You can make a lot more than three mistakes when you hire a Wedding disk jockey. Your DJ can either help make your wedding and reception a memorable event or they can make it miserable for everyone.
First mistake is hiring a Wedding DJ! Yes, hiring a DJ is a mistake – you actually want to hire an “Entertainment Director”. What’s the difference? One stands behind a stack of speakers and equipment and plays songs that you’ve already chosen, the other is actively involved in the interaction and good times of your guests. The Entertainment Director will help your event run smoothly, helping to direct and involve everyone.
Second mistake is not giving your Entertainment Director enough information. It isn’t just about choosing the songs you want played. There may be certain songs you don’t want played…even if requested by a guest. You’ll want your Wedding disk jockey to know the order of events you are planning, maybe even who you want where for specific events….like only women over 18 for the flower toss. Also details like wanting or not wanting a grandparents dance. If they don’t know there can be that embarrassing moment when the DJ announces the dance and there aren’t any grandparents there.
Third mistake is giving your Entertainment Director too much information. You don’t need to spell out every little detail to them. They’ve done this before. You’ll want to tell them how to pronounce certain names that might come up, but don’t tell them embarrassing details about “Aunt Ida and Uncle Fred”. A cute store or two about both you and your spouse – one that wont’ be too embarrassing is OK but stay away from the sexy – bedroom stuff that will make everyone uncomfortable hearing.
Ok, make sure you hire an Entertainment Director not just a wedding disk jockey. Don’t make these three mistakes and have a great wedding.