We all know that your wedding DJ will play music, that’s a given. However, there are other tasks your wedding DJ can do besides play music.
Wedding DJs wear many hats. Playing the right music at the right time depends on the DJ’s knowledge of what is supposed to happen and when, and his ability to help the bride and groom with last-minute changes. He is, above all, in a customer service position and there to make sure that your wedding day runs as smoothly as possible.
Tasks Your Wedding DJ Can Do Besides Play Music
Your DJ is all too often the first to arrive and last to leave the reception area. Therefore, your DJ generally meets the venue staff, greets other wedding vendors, and familiarizes him/herself with the venue amenities/logistics. This allows him/her to guide others and coordinate special moments with vendors and guests. At Complete Weddings + Events Sarasota our team of professional DJs will work with several of your vendors. However, your Photo/Video teams are the most important to help line up the timing of events and great shots!
As you interview DJs, ask them to list their responsibilities before and during your reception. If they talk endlessly about their state-of-the-art equipment and fabulous lighting, then that’s where they will focus their energies during your reception. While that is important, there is so much more that goes into making your day special. At the end of the day, the brand of equipment is not what your guests will remember. Did your DJ greet your guests, maybe hold the door open for Grandma? Those are the things that will stick with your guests.
Here are a few tasks your wedding DJ can do besides play music.
Wedding Day Quarterback…
This actually starts before your wedding day. Your DJ will help with your music selection as well as work with your vendor team to create a timeline for your special day. On your wedding day, your DJ is the master of ceremonies or quarterback (for your sport-loving couples). Don’t settle for a rookie. A good host only becomes great with practice and preparation. A great MC has a charismatic and friendly presence. He or she speaks with authority while directing guests’ attention to important events. He/she enunciates clearly and pronounces names correctly when making formal announcements.
Throughout the wedding, your DJ will make sure that guests are where they need to be. As he’s in the room well in advance of the party, your DJ is already familiar with where things are and which staff persons to contact. Your DJ can direct guests to the gift table, help them find the restrooms or bar, and send them to the hall’s lost and found department. He’s able to quickly address heating and cooling issues or guest spills and accidents with the appropriate staff.
Great DJs will intentionally engineer their equipment to the size and shape of the room, their placement, as well as to the number of guests. They know that proper sound checks and engineering can make an enormous difference in the quality of the sound. Your DJ will also take the time to teach guests how to use his microphone for speeches and toasts, saving time and avoiding embarrassment.
As a person in the customer service business, a DJ’s primary responsibility is to care about you and the success of your party. A professional DJ will go the extra mile to ensure your comfort and enjoyment. It’s not uncommon for a DJ to fetch drinks, find safety pins, aspirin, bouquets to toss, or track down guests. This is all part of making sure the reception runs smoothly.
Your DJ should be courteous and always willing to jump in and help out where needed. From making sure couples are served first to just simply holding the door for your guests, he/she should always be ready to help.
Complete Weddings and Events in Sarasota, FL
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