I recently met with Gareth Carr, Owner of Kinetic Studio - DJ & Production Services, to talk about the important details for a wedding DJ to know, and how to make the process a little easier.
Gareth believes that face-to-face meetings are essential when booking a DJ, as it will help make the day run smoothly. He provides his clients with a “music planner” document, which will outline everything he needs to know to ensure a successful event: items such as ceremony time, grand entrance order and music, cocktail and dinner music, etc. It will also tell him the style of music to be played, “must hear” songs as well as “do not play songs”, names of guests and proper pronunciation, and much more.
“Your DJ should be part wedding planner, part audio technician, with a dash of interior decorator. He should be able to set up high end technical equipment, but in a discreet manner so it’s not visible in photos. It also shouldn’t hinder the beauty of the venue, all while following a schedule of events.” A proper DJ will have the skill set to multitask while engaging guests and staying on track. It is important for a DJ to be able to read the crowd and fill in the gaps that have not been outlined prior to the wedding. Playing to a diverse audience and managing the flow of the reception are important skills for a DJ to have.
Hiring a DJ that is familiar with your wedding venue is a very important point to keep in mind. “It helps to work with a venue like Hacienda who provides an on-site coordinator, so I can speak directly to them about set up logistics, room acoustics, and spare the client the small details”.
Remember, the DJ is often the main source of entertainment so he or she will set the vibe for your evening. Make sure you are content with them as a person, and feel comfortable asking questions.
DJ Services are just a small part of what Kinetic Studio has to offer. To see more, visit them here www.facebook.com/kineticstudiocanada