No More Cheesy Wedding DJ’s Allowed!
Meet Chicago Wedding DJ – Uncle Lou
Everybody knows a Chicago wedding DJ, so finding one for your wedding should be easy right? Your coworker’s Uncle Lou has been DJ’ing for 30 years and he’ll do it cheap! Just give him money for gas and free drinks….
Finally, the big day comes and you are freaking out 30 minutes before the reception because Uncle Lou still isn’t there. When he finally shows up 15 minutes before the guests arrive he wheels in a sound system straight out of his basement and sets up a few lights that would have been at home on That 70’s Show. Then, out comes his big neon sign “Lou’s DJ Service” that goes in front of his table. The good news is his eye-sore of a sign covers up at least a few of the orange extension cords he has running everywhere.
It only gets worse from there. He changes into his vest with musical notes on it and a light-up tie. During dinner he proceeds to sing along with everything…on the microphone! Despite your objections he plays all the wedding standards including the Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, the Electric Slide and even the Macarena. You try to complain but he says “Hey, I’ve been doing this for 30 years, I know how to DJ a wedding.”
The names have been changed in this story but it is an all too common occurrence when dealing with wedding DJ’s. Brides and grooms often fail to realize how important hiring the right wedding DJ is. They fail to do proper research and base their decision on price alone.
Your wedding is far too important to trust it to your coworker’s Uncle Lou!
If you’ve ever been to a wedding reception with a bad wedding DJ you know what I am talking about. A wedding should be a lot of fun but elegant at the same time.
Finding a Non-Cheesy Chicago Wedding DJ
The first thing you should do when hiring a DJ for your wedding reception is to take a few minutes to determine what style of DJ best matches your personalities and the kind of atmosphere you want to create for your big day. Do you really want an interactive DJ who is going to play games, lead line dances, etc. or do you want someone more formal and reserved? What musical genres are you looking for? How important is the coordination aspect? How important is the dancing and the party part of the reception?
A lot more goes into being a wedding DJ than you might realize. While your cousin’s friend might totally rock out her neighborhood bar, does she know how to coordinate all the special events that make up your wedding reception? Does she have the right equipment? Does she know how to use the equipment properly? Will she treat your wedding day with the professionalism and respect it deserves?
Research Your Potential DJ’s
Once you have figured out the criteria for your perfect DJ you should use an online review site like WeddingWire to come up with a list of reputable companies. Continue to narrow the list of potential DJ’s by visiting their websites and eliminate the ones who don’t appeal to you or match your style.
When you have the list narrowed down to 3-5 companies, call and ask about their style, what types of music they play, what their approach to a weddings is, etc. Finally, pick the top 3 companies and set up a face-to-face meeting to see if your personalities match and if they can deliver what you are looking for on your wedding day.
How responsive is the company to your calls and emails? Do they respond in a timely manner? Trust your instincts, if you are having problems communicating with them early on in the process it is only going to get worse and add to your stress level as your wedding day approaches.
Music makes memories, and the right wedding DJ will play the combination of songs, eras and genres that you like to make your wedding reception a night to remember. A good wedding DJ will also act as the MC and will work with all of the other vendors to make sure everything goes smoothly so you can relax and enjoy every moment.
Take the time to find the perfect Chicago wedding DJ for your reception. It will make your big day everything you have dreamed about
For more info on hiring non-cheesy Chicago wedding DJ’s contact the wedding experts at MDM Entertainment at 773.253.4986.