Advantages of hiring a DJ.
A good wedding DJ can set the right vibe for your reception. Today's DJs are innovative party starters with an extensive library of songs that offer an infinite variety of musical possibilities. Experienced DJs know how to read the crowd to electrify the room and motivate everyone to dance the night away.
Although DJs can't replicate the energy you'll get from a band, they make up for that by offering reception enhancements that create a wow factor. Some DJs have brilliant dance floor lighting systems that will add a dance club atmosphere that guests love. Most offer wireless uplighting to accent the architecture of your reception facility. Dancing on the Clouds is another popular enhancement that some DJs carry. This system covers the dance floor in a completely safe layer of billowing clouds that dissipate as magically as they appear. Lastly, monogram projections are a popular choice. They can display your initials, names, your wedding date, or a custom-designed logo on the dancefloor or wall.
The hits keep coming! While bands will take a couple of short breaks during an evening's performance, DJs can play your favorite dance tunes continuously for the entirety of your reception. Also, their extensive music library with the most up-to-date singles can build a fantastic dance party as they serve up requests from guests.
Some outdoor wedding venues have stringent noise ordinances. One such venue is the Connemara House Farm in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Decibel levels inside the tent at the Connemara House Farm cannot exceed 80db. When you add in the natural ambient noise of guests conversing or singing along to the music, a live band can't perform in compliance with those restrictions. DJs, however, will have a much easier time adjusting their volume to remain below the maximum allowed level of sound.
Some couples specifically request several customized song selections during the introduction of their bridal party. They want a particular theme song played as the bride and groom's parents are introduced. Different musical selections will also be assigned as every bridesmaid and usher make their appearance. Finally, the bride and groom will want their anthem song as they make their grand entrance into the ballroom. A competent DJ can handle that scenario smoothly and seamlessly. Couples also have more freedom in customizing a "must-play" list that they feel will work best for their celebration. DJs can also work around "do-not-play" lists much more easily with thousands of tracks of different musical genres at their fingertips.
Hiring a professional DJ with extensive wedding experience is a huge plus. They will keep the party going for the entirety of the celebration, and their vast music collection is very beneficial, especially if you desire various musical styles from different eras. DJs also offer a variety of reception enhancements, such as photo booths, uplighting, and props that guests will enjoy.