Response: There are a couple of issues involved in situations like yours. One is, does the friend want to work at the wedding or would he prefer to be a guest? The other issue involves experience. It is nice to want to help someone out, but if the friend lacks experience, it can be disasterous on your wedding day. The DJ both plays music appropriate music not raunchy and acts as the MC. If the friend does not own a large CD collection or is not comfortable making announcements, then a more seasoned professional may be a better choice. The other issue is whether your friend has experience working in a club or on a radio station. In both cases, the person may not be 'in tune' with the overall tempo of a wedding. You do not want a DJ who will make inappropriate remarks or who will feel that they need to be the life of the party and need to feel every free moment with chatter. Your DJ can quickly turn a classy reception into a raunchy party by the way that he/she behaves and the music that they play. I had a groom late 40s no less actually perform a strip tease he kept his pants on at the provocation of the DJ. Needless to say, I would never recommend that DJ to anyone.
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