As a DJ, you need to remember that people will want to hire you for your services. Whether it is a fundraiser, a big party in a chic club, or even a wedding party, people will want you to give them a good time by giving them great music.
In wedding parties, you may be wondering if it is different to DJ here than your regular gig at the nightclub.
Well, the answer would be yes and no. First of all, you need to consider that the wedding day is known as the most important day in a couple’s relationship. So, there are quite a lot of factors that you need to consider when you are going to be the DJ for the party.
You have to keep in mind that the family and guests at a wedding party will be people of different generations. Your first challenge as a DJ is to provide music that everyone in the party will love. This can be quite difficult on your part because the guests in the wedding party will have different tastes in music.
You need to entertain with a diverse library of music. And, you also need to set volume levels accordingly.
As a wedding DJ, you have a responsibility to let everybody have fun during the wedding party. This is why you need to have a timeline. You need to expect that nine times out of ten things will get shifted around during the party.
You need to inform the photographers as well as the caterers before any significant formalities. Aside from playing music, you also have to make announcements about major activities. This means that you need to inform the key players to make things run smoothly. Besides, you wouldn’t want to call out the cake cutting ceremony without having utensils already set for it
Also, as a responsible DJ, you need to start by first getting to know the bride and groom. You have to know what their tastes are in music and you need to remember that this is their day. You are responsible for making it special for them. Know what their favourite song is, and you also need to know what kind of music they enjoy. Asking them about the activities they want at their wedding is also important. Also, you need to ask them what type of music that their family and friends would like to hear.
Before the event, you have to be prepared. Get a playlist ready and always have a backup copy for the first dance song. This is one of the most important events in a wedding, and you should never take any chances.
Also, before you make any announcements, make sure that you already have your thoughts together. Practice any announcements before you make it. It would be very embarrassing in your part if you announced the groom with a wrong name.
Lastly, before you agree to DJ a wedding party, make sure that your equipment is in good shape. And, always have backup equipment handy in case something goes wrong.
These are the things that you need to remember about DJing a wedding party. Keep these things in mind, and you will be able to successfully host a wedding party and truly make this day special for the bride and groom as well as for the guests.