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Working with a Wedding DJ in Canberra

One of the most important components of a Wedding is the music. If you want everyone to have a good time at your Wedding, it is essential that that the right music is played to get them in the mood. If you want to ensure that you and your guests will have the best experience possible at your wedding, here are a few things to consider.

1 – Have a chat to your DJ

Similarly with other service providers such as photographers, decorators, caterer, and wedding planners, it’s important to establish a good communication with your DJ. Prior to the Wedding, it is a good idea to schedule a meeting to chat about how you would like it to go. Ensure to discuss all the details of the wedding with the DJ as well as your music requirements to ensure that everything will run smoothly.

2 – Provide a Runsheet

There are many occasions within a Wedding that specific songs or music will need to be played, such as the bride and groom entrances, cake cutting and first dance. To ensure that the DJ is organised and ready to play your music for each occasion, it is a good idea to provide them with a Runsheet with the timings of the events that will be taking place for the Wedding.

3 – Provide a floor plan

To take the guesswork out and prevent and chance of the audio and lighting being set up in the wrong spot, it is a good idea to provide the DJ with a floor plan. The floor plan should contain a high-level layout of the room or space the wedding is held in. It should also contain the locations of where the DJ should be setup along with their equipment.

4 – Share your playlists and music requests

Let the DJ know what kind of music you like by sending a playlist of songs that you want played on the dancefloor. Let the DJ know whether the playlist of songs is a must have or if it’s just a general guide. It’s generally not a good idea to force the DJ to play a specific set of songs. This is because, the selected songs may not be the enjoyable for all your guests. The DJ is trained to be able to play songs that will cater to all your guests at your Wedding.

There are also specific occasions within the Wedding where a specific song will need to be played. Ensure that the DJ receives these songs at least 1 week prior to the Wedding to ensure there is enough time to prepare.


There’s nothing like having a packed dancefloor at a Wedding which to cap off an amazing event. All it takes is a little preorganisation and communication with the DJ to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you follow these tips, you should have a memorable Wedding that your guests will love.


If you’re looking for the best wedding DJ in Canberra, then look no further. Vintage Events provides premium DJ services within Canberra and surrounding regions with a great track record with Weddings. Ensure that you have the best Wedding possible and enquire for more details.

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