There are a lot of key factors for your wedding reception that can make or break the party. Most people are looking for their reception to be a fun time for everyone. This means that the food should be great, the guests should be entertained and the overall atmosphere of your choice of Omaha event halls should be exciting.
One of the best ways to ensure that the mood stays upbeat and guests are enjoying themselves is to have great music that gets people feeling good. Sometimes couples can make their own playlists and DIY their music, but most of the time couples are looking for a DJ to handle the music selection and the reception.
If you are beginning the process of planning your wedding reception and are trying to decide how to pick the perfect DJ for your special day, here are some tips to keep in mind to be sure that the mood is exactly what you’re looking for and will keep guests happy and dancing long into the night!
What to know
The first thing you should think about before looking for a DJ for your reception is what kind of genre you want for the night. You should be thinking about what you want the overall mood to be and how you want the crowd interacting with the music. If you want a lot of people dancing, you will want some popular, upbeat songs that a lot of people will know. If you are hosting a mainly older crowd, you may want to opt for some older classics to get them moving. Knowing what genre and mood you want can help narrow your search and make it quicker and easier.
What you’re looking for
When looking for a DJ you want to be sure that you’re picking someone who is professional. It is crucial to hire someone who you know is reliable and punctual. Looking for professionalism is so important to know that you can count on them to do what they ask and follow through with what they promise. In addition, if something happens, a professional is much more likely to handle it correctly and efficiently than someone who is less experienced. Many of the Omaha event halls will have suggestions for you.
What to ask
How to describe their style
When meeting with a DJ for the first time, you should be asking them how they would describe their style. Since you should already have an idea of what genre and mood you are looking for, it should be easy to decide if their style fits with the theme. They should be able to tell you exactly what to expect from them if hired and this can help you determine if they are the right fit.
If you can listen to a sample
To be sure that what they are offering is exactly what you’re looking for, you can ask for a sample of what they would play, a list of their go-to songs or even to watch them perform. This could be a video or attending an event if they are open to it. This helps you get an idea of what the entertainment would actually look and sound like at your reception.
An important thing to remember is that you are hiring a person for the entire night. Asking about packages is important because it lets you know how many breaks they will need, how many hours they work minimum and maximum and how to plan for filler music.
It may seem odd, but you will want to know what the DJ has planned for all different cases. For example, asking what they typically do to get the crowd going if the mood is falling flat can give you a good sense of their style and what they will be like when actually performing. This can be a great question to ask to make sure they fit your expectations.
What to do
Once you have chosen your DJ, it is important to give them your list. Chances are they will ask all of the questions they need to know beforehand, but make sure you have a list prepared of all the songs you absolutely want to be played as well as a list of songs you absolutely DON’T want played. This will make for a smooth reception filled with music and entertainment that you love!
Picking the right DJ and entertainment for your reception can be stressful, but as long as you know exactly what you are looking for and ask all of the right questions, you should end up with a perfect choice who not only fits the reception, but enhances it. Your choice of Omaha event halls can also give you a great list! Contact us today to lock down a venue and let’s get your party started!