Where was I supposed to put my speakers? The rule of thumb I give is no tables of guests between the speakers and the dance floor (for the comfort of the guests). In this picture speakers would be either side of me and look at how many tables of guests would have blaring music going over them when we get to the dance portion!! Would you honestly like to sit at one of those tables… Sadly many sites and wedding planners do not care so always check with your DJ in advance to avoid some very unhappy guests.
2. Don’t make the dance floor too big … if you are in a room that can fit 300 guests but you only have 150 a lot of sites will recommend you make the dance floor huge to fill the room out. I strongly recommend against this, keep the dance floor at the appropriate size to the number of guests you have … When the dance floor is too big you never fill it even if all the guests are on the dance floor and the energy is never the same.
3. Don’t ask guests for a song choice when you send out your invites. Once you ask guests what they want to hear you can't unring the bell, and you get a ton of terrible requests that will never get played and people genuinely get upset when the don’t… instead ask them for a Genre they want to hear… much more likely they will hear something they want to hear and they feel more a part of everything J
4. Get the right lighting from the right source. If you are looking at lighting, always get a quote from your DJ before going with a lighting company. DJ’s look at lighting as an ‘Add On’ as we are getting paid for our regular DJ service so it will often be cheaper to have your DJ bring his or her lighting package than to outsource lighting from another company altogether.
5. Find out about your DJ's set up times and limitations on advance. Does your venue allow enough set up time for the DJ (and all other vendors) to make sure everything is ready before guests arrive. Venues will often double book rooms (one during the day and one in the evening) leaving very little time for set up.