5 Tips to a Succesful Event:
1 – When doing seating arrangements, Do Not put Grandma & Grandpa in front of the speakers. Your older guests usually want to chat. Even at lower dinner music volumes, they may have a hard time doing so. The most ideal spot for them would be as far away from the DJ as possible. Typically, your younger guests should have no problem hearing & engaging in conversation at those tables closest to the sound system.
2 – When making your floor plan, let your DJ help. Catering and wedding planners can put together some beautiful floor plans that work well for food & beverage. However, an experienced DJ will be able to give you some great tips on arranging a room to maximize the overall success for the entertainment portion of the evening.
3 – Have a flow chart for the evening. Flow charts are the best way to organize everything from cocktails & dinner to cake cutting & dancing. Your DJ can help make a flow chart / timeline that works for you. The specific times you outline may not actually work out to-the-minute, but it will for sure make the evening flow smoother without accidently leaving anything out.
4 – If you have an event planner or coordinator, don’t forget to connect them with the DJ. This is overlooked more often than you would think. When it comes to a well planned reception, it’s always best when all of your vendors are on the same page.
5 – Hire a DJ you trust. This person will play a big role in the ultimate success of your event. Regardless of price, make sure it’s someone you like, understands what you want & don’t want, and can help guide you along the process.