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As mentioned in the top 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.
Hear DJ Carl emcee on “Live” TV
Be careful of broker DJ companies (DJ Carl voice-over).
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 advice is to select the DJ/MC who has provided you with enough “trusted content” so that your family can make the best educated decision for your event.
6 Skills when considering a DJ/MC for your Wedding
- (1) PERSONALITY – One of the most important skills that you will require from your “DJ/MC” or “Band Leader” is someone who can speak crisp, clear announcements and communicates to your guests and vendors with a smile.
Also, let’s hope that whomever you get will not offend your guests or vendors on the microphone. Read this article about addressing important questions when researching for an excellent DJ experience:
Is your Wedding DJ in Sync with You?, part 1
Is your Wedding DJ in Sync with You?, part 2
Additionally, DO NOT let DJ company owners sell you on the wedding idea that you need a two person team. Though two individuals in a team are great, you are probably getting two people who do not have enough (1) experience, (2) confidence or (3) good judgement to manage your reception. Be very cautious.
A great DJ can (1) emcee, (2) beat-mix music, and ensure your (3) wedding flows.
- (2) ANNOUNCEMENTS – It is important that your DJ/MC can pronounce names correctly (DJ Carl wedding philosophy 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 (This is an actual wedding introduction DJ Carl voice-over).
Here is the actual “prep” wedding form (Wedding Questionnaire, page 1) that was used to announce the wedding party names. This is the actual form used for the event flow (Wedding Questionnaire, page 2) for this unique wedding.
DJ Carl spends hours strategizing and preparing with clients before the wedding so that they are provided with the most balanced experience for their event.
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- (3) INTERACTION – Your extended family is meeting the other half of the family for the very first time at your wedding. The family may come from a different community, culture or speak a different language.
Ensure that your DJ/MC can interact with your various guests. Interaction does not mean getting out and showing line dances. A talented and experienced DJ entertainer can find energetic individuals (DJ Carl interaction request voice-over) within the crowd who love 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 needs to have good experience in reading your guests’ behaviors.
- (4) 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. Celebrity DJ Carl will play the right music at the right time for any group guaranteed.
- (5) FLEXIBILITY – People are complicated. Sometimes they will not DANCE at your wedding because (1) it’s 11:00am in the morning, (2) there is no alcohol, (3) there may be no designated dance floor area, (4) or they are from a culture that does not allow public dancing.
Whatever the reason, your DJ/MC should ask for requests and be able to play the best songs required that will appeal to most of your guests. Sometimes a DJ/MC has to have a good judgment not to play a song which may be unresponsive or offensive.
Some songs are meant for radio only and will not inspire individuals to DANCE at your wedding. Your DJ has to be smart and flexible. S/he should be prepared, but must be open to real-time advice and requests with a smile.
- (6) MANAGEMENT – One of the biggest aspects of successful weddings is not the (1) gobo, (2) LED lighting or (3) photobooth. These products can add the “WOW factor” to your wedding, but your DJ/MC must have the (1) experience, (2) good judgement, and (3) professionalism to manage your wedding activities (Wedding Questionnaire, page 2) well.
Ensure your DJ/MC can run your event from introductions to the last dance providing a balanced mix of music, communications, and flow for your guests and other professional vendors.
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