1. Wedding DJ - What You Need to Know
Learn the language! Become familiar with these common wedding terms and important details.
- Master of Ceremonies, MC, or emcee – a DJ can serve as the official host of your event, make introductions and announcements, organize activities and generally keep the event flowing.
- Single DJ or DJ/MC team – You can hire a DJ and an MC for your event or a DJ who will serve both roles.
- Single DJ or DJ company - a DJ may work alone as a sole proprietor or for a DJ company that employs multiple DJs.
- Mixing – what a DJ does when they blend one song into another, creatively matching the beats.
- iPod wedding – a pre-made playlist for background music. This works well when the atmosphere is casual, but is not recommended when dancing is the focus.
- Background music - music played at low volume during cocktail hour and dinner, setting a mood and feel for the event.
- Multiple sound systems - most weddings require more than one sound system to accommodate different sites for ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing. *Electricity is normally required.
- Ceremony sound system – often forgotten but very important. For weddings with more than 75 guests, a microphone and speakers is recommended for the enjoyment of guests.
TIP: Although a DJ can serve dual roles, they ARE NOT a wedding coordinator. Coordinators are priceless taking care of many details, so you can take care of yourself.