After your wedding, the reception is your next stop to celebrate with your friends and family. Out of the many entertainment options available, hiring a DJ should be something you put into consideration. If you will be having a professional DJ, Drama Sounds advices that you meet the DJ at some point for them to get to know exactly what you need. Among the things you should discuss are:
The Music you like
What kind of music do you like? This is your special day and your wedding reception DJ needs to know the kind of music you like or dislike. You will need to describe to the DJ what you have in mind and how you want everything to go down. Still on this, you may want to inform the DJ the kind of music you do not like, these should not be played no matter what.
Music at the ceremony
If your wedding ceremony will be at the same venue as the reception, would you need music at the main ceremony? If you do, the DJ needs to know about this and prepare. If you will be having a cocktail hour, the DJ also needs to know about this. When informing them about this, you need to explain the mood you want to set for them find the appropriate songs.
First dance song
This is the most crucial of them all. The DJ needs to know what song you would like played for your first dance. Pick your favorite song as a couple as this is what will symbolize your special day for years to come.
Your lists Vs requests
Your DJ needs to know if he/she should stick to a certain list of songs you pick or if they are free to take requests from the guests. If you want only certain songs to be played, then provide the list to the DJ and inform him/her that no guest requests are allowed.
Lighting and special effects
The DJ is all about the music but the lighting and special effects is what will get people in a party mood. Drama Sounds can provide these extra services and you should definitely ask for them. These help set the mood and can get the crowd going when combined with the right music.
After all is done, the party has to come to an end. The DJ needs to know how you want this to be done. Do you want it to end on a romantic note or what do you have in mind? Pick the most appropriate ending that will leave your guests talking about the party for months to come.