A great way to ensure that your wedding guests are pumped and entertained throughout the wedding is by hiring a professional DJ to perform the music for your wedding ceremony and reception. This can be a remarkable and cost-effective way to ensure that your wedding guests remember the wedding for years to come--heck, you want them to hope you get married twice! However, hiring the right professional DJ is not the easiest thing in the world. It takes a great amount of careful planning and research. There are a great number of things that you need to consider when it comes to hiring a professional DJ. This following article will guide you through most of the important things you need to know in order to find the right wedding DJ for your purposes, so your wedding goes as perfectly as you always imagined it to be.
The first thing you need to do when looking for a professional wedding DJ is come to terms with the fact that the best wedding DJs cost a little more than the average DJ, but trust us when we say that they are almost always worth the price difference, that is if you want to have a wedding reception that keeps the party going with songs that will make your guests want to dance all night long, but also keep the emotional mood of the night fresh in the minds of you and your wedding guests. Once you have found a wedding DJ that seems to fit your budget and your style is to make sure that they are clear that you are the client, and that they can't make decisions about the playlist, etc. that don't coincide with your wishes and desires. That's not to say that they can't offer suggestions, or defend themselves, but you need to be clear and upfront about what your expectations are for them and for the night--just be sure not to be a Rude Rhonda. Remember not to have too much of an iron fist as many wedding DJs have their own patented and unique ways of feeling out the crowd and hyping them up, but you should tell the DJ what songs you absolutely do not want to hear, as well as the songs that must be played at specific times, such as during the wedding ceremony, as well as songs that need to be played during the reception.
For the wedding ceremony you need to include in your list prelude music, music for the mothers' entrances, the bridesmaids' processional, the bride's processional, and the recessional music. For the reception, the music you need to have prepared includes the cocktail entrance music, the post-entrance music, the first dance song, the daddy/daughter dance song, the mother/son dance song, the dinner music, the cake-cutting music, the bouquet/garter song, and the song for the last dance of the night, as well as any songs that you wish to be played during the dance portion of the wedding. You also need to be clear with the DJ whether you want them to take requests or not.Back to Wedding Guide