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5 Good Reasons to Hire a Wedding DJ: No. 3 May Surprise You!

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Did you know that the average couple will spend between 200 to 300 hours to plan their wedding? That's like spending anywhere between 25 to 37.5 full-time workdays on wedding planning! You already have so much on your plate, so why add to it if you can help it? Sure, leaving your iPod on shuffle can work in a pinch, but do you really want to do that for the day you've always been dreaming of? Maybe you're already tight on money and don't want to spend more on a wedding DJ. But we assure you: it'll be worth every penny you spend.

Read on for 5 good reasons why you should look into wedding DJs. And number 3 just may surprise you too!

1. It Looks More Professional

You've probably already spent a lot of time and money on making your wedding look amazing. In fact, the average wedding costs over $44,000!

So why let all that be ruined just because you want to save money and put on your iPod instead? Or worse yet, hire the neighborhood teen to play music through their laptop? This can look and sound tacky.

When you hire a wedding DJ, you're getting professionalism.

First of all, they'll make sure that what they're wearing matches with your wedding and that it looks nice. They won't just show up in sneakers and a t-shirt, unless that's what you want, of course.

Also, they'll bring equipment that's spotless and will ensure that the DJ area is clutter-free. That way, if they're in any photos (and they will be), their area won't be an eyesore.

2. They Know Exactly What to Play and When

Wedding DJs aren't just curators of good music. They also have the training and experience that enables them to play the perfect songs at the right times.

A neighbor's kid surely isn't going to know how to do that, much less your iPod.

Consider this: there are around 20 to 30 songs played per hour at weddings. It takes a lot of planning and skills to be able to queue up all the tracks for your big day. And all it takes is for one bad song to put a damper on things.

Don't leave it to chance. By hiring a DJ, you'll have peace of mind knowing that the best wedding songs will be played and nothing else.

3. They'll Help Immensely With Planning

Contrary to popular belief, wedding DJs don't just hit play, sit back, and relax. Instead, they're very detailed in the tracks they play, carefully queuing up the perfect songs for every moment.

In fact, they'll sit down with you to discuss what the day (and night) will look like. You can them which songs hold meaning for you and they can play these songs at the right times, such as for your first dance. You can also talk about which songs you don't want played, like you and your ex's song.

You can also discuss what announcements they need to make for you. For instance, you might need a segue from your wedding toast to people getting out on the dancefloor to have some fun. Wedding DJs can make sure transitions go smoothly.

Because they know your wedding day's timeline, your wedding DJ can actually help things move along in the background. The songs they play will depend on how on-track your schedule is, so they'll do their best to keep things running smoothly.

4. They'll Make Sure Everything Sounds Right

Most wedding venues will have sound systems that you can technically hook anything up to. But that doesn't necessarily mean everything will go off without a hitch.

If you don't hire a wedding DJ, you'll have to figure out everything for yourself and pray that the music will go ok for your entire wedding. This can put unnecessary stress on you.

On the other hand, a wedding DJ will be familiar with most sound systems and equipment. They'll arrive early to hook up everything and test it out. This means they can adjust the settings so that things like the bass aren't overpowering everything else.

Some DJs may even come with their own backup equipment in case anything on-site fails. You should ask the DJs you're interested in if they provide this service so you can feel more confident about them.

5. They Can Help Set up Every Area

For your wedding, you're probably not going to stay in the place you exchanged vows in for the whole day. Chances are, you'll have to move to the reception area and maybe even other venues, depending on how elaborate your wedding is.

In any case, you'll need a professional who knows how to set up things quickly so transitions are smooth and easy. For example, not only will they play music, but they'll assist with setting up stage microphones and lapel mics for those who need them.

When you have a professional DJ on the scene, you won't have to deal with any awkward silences while people scramble to get things together.

Hire a Wedding DJ Today

As you can see, hiring a wedding DJ for your special day can make all the difference. Not only will the stress of picking songs for the right moments be off your shoulders, but also, your wedding will stay on track better because that's part of a wedding DJ's job.

So don't leave things up to chance. Your iPod certainly won't even do a fraction of the things a DJ would, so spend that little extra bit of money to ensure that your big day is absolutely perfect!

If you'd like to hire a wedding DJ for your wedding, then request a quote from us now. We have harpists and string quartets available for your wedding ceremonies too!