If you are getting married and want to have great music at your wedding, you can do this in many ways, including hiring a wedding DJ. Below are some reasons why you should hire a DJ over another type, such as a band, as well as tips on finding a DJ for your wedding.
Benefits of a Wedding DJ
There are many benefits of hiring a wedding DJ including:
- Continuous music: If you hire a band, they will have to take breaks and maybe more than one depending on how long your reception is. With a wedding DJ, however, you will have continuous music all night long.
- Save money: In most cases you will find hiring a wedding DJ is less expensive when compared to a band. This is because only one person is a DJ while a band has more than one member.
- Variety of music: If you hire a band, they will likely only play one genre of music. A DJ, however, has access to a variety of genres from country to rock. This way you can make sure everyone loves the music you play.
- Make announcements: There are some DJs that are Master of Ceremonies. If the DJ you hire is this, they can make announcements for you. For example, they can announce special activities during the evening and during the receptions.
What to Look for in a Wedding DJ
Before you start contacting wedding DJs in your area determine what you should look for. First, ask them how long they have been in business. Determine where they have provided their services in the past, such as at a local bar. You can then visit the bar and get their opinions on the DJ.
The wedding DJ should also be able to help you when choosing your song list for the wedding. This is especially true if they have done a lot of weddings in the past. Ask the DJ if they can do song requests from your guests.
The DJ should also have the right equipment, such as turntables to mix different sounds, speakers, cables, and more. Ask the DJ if they have backup equipment in case something goes wrong. This is the most important day of your life and the last thing you want to have happen is to have no music.
Talk to several DJs in your area to find the one that would work well with you and your wedding.