4 Great Reasons to Hire a Professional DJ

It can be challenging to decide which services you want for your wedding. Weddings are no simple matter as it involves various expenses, from budgeting, reserving a venue, creating a guest list, and choosing whether to hire a professional DJ or a band. 

In some cases, you may end up cutting back on expenses, such as hiring an amateur DJ (or creating a Spotify list to DIY it) to handle the wedding. However, this decision can be a disastrous mistake that could ruin your first day as a married couple!

Why You Should Always Hire a Professional DJ

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Why hire a professional dj

A professional DJ’s impact on your wedding is subtle yet important. Hiring one will prevent you from experiencing several wedding day issues that an amateur is prone to commit. Actually, hiring a professional service is always a great choice for something that you cannot DIY! In this article, we will share four reasons to hire a professional DJ and why this should be your first option for your wedding.

1. Professional DJs are Invested in Providing the Best Possible Service

The risk in hiring amateur DJs is that they’re not invested in the event itself. Because of this, you will need to think twice about hiring a free (a friend or family) or cheap DJ service, as it can impact the quality of work that they deliver to you.

Professionalism indeed comes at a cost, but it doesn’t mean that you should always pay a high price to get a quality service. You should hire a professional DJ/DJ company that offers rates within your budget, together with an impressive portfolio so that you know you’re investing in the right professional DJ. Read our wedding/event DJ cost article for more info about prices and hiring the right DJ.

2. Professional DJs Work With the Planner/Coordinator

Weddings are special events that require a DJ to have a sense of formality and seriousness while making sure that they can add fun to the venue’s ambiance. An amateur DJ who isn’t familiar with formal events can make mistakes that an expert would never commit. 

Professional DJs know how to choose music to fit the mood according to what’s happening during the wedding. The DJ will make sure that the wedding timeline is followed seamlessly. In the event that the wedding planner/coordinator is unavailable for some reason, a professional DJ can easily continue to coordinate things right where the coordinator left off.

3. DJs Will Communicate With Other Professionals

Both the DJ and emcee (if they are separate people) of your wedding should know how to coordinate with each other, and the coordinator, in planning the wedding’s flow. It would be unfair to your DJ if you hired an amateur emcee who can’t keep up with your DJ’s requests. In the same way, it would be a mismatch to hire a professional MC who can’t communicate properly with your emcee.

When it comes to planning your wedding, you deserve only the best. This is why you shouldn’t spend on an expensive host while paying for a cheap DJ. Having a healthy working environment for the two is essential in making sure that your event goes smoothly.

4. Pro DJs Know How to Read the Moods of Your Guests

Your DJ must be capable of handling the different moods and events that happen during your wedding day. It takes training and experience to know when it’s time to shift the music to a more appropriate song. A professional DJ can seamlessly transition from an upbeat track to a slow song or different genre, without any issue of having dead air or awkward transitions that can ruin the wedding’s mood.

If you choose a particular song list, any DJ can follow it, of course. The challenge is will your amateur DJ know what else to play besides what’s on your playlist? If your playlist isn’t working, a professional DJ can easily transition to songs that will work perfectly for you and your guests. This, alone, is one of the main reasons you should hire a professional DJ.  


It’s completely fine to have to cut down on your wedding expenses. Sticking to your budget is important. You’ll just need to be smart about how you allocate your budget. Focus on what’s most important to you and your guests. 

At the same time, it is best to make sure that the quality of the services you pay for aren’t put at risk for a bad experience, due to your budgeting needs. If you need to hire a pro DJ for a wedding in Texas, we have a talented pool of professionals ready to give your wedding the quality service that you deserve. Get in touch with us today, and let’s discuss your wedding day vision! 

For more info on hiring a DJ or band, check out our DJ versus band article.

Jason Alexander Rubio

Jason has a Master's of Education (MEd), and a Master's of Public Affairs (MPAff). and has been in the DJ field for over 2 decades as a DJ, nightclub owner, radio show DJ/host, bar/club DJ, concert & festival organizer/promoter, and is the co-founder and owner of Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths, Radio DJ Drops, Rent Letters Now, and Quince Expos. Jason is also a certified wedding/event planner and has written articles/been featured in The NY Times, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Bustle, Disc Jockey News, DJ Times, DJNTV, The DJ Insider, Mobile Beat, My Wedding Songs, Fox Business News, NBC, ABC, Telemundo, and Wedding Planner Magazine.Jason also published his book "Succeeding in the Wedding Business," in January of 2023. He currently writes all of the wedding/event planning tips and blogs to help everyone plan their event, successfully!