Be Your Own Wedding DJ
There are few things worse than a bad wedding DJ. They play bad music, talk too much, talk about inappropriate things, and otherwise cause the attention of the event to be on them rather than on you. With the widespread availability of music players that can hold thousands of songs, there is less and less reason to go to the expense of hiring an expensive DJ. You can rent the sound equipment for about one tenth of what a disc jockey charges and with the following tips, you will achieve a perfect night!
Top Five Tips for Do It Yourself DJs
- Preplan your music list. If you use an iPod or laptop, have a set playlist ready to go. That way someone can set it and forget it. There is no reason to have someone picking songs during the event.
- Remember to have different music for the dinner portion of the event. Most people choose instrumental type selections that can be played at a low volume for background music.
- If you are planning on having dancing after dinner, it can sometimes be difficult to get people out on the dance floor. Sometimes the best way is to start off with a slow song, and then gradually up the tempo.
- Many songs are great to listen to but bad to dance to. Don’t confuse the two – if it doesn’t have a strong beat, consider playing it during the dinner portion of your event.
- Have one person (not the bride or groom) be responsible for the music equipment. The bride and groom won’t have time to manage the music or do the setup and teardown necessary before and after the event.