With all the preparations you need to prepare before a wedding—from finding the perfect white dress, choosing the right venue, to planning your best wedding photos, it’s easy to overlook what will happen next after the vow exchange.
But it is the entertainment of your after-party or reception that makes a wedding memorable—not just for you, but also for your chosen attendees. Some couples invite bands, ensembles, or even solo artists and performers to spice their programs up. But if you prefer someone who has a wide bandwidth of experience in handling crowds and setting the mood of a program—hiring a DJ can be more fitting to capture the whole essence of your special day.
Wedding DJs play a huge role in your reception program. After planning and choosing the perfect theme, you wouldn’t want to let it go to waste just because the execution and ambiance are boring. With a professional DJ, you don’t have to worry about these details. All you have to do is come in, party, and go with the flow of the music that’s accurately curated just for you.
More than that, there are many other reasons why you need to have a DJ at your wedding reception. Here are some notes that might encourage you to hire one for your upcoming wedding!
DJs can read ~vibes~ across the room and adjust accordingly.
Nobody hates dead air more than DJs. Therefore, having them at your wedding is already a guarantee of a fun after-party. DJs can change or shuffle their setlist impromptu if they feel like the room needs to loosen up a little bit or vice versa. They set up the pace of your program in a seamless manner that you won’t even notice how much time has passed by.
DJs are the best distractors.
Usually, wedding planners face unexpected issues like pesky children, drunk guests, or wardrobe mishaps. Your wedding DJ can immediately capture (and remove) the attention of everyone in these program hiccups through intensified music. They can fade away worries with an upbeat song that everyone can relate to—swerving their attention to the issue at hand.
DJs are the best hype people.
DJs can amplify crowd energy by intensifying their engagement with announcements, mic tests, and beat drops, particularly when the crowd’s energy dulls and loses their interest in the program. Aside from playing music, they can also set the cues for the relevant milestones of the event like toasting, introducing special guests, and more. You don’t have to think about how to break the ice and make sure that everybody is enjoying it—your wedding DJ will do it for you.
DJs curate a very personal setlist for you.
It can be easier to let a close friend handle the sound booth during the reception. After all, it’s just playing music, right? But no. Handling this booth is a huge responsibility. Having a DJ means you don’t have to worry about the songs that will play at your wedding party. You can tell them the ones you like to hear, and they will curate a set that matches the theme song of your love story while making it fun for everyone else as well. That way, you won’t be stuck with generic Spotify playlists on-loop throughout the night.
DJs can accommodate guest requests.
If DJs can curate a personalized song list just for you—the newlyweds—they can also take requests from the audience. This way, your guests can inform your wedding planner about what songs they like while the DJ finds the perfect timing to play these songs. You won’t have to be bothered with so many requests and handle them on your own. Or worst-case scenario, have playlists so cluttered that the event feels all over the place. DJs are the best people to take care of the musical dynamics of a party and its needs—they know what to play and what not to play. So if you got one, you’re in good hands.
DJs are professionals.
DJs know their thing. They are dedicated to making any event, like your wedding—special. Usually, they go to the venue a day before the wedding to prepare and set up the sound system. DJs are the ones to communicate with your receptionists to ensure that you have the ambiance you’re aiming for forever since your planning started. They will test, rehearse, and adjust the microphones, speakers, and other things you might need during the party. Once they take the pilot’s seat on the sound station, they ensure to make the most memorable time of your life amazing to look back on.
DJs are here to make your wedding day worry-free.
Wedding jitters are real. Unexpected things can happen. Imagine worrying about what song to play next on top of all this stress? After years and months of tireless planning, it’s your day to relax and pass the responsibility to your organizers and DJs. Hiring someone to take control of the program’s flow will lift a mountain off your shoulders. Just make sure to communicate what you want to your wedding DJ beforehand. It will give them ample time to prepare the setlist based on your vision as the blueprint. After that, feel free to dance and party with your partner and loved ones and let your DJ steer those beats.
After the wedding, every single detail will boil down to how it made you and your guests feel. They can forget about the cake, the toasts, or the entrée you served—but they will never forget it made them feel. By hiring a DJ, you’re one step closer to making one of the happiest days of your life more enjoyable and stress-free—a memory you’d smile to while remembering.