With the exception of the bride and groom, the most important person at a wedding reception is the DJ. Bold statement? Perhaps, but consider how the reception might proceed without a professional disc jockey. The ceremony is over, and the guests arrive at the reception venue. Silence. The celebration begins with soft conversation and the sound of silverware touching plates and glasses. It is quieter than a church potluck and has a less festive atmosphere. When the wedding party arrives after pictures, there is no announcement or introduction. They are identified as part of the wedding party simply based on the clothes they wear. The bride and groom walk into the room without fanfare or cheers. Only the most observant attendees notice the presence of the newlyweds.
It’s time for the first dance. Who has the iPod connection? While the search for a suitable music player ensues, the best man stands on a chair and yells for all eyes to watch the dance floor for the first dance. By the time the music is cued and played, the guests have gotten distracted. The sound system is not loud enough for the size of the venue, so the music does not even draw the crowd. A father/daughter dance and mother/son dance happen with only those closest to the dance floor pausing to observe the moment. Guests sit at their assigned tables, eating and conversing with those around them. They cannot hear music, so they are not motivated to dance.
What should feel like a celebration, feels more like an evening at a restaurant. The best man stands on the chair to bellow again. “It’s time to cut the cake!” And again, “Single ladies on the dance floor to catch the bouquet!” And once more, “The newlyweds are leaving, please line up outside to bid them farewell and to see what we did to the car!” He’s slightly inebriated at this point and stumbles off the chair, careful not to spill his beer. That scenario sounds like a sitcom nightmare. Professional San Antonio disc jockeys serve as more than people who play your preferred song list. They are the emcee for the evening, the ones who announce the events of the reception, and the ones who coordinate with other wedding vendors to provide a seamless event with a celebratory
When you are considering San Antonio DJs, look for four specific things. You want an experienced DJ, not a teenager with a turntable. Secondly, the DJ should have equipment that is adequate for the venue: lights (if necessary or desired), a reliable sound system, microphones, etc. If the event is outdoors, the DJ should be the one concerned with having a plan for inclement weather. Thirdly, you should have input about what music is played. Professional DJs will ask for both genres as well as specific songs you want to hear. And finally, the DJ should have professional etiquette. Your wedding
reception is your party. The right disc jockey can make or break it.