(Closed) Bad DJ vs. Good DJ

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

check if the dj’s play elsewhere, go and listen to them play. see how they read the crowd, etc. that would be the best.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The DJ we picked, we had seen at a wedding back in December. And that wedding had no alcohol and still everybody was up dancing. So we knew he was good!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Usually DJs take music lists from the bride and groom. Since they and the wedding party were dancing, is it possibly they wanted 70’s and 80’s music?

We picked out a lot of rock n roll and oldies, but we also told him to play what people would dance to depending on who was on the dance floor but to keep anything offensive or too rappy out of it. I didn’t want our wedding to turn into a club.

We completely lucked out though. Our venue would ONLY let us have this one DJ and he was fantastic and didn’t turn into an MC and get on the mic all the time either. He kept it to a minimum which was fantastic!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have heard my DJ before at other weddings and loved it!

Like ejs said, most b & g’s give a list of songs either as a guideline or an actual playlist. When you interview the DJs see what their specialty is and go from there. Then you can give them a list of your preferred songs and genres and make sure they can do it.

Post # 7
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Newbee

don’t hire a DJ who is the cheapest…. You get what you pay for…

Look for full time

ask for a songlist..

don’t judge them on what they played at their last wedding, as been said, maybe the Bride wanted all 70’s, or even all C&W, or all disco, or all club music. a good DJ will have a good varitey on their songlist… But if you go see them somewhere you might not like what you see because they are performing within the guidlines of the people that hired them. Just like a professuional DJ would do for you.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

You get what you pay for. I’ve been to events that had great djs and others that were just mediocre. I do know that you can read the reviews section at Project Wedding (link on the right of the screen) and see who is in your area and what other people’s experiences were. Interview several and see who you click with who seems to be the most organized, has the best variety of music, etc.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I agree … go see the DJ’s play and see who does the best job. Apparently the band we’re having is known to get everyone and keep everyone on the dancefloor. I am clueless when it comes to weddings … so I don’t know what to EXPECT but I’m excited! Lol.

We did see them once playing at our venue and fiance saw them playing at a private party. So I guess it’s very important to do that.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Just make sure that if you do go to an event where that dj will be performing that you aren’t crashing someone else’s wedding without their permission.

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