So you are planning an Wedding or Event in most cases this may be your first time working with a DJ, MC, Event Planner, etc… Here are some helpful tips and things to consider.
How many songs do I give my DJ?
Very good question and as a paying customer that depends on you from a customer service point of view. Some wedding couples or event planners elect to pick out all the music. Some leave it all up to there DJ entirely. As a wedding DJ or event DJ I prefer somewhere in the middle. If my client picks all the music then I’m pretty much just playing from your list and just organizing your music. I have no ability to read the crowd because you picked all the music and by contract I should play all your music if you made them “Must Play”. This also makes the DJ not responsible at all if your guests dancing or not.
As a DJ I prefer to get about 10-20 songs from my clients. We want the wedding or special event to reflect our client’s vision plus typically they know there guests better than we do. You should have a discussion on music because what comes out of that is music that may go on the “Do Not Play List” or if you like this song you may like this other song so it gives your DJ a idea on building sets and an idea of what you want and don’t want.