Tips on Picking the Right DJ

When considering the right DJ, first check on two things:

  1. Ratings and comments from Brides and Grooms
  2. Availability for your Wedding date and location

Once you connect with a Wedding DJ company, consider asking the following questions:

  1. What is the total price for my Wedding?McGaughnea_proof-945[1]Include the planned hours and any potential to go longer as well as travel fee or any other fees. Make sure you know what’s included in the price and what other services they offer like ceremony music, Wedding slide show, photo booth, photography, videography and special lighting.
  2. Who will be the actual DJ for my Wedding? Do we get to work directly with him/her during the planning process?
    We recommend you speak with or video conference with your actual Wedding DJ prior to booking your Wedding. Then, plan to work directly with your DJ planning your Wedding. Of course, we commend using WeddingDJs.com to enter all of your Wedding details online!
  3. How much experience does my DJ have with Weddings?
    An experienced Wedding DJ would have performed at 30 Weddings or more. You run a risk with using a DJ with less experience, however you may be able to negotiate a more competitive price.
  4. Tell me about your music library.
    Most Wedding DJs have digital music or CDs, so the quality of the music shouldn’t be an issue for the modern DJ. Consider providing a list of important songs to affirm they will be able to provide the music you want.
  5. Can you send me a picture of your Wedding DJ setup?
    This will also help assure you to make sure their setup is professional and matches your expectations in advance.
  6. What to do if there’s a DJ emergency on my Wedding Day?
    Every DJ should have a backup plan in case of emergencies, even if it’s contracting with another DJ company to provide backup.
  7. Can I get a copy of your Booking Contract and do you have liability insurance?
    This ensures the professionalism of your Wedding DJ. A legal contract is important to protect your investment and make clear the Wedding DJ’s responsibility and commitment to your Wedding Day.

We recommend you compare up to three Wedding DJs. You can also request a recommended list of DJs from your venue or Wedding coordinator. However, be cautious! In some cases, DJs offer paybacks for adding them to their lists – so thoroughly check each DJ’s qualifications.

Finally, choose your Wedding DJ with confidence and excitement and make sure you satisfy all the requirements for ensuring your amazing Wedding day!

Your First Dance

Your First Dance is one of the most memorable moments of your Wedding Reception. There is only one First Dance, so pick something personal that matches you and your vision for your Wedding.


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The timing of the First Dance fits best after the guests are seated and the Bridal Party Introductions are complete. You have your guests’ attention more at that point than any other time of the Wedding.

Your Song
Your First Dance song should have some personal meaning, even if the lyrics aren’t perfect for a Wedding. This way, a lifelong connection to your first dance will hold a special moment, place and time in your life. Keep in mind, you may want to avoid certain songs because of their lyrics. You also may choose to edit out certain parts of songs or even shorten the length.

Finding the Perfect Song
The first place to look is your own music library. We recommend browsing your own library before browsing the Internet. And listening to your favorite radio station or music channel may help as well. Discuss this together as a couple as one of you may remember a special song that brings back a sweet or romantic memory. It’s best to choose your first dance song sooner than later.

Connecting with Your DJ
The first thing to do after you pick out your song is to check with your DJ and make sure he has the right version of your song. We suggest you e-mail the DJ a copy of the version you picked – don’t overlook this important tip!

Dance Lessons or Not?
Wedding guests always love a well-choreographed first dance and lessons are something you can continue as a married couple. In 25 years of Wedding DJ’ing experience, it has worked well every time; even if the dance didn’t go as well as planned. Our advice is that if you decide to go down this road, practice ~ practice ~ practice!

Keep your first dance song choice a secret!
This is important because family members and friends may not agree with your choice and possibly try to convince you to change it. This is your Wedding and we think you should only confide this important choice with someone whose opinion and judgement you trust well.

Include Your Group!
Lastly, if you have a large dance floor, consider having your guests form a circle around you during your first dance. That way, it’s more personal and you won’t feel like an island in the ocean. Just make sure the important older people in your life, like Grandparents, have a chair to sit in during your dance if needed.

If you have any First Dance suggestions you would like to share, please send your idea to [email protected].

Father-Daughter Dance

1625789_1124302519241_7596354_nThere’s something incredibly special about a Bride’s dance with her Dad on her Wedding Day. So taking some time to pick the right song is very important! Here are some tips for the Father-Daughter Dance.


