How to Hire the Perfect DJ for Your Wedding

The Bride and Groom During a Choreographed Sequence with the Wedding Guests

Your wedding day is all about celebrating your love with family and friends. And what better way to get the party started than with a phenomenal DJ? The right DJ can transform your reception into an unforgettable night of fun, laughter, and dancing. But with so many DJs out there, how do you find the perfect one for your special day?

Well, you can take the tried-and-tested route of Dina’s DJ services in Ohio. She has been providing them since 2008 and has since streamlined the process by releasing a playlist app where you can call the shots on the music for your event.

Here are all the motions you’re likely to undergo before finding our female DJ for your wedding in Ohio.

Know What You Want

Before you start your DJ search, take some time to think about the kind of atmosphere you want to create at your wedding reception.

Do you envision a high-energy dance floor packed with guests all night long? Or are you picturing a more relaxed and intimate gathering with a mix of dancing and conversation?

Once you have a general idea of the vibe you’re going for, you can narrow down your DJ search.

Here are some questions to consider:

  • What genres of music do you and your fiancé(e) love? This doesn’t have to be your entire playlist, but it’s a good starting point.
  • What kind of music do you think your guests will enjoy? Consider the age range of your guests and their musical tastes.
  • Do you want a DJ who will take requests from guests?
  • Do you want the DJ to MC your reception and make announcements?
  • How important is it for the DJ to have experience with weddings? An experienced wedding DJ will know how to keep the dance floor packed and the energy high throughout the night.

Finding Potential DJs


Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to start looking for a DJ you believe will fit the bill we just listed.

Here are a few tips:

  • Ask friends and family for recommendations: People who have recently been married may be able to recommend a DJ they love.
  • Get recommendations from your wedding venue: Many wedding venues have preferred vendors that they work with on a regular basis.
  • Search online: There are a number of websites that allow you to search for female DJs in your area. You can also read reviews of DJs from other couples.
  • Attend a wedding: This is a great way to meet DJs in person and see them in action.

Interviewing DJs for Your Wedding

Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential DJs, it’s time to start scheduling consultations.

Here are some questions to ask each DJ:

  • How many weddings have you DJed?
  • How do you keep the dance floor packed?
  • Do you have a sample playlist? (To discern their taste and style.)
  • What is your pricing?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Making Your Decision

After you’ve interviewed a few DJs, it’s time to make your decision.

Consider the following factors:

  • Experience: An experienced wedding DJ will know how to handle the flow of the evening and keep the guests entertained.
  • Style: Choose a DJ whose style aligns with your vision for your wedding reception.
  • Personality: It’s important to choose a DJ who you feel comfortable with and who you can trust to create a fun and memorable experience for you and your guests.
  • Price: Get quotes from several DJs before you make a decision. Be sure to factor in the cost of overtime if you think you might need it.

Working with Your DJ

Two Phone Screens Featuring a Wedding Playlist to Streamline DJ Services


Once you’ve booked your DJ, it’s important to start working with them to create a playlist for your wedding reception.

Here are some tips:

  • Give your DJ a list of your favorite songs.
  • Create a “do not play” list.
  • Be open to suggestions from your DJ.
  • Meet with your DJ a few weeks before your wedding to finalize the playlist and discuss the timeline for the reception.

Of course, you don’t have to jump through all these hoops if you’ve hired Lime Lights Entertainment’s DJ services. You can compile your playlist by downloading our app, and we’ll play your songs in your preferred order.

Beyond the Basics: Pro Tips for an Epic Dance Floor

While the core steps above will lead you to a solid DJ for your wedding, there are ways to upgrade your reception and truly get the party started.

Here are some pro tips to consider:

Unique Entertainment Options:

  • MC + DJ Combo: Consider a dynamic duo of an MC who seamlessly handles introductions and announcements while the DJ focuses on keeping the music flowing.
  • Live Music Integration: Surprise guests by incorporating a live musician (saxophone, percussionist) alongside the DJ for a dynamic and energetic performance during a critical point in the reception.
  • Photo Booth Fun: Many DJs offer interactive photo booth rental packages that can be a great way to capture fun memories and keep guests entertained throughout the night.

Engaging Your Guests:

  • Learn a Custom Dance: Surprise your guests with a choreographed dance routine for a particular song, like the first dance or a parent dance. Your DJ can help you learn the steps and even lead the crowd participation.
  • Themed Dance Breaks: Take guests on a musical journey with themed dance breaks throughout the night. This could be anything from a 90s throwback to a lively traditional dance session.

Setting the Stage:


  • Uplighting and Ambiance: Work with your DJ to incorporate uplighting or other wedding lighting that can transform the reception space and create a more nightclub-like atmosphere during dance sets.
  • Special Effects: Fog machines and mesmerizing pyrotechnics during certain moments can add a touch of excitement and visual interest to the dance floor.
  • Interactive Dance Floor Elements: Consider renting an LED dance floor that reacts to movement or gives that impression anyway.

Parting Words: Communication is Key!

The more information you share with your DJ about your vision, musical preferences, and guest demographics, the more they can tailor their performance to create an unforgettable experience. Don’t be afraid to get creative and discuss unique ideas to make your wedding reception truly one-of-a-kind.

By following these tips, you can turn your wedding reception into an epic dance party that celebrates your love story in the most vibrant and joyous way possible. If you prioritize experience, hire Lime Lights Entertainment’s DJ services, which are interactive, intuitive, and have been honed and perfected over the past 15 years.

Reach out to book our services in Cleveland.