I have heard many horror stories at my consultations and at my performances over the years about how the DJ ruined their wedding, their family members wedding or their friends wedding.
Here are some examples:
The DJ never showed up.
We hired a friend of the family really cheap and he canceled a week before because he forgot that he was attending a music festival on my wedding day.
The DJ was drunk. The DJ was drunk before the dance started so some members of the wedding party took over and ran the music.
The DJ just stood behind his table and did not say anything all night.
The DJ said vulgar and obscene things on the microphone.
The DJ was dressed shabbily.
The DJ had lots of pretty lights but had no clue about how to connect with my crowd.
The DJ gave no direction or made any announcements. No one knew what was coming up next or what was going on.
The DJ never met with us beforehand to get to know us or to discuss our wedding details.
The DJ thought the wedding was about him with his funny antics and completely forgot that it was about the bride and groom.
We requested no cheesy songs and the DJ played a number of cheesy songs.
The DJ took a number of smoke breaks outside.
The DJ was hitting on the bridesmaids!
The DJ played only few of our requested songs.
These are just a few!
And we wonder why so many people don’t take what we do seriously!
Here are some things to consider when hiring your wedding DJ:
Does your DJ have references from other wedding vendors, local banquet halls and hotels, from bride and grooms?
Have others heard about your DJ? If not, why not?
Do they have current reviews online?
Will they know how to read a crowd?
Will the DJ have the talent and skills to act as your master of ceremonies & be able to mix your music?
Do they have a professional looking web site? That is one of their calling cards!
There are many levels of talent in DJ’s. Not all DJ are created equal!
Are they primarily wedding DJs?
What training do they have?
Are they insured?
Have they taken performance courses?
Will your guests be entertained?
Will it be FUN at your wedding?
Will you be able to enjoy your wedding day and have fun with your family and friends, and feel comfortable knowing you hired a trusted professional who will carry out the outline, your wishes, plans, requests, for your most important day?
Will you feel comfortable about the wedding entertainer you hired for your wedding, or will it be about how much you saved hiring a cheap DJ?
Don’t play the roulette wheel with your wedding entertainment. It might end up landing on the horror story DJ!