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What Music Will Your Fort Myers DJ Play

Disc Jockey

Southwest Florida

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A Wedding on the Beach

Most DJ’s are very proud of their music and their equipment.  Some are downright fanatics about it, and those are the DJ’s you do not want to hire!  There are DJ’s for instance who are completely into sub woofers, having the loudest, the deepest, the biggest, whatever.  I have heard some DJ’s brag that their sub was so powerful that nobody could stay in the room as the walls, and windows vibrated so much nobody could stand it.  That DJ felt that he had really accomplished something great by driving people out of the room with his super equipment and speakers.Some DJ’s will be very offended if you come up and ask them to “turn it down just a little bit.”  Some of those DJ’s feel that they are the boss, they are the only ones that know how loud a certain song should be played, and they will be very upset if someone tries to tell them what volume to play a song at.  Some of them just simply won’t turn it down.

Many DJ’s won’t take requests or don’t like to take requests because it makes it seem like they are not choosing the songs correctly.  They think you should be awed at their music choices and shouldn’t even want to ask for a different song than in their list.

Remember, “YOU Are The Boss” when you hire a disc jockey and YOU control the music volume. Don’t spend the evening trying to yell at each other just to be heard.  If your DJ doesn’t turn it down right away go and ask him to do it again.  YOU are paying for the party!

Your DJ should only be too happy to take your song requests.  If he doesn’t have a particular song you want, don’t blame him for it, because there are millions of songs and he could never have them all.  If you have particular songs you know you will want be sure to ask the DJ if he can get them well before the party.  Don’t assume he will have a particular song because he may not. Anything you are expecting of your DJ should have been discussed ahead of time and you both should have signed a contract for the event.  Be sure to find out if your DJ has liability insurance.  Some venues will ask him for proof on the night of the event.  Your party could be spoiled if he isn’t let into the venue because of no insurance. Be sure to ask your DJ before you book him.

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Steps For A Fort Myers DJ Wedding Reception

Disc Jockey

Southwest Florida

Flow of events some people use for a reception:

1. DJ plays music as guests arrive at the hall after the ceremony.

2. Bride and groom and bridal party arrives from taking pictures after the ceremony.

3.  DJ announces members of the bridal party and family as they enter the hall.

4.  DJ announces bride and groom as they enter the hall, and they do their first dance.

5.  Just before dinner is ready, someone does the prayer then some people do the toast by the best man or by the maid of honor or both, (or anyone else that wants to do the toast).  Then everyone eats as DJ plays dinner music.

6.  After dinner We usually play some dance music for a while, then do the groom and mother, bride and father dances.  We also do other requests for dance songs that people want to announce.

7.  After more dancing we do the cake cutting.  Then a couple more dances and we do the boquet toss and right after, the garter toss.  Some people have whoever catches the boquet dance with whoever caught the garter.

8.  Then everyone dances again until the bride and groom get ready to leave and we do a last song for them.

The above is just a suggestion as to the order of events that happens at many receptions.  You can do yours any way you like, adding other events or taking them away.  It’s very important to let your DJ know though so he can be prepared and you are both on the same page.

Any songs that you really want to be played during the event you must let your DJ know way ahead of time.  Don’t think that you are sure a DJ will have a certain song because he may not.  Let him know so he can be sure to have it.

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How To Hire A Fort Myers DJ

This is a blog for everyone who wants to hire a disc jockey but isn’t sure what to look for.

  • Equipment: What type of equipment is the DJ  using and does he have backups for doing your event?  There’s nothing worse than equipment failure ruining a wedding reception.
  • Lighting: Doed the DJ have lights and lighting, fog, etc?  Does it cost extra to provide it for your event?
  • Top Songs: What are the top songs being requested from you and will your DJ have them?  Will he take requests from your guests for songs?
  • Extras: Are there any other hidden costs you may need to know about?

Please make your comments and ask questions.  Your DJ can either make your party a great success or total failure!

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