Wedding Tip Wednesdays

What Makes A Good Wedding DJ?

We all have our own opinions on what makes a great DJ, but when it comes to a wedding DJ there are definitely a few things that make some of them stand out above the rest.

Hey friends it’s Franco here with Show Me Sound bringing you another episode of Wedding Tip Wednesdays. 

Today we are covering what makes a good wedding DJ.

Of course finding a DJ that can read the room, has great song selection, and knows how to beat match and mix the music is important so we aren’t covering any of that.

Instead I want to focus on a few other areas that separate average wedding DJs from the best in the business.

Good Communication

A good wedding DJ knows that playing the music is really only one part of the service they are providing.

Having clear communication with the bride and groom not only during the wedding, but leading up to the wedding is so important.

There are a number of moving parts during your wedding, having a DJ that is able to communicate expectations clearly really can make all of the difference.

Your wedding DJ should talk through your timeline with you, any specific music requests, or talking points on the mic. All of it.

A wedding DJ with strong communication skills will help set your wedding up for success.

Flexible & Adaptable

As much as we’d love for everything to run smooth from start to finish, this is rarely the case. 

Timelines change, a good wedding DJ understands this, and is flexible to accommodate these changes.

This also goes hand-in-hand with your DJs reference experience. The more weddings they’ve worked, the more scenarios they’ve dealt with first hand, and the quicker they are to adapt to the situation.

Your DJ needs to be on their toes, ready to adapt to any challenge that comes their way.

Professional & Friendly

With a solid background of DJing in a club setting, I can assure you there is definitely not a requirement to be professional or friendly in that environment.

Weddings are a completely ballgame in this regard.

If a guest is at your wedding, they are important to you, and you want them to be treated kindly if they have an interaction with your DJ. 

Having a friendly DJ will not only put your mind at ease, but will give all of your guests a much more positive experience.

You also want a DJ that will conduct themselves professionally, especially if they are using the mic to speak to your guest.

You’ve invested a lot of time, money, and energy into making this day perfect, you want your DJ to respect that investment and handle the evening professionally.

As I mentioned in the beginning of the video, the core fundamentals of DJing will always be important, especially once that dance floor has started.

But when it comes to the other parts of the evening that bring everything together, a good wedding DJ will share all of the characteristics I just mentioned.

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