Vendor Video Series: Wedding DJ or DIY?

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At an enjoyable wedding reception, music is an important way of helping guests unwind after the formality of the ceremony. Whether you pump that music out onto the dance floor via a hired DJ or from a handpicked library on your iPod, though, depends on your own needs and taste.

Hiring A Wedding Reception DJ

One of the most obvious advantages of hiring a DJ for your wedding reception is the ability to put the music in the hands of a professional with experience at keeping the party going. If you’re not sure how to hire a disc jockey, asking your friends and acquaintances for leads is a good place to start, but the staff at your wedding reception venue can be a tremendous asset in the DJ hunt as well. Not only are they likely to be familiar with the most popular and compelling DJs in the area, but the venue may also maintain a list of DJs with whom they have developed a relationship and who may offer discounts on their services for events held at that venue.

Although DJs make their reputations on knowing which songs to play to keep a wedding reception lively, if there are any songs you specifically want to hear or absolutely do not want to hear on your big day, be sure to let the DJ know well in advance; particularly if you have a special song that they will need to track down.

Above all, remember that whether you plan to hire a DJ to lead your guests through the evening, or you envision a reception scored to your own custom-designed mix of music, the most important thing is that your wedding reception is set to a soundtrack that is going to make you and your sweetie happy!

Thank you to our friendor, Jim, from Fyerfly Productions for his expertise, knowledge and human experience approach!

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