Speeches can prove to be a nightmare for any wedding DJ. We understand that not every speech will be done by a professional public speaker, but with a few basic steps we can help create a much better experience for your guests
Having incorrect mic technique could result in:
- Bad audio for your video: since the videographer usually records through the DJs desk.
- Feedback: If the guest talks too far away from the microphone, the DJ needs to increase the volume of the microphone so that everyone can hear, but the microphone starts picking up itself through the speakers and results in a very unpleasant noise.
- Unclear words: If the speaker isn't speaking into the microphone correctly, the guests won't be able to hear a lot of what is said, especially when the tears start flowing.
There are very few different ways to set up the sound at a wedding ceremony. If done incorrectly, this could have a huge effect on the experience during the ceremony as well as when you're at home browsing through your wedding photos.
Here are our top 5 secretes to note when setting up at a ceremony
1 - Early setup. The setup should be complete before the first guest arrives.
2 - Speakers should be out of sight. The last thing you want to see in your wedding photo's is a massive speaker blocking your very expensive view.
Weddings have a variety of different age groups. You can have a 6 year old and an 86 year old at the same wedding. As wedding DJs, we need to be able to cater for the older crowd as well as the younger generation. Usually, the party starts with some golden oldies and progresses to more current hits. Of course, every wedding is unique and there is no set formula.
Over the month of September, I am doing a series of blog posts on www.lovelypretty.net.
My first post focused on choosing music for your wedding. Below is an excerpt from the blog:
Music, if used correctly, can have a great effect on any situation. But finding the correct song for every situation of your wedding is not an easy task. You may not even be aware of when music should be playing until you’re at your wedding and it’s too late.
I love receiving a long playlist from a couple. It helps me as the wedding DJ to throw the best party of the year! I have made a list of some songs (only from the top 40s) that are on almost every playlist.
Kelly specializes in on-the-day coordination. She’s the one that makes sure that everything runs as smoothly and stress free as possible. I have seen countless brides get into a state rushing around trying to organize décor, contacting late service providers and answering too many basic questions that unfortunately, only she knows the answers to.
A lot of couples don’t know what to expect when hiring a DJ and are not sure what questions to ask. I have made a list using questions that I have been asked, mixed with some important questions that a lot of couples don't think to ask. It is crucial that you have this information before hiring your DJ.
Use this list with my answers to compare your potential DJs
When organising a huge event like a Matric Dance, things can get a little hectic. Although committees are absolutely vital, it’s sometimes hard to keep tabs on who’s doing what and making sure that everything is actually being done. Here’s a nifty little checklist to make sure that you’ve got everything covered.
Over and above the formalities, the Dance really is a party and needs to be fun! This needs to run from when the Matrics arrive, through to when they leave. Think of some cool entertainment ‘interludes’ that relate to your theme. Your entertainment creates energy in the venue and makes sure that you can’t hear any crickets at any point of the evening. So how do you go about organising the best entertainment ever?
Besides the awesome photos, you want to give your matriculating class a little something to remember the Dance (and their final year) by. These don’t have to be expensive and shouldn’t take up most of your budget, but they do need to be special. Keep it personal, keep it simple, and make sure you can keep it forever. So how do you go about choosing memorabilia?
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Speeches can prove to be a nightmare for any wedding DJ. We understand that not every speech will be done by a professional public speaker, but with a...
There are very few different ways to set up the sound at a wedding ceremony. If done incorrectly, this could have a huge effect on the experience during...