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Find the Right Wedding Disc Jockey

Find the Right Wedding Disc Jockey

Anyone with a computer and mp3 player can hook up to some speakers and provide music for an event, but are you sure you’ll get the quality you want for your special day? There are several considerations to keep in mind when choosing music services for your special day.

Do It Yourself

You have an mp3 player and for your cookout last month, you hooked it up to some speakers and provided musical entertainment for hours. That works well for small, casual gatherings but when you’re dealing with an important event for a large group of people, a disc jockey can help pull it all together. If you’re planning a small, informal reception, the “do it yourself” method may be fine, but for larger events, you might want to seek the help of a professional wedding disc jockey service.

Ask a Friend

Maybe you know a friend who disc jockeys for fun. Or maybe you know someone who knows his way around a computer enough to keep the music going. Just be you find the right wedding disc jockey to be able to handle transitioning from song to song and giving the guests instructions. DJs provide more than musical services.

Hire a Professional

As mentioned above, DJs do more than spin records. During weddings, DJs act as emcees, directing the guests. When it’s time to cut the cake, the DJ is responsible for cutting the music and directing everyone’s attention to the action. A good DJ will keep the crowd moving and watch for signs that certain songs might not be working with this particular group of guests.

In many ways, your DJ will guide your reception. Professional wedding disc jockeys announce the couple’s arrival, the couple’s first dance, the father-daughter dance, the cake-cutting ceremony, and, at the end of the reception, the couple’s departure. A professional wedding disc jockey can make sure your wedding reception progresses in a smooth manner, allowing you to focus on spending time with your loved ones and enjoying your special day.

Live Music

Some couples choose the entertainment of a live band for their special day. A band has more flexibility in the tempo of the songs, adjusting songs to be slower or faster, depending on the reaction of the crowd. But the cost of hiring a good band can be fairly high and, let’s face it, no band at all is better than a bad band. A professional wedding band may charge thousands of dollars for a couple of hours of work.

The sound volume is another issue with live bands. While a disc jockey is able to adjust the volume to meet the acoustics of the space, a band usually has one volume: loud. If you go the live music route, be sure you choose a band that is familiar with weddings and is able to handle the emcee jobs many professional wedding disc jockeys usually have down to a science. Someone-generally the lead singer-will be responsible for directing everyone to gather to watch the cake-cutting and for announcing the bride and groom’s arrival and departure.


Being aware of what a professional wedding disc jockey can bring to your special day will help make your choice. Meet with a few disc jockeys and live bands and make sure you find one that not only understands and plays your kind of music, but will make sure your wedding reception goes smoothly.