Hiring a Wedding DJ

A guest blog by UK Mobile Discos

When it comes to planning your big day, naturally you want to ensure that everything is perfect, from the first toast and the wedding breakfast to the music. While hiring a wedding DJ use to be the entertainment of choice, today that has changed, with many couples opting to forgo the traditional DJ and opt for a different form of entertainment. 

If you are in the process of planning your wedding, you might be wondering whether you should opt for a DJ or go down a different entertainment route. While there are lots of options to choose from, a wedding DJ can be a great choice to make. Below is a guide to why choosing a DJ could be a good choice for you and your wedding. 

Playlists are great but they’re time-consuming 

Playlists and speakers offer a cheap alternative to hiring a wedding DJ but are they really worth the hassle? Not only do you need to spend hours compiling a list of songs to download, you then need to organise them, and then on your wedding day, you need to control your playlist - or ask one of the bridesmaids or groomsmen to do so. 

If you choose to hire a wedding DJ instead, one of the best benefits if the fact that the music is left in their hands completely. They might ask you for a list of the songs that you like and the music style that you enjoy but that’s as far as it goes. Plus, using a professional DJ means that there is probably a much lower risk of things going wrong, as they are properly trained in how to use their equipment and ensure that the optimum level of sound is continuously reached. 

No awkward silences with a DJ. Another issue with playlists is that when one song ends, there is a pause of a few seconds which can be a little awkward and can mean that you and your guests lose dancing momentum. Whereas, a DJ can blend two tracks without their being an awkward silence. 

Bands are expensive 

The idea of having a live band might be an exciting one but unless you have a large budget to play around with, you may find that they are far too expensive to hire for the whole night. What some couples choose to do is hire a band for two hours and then have a DJ for the rest of the night, which can work well. If you are organising your wedding on a budget - which most couples are - then a live band for the whole night will most probably be far too expensive. 

DJs offer a wide selection of tracks

Another benefit of choosing to hire a DJ is the fact that they offer a wide selection of up to date tracks. A professional DJ will offer you a wide range of authentic, high-quality tracks and sound systems. Whether you’re into modern music or more traditional sounds, a good wedding DJ should be able to cater to your needs. 

If you want to plan a fun, stress-free and affordable wedding reception, going with a wedding DJ could be a fantastic choice.