I think that music is the most important part of a wedding and picking the right dj to cater to the different music tastes of all your friends and family can be a challenging task for the bride and groom. I have worked at many weddings in and around Melbourne and over the next few blog posts I will take you through a list of questions you can ask me or other potential djs.
Every dj in Melbourne has their own personal style, it is one thing to provide your wedding dj with a song list but it’s another thing to hear them mix it or the order in which they play it. Breaking it down on the dance floor is everyone’s favourite part of a wedding reception so you want to make sure the Melbourne DJ you hire fits your need and your vision.
So at first ask your DJ about his style…
How would you describe your music style?
Most Melbourne DJs would say that they play everything to make the client happy but ask what they like to play. Also try to assess if they are a DJ who is energetic and will engage with a crowd or more a formal, laid back DJ. This will give you an idea if his tone will fit into your wedding vibe. When you contact Melbourne DJ hire for a quote we always ask you what type of music style would you like at your wedding? Rock? Pop? Commercial? RnB? You can also tell us what type of party vibe you are after and we can match the most suitable Melbourne DJ for your wedding.
What are your favourite first dance songs?
This will definitely give you a good indication of his style. If they are all older songs then he likes the classics, if it is a mix of old and new than he has a larger range of music knowledge. Lastly if all of these his favourite first dance songs were top 10 hits than he sticks to the safe people pleasing tracks. The Djs at Melbourne DJ hire work at over 100 weddings a year and we have an extensive list of first dance song ideas you can choose from.
How do we work out a playlist with you?
Some djs will ask you to provided the entire song list. At Melbourne DJ hire because we have had over 15 years of experience in the industry we will just ask you to provide your DJ with your top 20 songs list and your DJ can pick the style and era based on your selection. It is also important for the DJ to read and please the crowd, at Melbourne DJ hire we brief and train all our djs to play the client requests and also to keep everyone else happy by taking guest requests.
So here were some tips regarding music and style, the next post will be about set up , equipment and logistics.