Your wedding should be one of the most special moments of you and your spouse’s lives – so hiring the right DJ for your wedding reception is vital. Think about it: if you get the right man (or woman) to do the job, then you and your guests should have the time of your lives, singing and dancing in unison, creating memories you’ll never forget.

A good DJ will know how to get the party rocking at the right moments, and they should also be well-versed in reading a crowd and changing the tempo whenever necessary. This is why it’s important to do your homework, as opting for a DJ with sub-par skills could severely affect the vibe at your wedding reception – which is the last thing you need on your big day.

So, to help you make an informed choice, here’s what to look out for when searching for a DJ for your wedding.

Go for a wedding DJ specialist

When you’re searching for a DJ to play at your wedding, make sure you choose one who has plenty experience in this type of event. Some DJs specialise in certain areas, so it makes no sense to hire someone who plays predominantly in night clubs, for example. Instead, find someone who’s played at a number of weddings in the past and advertises their services as “wedding DJ”. 

Check reviews

By far the best way to check whether a DJ is up to the job is looking at reviews of their previous gigs. When looking at reviews, try to spot patterns in what previous customers are saying. If they’re all waxing lyrical about how great the tune selection was, then you can be quite confident you’ll also receive the same level of service.

Ask for samples

One of the best ways to assess a DJ’s suitability is to hear a sample or see a video of their previous work. If you’re looking for someone to play your wedding reception, ask the DJ to show you an example of other weddings they’ve played in the past.

Ask questions

Many people organising a wedding reception will be looking for more from their DJ than just the soundtrack for the evening. Lots of wedding receptions will feature games and activities, and there’s also the small matter of the cake cutting. You may want your DJ to host these, so check whether they’re comfortable doing these as some may be more interactive than others.

For those families who really love music, requesting certain songs may be extremely important. Again, some DJs may be more open to playing requests than others, so be sure to ask about this too.

Get a contract

DJs should be prepared to draw up a contract if you request one. Any that refuse should probably be avoided as it’s safe to assume there’s a reason why they’re so reluctant.

When choosing the right DJ to play at your wedding reception, there are a number of key considerations. Once you’ve taken all these into account, you should be well on your way to finding the right DJ. For more information on how to find the best DJs Manchester has to offer, get in touch with a member of our team today!