The timing of the Father-Daughter Dance typically follows the Bride & Groom’s First Dance, unless the First Dance happens prior to the meal. Then, it’s more common to do the Father-Daughter dance after the meal or even after the Cake Cutting. Selecting to right time should be based on your preferences. We recommend right after the meal.

If you have a large dance floor, consider having the guests gather around the dance floor for the Father-Daughter Dance making that special moment that much more special.

Some couples may combine the Father-Daughter Dance with the Mother-Son Dance. There are many songs such as, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole that would work well for this dance.

Consider involving your Dad in choosing a song but only if he wants to be involved. Often, parents are happy to simply let you pick out this song, so don’t be surprised if this is your Dad.

One last option is to invited other Fathers and Daughters at the Reception to join in the dance half way through the song – this usually works well if there’s at least 4 or more other Father-Daughter combinations at the Wedding.

If you have any Father-Daughter Dance suggestions you would like to share, please send your idea to [email protected].

Mother-Son Dance

There’s something endearing about a Groom’s dance with his Mom on his Wedding Day.
So take some time to review our tips for the Mother-Son Dance.


225A7172The timing of the Mother-Son Dance typically follows the Father-Daughter Dance. It’s moat common to do the Mother-Son and Father-Daughter dances after the meal or after the Cake Cutting. Selecting to right time should be based on your preferences. We recommend right after the meal.

If you have a large dance floor, consider having the guests gather around the dance floor for the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances making that special moment that much more special.

Some couples may combine the Mother-Son and Father-Daughter dances using one song. There are many songs such as, “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole that would work well for this dance.

Consider involving your Mom in choosing a song… but only if she wants to be involved. Often, parents are happy to simply let you pick out this song, so don’t be surprised if this is your Mom.

One last option is to invited other Mothers and Sons at the Reception to join in the dance half way through the song – this usually works well if there’s at least 4 or more other Mother-Son combinations at the Wedding.

If you have any Mother-Son Dance suggestions you would like to share, please send your idea to [email protected].

Wedding Party Dance

The Wedding Party Dance can be an enjoyable and memorable moment for you and your guests and there are many different approaches you can take with this dance to make it fit your situation and your preferences.


The traditional presentation of the Wedding Party Dance occurs after the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son Dances. It involves the Bride and Groom along with the Groomsmen paired off with the Bridesmaids. Depending on your situation, the parents of the Bride and Groom can be invited to join in this dance.

A fun twist to the traditional song is to have couples switch partners every 30 seconds of the song, while returning to your original dance partner at the final moments of the song. Just make sure to tell the photographer you plan to do this since he/she might want to take a initial set of photos before the switching begins.

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One alternative to the Wedding Party Dance is to have each person in the Wedding Party including the Bride and Groom (but not including the parents) pair off with their significant other or someone special for this dance. One creative suggestion is for the Bride to dance with the Groom’s Father and the Groom to dance with the Bride’s Mother.

A second alternative is called a “Snow Ball Dance” where the Wedding Party and Bride and Groom are invited to the dance floor but instead of pairing off, they’re asked to pick a guest to dance with for the Wedding Party Dance. This can be done as a surprise to the Wedding Party to create a fun impromptu moment for your Wedding Party and guests.

A third alternative would be to invite all of the married couples to join the Bride and Groom on the dance floor. This dance is quite special and can really pack a dance floor! It also serves as a great ice breaker for your guests to begin the dancing.

If you have any Wedding Party Dance suggestions you would like to share, please send your idea to [email protected].

About WeddingDJs.com

“Your Day. Your DJ.”

WeddingDJs.com is a family owned Internet directory service which helps Brides and Grooms connect with a DJ for their Wedding based on price, availability and style. Once connected, Brides and Grooms can enter their Wedding information for their DJ to use on their Wedding Day.

What sets us apart image

  • Brides and Grooms can
    • Connect with their DJ
    • Enter their Wedding Ceremony & Reception information online
    • Learn about and discuss fun Wedding ideas
    • Sharing their experience with other couples by rating their DJ
  • Wedding DJs can
    • Connect with Brides and Grooms
    • View their connected couples Wedding information
    • Assist couples in planning their music choices and preferences
    • Provide professional advice in our “Ask a Wedding DJ” blog

Why we do it

Based on discussions with Wedding DJs, they want to focus their Internet advertising campaign on sites that specifically match the services they offer. This is what WeddingDJs.com is all about. Our goal is to exclusively list Wedding DJs and make is simple for couples to connect and then once connected, couples can work directly with their DJ online right up to their Wedding!

How can we make your experience better?  Please contact us at [email protected].