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Are you looking for a Vancouver wedding DJ to book? Searching how should you go about it? In this blog post, we have put together the ultimate guide on how should you book a Vancouver wedding DJ. This is not an easy task and there are many things that need to be taken care of before booking your event. We’ve created this helpful guide so that you can make sure everything is in order before hiring your talent!
Should you book your DJ now or wait until closer to the date of the wedding?
Many couples plan their weddings well in advance. For others, the big day starts to creep up on them and they realize they haven’t booked anyone for the music. So, should you book your DJ now or wait until a later date?
We suggest that you book at least one if not two years in advance. Why? Well, first of all, this will ensure that you have quality talent available on your desired date and time. Let’s face it, you really want someone who is going to be able to provide you with the best reception music. While it may seem difficult to get artist names right now, there are several websites that allow you to search for available wedding DJs in your city and have them contact you with available times that work for them.
What should you use as a budget for hiring a Vancouver Wedding DJ?
If you can prevent it, don’t compromise on music. Having someone who can handle the music and announce visitors and the bridal party can enhance your event.
The ability to choose tunes that draw people to the dance floor and keep them there is a talent. We propose budgeting 10-15% of the wedding money for music and entertainment.
You’re receiving more than a couple of hours of music for this amount. You have an expert in charge of making your guests feel joyful and welcome, delivering excitement, and turning popular music into dance anthems.
How do you find out who is available in your area and what are their rates?
Ask newly married family or friends for ideas on a reputable Vancouver Wedding DJ. If numerous friends recommended the same wedding supplier and had a pleasant experience, you can generally trust them.
If no one has just gotten married or you’ve asked around without success, look online for company evaluations. Online reviews can inform you if others had positive or poor experiences and help you make judgments.
Cost, song selection, equipment, and other services should also be considered. If the provider offers photos, they may ask for a lower deposit to hold the date.
What are some things that people don’t think about when it comes to DJs?
Some couples forget that the bride and groom will likely converse with the DJ. If either of them forgets a song or needs something said over the mike, they must be confident enough to ask.
If your DJ has been conversing with you about your wedding, family, and friends, he’ll feel comfortable with anyone who approaches him. This will let him ignore you and focus on his work.
Of course, there may be a small amount of downtime while the guests are arriving and the bridal party is getting situated for the introductions, so he will probably have time to spare and could interact with your guests to get to know them, so they feel welcome.
Some couples may also forget that they don’t need an excessive amount of request flexibility. Most wedding guests understand time limits, and most DJs can gauge the crowd and deliver what they want.
The only other important detail is to remember to choose something for your last song before leaving your venue. Most couples leave after “the last dance” however, departing after a few more songs allows for technical issues.
When does it make sense to hire a professional MC for my event, if at all?
These types of professionals normally work on a per-diem basis, so the price they charge can sometimes be very small compared to the overall cost of your event.
If your event is on a large enough scale (i.e. big city mayor campaign launch) then it may even be beneficial to have one for insurance purposes. A pro-MC should be able to adapt his style to any audience and keep them enthralled throughout the entire event.
The main purpose for most clients that seek these professionals out (aside from the ones that are required by their insurance providers) is for speaking inductions. Whether it be for weddings, funerals or other formal events, an experienced professional will ensure that your guests keep on schedule, tell them when to clap, and stay attentive during your speech. With an inexperienced person, your event can (and most likely will) run longer than expected and may result in less-than-desirable effects.
How can I know how much time I have left during my reception before cutting off the music and announcing the last call?
A PA system may be used in more extensive settings to aid announce these. Most venues can tell you when to stop serving so attendees may pay and leave on time.
A word of warning: stick to the schedule. Many couples fail to end the music and go past the last call. This isn’t a problem unless you have a considerable number of guests.
Know when your event ends so you can plan for the live band, DJ, and announcements.
If you are worried that you will not have time for everything you want to do at your wedding, or if you find yourself without enough time to enjoy the rest of your evening, then you may want to reconsider if you are ready to get married.
Sometimes the stress of planning an event can make even the strongest relationships struggle, and if your wedding proves too much, then it won’t really be a happy day for either of you.
If you have conflicting wedding styles, it may be wise to consider how to bridge them. If there are specific things that are important to you, make sure to take care of them while you still have the money.
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