Getting married is an event that people look forward to with anticipation. A lot of planning and money goes into a wedding and reception, so the event needs to run smoothly. Music plays an important role in the overall success of a reception.
If you are thinking of hiring a DJ for your reception, it's important that you are able to separate the good ones from the great ones, so keep these tips in mind.
1. A great DJ will pronounce names correctly.
A lot of couples think only about the music when hiring a wedding DJ. The fact of the matter is that a DJ serves as both a master of the music and an emcee for your reception.
There is nothing more embarrassing than having a DJ pronounce the name of someone in the bridal party incorrectly. A great DJ will ask you to pronounce the names of each individual who will be announced at your reception in the weeks leading up to your marriage. He or she may even record you saying these names in order to ensure that they practice the pronunciations correctly.
Don't let a mispronunciation put a damper on your wedding- look for a great DJ willing to practice getting the names of your bridal party right.
2. A great DJ will be able to read the crowd.
Most wedding DJs will ask you to provide a list of your favorite songs. They will work with you to create a playlist for your reception that features these songs. What sets a great DJ apart is that he or she also has the ability to read the crowd while your reception is in progress.
If the predetermined playlist is not achieving the right results, a great DJ will improvise and begin to play music that will energize the crowd and get guests involved in your reception.
3. A great DJ is prepared for all situations.
When you hire a DJ to play music at your wedding reception, you want to be able to feel confident that the DJ will be prepared for all situations that may arise.
A great DJ will tour your reception venue before the date of your wedding to determine if there are any setup issues that need to be addressed. Great DJs will also come with a backup generator and spare equipment so that the music can continue to play at your reception, even if a piece of equipment malfunctions.
With this information in mind, you're sure to find a great reception DJ for your wedding.