Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and there are so many details to think about! We’ve come up with 8 tips to ensure that you’re getting the best experience with your DJ for your reception:
1) Strongly consider the guidance from your DJ when it comes to music choice and timelines
We’ve done this A LOT. We know what works and what simply doesn’t. Your wedding night isn’t the night to debut your eclectic music style to a crowd of cowboys. We want the best for your big night and we will offer our honest and professional opinions in the kindest way possible to guarantee a successful night.
2) First and last impressions are everything
When creating your grand entrance, you’ll want to make sure to pick a song/mix of songs that will really excite your guests and set the tone for the night, but also what captures your personal style as a couple. The same goes for the last song of the night – that last song is so important to leave your guests wanting more and remembering the epic party you just threw!
3) Don’t seat Grandma or your newborn nephew near the speakers
Seating charts are important and require a lot of organization, but always remember to seat your vulnerable loved ones away from the loud speakers so that they thoroughly enjoy the evening and aren’t being screamed at by Lizzo or Pitbull all night.
4) Bars and dessert tables should always be in the same room as the DJ
Guests like to eat and drink and when these are put in a different room from the DJ, the dance floor is likely to be more empty, as your guests are indulging in the other room. You’ll want to make it as easy and quick as possible for guests to get on and off the dance floor so that it stays busy all night!
5) Don’t tuck your entertainment in the corner
Your DJ is there to pump up the crowd, get people moving and to create an awesome party. They can’t do that from the other end of the room behind a pole. The most ideal setup is to have the dance floor in the middle of the room with the DJ not too far away.
6) The smaller the dance floor, the better
When there is less surface area, the dance floor appears more full. When the dance floor is full, your guests won’t want to miss out on a good time. Nobody likes an empty dance floor and when your guests are closer together having a good time, there’s less awkward distance. Trust us, Aunt Debbie and your best friend from high school are going to become dance partners in no time and they’re going to love it.
7) Lights down low is better
For some guests, getting out on the dance floor takes courage and it’s much less of a spectacle to get onto a dimly lit dance floor than it is with fluorescents shining down. Your best case scenario? Dance floor lighting.
8) When cutting corners on your budget, the entertainment is not where you want to pull money from
We have never had couples regret spending what they did for quality entertainment. Think of the DJ as the quarterback of your wedding. If the QB fumbles big time, the whole night is off and your guests will unfortunately remember. You’ll want to be sure that you are putting your trust and dollars toward an experienced, professional DJ that knows a thing or two about providing top-notch entertainment.
We hope these tips help plan a flawless reception and remember, at the end of the day, it’s all about your love…and an awesome party!