Destination Weddings- U.S. DJs vs. Local DJs

Choosing your DJ is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding, as the DJ can really make or break your party. A lot of our brides who have destination weddings consider hiring a local DJ rather than flying one in from the states, but there are a few things other than just cost that you need to consider:

The Language Barrier – You need to make sure that your DJ speaks and understands English so that you can clearly convey your musical wants to him.

Announcements – The language barrier becomes particularly important if your DJ is also going to be the MC of your event. You want to make sure that all announcements made are clear and that all name pronunciation is correct.

Music Choices – Music tastes differ country to country, so you need to make sure that your DJ is familiar with all of your favorite songs. Just realize that you will need to spend extra time and energy to make sure that the DJ has or can get your music choices. Especially, if you are having an Indian wedding, the DJ may not know the versions you are looking for if it is Indian music. Also, they may not know what song to play when.

Different Wedding Traditions – Wedding traditions are distinct in different countries, so you need to be aware of that and make sure that you clearly communicate your vision for your wedding to your DJ