Wedding Entertainment – selecting a Quality DJ By Todd Mumford
Months in advance of your wedding ceremony, comes hours and hours of planning – how many people to invite, what food items to provide, drinks, wedding flowers, and more. Finding a good, dependable DJ is usually not first thing on your mind. However entertainment for you party needs to be one of most important things you plan for, for many reasons. Some suggestions we have in terms of finding good dependable music entertainment are:
1. Plan to meet DJ in advance.
If your disc jockey turns out to be late, unprofessional, or comes unequipped for your meeting, you’ll have time to search for another. Finding a DJ who looks motivated to help make your ceremony and reception a huge success can do wonders for stress levels for both bride and groom.
2. Inquire about music tracks
This sounds simple, but ensure that DJ has a wide range of songs to play for celebration – everything from oldies to waltzes for bride and groom, and additionally, some up-tempo, newer type music. Good DJ’s can sense mood of crowd at your event and ‘elevate’ mood when guests feel like dancing and ‘tone it down’ when people feel a need to relax. In addition, a professional DJ knows what to play in terms of requests, what will come across well and also, what type of music that wouldn’t be appreciated .
3. Get it in writing
As in any business transaction, a legal contract is mandatory. Ensure that you have in writing what will be provided and for how long. Be sure to include actual playing times, equipment that will be provided, number of breaks and attire. Also, it’s usually a good idea to have an overrun clause stipulated, just in case wedding goes on longer than planned. If this happens, overrun clause should address extra pay for additional entertainment.