How to pick a great wedding DJ

Published August 24th 2017 by

Are you choosing a DJ for your wedding marquee? If so you want to make sure you get someone who is absolutely fantastic. A truly great DJ can take a wedding to the next level with an unforgettable experience for all your guests. However, to do this, you need to make sure that you pick the right performer. There are a few factors to take into consideration here.

What Equipment Do They Use?

You need to make sure you know whether you will be expected to provide the equipment for the DJ. Or, will they bring their own kit? This can save you from an awkward situation when they arrive hoping you will be able to provide them with all the tech they need. If they are bringing their own equipment, make sure that they have no issues setting it up outside underneath the marquee. Some DJs may not warm to the idea of setting up outside, particularly if you can’t provide the right level of protection from the elements.

Providing A Unique Experience

Remember, this is your special day, and you definitely want to make sure that it is memorable. Many DJs will be able to help here by providing a customised experience for each individual couple getting married and using their service. This can include a unique choice of selections for songs that are going to be played. Or, even working with the couple to create an extensive and awesome playlist for the evening. Ideally, you want to make sure that you do have a say in what songs are played through the evening and not give the DJ complete freedom to choose the selection. You might also have a few songs that you definitely do not want to be played at your wedding, and a DJ should be able to accommodate this requirement.

Getting The Party Started

Remember, the best DJs can get people on their feet, up and dancing. You don’t want to be in the situation where no one is moving at all at your wedding. Well, you won’t be as long as you pick the right entertainer to run the show. They should be able to create a playlist that ensures people can’t resist the urge to dance. Of course, a DJ won’t just pick the song list. They will also engage the crowd and get them more involved and engaged. That’s why you have to make sure you choose someone who is charismatic!

Song Requests

Some DJs love song requests, some won’t accept them at all. If you want your wedding to be more fun, make sure the DJ that you choose does allow song requests. You can ask them this before you hire them and make sure you check how they will be handled. Do people need to put their requests in before hand or can they go up to the DJ through the night? You’ll need to know the answer to these questions as the guests will need to be informed.

We hope you find the perfect DJ for your wedding and have a fantastic ceremony with a thrilling reception.