Hey everyone! I’m starting to look into DJs and the first person I spoke to really sold me on the idea of having two DJs. He rationalized it by explaining that they can switch on and off for bathroom breaks, food breaks, etc. He also said it gives one the priority of MC duties while the other mostly handles the music. I’m wondering if I should be looking into two DJs and paying more for it, or if people have been fine with just one DJ doing MC duties as well
Thanks everyone for your input! I had a feeling the first guy was trying to talk me into paying more. He’s a fast talker who kind of negotiated with himself to make it seem like you’re getting an incredible price while sneaking in extras that weren’t asked for haha it was overwhelming. I walked away from the phone call thinking two DJs was a necessity, so thanks everyone for talking me out of that and saving me a ton of money!
That sounds like some good marketing on their end lol I have never noticed when the DJ goes to the bathroom probably because he can put a song on and not have to do anything... same with eating... I would say no to 2!
We had two but it wasn’t any extra for us. The company we went through just had those two typically work together so it was no price difference than it would have been for one. And I’m so happy we had two! It just reassured me because one of them was able to talk with us and see when we were ready to have certain things start like garter and bouquet toss. It just reassured me that things were running smoothly since we were able to communicate more during the night. The nights does go by fast and I truly had no idea what time it was during any point during the night so I’m happy they were keeping everything running smoothly!
I definitely don't think that is at all necessary. I had one that did the ceremony room and the reception room. Everything turned just fine. When he goes to the bathroom or eats, he can easily queue up songs that play while he's absent. So saying that you need two for that reason, is not rationalizing anything, it's tying to get you to spend more money.
Not necessary at all to have 2 DJs. If the person that highly suggested it was the vendor, then it's most likely they pushed it so you'd spend more money. I agree with the PPs. Most DJs will have music already queued up for when they take breaks.
Some companies provide 2 DJs at no extra cost. If that's the case, then go for it! But if you would be spending extra on a second one....then skip it. It isn't worth the extra money spent.
One DJ is certainly enough. If they are a skilled and experienced wedding DJ, then they already know how to arrange their music in order to allow for eating and using the restroom. Additionally, a wedding only requires a certain amount of actual MC’ing since it’s not like being at a club. So having 2 DJs is unnecessary.