Your wedding is meant to be one of your most memorable times; so make sure it is memorable for the right reasons. You can spend days planning your wedding, but having a terrible DJ could very well make or break your momentous day. Highly experienced DJs often do not have many problems, and even if something were to go wrong the day of, they are able to quickly bring around the situation. However, inexperienced DJs may be prone to having terrible quality equipment, no backups, and are simply unresponsive. The following is a list of some things that could go wrong at your wedding reception all thanks to your DJ.
Your reception is a time for your many loyal friends and family (and yourself too of course!) to have a fun filled night with music, dancing, and memories. A DJ, both through the music he plays and any other services such as lighting or projections, can totally transform a venue into the perfect setting. However, equipment failure, especially if the DJ has no backups, can ruin your night. The worst situation is if the music is unplayable thanks to a faulty DJ set; and no music can lead to a very awkward and silent wedding overall.
Static-y sound equipment can also bring down the level of quality. Therefore, always make sure your DJ has replacement equipment for these situations.
There will most likely be a few drinks at your reception as a way for attendees to unwind and have a night of fun. However, an intoxicated DJ is no fun to listen to or look at. It is always a requirement for a good DJ to be able to communicate clearly to the room, to help in giving smooth transitions throughout the night as different things are happening. A good DJ should also be able to judge the audience’s reactions and be able to change things up as need be. However, a DJ who is clearly inebriated will be unable to do even these simple things, leading to a more chaotic night of events.
Canceling at the Last Minute
This is probably the biggest heart attack for any couple to have to experience. This normally occurs if a contract was not signed with a respectable agency or individual, and can lead to a last minute panic as you scramble to find anyone that is available.
Taking the Spotlight
At the end of the day, the wedding is meant to celebrate the true guests: the bride and groom. If a DJ begins acting obnoxious or tries desperately to get all the attention, it ruins the purpose of hiring him or her in the first place. A good DJ should be able to blend in with the background while commanding the audience when needed (such as when speaking to the crowd) and accentuating the bridge and grooms presence.
Wrong Song Choices/Not Using the Songs You’ve Chosen
Certain songs should be played at certain times (and some songs should just flat out not be played during any time during the reception). A DJ who is uncommunicative or is inexperienced will play improper music at times or will simply not use songs you have chosen for your memorable day. Wrong song choices can completely change the vibe of the venue for the worse.
A proper DJ is tasked with transforming a place into something that fits your vision. After all, this is your night, not the DJ’s, and so it is important to get a DJ who is respectful and well experienced to prevent these sorts of mishaps from occurring.