Music brings life to your wedding. No matter how great the food is, how tear-jerking the speeches are, how beautiful the décor is, or how much love was in the ceremony, the music at your wedding plays a major role in each guest’s overall experience. Wedding music has to fit the atmosphere of the wedding and encourage guests to get up and have a good time. It’s important for couples to know what to look for when they’re searching for a good wedding DJ. The following qualities are the most crucial qualities to look for when hiring a wedding DJ.
The Right Personality
A DJ has to be a people-person. The best DJ’s are able to interact with the crowd, add some amount of humor, have a strong level of confidence, and have an amicable personality. Song requests are going to be flowing in. A DJ has to have the right temperament to deal with the people coming up to his or her booth.
A Diverse Music Collection
A DJ’s song choices can’t be limited. There will be a wide range of people at the wedding. A DJ has to have a playlist that caters to the preferences of all of the wedding guests. The DJ should also ensure that he or she knows the bride and groom’s specific song choices. For instance, the DJ should know the song for the first dance and any other special dances the couple and bridal party may be doing.
The Ability to Read the Crowd
There are times when the DJ will think that he or she has picked out the perfect playlist. It’s hot and bound to get the party started. At the wedding, however, the guests may be giving a different vibe. An experienced DJ knows how to adjust to fit the vibe of the crowd. The DJ also has to know how to balance various song selections to keep all of your guests actively engaged.
A Good Listener
A DJ is offering a professional service. Therefore, the DJ should behave like a professional. A good DJ will listen to the couple’s requests prior to the wedding and ensure that these requests are met. The couple already has a clear idea of what they want for their wedding music. It’s the DJ’s job to make it happen.
The best DJ’s truly love what they do. Think back to the last time you went to a good party with a DJ. The DJ’s love for music and fun was magnetic. No matter how you felt, you couldn’t help being drawn into the vibrancy the DJ offered. A good DJ is able to answer the question, “What are you trying to share with your Djing?” It’s not just about the music…it’s about the experience and helping people have a good time.
Music can make or break a wedding. You want to ensure that you hire the right DJ for your wedding. A DJ shouldn’t only focus on playing music. The focus should be about playing the right music that provides the best guest experience. Any DJ that offers anything less isn’t worth your time and money.