Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life, and planning is one of the most fun and stressful things you can do. It takes a lot of time out of your day, and that’s on top of any do-it-yourself stuff you’re doing for the weddings. One of the most fun parts of planning a wedding is choosing a wedding dj. You get to choose from a long list of beautiful and fun songs for your guests to dance to, and you can even build a veto list of songs that are absolutely not to be played.
When you go to meet with prospective disc jockeys, it’s important to arm yourself with some information beforehand. Do a quick Web search on your DJ to see if he has a habit of dishonoring the contract, flaking on reserved dates, or getting drunk on open bar drinks. Most DJs act with extreme professionalism, keep all reserved dates, and provide no reason for worry, but it’s important to know what other clients think.
Most disc jockeys have an enormous portfolio of great wedding songs. Some are traditional romantic songs and others are great party songs that have stood the test of time and have been enjoyed by wedding guests for decades. Some of these will be utterly predictable, so if you hate a particular song, make sure your DJ knows it. I, for one, absolutely hate the chicken dance and will not have it at my wedding. Another thing you’ll have to do is make sure your DJ knows the appropriate names to call you and your attendants, especially if you don’t plan on changing your maiden name.
Creating a wedding is a lot of fun, and a good wedding DJ can make sure it’s a night to remember. He should be fun, outgoing, positive, and part of the party, not just a guy sitting in the corner behind some records. Your DJ should get people out on the dance floor and encourage them to start the party. You already have enough on your plate, not the least of which being a lifetime of matrimony ahead.