Professional Wedding DJ vs. Amateur DJ: Unveiling the Differences

March 16, 2024

isaac beachy

Wedding Tips

Hey, guys! Today I’m here with DJ Joe Sheets to dive into the world of wedding DJs. Let’s hear what he has to say about his journey and the importance of a DJ on your big day.

DJ Joe Sheets emphasizes the multifaceted role of a wedding DJ, beyond just playing great music. “The DJ wears quite a few hats. Obviously, we want him to play some great music and have a great time, but another big role, maybe even bigger, is working alongside other vendors to keep the timeline moving appropriately.”

He highlights the necessity for adaptability, stating, “The DJ needs to run on the fly. If something needs to change, he needs to make it run smoothly.”

Differentiating between amateur and professional DJs, DJ Joe Sheets emphasizes experience and adaptability. “A big difference is a professional DJ, someone who has been doing it for years. They have a calm to them. They know how to roll with the punches and keep the energy high.”

Regarding keeping the dance floor alive, DJ Joe Sheets reveals his secret: “I meet with the couple prior to their wedding to understand their preferences and the vibe they want to create. Reading the crowd is key. You need to be able to adjust and keep the energy up.”

He encourages couples to communicate their preferences freely, stating, “Brides and grooms can request different songs or genres. It’s their day, and we want to make it perfect for them.”

In terms of understanding the couple’s vision, DJ Joe Sheets stresses the importance of collaboration with vendors. “Work with your vendors. They’ve seen it all and know what works and what doesn’t. Trust their expertise.”

In conclusion, DJ Joe Sheets leaves couples with a valuable tip: “Work with your vendors to create the right atmosphere for different parts of your wedding day. They are there to make your dream day a reality.”

So, if you’re a bride-to-be remember the importance of experience, and collaboration in creating the perfect soundtrack for your special day.


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About the Author

Heya I am Isaac Beachy, my wife and I are a wedding photo and film team. We are based in Kokomo Indiana, but we travel literally everywhere. Together, Liv and I are like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, or whatever your favorite combo is! Our mission? To capture your story and so authentically that you don’t even know we are there.

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