As a Wedding and Special events DJ / MC on the Central Coast, I get asked the question: “What is it you do to prepare for a wedding?” This is a great question, as it is not as obvious to clients like a photographer or caterer might be. I cannot speak for other DJ companies in the area. However, for me I can share what I do before every wedding and reception.
I set up a meeting 4 – 6 weeks before the wedding date to go over all of the details of the wedding day. This includes a timeline of events for the ceremony and reception. If we can’t meet, I talk over the phone with them. This meeting takes anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on how prepared the couple is. I play various music selections if they’re having a hard time choosing or don’t have a clue as to what they want. Once I have the information and the music selections, I spend on average of 6 to 8 hours putting the information together. I build separate play lists on my laptop for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, specialty songs and dancing music. I make sure that I have every song they have requested in the proper play list. If I don’t have the song, I will find it and make sure that I have it for their wedding day.
On the wedding day I arrive 2 hours before my scheduled start time to make sure everything is set up nice and neat. I sound check all microphones, and also make sure that the equipment I am using is clean and working perfectly. Once all is checked and ready to go, I get changed into appropriate clothes for the occasion and its “go time!”
We love what we do and we are always putting 110% into your wedding day.