As an event planner or couple, it is your duty to ensure that the entertainment sector and all other relevant aspects of the wedding are running smoothly. What most couples who are planning a wedding fail to realise is that saving money by hiring an amateur DJ for your wedding comes with a high price tag.
Getting the right DJ for that special day is something you don’t want to downplay. You don’t want a situation where your wedding turns to a disaster because the DJ didn’t get it right. Even if it means cutting out a substantial part of your budget to hire a professional DJ, then just do it.
Here are a few issues you have to understand before you downplay on the importance of employing the services of a professional Wedding DJ.
AMATEURS DO NOT INVEST TIME IN THEIR PERFORMANCE
The amateur DJ is probably doing it for enjoyment and if something goes wrong, well who cares! On the other hand the experienced professional risk his entire reputation and career with every performance.one bad review might crumble his entire business and he is fully aware of this face. It is your wedding and you deserve the best.
Your party DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the perfect time.
An amateur DJ lacks the experience required to calibrate to the particular mood of the event as well as the mood of the audience. More so, an amateur lacks the experience necessary to select suitable songs to provide your wedding guests with the ultimate entertainment experience. Deejaying is an art that involves beat juggling, back spinning, scratching, phase shifting and beat cutting amongst many other skills, of which an amateur rarely possesses.
YOUR GUEST WILL ONLY DANCE TO THE RIGHT SONGS
The right songs have to be played at the right time and in the right order following the mood of the crowd in order to maintain the atmosphere of fun. Oftentimes the mood changes and your entertain needs to adapt as these changes occur.
You can’t make your guest dance to the songs you love if they don’t share your preferences. Your DJ needs to read the crowd and has the experience to build sets of music around their preferences.
NO INSURANCE, INADEQUATE OR NON-EXISTENCE BACKUP EQUIPMENT
Trust me on this one. If something mistakenly happens to the DJ’s equipment, you don’t want to be held responsible for replacing it. A professional will be insured, but with an amateur, you will most likely end up spending extra cash.
Also, you can never be sure that with an amateur, the equipment will be able to work flawlessly. The speakers you saw working adequately in somebody’s house might turn up embarrassing you inside a hall full of people. The quality of equipment is a reflection of the DJ’s level of professionalism.
With an amateur just tell your money goodbye, because in most cases amateurs do not offer a money back guarantee when they screw up. A reason being that, most deejays are not under any stipulated contract agreement. With professionals, this is not the case.
PEACE OF MIND
That moment when you having the time of your life because you are finally getting married to the love of your life, the last thing you want on your mind is whether the DJ is going to be late, if he has the right songs or if he has drank too much.
After all, you already have gazillion things on your mind, like you are already checking your nice hair, trying to stay comfortable in your dress and probably keeping the peace between family members. Don’t give yourself one more thing to increase your anxiety.
Choosing the right DJ for your wedding is a decision that you will not want to downplay. If possible ask for advice from professional event planners, it would be such a shame if you didn’t have a lovely wedding ceremony because you thought DJ St Louis was too expensive and decided to go for uncle Tom. Think of the weddings you have been to. What made them enjoyable and memorable? Why do they stand out in your mind? You are likely remembering a DJ with a great personality, an amazing mix of music, or quality sound.
Since you want people to have an epic and awesome time at your occasion, ensure you avoid the above mistakes when settling on a suitable DJ to accommodate your requirements. Take the tips seriously if you want your wedding to be enjoyable and memorable.