“Be Our Guest and Our DJ”
MR DJ Wedding Planning Tip: We enjoy taking wedding requests from your guests while performing at weddings. If you would like to know what it’s like to be a wedding DJ, then send out a song request form with every invitation. You will quickly see what it is like to appeal to a diverse taste in music genres, age ranges, experiences and backgrounds as you filter through 50-100 songs.
Taking requests in the moment and asking your guests for requests in advance are two different scenarios. An invitation to request a song in advance along with an R.S.V.P. can be a good idea for a bride and groom who may not be good at selecting songs. It is also a great way for your DJ to prepare for event. However, there is a dark side to this concept…taking requests in advance will give your guests the expectation that their song will be played (similar to choosing their dinner entrée). Unfortunately, there may not be enough time to play all of the requests and/or their song may not be in alignment with your musical tastes. For example, what if the Y.M.C.A. is on your ‘Do Not Play’ list and not 1 or 2, but 3 of your guests R.S.V.P. with that request; then what do you do? Do you send a reply in advance to tell them their song is not allowed?
My advice to you, if you are going to take requests in advance be OK with the songs your guests submit. If you have a specific feeling you are trying to create, then having your guests DJ your wedding may not be the right choice for you.
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