Friday, 05 March 2010
Most DJ's are professional enough to carry the event. They have their tried and true song lists that can really get the party going. They also have a bag of special event songs that work for the usual rituals like the first dance, bouquet toss, father-bride dance et al.
Take it from some of my experiences that a consultation session is a real necessity two weeks to a month before the Reception. You want to have peace of mind that the DJ has the right experience and attitude to read the guests and create the perfect music moment.
(I remember one story about a wedding DJ that decided Guns and Roses and Creed was perfect for the Reception dinner....uugh.)
Here are the things you will want to cover with your DJ.
1. What to play and what not to play (Song list review)
2. Demographics (age range) of the reception guests
3. Order of events and song preferences for those events
4. Discuss DJ's philosphy on volume levels for the dinner and the party
5. Layout of the event Room
6. If the DJ is also the MC, tell him/her how the bride and groom are to be introduced and give them a written list of the special events.
The music needs to be your last worry, so a good consultation session is time well spent.
Musically yours, Steve Brick City DJ