Picking a DJ for your wedding may not be a very difficult process especially if you have your budget cut out for you. In fact, most DJs proactively advertise their services in public in order to land enough playing gigs.
Nevertheless, you must remember that commercial DJs play at a variety of venues including secular and non-secular ones. So here are a few ground rules to establish beforehand the standards you expect from your wedding DJ.
1. Don’t Play Vulgar Music
In most wedding scenarios you will have a variety of people in attendance. Some will be elderly folk and some will be parents who came with their children. It is easy to tell that such a crowd will not warm up to a playlist of raunchy ragga or dancehall tracks in the midst of the wedding proceedings. To avoid causing everyone a bout of embarrassment, it should be clear to the DJ that any music that contains vulgar content should be avoided at all costs.
2. Don’t Play While Someone Is Praying
Prayer is a serious component of a wedding procession. Having sudden bursts of sound interrupt such a moment can ruin the spirit of prayer during the wedding. It is important to make it clear that mixes should not be allowed to run into a prayerful session.
3. Don’t Interrupt Old People’s Speeches with Scratches
Old people are highly respected and valued during weddings. When their turn to speak reaches, the wedding couple is instructed to pay maximum attention to the words of the elderly so as to receive gems of wisdom that can be applied in their marriage. So it is expected that any attempts to spice up this session with musical scratches from the DJ could spark disgust and annoyance from your wedding guests.
4. Please Keep the Volume Below Matatu Level
As much as any wedding event is enriched by music and dance, the volume at which this music is played should be regulated. With the wide age groups in attendance, not everyone will appreciate sitting next to a booming speaker that is blaring loud melodies right into their ears – especially not if the said person is about to clock their eightieth birthday.
5. Always Have a List of Decent Music to Play at the Church Venue
To avoid undue disdain from the clergy during the church ceremony of your wedding, it is a wise idea to handpick songs that can be played at the church venue of the wedding. Remember that the church is a holy place of worship and whilst certain songs may not be out rightly indecent in their nature, they may not quite merge with the sacred atmosphere inside the church.
For good decent entertainment from your wedding DJ, don’t assume they know what you expect. Discuss the above points with them and your guests will appreciate the event more.