The world has two kinds of people: couples who love a classic live band and couples who like to break a leg while the DJ belts out the latest tracks, one after another.
Depending on where you come from, the things you take into consideration when choosing the music for your wedding are dramatically different.
Before we begin, let’s take one fact into consideration – not all DJs are created equal, and the good ones are worth their weight in gold. The best part is that it is fun to work with a DJ who will work with you to structure your wedding playlist in a way that will get all your guests off their seats and on to the dance floor.
Know everything under the sun
The DJ you sign on should have a fairly decent knowledge of music. Be it Jazz, Hip Hop, R & B or the Classics, ideally he should have a hard drive full of wedding music because if a guest walks up to him with a song request, in case he doesn’t have it, he should be ready with a number of suggestions.
Music the way you like
No one knows your family and friends like you do. So instead of having the DJ second guess what the guests would prefer, help the DJ organise the music. Give him suggestions for the start, tracks that will get everyone tapping their feet and then gradually moving on to music that will get everyone grooving. Be very specific about your “Do Not Play” list. Those are the songs you really, really don’t want to hear at your wedding.
Internet Internet Internet
If the crowd wants a specific song and want it now, it would be best to inform your DJ well in advance to make arrangements for wireless internet. Being able to provide them with any track they request will make the DJ stand out and make the wedding a memorable affair.