• Why Spotify should never be your Wedding DJ

    03/05/2020 | News
  • The trials and tribulations of letting your guests pick the requests….

    Picture this: Your friends and family have come together on a sunshine-filled day in beautiful surroundings to watch as you marry the love of your life in a tasteful and classy ceremony on a gorgeous estate. 

    After a delightful three-course meal at the tables you painstakingly decorated the night before, it is time to let your hair down on the dance floor and celebrate the perfect wedding. 

    As you get into the groove of the playlist you spent hours curating on Spotify, the unthinkable happens. 

    Baby Shark begins to play.

    Your drunk mate has grabbed hold of your laptop and decided to mess with your mix (true story!).

    History repeating

    “Never have Spotify as your DJ ever,” says Award Winning Wedding DJ Nick Chatten. 

    “Remember having a 21st or an 18th when someone hired a video jukebox?

    “Someone always managed to find the magic black button which skipped to the next song and it just ruined the rest of the night, because everyone hated it.

    “When you have a DJ you are almost hiring a bodyguard for your music, if you are allowing your guests to make requests he can filter them through if they aren’t good requests. 

    “What you are doing is safeguarding the music selection.” 

    Make your own rules

    With any professional Wedding DJ, you set the rules. 

    “If you don’t like Miley Cyrus or Justin Beiber, you can tell the Wedding DJ and they can make sure those requests arent played,” Nick says. 

    “I often get a Spotify playlist from my couples to use as inspiration, so by all means put together a Spotify playlist and hand it to your Wedding DJ. 

    “He will make sure he uses it to help craft the perfect playlist for the night.”

    Avoid technical difficulties

    After all, it is your big day – you have much better things to do than to stress out about the speakers not being loud enough, your smartphone not connecting to the sound system due to a poor Wi-Fi signal or your guests ruining your shuffled playlist so No Scrubs gets more plays than it should. 

    With a music library of over 80,000 songs and only high-quality gear, a professional Wedding DJ will ensure incredible sound quality and amazing atmosphere without a hitch.

    For extra effect, ask the your Wedding DJ about their additional lighting options too. 

    (from an original article posted by Majestic Wedding DJs, Perth Australia)