Some DJs don’t like being a Wedding DJ
A wedding is the most challenging type of event to DJ properly, because you need to know a LOT of music, especially in Los Angeles. Southern California is home to thousands of destination weddings every year, and people from all over the world with different cultures and backgrounds come here to celebrate their wedding. Of course, some DJs will stick to the overplayed lists of “Most Requested Wedding Songs”–and this is why you may have been to several weddings and heard the same ones again and again.
But all weddings aren’t the same. They have people of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities coming from all parts of the world. For some people, music isn’t that important, but if it IS for you, it’s important that you realize your wedding is unique from all others, and unless you choose a wedding DJ that treats it that way, it will be generic and forgettable.
I Love Being a Wedding DJ
If I had to play all the same tracks every week, I’d probably go out of my mind. Sure, there are songs that have stood the test of time, and they seem to be universally liked by literally everyone. The key to a great playlist is balance, and knowing when it’s time to pivot. This is the main reason I don’t plan my sets in advance; it’s impossible to predict when these moments will happen.
And I love recognizing these moments; they’re little puzzles that I need to solve by reading the room and choosing to play the appropriate songs in the right order to create a unique, memorable, and incredibly fun experience.
I started as a Wedding DJ over 15 years ago while living in Philadelphia and working as a radio DJ and MTV VJ. As a result, my experience in live radio and TV has deeply influenced how I approach events. Anybody can hook up their Spotify playlist to a pair of speakers and hit “Play,” but is that going to cut it for an event this important?
Therefore, I believe the best events happen seamlessly, with one chapter of the evening effortlessly flowing into the next. The ways in which your guests enjoy your wedding evolves over the evening, and for this reason, it takes a Wedding DJ with unique experience and intuition to be able to “read the room.” In other words, you want someone who will create a perfectly balanced soundtrack, all the way from quiet cocktails to a raging finale.
Always Meet Your Wedding DJ
When choosing your wedding DJ, it’s incredibly important to find someone you trust. It’s one of the reasons I require a face-to-face meeting (in-person or via video call) before I send a contract. You need to make sure you and your DJ are on the same page and you have complete faith in their ability to fulfill your expectations.
Choosing your wedding DJ is the most important decision you will make when planning your event. No other vendor has complete control over how your guests are feeling throughout the night. You’re spending a lot of time and money to plan your wedding. Make your investment count with a DJ who will deliver the experience you expect and deserve.
“I don’t even know where to begin with Krieger. His talent is out of this world.”
— Mike & Kenna
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I don’t even know where to begin with Krieger. His talent is out of this world! I am a music lover and he killed it at our wedding! Rather than just meeting over the phone, Krieger invited us to see him at work when he was DJing in downtown; we made a trip down and instantly caught his vibe. He was professional, nice, super chill, and we could tell that this was a match! He asked all the right questions to make sure our wedding was going to be the best night of our lives.
He played all the right tunes at all the right times. Everyone kept saying they had never seen so many people on the dance floor the whole night. His set was OUTSTANDING! So many guests came up to us and said that our DJ was awesome… We could not have agreed more; Krieger made our wedding. We barely left the dance floor, and I would not have it any other way.
We would recommend him over and over again. Thank you DJ Krieger for being an all around rad human being and for being the BEST DJ!!!
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