(Closed) Choosing a DJ

posted 10 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’ve seen Joel from Lethal Rhythms in action and he’s really wonderful. He’s fun and energetic, but I didn’t consider him corny or cheesy.

I think almost everyone is going to sounds like a salesman over the phone, especially in the entertainment business. They know that you are (hopefully) a one-time buyer, and they want you to know why you should choose them. They have to convince you that they are fun and energetic in one quick conversation, which can come off as overeager and salesy.  

I recommend meeting in person. It lets them relax and really show you who they are as a DJ.

Good luck!

Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve been to quite a few weddings with Spectrum.

Lou is the best in my opinion, followed by Charles.  They always did a really good job and there was no cheese at the reception.

I interviewed Joel of Lethal Rhythms, but ended up hiring a band instead.  He comes highly recommended and praised.

I also have been to a few weddings with Ted Crowder of Atlanta DJ’s and he did a really great job as well.  He was really good at reading the crowd.

 Good Luck!

Post # 5
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i don’t live in your area but…

my FH is a part-time DJ. he’s been doing clubs, bars, private parties, and now mostly weddings. my suggestions to get what you want…

1. make a "DO NOT PLAY" list. don’t only list specific songs, but also specific genres.

2. make a "MUST PLAY" list.

3. if you’re going with a large company, ask to meet with the DJ that they will assign to your wedding. otherwise, they’ll just assign some random person that most likely will not fit your style as you hope them to. also, 1 month to 2 weeks before the wedding, confirm that the DJ you met with will still be the same person that will DJ your wedding. i’ve seen the horror of different DJs totally screwing up people’s weddings!

4. make sure you tell your designated DJ what and what NOT to wear! tie, no tie, tux, not tux… etc. i have personally seen a wedding DJ wear JEANS & a T-SHIRT to a very formal wedding!!!

5. for specific dances… first dance, father-daughter, etc…. specific as to how long you want the DJ to play the song. most couples cut off the music or fade the music at the 2 min mark. otherwise, people tend to get bored of watching y’all dance and dance.

that’s really all i can think of right now. if you have any questions, feel free to PM me! Best of luck in your DJ hunt! 🙂

Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Thanks for the tips, Miss Texas!! Those will be helpful for my FH as he finalizes our DJ plans! 🙂

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