There is nothing worse than a party with no fizz, or a celebration that fails to sparkle. If it’s an event that you would wear a dress to, then it calls for fun. That’s why most people hire a professional DJ. Someone who will ramp up the jazz at any dance to keep the skirts flying and the dancing shoes tapping the night away. If you want your gathering to begin with pre-packaged excitement, then hiring a DJ is the best way to make the girls happy they bought such an expensive dress.
But, don’t wait too long to prepare. DJ’s usually book months or even years in advance, depending on their popularity.
For instance, if you are the Chairwoman of your 2017 high school prom, then before you go shopping for Jovani prom dresses, you must first begin shopping for a proper DJ for the dance. Get that out of the way before buying your own dress will be much more fun.
There are individual music-makers who specialize in certain celebrations, and there are whole companies that provide a range of different entertainers to match your own needs. You will want to look for someone who is familiar with your chosen musical genre and can emcee professionally at your event.
Other events, beside prom dances, that will be perked up with the presence of a DJ include wedding receptions, anniversary and birthday parties, graduation parties, homecoming dances, other school parties, Quinceanera balls, class reunions, Halloween and holiday parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and corporate events.
When choosing a DJ that will be the ideal fit for your party you will need to consider the musical selections they can offer and how they can tailor them to your needs. Whether it is a first, or a fiftieth anniversary, your play list will likely include the song you first danced to at your wedding and songs that were popular in the year you married. You may wish to include a few Jewish numbers at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and pre-arrange the song that will be played for the child’s entrance.
Besides your high school prom, class reunions are a favorite for DJs as the reunion committee will likely have less money to spend on entertainment than the prom committee had on their dance. Just remember to impress upon your jockey to feature music from your high school graduation year and the decade the party goers went to school.
A bi-lingual DJ should be a must for quinceanera parties and the DJ you hire for a New Year party should be a lighting expert.
If you are organizing a teen or children’s party you may wish to consider a karaoke DJ as a popular option. A karaoke DJ will warm up the crowd until the shyness melts and the youngsters take to the microphone. They will have the next song lined up in advance so there are no dead moments between each rendition.
When planning your party do not leave things to chance, but hire your chosen DJ early to avoid disappointment. At the height of the prom and wedding season the most sought-after DJs will be booked up early, even years ahead.
Whether the celebration is a prom, a wedding reception, an anniversary party or a Bat Mitzvah there are DJs with the necessary expertise and experience to create just the right momentum for the occasion.
A great wedding DJ is a consummate professional that should have a deep understanding of the the music for the occasion. He/She will be an important part of the overall vision, from the wedding gown down to the hors d’oeuvres and must strive to deliver on personal requests, as well as songs that match your individual needs.
Being a good DJ is about more than just providing the right music to suit the occasion, as he or she should exude personality, be knowledgeable about lighting and should speak well as the Master of Ceremonies. A top notch wedding DJ will know how to keep the rhythm flowing expertly throughout the reception while engaging professionally with the guests and keeping their feet tapping. Above all else a great DJ should be a perfectionist that has mastered their technical craft, is at ease in their role as an entertainer and in tune with the vibe on the dance floor.
The person you select for your wedding DJ is effectively a host who has the role of engaging with your guests and keeping the tempo flowing. It is important that the DJ knows how to control the volume so that the music does not drown out any possibility of guests engaging in table-side conversation. It is advisable to meet with the DJ prior to the wedding so you can create a soundtrack together that will be in perfect keeping with the happy event. It also helps if the DJ is familiar with the venue and can test out the acoustics and lighting in advance. A pre-wedding meeting can be used to arrange the choice of songs needed for the first dance and other memorable moments such as the cake cutting and the bouquet tossing. A meeting can be used to establish certain ground rules such as a coupleís openness to musical requests from the guests and any songs you wish to include on a do-not-play list. It is a chance to ensure the DJ knows exactly what song you want playing for the first couple’s dance and the daughter/father-of-the-bride dance.
An experienced DJ that is passionate about music and is honed in the use of their equipment will keep the music flowing seamlessly while mesmerizing your guests and skilfully interacting with them. They will create a mood that is in keeping with your wedding vision and have everyone up on the dance floor appreciating the atmosphere. A good DJ will be able to provide testimonials from satisfied clients and leave you happy to recommend them to other couples.