"Hire a dj" "Hire a dj" "Hire a dj"!
I'm sure if we've been working together, you've heard me say that 1 million + times... but that's truly because a DJ can make or break the entire mood and vibe of your wedding day.
From the pre ceremony music, to the very last song, choose your DJ wisely, and take the time to go over the music you love, and also the music you really don't like!
Here are FOUR ways to know if you're hiring the right DJ:
(Other than the fact that it's not your uncle....)
1. How Long Has He Been Djing?
This is an important question, but not necessarily a make or break situation. If the DJ you're meeting with explains that he's only been doing it for 1 year or less, but has the confidence that he will make your beautiful day perfect, he may be the one! We've come across DJs that have been in the business so long, that they're not in touch with today's technology, which can hinder a lot of the planning moving forward.
2. What Style Of Music Is This DJ Used To Playing?
I'm sure you don't want a club DJ playing at your conservative ranch wedding, or vise versa correct? Although DJs have access to a lot of music, they don't always necessarily have everything you're looking for. So when interviewing different DJs, be sure to ask those questions!
3. What Does Their Booth Look Like?
There have been a handful of times when I walk into the reception space, and see an outrageous set up created by the DJ. I get it, not all vendors have the decorative touch, but make sure they don't use a sparkly table cloth when you're going for a muted and neutral look... just may look a bit odd!
4. Do You See Eye To Eye?
Just like finding the right wedding planner, or the right photographer makes a difference in your experience, so does finding the right DJ. Personality is everything, especially if you're looking for them to MC. Do they have a personality you click with? Can they win your guests over while they're patiently waiting for dinner? All of these play a huge role in making the day memorable.
I truly hope these tips will help you throughout your DJ hunt! Make sure to stay true to yourself, and stand up for what you want. Also, don't hire a family member or a good friend... let them enjoy the day!
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