Book Your Wedding 2017 Yearbook - Page 76

How To Choose Your Wedding dj

by BK the DJ

I'm sure most people have heard that a good or bad DJ can make or break just about any event. So it really pays to do your homework and know what to look for when you go shopping around for a DJ for your special event.

It never ceases to amaze me that most a people will pay more attention to, and be willing to spend more money on, other aspects of a typical event; such as catering, photographers, venues...etc. But when it comes to the DJ; the source of entertainment; the person that is going to be responsible for all the announcements, introductions, and overall tempo of the event; it becomes almost an afterthought.

After all when it's all said and done just what do you think people are going to remember the most about the wedding, anniversary, birthday or whatever event it was that they attended? Sure they'll remember how beautiful the bride looked and how nice the ceremony was. But will they really remember and think fondly about the food that was served....well maybe, if it's that good or the photographer that was taking pictures? I don't think so. But what they will remember, is the good time they had dancing to all their favourite tunes.

They will remember that the DJ created a fun, festive atmosphere; that they were compelled to dance to the great music that he or she played. They'll remember that this DJ welcomed and actually played their request. That he/she was all over the place interacting with the guest; making them feel important by including them in the festivities, and making him or herself accessible to them. That is, if you hired a true professional DJ; that knows how to organize and run a party.

These attributes (and more) are all important aspects of being a good DJ and entertainer. So what does it take to find the right DJ for your important event? It takes knowledge and understanding of just what a DJ does, or better yet; should do in order to make any event a fun & memorable experience for all those in attendance. You should always ask for, and check references (word of mouth is also good).