Wedding DJs Expectations
I bet you have been to your fair share of weddings. Chances are that you have even been in a bridal party or two. In all those wedding experiences, the person that can have the greatest impact on its success is the DJ. They truly set the tone for the event! Your DJ serves as the quarterback for the event if you will. Making sure everyone knows where to go and makes sure everyone is on the same page. They even help line up photoshoots throughout the night if need be. Our DJs even like to make sure our Bride and Groom get the drinks they need throughout the night and like to help serve them first with Dinner! We are truly a full-service DJ Company and train our DJs to go above and beyond!
Here are a few of the finer details and things your Melbourne DJ should be talking to you about during your wedding planning. And the expectations you should have to ensure you have the wedding celebration of your dreams!
Things your Melbourne DJ Should Be Talking To You About
After you decide on your wedding DJ budget, make sure to lock in your wedding DJ sooner than later.
Now that so many couples that have had to postpone their wedding are getting back to planning, your weddings vendors are getting booked that much quicker! Not to mention the destination brides looking to get married on Melbourne’s beautiful beaches! And there is limited availability for our most requested DJs. Check with your venue, friends, and family for recommendations. Complete Weddings + Events has a large team of professional DJs. And they are excited to provide extraordinary wedding DJ services for you on your big day. A small deposit at Complete locks in your date and allows you to check an item off your list.
If you aren’t using an event planner, start planning early.
Do not wait until the last minute to decide on music, especially those signature songs for your first dance, father/daughter dance, etc. You will not regret planning early and ironing out the details with your wedding DJ once the event is closer. Complete Weddings + Events offers its customers a thorough online event manager that is super helpful in communicating those details since your Complete DJ has access to all that info.
We recommend you keep your spotlight dances short.
While these are a valued tradition and an anticipated part of the celebration, they can easily run long. To keep things moving, let the first dance run two to three minutes and the other spotlight dances top off at two minutes. The exception is related to specially choreographed dances that are done with the intention to entertain the crowd. This approach will reduce the time dedicated to spotlighting dances from 15 minutes to approximately six minutes.
When planning your reception, make sure to allow for a least a two-hour dance set at a bare minimum.
Dancing is important after all your guests are here to celebrate your special day! Keeping it to two hours or so will make sure you are able to enjoy those spotlight dances. And also allow enough time for your guests to have a great time. FYI – Most receptions are in the 4-5 hour time frame.
How outgoing and interactive do you desire your wedding DJ to be?
Your wedding DJ should have experience being an MC and talking on the microphone as they have a direct impact on your event timeline. The DJ is responsible for making announcements for the traditions such as the special dances, cake cutting, bouquets and garter toss, and much more.
One of the many perks of choosing Complete Weddings + Events Melbourne is that you can choose your DJ based on their online profile, current reviews, phone call, and when possible face to face meeting all before you book. We want your day to be perfect and finding a DJ that compliments your personality and that you feel comfortable with is key!
Communicate to your wedding DJ during your planning what the proper time will be to announce the last dance.
This is super helpful in making sure everyone is on the same page and helps with the flow of the end of the night.
Connect with your wedding DJ via social media.
Yes, stalk your DJ on Facebook or Instagram. This is a huge step in building a connection with your DJ and also getting a feel for his setup and event style.
Use your DJ as a resource
If you are having a hard picking song choices, you have hired a DJ for a reason, and more than likely that DJ has done 100s of weddings and is up on all the popular and trending song choices for your first dance, cake cutting, introductions and more.
Our team at Complete Weddings + Event Melbourne is here to help you through your planning process. We hope this Blog, Things your Melbourne DJ should be talking to you about, helped point you in the right direction. Complete Weddings + Events is Space Coast’s leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental.