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How To Get The Most From Your Wedding DJ

Booking your wedding DJ is another tick off the to do list for wedding planning.

Once the booking is made it can be all too easy to completely forget about your DJ and just let them turn up on the night and play some tunes.
This is a real shame, as many couples can find that there is so much more that they can get from their wedding DJ.

Not sure where to start?

If this is true for you then we have put together how you can make sure that you are getting the most from your wedding DJ.

Be specific about your playlist, if you want to be

Some couples are not too concerned on the types of songs that are played at their wedding reception.

However, just as equally, there are some couples who will be.

If you fall into the latter, then you need to make sure that you are specific with your DJ of choice about the songs that you want them to play, as well as which songs you think it would be better if they avoid.

Having these things outlined means there can be no misunderstanding in what you expect and that you will have your playlist just as you want it.

Ask them for advice on songs to play

DJs are experts in wedding reception music, which means that they are going to know what songs are proving to be popular.

If you are stuck on ideas, then leave it up to them to suggest songs.

If you want to retain some control, then it is always worthwhile getting them to run their playlist through with you before the big day, just so you can make any amendments.

Prepare them for requests

If you are thinking about allowing your guests to make requests then work through this with your DJ, let them know if there are any songs that you simply won’t allow, no matter if they are requested.

Not only this, but figure out the best way to request songs, does the DJ have a mobile that you can text requests too, do they offer up pens and paper to write them down or is it a case of simply shouting at them over the music for guests to get their songs played?

Make sure they know about your first dance plans

You should never surprise your DJ with your first dance song on the day, particularly if it is relatively obscure.

Always let them know in advance what your first dance will be as well as when you anticipate it being played, that way you can make sure that everything flows seamlessly come the evening.

So, now you know, whilst a DJ is there to spin tunes for your big day, there is so much more that they can do for you.

Why not find out what a DJ can bring?

You never know just how helpful having them as a part of your wedding supplier list could be.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough
info@stephen-coleclough.co.uk

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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