Look, we’ve all been there.
Maybe it’s your brother … or your cousin … or a coworker.
You watch someone you care about marry the partner of their dreams in a storybook location.
The venue? Amazing.
The flowers and greenery? Breathtaking.
How to Have a Great Reception
And then … you arrive at the reception only to find the DJ is the stereotypical wedding entertainer who insists on interrupting the dancing with awkward stories, lame jokes and weird music selections.
And that is all you remember. For the rest of your life. Every time you see the couple, you hear that DJ’s cheesy voice encouraging everyone to line up for the Macarena.
Is this a little dramatic? Perhaps. But you know I’m right when I say the DJ can determine how friends and family remember your big event. Here are a few reasons why.
A Good DJ is a Prepared DJ
Contrary to what many think, the DJ doesn’t just show up and crank out random music for four hours. Any DJ worth his or her salt is going to do extensive research on you and your partner.
What songs/genres/styles of music do you love? Is there anything that absolutely must not be played? You definitely don’t want songs connected to previous relationships in your wedding rotation. This is where we at A Metro Wedding excel. We get to know you and your partner personally. We build a relationship and from that are able to create a curated playlist of songs you and your wedding guests will love.
You also want to find a DJ who will serve as a reception coordinator of sorts, working with your timeline to make sure the music keeps playing when it’s supposed to and that important announcements are made at the appropriate time. No one wants to miss the two of you cutting the cake or enjoying your first dance. A Metro Wedding will make sure that doesn’t happen.
A Good DJ is an Experienced Professional
Your wedding day is not the time or place to offer cousin Johnny an opportunity to make his big DJ debut.
There are enough stressors when planning your big event. Investing in a skilled and experienced DJ is going to save your nerves and provide your guests with a memorable reception.
A skilled DJ knows how to read the room, to play unique songs that will appeal to a wide variety of age ranges. He or She can take requests from guests and weave them into the playlist in a way that feels organic rather than forced.
When you hire A Metro Wedding, you can rest easy knowing your DJ has 15 years of wedding experience and will create a musical journey for your guests, one they will never forget.
A Good DJ is Worth the Investment
There’s a reason the old adage “you get what you pay for” has enjoyed such longevity. There are some things that just require a professional. Use the same school of thought when hiring a DJ as you would when hiring a stylist:
Can you cut your own hair? Technically, yes.
Should you? Absolutely not.
Choosing the right person to control the sound, pace and flow of your wedding reception is something you should already be working into your budget. Most wedding experts recommend you reserve 7-9% of your budget for DJ services. On the rare occasion a mishap occurs, any decent DJ is also going to carry liability insurance for such unexpected events.
It’s no secret we would love to be your DJ. We look forward to getting to know you and your partner and building a musical story around your relationship. We pride ourselves on being straightforward and transparent with all of our pricing and fees.
At the end of the day, A Metro Wedding wants the two of you to have the storybook wedding experience you deserve … and we’ll work hard to make that happen.