3 Reasons to Hire a Great DJ - TréCreative Tips&Tricks
There are good DJ's and there are GREAT DJ's and we've worked with them all! Here's are three super quick tips on why you should hire a GREAT DJ (from the perspective of a photographer and videographer of course).
1. A Great DJ Works the Crowd
Professional DJ's don't play just any song at any time. A great DJ knows when to play what song. It's like they're having a conversation with the guests, constantly communicating through the music the mood of the party. Whether it's a strategically timed slow dance, or the perfect build to bass drop needed to get everyone hyped, an awesome DJ will "read the crowd" and play songs accordingly.
2. A Great DJ is the "Voice of the Coordinator"
Have a coordinator or someone delegated to keep reception events on track? This is a great start, but without a professional DJ things can still run behind. The DJ acts as the "voice of the coordinator" as he's the one with the microphone! The DJ controls the flow of the reception and can ensure that there's no awkward lulls between events. We know we're working with an especially experienced DJ when they take time to ensure other vendors know before the next event happens. Nothing is worse than taking a quick restroom break only to hear speeches start in the background without any notice, YIKES!
3. Hiring a Great DJ = Getting Great Audio in Your Wedding Film
And now to the MOST IMPORTANT aspect of why you should hire a great DJ! We can't stress this one enough! If you're investing in a TréCreative Wedding Film, having a DJ with solid professional equipment is KEY to getting amazing audio in your films. We use on-body lavalier microphones as a backup but our main audio (especially for reception toasts) comes directly recorded out of the DJ's sound system. Because the storytelling in our films are so heavily audio-driven, having quality audio is key to ensuring that your film is going to be just as awesome! If the DJ's sound system is cutting out or of poor quality, this can turn into a real headache when it comes to trying to cut together the film later.
Above, the moment that bass drops, and below... it's effect on the guests (don't worry, that is a legitimate dance move!)
And there's always those times when guests steal the microphone, what's a DJ to do!
Hiring a great DJ is awesome because it truly takes your wedding day party to the next level! People have a blast dancing their hearts out and enjoying each others company, young and old!
Sometimes, it doesn't matter how good the DJ is or what he does, some people just don't want to get up and dance. Well to those people, here's a message for you...
Life is better when you dance.