Six Qualities a Wedding DJ Needs to Have
Planning your wedding isn’t easy. Overall, you’re planning one of the best days of your life, and naturally you want to provide your guests with an amazing party where they can all have fun, without exception.
One of the most difficult decisions you need to make, concerns with the entertainment and the music. After all, you want to have a great Wedding DJ, but how can you be sure that you’re hiring the best person for the job?
So, with too many accumulative years of experience to mention in the entertainment industry, the team at Ted Dunne Entertainment have compiled an informative and useful guide. Here are the 6 qualities that we ensure a wedding DJ needs to have:
When you want to hire a good wedding DJ, you need to make sure that they have the experience in this same industry. Your wedding DJ will be responsible for setting up the tone for the entire evening, so having previous wedding experience is a definite must. An amazing nightclub DJ might not necessarily be an amazing wedding DJ.
In what concerns your wedding and with so many decisions that you need to make, you don’t have much spare time to waste. So, the last thing that you want, is to interview wedding DJs and they aren’t completely proficient in talking about what they offer. They should be able to tell you all about the equipment they have, the kind of music they usually play and why, their experience playing at previous weddings and events, among other questions.
#3: Friendly Personality
Everyone at your wedding needs to be with a smile on their face. So, you need to hire a wedding DJ that is able to interact with your guests the best way they can. And this includes everyone, from children to the elderly. So, make sure that the wedding DJ you hire is friendly, nice, social, fun, and confident on what he or she is doing.
#4: Diverse Music Collection
Any good wedding DJ needs to have a well-diverse music collection. When it comes to music selection, everyone has their own personal tastes and the wedding DJ needs to find a way to please the bride, the groom, and all the guests. It’s important that an experienced wedding DJ knows to include music from different decades as well as different genres, and when to adapt.
#5: Looking At The Guests
A great wedding DJ knows what kinds of music they need to play in the beginning to get everyone moving on the dance floor. Then, during the evening, they also need to know what happens when everyone is out there dancing. Accomplished wedding DJs should know how to read a crowd, and adapt accordingly to ensure that exactly the right kind of music is being played to entertain all the guests.
Although not all brides and grooms have a specific idea about what they want for their big day, most couples will certainly have various music style preferences, or favorite songs or artists. So, a good wedding DJ firstly needs to know how to listen. Your DJ should be asking you questions too, about your favorite music and genres, and songs that you don’t like. This way, your DJ will fully understand your vision for the wedding, be prepared, and will be able to fulfill all expectations.