Wedding DJ, New Jersey
DJ, Disc Jockey, Funk Master General; whatever you call them, they ensure people are having a great time and wake up with sore dancing feet. Entertainment Explosion supplies the highest quality DJs to weddings around New Jersey and New York.
How to Choose a Wedding DJ
Finding the right DJ for your wedding shouldn’t be a daunting task, but should be done carefully. A good DJ can sense the atmosphere of the reception and play music that will echo this, or get (and keep!) people dancing all night long. On the other hand, a poor quality wedding DJ can completely miss the feel of the wedding and be so absorbed with their own musical preferences that the wishes of the bride and groom go amiss. To make sure your evening goes off without a hitch, follow our simple guide below or see our blog, ‘What to ask your wedding DJ‘:
1) Ask about their equipment
It may seem frivolous but asking about the DJ equipment can really help when selecting a DJ for your wedding – there is no point hiring a laptop based DJ if you want the scratchy quality of an LP! Equally, if you want a lot of modern songs and requests, it is unlikely that a DJ with decks will be able to offer the current top ten in the charts!
2) Ask about your song input
The last thing you want on your big day is to hear that one song you just can’t stand, right when the party was getting started. It is always important to ask your DJ if you can provide a list of songs that you love, and those that are blacklisted for your New Jersey or New York Wedding.
Alongside asking about the equipment, you will want to know whether the DJ will be bringing their own lighting rigs and sound systems. Make sure you and the venue are aware of any technical requirements well before your big day, a DJ with no sound system or lighting rig doesn’t provide a great party atmosphere for your wedding!
The thought of your parents singing together on your wedding day in front of all your New Jersey friends may be too much to bear, but if the idea of karaoke isn’t too terrible a thought, then ask your DJ if they can provide a set up. A seamless move from disco to karaoke and back to disco again can really set your wedding as one of the best nights of your guests lives. Make it easy on yourself and find out the limitations before you sign any contracts!
Experience is important, and so is familiarity with the venue. Every site poses different challenges – different load-in and security procedures, different room sizes and configurations, different acoustics, or electrical situations. Whilst not a deal-breaker, ask if your DJ has played at your venue before, and if not, are they keen to scope it out before the evening or are they happy to freestyle?
Accidents do happen. If the DJ is injured or otherwise unable to perform on your wedding day, they should always have a back up DJ available for any emergencies. This is standard these days but is still worth asking for piece of mind.
The last thing you want is a DJ to turn up in his torn jeans and weekend shirt whilst the rest of your guests are in their finest evening dresses and three piece suits. Ask your DJ what clothes he or she intends to wear at your wedding and avoid any unexpected shocks.