The short answer to that question is no. But the question you need to ask yourself is why would you want a DJ at your wedding in the first place. Are you inviting a lot of guests who love to dance? or is it going to be more of a mellow formal sit down dinner?
There are many advantages to having a professional DJ at your wedding, so before you make the investment, consider the following benefits.
Do you love music? with today’s technology and specific music subscriptions, exclusive for DJ’s only, DJs are able to get their hands on many genres as well as a variety of decades of cultural-style music that you may want to hear at your wedding.
Not only does a DJ have a vast majority of music but it’s also important to remember where the music is coming from, If you are having a large guest count you will need a professional sound system that doesn’t crackle or sound distorted when you have a song with a lot of bass, or when you hear the toasts, everyone can understand what is being said.
If you’re not hiring a wedding coordinator for your wedding you may want to also consider hiring a company that provides a Master of Ceremonies at the reception. Having a good MC keeps everything on track from the grand entrance to the toast and the special dances ie.. father-daughter or mother-son.
If you are also having a wedding ceremony you’ll want to have background music as your guests are arriving and a microphone for the officiant so everyone is able to hear your vows. These are just a few reasons why you might want to consider having a wedding DJ as opposed to plugging in and using Spotify.
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Hiring a DJ for your wedding can be stressful. Are they going to be fun, keep my guests dancing, create fun moments, sound good on the mic and not be cheesy?
When it comes to your wedding day, you may actually need more than just a DJ. Have you ever been to a wedding where the DJ was horrible and you as a guest left early. Now its your turn to find the right DJ who is going to keep your guests informed, entertained and excited about your wedding.
Having Just a DJ who only plays music, doesn’t have good mic skills, isn’t able to connect with your guests will have a huge impact on your wedding.
Having a skilled MC (master of ceremonies) at your wedding can really help set the mood, create the tone and manage the pace of your reception. There are some companies where the MC is also the DJ and others where there is a 2 person team. So how do you know which is best for you?
If you have a coordinator, typically averaging from $900-$2500 for a day of, they can help manage the timing. But if you don’t have one, who is going to let the staff know when to pour champagne for the toast, prep the cake , notify the photographer about a special dance?
Having just a DJ alone without any Mic skills or formal training can really hurt the flow of our wedding. If you have a large wedding party and require lots of direction, a DJ who is also an MC could most likely handle the tasks but also find themselves running back and forth between music sets. With a 2 person team, the DJ can focus only on the music to rock your party and the MC can help manage all the other formalities. It’s almost like having a coordinator their at the event. Don’t get me wrong, We love working with coordinators, they will also help set up the reception and help guide with the ceremony and many other duties. If you would like a list of some of my favorites, you can email me at [email protected]
So if you thought playing music was the only thing a DJ does, Look at what I do BEHIND THE SCENES to ensure your wedding day goes of flawless.
Compare notes with catering manager/wedding coordinator:
Find, test and adjust lighting controls
Verify reserved sign on family table
Check cake table for : utensils, plate, napkins
Check head table for toasting glasses
Verify wedding party seating arrangements
Clarify grand entrance path to head table
Perform a thorough sound check
Check with banquet captain that meals are ready to be served
ARRIVAL OF WEDDING PARTY:
Discuss grand entrance and toast with photographer/videographer
Confirm with those doing additional toasts/blessings
Brief those toasting on microphone technique
Announce for remaining guests to be seated for the grand entrance
Alert catering staff to pour for the toast
Verify that the toast has been poured at head table
Cue up grand entrance song
Discuss the following grand entrance details with the wedding party:
Line up wedding party for grand entrance
Confirm toast with best man and maid of honor
Brief best man and maid of honor on microphone technique
Where will they walk and stand
Seating arrangement and when to sit
Guide bride to hand of her bouquet
Clarify agenda for the remainder of the reception
Discuss Agenda for reception with additional vendors
Announce buffet guidelines
Announce any games or activities
Cue up centerpiece giveaway song
Release guests to buffet line
Discuss following details with bride and groom
Does the bride have a garter on already
Does the bride have her purse for honeymoon dance
Timing for the father/daughter dance
Timing for the mother/son dance
ENDING OF THE MEAL:
Cue up first dance
Announce first dance will be happening soon
Give catering staff an estimated time for cake cutting
Alert parents about upcoming special dances
Alert wedding party for upcoming dances/toasts
Cue up father/daughter dance
Coordinate with photographer and videographer timing and entrance
Introduction of master of ceremonies
Announce for the wedding party entrance
Cue up background for the meal
MIDDLE OF RECEPTION:
Alert photographer for cake cutting and bouquet and garter toss
Notify bride and groom of upcoming specialty dances
Alert maid of honor to have bouquet ready and money bag
Discuss with catering manager about cake cutting
Prep best man and maid of honor for money dance
Prep photographer about location for group photo
END OF RECEPTION:
Discuss exit and timing with coordinator and photographer
Prep bride and groom for grand exit
Coordinate with venue with location for sparkler exit
Finalize best shot for exit with photographer
Make additional announcements for parking with guests