Three reasons you should consider hiring a mobile DJ for your wedding!
Updated: Apr 14, 2022
In the new age of "DIY" and with so many great music streaming services and equipment hire companies available, many soon-to-be newly weds are wondering if its worth shaving a few extra dollars off the bill by taking care of it themselves. Experienced Wedding DJ Saxon Evans gives three reasons below why he thinks you really can't beat a mobile DJ with the DIY approach
1) Great music is ESSENTIAL
Great music plays an essential part to any memorable wedding, party or event. A talented wedding DJ will know what to play and when to play it. They will adapt to the crowd and mix in requests seamlessly. An experienced mobile DJ will have your crowd dancing all night and reminiscing on a great night for years to come!
2) One less thing to worry about
As I'm sure you are aware by now there are SO many things to keep track of and co-ordinate at a wedding. Hiring a mobile DJ to take care of the music and technical production of your special day will take a considerable amount of stress and worry off your shoulders! An experienced wedding DJ should meet with you prior to the big day to discuss the logistics and musical theming of the wedding. They will take care of managing all audio and lighting equipment and will have the backup equipment and technical know-how to deal with any issues quickly and effectively should they arise. Believe me when I tell you there is nothing worse than an amateur set-up wireless microphone blasting out radio interference during a special speech. You also don't want to find yourself worrying that your guests are not having a good time towards the end of the evening because they are not dancing, which leads me to my next point.
3) Hiring some equipment and using a streaming service just isn't the same as hiring an experienced DJ
There is no substitute for a trained set of eyes and ears choosing music appropriately. I have personally been to and had friends attend weddings where the married couple spent a fortune on the venue, food and flowers but cut a corner on entertainment. While their playlist was full of great choices, the dance-floor was empty most of the night.. This is due to multiple reasons:
Firstly - The full song plays, every time. Personally I usually play about 60-80% of a song. If I notice it's not hitting the spot, I'll transition out of it smoothly to something different within the first half. If the crowd is digging it, I'll play the whole song.
Secondly - There are pauses and silences between tracks. This really kills the energy, and you really cannot underestimate how important it is to keep the energy high and flowing when people are getting in the groove!
Thirdly - The phone can't read the crowd and figure out what genres are working and what genres are not. Every crowd is different.. Every s-i-n-g-l-e crowd. A talented DJ knows this and works hard to understand them from the very beginning of the event.
Last but not least, don't even get me started on drunk people unplugging / plugging in their phone mid song, changing between songs abruptly and grabbing the microphone. It's another real vibe killer and it just sounds plain harsh - that kind of tom foolery doesn't belong at weddings!
Hiring a wedding DJ to cater for your day is really important if you don't already have a band or musician booked. It will take the stress and worry out of what is actually a huge part of the celebration - the music and the dancing! When looking for a Mobile DJ make sure to find someone with plenty of experience and great reviews. As a little shameless self promotion, I do believe I tick these boxes. To check my availability, You can get in touch here