What Does A Wedding DJ Do? | Stephen Coleclough
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What Does A Wedding DJ Do?

Everyone has heard of a wedding DJ and most couples choose to book a wedding DJ for their wedding.

However, how much do you really know about what a wedding DJ actually does?

Though the fact that they play music throughout the day is clear, is that all they do?

You may be surprised to learn that professional wedding DJs do a lot more than play a few hit songs at the wedding reception.

In fact, there’s a lot more that goes into their job. Here are some of the other things a wedding DJ does:

Meets with you to plan and prepare

A wedding DJ doesn’t just turn up on the day of the wedding with a range of songs in hand, you’ll actually get to know them pretty well during the lead up to the big day.

A wedding DJ will meet with you to plan and prepare; they’ll get to know the type of music you want, the type of wedding you’re having and a rough timeline of the day’s events.

Prepares music and playlists weeks in advance

Every couple has a slightly different music request, whether that be the genre itself or the need for very specific songs.

It is the wedding DJ’s job to prepare for the big day by taking these requests into account.

A lot of time and planning goes into ensuring a wedding DJ has all of your favourite songs and the type of music you want; this doesn’t happen on the day itself, it’s all carefully planned out beforehand.

Organises guests and keep events on track

There are a lot of different elements that make up a wedding reception and a number of activities take place, such as individual dances and speeches.

It is the DJ’s job to announce these at the right time and to ensure guests know where they are going, and when.

Throughout the day a wedding DJ will follow the strict wedding timeline, keeping you updated.

When you book a wedding DJ, you’ll quickly realise that he or she is definitely worth the money.

As well as making sure you have all the right music for your special day, a wedding DJ also plans the day well in advance.

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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