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Who you choose to entertain and speak to your guests will by default be the person representing you on a very important day of your life. This person should take the time to get to know you and work to be on the same page with you and your plans. They should have excellent directing / timing skills and be able to creatively and emotionally connect you with your guests.
If you hire a dj who does not take the time to get to know you, does not get involved in the planning or take on any directing responsibilities you are running a high risk of a disorganized and potentially stressful event.
According to Sandy Malone, author from Huffington Post and Owner of Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, Star of TLC’s “Wedding Island,” author and columnist…
Here are some tips to help you set things up so that you can relax and enjoy the music you want to hear on your big day!
1) Establish up front that you are the CLIENT and you are in charge. Let him know if you don’t like a talker. Tell him if he has absolutely no room for independent judgment. If you don’t want to hear a single song that isn’t on your personal playlist, let him know. Lay out the ground rules and don’t be afraid to be a little bit aggressive and put it writing, asking him to acknowledge your requests. Many DJs prefer you be upfront and direct. Just don’t be rude about it. There’s a way to be demanding without being Bridezilla. Be a little nicer if he’s your only option at the venue.
2) Be very specific about your playlist and, if he doesn’t give you a good form to work with, create your own and include the following categories:
- Prelude music
- Music for seating the mothers
- Music for the bridesmaids’ processional
- Music for the bride’s processional
- Recessional music
- Cocktail music pre-entrance
- Entrance song
- First dance song
- Daddy/daughter dance song
- Mother/son dance song
- Cocktail music post-entrance
- Dinner music
- Cake cutting song
- Bouquet/garter toss songs
- Last dance
3) Decide whether you’re going to let the DJ take requests or not, and make sure you’re clear on the system with the DJ. If you’d prefer he not take requests, you can ask him to tell people that he doesn’t have the music being requested up to a certain point. If somebody gets aggressive, he might have to explain that the bride and groom have requested no spontaneous requests.