"Popular DJ Wedding Music
When you get booked to DJ a wedding, first thing you want to do is you want to speak with your client and figure out what type of music they're into. You don't want to treat two crowds the same or two audiences the same because what worked for one party might not necessarily work for the next party, right. So you definitely want to do a little bit of research, speak with your client and see what kind of music they're into, if it's Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae or open format. Maybe what they can also do is they can provide you with a track listing of songs that they want to hear and you can pretty much use that to give you an understand of where the party is actually, what direction the party is going to go and what you can actually get away with playing. You want to set aside music for cocktail hour when people are sitting down and just talking, mingling amongst themselves and you don't want to play anything too loud, too aggressive. That's just like, you know, throw away music that you don't really care about, just to set a nice mood so it's not silent. Then you want to play whatever the latest hits are along with whatever was on that sheet that they gave you or emailed to you. When I get booked to DJ a wedding, that's how I go about it. I'll speak with the client, organize my music, whatever, along with whatever they gave me, and I'll set aside music, put a lot of preparation before I get to the event. You don't want to just kind of like free-style it and just have people all over the place. You want to have some kind of order, so definitely organize your music. Become familiar with what you have in your music folders and your libraries and have music for downtime, like when people are eating, and then also have music to get everyone on the dance floor, to get everyone going. There are some common rules. You definitely want to not just assume that they're going to like what you have. Speaking to the client is very important so that's pretty much it. That's how you organize music for a wedding."