Let’s start by asking yourself how long you expect the following items to entertain your guests:
Your veggie tray
Your chair covers
As you can see although these items are all important, none of them are going to entertain your guests for very long.
Most brides wait until the end of their budget to hire their DJ without consideration of the importance that he/she has to the success of your wedding celebration.
Your wedding DJ is actually about 85% responsible for the success of your wedding celebration! Say that out loud to yourself a couple of times before you hire your DJ. If you hire the wrong DJ you will be managing your DJ instead of relaxing and enjoying yourselves with your friends and family!
Your wedding DJ is not supposed to be just someone that shows up and pushes the play button and music comes on! You can hire one like that if you want to, but don’t be surprised if your wedding shows up on Youtube as one of those disaster weddings that you probably heard about.
Your DJ is the one who is supposed to run your wedding reception starting as soon as your ceremony is over until the end of your last dance. He/she is your “day of” coordinator that is the key person between the venue staff and your wedding photographer. He/she is the one that is supposed to be there for you and keep everything rolling on the timeline that you set up. He/she is there for the total entertainment package, which goes far beyond just playing music. Here’s a frightening though for you… the DJ you hire will be alone with your guests for about 45 minutes until you arrive. They will be there representing YOU!
WHY YOU NEED A COORDINATOR FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING
And HIRE A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING DJ AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m going to start with a real life destination wedding that happened today.
A wonderful couple from 2 states
70 very nice guests from 2 states
A pastor from another state
A local wedding staging company (decorated arch and chairs, table for sand ceremony), let’s call them Weddings on the Beach
A local WEDDING DJ
A local WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Bride arrives at office of Weddings on the Beach at 12:00 PM
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER arrives at 12:30 at above for before photos
WEDDING DJ arrives at beach site for prelude music at 12:45PM
Processional starts at 1:00 PM
Bride walks down aisle at 1:02 PM
15 minute ceremony
After wedding formal and posed photos from 1:17 to 2:15
Bridal party and guests arrive at reception at 2:30 PM
Here’s what really happened
12:15 PM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER arrives at office above. Office is locked and nobody is there
WEDDING DJ AND PHOTOGRAPHER wait until 12:35 PM, still nobody there so they head to wedding site at the beach across the street
12:37 PM nobody at the site has a clue about anything and nobody can reach the bride or bridal party by phone
12:45 PM wedding stager gets a call from bride and goes back across street to let bride in, photographer goes too with instructions to call WEDDING DJ when bride arrives and to have bride call 15 minutes before she’s ready so WEDDING DJ can start prelude music and ushers can seat the guests.
12:50 PM bridesmaids arrive at wedding site and state that the 1 hour and 30 minute drive actually took 2 hours and 20 minutes because of traffic and that the bride was leaving 10 minutes behind them
1:10 PM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER calls WEDDING DJ and says bride has arrived and will call back to give 15 minutes notice
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