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How Do You Select Your Wedding DJ?

Aug 18, 2007
After you have settled your wedding reception venue and caterer, you may start thinking about a wedding DJ. In fact the job of a wedding DJ should be delivering entertainments to both of you and your guests. They may even help you to heat up the atmosphere if you would like all your guests to stand up and dance.

Although you may want to find someone to play the music or songs in your reception, it is not an easy task to select a suitable one. A bad choice may make your reception boring. In this case it will be just opposite to your original plan - to entertain the guests. As a result, you should choose the DJ carefully. You can consider the following issues when you are choosing a wedding DJ.

Experience

The first thing you need to consider is the experience of the DJ. It is important that he or she should have some experiences on wedding entertainment. He / she should know when to play a more romantic song and when to play a more pop, if not rock, song. You should always ask for their job references. I will suggest you to choose another DJ if the one you approach cannot give you ant relevant job reference. You may also ask for your friends who have married to introduce a good one to you.

Familiarity with the reception venue

You may also prefer to choose a DJ who is familiar with your reception venue. It is essential in a sense that the DJ can have a better control over the volume of the sound. If you are going to hire someone who is not familiar with reception venue, you need to make sure that he or she will come to the venue a bit earlier to rehearse.

It will be even better if you can afford some time to have the rehearsal with him or her so that there will not be any misunderstanding. Rehearsal is extremely important if you are planning to create an atmosphere like a disco and have every guest dance. Again, you should communicate with your DJ about your plans such that they can know your requirements well.

A list of songs

If you do not have any particular songs you would like your wedding DJ to play, you may ask him or her to provide you with a list of songs. You will need to listen to the songs once to see if they match the mood of your wedding theme. You will then discuss with him or her in order to adjust the list.

Besides, you should also tell him or her what kinds of or what songs you do not want him or her to play. If you do not advise the DJ beforehand, he or she will just play the songs you do not want in your wedding. You should try your best to prevent such events from happening so that you can make your wedding a more successful one.
About the Author
Jerry Leung is a wedding invitation designer with great interest in Chinese Style Wedding cards. He Designs a lot of Chinese Wedding Invitations. He runs a blog with tips on wedding such as Wedding Cake and shares Wedding Tips.
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