Post # 1
I keep going back on forth on having an Ipod wedding or not, I’m on the fence still….but just in case, what are some of your tips that you have when working with a DJ?
My main reason for wanting an Ipod wedding, is because we pretty much want to decide on 100% of the songs we play at the wedding, is this a problem for most DJs? For example, we want to play alot of Texas Country and I’m thinking that most DJs don’t have the songs we want, so would we provide them with a play list and they download the songs?
I want a DJ to server merely as a MC & facilitater of the music we want played, as bad as it sounds, I would like the DJ to only play what we ask & basiclaly kick back & help transisition one song to the next, is this normal? do you think dj’s would go for it?
Post # 3
My service is like getting a tailored suit/dress. I customize 100% so it sounds fine to me but, with the caveat that if it looks like it’s going dead I have the leeway to keep things moving by using music i know will work. That’s where the do not not play under penalty of death list comes in 🙂
Any DJ or live group for that matter who give you a list of their songs are basically saying they have no imagination, no understanding of who you are and are very possibly going to provide you with a cliché musical experience. A wadding is about you and your gusts. Mac up a list, set up an e-mail request list from your guests and contractually require the DJ to work with that. Give them some guidelines and leeway within your parameters. Do however, expect to pay for this work. I spend an average of 40 hours preparing customize music lists.
It’s worth it. You wedding should be 100% unique to who you are.
an ipod weding isnlt going to give you what you want. Absotuely no spontaneity or reaction t what works and what doens;t. A customized, set to your tastes by a DJ interpreting them on the fly does. They do not need ot already have the music. they ened to acquire it. Again expect to pay a reasonable rate for this added service.
MCing should only be used for direction. good music is all you need unless your crowd likes the showy vegas MC thing
If this is a problem for a DJ, you’ve got the wrong DJ.