Picking the Right DJ for Your Wedding
Every DJ is different just like every wedding is different. For your wedding, you do not want to just pick a Wedding DJ. You want to pick YOUR Wedding DJ. With all the DJ options available, this can be a daunting task. How do you know if the DJ is right for you?
Know Your Options
Since there are so many options available when it comes to DJs, make sure to check out all your options. Your venue is one of the best resources in making this decision. They will know who has played their venue before and how successful it ended up. Venues like to work with people who are reliable and can keep guests entertained. Ask your venue if they have recommendations or if they have a short list you can use.
Another group to ask would be other vendors. They would have insider information on how they mesh with your potential DJ. Compare answers and develop your own list. Make sure to take into account why they are recommending that DJ. Avoid the dreaded nephew-who-can-DJ types when they just stream from their phones. Look for a professional company to make sure that you are getting the most bang for your buck.
Explore the Packages
Once you have found a DJ you like, explore their packages to make sure they offer what you need. DJ services offer a range of options that vary in price and extravagance. Be up front with your needs and desires. DJs want to make you and your guests happy. They can work with you to make sure you get exactly what you need.
Wedding DJs can be expensive. Make sure you are choosing the DJ package that also fits your budget. It can be tricky especially when you want to go all out. That being said, do not short change yourself either. The DJ is a vital part of any wedding so do not feel like your only option is the cheapest option. Again, it is about choosing the package that is right for you. Be sure to get a quote beforehand to make sure you are staying on track.
Fit Your Vibe
There is no set in stone way to DJ a wedding. While some people have an expectation of what a Wedding DJ does, it is not the same from DJ to DJ. The most important thing to look for in picking YOUR Wedding DJ is to make sure that they match your vibe. Wanna party all night at your reception and make sure you are dripping with sweat on the dance floor? Choose a wedding DJ who knows how to throw a party. Want to keep things elegant and keep your cocktail hour ambient? Choose a DJ that knows how to throw a more formal affair.
A good DJ can bring the party up or bring the party down. A great DJ can do both! Translating the mood of an event can be challenging. Should they play another slow song or is it time to do the Cupid Shuffle? Find a DJ that is in tune with your needs and the needs of your guests.
About the Author
Jake Nissen is a charismatic and refreshingly down to earth DJ who exudes good vibrations. A lifelong music and pop culture fanatic, and natural people person, Jake is passionate about teaming up with you to make your celebration amazing. Jake started his DJ journey while he was earning his Media Arts degree, and DJ’ing at local bars […]