As with all of your vendors, it is important to be on the same page as them.
Whether you want a club dj emulating a South Beach
scene or a charismatic dj introducing “ice breakers” to the party you want your event to reflect you ,especially when it comes to the music.
I keep finding these questions popping up when talking to a client’s djs, and they should be agreed on by the couple and made aware of for the dj.
Here are my Dj questions / important info.
The title and artists of your important songs-
I will always love you by Whitney Houston is a bit different than the Dolly Parton version.
Introduction of the Bridal Party
Father Daughter Dance
Mother Son Dance
and any other important songs you want included.
If your dj is acting as emcee the order of the bridal party and phonetic
break down of names and pronunciation
- not quite, but a great new nickname
The timeline of the wedding and cues for important things.
Before dinner the Best Man will toast followed by his break dance performance then the buffett stations will have a soft open. (True occurrence)
Will you be having “ice breakers” ?
Ice breakers such as an anniversary dance get couples to the dance floor.
The anniversary dance calls all married couples to the dance floor and slowly the emcee will call out
“all those married for a year or less
please leave the dance floor” .
and so on until it’s the couple that has been married the longest
Have they played at this reception venue before?
Different venues have different sound ordinances and restrictions.
Do you have back up equipment?
Will they be playing music for the ceremony and cocktail hour?
What is on your do not play list?
Electric slide and chicken dance are constantly on this list.
Can guests make song requests?
Adapted from my blog "Tales of a Wedding Belle"