Finding ways to cut costs when planning a wedding is a universally shared experience among most brides. And, while it might be tempting to cut corners by hiring a friend or queuing up your favorite ipod playlist, musical entertainment is one of the areas least recommended by event planners when discussing wedding budget cuts. If you’ve ever attended a wedding and watched the bride or a bridesmaid running back and forth to an iPod or computer trying to keep the music going, you probably already know how vital a professional wedding DJ can be to the life of an event. However, for those who are a bit more skeptical or tempted to cut costs anywhere possible, this list is for you!

They are professionals.

It is your DJ’s job to keep you in mind and to make sure you experience the wedding atmosphere you’ve always dreamed of. A professional DJ will be comfortable talking to large groups, knows which song to play next based on the crowd and is able to keep energy levels high all while allowing you to enjoy yourself without worry. The experience a professional DJ brings to your event is so valuable, we could really stop here! But, in case you’re still on the fence, here are a 5 more reasons you should consider hiring a professional wedding DJ…

The massive music library!

Thousands of tracks at your fingertips…need we say more?

You are guaranteed a great time. A professional wedding DJ will work with you to make sure they set the exact tone you are looking for. If you want a high energy dance party, they can help make that happen. Or, if you’re looking for a more laid back and classic vibe, your DJ can help set the right mood!

They aren’t your friend.

OK – your wedding DJ should be your best friend for the day, but ultimately, you don’t have to worry about hurt feelings or strained relationships when you hire professional  wedding entertainment for your event. If things aren’t going quite the way you want, you have the freedom to speak up and let your DJ know without worrying how they will feel about you at brunch tomorrow. This is a good rule of thumb for most wedding vendors.Try to choose professionals whenever possible and let your friends enjoy spending the day with you – minus the stress of responsibility!

They know how to speak to a crowd.

From introducing the bridal party to telling the guests it’s time to leave, DJ’s are experienced in talking to a crowd and making sure they keep things light and fun while delivering a variety of information. This is an important part of DJ duty that most bride’s forget and let’s face it, your iPod just can’t provide that human touch that a live DJ can!


You’ll stay on track without worrying about staying on track.

This is HUGE! Especially for a bride who might not be able to hire a wedding planner or day of coordinator. Your DJ is an integral part of keeping your wedding moving along from the moment you are introduced into the reception, through the first dance, all the way until  the moment your guests send you off through a sea of bubbles. Work with your DJ to create a timeline of events and they will make sure to keep you on track so you can relax and enjoy these once in a lifetime moments.

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