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DIY Wedding DJ – Do or Don’t?

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The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Wedding has become a very hot topic for brides, grooms, and bloggers alike over the past few years.  Many couples have chosen the DIY route for many aspects of their wedding celebration:  everything from making their own cake, having a family member make decorations and invitations, and even down to hand-made party favors.  Some couples do it to save money, while others may want to incorporate the intimate appeal of having friends and family contribute to the planning process.  Whatever the case may be, there are many great things that can come from doing some things yourself for your Wedding.  But not everything, and we’ll tell you why.

One of the questions that we have been asked by brides and grooms recently is what our take is on the “DIY Wedding DJ.”

First of all, Don’t!  

When it comes to your Wedding Entertainment, this is absolutely the first thing we will recommend not doing yourself!  Of course, developing the playlist will require your input, whether you choose to hire a DJ or not.  However, choosing the right order to play each song is a very important skill that many people may not possess naturally.  That is why it is important to have someone who is experienced and professional to handle your music requests accordingly.

Another issue that is very common at DIY weddings is microphone feedback and poor sound quality.  There are several factors that can influence just how well microphone and sound equipment performs.  One common mistake that is made by DIY-ers is not taking into account the fact that you will have to make adjustments to volume levels quite regularly for several reasons.  Therefore, there may be many awkward times that you find yourself going back and forth to adjust the volume, or some other sound variable such as the gain or frequency level.

Finally, if not first-mostly, consider the costs involved.  Many DIY-DJ systems are affordable, though are usually not available as an all-in-one package.  Therefore, you will have to invest in multiple pieces of equipment, which can actually add up to more than you expect.

Did you know that the average cost for a basic Wedding DJ setup is between $1500 – $5000?

This is only a rough estimate, considering that there are DJ’s who invest much more into their system.  This is something that you should definitely consider as a cost-savings opportunity.  Why go through all of the expense of buying equipment that you may only use once or twice, if at all, after that?  Trust us, you will be glad that you made the investment in choosing a Live DJ for your Wedding.  Your guests will definitely notice the difference!

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