Your wedding day is something which you’ll want to remember for the rest of your life.
Chances are you’ll probably put hours of prep work into making sure it’s as special as you
deserve it to be. So the last thing you’ll want is for someone else to intervene and ruin the
vision that you have for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.
While they’re ultimately there to help you, DJs have the ability to make or break a wedding if
you aren’t on the same page as them. Somewhat shockingly, the man (or woman) behind
the mic is believed to account for as much as 75-80% of the responsibilities on your big day
– making them arguably the third most important person in attendance. It’s never intentional,
but things might not run smoothly if you aren’t thinking on their wavelength.
If you’re worried about the impact someone could have during your celebration of love, make
sure to follow these top tips for ensuring you’re working as well as you can with your
Speak to them early
The earlier you speak to a wedding DJ the better. Ideally, you should try to have a specific
person booked 6-to-9 months prior to the day. This gives you the chance to sit down and
speak with them about your expectations for both them and the celebration itself. This also
gives you time to curate a playlist which actually means something to you.
Define very clear limits and expectations
Make sure that the DJ knows exactly what is expected of them. If they can’t work to your
vision, then it might be worth turning elsewhere. Similarly, this respect goes both ways. It’s
best for them to know exactly what the setup at the venue looks like well ahead of time. This
gives them ample opportunity to maximize what service they can provide for you.
Don’t settle for the first option
A staggering 78% of couples have revealed that they would have made finding the perfect
entertainment a priority if they could plan their wedding over. Furthermore, 100% said they’d
have allocated more budget to this part of the day. As such, it’s important not to settle. Make
sure you’re truly happy with a DJ, or else you’re not going to get the most out of them.
Give them a specific timeline for the day
It’s a massive help for a DJ to have a schedule of the day (particularly if they’re also acting
as an MC). This will help things run smoothly, and ensure they don’t miss giving an
important announcement – such as your first dance, the cutting of the cake, or any other
staples of a good wedding.
Let them give their input
Lastly, but importantly, the DJ needs to be able to have a say in matters. While the final call
should ultimately be yours, they are, at the end of the day, the professional. Listen to what
they have to say, and make sure to take their advice on board.
Do you feel ready to get the most out of your wedding DJ? Follow this advice for total peace
of mind during your ceremony, speeches, dinner, and reception.