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How to Choose Your Wedding DJ?

Once you have decided that you want a DJ to provide the music for your wedding party, you need to select the DJ. Selecting the best DJ for your wedding can appear like a challenging job, due to the fact that you know that the DJ sets the tone for the reception. Choose a great DJ, and it is going to be tough for your reception to be anything less than amazing. Pick a so-so DJ, and even with the very best food and location, you are still most likely only going to have a so-so reception. However, there are so many options for DJs that you may be overwhelmed. Even if Spotlight Home Entertainment is not your choice, we want you to be knowledgeable and confident when selecting your DJ, so here are our top suggestions for choosing your wedding event DJ:


It would be this if we could only give you one tip!

Your DJ is going to be accountable for setting the tone of the night. If you have a dull DJ … that implies a dull wedding.


You have actually probably been hearing how essential communication is throughout all those premarital classes. Well, working as a DJ is no various.

Playing music is only part of what a DJ does. The other half is talking. From making certain you’re on the very same page relating to the “do not play” list to ensuring the professional photographer catches the cake cutting, wedding DJs are required to interact and they need to do it well.

This is why it’s so crucial to work with a wedding event DJ that can also MC. Besides your wedding event coordinator, your DJ is a single person keeping whatever together!

Ask How They Get The Crowd Going

Make sure to ask about how they engage a crowd if you want your DJ to be really involved in making your reception fun. Some important questions to ask:

  • How does the DJ get individuals dancing if they seem unwilling?
  • Will they accept demands from visitors?
  • Is the DJ going to also act as a host and make statements?

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Get A Contract

Similar to all suppliers, you need to get an agreement. Do not work with somebody who will not provide one! Be sure to check our guide to working with wedding vendors for basic pointers on finding, vetting and evaluating agreements.

The Reviews: A Buyers Structure Of Trust

Have you ever bought something on Amazon without checking out the reviews and then kicking yourself due to the fact that something is broken or doesn’t work the way you expected it to? You begin looking at the evaluations online before looking for the return policy, only to find that a bulk of the people are complaining about the very same issue you are having.

Working with any wedding event professional requires to be finished with care. So, don’t avoid this important step!

Read reviews

You can always start with your friends and family. They do not have a vested interest in your wedding and will give you their honest feedback based on their experiences.

You should be able to find reviews easily all over the web but most commonly on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Google. These are the best places to start!

You feel good about your DJ– your DJ feels good about you– reinforce that good feeling knowing that you can trust the individual because they have a public track record of success.

Hear Your Favourite Music

The way you remember it. Don’t get us wrong: We love a cover band. If you chose Elton John’s “The Way You Look Tonight” as your first dance song because it conjures a specific romantic moment for you, it’s nice to know it will sound the same way as the time you fell in love with it.

– DJs can read the crowd. All performers should have some ability to read the room, but DJs have the unique ability to be able to shift musical direction with just a few key mixing elements. Bands, on the other hand, will typically have to finish out a song even if the crowd doesn’t seem to enjoy it. Bands also tend to have a set lineup that they stick to for formal events.

Lighting And Equipment

The general idea is the more you pay for a DJ the more gear they should have. This isn’t always true, but it’s a good idea to find out how much lighting they will bring and how large their PA system is. If you want to get even geekier, find out what their PA system is and do a little online research to see if it’s a good brand. Sounds silly, but there’s nothing worse than a DJ blasting out music through an over-driven and cheap speaker system … painful stuff!

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January 2022