TOP 5 THINGS YOUR DJ SHOULD KNOW

Believe it or not, miscommunication with your DJ can be the one thing that puts your event on the path to disaster. From choosing the right DJ to choosing the right songs, your entertainment will be the root of all fun. So, we’re here to make sure you and your DJ are well connected, and your event doesn’t miss a beat! Relying on your DJ as the “ring leader,” if you will, will not only take the pressure off you for the night, but will ensure you and your guests have the best time possible.

Making sure you’ve given your DJ the key details can be a little abstract if you don’t know what exactly your DJ needs to know. So, we’ve rounded up the five most important things to share with them prior to your event!

  1. Playlist

Easy enough to guess, one of the first things you need your DJ to know is the songs you definitely want to hear at your event. From important musical details like entrance music, first dances and other special moments, to your favorite Madonna or Bruno Mars tracks, communicating these specific songs is first key for your DJ.

  1. Do NOT Play List

Maybe even more important than the playlist is the do NOT play list! Often this conversation with your DJ can be easily overlooked or forgotten about, but we truly believe that one bad song choice can turn the night from a wonderful time to a not so wonderful time, pretty quickly. From an overplayed radio hit to something that holds not so great memories or even just a buzz kill in your opinion, can all be listed and sent to the DJ as to never be played or heard at your event.

  1. Name Pronunciations

The last thing anyone wants is to pronounce someone’s name incorrectly, especially at your event! Make sure to go over each name that will be announced with the DJ and, for good measure, spell some trickier names phonetically. Your DJ will thank you for your attention to detail as will your guests and honorees.

  1. Speeches and Special Events

No two events are the same, and that means speeches or special events you plan on having at your event should be reviewed with your DJ. Your DJ will be the one to communicate with your guests to make sure they are gathered around and aware of what is going on. They may also help to ensure that those giving speeches are properly set up to be heard.

  1. Timeline of Event

Last on our list, but most certainly not the least, is the timeline of your event. One of the most essential tasks your DJ has is to keep the night moving and flowing seamlessly. From gathering your guests from cocktail hour to their seats for dinner, to making sure everyone is ready and lined up for their entrance and knowing when it’s time to wind down the party, and any other detail regarding your event, your DJ should be the “know-it-all” and the go-to for the entire evening.  Your only job is to relax and enjoy!

Don’t miss a beat! Reach out to events@bookmcr.com to book our professional club & wedding DJs for a truly one-of-a-kind event!