Costly Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Wedding DJ, Part 1

Costly Mistakes People Make When Hiring a Wedding DJ, Part 1

Your wedding day is something you’ve been planning for a long time. You’ve taken special care to ensure that it is magical, unique, and everything you’ve ever dreamed. Whether formal and modern, or laid-back and original, your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life. 

Planning your event can be stressful, but it is also fun and exciting! While preparing for your big day, you want to make sure you have thoroughly examined every detail and made the right decision for you and your soon-to-be spouse. 

Throughout the planning process, you’ve booked photographers, caterers, venues, and so much more. You carefully check each item off of your wedding to-do list, and you make sure to follow up on references, reviews, and face-to-face meetings. Choosing the right DJ for your Minnesota wedding is as essential as all the other planning decisions you’ve made. The DJ will help set the tone for the reception and personify your style. 

When selecting a DJ, you might wonder what factors to consider. You’ve been looking forward to this day for so long, finding the DJ that matches your style as a couple is essential to pulling off a fantastic wedding and reception. Avoiding certain mistakes when hiring your wedding DJ will help ensure your day is everything you’ve hoped. Here is a list of nine common and costly mistakes people can easily avoid by choosing Adagio DJ Entertainment

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Lack of Experience

One of the biggest and most unfortunate mistakes a couple can make is hiring an inexperienced DJ. Experience is critical when looking for the best DJ for your event, and you don’t want to settle for someone who hasn’t been in the business for a long time. You need to rely on your DJ to not only show up to your event but also to be professional and experienced enough to know how to facilitate your reception. 

An experienced DJ knows how to read a crowd, how to transition into toasts and first dances, how to announce your entrance as a married couple appropriately, and when to play which types of songs. The peace of mind of having a DJ who can do all that, and more, is well worth hiring someone with a proven track record. 

Hiring an amateur DJ can be detrimental to your wedding day in many ways. From lack of professionalism to lack of knowledge about the order of events and protocol, an inexperienced DJ can put a damper on your reception. Don’t sacrifice experience when it comes to selecting a DJ to handle your big day.  

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Choosing the Cheapest DJ You Can Find

Being conscientious about your wedding budget is an essential part of planning. Prioritizing your desires for your wedding can help establish the budget that works best for you. While some people spend the most on the dress or venue, others may focus more on food and entertainment.

You might have heard the saying, “You get what you pay for,” and that rings true for hiring DJs. Spending as little as possible on a DJ and trying to reduce your wedding DJ cost may seem like a good idea, but it very well could end up being a decision you regret. 

Hiring a low-cost DJ can end up being a mistake for several reasons. For instance, an inexpensive DJ may also be less-experienced and not as professional as others. Another drawback to a low-cost DJ is the potential for equipment failure or lack of quality equipment. A less-expensive DJ may not have the right equipment or as reliable equipment as one that costs a little more. 

There is also a possibility that a “cheap” DJ may no longer be in business by the time your wedding comes around, unlike an established, quality DJ service. It is possible that they aren’t charging enough to cover operational costs and may not be able to fund their business sufficiently for the long run. Adagio DJ Entertainment has been exceeding expectations for over 27 years; our clients have security and peace of mind that we are not going anywhere.

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Not Finding the Right Fit 

Your DJ will be responsible for not only keeping the reception on track for toasts, dances, and cake-cutting, but also for enticing people to have fun, dance, and participate. You’ll want to make sure your DJ matches your wedding theme and tone as well as your style as a couple. 

Are you looking for a DJ who isn’t afraid to crack a tasteful joke or encourage people to join in dancing? Or is your ceremony and reception more formal and you’re looking for someone who will make polite announcements and follow a strict schedule? Either way, you need to feel like the DJ you choose is happy to oblige your requests and set the proper tone for your event. 

The way the DJ facilitates your wedding day can have an impact not only on your guests and whether or not they enjoy themselves, but on you and your fiancé as well. The last thing you want is a DJ that doesn’t fit into your special day.

Guests can quickly be put off by either a DJ who is not correctly reading the crowd and being obnoxious or, on the other hand, being boring and not engaging the crowd at all. By meeting with your DJ and making sure they understand what kind of event you are planning, you’ll be sure to have the reception you’ve been dreaming of. 

Not Booking Your DJ Early Enough

Booking your DJ might not be the first task on your wedding planning timeline, however, if you wait too long, you won’t be able to choose the DJ you want, and you will be forced to book one that’s left. 

Many reputable and in-demand DJs book events six months to a year in advance. Bumping this task to the top of your to-do list will help ensure that you can select the DJ you’re hoping for or who comes highly recommended. To ensure you have choices, start meeting with potential DJs early in the planning process. Then you’ll have time to compare and decide before you’re left with the less-desirable candidates. 

Aside from ensuring you have a choice in DJs, being able to check a big task off your to-do list will help you be able to focus on other areas of the planning process.

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At the end of the event, when you’re dancing with your new husband or wife to music that you helped plan, you’ll be able to reflect on the best day of your life, and how much fun you’ve had. Your guests will be enjoying themselves as they dance with you, ending your event in the most wonderful way. Your day will be everything you’ve hoped and planned for and with Adagio DJ Entertainment, it’ll have an amazing soundtrack, too.

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