Why do I need a DJ?
This is a very frequently asked question, but not exactly in the same form. The real question we have asked all the time is “I have all my music for the reception on my ipod. Can I just plug it in to your sound system?”
Easy answer, sure. That would save you a little bit of money on the reception, but here’s what you would miss…
A DJ not only plays the music, he announces in the bride and groom and the bridal party. He is the master of ceremonies for your reception. When the dinner is about to begin he announces which tables are free to go through the buffet. He lets everyone know when the cake cutting is about to begin. He knows who will be offering a toast to the bride and groom, and if one of those people happens to be missing, he can stall until they get back.
He hands his microphone to the person who may be offering a blessing. He tells the bride that her father/daughter dance is coming up, and the same with the groom and his mother. He notices that everyone got up to dance when a certain tune was played, and plays another tune that’s similar to keep them up dancing.
He announces the first dance for the bride and groom, and announces the last dance of the evening. He lines up the ladies to catch the bouquet. He takes requests from the guests. He arrives early to test his gear and dress for the part. He’s professional.
In short, a DJ can really make your reception exceptional and exciting. Can your ipod do that?
When your bring your ipod or CD to the reception we can absolutely turn it on and start the music playing, but we cannot make sure it works or that the battery is charged, and we can’t fix it if it doesn’t. We always try our best, but there is no technician here to troubleshoot compatibility issues, and we don’t have a person on staff who’s job it will be to play your ipod.
So if your idea of your reception is a nice dinner and visit with background music and a couple of dances, the ipod might be appropriate. But if you’re wanting an exciting celebration where you don’t have to worry about what music will be playing when, and you want your reception to be lively and exciting, we highly suggest you hire a DJ. We will be happy to make those arrangements for you.
Just to give you an idea of the list of questions a DJ will want from you, take a look at our DJ form.