What Does A Wedding DJ Doesn?
A Wedding DJ is basically the entertainment manager at the reception and any other times when the groom, bride or both stands as “pseudo-Wedding Coordinator”. So what exactly does a Wedding DJ do?
To many people’s surprise, the bride or groom begins to plan well ahead of the big day. In fact, sometimes it begins with the initial contact with the DJ. As you might imagine, this person must be as comfortable and knowledgeable as the couple themselves. From choosing the appropriate music to scheduling the time and place of dance performances, the DJ must be a trusted friend to the newlyweds.
Once the wedding is has been selected, he or she will work to arrange everything according to the wishes of the bride and groom. Sometimes, they may even have input into how the ceremony will go. For instance, some DJs work with their clients to make sure the ceremony is held on a date that is easily accessible by the bride and groom. If the reception is held on a weekend, the DJ might suggest that the groom and bride can arrive at the venue on a Sunday afternoon so that they can enjoy the evening without having to travel back and forth from the church to the reception location. This allows the couple more time to spend bonding and spending time together.
Of course, in order for the DJ to truly give the newlyweds a fun experience, it is also important that the DJ have the appropriate equipment for the occasion. The DJ may need to be prepared to rent several sets of equipment or to use his own personal equipment. This should all be discussed with the bride and groom in advance of the big day so that the DJ can come in prepared and have enough to get the job done.
In many cases, the DJ will even be asked to perform some of the functions themselves. When they ask for assistance, the DJ should be able to give them the best time to do so and not be too intrusive or demanding.
As was mentioned previously, hiring a DJ has benefits for both the bride and groom. First of all, it makes things more enjoyable for both of them. And, in some cases, having a DJ ready and available for the couple will allow them to focus on enjoying the day rather than worrying about the activities of the wedding party.