Wedding planning issues

What should I tell my disc jockey?














Photo at left = a good DJ earning his pay. Location is the courtyard of Enotria Restaurant in Sacramento.




Help your disk jockey avoid embarrassing you!



DISC JOCKEY ADVICE:  Nearly all the pro DJ's I've seen lately have been good. I do recommend the following instructions:


1. Plan with him/her a "don't play list" of banned music.

Example: A teenager may ask your DJ to play a song with offensive lyrics, or some style you despise. So let your DJ know what NOT to play, no matter who requests it.

Let him know if you prefer he not play James Brown's "Sex Machine" in front of your grandmother.


2. Plan how loud you want the volume.

Do you want lots of decibels for dancing? Or do you want the volume lower so non-dancing guests can talk with each other?  It's your event. Your DJ wants to please you and will appreciate your guidance.

If you use a DJ service which employs multiple DJ's, that's OK, but the one who shows up at your wedding may not have gotten the word about banned music and volume preferences. So remind them at the reception.


3. And of course, the DJ will ask what music you do like; and what song to play for a first dance. He'll also request the names of your wedding party members so he can introduce them as they enter the reception.



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