Top Tips for Hiring Wedding DJs
Wedding DJs & Wedding Reception DJ
Tips for Hiring an Awesome Wedding DJ
There is a lot to consider when you’re looking for a wedding DJ. You need to decide what kind of playlist you want them to play, the style of music you want your guests to dance too, how many hours they’re going to play for, and if they are going to provide both DJ and MC services.
They also need to have a website or social media page where you can see their previous work reviews. Also, be sure the DJ has with wedding experience and knows what type of sound equipment is needed. And there should be DJ reviews on their website.
To get the most out of your entertainer and ensure your guests have a memorable experience, Airwaves Music is pleased to offer the following tips and suggestions.
Select Your Music Genre First
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to hiring the perfect wedding DJ. You need to decide what kind of music you want them to play, the style of music you want your guests dancing too, how many hours they’re going to play for and if they are going to provide both DJ and MC services.
Your DJ also needs to have a website or social media page where you can see their previous work reviews. Also, be sure the DJ has plenty of experience with weddings and knows what type of sound equipment is needed and there should be reviews on their website.
Let your DJ know if you are planning a themed wedding.
To get the most out from your entertainer and ensure that your guests have a memorable experience, we suggest following these tips:
Let your DJ know if you are equally important to inform your DJ ahead of time. Oftentimes, most DJs are willing to get into various roles, such as retro, vintage, or steampunk, and play music from a specific time period or songs that best match your theme.
Select What Kind of Musicians You Want to Hire
If you’re planning your wedding and you want some musicians to rock & roll your wedding ceremony, then there will be two options in your head. One is band music and the other is DJ music.
The first type of music is played Wedding bands are typically less expensive because they only need one guitar, one drummer, and a lead singer which one basically the bandleader.
The second type is Wedding DJ needs more instruments like microphones and amps. And an experienced Wedding DJ can turn your Wedding Reception into a cocktail party and make your guests, friend and family dance off on the dancefloor by playing the songs according to the song requests.
Choose & Book your DJ as soon as possible.
Choose a DJ that has a lot of experience with weddings, knows what sound equipment they need, has reviews on their web page or social media account, can play the style of music you want your guest to dance to, Waiting until a few months before your wedding should be avoided if at all possible.
The further in advance you can book a DJ the better it is for you because it provides you with a broader range of talent to choose from and typically allows you to get your first choice. Plus, if you sign a contract with the DJ, you can lock in your booking rate at current prices.
Confirm any entertainment restrictions with your venue.
Certain venues may only work with specific performers or have insurance requirements. You will want to research what restrictions your venue has before booking a band and you should also confirm that the performer is insured for the venue services they are providing.
The DJ needs a contract in order to cover what they are going to do for you on the day of your event. The more specific you can be about what you want, the better it is for both you and the DJ. The contract should also include payment details and date/time of service.
Check the Contract Properly
You’ll want to make sure there’s no breach of contract or any hidden fees included in the package. You also want to have a clear understanding of the cancellation policy so that you’re not paying penalties if something happens.
Before signing any contracts, be sure to understand what each contract entails, from deposit amounts and refund policies to cancellation and termination clauses.
Knowing these ahead of time will help you in the selection process as you will be able to concentrate on those DJs that meet the venue’s entertainment guidelines & fulfil song requests.
Be realistic about timing on the day of your wedding ceremony and reception.
The thing with weddings is they seldom ever run according to the planned schedule. And delays should be expected. It may be a good idea to hire someone who doesn’t need an MC or band, but someone who just needs a microphone and a laptop.
They will wait for the ceremony to start before playing any audio so they don’t interrupt the delicate ceremony rhythms.
Then, as soon as the ceremony ends, they can get right into dancing music without having to worry about their timing or messing up the flow of the event from there on out.
Give the DJ your playlist and your “do not play” list
You should always provide the song list to your DJ first so that the DJ can understand what categories of songs they need to play to entertain the people so that the people can hit the dance floor.
While working on your anticipated schedule, get your DJ involved and ask their advice on how to keep guests entertained throughout the reception.
For instance, your photographer may want to take pictures immediately following the ceremony, leaving your guests waiting until you arrive to sit down to dinner.
Enlisting the help of your DJs during these lulls will make periods of waiting go by much faster and keep everyone from growing impatient.
Book your Wedding DJ through a reputable entertainment agency.
If you are hiring DJs as musician for your wedding entertainment then you should definitely hire the DJ from any reputed DJ services.
There are so many benefits of hiring DJs from a reputed DJ services.
– They’re experts in their field.
– You get the best rates and can negotiate.
– Your guests will be entertained throughout your wedding reception.
First, you are able to quickly communicate your needs and be presented with a that matches your criteria. Next, it is easier to arrange times to meet the DJs, as well as see them perform.
Furthermore, in case of an emergency, your agency has you covered and will often provide an alternate DJ, should your first-choice not be able to perform.
Be aware of your DJ’s needs.
Another important detail that you need to arrange early is the setup for your DJ. You will need to make sure they have sound equipment like microphones and amps, so if they don’t already bring them.
You should also choose DJs who have a lot of experience with playing in wedding receptions so they know what sound equipment they need and know how long it will take to set up.
Your DJ may have driven an hour or two to get to your venue, then spent the next several hours hauling and setting up their equipment, performing sound tests, and verifying your playlists are ready to go.
Providing a quiet place to relax and change, as well as food and refreshments during this time ensures they will be refreshed and ready to deliver an energetic and exciting performance for you and your guests.