Chai!!! Nawa o! I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but these days, I usually feel this inner guilt partly because most days, I don’t finish the tasks that I set out to do. It’s almost as if the 24 hours isn’t enough for me and that extra 12 hours ought to be added. But that’s just a wish in my head; I’ll advise that you don’t take this part of my thought seriously.
So, to the main matter of this week’s article. You’ll have noticed that we’ve entered into the season of weddings again. For people in my line of profession, the months of November and December are months in the year when we constantly go to gigs and always smile as our phones receive alerts that have financial implications. And to think about this, I don’t know the reason for this trend of weddings falling mostly within these months, but I definitely cannot complain.
Therefore, in lieu of the fact that we are in the season of weddings, I’ll be discussing tips that will aid couples or parents of intending couples in the search and final choice of a disc jockey to employ to create a memorable wedding reception at your wedding.
For people who have had experience planning events, especially the almighty “weddings”, they will know that interviewing potential vendors is not “bean”. It always feels like trying out different dresses until you find a perfect fit. Therefore, the main aim of this week’s article is to provide tips that you need to consider before choosing a disc jockey for your event. The idea is that after reading these tips from a professional disc jockey, you will be better informed in this area.
One of the first questions that should come to your mind is;
- Has the deejay done any wedding gigs before? Are weddings the primary focus? What clubs, lounges, and corporate clients has the disc jockey performed for in addition to weddings?
Is the deejay a well-rounded, successful entertainer who can bring a level of expertise and versatility to your event?You might also want to ensure that your deejay isn’t a one-dimensional part-timer, but a true performer who has had extensive experience performing in front of different audiences. The reason is that you don’t want to employ a disc jockey who is a first timer and inexperienced to an event that is probably the biggest in your life. (YOUR WEDDING)
- You will need a disc jockey that can customize the music experience as a couple. Can your prospective deejay help with song lists and providing suggestions?
Do you need a deejaythat will create a soundtrack for your wedding that is based on your style, taste, and vision for that day? “One size does not fit all.
A professional disc jockey will gladly accept your must-play and do-not-play lists, no matter how short or long and also work around it and study your audience who in turn determine the type of music that will be dished off his set.
- How well does the deejay get the crowd pumped?
There are all kinds of incentives that deejays use to encourage guests to storm the dance floor, whether it’s asking couples to join the newlyweds for a good-luck dance or playing a meaningful throwback song from the bridesmaids’ college days.
You also want to make sure your deejay understands how to read a crowd, build up the energy and then keep it up. There should never be a dull moment at your party o! (Else, your party don flop be that o!)But the idea here is that the deejay needs to have the ability to blend all sorts of genres to accommodate everyone and keep them on the dance floor.
- Another important factor is how the deejay handles song requests?
There could be instances where the client’s directives are completely opposed to the guest requests. (Omo, situations like this don land me inside yawa plenty times. Na God say I go even see balance collect).
But a sharp deejay knows how to strike a balance to deliver on the couple’s desires—while still satisfying the guests’ requests. It’s a very frequent occurrence at weddings, and a good disc jockey usually finds a way of satisfying both end of the audience.
- You could request to listen to some examples of mixing and blending of different tracks from your prospective wedding deejay.
The deejay should be able to blend between songs seamlessly because you don’t want guests to become bored by a ten-minute long song. Songs are very many these days, so the audience wants to be hit with good music back to back without any pauses in between.
WOW!!! I didn’t realize I had gone this far. See you again next week when I come with the conclusion of this topic. Have an “EVENTFUL” week.