How to Choose a Wedding DJ That Compliments Your Tastes

The average American wedding costs around $35,000 in total.

Much of these costs are split up between the bride’s parents, groom’s family, and the lucky couple themselves.

One of the most important things involved in planning for a wedding is taking care of the music.

Continue reading to discover how to find the best wedding DJ for your special day. Hopefully, they will leave you, your family, and friends dancing all night long.

  1. Set Your Budget

One of the first things to do when finding a DJ for your wedding is to set a budget.

The average price for a wedding DJ costs around $1,000 in the United States. Although this may seem like a lot for one night of dancing, full bands can cost much more than a solo DJ.

As you read above, weddings can cost a lot of money. You must find a reasonably priced DJ that won’t leave you broke. Some DJs have deals during certain times of the year, just be aware of price hikes on popular days.

Following your budget is important. Try not to overspend on music if you don’t have to.

  1. Consider What You Want

Finding wedding DJs can be a difficult task if you haven’t considered what you want for the special day.

Some DJs are known for being interactive with the crowd and keeping the party going. They may also help coordinate bridal party entries into the party and the order of getting food.

Before meeting up with a DJ, be sure to talk as a team about your expectations for the DJ at the wedding.

  1. Pick Your Style

When finding a wedding DJ you should think about what type of music you want to play.

Depending on your music style, you may want to pick a DJ that specializes in that genre. If you are having a barn wedding, country and Americana music would be the perfect fit.

Some people like to include their culture’s music as well. Finding a DJ with this experience may be worth it! Don’t be afraid to look at local venues and clubs for DJs in your area.

  1. Put on Your Listening Ears

If you want to find the best DJ for your big day, you will have to be willing to use your listening ears and pay attention to what you want.

Listening to multiple DJs can help you compare and contrast options. It also gives you the chance to see how interactive they are with the crowd. You should keep in mind, however, that DJs may perform differently in different settings.

Take this research as an opportunity to go on a date with your partner.

Going out and dancing the night away with your loved one may be just what you need. You can get away from all the planning and stress and take in the music.

  1. Ask for Wedding DJ Recommendations

One of the best things about planning for a wedding is that you likely know someone who has already done it before.

Asking your friends and family for DJ recommendations can save you a lot of time. It may even remind you of how great of a DJ was at their celebration! Many DJs will even give discounts if a friend referred them to you.

It is a great way to build a relationship with a DJ and ensure that you will get someone good.

If you aren’t having any luck asking your friends and family, you can always go to social media. Facebook and Google are excellent places to get recommendations, especially if you are looking for a particular one.

What the DJ Can Do for You

Not all DJs and areas will be able to provide the same services. But there are generally a couple of things that your wedding DJ can do for you.

The most obvious thing that the DJ can do is help execute and enforce your timeline for the reception. They can tell guests when to eat, expect the first dance, and every other detail in between.

The DJ will also be able to provide sound equipment, which is one less thing you have to worry about the day of. Going with a band may involve another sound system to play music on during breaks. Some DJs may even bring their lighting!

Having a DJ will mean that you also don’t need to worry about setting the mood. They will be the emcee for the night and make sure that every transition occurs smoothly.

They will feel out the room to determine when dancing songs are needed and when it’s time for a slow dance. Overall, DJs are excellent at keeping your day on track and running smoothly.

Even when things go wrong they can quickly pick up the crowd and carry the night on.

Get Your Dancing Shoes on

Finding a good wedding DJ can make your wedding day even more special.

Setting your budget is one of the first steps to finding a DJ. It will give you limits and give you a smaller pool of people to look at. You should also consider the type of music that you want to be played at your wedding and how involved you want the DJ to be.

Going out to venues and getting recommendations from friends is a great way of finding the perfect fit for your party. Don’t forget to give yourself plenty of time to search for the right person.

Be sure to check out our blog for more articles on wedding planning and all the things involved for your big day!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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