The Best Advice from Wedding DJs to Couples

January 1, 2017

 

Planning a wedding can be a major hassle once things really get going, and the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not you can rely on your DJ. Luckily for you, hiring a truly professional DJ can eliminate any potential concerns that may arise with music or audio. For soon-to-be-married couples who are looking to make working with their DJ go as seamlessly as possible, here is a look at some of the best advice that professional DJs have for wedding couples.

 

Don’t overthink the music.

 

Really, while the music you play on your special day is important, don’t overthink it. Stay true to what you and your spouse want, and leave the rest to your professional DJ.

 

Don’t go overboard with requests.

 

A professional and experienced DJ is able and willing to work with you on any music requests you may have for your wedding. But even with that being the case, it’s best not to go overboard with the song requests. DJs are experts at gauging a crowd and selecting music to create an ambiance. If you let the DJ do their thing while sticking to just a few points of direction, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headache.

 

Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.

 

That said, don’t be afraid to ask your DJ for what you want! Even just a few pieces of direction can help your DJ really know what your taste is and what genres of music to gravitate toward during the reception.

 

Consider your guests.

 

While your wedding day is centered around the wedding couple, it’s also about the wedding couple’s family and friends. Don’t forget to consider your guests as you talk to your DJ about music requests. Keeping your guests happy will really make for a memorable event.

 

Set aside a special time for dancing.

 

Because the DJ will typically also serve as the emcee of your reception, they are going to be in charge of running all of the events that go on during the reception. And while things like the first dance, dad-and-daughter dance, bouquet toss, and garter toss can really add to your event, try to keep these things confined to a particular time during your reception—away from the dancing. Interrupting the dancing with these events will only kill the vibe that you are trying to create.

 

Give your DJ a name pronunciation guide.

 

This is a great tip that many couples don’t even think of. Because names can so often be difficult to pronounce, give your DJ a brief guide to pronouncing any names that will be called out during the reception. Nothing is more cringe-worthy than having your own or a relative’s name read incorrectly on your big day.

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