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How to Choose Your DJ & MC

The moment you have been dreaming of for years finally has a date on the calendar, your wedding! This date brings excitement and anticipation into your relationship as well as the unwanted stress of having to plan a celebration that you will forever be proud of. Having been a DJ/MC in the wedding industry for over 10 years, I have witnessed first hand how different couples approach the creation and planning of their dream wedding. Some focus on the look of their wedding, others on the food and beverages, while others focus more on the experience. My advice to you is to focus on the latter. 

The truth is that people won’t remember the flavor of your cake, the centerpieces, or the custom embroidered napkins. What they will remember is how they felt and how much fun they had celebrating with you. Your DJ and MC will help create these unforgettable sentimental moments as well as the epic dance party later on in the night. That’s why choosing the right DJ and MC is a crucial factor in the success of your wedding. 

How do you choose the right DJ and MC for the most important day of your life? Let’s discuss this in detail.

Why Hire a DJ and MC?

First, let me make a quick note on why you should hire a DJ and MC “When asked, 81% of wedding guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment”  (Published in St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine. sources include: Simmons, USA Today, National Bridal Service, The Knot and Brides Magazine.) Can you believe that 81% would have spent more on their entertainment! That’s a crazy high number and I certainly hope that after reading this you won’t be categorized in that percentage. 

I think a lot of couples say this because they realize that their wedding could have been way more fun and memorable if the dance floor was packed all night, if everyone shared laughs throughout the night, and if they all teared up together during those picture-perfect moments. None of those things happen if you don’t have the right entertainer. A DJ and MC entertains your guests so they feel excited and ready to celebrate with you!

Why Should I Hire a DJ for my Wedding?

Finding the Right DJ & MC for my Wedding

Here are three tips to help you find the best DJ and MC for your wedding. Follow these and you will be one of the 19% of people who say that their wedding entertainment was perfect.

Personality and Vibe

Look for a DJ and MC who has a personality that you trust and enjoy.  This is crucial because they will be representing you and your family during your wedding. You absolutely need to know that they will perfectly represent you and create the appropriate vibe/atmosphere for the evening. Remember, your DJ/MC should be the person creating the high-energy and fun atmosphere that naturally motivates people to dance and let loose. If your DJs personality isn’t very fun and is low energy then you should expect that type of vibe at your wedding. Spend time finding a DJ and MC who you 100% trust to bring the energy, create the right vibe, and lead everyone in having the best time of their lives. It will make a night and day difference. 

DJ and MC

Do you notice how I not only mentioned a DJ but also an MC in my above text? There is a significant difference between someone who is just a DJ and someone who is both a DJ and MC. A DJ plays music to set the right energy and to also get people dancing. An MC (Master of Ceremonies) will lead, guide, and direct all of our guests throughout the entire evening so they are engaged and involved in every unique aspect of the night. A professionally trained MC will bring a lot of structure, personalized touches, and excitement to your wedding. Be sure to hire someone who is both a professional DJ and MC. This is a reason a lot of wedding planners and couples hire me.

Can Accomplish Your Vision

I think the most important question that any DJ and MC can ask a couple is, “Tell me about the vision you have for your wedding and what you most care about?” This question allows us DJs and MCs to understand the unique goals you have for your wedding. It’s important to dive deep into this to ensure that your DJ/MC has full confidence in successfully accomplishing your dream wedding. Ask questions. Listen closely. Give detail. It’s crucial to that your DJ/MC has the skills and experience to make your dream wedding a reality.

I (Breanna) have personally had the opportunity to work with Cooper at the same weddings a handful of times now and there is never a dull moment. If one of your goals for your wedding is to have a good time without any worries or have one heck of a dance party, Look no further! Cooper is hands down one of Utah’s top-notch DJ/MCs. He always goes “one above” and beyond and it is one decision you will not regret.

Here is what you can expect when you pick the right DJ and MC

Written by DJ & MC Cooper Brown from One Above Entertainment

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