Professional Vs Amateur DJ - What's Best For Your Wedding?
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Professional Vs Amateur DJ – What’s Best For Your Wedding?

In a world of modern technology, playlists and easy music access, a lot of people will style themselves as being the go-to ‘DJ’ for events.

Now, you might have a friend who offers to watch the music and keep the tunes coming at your wedding, but is that a wise choice?

We’re going to look at the advantages to a professional DJ, as opposed to someone who just does it for fun.

Knowledge and experience

A professional DJ will have a lot of two things your friend might not have.

Knowledge and experience are two of the things which help to make a successful DJ.

Professional wedding DJs have been in the business for a long time and will have done an impressive number of weddings before yours.

Furthermore, they know how to work a crowd and get people suitably excited and ready to celebrate your wedding.


One advantage that a DJ does have is that they are licensed to perform at your wedding.

Someone who just does this kind of thing of fun will find that they’re not licensed to play, which means if something goes wrong then it’s their fault.

Someone who is licensed to play will have insurance which means that in the event something does go wrong, however unlikely that it is, then it’s not as much as a problem.

Reliable equipment

There’s nothing wrong with doing things for yourself.

However, when it’s a big event like a wedding, then you’re taking a chance that things won’t suddenly go wrong.

The equipment could stop working and become non-functional, which would upset an entire day if it happens during an event like the first dance.

A professional wedding DJ will turn up with the best quality equipment and will ensure that no such event occurs, and that you can celebrate without having to worry about something going wrong.


For a bride to be, the wedding is a very important moment.

Therefore, every event which leads up to it can be a source of relief or great stress.

A professional DJ will help to reduce your fears by being easy to contact and prompt with their replies.

A friend or someone who doesn’t DJ professionally may well be quite flippant and lax with their replies, which can be a great frustration for the bride and groom, especially when you consider the already tense nature of planning a wedding.

Overall, these are just a few of the different reasons why it is advised that you seek out a professional DJ as opposed to an amateur.

Obviously, you want to be able to hire out someone who will be reliable, professional and competent.

Your wedding is a very important day, and there is enough that could be an issue already without the DJ complicating matters.

Your friend may not like your choice to hire out a wedding DJ, but for your peace of mind, it is highly recommended that you do so.

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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