Your wedding reception is a way to say "thank you for coming" to all of the special people in your life, in addition to the thank you notes that you send when you return from your honeymoon. You can be sure that all of your guests are looking forward to good food, a delicious piece of wedding cake and wonderful entertainment. Of course, music is at the top of the list when it comes time to celebrate which makes the DJ you select crucial. Your music selections need to be tailored to the age groups and preferences of the guests, with some of your favorites as well to be sure that everyone has a great time.
A freelance DJ can be less expensive than a professional, but that is not the only factor to consider in making your choice. The very best place to begin your search is by asking family and friends for recommendations. If you have had the pleasure of attending a wedding reception where the DJ “wowed” the crowd, be sure to contact them and discuss your reception ideas.
Reliability is just as important as a top music selection. Being able to mix the musical selections to keep the reception moving along requires the DJ to have some experience with weddings, not just being able to play music. This is a day where emotions reign supreme and in general a music collection that spans from the 40s to the 90s gives you an excellent range of music that will appeal to everyone.
Be sure to find out if the DJ has the audio equipment that is required and that the facility where the reception will be held has the proper electrical capability for its use. It’s a good idea to have them visit the facility with you to be sure everything is in order.
You should also be sure that the DJ will have access to set up their equipment well in advance of the time the celebration is to start. It’s wonderful to have music playing from the moment the first guests arrive and a special song chosen to be played for your entrance with your partner.
Background music adds to the joy and festive atmosphere as you make your rounds to personally thank your guests for coming and show off your wedding band. But the most important thing the DJ can do to make your reception a wonderful experience is play music that makes people get up and dance or just simply have fun!