5 Reasons Why You Should Not Hire An Amateur Wedding DJ
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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Hire An Amateur Wedding DJ

It is always nice to save a little bit of money when you can.

But is it really worth cutting corners when it comes to your own wedding?

Sure, weddings can be expensive but you will hopefully only have one wedding in your entire life.

So, why not splurge and hire a quality wedding DJ?

If you were to hire am amateur wedding DJ, there are so many things that could go wrong to spoil this very special occasion.

Now, let’s examine the top 5 problems that could occur from hiring an amateur wedding DJ.

1) More careless

An amateur wedding DJ is not a professional.

This means they are likely still treating this service like something fun to do rather than a job to do.

The problem with this kind of attitude is they won’t care if they make a mistake or do something wrong.

They’ll just shrug it off and assume that no one else will really care.

Meanwhile, the person who hired that DJ will be the one to suffer for it.

If you’re a professional wedding planner, then your reputation could be in jeopardy which means you’ll lose future business.

If this is your wedding, then your memorable day has been compromised by a lousy DJ and that will be the memory you have of your wedding for the rest of your life.

2) Less likely to show up

Imagine this scenario.

You plan a wedding for 6 to 12 months down the road and you hire the services of an amateur DJ to perform at the wedding on that date.

Do you really think they’re going to abide by your schedule?

Young amateur DJs are notorious for having to cancel appointments and ditching out on their clients because something else comes up in their lives.

This would force you to have to hire another amateur DJ quickly, who would probably be even less experienced than the previous DJ.

After all, you probably won’t get a professional DJ to come to your wedding at a moment’s notice.

3) Less experienced

This problem should be obvious, but it is worth mentioning.

An amateur DJ does not have the skills to cater to specific events like weddings.

All they know how to do is pick music titles and then play them for the crowd.

Wedding events require the DJ to play music in accordance with the timeline of activities at the wedding.

This means they need to be able to keep the entertainment flow going by playing the appropriate music at the appropriate time.

If the music they play doesn’t match up with the current activity being performed, then the guests will become annoyed and disinterested in participating.

4) No excitement

A big job of the wedding DJ is to keep the guests excited.

This is supposed to be a happy and exciting celebratory occasion.

But if the DJ doesn’t know how to stir up the excitement and speak to the crowd appropriately, there will be virtually no excitement going on.

Instead, the DJ will try to play music that sounds exciting with the hopes that it will make people excited.

This approach will not work and will just keep people sitting in their seats.

5) Bad equipment

One thing that amateur wedding DJs will not have is quality sound equipment.

Since they don’t have a lot of money to invest in professional sound equipment, they’re probably going to use the same stereo system that they have at their house and set it up at your wedding venue.

In their minds, they think it will be fine because it sounds great at home.

But what they don’t realise is that home sound equipment does not match the quality of commercial sound equipment that is made for public settings like a wedding.

The two big differences between these sound systems are in sound clarity and volume.

If you don’t have neither of these at a wedding, people are going to be shouting “What?” all night.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/colecloughdj.

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