Do I Need Both an Emcee and a DJ for My Wedding?
You’re planning the perfect wedding, reception and all the details they entail. The time has come to make a decision regarding the music. Do you just need a DJ, or should you hire an emcee as well? Both perform different services and, like you and your fiancée, they work best together.
The DJ’s Role
A great wedding DJ uses music to create the mood you want and to keep the party going. Their job is to address the sound and entertainment needs of the reception, play requests and keep the dance floor active.
The Emcee’s Role
There are many moments during the reception that will need attention and direction. A wedding emcee manages these activities, making sure that everything goes smoothly, including but not limited to these moments:
- Keeping a rundown for the evening and ensuring activities happen on time
- Leading guests in any games the couple has planned
- Introducing the Wedding Party
- Introducing Key Toasts (Best Man, Maid of Honor)
- Notification of the Cake Cutting
- Notification of the First Dance
- Notification of the Father/Bride and Mother/Groom Dance
- Notification of the Departure of the Bride and Groom
A wedding emcee engages the crowd, keeps everyone informed of what is happening next, and works with the DJ to keep the atmosphere elevated.
Do You Need Both?
That depends on your needs and expectations. Party DJs are rarely a good choice for a reception, because they aren’t experienced with managing emcee tasks. Skilled wedding DJs can often handle both functions, but performing the emcee duties distracts from their other responsibilities. An emcee alone is never a good option unless you have a karaoke-themed reception. A DJ and emcee is a great combination that takes all of the worry off your shoulders.
Contact Us Today for Your Event Sound Services or Wedding Planning Needs
The Day Entertainment understands the important roles of the DJ and the emcee and the positive contribution they make to your wedding reception. In addition to our event sound services, we have an experienced MC/DJ team that will keep your reception moving at an appropriate pace while keeping everyone happy and entertained. Contact us online today to schedule your event, and let us help you bring your wedding dreams to life!