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choosing your wedding DJ

No one wants their wedding reception to be a disaster, but unfortunately, bad DJs happen. So if you’re in the process of choosing your wedding DJ, watch out for these red flags. A bad DJ can ruin your big day, from playing the wrong music to being unprepared. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you avoid making a costly mistake. Read on to learn the signs of a bad wedding DJ.

DJ works sitting down

One of the first things you’ll notice about a bad DJ is that they work sitting down. It may not seem a big deal, but it’s a huge red flag. Sitting down while working limits a DJ’s ability to interact with guests and get them up and dancing. It also makes it difficult for the DJ to feel the music and get into the groove. If your DJ sits down, it’s time to find someone else.

DJ plays the wrong music

A good DJ will take the time to get to know you and your musical tastes before your big day. He also makes sure to play a mix of music that will appeal to all of your guests. But a bad DJ will play whatever he feels without any regard for your musical preferences or the demographics of your guests. As a result, you and your guests could be stuck listening to music that no one enjoys.

DJ is unprepared

When you meet with potential DJs, ask about their preparation process. A good DJ will arrive early to your wedding to set up, test the equipment, and bring a backup system in case of any technical difficulties. A lousy DJ will show up right before they’re supposed to start playing music, with no time to set up or troubleshoot any problems. This lack of preparation can lead to all sorts of problems, from sound issues to song skipping.

DJ isn’t responsive to requests

A big part of a DJ’s job is reading the crowd and playing music that will get them dancing. But a bad DJ will ignore requests from guests and play whatever they want. As a result, your guests could leave the dance floor early.

DJ doesn’t have a professional setup

When you meet with potential DJs, look at their equipment to get an idea of the quality of their services. A good DJ will have professional-grade equipment that is well-maintained and clean. A bad DJ will have old, beaten-up equipment that looks like it’s about to break. It not only looks unprofessional, but it could also lead to sound problems and other technical issues.

DJ doesn’t hide wires

A professional event DJ always thinks about how to hide and tie up communications and free speakers and lighting fixtures from hanging wires as much as possible. A lousy DJ, on the other hand, will have wires all over the place, which is unsightly and dangerous.