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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding DJ

When you book a wedding DJ, you’re sure to want to get the most out of them.

After all, you’re paying for their service and it’s your special day.

Here are some top tips help:

Establish that you’re in charge from the beginning

Though it’s always important to take into account what your wedding DJ says and recommends, it’s also important to establish that you are the client and you are in charge from the very beginning.

This will ensure you don’t fall into a pattern of agreeing with everything the wedding DJ suggests, without putting your own thoughts and opinions forward.

The relationship between you and your wedding DJ should be balanced.

Be specific with playlists, songs and genres

Everyone has a different musical preference and therefore it’s important that you’re very specific with what you want.

All wedding DJs will have a list of songs and playlists they can recommend, but if there are specific songs you want included it’s important to make the DJ aware.

Additionally, provide a clear list of what songs you want for key moments such as the father/daughter dance.

Get your playlist requests to the DJ in plenty of time

Wedding DJs have a range of different systems they use to ensure they have the right music for the big day, and this usually involves a great deal of preparation.

Give your wedding DJ enough time to make sure they have everything you want.

Create a clear requests system between guests and the DJ

Most wedding DJs will take requests throughout the night from wedding guests, so it’s important that a system is put in place; some DJs will prefer to have requests noted down on paper and others will prefer to take them verbally.

Whatever is decided, ensure both the DJ and guests are aware of how it works to minimise confusion.

Be clear on any songs to avoid

If there are any songs you don’t want played, make sure the DJ is well aware of this before the big day.

Whether it’s because a song holds bad memories or you simply don’t like it, it’s important that a clear ‘Do Not Play’ list is created.

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

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