How Saving Money on the DJ May Cost You More at Your Wedding

How Saving Money on the DJ May Cost You More at Your Wedding


January 29th, 2018

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Prospective brides and grooms, please invest in a professional DJ for your special day.  Sometimes, saving money with an amateur DJ for your wedding may come with a high price in the end.  Before you make a decision you will regret, check out these tips:

  • Amateurs tend to be less invested in their performance than a wedding DJ professional  –  The amateur DJ is sometimes doing it “for fun,” and if something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal. A wedding professional, on the other hand, risks his entire reputation and livelihood with every performance. One bad review can destroy his business and he knows it, and that’s why he’ll pay attention to the details to get everything just right.  Would you rather have an entertainer who is 100% invested in his business and performance on your wedding day or someone who does it as a hobby?
  • Your wedding is a unique event that require the skills and experience of a wedding specialist for a smooth, flawless ceremony and reception  –  It’s about more than just playing music. Your wedding DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the right time.Even a DJ who is quite experienced in the club setting will be at a loss because she simply isn’t familiar with the flow of events and how to prevent disasters when something goes awry.One inexperienced DJ mistakenly announced a special dance with the bride and her grandfather because he forgot to update his notes. The entire family started crying because Grandpa had passed away two weeks earlier.  Are you willing to place the outcome of your wedding in the hands of someone who doesn’t “do” weddings for a living?

  • The DJ / MC (Master of Ceremonies) has a huge impact on the mood and outcome of your wedding reception, for better or worse  –  An obnoxious DJ with an abrasive voice will irritate your guests and dampen the mood of the entire party. Professional DJs invest in vocal training and practice to optimize their performance.  Do you want just anyone acting as your wedding host or do you want a professional speaker you can trust?
  • Your special events may not happen if you don’t hire a specialist who’s experienced in channeling the flow of events  – Who will direct your bridal party and guests at the ceremony? Who’s going to line them up for introductions? Who’s in charge of making sure the toasts, special dances and dedications go without a hitch?Just having the equipment and knowing how to push play doesn’t guarantee the people wrangling skills you need for a fun, smooth reception. In most cases, your entertainer is the one who makes sure your special events are executed as you’ve requested.  One inexperienced DJ forgot to bring the couple’s First Dance song; they were forced to dance to Glen Campbell, who they can’t stand.  Will you risk leaving your special events to chance or do you want to ensure that everything is done according to plan?
  • An amateur DJ may have inadequate or non-existent backup equipment, which means that if something fails you have no music at your wedding  –   A fully functional backup system on the premises is essential to making sure you have music at your wedding no matter what. Most amateur DJs won’t have a backup plan if a speaker blows or a laptop crashes.  Are you willing to takes your chances without a backup on your wedding day?
  • DJs who charge less tend invest less into their equipment, which means you have inferior sound and performance at your wedding  –  An iPod and stereo system that sounds great in your living room doesn’t sound good in a spacious wedding venue. Professional speakers and equipment are necessary for clear sound that has impact at low volumes, so your guests can speak at the tables even while the dance floor is thumping.  Are sound issues like blasting music or impossible to understand audio acceptable on your wedding day?
  • There’s a high probability that a cheap (or free) DJ won’t be in business by the time your wedding arrives  –  Many low-priced DJs aren’t charging enough to support their own businesses for the long term; you’re just financing their hobby. Meanwhile, your wedding is 6-12 months away or more.  Do you want to risk the possibility that the bargain DJ is bankrupt and out of business before your big day?

Final Thoughts…

If you’re not planning to have any formal events at your wedding, and you’d like a cocktail party more than a dance party, it may make sense to save money by hiring a non-professional. But if you’re investing thousands of dollars on creating the perfect day, please don’t jeopardize it by hiring someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Your wedding day only happens once; make sure you hire a DJ who gets it right.  Contact us to secure a professional DJ who’ll work with you to make your wedding day extra special!

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