Signs of a Great Wedding DJ

It takes more than music to pack a dance floor!

Hire a great Wedding DJ!

A great wedding DJ gets ready for your big day by understanding exactly what is important to you…

great wedding DJ will ask specific questions about the many details of your wedding reception. That person is front and center the entire evening, running the show, reading the room, keeping the reception moving. That’s why it’s crucial a couple and their DJ are on the same page. During the hiring process, here are a few key factors to determine if the right DJ will be hosting your reception.

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Great DJs Listen to YOU

In addition to detailed conversations about your wedding plans, agenda and music favorites, a truly awesome DJ will closely listen to your instructions and make sure he understands your every wish. Great DJs realize that you have spent months planning the perfect night, and you are trusting him with the incredible responsibility of making it flow for you.

Professional DJs Practice Formal Announcements

Professional DJs & Master’s of Ceremonies take the responsibility of your formal announcements seriously – taking great care in pronouncing the names of your Bridal Party and family members correctly. There’s nothing worse than being at a great party with your intimate friends and closest relatives and hearing your DJ mispronounce their names. It immediately brands him as a stranger and an amateur. A great DJ will practice his announcements and his pronunciation until any names sound just as natural to guests ears as when their best friends say them.


Prepared DJs Bring All of Your Requested Music

If your DJ is a professional, he knows that there is never an excuse for not having the couple’s favorite songs to play at their wedding reception.  A professional DJ will create custom playlists based on your favorites and his knowledge of songs that make a party buzz. A professional DJ also performs quality control by listening to all custom playlists before your reception.

Considerate DJs Call the Hall

A good DJ is always thinking ahead, and an important part of his checklist includes contacting the hall in advance to inquire when the doors will be open for sound system set-up and take-down. He also asks where he may unload, which door to use, where he can park, which elevator or set of stairs to take, and what the hall’s rules might be.

Smart DJs Never Assume

A competent DJ never assumes he knows where he’s going! He always asks for directions and brings a map with him to the reception hall. This sounds elementary, but you’d be surprised by how many amateur DJs show up to events late because they don’t know exactly where they are going.

Conscientious DJs Test Their Gear

Professional DJs arrive at least 1 – ½ hours before the event begins to unload his equipment and set-up his sound system, which has been thoroughly tested prior to his arrival. An awesome DJ takes his time adjusting his sound levels, checking his microphones, and positioning speakers to take advantage of the room’s acoustics. Should any component of his sound system fail, the awesome DJ always has a back-up system set-up ready to play. All DJs neatly secure their power cords to the floor or ground in consideration of others.
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Classy DJs are Poised

Common sense tells us that if guests at a party are dressed in their best, then vendors (including DJs) ought to follow suit. Professional DJs wear freshly-laundered and pressed tuxedos with crisp, clean shirts. Their personal grooming is impeccable, and they appear well-rested and relaxed. They arrive in plenty of time to set up equipment, change their clothes, and spin some cocktail music as guests enter the hall. They are relaxed and in-control at all times, due to their diligence and proper preparation.

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Caring DJs Create an Onsite Team

One essential duty often overlooked by amateur DJs is synchronizing their efforts with those of the hall staff, wedding photographers and videographers. An experienced DJ knows that any deviation in the evening’s agenda will directly impact the bride & grooms wishes. Logistics and timing are just as important to photographers and food service staff as they are to DJs. By forming a team with these vendors, the DJ leaves less to chance and brings much more to your table than his ability to spin a good song.

It takes more than music to pack a dance floor.

Most of the time, couples looking for wedding DJ services know they need someone who has a great playlist and professional equipment. But the truth is, music is just the beginning.

Great DJs like ours serve as a Master of Ceremonies—a classy, experienced and professional host who keeps your reception on track, gives meaningful introductions and announcements, and knows how to keep your party going.

We’ll help you throw the celebration of a lifetime.

Why Mike Staff Productions?

We’ve created a crazy-effective team approach to save you time, money and stress.

When you hire our team, you get:

Realistic Prices

We understand most couples don’t have a sky’s-the-limit budget. And we don’t think that should get in the way of your perfect day.

Have the wedding you want,without blowing your budget.

A Packed Dance Floor

Your wedding day should feel like you—so we’ll help you choose a great wedding DJ who can bring your vision to life.

Feel comfortable with a DJ who perfectly matches your style and personality.


Peace of Mind

We relentlessly qualify every DJ, and we put an equally talented professional on backup for your wedding—just in case.

Let us sweat the details so you can relax and enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime day.

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