WEDDING DJ WORKSHEET AND CHECKLIST

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When you think back to the wedding receptions you attended, and think about the dancing and the DJs, a few thoughts should come to mind. Remember the obnoxious DJ who singled out (and embarrassed) the guests who weren’t dancing. Remember the fun DJ who had hats ready for guests to wear when “YMCA” was playing. Remember the fun dance songs and the weird ones. These thoughts should help you understand the importance of being specific about the music and the type of atmosphere you want the DJ to create at your celebration. 
 

We came up with a worksheet and checklist to give to help with the planning. We think the result is super useful, and we’d love to share our free Wedding DJ Worksheet and Checklist with you. 

Alan Waltz DJ Worksheet and Checklist

 
As you go through this worksheet and customize it, here are a few major points to remember:
 
  • The most important thing you can convey to your DJ is the tone you want for your reception. Do you want him to be quiet or loud? Subtle or obnoxious? By checking which of the DJ behaviors you like or dislike in the worksheet, your DJ will get a feel for the tone you’re after.
  • Don’t nitpick. Assuming you picked an experienced and reputable service, your DJ has been through this many times and knows what he or she is doing. You don’t have to list every single song you want played. Just give some firm, general guidelines to follow and let him fill in the rest.
  • Be sure to list the songs you really love or really hate. For instance, I wanted to make sure my Mom’s favorite song got played during the reception (“Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger) but I also wanted to make sure “The Chicken Dance” didn’t get played. Put them on the list and your DJ will know.
  • Make it clear exactly how you want the DJ to announce you to your guests when you enter the reception. There’s nothing worse than having your first introduction as husband and wife be worded in a way you don’t like (“Mr. and Mrs. John Doe” versus “John and Jane Doe”, etc).

By Alan Waltz

Born in Detroit Michigan, Alan has had a love of music from an early age. From playing in his High School Marching band, to playing in front of large audiences at Walt Disney World, Alan feels fortunate to be able to turn his passion into his business. Recently he has been staying busy writing and producing music for TV and Film. Now that in-person events are returning he’s looking forward to helping people realize their vision by providing high quality DJ’s, lighting and photo booths for all occasions.   

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