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Four reasons why you're making a mistake by not hiring a professional DJ for your event or wedding.
We've all been there before, you have a friend who dabbles in just about everything and they REALLY want to help at your upcoming wedding reception by playing the part of MC/DJ. Although this may seem like a great idea because your friend has a funny personality and it's potentially cheaper (possibly free) than hiring a professional DJ; I'm here to tell you why that may not be the best idea.
Your friend most likely doesn't own a professional PA system or lighting.
While hiring a friend to DJ your wedding may seem like an easy task to check off of your long to-do list for the wedding reception, that most likely won't be the case. Your average person doesn't typically own the proper equipment, speakers, subs, mixers, microphones etc., to keep a party flowing and sounding professional from start to finish. This kind of quality sound equipment costs thousands of dollars. Not to mention the real knowledge that comes with using the equipment frequently and knowing how to troubleshoot it if anything should go wrong.
Professional lighting is also in a whole other ball park. Here at Amarillo Wedding DJ & Entertainment every package we offer comes with atmospheric lighting for your reception and all the lighting you could ever need for the dance floor. Show me someone who can run sound at your wedding that can also put on an amazing light show with it. Our lights are sure to turn heads, and with our atmospheric lighting we are able to match any colors represented at your wedding for the duration of your reception.
Is your friend comfortable with speaking in front of an audience?
The most important part of being a DJ is speaking over a microphone. Most people don't have the confidence to speak to a crowd of 200+ people! But we don't blame them. You need someone with a great voice, and the professionalism to make every announcement precisely on time so that your reception will keep flowing on schedule. The last thing you want are awkward pauses or surprise speeches from someone that shouldn't be addressing your entire reception party. Lastly, you won't get any random or corny jokes from any of our DJs. We prefer to be seen and not heard, unless necessary.
If something goes wrong it could damage your friendship.
The last thing you need is drama on your wedding day. In the event that a friend does something majorly wrong during your wedding reception it will be much harder to address the problem. When you have a friend helping many things are bound to go wrong. (Especially if alcohol is involved.) Embarrassing things could be said! Be assured, our DJs will never consume alcohol at your wedding. We do this so we can give you a professional and carefree experience on the most important day of your life.
At Amarillo Wedding DJ & Entertainment we strive to give the bride and groom a fun filled wedding ceremony and reception, with smooth transitions, and some good music to dance to. We understand that planning a wedding is expensive, which is why we have the best DJ and Lighting packages in Amarillo, TX. Every wedding package come with a full lights show, custom tailored to your reception venue, added at no extra cost. Contact us today to book your wedding.