I can tell you, I wouldn’t want to be looking for a DJ right now because when it comes to finding a DJ for your wedding, there’s so much choice out there.
Anyone these days can literally grab a laptop or tablet with a Spotify subscription and a few twinkly lights and call themselves a DJ. Absolutely no musical knowledge is required as most of these services even offer playlists featuring all the big party anthems.
Well, I’m here to help you cross one person off your list, and that’s me.
Here are five reasons why I’m not the right DJ for you.
#1 – I don’t have lots of lights
You know those pictures of disco’s you see online and on social media of a DJ with loads of pretty laser beams and so on? Ever noticed that the focus is on the equipment and there’s never anyone dancing!
Anyway, I digress…loads of lights = value for money, right?
Sorry, but if you end up stuck with me you won’t be getting lots of lights.
What you will get is great music with people dancing, you know, like an old-fashioned party?
But hey, don’t worry… you won’t be partying in the dark, I do have some lights 🙂 They change colour and make pretty shapes on the wall and add to the atmosphere but they certainly won’t make a beautiful venue look like a disco shop with wires dangling all over the place.
#2 – I don’t talk
Some DJ’s like the sound of their own voice.
Some folk like to hear the DJ talking, introducing songs, telling everyone that the buffet is “open” and that there’s a taxi outside for Jenny & Paul because it makes it look like the DJ is making an effort right?
If that’s the type of DJ you’re after then don’t choose me.
Sure, I’ll introduce important things like the first dance, and make you feel really special with a proper, personalised announcement but I find that people dance to music and that’s really difficult if the DJ is yapping all night.
#3 – I don’t smile
Ok, so that’s not strictly true. I do smile, I am a happy kind of guy but you know when you see some folk who have that really fake permanent smile tattooed on their face? Sorry but that’s not me.
Unfortunately, I have RBF, aka resting bitch face 🙁 It’s when you unintentionally appear to be bored, annoyed or irritated.
I’m really not though. I’m just focused and am concentrating on what I’m doing. I’ve got a million things charging around inside my simple man-brain whilst trying to be brilliant on the decks. What songs are coming up, special announcements, volume, technical stuff, are people dancing, etc, etc.
So if after reading this post you still book me, and I’m at your wedding and it looks like I’m bored out of my brains…there’s really a party going on inside my head! Come and talk to me. It’s a lonely job and I’ll really appreciate it.
#4 – I don’t offer loads of different “things”
I’ve seen some DJ’s offering tons of add-ons such as sweetie carts, chair covers, popcorn machines, love letters, table centres, venue styling, doughnut walls, chocolate walls and so on. Some DJ’s are fully qualified celebrants so they can even look after the actual ceremony as well!
I guess it could be a good thing, you could get everything from one guy, at a nice price.
If that kind of thing floats your boat, I’m not for you.
I only specialise in things i’m good at, like being a DJ for weddings and other kinds of parties. My partner, Denise, she’s good at running the photo booth and Geoff, he’s really good at laying dance floors. It just kind of works seamlessly, you know? Smooth, no hassle, no drama, totally stress-free.
#5 – I’m too expensive.
I’m not the cheapest DJ in my area.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind a bit of good old-fashioned haggling but if you’re playing me off against Dave Doubledecks and you want me to match his too good to be true price, then I’m not the right DJ for you.
My prices are based on a mix of what I consider to be my own level of experience and what I need to earn to live, eat and pay my bills.
I’ve been doing this over 25 years so I’ve seen a lot in that time and gained a whole heap of knowledge along the way so I need to put a price on that. If we’ve been talking for a while and you like what I do then that’s because you’ve found my prices to be perfectly reasonable.
If you don’t think I’m worth it then you’ll easily find someone who will fit your budget.
So there you go, I’ve just given you five really good reasons why you shouldn’t choose me to be your DJ.
The reality is that there are actually tons of factors that you should really consider before making a decision.
You need someone with the right attitude, the right personality and the one who gives you a warm fuzzy feeling inside and makes you think, you know what, this guy is going to totally deliver and smash it out of the park!
The point of this post was not to blow my own trumpet and appear to be arrogant. It’s about making you think about what is truly important when choosing a DJ so if you came up with other reasons why I’m no good for you then I’d genuinely love to hear them!
If you can’t decide between a DJ or a band, then check out this post where I asked loads of couples what they thought!