Wedding planning can be stressful. From selecting the venue, a photographer that you connect with, and of course, selecting the perfect wedding DJ; there can be a massive time investment to create the biggest party you likely will ever throw. Not only do you want this to be a magical moment for the two of you, you also want it to be special moment for your guests. These closest and dearest friends and family have often traveled from far and wide to celebrate this day with you. As you think about how to create and event they won’t forget it can seem somewhat daunting.

How do you throw the perfect party?

Have no fear! Here are 10 Tips to creating a reception that will be remembered for years to come.

  1. For a wedding, keep in mind that your guests are going to be where the couple are. If you are on the dance floor, the guests will be too!

  2. Don’t micromanage the timeline. We do need the order of the events but not necessarily the exact time for each.

  3. If there are older guests, try not to sit them close or directly in front of the speakers.

  4. Don’t put the DJ in an obscure location or corner. The DJ needs to be easily visible and near the dance floor so they can see it and get a feel for the crowd.

  5. If you have dance floor lighting, keep in mind that darker is better. Use dimmers for chandeliers, cafe lighting, etc. when it is time to party!

  6. If you have a bar or photo booth at the event, please put it in the main room where the DJ is. You want to keep people near the dance floor at all times.

  7. When picking songs for your event, take into account not only your taste, but the guests as well.

  8. You always want to leave the guests wanting more. It is not your responsibility to entertain guests until 2 am on Saturday night.

  9. When picking your music, you don’t have to overdo it. Pick twenty or so songs that you like and a few that you don’t, and let us fill in from there.

  10. If you have to cut corners on your budget, don’t skimp on your entertainment - it can make or break your event!

We hope that you enjoyed our tips. If you are searching for a Wedding DJ in Central PA (Harrisburg | Lancaster | York), in Western MD (Hagerstown |Frederick, or in Northern VA (Leesburg | Fairfax) areas; I hope that you will reach out to us and hear how we can assist in creating a custom event for you. Our DJ team is dedicated to creating the perfect vibe for your once in a lifetime celebration. Our proprietary planning process makes creating a personalized wedding a breeze.

For tips on how to select the right DJ for your event check out our blog article “20 Questions To Ask Your DJ”.