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Tips for Getting the Most out of Your DJ

wedding DJ equipment at wedding receptionWedding planning can be exciting, overwhelming, exhilarating and, at times, fun. It can also feel a little crazy at times when you’re trying to get more…more atmosphere, more wedding planning tasks checked off, more for your money. That’s why we’ve put together tips that can help you accomplish all three of these “mores”—at least where your DJ is concerned.

Be aware of the ‘give and take’ when hiring a DJ.

If you want to take advantage of all the perks of hiring a DJ, you need to give to make the most of their services. Give your wedding DJ information such as the numbers of other vendors (so they can coordinate on the day of), name pronunciations, any sound volume restrictions, songs you want and don’t want played. Be careful if your DJ doesn’t ask for this information or do anything with it.

Look for a package deal.

Packaging wedding services more can be helpful in two ways: financially and task organization. It’s more for less financially, as they say. Getting more from your DJ, such as lighting and other entertainment, in a package deal can save you time searching for other vendors that can provide the same services. Don’t be shy to ask about any extras that can be included, or search for companies that offer services that you want packaged.

Choose a DJ that goes the extra mile.

If you want to get the most out of your wedding DJ, search for a DJ that does more than just play music. Ask your wedding DJ about their experience coordinating with other vendors. Quality DJs can coordinate their services with your venue, photographer, videographer, and any other wedding vendors so you can get the most out of your wedding DJ service.

Don’t just hire a wedding DJ.

When emergencies happen, you don’t want to have to search for another DJ or equipment—and you certainly don’t want to pay for more. To get the most out of your DJ, look for a wedding DJ with a back-up plan: another experienced wedding DJ and equipment plan for those ‘just in case’ situations. Hiring a professional with a professional back-up gives you peace of mind—and two wedding DJs for the price of one.

6 HUGE Perks of Hiring a Wedding DJ

bride and guests at wedding reception dancing to wedding djBand versus DJ? DJ versus DIY wedding reception music? It’s one of the first decisions every couple must make when planning their wedding reception.  We’ve broken down the pros and cons of bands versus DJ’s before, but now we’re delving into the specific advantages of hiring a wedding DJ for your big day; specifically, a professional wedding DJ, because there is a differencea difference that can impact the quality of your wedding reception.


Because they are not confined to a certain genre of music, a DJ can personalize your wedding music to your specific tastes (and your pet peeves)—and your guests’ tastes too.  A DJ can honor any requests from your guests, from your uncle’s love of the classics to your friends’ more modern tastes.

Dinner music

Many DJ’s provide complementary dinner music as part of their services, giving your wedding dinner a special ambiance—and one less thing for you to worry about on your already-busy big day.


A DJ is a built-in emcee for your evening; a coordinator that can work with your venue and vendors to make sure your evening runs exactly as planned.  A good professional DJ can make sure your videographer or photographer (or both) are in the right spot for special moments such as your first dance or a father-daughter dance.


If your wedding budget is a consideration—or if you want the best “bang for your buck”—a DJ checks off all the boxes.  Not only is a DJ less expensive than a band, a DJ typically performs longer (such as during dinner) and includes more extras in their dinner package, such as lighting, a photo booth, etc.


We’ve all heard the wedding nightmare stories when a vital piece of equipment breaks or someone can’t come or… If you hire a professional wedding DJ, you not only get an experienced DJ but the reassurance that two of those scenarios won’t happen at your wedding (at least when it comes to your reception entertainment).  Professional DJ companies not only have excellent equipment, but quality back-up equipment and another experienced DJ for those “just in case” emergency situations.


Most DJs offer a package with bonus entertainment options (contact your preferred DJ for information about their specific packages): extra lighting, an enhanced sound system, photo booth—all the extras you need to put your wedding reception over the top.