Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, and the music played at your celebration can set the tone for the day and the memories created as a result. The right DJ can transform your wedding from one that people enjoy at the time into an unforgettable experience that you and your guests reminisce about for years to come.
However, choosing the perfect wedding DJ requires careful consideration. It’s not just about finding someone who can play music, but about finding a professional who understands the nuances of wedding celebrations.
In this post, we will explore the five essential qualities you should look for when booking your wedding DJ. Booking the right DJ is crucial and this post will help make your special day everything you’ve dreamed of and more.
1. They have a plethora of 5-star reviews online.
The digital age has made it easier than ever to gauge the reputation and reliability of service providers. When selecting a wedding DJ, it’s crucial to look for someone who is well-reviewed, ideally with a minimum of 40-60 5-star reviews online. These reviews are a testament to their experience and the satisfaction of past clients. A high number of positive reviews indicates that the DJ consistently delivers quality service and has a history of meeting and exceeding the expectations of couples.
Look for reviews that mention how the DJ handled the flow of the event, their ability to read the crowd, their overall contribution to the wedding’s atmosphere and how easy the booking process was. These insights can give you a clear picture of what to expect and help ensure that you choose a DJ who is celebrated for their professionalism and skill.
Places to find these reviews are on their website (make sure they are real), on their Google Business Profile, on their social media pages and wedding websites/ directories.
If you’re looking for a 5-star top-rated DJ for your wedding, have a look at our reviews here.
2. They offer you a call to discuss your plans BEFORE you book with them.
A personal touch is vital when planning your wedding, and this extends to choosing your DJ. The best DJs will insist on a call or meeting before you book them to fully understand your vision for the day. This conversation is not just about music preferences but about grasping the overall atmosphere you want to create, understanding the timeline, and discussing any special requests or moments you want to be highlighted.
This preliminary interaction also allows you to gauge the DJ’s communication skills and their enthusiasm for your event. A DJ who takes the time to understand your needs and shows eagerness to tailor their services to your wedding is likely to be more attentive and invested in the success of your day.
If you’re ready to get quotes for your wedding DJ and would like a no-obligation Music Plan call with one of our friendly Music Advisors, book a consultation with us by clicking here.
3. They have experience and have hundreds of events under their belt.
Experience is a crucial factor when choosing a wedding DJ. A DJ with a history of performing at hundreds of events brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your wedding. Such experience means they’ve encountered a vast array of scenarios and know how to handle different challenges that may arise.
An experienced DJ is adept at reading different crowds, selecting the right music to keep the energy high, and transitioning smoothly through various parts of the celebration. They understand the nuances of wedding receptions, from the first dance to the final ‘thank you’, ensuring each moment is underscored with the perfect soundtrack. Their experience also means they are likely to have a vast music library to cater to all tastes and preferences.
4. They aren’t a solo DJ! They are a part of a team of DJs.
The best wedding DJs are often part of an experienced team, ensuring the planning process is seamless and stress-free. Having a team of people around them means there’s always someone available to answer your questions, assist with planning, and provide support leading up to your wedding day.
A team of people also ensures a higher level of organisation and efficiency, from coordinating with other vendors to the day itself. This collaborative effort not only makes the planning process smoother but also enhances the quality of service you receive on your wedding day, ensuring every detail is taken care of.
Additionally, having a team of DJs, rather than relying on a solo operator is a great way to mitigate the risk that your DJ might not turn up should an emergency arise. See below for more details on this.
5. They have a backup plan for your wedding day.
In the world of events, it’s always wise to prepare for the unexpected. A top-quality wedding DJ will have a backup plan in place in case they cannot perform due to unforeseen circumstances. Working with a team of DJs, rather than just a solo operator, means that equally skilled DJs will be available to step in should an emergency occur which means your scheduled DJ is not able to perform.
Knowing that your DJ has a backup plan provides peace of mind, ensuring that no matter what happens, the music at your wedding will go on uninterrupted. This level of preparedness is a hallmark of a professional and reliable DJ service, indicative of their commitment to delivering an exceptional experience, no matter the situation.
At Floorfillers Entertainment, having a team of DJs means that we assign a ‘backup DJ’ to every single booking. This means that should a last-minute emergency arise and your scheduled DJ is unable to perform, you don’t need to worry about finding a replacement. We’ve got a plan for this, and whilst we hope we never need to use it, you can rest assured that we will be there no matter what happens.
The 5 essential qualities you need to make sure your wedding DJ has.
Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and the music is a key component that helps create lasting memories. By choosing a DJ with these five essential qualities – a strong online reputation, personalised consultations, extensive experience, a supportive team, and a reliable backup plan – you can relax, knowing that your wedding entertainment is in capable hands. Such a DJ will not only provide a soundtrack that gets you and your guests up on the dance floor, but will also contribute to the smooth and successful execution of your special day.
Remember, the right DJ does more than play music; they enhance the entire wedding experience, making it as unique and memorable as your love story.
If you’d like to explore how Floorfillers Entertainment could be the right team to provide the DJ and music for your wedding day, get in touch with our team and submit your request for a consultation by clicking here.