Reason #3 you don’t hire amateur wedding DJ’s is that it is a unique event. There is a lot more to it than just playing music. As the MC, you need to coordinate the event and make sure that everything goes the way the bride and groom want it to. One of the first things I do when I meet with the bride and groom is to go through a questionnaire with them about the things they want in their wedding. Questions like how many people and who will be giving toasts, how do the newlyweds want to be introduced, will we be doing a mother son dance and many more. On top of this we need to coordinate these events with the other vendors at the wedding to make sure everyone is on the same page and it all goes smoothly.
The DJ also needs to keep the event moving along. Without this there would be long delays with no one really knowing what to do next. Everyone is having fun and shouldn’t need to worry about this. I always tell the newlyweds that having fun is their only job and not to worry about what needs to happen next. That is what I’m there for. If they need anything just tell me and I will take care of it.
There are different types of DJ’s also. I’ve been referred to couples by nightclub DJ friends of mine because they know it is something totally different than they do. Yes we both play music and get the crowd dancing but beyond that they don’t have a lot of things in common.
This is your special day and you want it to go smoothly. Do you really want to put it in the hands of someone who does’t do weddings for a living?