How to DJ a Wedding

Good wedding DJs should interview the couple in order to reflect their tastes in the party's music selection. The music a DJ plays and the service he provides determine much of the success of a wedding reception.

How to DJ a Wedding
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Overview
Music plays such an important backdrop to our lives. Memories often correspond with whatever tune was playing in the background. Weddings are fabulous occasions for celebrating a couple's past and future through music.
Step 1
Interview the couple and ask about songs they remember from when they first met, styles of music they enjoy now, and the tone they want to set for their wedding.
Step 2
Choose from your home catalogue of music songs that would fit with the couple's vision of the reception. Include a mix of ballads for slow dancing and popular hits to pack the dance floor.
Step 3
Call the couple and give them a sample play list. This will help jog memories about songs they might want to include. Ask them for a list of songs they definitely want played, and a list of any songs they absolutely don't want played.
Step 4
Set up your equipment early. Test everything to make sure there are no technical difficulties. Arriving hours in advance is never too early.
Step 5
Start your set off by congratulating the couple. Introduce yourself and let the audience know they can ask for requests (if this is alright with the couple).
Step 6
Play songs at their appropriate times and volume levels. Slow songs for the married couple's fist dance and faster songs towards the end of the night.
Step 7
When the bride leaves to change for her honeymoon, let the audience know that the couple will be leaving.
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ingredient
Compact discs

Records

Turn tables

Microphone

Speakers

Headphones

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Compact discs
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Records
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Turn tables
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Microphone
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Speakers
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Headphones
tip
Provide the couple with a mix of the music you played for their reception. Its a wonderful way for them to remember you for future events.

Have business cards ready. You never know when someone is looking for a DJ.

tips
Provide the couple with a mix of the music you played for their reception. Its a wonderful way for them to remember you for future events.
tips
Have business cards ready. You never know when someone is looking for a DJ.
warning
Refrain from playing any music with obscene lyrics. It creates a distraction from the reception.
warnings
Refrain from playing any music with obscene lyrics. It creates a distraction from the reception.
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