Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your entire life, so you definitely want to spend a lot of time planning out the details to make sure that you and your spouse will have everything set in place on the big day. In this way, both of you will know that your special day is a reflection of you as a couple, and you and your guests will be able to have a wonderful time as you celebrate your love together and come together as family.
Music is one of the most important components of any wedding day. Whether you choose to hire a wedding DJ or a wedding band, you definitely want to make sure that the songs you love, and the style of music you prefer, are played by the professionals that you have employed for the day. Your music choices should be a reflection of you as a couple just as much as your wedding vows, choice of venue, and floral arrangements reflect who you are as well.
But sometimes brides and grooms clash not just with one another about what music should be played at their wedding, but also with their DJ or wedding band. To prevent strife between you and your hired hands, read through the tips below.
Interview Your Potential DJ or Wedding Band
Prior to hiring any music professionals, it’s a good idea to interview them. Have all of your questions answered and anything you’re unclear about clarified. Make sure you know how they operate, what they expect of you, and how they want to be paid. You should also be able to read other couples’ reviews of their work, check out their website, and see videos of them in action. Only by interviewing your potential music professionals ahead of time will you know for certain if they’re the right choice for you.
Make Your Expectations Clear
From the moment you hire your music professionals, whether you choose a DJ company or an experienced wedding band, make sure your expectations are clear. Let them know what you expect of them leading up to the wedding day, in addition to on the special day itself. Tell them what time they should arrive at the venue, the time your party will begin and end, and where they can set up to play.
Have a List of Music Ready
Ahead of time, think about what music you want your DJ or wedding band to play. This includes all of the important first dances, as well as what party songs you want them to play or what slow songs you prefer. If there are any special requests, make them ahead of time and expect that they’ll be fulfilled on your special day. Have a consultation with your music professionals to let them know what songs you definitely want played and which ones they should definitely avoid.
This will ensure that songs like YMCA or Chicken Dance will be avoided and maybe a couple of great rock and roll songs are included if that’s your unique style and preference.