How To: Become a wedding DJ

Become a wedding DJ

Do you love music and need a little extra cash? Do you think you have a knack for entertaining others with your rockin' playlists? Check out this video and learn how to turn that musical mind into a career as a wedding DJ. The most memorable part of the wedding reception is the music and dancing and you could be a part of it! Follow these steps and have people complimenting you on your awesome tunes as they leave the reception.
You Will Need:
* A playlist
* A meeting with the bride and groom
* A list of names and announcements
* A backup CD of the first-dance song
* Equipment
* Formal attire
* A positive and friendly disposition

Step 1: Print playlist
Print a playlist of all the music you have and give it to the bride and groom at least three weeks ahead of time. Allow them make suggestions, add songs, and to delete songs they don't like.

Step 2: Have a planning meeting
Have a planning meeting with the bride and groom two weeks before the wedding. Ask the couple what announcements they would like you to make and when. Get the names and pronunciations of everyone in the wedding party.
Write down the pronunciations so you don't flub anyone's name.

Step 3: Find out about preferences
Find out what kind of music the couple expects throughout the reception. Ask them what kinds of music their friends and family would like.
Prepare a backup copy of the couple's first-dance music in the event of technical problems.

Step 4: Visit venue and propose a layout
Visit the venue to draw a map of the DJ space and your layout.

Step 5: Set up
Set up early and check your equipment. Arrive wearing formal wear, and don't forget to smile!

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