April 12, 2016
For many brides and grooms a DJ is one of those necessary things, “ok, let’s just find the cheapest person to play music”. I urge to stop riigghhttt there. A DJ is so much more than just a music player. I always tell my clients that a DJ makes or breaks your reception. Do you want a packed dance floor? DJs do that (with the assistance of alcohol). I have had the pleasure of working with Great Scott Productions on a wedding and I am excited for them to offer some advice for brides and grooms while choosing a DJ.
What sets you apart from other DJs?
I think it starts with our passion for the job…we love what we do and we bring that passion to our performances. It’s personal to us, we truly want to see people have an amazing time at their event. Our ability to create a distinctive event, whether it’s an all-out dance party, a themed event, or something more intimate we work with our clients to create an experience that is as unique as they are. We’re always looking to do more, trying new ideas, concepts and offering an array of enhancements besides just music.
When planning the timeline what factors should brides consider?
In regards to music, couples really want to consider their guests…you’re going to have all types of people and age groups so the music should reflect that. Keep the momentum going… avoid what I call an “up down up down” timeline where your guests are out dancing and then forced to sit down to watch a series of events, dance, and then watch another series of events etc. Nothing kills the momentum of your party more than the “up down” Once your guests begin having fun they typically don’t want to stop. (Brides-make sure you work closely with your planner on this)
What important questions should a bride ask when meeting with a DJ?
A couple of key questions I think you should ask every DJ. “Are they experienced performing at weddings”, a wedding audience is going to be much different then the club audience. “Will you act as the emcee” Don’t assume all DJs do this, I hear from venues all the time about DJs that don’t emcee or make announcements. You don’t want to find out on your wedding day that you don’t have someone to make important announcements and guide your event… “Will you take requests and are you able to assist me or offer suggestions in selecting the music”.
On a scale of 1-10, how important is the DJ? Why?
It’s hard to put a number on it, however, without the DJ, there is no flow for the evening, no emcee and no one to choose just the right song to keep your family and friends on the dance floor. I have heard it said many times and I believe it… a great DJ can make or break your reception.