What does a Wedding DJ do?
Wedding DJs sometimes get a bad rap known to “just play music” but it’s actually more complex than that. If you just want someone to get the dance floor packed without saying anything on your wedding day, you have to consider who is going to introduce your wedding party, help with the planning process if you are not hiring a wedding coordinator to notify the other wedding vendors of what is coming up next or let your guests know where to go for cocktail hour.
When it comes to hiring your DJ If they also act as your Master of Ceremonies there will be preparation time involved with the planning of the timeline, prepping a song list, and ensuring everyone are where they need to be from the wedding party introductions to the wedding venue and the banquet captain serving the champagne at the right time.
Wedding entertainment is more than just the music on your special day, it’s creating a fun flow of energy for your wedding reception and engaging with your guests and the vendors to ensure your special event and musical taste is everything you had hoped for. looking for a fun playlist, check out this fun list.
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How many hours should I hire a wedding DJ?
Every wedding is different, from guest count to the overall style and theme.
It really depends on the type of event and the energy looking to have. An average wedding in the Los Angeles area goes for 6 hours that includes the processional songs as guests arrive at the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour as you get your photos taken, and then the dinner and dancing.
If you’re looking to have a more low-key style event with some light background music 4 hours should be plenty of time for you to accomplish all of the formalities that are needed. Sometimes brides will hire a live musician for the ceremony music in which case you could have a 5-hour wedding DJ. But consider that you may still need to hire the DJ to provide sound for your officiant and your vows.
Some other items to consider is the amount of set up time that is needed for the wedding DJs to get ready before the wedding reception is to begin. Also based on the energy level of your guests and how packed your dance floor is, will you want to go into overtime? Be sure to ask about an additional charge or add on services. Some wedding venues may not allow for extra time or you may also have to pay for the staff overtime. You may also want to hire the Dj for an after-party at a new location.
The best advice I can give you is to contact and have a conversation with the company you are considering hiring to make sure there are no hidden charges. Most companies should include the setup and arrive at your event at least an hour or two before guests arrive.
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