On the sixth day of planning, my planners found for me…
It’s day six of our “12 Days of Planning,” and we are here to talk DJs. Why should I hire a DJ for my event? What should I consider when looking for the right DJ for me? What’s the difference between a DJ and an MC? Let us be the ones to answer those questions for you, today!
And, just in case you need some ideas of songs to play at your wedding, we have constructed a list of some of our favorites, in hopes that it can help guide you in your song selection.
So, let’s get started!
Why should I hire a DJ for my event? Music can be an important element to most any occasion, as it helps to set the mood for the entire event. Whether you are looking for a more laid-back feel with music playing in the background or a jam-packed night filled with fun music and dancing, your DJ can just about accommodate any vibe you are going for. With that being said, hiring a DJ also allows you to let loose and really appreciate your special day, as they possess the skills to keep a party going until the very end. And more than likely, guests will be talking about your event for a long time!
What should I consider when looking for the right DJ for me? When it comes to looking into and hiring the best-fit DJ for your event, here are some things to consider:
- Type of Event: The type of event, as well as services you are looking for can help with finding that perfect DJ for you. Looking to hire a DJ for a wedding ceremony and reception? Learning more about the services they have to offer will help you find those DJs who can accommodate your vision.
- Mood of Event: As music aids in setting the scene for the entire event, it can be important to speak with your DJ about the mood you are going for. This helps the DJ with knowing exactly how the event should play out.
- Style of Work: Having an idea of your DJ’s style of work can speak volumes about how they will interact with guests at your event. Looking for someone who knows how to get a crowd onto their feet? We encourage you to learn more about your DJ’s work style, whether you are looking for a more relaxed feel or someone who will be super involved throughout the entire event.
What’s the difference between a DJ and an MC? Knowing the difference between a DJ (Disc Jockey) and MC (Master of Ceremonies) can also get you one step closer to finding the right music vendor for you. While we consider both to be great options for any event, it really comes down to what you are looking for. If you are leaning more towards hiring someone who will just take charge of the music, a DJ is probably the best option for you. However, if you are looking for someone who can control the music, as well as make announcements and interact with guests, we suggest hiring an MC. Either way, your event is bound to be victorious!
We hope these questions help provide guidance and support, as you venture into finding the perfect DJ or MC for your event!
Now, as an added bonus to today’s “12 Days of Planning,” we thought we would create a list of song ideas for you engaged couples out there! With so many elements to consider for your special day, your song selection can be just as important. So, without further ado, here’s our list of favorite songs that you just might choose for your wedding!
“You Make My Dreams Come True” by Tim Halperin
“Stand by Me” by Florence + The Machine
“You’re The One That I Want” by Alex & Sierra
2. Bridal March
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping at Last
“Always Be My Baby” by Tim Halperin
“What a Wonderful World” by Stacey Kent
“Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
“The Throne Room and End Title” by John Williams, London Symphony
“Neverending Story” by Limahl
4. Reception Introductions:
“300 Violin Orchestra” by Jorge Quintero
“Forever” by Chris Brown
“On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
5. Couple’s First Dance:
“You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
“I Don’t Care” by Tyler Ward & Karis
“I Get To Love You” by Ruelle
6. Father/Daughter Dance:
“The Man Who Loves You The Most” by Zac Brown Band
“When She Loved Me” by Sarah McLachlan
“Not All Heroes Wear Capes” by Owl City
7. Mother/Son Dance:
“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
“A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
8. Bouquet Toss:
“No Scrubs” by TLC
“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Dancing Queen” by ABBA
9. Garter Retrieval/Toss:
“Come & Get It” by Selena Gomez
“The Boys Are Back In Town” by Thin Lizzy
“Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande
10. Cake Cutting:
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
“I Want Candy” by Aaron Carter
“Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies
11. Couple’s Last Dance:
“Hold My Girl” by George Ezra
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Ben Rector
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell