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  • Writer's pictureDan Obermann

The wedding DJ conundrum: how long should they play for?

You're at a wedding, the dance floor is packed, and everyone is having a great time. The question is, how long should the DJ keep the music going? If they play too long, people might start to get tired and leave early. But if they finish too early, people might not be ready to go home yet. So, what's the perfect sweet spot?

It turns out that there is no easy answer to this question. It all depends on the type of crowd you have, the vibe of the night, and even the time of year. That said, there are a few general guidelines you can follow to ensure your DJ keeps everyone happy.

If you have a mixed crowd of young and old guests, it's important to find a balance between classic hits and modern chart-toppers. A good rule of thumb is to play one older song for every three or four newer songs. This way, everyone will have something to enjoy.

Another thing to consider is the vibe of the night. If it's a laid-back affair, then you probably won't need non-stop dancing. In this case, it's perfectly acceptable to have your DJ take a few breaks throughout the evening so people can mingle and catch up with each other. On the other hand, if it's an all-out party, then you'll want to keep the tunes flowing from beginning to end.

Finally, consider the time of year. If you're having a summer wedding, then people might be more inclined to stay out late and party into the night. But if it's a winter wedding, then they might be ready to head home sooner than you think. Keep this in mind when making your final decision.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question; it all depends on your specific situation. However, by following these general guidelines, you can ensure your DJ keeps everyone happy throughout the night.

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