Post # 1
Looking for a little perspective, as we’re gearing up to write a review on our DJ. He was a great MC, put together a great entrance soundtrack for us, and was great with timing.
In terms of the music, he played a lot of what we had listed for him. There were maybe 3 songs or so that I could’ve done without…but that was to be expected.
We just watched the video and it appears that there were a good amount of people dancing…for the most part. The DJ had talked a lot about “packing” the dance floor and “reading the crowd” so that the party kept going throughout…I’m not so sure that was accomplished. I’m not sure what could’ve been done differently by him, but wanted to get your takes on this…as I’m sure you’ve heard these catch phrases before. We had about 100 guests…and my husband pointed out that a larger guest list would’ve led to a more “packed” dance floor/atmosphere.
A lot of these vendors contact you after the wedding looking for a 5 star review…it’s a strange thing. None of our vendors were bad. Most were great, although a few were more in the 4 star range.
Thanks in advance for you advice!!!
Post # 3
Honestly, if people dont want to dance there is nothing the DJ can do to make them dance. I’m one of those people. I’ve seen lots of DJs play cheesy games or be really pushy trying to get guests on the dance floor. I hate DJs like that. If he played good music and people were dancing, it sounds like he did his Job. Dont feel obligated to give him a 5 star review if you think he was just ok.
Post # 4
@babycakes24: Yeah this is really subjective. My family is full of BIG dancers and most family weddings are 200+ guests, so the dancefloor is “packed” so long as the DJ doesn’t TOTALLy suck. But I’ve been to other weddings where people weren’t as inclined to dance no matter what the DJ did.
What I’d look for in a DJ (and would give a 5* review for) would be one who “read the crowd” regardless of size. So if there are 40 people who are dancing to Will Smith and he put on some Celia Cruz and there were only 5 people left, he better switch back to some other hip hop QUICK.
Post # 5
I think it depends on your crowd. I have a lot of family members that just don’t dance (the older ones mainly), and I know that there is no DJ on earth that can make some of those people dance. Unless, he played music you didn’t like, or did something wrong, I kind of feel like you should just give him all 5 stars. He may not be a bad DJ, it may have just been your crowd. A lot of vendors depend on those reviews for their business, and if you can’t think of anything that he could have done differently, and you were pleased with the service he provided, then I think he deserves a 5.
Post # 6
Thanks. This is helpful…
I’m totally overanalyzing here…I think the only thing different would’ve been for me to have placed the guest tables around the dance floor differently (as opposed to all on one side, then the dance floor, and then our head table on the other side of the room…aesthetically, it looked amazing, but probably didn’t facilitate maximum amount of dancing).
I agree with PPs that for some people who don’t dance, it doesn’t matter who the DJ is or what he does/doesn’t do…and a pushy, cheesy DJ makes for a terrible time. I thought our guy was very professional and I am happy with our choice…
To comment on PP who was talking about “reading the crowd.” Our DJ did well enough with this…it’s not as if he can stop playing a song right in the middle if it isn’t working, right? There were a few of those…
I think I am going to go ahead with the 5 star review, but write a well-rounded review. Not sure why my expectations were so high…Anyone else experience this?