The most cringe-worthy sentence to any experienced wedding vendor is, “my friend is actually DJing my wedding”. Yikes. When an inexperienced friend DJs your wedding, you’re most likely going to save money, but it could be at the expense of an amazing evening. DJs are the reason wedding receptions sink or swim. Here are a few reasons you should consider a professional DJ for your Kansas City wedding.
Professional Wedding DJ
First off, a DJ is responsible for running the show all night long, including equipment and lighting set-up to the toasts, cake cutting, first dances, etc. Without a professionally trained wedding DJ, you may end up with someone who just enjoys music and is inexperienced in running a wedding. Honestly, they may be completely unaware their responsibilities go far beyond just playing great music! Professional wedding DJs know how to run the entire reception smoothly and will make sure the night you planned goes exactly how you envisioned.
Wedding DJ Runs the Show
Along with running the order of events, a DJ must command a room so all your guests are on the same page in order to keep the night moving the way it was planned. By not knowing how to take control of a wedding reception, a DJ will likely end up shoveling off the responsibility of running things over to the bride and groom. The married couple wants to celebrate their union, NOT keep dinner lines, speeches, and first dances moving.
Medical emergencies, power outages, mix-ups with wedding vendors, uninvited guests… There still is no way to make wedding days immune to the accidents and craziness life throws at us. An experienced, professional DJ has been through many unfortunate situations and can power through any event with ease. This not only keeps you calm, but most of your guests won’t even notice when you have calm, confident vendors moving things right along.
Diverse Music Selection
Unlike a friend, a professional DJ typically has an extensive music library spanning various genres and eras. They can cater to any dance floor, ensuring that all guests find something they like and can dance to. With so many options, a professional DJ can work closely with the couple to understand their musical preferences. With a Complete DJ, they will ask the couple if there are any songs NOT to play or MUST-HAVES to ensure the music at your reception is everything you wanted.
If you get a bad cake, you have a bad cake, but if you get a bad wedding DJ, you have a bad reception. Overall, a professional DJ brings expertise, equipment, and a personalized touch that can elevate your wedding celebration and create lasting memories for you and your guests.
Complete Weddings + Events | Kansas City
If you’re looking to tie the knot or throw an epic event, you have come to the right place. Complete Weddings + Events, Kansas’ leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, day-of coordination, DJ services, & photo booth rental. If you’re ready to start planning the wedding of your dreams, contact us to learn more about our services. Still looking for more wedding inspiration? Head to our blog for all things weddings.