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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Rodriguez

Is it worthy to hiring a Wedding Dj?

Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Music is essential in any wedding, hence the importance of knowing how to choose the ideal suppliers, since without them nothing would be the same.

What most people don’t realize, is that a wedding DJ does SO much more than simply play music and for this reason, choosing the right DJ can really make or break your wedding.

Sets the mood for the evening

Think about a time you first stepped foot at a wedding. What was the first thing you noticed? Probably the scenery, maybe some decorations, but most likely there was music playing that really brought everything together and made the whole event feel real and romantic.

A seasoned, professional and practiced DJ knows exactly which songs to play to hit all your guests right in the feels and really make the day feel totally like YOU, right from the moment your guests first arrive. They will ask you questions about your favorite style of music, favorite songs, if you have a song together as a couple and other questions to really get a sense of how to best tell your love story through music on your wedding day.

No awkward silences

At your party there will be music at all time, song after song until the big night is over. They will liven up the evening with music according to each moment.

A DJ, can read what your crowd is responding to and continue to play songs of that nature to keep the dance floor going, while also taking requests that they play when the time is right, so that everyone gets to hear a little of what they want while not causing disruption or creating an awkward environment.

Guaranteed versatility

Fun is guaranteed for everyone. Djs are experts at putting even those who “don't like to dance” to dance.

They know all the musical trends of the moment. They are experts in musical trends and not only current, they also know what was fashionable in the 60's, 70's or 80's. They are true connoisseurs of the music industry.

Hiring a wedding DJ will ensure everyone is having a good time. The ability to meld different genres and music styles is absolutely paramount for your night’s success.

MC and Dj working together

A good DJ knows how long events take at your wedding and can plan accordingly. On many occasions, wedding DJ services can include an MC (at GCStar Punta Cana, our packages include a bilingual MC). The wedding Dj and the MC coordinate to bring the event at the correct times. Master of Ceremonies know how release tables through a buffet line and when to cut off toasts because guests are visibly losing interest. Throughout the entire evening, your MC is the one that will relay important information to your guests such as introducing the First Dance, cake cutting or getting all the single ladies to the dance floor for the bouquet toss.

With the help of a wedding planner or coordinator, your wedding DJ and MC are there to make sure your day runs smoothly and according to schedule, so that you don’t have to worry about anything. All you have to do is enjoy this special time you have with all of your closest friends and family and make it a night you will never forget, your Dj and MC will do the rest.

They know how to improvise

The fact of the matter is NOT EVERYTHING GOES TO PLAN. Weddings never go 100% according to plan. Things are forgotten, things are lost, timing goes off, past family drama comes to light, and much more.

A seasoned wedding DJ with years of experience would more than likely have seen many of the situations mentioned and be prepared to know how to handle them as they come. This is done through adding or taking away songs from play lists on the fly, or coming up with impromptu games should your timing go off the rails.

Image is everything

On your big day, you’ll want everything to be perfect. This should include the placement of your DJ and how they present themselves.

Experienced wedding DJs are likely to have been in the very same venue that you’re in for your big day. If they haven’t, chances are they’ve been to a venue very similar. Having said that, your wedding DJ will know the “ins and outs” of speaker placements, cable runs, lighting placements, etc.

They will also know what questions to ask you or your venue ahead of time so that there are no issues on your big day.

Professionalism above all

As with any other profession, your wedding DJ will provide you with a contract. Contracts are important as they give a clear and concise outline of what’s expected of your DJ and holds them accountable.

Professional DJs know exactly the amount of work that goes into both planning and procuring a great wedding. They will price themselves knowing what work and responsibilities lie ahead and will meticulously lay out everything they are responsible for in the contract.

Established wedding DJs will be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for in terms of equipment. Wedding DJs will have a multitude of lights, speaker setups, projectors, and a variety of other effects to meet the wishes of every couple. So whether you only need two speakers and a mic, or an extravagant set up with several speakers, lights, and other effects, your wedding DJ will have packages and pricing to suit every need and situation.

Importance of planning

wedding DJ knows all too well how important good planning is to your nights success. As you hire your wedding DJ, the chances are they will send you an online planning form. These planning forms cover everything, including the music you want for your guests’ arrival right through to the song for the last dance.

Most planning forms will also include your special moments, such as first dance, father-daughter dance, bouquet toss, and so forth. Planning forms also include song requests that need to be played throughout the evening as well as a “do not play” list.

Utilizing this tool gives both you and your DJ a clear line of sight on what to expect, and when to expect it. I find that it also clears up any anxiety the couple has as to whether or not your DJ will know when and what to play for your special moments.

You can Breath Easy

After you hire your wedding DJ and go through the steps above, you’ll be able to check off one less thing to worry about. You’ll have assured yourself that you’ve put one of the most important components of your night’s success in the hands of a professional. You’ll know they have the experience needed, a well put together contract, great music selection, offer a variety of set-ups, and plan with you every step of the way.

If you’re on the fence about hiring a Wedding DJ, let me assure you you will never regret your decision to hire a DJ, even if it means spending more money in this area than you originally thought was necessary. Your Wedding DJ can truly make or break your wedding day and can be the one thing you look back on and regret not having, or look back on and be so grateful someone was there to guide your day and show your guests a great time.

Would you like to have all these benefits, in addition to having the best DJ in Punta Cana making your wedding a unique moment?

Get in touch with us to find out about our services and packages.

By Veronica Rodriguez


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