It’s one of those questions that when you hear it you suspect the person asking it already knows the answer. And you can see why people consider it. Playlists are fun to make, the music is at our finger tips. Why then hand the play list over to a DJ when you can play it yourself. And It’s understandable that couples planning a wedding consider this option. The cost of weddings are only going one way and it’s natural for couples to look to see where they can save on costs on their wedding day.
As a busy and experienced South Wales wedding DJ I can confirm what you already know and that is that a playlist can’t read your audience, it can’t take requests, it can’t seamlessly blend tracks together. Getting people to the dancefloor is one thing. But keeping them there requires a professional. It’s your wedding and you want your music at it. A professional DJ will have met with you and learned what your tastes are and will cater to them but they also subtly work in the tastes of all of your guests, they will seamlessly blend tracks and build the atmosphere keeping everybody dancing. That’s how dance floors get full and stay full.
A professional DJ will cost you but they are a lot cheaper than a band and they come with lots of great advice. They know great first dance music, they know how to work food into your evening without disrupting the party, and they know that song that you love that you’d forgotten about.
The best professional wedding DJ’s provide extra value for money by offering extras in their package like ceremonial music, background music during wedding breakfast, microphone hire for speeches, venue lighting specific to your wedding theme, LED dance floors, starlight backdrops, confetti cannons, Giant LOVE letters, cloud ice machine effects and personalised monogram lighting. This will save you the cost and time of dressing your venue yourself.
You only get one shot at this. If you make a wrong decision planning your wedding there’s no going back to fix it. Ask yourself, Do you want to spend your wedding party partying or do you want to spend it worrying that people aren’t having a good time? Can you put a price on the peace of mind that comes with handing your wedding party over to a professional? So in answer to the question ‘Will a playlist from Spotify set to shuffle do for my wedding party?’ the answer is, of course, a resounding no.