DJs can make or break your wedding party, but it takes two to tango. DJs are not sorcerers; they should be given instructions for your wedding day.
The selection of music differs intensely from a person to another. Many people desire to have live bands performing on their wedding day. If you do not belong to these types of people, and you prefer to hire a DJ, this article will help you take advantage of the opportunity.
Because of the budget and the location, some couple does not have the luxury of options; however, it does not mean that your wedding party will become a bad day of music. Thus, to be able to use the abilities of your DJ to its maximum, and your wedding party impeccably flows for everyone to enjoy, there are things that you should tell your DJ to make a dashing party.
Songs and Time Stamp
Contrary to the general list of the songs you like to hear, a co-founding partner of Tinsel & Twine encourage her clients to give some context. It’s necessary to let your DJ know the songs you’ve picked for the significant moments in your wedding parties such as your first dance, mother and son, father and daughter, a toss of bouquet and garter, cake cutting, and the last song. Instruct your disc jockey as to when will be the exact timing and how long is the song to be played, even event planner, Stacy Wichelhaus agreed to it.
As I have said about, timing is crucial, not only about the timeline of the songs to be played but also the timing when you and your hubby will take the dance floor.
Are you going to finish the entire five minutes and let your DJ fade out music in a three-minute mark? Some DJs will give you an excellent layout for the music. However, it will help if you decide on this and let your DJ knows about it. It will evade any confusion and keeps the event flowing flawlessly.
Playlist and Request
It’s not enough that we tell our DJs about the songs that we like. It’s more important to let them know about the music that you don’t want to be played. Remember that DJs are not a soothsayer. They won’t know the music you hate unless you told them.
Sandy Malone, an event planner, suggested not leaving the room for the DJ to take request. However, avoid hesitating and leaving your disc jockey unaware of the music that you don’t like to hear. Do not assume that your DJ can read your mind. This way, if the guest requests to play the specific song, your DJ can tell it’s not available. So there will be neither harm nor hurt feelings.
On the other hand, if you don’t want the DJ to take a request from the guest, it’s necessary for you to be vocal about it. Let your DJ know, so he knows what to say if someone becomes persistent.
Names and Preferences
Give your DJ the phonetic spelling and pronunciation of your names and other unusual names to avoid any awkward moment. Think about it; your DJ is accountable for the seamless flow of your wedding party.
According to Chandra Keel, a wedding planner in Phoenix, Arizona, from Chandra Keel Events, the DJ needs to know how to pronounce the names correctly for the introductions during the grand entrance. I’m sure you don’t want this person to utter words that may become offensive for other people.
Tell your DJ of the off-limits – something that you don’t want them to say or do. Be specific to him about the dirty words and your volume preferences. If you don’t like to hear suggestive music, tell him. Aviva Samuels from Kiss the Planner said that if you love or you hate loud music, be direct and tell your DJ.
Do you want to set the tone and help your family and friends celebrate at your wedding reception?
Your DJ is imperative in your wedding party, so make sure that there is no communication gap between you and him. Tell him the things that you want him to do because I’m sure he won’t know unless you told him so.