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As mentioned in the above video; “Your family and friends rarely get an opportunity to DANCE and party together. You’ve spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours planning this once-in-a-lifetime production. Yes, your wedding is a “LIVE” TV show production, but there are no rehearsals for your reception. Who do you trust?”

Should you trust a DJ owner who will sell you a great spiel, only to find out that they will send out one of their associate dee jays for your wedding?

DJ Carl would advise you to be very cautious when you find yourself in this predicament. Be careful of broker DJ (DJ Carl voice-over) companies and good luck in your wedding planning.

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Wedding planning is lot of work. There are so many DJs to choose from for weddings, which can make the DJ selection process overwhelming. DJ Carl’s (Musicologist) advice to you is select the DJ/MC who has provided you with enough trusted content so that you can make the best educated decision for your special event. Again, Good Luck!

6 Things when considering a DJ/MC for your Wedding

  • PERSONALITY – One of the most important requirements that you will need from your “DJ/MC” or “Band Leader” is someone who can make crisp, clear announcements to your guests and vendors. Here are some fun messages about pronouncing names correctly – Rock Brides (DJ Carl voice-over) Hip Hop Brides (DJ Carl voice-over). Also, let’s hope that whomever you get will not offend your guests or vendors too. DJ Carl serves on the Bridal Council (See below) to provide brides with the best professional wedding planning advice.

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    Magazine Bridal Council Member

  • Additionally, DO NOT let DJ company owners sell you on the idea that you need a two person team. Though two people in a team is great, you are probably getting two people who do not have enough (a) confidence, (b) experience or (c) good judgement to individually manage your wedding reception. A great DJ can (1) emcee, (2) mix music and ensure your wedding (3) flows without an assistant.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS – It is important that your emcee can pronounce names correctly (DJ Carl voice-over) as indicated earlier. When you speak or meet with your DJ/MC, ask them to vocalize how they would announce your wedding party introductions (DJ Carl voice-over). DJ Carl always goes over name pronunciations before the wedding day and confirms those pronunciations on the day of the wedding with the bridal party members. The above link is from an actual wedding performed by DJ Carl. Here is his actual prepared wedding form that was used to make the announcements. This is the form and order of activities for this particular wedding because every wedding is different.

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  • INTERACTION – Your extended family is meeting the other side of the family for the very first time at your wedding. The families come from different cultures or speak different languages. Ensure that your DJ/MC can interact with your cultured guests. Interaction does not mean getting out and showing guests line dances. A talented and experienced DJ entertainer can find energetic individuals (DJ Carl voice-over) within the crowd who loves to DANCE and can lead your group.
  • Another technique is to communicate to the guests to show their love (DJ Carl voice-over) for the bride and groom to have a good time by getting up to DANCE with them. Ballads can also help break the ice. When it comes to interaction, your DJ/MC better have good judgement in reading your guests’ attitudes, behaviors and perceptions. DJ Carl did his graduate thesis at Penn State on this topic.
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  • MUSIC KNOWLEDGE – Every DJ/MC or band leader must have complete music knowledge. As families are becoming more diverse; it is important that your DJ knows the most popular songs from multiple genres to play at your wedding. If you hear from a broker DJ company that they have DJs that specialize in specific music genres, then you may need to continue your DJ search. Your entertainer must know the best songs to play from different genres to provide a balanced experience for all your guests. Trust DJ Carl for your wedding song selections (DJ Carl voice-over).
  • Holy Trinity wedding with Danielle + Courtney

    DJ Carl poses with Danielle + Courtney after their wedding.

  • FLEXIBILITY – People are complex. Sometimes they will not DANCE at your wedding because (1) it’s 11:00am in the morning, (2) or there is no alcohol, (3) or there may be no designated dance floor area, (4) or they just speak a different language.

    Whatever the reason, your DJ/MC should ask for requests and be able to play the best songs requested that will appeal to most of your guests. Sometimes a DJ/MC has to have good judgement to not play a song which may be unresponsive or offensive. Some songs are meant only for radio and will not motivate individuals to DANCE at your wedding. Your DJ has to be smart and flexible.

  • Deland wedding with Tennille + Buddy

    DJ Carl poses with Tennille + Buddy after their wedding

  • MANAGEMENT – One of the biggest aspects of successful weddings in not the (1) gobos, (2) LED lighting or (3) photobooths. These tools can add the WOW factor to your wedding, but your DJ/MC must have the experience, good judgement and professionalism to manage your wedding activities well.

    Ensure your DJ/MC can run your reception from introductions to the last dance providing a balanced mix of music, communication and flow for your guests and other professional vendors.

*BETA* – Past wedding friends’ stories are really coming…

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Hear Sting f. DJ Carl “Brand New Day” (DJ Carl voice-over) below:
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Last updated: July 19, 2015 at 3:02 am

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