Is having a DJ really that important for a wedding, especially if you’re not likely to have dancing (or alcohol) on your big day?
In a word: AB-SO-LUTE-LY.
But why? What is the purpose of paying someone $300 or more when they’ll only be playing five or six songs that matter? Because this is the most exciting day of your life to this point. It’s one that you want to be special and perfect (though, rarely does perfect happen). DJ’s are the key to this. In fact, your DJ can and should act as your reception coordinator at least, and a really committed DJ will make sure your ceremony happens without a hitch.
Imagine all of your guests are sitting down to eat the wonderful food you’ve provided, but you’re ready to do your first dance. Without a DJ, how will anyone know? I guess someone could simply shout, “Hey! They’re gonna dance now!” and then push play on a music app. But is that how you want your guests to remember such an important event? What about the cake cutting? Again, “WE’RE GOING TO CUT THE CAKE NOW!” I can’t imagine this is what you’d planned for your big day.
Instead, make sure your DJ has a microphone and a great voice so that part is easy. Let him or her introduce you and use both music and their voice to let everyone know the important parts of the reception are happening.
The ceremony is even more important. What if someone’s Bluetooth connection fails because of the other cell phones in the crowd? What if someone calls them in the middle of you walking down the aisle? The horror! Instead, make sure by hiring a DJ that your music not only plays without a hitch, but you’ve also got your officiant mic’d up so that everyone can hear them (and even possibly you if they have the right equipment).
Here’s how Big Daddy Outlaw will guarantee your wedding day will be great, even if you don’t think a party is the best use of your reception:
1. We take the time to understand your needs. We send a wedding song sheet with every contract, listing all of the typical events during a wedding so you don’t forget about anything! About 6 weeks out, we will meet with you to determine exactly what your music needs are met and to get a feel for the type of music you like. We then coordinate with you the timeline for the reception to make sure we know exactly when to play the right songs and let your guests know what’s going on.
2. We show up and we get there EARLY. Only once in my career have I had to cancel a wedding gig, and it was because of a snowstorm that prevented me from going anywhere. At every other event, we get there AT LEAST 2 hours ahead of time to make sure we are set up and ready in both the ceremony and reception locations so that equipment that must be moved can be done so quickly and efficiently. We also begin playing music well before your guests arrive (at least 30 minutes prior).
3. We EMCEE every event. Chris has a fantastic microphone voice that will carry and make you feel like you’re the star of the show (because YOU ARE). He will announce you and your bridal party if you’d like. Then also make any and all necessary announcement during the reception.
4. We are professional, yet affordable. If you don’t plan to have a DJ, but you’ve read this and thought, “Maybe it isn’t such a bad idea…” then you’re going to be looking to find someone quick. Our company is committed to making everyone’s wedding day special without forcing a massive price tag. Our basic package includes EVERYTHING you need for a wonderful reception without the party atmosphere for JUST $300. Seriously.