Have you been researching professional wedding DJ companies and finding that they are more expensive than you would prefer? Have you recently learned that someone in your circle of friends and family is willing to DJ at your wedding? If you answered “YES” to these questions, you need to read this blog article. Although hiring a friend or family member to host the entertainment for your wedding day may seem like a viable and inexpensive option, allow us to provide you with some things to consider before you make your decision. With your wedding being one of the most important things you’ll ever do in your life (other than buying a house or car), hiring professional wedding vendors can make the difference between a stressful and chaotic day and a stress-free and enjoyable day.
Most brides know someone in the family or a friend at work who will volunteer to DJ at your wedding for little or nothing regarding compensation. You should be considering several factors that will help you determine if saving some money by hiring that DJ is worth it. Many of our clients have shared horror stories about previous weddings that they have attended and among them, the most common and horrific experiences included the amateur DJ. One recent client recalled a wedding that she attended in 2015. She reminisced about how nice the venue was, how tasty the food was, and how lovely the bride and groom looked on their special day. The negative experience that they most recalled was the quality of the DJ. “He didn’t really seem to understand what everyone wanted to dance to and he wouldn’t take any requests.” Your wedding DJ should know how to get your guests dancing and play the music that they are willing to dance to.
Surprisingly, most brides don’t understand the lasting impact that their DJ will have on their wedding and that the guests will place heavy emphasis on the DJ quality when talking about the wedding in the future. Negative impressions are talked about more than the good ones. Most importantly, you want to know that your wedding music, entertainers, and all of your professionals will not only perform their services professionally and with the style that a wedding day deserves but you will also have peace of mind knowing that if something goes wrong, they know what to do to fix it, even before you know that it happened.