How To Find The Perfect Wedding DJ
With the excitement of your big day looming, it can be easy to get caught up in the meticulous planning of every tiny detail – the shoes the bridesmaids will be wearing, the colour of your cutlery and whether or not you should add gold leaf to your guests cookie gifts.
At the end of the day, these won’t be the memorable details your guests will be gushing about to their friends in the days and weeks following your wedding – but the Perth Wedding DJ who kept them dancing all night sure will be.
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding entertainment, wedding DJ hire was the preferred choice of 65% of Australian couples in 2019.
Unlike live music, a wedding DJ can ensure there are no awkward silences and choose the perfect tunes based on the vibe of the crowd.
Music does not only set the mood during the intimate moments, but will keep the celebrations going once the official proceedings are over – it is a celebration after all!
So where do you begin your search for the perfect Perth Wedding DJ, when there are so many to choose from?
Consider your guests
The main motivation for hiring a Wedding DJ is to make sure your guests have an amazing time. With this in mind, you need to consider what the people you are inviting along will want to hear.
While you and your future spouse may want to listen to Arctic Monkeys on repeat all night, you are just two of the people in the room. Instead, choose a playlist or overall theme based on the entire group, rather than your own personal preference.
Once you have an idea of what you want your reception to sound like, look for a Perth Wedding DJ who will be able to expertly curate a playlist that matches your expectations.
Do your research
Once you have your style locked down, you should also think about what else you may need from your Wedding DJ. Do you also need them to MC the event? Will they need to bring their own equipment to your venue? Will you need them at the ceremony too?
When browsing DJ hire service websites, make sure they can cater to all of your requirements on the day.
Learn from the experience of others
Go one step further are take the time to read the testimonials. One sure fire way to whittle down your list is to read about other couples experiences with the professional DJ on their wedding day.
This will give you a good idea about how they operate and if they lived up to expectations.
Set up a time to chat
Once you have made a shortlist of professional DJs that match your style and requirements, take the time to speak with them either in person or on the phone.
This will give you an opportunity to ask questions and discover which Perth Wedding DJ is willing to go the extra mile to make your wedding night a success.
The three most important aspects of a wedding are the venue, food and of course the entertainment – so it is important for this to be reflected in your budget.
While you may be tempted to choose someone with less experience because they are offering rock bottom prices, you have to ask yourself why it is so low.
Cost and value are completely different concepts; and a good DJ is worth their weight in gold.
Hire a quality DJ who is reliable, is willing to meet with you before the big day, has an in-depth knowledge of how to keep the timing of your event and will ensure your guests tear up the dance floor all night.
Tell them exactly what you need
Once you have made your choice, be very clear in communicating what you want to hear on the night. You may have a playlist already created, or are willing to give them creative control based on a sample of songs (after all, you do have an entire wedding to plan!).
Tell them of any artists or genres to avoid and let them know if you are allowing guests to make requests – and if there are any songs which are completely off limits.
Your wedding reception is in safe hands with Streamline Entertainment
At Streamline Entertainment, we specialise in providing couples with high energy, high quality and versatile DJs who are regulars on the Perth club and bar scene.
This means you’re getting a Perth wedding DJ who understands every crowd and plays with a modern and energetic approach.
From the bridal entrance to the first dance, everything will be organised in a meeting leading up to your special day.
With years of experience and quality sound equipment in tow, we are ready to make your wedding night an unforgettable experience.
Our team also provides quality entertainment, speaker systems, silent disco headsets and lighting for all occasions across Western Australia, including corporate events, private functions, clubs, bars and school balls.
View our wedding packages online or give us a call on 0429 480 808.
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