Music can really set the tone for your wedding day. That’s why finding the right wedding DJ is such a big deal. You’ll want to find a wedding DJ who has great musical taste and can fill up your dance floor! The best way...Read more to find a great wedding DJ is to read reviews from past clients and select a few pros to interview.
This metro area is a matrimonial hotspot that appeals to not only locals, but also couples from around Washington state and beyond. The big draws are the scenic views and the beaches, but don't despair if you're not looking to get married with sand between your toes (or in the great outdoors). Wedding venues in Seattle include grand hotels, arboretums, golf courses and clubs, gardens, rustic lodges, and lots of gorgeous lofts and warehouses that have been remodeled into very cool industrial chic event spaces. The DJ scene in and around the city is similarly varied with Seattle DJs who are happy to spin anything from hardcore to hip hop. Looking for more traditional reception music that will appeal to guests from age 2 to 92? You'll find that here, too.
The very first thing you need to do is decide how much you are willing to spend on entertainment (whether you'll have a DJ, a wedding band, or both). Your wedding budget will partly determine which Seattle DJs you can hire - most charge about the national average - so if music is super important to you then think about prioritizing entertainment.
Regardless of your budget, make sure you start your search for Seattle DJs as soon as you begin looking for other wedding vendors. A great DJ will do more than play music on your wedding day. More often than not, they'll be your MC, making announcements at your reception and helping guests transition from one activity to the next. They'll also use music to set the mood for your wedding celebration, making sure guests pack the dance floor when it's time to party and that they're ready for any and all wedding photo opps.
You can ask DJs and DJ services any questions that pop into your head but it's always a good idea to start by asking about availability, price and deposits, a DJ's performance style, their equipment, and their familiarity with your wedding venue. If you're looking for a Seattle DJ service that can provide extras like a photo booth or video displays, make sure you ask about that, too. And finally, always end your conversations with potential wedding DJs by asking for a list of references either in the Seattle area or beyond you can contact directly.
Tip: You should always keep track of DJs (and other wedding vendors) you talk to in a wedding vendor manager so you have their information handy if you have additional questions.
As important as music will be at your reception, your DJ may do a lot more to keep your event running smoothly - including serving as the host. Because great Seattle DJs have years and years of experience working at weddings, they are very good at not only helping guests move between special events, but also at solving the kinds of little issues that tend to arise at every wedding. If your wedding party is late or dinner is delayed, your DJ can make sure guests are enjoying themselves so much that they never get a chance to get impatient.