring your wedding DJ it is of utmost importance that you hire an experienced DJ. The DJ should play at weddings on a regular basis. Not only are experienced DJ's better at handling technical glitches should they occur, but they are also better at reading the atmosphere and which song to play next. After all you do not want a greenhorn fumbling around with equipment when it is time to hit the dance floor. A DJ with extensive wedding experience is familiar with the proceedings of a wedding. In simple terms, he knows what song to play at every step.
2. Appropriate Music
Let's face it a wedding is not the setting for some music. Especially if you intend for your wedding to be a strictly religious event. It is therefore imperative that you get a DJ with whom you share values. While it might not seem important, just explaining to a DJ that you don't want a certain type of music played at your wedding does not remove that music from his laptop. Some songs might mistakingly find themselves on the playlist and embarrass you on your most important day.
3. Relay your expectations
To be totally honest you have several expectations that you expect your DJ to meet. From the dress code, how they conduct themselves and even how they interact with your guests. Before you hire a DJ, make sure you have explained all your expectations. This way if they feel uncomfortable with they can inform you. If the DJ was recommended to you by someone, ask if they are compliant with pre-agreed conditions. After all you wouldn't like to see your DJ smoking after you had specifically told them smoking is not allowed.
4. High-Quality Equipment
A DJ is only as good as his equipment. It is for this reason that you should ensure that the equipment is not only of high quality but that it works properly. There won't be a perfect wedding if the equipment keeps on failing just as people are getting groovy on the dance floor.
While how much the price a DJ charges should not be the leading criteria, it is an important indicator. After all you get what you pay for. A good DJ will not charge peanuts at the same time you should not break the bank just because of the DJ. Music and entertainment are some of the factors that contribute to a memorable wedding. The above tricks will ensure that you have a good DJ for your big day and you can dance your way to a happy ever after with your better half.
6. Review the Reviews
Lastly, when looking into your DJ options, read some of the testimonials and reviews for the wedding djs you are considering.