It’s Band, Baja, Baraat Time; Can’t Risk the Former Two
So your big fat Indian wedding is coming up and you’ve checked off almost all the items from your checklist. From food to hotels, dance rehearsals, wedding dress, family fun (and drama), invitations, and lots and lots of laddus everything seems to be coming in place.
But wait, you’re missing one of the most important factors of the entire wedding…
An Indian wedding DJ!
An Indian wedding DJ? Important? What?
Yes! Think of it this way…
You and your partner need to leave the event for a while for those perfect instagram pictures. How do you entertain your audience? You entered the venue late because your make up artist was struggling to get your eyebrows on fleek. How do you entertain your audience?
There’s a delay in the buffet and we all know we can’t keep those hangry uncles waiting. How do you entertain your audience?!
Now, do you get why having the perfect Indian wedding DJ is absolutely necessary? Yes? Great! Now grab your pen and paper and take notes.
How do I find an Indian wedding DJ near me?
Okay so first things first, you need to find a DJ. Believe it or not but there are so many different types of DJs out there, all specializing in different events. In this case, you’re looking to hire a good wedding DJ (obviously). Wedding DJs know the ins and outs of wedding receptions and will really help bring your event to life.
Research is key when it comes to hiring a DJ for a wedding. There’s a number of ways you can go about this.
Ask family and friends for recommendations:
Chances are you’re not the first person to host an epic Indian wedding with the best Indian wedding DJ. So ask around and see what’s on offer. Also this is great if someone’s had a bad experience. I mean I’m not saying it’s great that they had a bad experience, but it’s great that you’ll know who to avoid… am I making sense? I hope so!
Hey Google! Find a wedding DJ near me!
So as usual google to the rescue. Get surfing on the web and find out what other people have to say about different DJs. Reach out to different companies and ask questions. Lots of them! And if you’d rather someone do all the hard work for you whilst hiring the perfect Indian wedding DJ for your event simply turn to Outspoken Visions. Win!
What about the cost of a wedding DJ?
Let’s just say you get what you pay for. The wedding industry is HUGE and the DJs are experienced enough to know how much value their service holds. Although you may be tempted to go for the cheapest option, keep in mind that there is a reason why some wedding DJ services cost more.
Higher-end DJs are likely to have a lot more experience, professional high-quality equipment and are more likely to give your guests a great time. HOWEVER, that does not mean you have to sell a kidney just to be able to afford a higher-end DJ. There are affordable DJs who’ll get the job done. Just make sure you cover all bases and do your research!
P.S Don’t forget to ask about any hidden charges. The last thing you want is for a surprise bill to pop up!
Pay attention to professionalism
Even though DJing might seem like more of a relaxed profession, it’s still a profession regardless, and a big part of choosing the perfect Indian wedding DJ ties in with how professional the DJ is.
Are they quick in responding to emails and requests or do they have a laid-back attitude? Are they dressed well and organized? Are they present or do they take any and every opportunity to go wandering? These are just some of the things your need to take into consideration when booking the DJ.
It’s important to remember that DJ’s are one of the main hosts for the event. They need to look and act the part.
I don’t mean to sound creepy but the more observant the DJ, the better. Essentially DJs are hired to entertain the guests and set the mood, right?
So if they’re not able to do that then what’s the point?
For example, during mealtime you want the ambiance to be calm, and when it comes to the dance floor you want an upbeat full of energy vibe. The best Indian wedding DJ will know how to change things to meet the expectations of the crowd.
When hiring a DJ for a wedding it’s always sensible to ask to hear samples of the DJ’s work. No matter how reputable, no matter how many 5 star ratings always request samples. Whether it’s a live performance, sample playlist or mixtape, it’ll give you a really good idea of the DJ’s style. If you’re still not sure, why not request the DJ to arrange for you to see them performing at a similar event.
Let’s be real. A wedding is not a house party. A good Indian wedding DJ should have a wide range of options to choose from. This is because weddings, usually, have people of different ages and tastes. Not only that, but your wedding might have a particular theme, or you yourself might want a specific style of music to be played. Also, it might be a good option to have a ‘do and don’t list. Let them know which songs you definitely want to include and which songs you want to give a miss. As a result, a good wedding DJ should be able to cater to different needs all throughout the event.
So now you know what to look for when choosing your DJ don’t delay! Good DJ’s are often booked well in advance so keep that in mind.