Getting your music right is something we feel very passionate about.
We know it’s one of the most important things for a couple when planning their evening entertainment.
There is so much choice but here are a few things to consider when choosing your Hampshire Wedding DJ.
Hampshire Wedding DJ Team
Music at a wedding reception is one of the things guests remember most about the day so it’s important to get it right.
It’s also worth remembering music is subjective, divides opinion and often couples themselves have very different tastes.
So where do you begin with making sure you and your guests have a great evening?
Start by finding a DJ who understands about emotional connections.
Songs have the ability to take you to a different time and place.
It’s why you feel amazing when a song comes on the radio and reminds you of leaving school, your first car, a teenage holiday abroad or messy university nights out.
Music from the decade spanning your mid-teens to early 20s can instantly turn you into a time traveller.
It’s a great place to start when putting your party playlist together especially if a lot of your guests shared your life during this period.
A Great Night Of Music
Many mobile DJs don’t understand emotional connections.
They arrive with the same list of songs they’ve played for years and cannot understand why fewer people are dancing each time.
We’ve all been to “those” weddings and its fear of their own turning into one which has seen more couples turning to bands recently.
Bands provide a set list so a bride and groom have complete control over what music they hear. Find one with a charismatic frontman or woman and they will create a great atmosphere.
But they are often more expensive than a DJ and you don’t need a big budget to get the party tunes you want.
Just find a DJ who will work with you to craft together a great night of music.
Dedicate Some Time To Find A Good DJ
Look for a DJ who will :
* Play all the songs you’ve requested in advance and is comfortable playing YOUR music even if it’s unfamiliar to them.
* Follow YOUR brief because they care about customer satisfaction.
* Understand trends.
* Put YOUR happiness in front of their own ego.
Let’s break those points down in more detail.
Providing a list of requests to a DJ in advance is often no guarantee you will hear them on the night. The DJ may avoid unfamiliar tracks because they will take them out of their comfort zone. This is their problem not yours.
A DJ failing to source requests in advance is also not your issue. Your expectation is those songs will be available on the night.
Understanding trends is important and we don’t just mean downloading the entire top 20.
Understanding why certain older songs are popular again and knowledge of popular themed club nights will help influence the night.
Those nights will have created positive emotional connections to songs outside of their party-going years.
Putting Your Happiness First
The final point about putting your happiness first is the most important. You’ve hired the DJ to do a job.
It could be the job is to give everyone a really good night and you’ve granted them full creative freedom.
Or it could be you only want a certain genre of music and have a specific list of songs you only want them to play.
Some DJs struggle with this. They have the mindset of a club DJ whose sole objective is to make everyone dance.
A good wedding DJ will follow your brief not their own personal satisfaction in pursuit of a full dancefloor.
Although we usually get one.
That’s what makes us one of the most popular Hampshire Wedding DJ teams.
It’s the reason we’re recommended by so many quality venues.
All The Party Tunes You Want
Destinations like Burley Manor, Three Choirs Wickham and The Southampton Harbour Hotel recommend us because we offer a consistent experience every time.
Clients chose us because they trust us to play all of the party tunes they want to hear and none of the naff old cheese they don’t.
Talk to us about what you want at your reception and we’re sure you’ll be reassured we can give you the kind of night you have in mind.
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