As a busy South Wales Wedding DJ I know the average cost of a UK wedding is only on the rise so it is unsurprising when organising a wedding couple’s look to cut costs. The evening entertainment can seem like a good place to start cutting but take a second to think. Below are three reasons why you should hire a professional wedding DJ for your evening reception.
What’s your back up plan if your equipment fails? An experienced DJ will be prepared for any and everything that can go wrong and will have the back-up equipment and the experience to deal with it. Do you really think your playlist can entertain your diverse group of guests for hours on end? Do you understand what the best volume is for your equipment? What about lighting? Have you tried your equipment out at your venue before your wedding day?
I have no doubt your playlist is excellent but it can’t pre-empt what mood your guests will be in. It won’t be able to read them and adjust the playlist accordingly. It won’t be able to mix the tracks together perfectly and it won’t be able to take requests!
A professional DJ will meet with you before your wedding day. Learn exactly what you want from your evening reception. You can give them your playlist and tell them how you want requests etc. dealt with. They more than likely know your wedding venue as they’ll have DJ’d there before. If they haven’t they’ll visit beforehand to get a feel for how it will work best. On the day they’ll be set up in advance of when you need them. A professional DJ offers a diverse selection of authentic songs, they understand volume control and lighting. They can mix songs seamlessly and read their audience to make sure the party carries on for hours.
3. Peace of Mind
Imagine asking a friend or family member to DJ your wedding but they’ve had a little too much to drink, or their equipment isn’t up to par, or they are chatting too much to other guests and taking their eye of the ball. Having a break in the music kills the atmosphere. Guests will feel self-conscious and leave the dancefloor. A professional wedding DJ is there to do one thing and one thing only. To start the party and keep it going for hours. They have signed a contract. Their reputation and therefore their livelihood rely on providing you an excellent service. That’s quite a motivation!