Atlanta Wedding DJ – What Your Wedding DJ Wants You To Know – DJ Cuttlefish

So, you booked your wedding DJ, and now you’re wondering “what’s next?”

These event professionals can seem intimidating at first, since they’ve worked SO MANY weddings. You may be wondering “what are they expecting from me? What is the most important information that I need to share with them? What are they thinking when we discuss our plans for reception?” These are some great questions, and we can help you out!

So, what does your wedding DJ want you to know?

  1. We Want You To Be Happy – First and foremost, this is YOUR day and there is no wrong way to schedule the evening, select music or do announcements for your wedding! Every single wedding is unique, and we just want to make sure that you and your guests have a great time.
  2. Send Us That Song – So you already talked to your DJ and chose music, but you just found a great song! What do you do? Please, send it to us! It’s okay for you to message us multiple times, or to change your mind about what you song you want for the first dance. You even have an online portal with a questionnaire to do it with us!
  3.  AND Send Us What “NOT” To Play – We would rather find out before your event that a particular song is a no-go. Maybe it’s an artist whose voice you can’t stand, an overplayed crowd pleaser, a line dance you think is just too cheesy, or a song you simply don’t like. Part of playing a great mix of music is also knowing what not to play!
  4. We Do More Than Just The Music – Guess who will be announcing dinner? And cake cutting? Placing all the uplights, programming and wiring all the dance floor lighting? Yep, that’s us! We will also be coordinating with your planner every moment of the night to stay on track. So if there are any important moments happening, changes in timing or updates to your schedule, let us know!
  5. We Are ALWAYS Available! – Don’t be afraid to reach out to us! When you book with DJ Cuttlefish We want to help you have an incredible wedding, so don’t hesitate if anything comes up. You can also give our number to your fiancee and wedding planner’s phone, so they know who to contact for planning and updates.
  6. What Your Guests Want Is Important, Too – Some guests will only feel comfortable dancing to THEIR music, so we need to know who is attending! An example could be older guests who are only comfortable doing line dances (YMCA, electric slide, etc) or guests who want to hear their culture represented (are your in-laws Latino? Greek? Indian?) so please take a moment to tell us who is coming, and what music they would like to hear, so that we are prepared for their music tastes!
  7. We Will Only Take Requests If You Want Us To – Worried that your uncle and his buddies (or the groomsmen) might request some random or unsuitable songs? It’s okay to decide to have a reception that’s free from all guest requests, or only songs requested by you, ahead of time. You can also ask us to only play the “clean” versions of any songs requested, no problem!
  8. Tips Are Appreciated! – If you think your DJ did a great job, please take a moment to leave them a five star review, thank them or even give them a tip! It doesn’t have to be a large amount, and if you’d rather not handle money on your wedding night, it can also be a small thing (like maybe one of the candles or chocolates that were laid out for your guests). We guarantee this will make their night!

Click here to read Part II of “What Your Wedding DJ Wants You To Know”!

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Atlanta Wedding DJ – What To Look For in A Wedding DJ – DJ Cuttlefish

Congratulations, you’re getting married!

So now you’ve started planning your wedding reception. And you may find yourself wondering:

What should you be looking for in a DJ?

A wedding DJ is an integral part of keeping the evening running smoothly. Most DJ’s not only cue and mix the music, fill the dance floor and set the mood – they also make all of the announcements, MC the reception, make the introductions, and provide the party lighting for the dance floor, and sooo much more.

With so much responsibility, you want to make sure you choose the right DJ!

Here are 5 things you should look for:

  1. A Professional Website with Great Reviews – Many times, hiring out a friend or letting a family member run the music can be a total catastrophe. You don’t want an amateur behind the mic who has no idea what they’re doing! Make sure your DJ has positive reviews with other brides, which means you know they will do a great job and keep the dance floor full. DJ Cuttlefish is a leader in Atlanta with tons of stellar reviews. Click here to read our reviews.
  2. They Primarily Work Weddings – You want to book a DJ who already knows the ins and outs of a wedding schedule: ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, grand entrances and first dances. Weddings are very different from “clubs” or corporate parties, and you want to make sure the DJ that you book already has plenty of experience in the wedding industry. Our DJs have performed at hundreds (if not thousands by now!) of weddings. Click here to view our wedding category on the blog!
  3. Referrals from Wedding Planners – Has this DJ worked with your wedding planner, or venue coordinator before? Have they heard of them? Are they well known in your city by the wedding vendors? WE ARE! If you’re on the right path, you can rest assured from these referrals that they will do a great job. All of our DJs are recognized professionals in the industry. Click here to see all of our DJ’s profiles and reviews!
  4. You Love Their DJ Mixes – Look for samples of the DJ’s work, which usually can be found online. Do you like their mixes? Their song choices? What about the genres and transitions? Taking a listen before you book a DJ is a great idea, so you know if they’ll be a good fit for you. Click here to check out our DJ’s mixes!
  5. They Have The Necessary Equipment – Make sure that the DJ you book can provide the right kind of equipment for your special day! Is your ceremony in a field with no electricity? Better make sure they have a battery pack or sufficient extension cords, and wireless microphones! Or is your reception on top of a mountain, with limited wifi and cell service? Then your DJ will need to have a backup library of offline music they can access without wifi or data. There are so many technicalities behind the music that most don’t even think about! We do! Click here to check out all of the equipment included in your wedding package when you book DJ Cuttlefish!

Having a great DJ can make all the difference on such a special day! The right DJ will know exactly how to keep your wedding running smoothly, and keep your guests entertained all night.

Once you’ve found the right one, don’t be afraid to reach out and let them know exactly what music you do (and DO NOT) want to hear, to make your wedding night the best it can possibly be!

Click here to reach out to our sales team to learn more about each of our amazing Atlanta wedding DJs with DJ Cuttlefish.

 

 

22 Songs For A Classy Cocktail Hour – Wedding Playlist – DJ Cuttlefish

When choosing songs for the evening of your wedding, don’t forget to think about Cocktail Hour!

Most brides overlook this part of the night, since they’re usually out taking pictures with the photographer, but all of your friends and family will be mingling – some even meeting for the first time! It’s a special part of the night and it’s important to set the right mood before your grand entrance to reception starts.

As professional DJs (Atlanta’s DJ Cuttlefish) who have worked countless weddings, here are 22 of our favorite go-to songs to play for a classy cocktail hour. Feel free to save this playlist, snag your favorites or add it to your own wedding playlist.

Enjoy classic artists like Michael Buble, Leon Bridges, Etta James, Alicia Keys, and more.

Open in Spotify: 22 Songs For A Classy Cocktail Hour