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  • Writer's pictureDan Obermann

Should My Wedding DJ Play Requests?


Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. You have been planning for months, if not longer, and everything has to be perfect. One of the most important decisions you will make is choosing your wedding entertainment. Do you want a live band? A string quartet? Or a DJ?


If you have decided on a DJ, there are still many important choices to make. One question you may be asking yourself is whether or not you should allow your DJ to take requests from your guests. In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of taking requests so that you can make the best decision for your big day!




The Pros of Taking Requests

There are a few reasons why taking requests can be a good idea. First, it allows your guests to feel like they are involved in the music selection for the evening. Second, if you have a wide range of ages among your guests, taking requests ensures that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Finally, taking requests gives your DJ some flexibility in case there are any songs that come up during the evening that would be better than what is on the original playlist.



The Cons of Taking Requests

However, there are also some potential downsides to taking requests. The first is that it can cut into precious dancing time if your DJ spends too much time talking to guests and trying to find the right songs. Additionally, if you have already spent time creating a playlist that reflects your taste and style, you may not want input from others (no matter how well-intentioned) which could potentially disrupt the flow of the evening.



At the end of the day, whether or not to take requests from your guests is a personal decision. If you are torn, a good compromise might be to take requests during cocktail hour or during dinner when people are not dancing. That way, everyone can feel like they played a part in choosing the music for your big day without disrupting your carefully planned playlist!


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