Things To Discuss With Your Wedding DJ
Of the many decisions you'll make about your wedding reception, one of the most important is the selection of the DJ. He or she will play a pivotal role in the entire reception, from introducing the bridal party to sending everyone off at the end of the evening. Because of that, there are some things that you'll want to ensure have been addressed with him or her. Here are some of the most important things to talk with your DJ about before your wedding.
The Bridal Party Names
Your DJ will be the one to announce your entire bridal party as you arrive. Take time to go through everyone's names with him or her to be sure that each one is pronounced properly. The last thing you want is to have someone's name mispronounced during the introductions.
The DJ needs to receive a copy of the reception schedule as soon as possible. That way, he or she can start planning a playlist with everything in the correct order. Touch base with your DJ about a week before the wedding to make sure that they fully understand the schedule and there are no questions.
The Key Songs
Make sure that your DJ not only has the song list for your introduction, special dances, cake cutting, and other events, but that he or she has the correct version of each one. Remember that there are remixes, covers, and several different versions of many songs, so ask ahead of time to be sure that he or she has the ones that you want for your big day. You may even want to specify if you want radio edited versions of the songs played.
Ask your DJ how he or she plans to set up the equipment for the reception. If you're concerned about cords and wires serving as trip hazards for everyone, especially when there are drinks involved, you should ask him or her about laying safety mats or something to cover the cables. Further, if it's possible to run the cables elsewhere at the venue, that's always a good idea as well. He or she should have some method for doing this, especially if they've been in the business for a while.
These are a few of the things you should consider talking with your wedding DJ about before the ceremony. The sooner you get everything ironed out, the easier your big day will go.