7 Reasons You Need A Professional Wedding DJ
In the past, dance bands were the top choice for wedding entertainment. Today, DJs are the standard because they offer great variety for all guests. Technology has complicated things, however, with everyone assuming they can DJ events right from their smartphone.
The truth is, you need a professional wedding DJ to ensure a seamless event with memories to last a lifetime. Instead of picking your friend or family member with a premium Spotify account, choose a professional wedding DJ with the right experience, equipment, music knowledge, and personality to do the job right.
You can trust me on this, since I once attended a wedding with a Bridesmaid/DJ and things didn’t go as planned! Do not let a sub par “DJ” compromise your special day.
1. Leave The Planning To A Professional Wedding DJ
Planning a wedding is an extreme amount of work. It’s stressful to take care of all of the details and without a background in production, you might not know what you need. An expert wedding DJ is going to walk you through the process and also ensure you are not missing any significant details like song selections, duration and timing of songs, what songs to avoid, who’s giving speeches, MC announcements, etc. A seasoned wedding DJ is going to act like a second wedding planner when it comes to the entertainment portion of your reception.
2. A Professional Wedding DJ Knows Smart Music Selection
There are millions of songs in this world and selecting the right songs for your wedding is an enormous task! On average, 20-25 songs play per hour at a wedding and you need a professional to help the proper flow. That means dance numbers, slow songs, sentimental choices and that special father-daughter dance. A professional DJ will take requests and make them work without trampling the energy.
3. They Have The Necessary Gear
There’s nothing worse than going to a party where wireless microphones fail, the speakers crackle and no one can hear a thing. An expert wedding DJ is going to arrive at the venue early and test the equipment before guests arrive. They’ll also optimize the equipment set up for the best possible sound.
4. They’ve Got The Skills
A professional contemporary DJ is reserved on the microphone, making announcements only when needed, playing a seamless mix of current and classic hits, and tends to blend into the background of the party. They’re used to mixing songs CDJs and turntables, creating a soundtrack guests can focus on.
Music sets the tone for your party, not the DJ spinning the songs.
5. Multiple Locations? No Problem!
Most weddings take place in different venues or different locations at the same venue. Music, lapel, and handheld microphones have to be available as guests move from one place to the next. Changing location may change the room sound, and a professional wedding DJ can take this in stride.
6. Memorable Moments
Your guests will remember whether your wedding was the highlight of their year or cringe worthy. You’re going to remember also! If you’d rather send thank-you cards than apology notes, let a professional handle your sound. Back to my personal example- the poor Bridesmaid/DJ at the wedding I attended didn’t bring any microphone with her. She assumed the venue had that kind of equipment.
Unfortunately she was wrong. Consequently, announcements that day were nil and no one heard the speeches from the wedding party. It is a fail none of us will forget!
7. Less Anxiety, More Fun
The most important reason to hire a professional DJ for your wedding is to leave the worry at the door. While planning your wedding is stressful, the day you walk down the aisle should be full of love and hope. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Instead trust your sound to someone like our skilled DJs at Diamond Sonic.
We have the perfect package for you, your guests and your budget. Contact us today to reserve your wedding date!