Time to Get Down
By Ashlene Ramadan - CTW Features | posted on November 30, 2012 at 4:00am
The perfect party needs just one thing – the perfect music!
The music – and the DJ you have running the show – gets the guests excited and ready to party all night.
Couples should make sure to do their due musical diligence before deciding on a DJ. Consider the following:
One of the first things to look into when scouting potential DJs is to check how long they’ve been in the business.
“You will want to judge their experience with weddings by asking how long they have been in the industry, and how many weddings they have done,” says Mike Dodson of MDM Entertainment in Schaumburg, Ill. “If they have not been in the industry long, were they trained to perform at weddings and by whom?”
Note the following: Does the DJ take the time to get to know you as a couple? How are requests made to the DJ? Is there an online song-management system or forms to fill out? If the songs you desire are not available, will the DJ obtain them? What grade of speakers/subwoofers they have? Do they have backups? See how their system works.
“If you like what they have to say you should set up a meeting with a company representative or the actual DJ to find out more information and to get to know them as people.”
Remember, they won’t just be spinning tunes all night, they’ll also be the emcee for the evening – doing introductions, announcing the toasts and cake cutting and setting the overall pace of the evening. Be sure the pro you pick is handled to lead your evening as a whole, not just the dance.