Your DJ Is One Of Your Most Important Wedding Vendors, Really!
We know that choosing vendors can be one of the most stressful parts about planning your big day. Even if you and your fiance use the services of a wedding planner, there are so many decisions you’ll need to make. Prioritizing all of those choices can make the decision process easier. I know we’re biased, but we believe that the vendor that has the biggest impact on your wedding and reception would have to be the Wedding DJ!
After all, they provide so much more to the wedding than simply playing music. They are, in fact, an integral part of the ceremony and reception, and of the overall atmosphere of your celebration. Many DJ/Entertainment services provide much more than what you may expect from a DJ service.
There are so many things that a good DJ can do for your wedding that extend well beyond the DJ booth. To start, many venues do not provide sound systems or a way to amplify voices during the wedding ceremony. A good DJ service can provide a sound system for both the ceremony and reception. This is a much better option than paying out of pocket or booking a separate vendor to handle your ceremony sound. And, with the audio comes the visual, meaning that DJ’s can often also provide lighting options as well as projections. This can help you decorate your venue without having to go through too many vendors, and it is a great way to decorate and light your space with less clean up afterward.
Weddings can be confusing. They are especially confusing on the day of since there are so many moving parts and so many people involved! DJ’s can help provide an outline of events so that guests will know what is happening and when, and they can help facilitate the big moments of your wedding so everyone’s eye is drawn to you.
Venues tend to have preferred vendors that they recommend to their customers, and talking with a DJ first – maybe even before you book your venue – can help you make venue and vendor decisions based on their extensive experience being a part of weddings in your local area. Because while this may be only the first – and likely – only wedding you’ll plan, your DJ has most likely been to dozens, if not hundreds, of weddings, and can make recommendations based on those experiences. The last thing anyone wants on the day of their wedding is unnecessary drama. So, your DJ can confirm whether or not your vendors of choice will be reliable, tol give you peace of mind on your big day!
It goes without saying, that the thing DJs are best known for is definitely the entertainment of your guests! They know how to keep everything from your grand entrance to your sparkler exit running smoothly and how to keep everyone interested and invested. They can be the make or break of if your wedding will end up being fun. That being said, all DJ services and all DJ’s are different. Some prefer to keep the party going hard while others offer a more subtle and classy style. So, when choosing a DJ, it is important to book with a DJ service that will listen to your needs and wants! Because this celebration is about you and your sweetheart, the love you share, and the new family you are building together! The best DJ services – wink, wink – will know how to give you exactly what you are looking for.
Hiring a DJ might not be the first call you make while planning your wedding, but we recommend that you treat your wedding entertainment as a priority, instead of an afterthought!
DJs do tend to get booked many months to sometimes years in advance for weddings, so if you have a DJ service in mind, do not hesitate to book them as far in advance as possible. They are a truly essential part to every wedding so make sure to make them a priority.
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 […]