In the five years that I worked as a mobile DJ, I learned a lot about reading a crowd and finding music to get people up out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. I would come to the event with a music library of almost 5,000 songs and a printed catalogue of songs sorted by title and by artist so I could take requests.
After I got some experience under my belt, I would come up with playlists and lists of recommended songs for the different milestones during typical events. I’m still interested in music and entertaining – it’s in my blood – so I occasionally surf around other DJ sites and read their playlists or other information, such as the Los Angeles Wedding DJs site for the Elegant Event Entertainment company.
What I like about their particular web site is that they have a Wedding DJ blog filled with informative posts. They have posts about venues, party planning, and even “7 Steps for Hiring a Wedding DJ.” This is the kind of information presented in a very user friendly and easy to read format that today’s brides and event planners will appreciate.
In reading the “7 Steps for Hiring a Wedding DJ,” I think an often overlooked step and possible mistake is their tip #2: “Interview the DJ, not just the DJ company.” Most DJ companies will sell you on their service and their price, but most do not offer to let you talk directly to the DJ that will be at your event. This is a very good tip and if the DJ company refuses to let you talk to the DJ, I would run from that contract as fast as I could and find someone else.