What does a Wedding DJ Do?
Ever wonder what a wedding DJ does? At first glance DJ’ing a wedding may seem pretty easy; however, once you dig deeper into what it takes to pull of a successful wedding reception it becomes readily apparent that being a great wedding DJ is no easy task!
Your Wedding Coordinator
Your Sound Engineer
Your Wedding MC
Your Wedding DJ
Anyone can play music, pressing a button is not hard. Loading up an iPod is not hard. One of the most important skills of a wedding DJ is programming, playing the right song at the right time. You can have two DJ’s with the same list of songs to play and drastically different results depending on their programming abilities. The DJ who is an experienced programmer will have a packed dance floor all night because they know what songs to play when. A poor programmer will have a mediocre dance floor at best because there is no flow that builds up the energy on the dance floor.
A good wedding DJ will also be skilled at mixing or transitioning your music selections together so the songs flow seamlessly into one another and the energy on the dance floor isn’t killed by “dead air” or some annoying DJ announcing each song they are playing. Becoming a skilled mix-master takes years of practice and dedication.
A Partner in the Success of Your Wedding
When all is said and done a good wedding DJ is much more than some guy or girl sitting there pressing play. They are a partner in the success of your wedding reception who you are trusting with one of the most important days of your lives.