5 Wedding DJ Tips from A Pro
Choosing the right DJ service for your special event can be one of the hardest choices when planning an event. For many couples, the evening entertainment is the most crucial part of the wedding day. A drink or five down, it's when guests gather on the dance floor to give you their drunken well wishes (we've all been there, right?). Dan Neilson from iWed Solutions is one of my favorite wedding DJ’s. He has class while maintaining ground cover. With over 22 years of experience, he provided me these tips to remember while planning your big event.
1. PRACTICE YOUR FIRST DANCE
All cameras will be on you.
Practice the first dance with each other to make sure it’s not too fast or too slow.
It’s also a great idea to dance the father/daughter and mother/son dance.
2. CONFIRM DETAILS 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY
You may have changed the start time 6 months ago and never told the DJ the new time.
Don’t just tell him/her the new time, ask what time they have.
Do this with everything, including the song selections.
Make sure the DJ company is with the digital times.
Ask if they rely on internet service for their music library.
If they do, ask about backup in case the internet is down or it’s too weak.
They better have hard drives with plenty of music on it. Plus a back up computer.
They better answer this question with 100% confidence.
4. WHAT DOES YOUR DJ WEAR TO EVENTS?
Most weddings are formal. They should have a shirt and tie.
Depending on the weather, a vest or sport coat may be appropriate.
What’s not appropriate is a t-shirt, polo, jeans, gym shoes or baseball hat.
How many weddings/events have they performed?
I’d say if they have 50-100 weddings under their belt, they have a very good concept of how things should go.
As long as they are not burnt out you should be in great hands.
Watch out for the DJ’s who have only done 2-5 weddings. They won’t know how to react and handle if certain issues come up, which they will.
If you are still in need of a DJ or Officiate: