10 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Professional DJ For Your Wedding

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Weddings are expensive! Unless you are marvelously wealthy, you probably have a budget that you are struggling to stay within. You may be scrambling for an area to cut costs, asking yourself, “Do we really need a professional wedding DJ?” Well, we’re here to tell you YES YOU DO!

Though you may be desperate to economize, do not give in to that temptation to let uncle Dave bring in his sound system and throw on his “Wedding Playlist” from 1998 or hire your neighbor’s 18 year old son to provide the evening’s main entertainment. This is one area where you are going to get what you pay for, and you need to be careful about skimming off the budget. You probably wouldn’t ask a family member to make the cake or design your dress, so you shouldn’t settle for an amateur DJ either!


1.    DependabilityYou are making arrangements for an important day. Your most important day in fact. But it is six or more months away, and the teenager you hire today may be less interested or willing when your big day comes. That friend of a friend who thought it would be handy to make a few extra cash may decide that they have a better offer by the time the date rolls around. What if they just get sick? Don’t allow yourself to be left high and dry.

2.    Professionalism – Your uncle Dave is much more likely to use his time on the microphone to tell inappropriate stories from your childhood than a professional wedding DJ would. Do yourself a favour. Search online for wedding reception disasters and note how many of them are related to DJs behaving badly. It may sound like fun to have a friend or family member running the show, but it has potential to turn into a train wreck… Believe us; we’ve seen it happen too many times!

3.    Reading the Crowd – A DJ is used to watching the crowd and knowing the right moment to bring out a slow song or a twerking banger. They know when to get things moving and when they should fade into the background of a special moment. It’s more than a list of songs that you love, but the right ones at the right times. That premade playlist may start blasting “Baby Got Back” at the most inopportune moment.

4.    Master of Ceremonies – Your DJ is more than somebody to keep the music playing. They serve as host of your reception, your representative to those who you might only get a few moments to speak to. Your DJ is part of the entertainment, energetically announcing fun dances and setting the mood for romantic ones. They are so much more than just somebody who will show up and play music. Your choice can make all the difference in the atmosphere for the party. Do you really want to leave that to your 18-year-old neighbour or Uncle Dave?

5.    Handling Requests – Maybe uncle Dave refuses to play “that noisy new stuff” that your younger guests are begging for, or the neighbor boy doesn’t even know who Luther Vandros is. Spinning a mix of new and old, and having it available, to please everybody with appropriate timing is a skill that only a professional DJ will have. Most will have extensive libraries of thousands of songs, and have the expertise to blend them together for an enjoyable evening for all.

6.    Equipment – Are you sure that the amateur equipment that you plan on using is going to be able to boom through a spacious hall? The speakers that seem more than adequate in somebody’s house might be embarrassing inside a room full of 300+ people. It’s difficult to dance to whispering lyrics or those that have become distorted by inadequate equipment. What if something breaks? A professional will be prepared for such a possibility with back-up systems available, but your uncle, neighbour, or friend of a friend probably won’t be.

7.    Liability Insurance – If something happens to the DJ’s equipment, you don’t want to be responsible for replacing it. A professional will be covered.

8.    Presentation – A professional DJ will show up looking like one and will treat your guests as such. Do you want your DJ showing up in a bedtime t-shirt and ripped jeans? Maybe that friend of a friend is more interested in flirting with the bridesmaids . . . or the bride’s mother! Do not be embarrassed by your Master of Ceremonies. Keep it classy.

9.    Investment – Yours and theirs. You are investing in your own memories and those of everyone who will be in attendance. The DJ has an investment in their business and their reputation. They are going to strive to please you and your guests. They will be dedicated to making the night everything you want it to be. An amateur just does not have the same incentive. They are in it for a few bucks or because they thought they might be able to have some fun and meet some people. Their priorities are not the same as yours. The wrong DJ can turn your dream wedding into a nightmare. Photo Booth Rental Essex


10. Peace of Mind– You are marrying the love of your life and having a fabulous time! The last thing you are going to want to do is worry about whether or not the DJ is showing up, if he has the right music, or if he has drank too much. After all, you are already going to be checking your hair, trying to manoeuvre in that dress, and keeping the peace between extended family members. Don’t give yourself one more thing to increase your anxiety. Hire a professional DJ, and know that the evening’s entertainment is in good hands. You can relax and enjoy yourself.

Speak to the us ahead of time, this will allow us to get a better understanding of what it is you’re looking for.  We’ll ensure we fully understand you and your desires for the night. With a good idea of what music you want played and when, we can subtly adjust where needed as the night progresses while keeping things within your desires. The right DJ can help create the wonderful wedding reception that you have been dreaming of.

Choosing the DJ for your wedding is a decision that you will not want to downplay. Think of the weddings you have been to. What made them enjoyable? Why do they stand out in your mind? You are likely remembering a DJ with a great personality, an amazing mix of music, or quality sound. You are going to spend thousands of pounds on your wedding, but being cheap in this category can affect the whole night. If guests start leaving early because they are bored or the DJ is rude, they are not going to stick around because your dress is gorgeous. This is an investment worth making.Check out packages Photo Booth Hire Essex

Here at Platinum Moments we love to turn your dreams into reality. Please speak to one of our reps today, we’re here to help, and would love to hear how we can help make your day a musical wonder.

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