So your significant other has done the deed and got down on one knee, and you’re both looking forward to the big day. Before that can happen a lot of blood, sweat and tears are sure to go into the planning stages of your big event.
The entertainment that you provide at your wedding is one way that you can ensure your guests are having the time of their lives, along with joining in the celebrations of your big day. You can also add a personal touch to the event by choosing certain songs or singers that relate to both the bride and groom and your guests.
After all your wedding is a party! It’s a way to celebrate your new life together as a married couple, so you want to make it’s an event that your guests aren’t going to forget, and one that will be talked about for years to come.
Your goal is to get people on the dance floor and having a blast! So choosing the right Sydney Wedding DJ is essential to the success of one the biggest parties of your life.
In comparison to a live band, where versions of your favourite songs can be played with silence in between, a DJ can play songs of you or your guest’s favourite artists with the next song blended in, so there are no awkward silences in between.
What kind of Sydney Wedding DJ you hire will depend on the kind of music you and your guests enjoy. If you want a dance party, you’re going to need to hire a dance DJ. If you want a more 80s vibe, you can hire a versatile DJ that can compose a custom playlist for you. This is one of the secrets… find an ‘open format DJ’ – someone is who is experienced, and versatile. This means having the ability to play all genres, and playing it very well too.
1. Know what you’re looking for and where to find it.
The most obvious option is to go with a Sydney DJ who specialises in weddings. These DJs are accustomed to the do’s and don’ts at weddings, are aware of announcements that need to be made, and know the best songs to get your party started. Find someone who can offer all of this. You want to hire the best Sydney Wedding DJ in the business – someone who will listen to your requirements and work with you to provide you with the perfect evening entertainment for your big day.
If you’re focused on having a dance party, with ‘clubby-type’ music, be sure to make that clear when searching for your DJ also.
2. Ask to hear samples of the Wedding DJ’s work
We understand that choosing a Sydney Wedding DJ may sometimes seem like the easier part of the planning period, and it can be, if you know what to do! Many people choose to go online to search for local DJs in Sydney and choose the first one that pops up.
You could be left with a DJ that likes to loop their tracks and drink your beer and eat your food. Sound funny? This is actually something that happens more often than not! It is important that you choose a professional Sydney Wedding DJ. You could have an amazing reception, yet a boring DJ that plays the same song twice and has more of a love of booze than beats. Choosing a professional, energetic Sydney DJ that keeps the party going is key to the success of your big night.
3. Make the DJ Aware Of Your “ Playlist” & “Don’t- Play List”
Whilst we are great at our jobs, we aren’t mind readers, and we had no idea that the song we just played, was played at a recent family funeral. Now all your guests are in a flood of tears; not a good start to a party.
This is important – make it clear the the DJ the songs you don’t want played! This is essential to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask How They’re Going To Get The Party Rocking
A professional Sydney Wedding DJ who is really involved and wants to make your event as personal and fun as possible will not shy away from you asking them how they’re going to get your guests dancing. Make sure you ask questions like:
- How do you get bums off the chairs and people dancing?
- Can the guests request songs from you?
Note: If you want your DJ to be really involved in making your reception fun, make sure to ask about how they engage a crowd? Some important questions to ask:
- Are you willing to make announcements/hype up the crowd when/where appropriate?
- What type of ‘secret moves’ do you hold up your sleeve?
5. Agree to Terms and Conditions with Your DJ
This ensures that both you and the DJ have outlined what’s expected, and what the agreeable terms of service are. This will make sure that there are no hidden surprises for both parties!
With these tips in mind, it is important to also remember that choosing a Sydney Wedding DJ doesn’t have to be a time consuming, stressful part of your wedding preparations. Star DJ Hire is a full-service entertainment company, and we can supply you with the best DJ’s covering the Sydney area. Friendly, professional staff are always just a phone call away to answer any questions. So get in touch today and let’s start planning your big day together!