Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What to look for in a wedding DJ

A couple years from now most of your guests won't remember If you showed up in a large limo or if you had a chocolate fountain, but they will remember if they had a good time or not. At a Wedding, the DJ is the most important feature when it comes to entertainment. Here are a few things to keep in mind while picking your Tulsa Wedding DJ:

1. Don't go for cheap!!!
Cheap only means unprofessional, low experience level, low quality equipment and most likely no back up equipment/DJ. Unfortunately, you will get what you pay for. Do your research, find someone that is within budget, but also meets all your expectations.
2. Just because they are great at DJing doesn't mean they are great at MCing.
There is so much more to DJing than just playing music. A professional DJ/MC should be detail oriented, quick on his feet, quick thinker and enthusiastic. Spend time (previously to the Wedding) getting to know your DJ's personality and making sure they are a good fit for your wedding.
3. They will have an office.
If the DJ you are interviewing wants to meet at the local Subway or Bridal Mall you might want to reconsider hiring him. Having to talk louder than the other customers at Starbucks or having other wedding vendors trying to sell you their services isn't fun. An established company will invite you to their office so you don’t have to share your wedding dreams with the whole Starbucks line.
4. Make sure your DJ is a professional.
I have purposely used the word "professional" many times in this, because of how important it is in a wedding. Most DJs in the Tulsa metro area DJ as a part time gig, as a side business or just for fun, which means, your event might not be a priority to them. A full time professional DJ will give you their undivided attention, schedule meetings to go over paperwork and answer all of your important questions. They will also have legally obtained music, have a great understanding of all genres of music, high quality sound systems, and have insurance (a must for some venues).

I hope that was helpful!
And remember, anyone can play music, Edge Sight and Sound entertains.