This past year we've had the honor - and not so much of an honor working with DJ's and Wedding DJ's and YES! THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!
Some of my Wedding DJ friends might appreciate this post and the NON- Wedding DJ Friends might not, but if I want a wedding to go off with out a huge issue - we need wedding DJ's at weddings!!
At one of the weddings this year we had a non-wedding DJ say that he wasn't going to do the announcements, that he didn't know what to say and that he would charge the coupe $50 extra! Needless to say I ended up doing the announcements because I didn't want him messing things up, but it is difficult to hand a bride her toss bouquet and do all the announcements on my own. When it came time for dancing he played what he would have played at the club - cuss words and all!!! People started leaving early and the bride and groom left about an hour and a half before scheduled time.
Then we had a wedding with an actual WEDDING DJ! Announcements were made (flawless) and games were played (again, flawless) and the guests had a great time. For the dancing the same music as the wedding above was played - but clean versions and people stayed longer, danced longer and had a lot of fun. The bride and groom left on time and guests stayed and danced a little while we started cleaning up and it was fun to have music while we picked up candles and pulled linen!
I've done many posts over the years of why couples should hire professionals in the industry, but it seems no matter what there is always someone that doesn't listen.
Oh yeah - we also had a couple this year that didn't pay their DJ - so he didn't show up! Lesson learned!